The big fish this week is the much-awaited Amazing Spider Man although are also small Bollywood films like Daal Mein Kuch Kaala Hai, Supermen of Malegaon releasing this weekend.
The Amazing Spider-Man
Director: Marc Webb
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Emma Stone, Irrfan Khan, Rhys Ifans
Synopsis: The film is the story of Peter Parker, an outcast high-schooler who was
abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben and Aunt May. Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. He is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy, and together, they struggle with love, commitment and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents’ disappearance, leading him straight to Oscorp and the lab of Dr Curt Connors, his father’s former partner.
Genre: Romantic comedy
Director: Ajai Sinha
Cast: Sharman Joshi, Raima Sen, Riya Sen, Manoj Pahwa, Himani Shivpuri, Manish Nagpal, Master Salin, Master Kashish, Nigar Khan
Synopsis: Amit, a mischievous fellow, and Jai, an introvert, are small town boys who come to Mumbai for admission in Dhariwal College. Amit ends up in a mess on the first day itself when he teases Neha and Nisha on the first day of college and manages to drag Jai in this mess too. From there on, they constantly face some
challenge or the other, either they are called into principal Shalini Devi’s office for some mischief or they end up wearing a woman’s clothes to get accommodation in the city. So, Jai transforms into Jaya and Amit acts as Jaya’s hubby.
Director: Kabeer Kaushik
Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Sonu Sood, Neha Dhupia, Swanand Kirkire, Vinay Pathak, Arya Babbar
Synopsis: Two encounter specialists — Pratap Pandit and Arun Inaamdar — have been given the mandate to eradicate the mafia and the underworld from Mumbai. Both Pandit and Inaamdar have strong informer base, sharp strategy and a long list of dead gangsters. But the struggle is always for power. If Pandit is ambitious, Inaamdar is conniving and silent. But both are equally ruthless. Their motive: Maximum control. But they are not alone in this game. There are other players. The drama gets more complex with interplay of politics and illegal land deals. And of course, dirty money. The film moves through five long years, and ends on a railway platform as a dramatic setup, surrounded by the echo of gunshots.
Supermen of Malegaon
Director: Faiza Ahmad Khan
Cast: Shakeel Bharati, Farogh Jafri
Synopsis: Malegaon, a small town tucked away near the heartland of India, is fraught with communal tension and under economic depression. To escape the harsh reality of their world, its people seek refuge in the world of cinema. This passion for cinema has spurred a group of cinema enthusiasts who make quirky, low budget films that are notoriously funny spoofs of Bollywood and Hollywood films. At times funny, and at other times tragic, the film is their journey through approaches that are sublimely ingenious, simply bizarre and purely hysterical. But through all this, we gradually discover Malegaon itself.
Daal Mein Kuch Kaala Hai
Director: Anand Balraj
Cast: Jackie Shroff, Veena Malik, Shakti Kapoor, Bobby Darling
Synopsis: The film is about an upcoming Bollywood actor who is over-ambitious. Dabu, a 40-year-old man, has fallen for the starlet. He asks her to share his fortune and future. She doesn’t like him. But the lure of money makes her say yes to the proposal.