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HindustanTimes Fri,31 Oct 2014

R... Rajkumar or The Hunger Games: what's your pick this Friday?

Hindustan Times  New Delhi, December 05, 2013
First Published: 18:22 IST(5/12/2013) | Last Updated: 18:36 IST(5/12/2013)

Action junkies will have a ball this Friday, as Shahid-Sonakshi starrer R... Rajkumar and Jennifer Lawrence's The Hunger Games: Catching Fire hit the theatres this Friday.

R... Rajkumar
Genre: Action-drama
Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Sonu Sood, Asrani, Ashish Vidhyarthi and Mukul Dev
Director: Prabhu Dheva
Synopsis: Shahid Kapoor is Rajkumar — a rugged, rebellious, passionate fighter but an aimless youth, who works for a drug baron named Shivraj. His latest mission is to kill a rival dealer named Manik Parmar. But Rajkumar’s life changes forever when he falls in love with the beautiful, educated, feisty and independent Chanda.
But what Rajkumar doesn’t know is that Chanda is an orphan who has been raised by her uncle — Manik Parmar! After some persistent wooing, Chanda falls for Rajkumar’s charms. But in order for their love to flourish, he must destroy the drug cartel to which both Shivraj and Parmar owe allegiance to, which is controlled by a Mafia don named Ajit Taaka. Taaka operates out of Malaysia, but he comes back to marry Chanda.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Genre: Action-drama
Director: Francis Lawrence
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth
Synopsis: A year after winning the 74th Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen and her partner, Peeta Mellark must go on what is known as the Victor’s Tour wherein they visit all the districts. But before leaving, Katniss is visited by President Snow, who fears that Katniss defied him a year ago during the games when she chose to die with Peeta.

With both Katniss and Peeta declared winners, it is fueling a possible uprising. He tells Katniss that while on tour she better try to make sure that she puts out the flames or else everyone she cares about will be in danger. But unfortunately she fails to do that. So, Snow decides to enact what is known as the Quarter Quell, the right to make a change to the Hunger Games, which he is allowed to do every 25 years. He decides to hold an edition of the Hunger Games wherein previous winners will compete again. Their mentor Haymitch thinks their best chance to survive is to form an alliance with some of the others. They decide to align themselves with the others.

Club 60
Genre: Comedy
Cast: Farooq Shaikh, Raghuvir Yadav, Sarika, Satish Shah, Sharat Saxena, Tinnu Anand
Director: Sanjay Tripathy
Synopsis: Club 60 is a
heart-warming story about a group of sixty-year-old friends who go on a journey of friendship, warmth, generosity and a lot of naughtiness. Five irrepressible and naughty club members (actors Raghubir Yadav, Satish Shah, Tinnu Anand, Sharat Saxena and Vineet Kumar), whose lives revolve around a tennis court, inspire a couple under depression to come out of it and fall back in love again.

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