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HindustanTimes Sun,28 Dec 2014

In theatres: 12 Years A Slave, One by Two

Hindustan Times   January 30, 2014
First Published: 20:05 IST(30/1/2014) | Last Updated: 20:07 IST(30/1/2014)

Thinking of catching a movie this weekend? Take a quick look before you get those tickets. There's Oscar nominee 12 Years A Slave, Abhay Deol's romcom One By Two and high on VFX thriller I, Frankenstein.

One By Two
Genre: Romance
Director: Devika Bhagat

Cast: Abhay Deol, Preeti Desai, Rati Agnihotri, Jayant Kriplani, Darshan Jariwala, Lilette Dubey and Smita Jaykar
Synopsis: The film features real life actor-couple Abhay Deol and Preeti Desai. One By Two is the story of Amit and Samara, who meet each other while living in Mumbai. Co-produced by Abhay, the film has Mumbai, a city teeming with millions, as its backdrop. The film tracks how the universe conspires to bring these two lost souls together. It is projected as a coming-of-age film about how two people are destined to meet, but only when their individual lives are ready for each other. Through a chance encounter, a series of coincidences and fate’s helping hand, Amit and Samara’s lives intersect and affect each other in deep ways. Whether they are able to find their true paths or not forms the rest of the plot of the film.

12 Years A Slave
Genre: Drama
Director: Devika Bhagat

Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael K Williams, Michael Fassbender
Synopsis: The film is based on the true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty by a malevolent slave owner, as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the 12th year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist alters his life.

I, Frankenstein
Genre: Thriller
Director: Devika Bhagat

Cast: Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Miranda Otto, Miranda Otto, Jai Courtney, Socratis Otto
Synopsis: Set in a dystopic present where ferocious demons rage in a battle for ultimate power, Victor Frankenstein’s creation Adam finds himself caught in the middle as both sides race to discover the secret to his immortality. The film is based on the graphic novel I, Frankenstein, by Kevin Grevioux.

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