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entertainment Updated: Apr 29, 2011 01:50 IST

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Wondering which film to watch this weekend? Well, the weekend has plenty in store for you. The mixed bag of films include Govinda's Naughty@ 40, Onir's I am and even Lara's Chalo Dilli among others.

I AM
Genre: Drama
Director: Onir
Cast: Sanjay Suri, Juhi Chawla, Nandita Das, Rahul Bose
Synopsis: The film has four protagonists whose lives are fragmented and are struggling to carve a healed life. Omar, Megha, Afia and Abhimanyu are grappling with the loneliness of extreme exclusion either in a social, moral, geographical or personal realm.Most of the stories are based on real life. They concern all of us. The story of Abhimanyu, is about the devastating aftershocks of sexual abuse.

Nandita Das plays Afia, a single woman who wants to have a baby by herself. Juhi Chawla plays Megha, a displaced Kashmiri Pandit and her story is inspired by Sanjay Suri who had to leave his home in Kashmir because of political disquiet. In another story, Rahul Bose, a gay man craving for love and dignity in the face of the subversion of something as fundamental as a sexual choice.

Thor
Genre: Action fantasy
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Anthony
Marvel Studios expands its movie universe with a new type of superhero titled Thor. The story spans from the present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the centre of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions re-ignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as a punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth. The film, a fantasy epic, takes the audience through a adventure ride.

Limitless
Genre: Thriller
Director: Neil Burger
Stars: Bradley Cooper, Anna Friel and Abbie Cornish
Synopsis: The story centres around a down-and-out writer who gets his hands on a top-secret pharmaceutical drug that can make one smarter. After taking the drug, he experiences sudden financial and social success but soon discovers that the drug has some seriously lethal and lasting side effects, including “trip-switching,” a phenomenon in which time moves with a stop-motion quality. Before long, mysterious antagonists are pursuing him.

Naughty @ 40
Genre: Comedy
Director: Jagmohan Mundhra
Stars: Govinda, Uvika Chaudhary , Anupam Kher
Synopsis: Touted as Govinda’s comeback vehicle, the film deals with the sensitive issue of late marriage and age difference issues. Govinda is playing the character of a 40-year-old virgin, settled in London. He is a successful businessman and is not worried about his single status. After he gets married, his life gets in to a complicated situation. The girl he gets married to is a naive young girl and does not understand the ways of married life and he, being a single virgin till the age of 40, does not know how to initiate things.

Shor In The City
Genre: Thriller
Director: Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK
Cast: Tusshar Kapoor, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Nikhil Dwivedi, Radhika Apte, Preeti Desai
Synopsis: Shor is a fast-paced, edgy take on the grey area between the right and wrong in the overcrowded city of Mumbai. Three stories mingle and unravel at breakneck speed in the narrative. Abhay is new to the city, who is sometimes amused and at other times assaulted by the sights and sounds of the city. He comes face-to-face with a stark truth: he is totally alone in a city full of people driven to anything to survive. Tilak, a bootlegger and his pals, Ramesh and Mandook are blatantly amoral and routinely pull scams for party money. Sawan has one thing on his mind: securing a place in the Mumbai cricket team. Armed with two supporters — his girlfriend Sejal and buddy Robin — he is willing to do whatever it takes to succeed.

Queens: Destiny of dance
Genre: Drama
Director: David Atkins
Stars: Seema Biswas, Vineet R, Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, Raz Zutshi
Synopsis: The film takes a look into the life of a hijra community run by a loving yet firm mother-figure called Guru Amma. The story is told through the eyes of a young hijra called Mukta - the archetype of hijras - beautiful, the best dancer in the community, a natural leader whom all the other 'girls' look up to, and potentially the next Amma of the community.
That is, until the entry of a total stranger into their midst - a young 16-year old whom Amma names Nandini. Right from the outset Nandini is an enigma and a mystery. With Nandini's coming, things start going drastically wrong in the community, which ultimately compels Mukta to pursue the truth. This is when worse events begin to unfold, which swiftly move towards a tense-ridden and shocking climax where the price that Mukta must pay is both exacting and terrifying.

Men Will Be Men
Genre: Comedy
Director: Gorky
Stars: Gaurav Chopra, Zeenal Kamdar, Rajesh Khattar
Synopsis: What happens when four men get together for holiday in Pataya? The film tries to answer these questions. Four friends get together to indulge in some adreline pumping adventure and their
activities inspire the title of the boys-only movie.

Chalo Dilli
Genre: Comedy
Director: Shashant Shah
Stars: Vinay Pathak, Lara Dutta
Synopsis: Chalo Dilli is a road journey that begins with Mihika Mukherjea, a a jet-setter and a no nonsense woman, who is a senior vice president of a top multinational firm in Mumbai. She is heading to Delhi and misses her flight and encounters Manu Gupta, a loud ‘Ladies Cut-piece’ merchant who has a small shop in Delhi. A journey full of adventure, madness and crazy comic moments begins.

Source Code
Genre: Sci-fi thriller
Director: Duncan Jones
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan
Synopsis: An American army helicopter pilot wakes up on a commuter train. But he discovers that he has assumed the identity of another man. Eight minutes later the train explodes and he finds himself in a pod. He is sent back to find the train bomber but fails. He is then told that he is part of a project that can put someone in another person's consciousness during the last eight minutes of their life.