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HindustanTimes Fri,29 Aug 2014

A look at the movies releasing on Friday

Hindustan Times  New Delhi, February 06, 2014
First Published: 18:46 IST(6/2/2014) | Last Updated: 19:39 IST(6/2/2014)

Romantic comedy Hasee Toh Phasee, medical thriller Heartless, animation movie The Lego Movie, action drama Lone Survivor hit the screens his Friday.

Hasee Toh Phasee
Genre: Romantic comedy
Director: Vinil Mathew
Cast: Siddharth Malhotra, Parineeti Chopra, Adah Sharma
Synopsis: Spread over a decade, the film is about the relationship between quirky Meeta and mischievous Nikhil. Nikhil meets Meeta at her sister Deeksha’s wedding, but falls in love with Meeta’s sister, Karishma. But Karishma’s father, Devesh, does not approve of Nikhil as he finds him to be lackadaisical. So, Nikhil promises Karishma that he’ll prove himself to be worthy of her in the next seven days. Nikhil is re-introduced to Meeta by Karishma, and in an attempt to please Karishma, he keeps Meeta in the flat above his house, with his extended family. During the course of Meeta’s stay at Nikhil’s house, they fall for each other.

Heartless
Genre: Medical thriller
Director: Shekhar Suman
Cast: Adhyayan Suman, Arina Ayam, Om Puri, Deepti Naval, Shekhar Suman and
Madan Jain Synopsis: Taken inspiration from the Hollywood film, Awake, Heartless essentially focuses on the medical phenomenon called ‘Anesthesia Awareness’, a condition wherein a patient cannot move his body, but can hear and understand all that’s happening around him or her.

The Lego Movie
Genre: Animation
Cast: Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks
Director: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller
Synopsis: An ordinary Lego minifigure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary Master-Builder, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil Lego tyrant from gluing the universe together.

Lone Survivor
Genre: Action-drama
Director: Peter Berg
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch and Emile HirschSynopsis: Based on a book by the same name, the film is about Marcus Luttrell, a Navy Seal, and his team, who set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious al Qaeda leader Ahmad Shahd. However, they are forced to follow their rules of engagement or be imprisoned. Now, Marcus and his team have to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare.

Babloo Happy Hai
Genre: Romantic-comedyDirector: Nila Madhab Panda
Cast: Amol Parashar, Erica Fernandes, Preet Kamal, Reyhna Malhotra, Sahil Anand, Sumit Suri
Synopsis: The film essentially deals with the theme of love and how unreasonable it can get at times. The story is set in the fast-paced times we live in, and talks about the youth of today — how they are troubled by many questions and several choices, but the most basic of these conflicts still remains about love.

Saving Mr Banks
Genre: Romantic comedy
Director: John Lee HancockCast: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Annie Rose Buckley
Synopsis: When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favourite book, PL Travers’ Mary Poppins, he made them a promise — one that would take 20 years to be fulfilled. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against an uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Walt’s plans for the adaptation. For those two weeks in 1961, Walt pulls out all stops to impress Travers with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs. But she doesn’t budge. It’s only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the truth about Travers, and together they make one of the most endearing films in cinematic history.

Ya Rab
Genre: Action-drama
Director: Hasnain Hyderabadwala
Cast: Ajaz Khan, Akhilendra Mishra, Manzar Sehbai, Raju Kher, Kishori Sahane, Vikram Singh, Arjumman Mughal and Maulana Zaheer
Synopsis: The core idea behind Ya Rab is to show how Islam has wrongly been used as a tool to propagate terrorism. The film attempts to showcase Quran in the right light. The film focuses on various related issues dealing  with so called self-proclaimed Maulanas (Islamic preachers), some of who misinterpret The Quran and its real essence to breed terrorist activity. It also shows how such people manipulate the young and vulnerable youngsters in the name of Islam to run their terror shops.

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