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A look at the movies releasing on Friday

Hindustan Times  New Delhi, April 10, 2014
First Published: 17:36 IST(10/4/2014) | Last Updated: 11:01 IST(11/4/2014)

Chillar Party director is back to tell another children's tale Bhoothnath Returns.

Amitabh Bachchan, the aam bhooth will fight election against a corrupt politician this poll season.

Sci-fi fans needn't get disappointed, for Neil Burger's Divergent is also hitting the theatres on Friday.



For horror lovers, Oculus might be a good option. If animation is what makes you happy, go for Rio 2.

Bhoothnath Returns
Genre: Comedy
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Parth Bhalerao, Boman Irani
Director: Nitesh Tiwari
Synopsis: Bhoothnath Returns movie is a sequel to 2008’s Bhoothnath. The film takes Bhoothnath’s story forward. As he returns to ‘Bhoot World’ he is greeted with taunts and condemnation from other ghosts for bringing disrepute to the ghost-community because he got bullied by a kid on Earth. Post the humiliation, Bhoothnath decides to redeem himself and come back to scare kids. Bhoothnath’s search for kids brings him to Akhrot, a slum kid who is the only person who can see him. Together, they agree to help each other and their friendship sees them get involved in a cause that is bigger than they had ever imagined. And, to move ahead they will need to take on one of the country’s most powerful and corrupt politicians — Bhau.

Divergent
Genre: Sci-fi action
Director: Neil Burger
Cast: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet
Synopsis: In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she's Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it's too late.

Oculus
Genre: Horror
Director: Mike Flanagan
Cast: Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites, Katee Sackhoff
Synopsis: Ten years ago, tragedy struck the Russell family, leaving the lives of teenage siblings, Tim and Kaylie, forever changed when Tim was convicted of the brutal murder of their parents. Now in his 20s, Tim is newly released from protective custody and only wants to move on with his life; but Kaylie, still haunted by that fateful night, is convinced her parents' death was caused by something else altogether: a malevolent supernatural force unleashed through the Lasser Glass — an antique mirror in their childhood home. Determined to prove Tim's innocence, Kaylie tracks down the mirror, only to learn similar deaths have befallen previous owners over the past century. With the mysterious entity now back in their hands, Tim and Kaylie soon find their hold on reality shattered by terrifying hallucinations, and realise, too late, that their childhood nightmare is starting all over again.

Rio 2
Genre: Animation
Director: Carlos Saldanha
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Jemaine Clement, Bruno Mars, Jamie Foxx and Leslie Mann
Synopsis: Blu, Jewel and their three kids leave their domesticated life in the city of Rio de Janeiro for a journey to the Amazon rainforest, where their owners Linda and Tulio were doing an expedition that seemingly found a hidden tribe of Spix's Macaws. On their way there, Jewel's old nemesis — Nigel the cockatoo — decides to seek revenge on the macaws, enlisting poison dart frog Gabi and tamandua Charlie as his minions. Upon arriving in the Amazon, the family comes across Jewel's long-lost father, Eduardo, who is in hiding with his macaw tribe. As Blu has trouble fitting in, Nigel infiltrates the tribe, and illegal loggers kidnap Linda and Tulio on their way to reach the macaws' hideout.


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