Movies releasing today
It's a thriller-packed weekend. From Arjun Rampal and Chitrangda Singh's romance drama Inkaar to Hollywood releases like Mark Wahlberg's Broken City, Arnold Schwarzenegger's The Last Stand and the Oscar-nominated Les Miserables, check them out.movie reviews Updated: Jan 18, 2013 01:04 IST
Multi-genre movies releasing today
Cast: Chitrangda Singh, Arjun Rampal, Gaurav Dwivedi, Sandeep Sanchdev
Director: Sudhir Mishra
Synopsis: The film tracks the theme of sexual relationships in office environment. The story revolves around an ad man, considered a creative genius and a successful professional, who mentors a new girl in office. He believes in her, teaches her all he knew, supports her and helps her find an identity of her own. As a team they do brilliantly.
He is already an established name, and she, an upcoming talent. It all goes well — they start dating, and share a wonderful, fast-paced life in one of India’s prominent advertising agencies, till one
incident changes their lives. The story revolves around their equation — friendship and intimacy which all breed while they share office space.
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried
Director: Tom Hooper
Synopsis: Based on the novel by Victor Hugo, Les Miserables travels with prisoner-on-parole, Jean Valjean, as he runs from the ruthless Inspector Javert, at the centre of the June Rebellion. Meanwhile, the life of a working class girl with a child is at a turning point as she turns to prostitution to pay money to the evil innkeeper and his wife who look after her child, Cosette. Valjean promises to take care of the child, eventually leading to a love triangle between Cosette, Marius who is a student of the rebellion, and Eponine, a girl of the streets. The people sing of their anger and Enjolras leads the students to fight upon the barricades.
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones
Director: Allen Hughes
Synopsis: The mayor of New York City hires a disgraced ex-cop to identify his wife’s lover, setting into motion a scandalous series of events in this post-noir thriller.
Billy Taggart was on his way to becoming one of the Big Apple’s top cops when a high-profile shooting cuts his promising career short. His reputation destroyed in the flash of a muzzle, Billy gets a break when the city’s popular mayor pulls some strings to ensure he doesn’t serve time. Meanwhile, Billy puts his investigative skills to work as a private detective.
When the mayor offers Billy $50,000 to expose his wife’s infidelities, the offer is too good to pass up. But by the time the mayor reveals his true intentions, Billy is already in too deep. Now, with his freedom — and quite possibly his life — on the line, Billy will risk it all in a desperate bid to expose the truth, and seek redemption in a city where second chances don’t come cheap.
Cast: Aditya Om, Arshad Khan and Ashish Kotwal
Director: Aditya Om
Synopsis: In the lawless
interiors of India, guns are the surest way to fame, power, money and women. Bandook explores the nexus between crime and politics and how gun has become an umbilical chord between the two. It traces Bhola’s journey from an ordinary boatman’s family to the corridors of power, how he realises that the ability to pull a trigger is his climbing ladder to respect, acceptability and the ultimate lure — power. Gradu-ally, Bhola’s and friendships and love get tested in a ruthless world of deceit and violence.
The Last Stand
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Forest Whitaker and Johnny Knoxville
Director: Jee-woon Kim
Synopsis: Sheriff Owens has resigned himself to a life of fighting what little crime takes place in sleepy border town Sommerton Junction after leaving his LAPD post following a bungled operation that left him wracked with failure. After a spectacular escape from an FBI prisoner convoy of the most wanted drug kingpin, Owens accepts the
responsibility for a face-off.
Get The Gringo
Cast: Mel Gibson, Kevin Hernandez, Daniel Gimenez Cacho
Director: Adrian Grunberg
Synopsis: A career criminal nabbed by Mexican authorities is placed in a tough prison where he learns to survive with the help of a young boy.
Apprehended by the Mexican authorities, Driver is sent to a hardcore prison where he enters the strange and dangerous world of ‘El Pueblito’. Not an easy place for an outsider, unless it’s with the help of someone who knows the ropes, and that happens to be a 10-year-old kid.
Cast: Gulshan Grover, Sachiin Joshi and Mahesh Manjrekar
Director: Ankush Bhatt
Synopsis: Abhijeet Patil is a police officer who breaks every possible stereotype of a cop. But being a cop in Mumbai can be quite some task. People here are highly ambitious and will do anything to make their dreams come true. Everybody who comes here, starts running for an unknown race, and aspires to win it. The film predominantly captures this struggle.