It's Friday! Posters of movies releasing today are already up in cinemas. Glimpses of Osar-winner The Hurt Locker and rom-com Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai catch the eye. Aparna Sen's The Japanese Wife is also up for running along with Date Night, directed by Shawn Levy. Who will take home the cup when it comes to the box office, is just a matter of time.
The Hurt Locker
Genre: War/ Drama
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Cast: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Guy Pearce, Ralph Fiennes, David Morse, Evangeline Lilly
Synopsis: An intense portrayal of elite soldiers who have one of the most dangerous jobs in the world: disarming bombs in the heat of combat. When a new sergeant, James, takes over a highly trained bomb disposal team amidst violent conflict, he surprises his two subordinates, Sanborn and Eldridge, by recklessly plunging them into a deadly game of urban combat. James behaves as if he’s indifferent to death. As the men struggle to control their wild new leader, the city explodes into chaos, and James’ true character reveals itself in a way that will change each man forever.
Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai
Genre: Romantic comedy
Director: Milap Zaveri
Cast: Ritesh Deshmukh, Jacqueline Fernandez, Vishal Malhotra, Sonal Sehgal
Synopsis: Rajesh Parekh (Ritesh) is a simple boy looking for love. He nearly gives up till he meets Natasha (Sonal), the girl of his dreams. Desh (Ruslaan Mumtaz) is the youngest superstar in the country. Mothers want to adopt him and their daughters want to marry him. But when will he find the girl of his dreams? All of their worlds turn upside down when Tara (Jacqueline) an alien from Venus, lands on Earth in the search of true love.
The Japanese Wife
Director: Aparna Sen
Cast: Rahul Bose, Raima Sen, Chigasu Takaku, Moushmi Chatterjee, Rudranil Ghosh
Synopsis: This screen adaptation of Kunal Basu’s novel The Japanese Wife is an improbable love story involving three shy people. Snehamoy Chatterjee, an Arithmetic teacher in a school in the interiors of riverine West Bengal writes to a Japanese girl, Miyage. She writes back. Romance blossoms between the two, the pen-friends exchange vows over letters, then spend the next fifteen years as a married couple without ever setting eyes on each other, until the intimacy of words is tested finally by the intimacy of life. The unusual relationship of Snehamoy and Miyage comes under a cloud when a young widow, Sandhya is forced by circumstances to take refuge in Snehamoy’s home along with her eight-year-old son.
Genre: Action thriller
Director: Kookie V Gulati
Cast: Vivek Oberoi, Aruna Shields, Nandana Sen, Neeru Singh
Synopsis: One of the savviest thieves in the world commits the biggest heist of his life. He wakes up next the morning to realise he has a gunshot wound on his arm that he doesn’t remember anything about himself. In his quest to find answers he discovers his name is Prince, he used to work for a man named Sarang and his girlfriend’s name is Maya. He is being hunted by the secret service of India - I Grip, the CBI and the biggest white collared criminals in the world. He is the most wanted man in the country because only he knows the whereabouts of the heist, which contains a secret that is linked not only to his loss of memory but threatens the future of the human race. Now Prince can rely only on his razor sharp instincts to salvage himself.
Genre: Action/ Fantasy
Director: Scott Stewart
Cast: Paul Bettany, Lucas Black, Tyrese Gibson, Adrianne Palicki
Synopsis: An out-of-the-way diner becomes the unlikely battleground for the survival of the human race. When God loses faith in humankind, he sends his legion of angels to bring on the Apocalypse. Humanity’s only hope lies in a group of strangers trapped in a desert diner with the Archangel Michael (Bettany).
Genre: Romantic comedy
Director: Shawn Levy
Cast: Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Mark Wahlberg
Synopsis: Claire and Phil Foster are a suburban couple slogging through their daily lives and marriage. Even their “date nights” of dinner and a movie have become routine. To reignite the marital spark, they visit a trendy Manhattan bistro, where a case of mistaken identity hurtles them through the city at breakneck speeds, into non-stop adventure. Remembering what made them so special together, Phil and Claire take on a couple of corrupt cops, a top-level mobster – and a razed cabbie – as their date becomes a night they’ll never forget.
Genre: Action/ War
Director: Paul Greengrass
Cast: Matt Damon, Yigal Naor, Said Faraj Aymen Hamdouchi
Synopsis: During the US-led occupation of Baghdad in 2003, Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller (Damon) and his team of inspectors are dispatched to find weapons of mass destruction believed to be stockpiled in the Iraqi desert. While searching for deadly chemical agents, the men stumble upon an elaborate cover-up that inverts the purpose of their mission. Miller must hunt through covert and faulty intelligence hidden on foreign soil for answers that’ll either clear a rogue regime or escalate a war in an unstable region.