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Here's a look at the movies releasing this weekend. Matru Ki Bijli Ka Mandola is set in the rustic surroundings of a village in Haryana, the film revolves around Harry Mandola, a wealthy...

movie reviews Updated: Jan 11, 2013 11:45 IST

Matru Ki Bijli Ka Mandola

Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj says his new film deals with the issue of land acquisition

Genre: Romantic-comedy

Cast: Imran Khan, Anushka Sharma and Pankaj Kapur

Director: Vishal Bhardwaj

Synopsis: Set in the rustic surroundings of a village in Haryana, the film revolves around Harry Mandola, a wealthy industrialist who loves his drink, his daughter Bijlee and the unusual bond they both share with Harry’s man friday, Matru. Much to her father’s delight, Bijlee is set to marry Baadal, son of a powerful politician, Chaudhari Devi. This alliance which is far from just a simple union of two young people, becomes the seed for a story that brings twists and turns in the lives of Matru, Bijlee and Mandola.

Gangster Squad

Genre: Crime drama

Cast: Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Josh Brolin

Director: Ruben Fleischer

Synopsis: Mob king Mickey Cohen reaps ill-gotten gains from drugs, guns, prostitutes and every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it all with the protection of not only his paid goons, but also the police and the politicians who are under his control. But a secret crew of LAPD cops try to tear Cohen’s world apart.


Genre: Family drama

Cast: Sarita Joshi, Purab Kohli, Mita Vasisht, Raj Zutshi, Gopi Desai, Rushad Rana, Nidhi Sunil, Behram Rana and

Ankita Shrivastav

Director: Priya Krishnaswamy

Synopsis: Produced by National film Development Corporation Limited (NFDC), the film revolves around the story of the unlikeliest of heroines in search of a dream sari. Set between Matheran and Mumbai, the film is about journeys and destinations, about generosity, goodness, determination and grit, and about the strength of a dream.