A look at the movies releasing today

Here are films that are releasing this weekend.

bollywood Updated: Apr 06, 2012 03:42 IST
Hindustan Times
housefull 2,mirza,titanic 3d

Housefull 2
Genre: Comedy
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Asin Thottumkal, John Abraham, Riteish Dekhmukh, Shreyas Talpade, Jacqueline Fernandez, Zarine Khan, Shazahn Padamsee, Rishi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, Boman Irani, Mithun Chakraborty, Chunky Pandey and Johnny Lever
Director: Sajid Khan
Synopsis: Housefull 2 is the second installment in the Housefull franchise.
The film is about four good-for-nothing conmen — Sunny (Akshay Kumar), Max (John Abraham), Jai (Shreyas Talpade) and Jwala (Riteish Deshmukh). The four cannot stand each other and are always at each other’s throat. Sunny and Jwala are in one team, while Max and Jai are together. The story revolves around four fathers, their four daughters and four prospective son-in-laws. Each father wants his daughter to marry the richest son-in-law. Each daughter thinks she is marrying the richest son-in-law while each son-in-law is pretending to be the ‘richest’ son-in-law.
As they enter the house, a catch title ‘Jolly’ is attached to their name and the four father-in-laws begin to think all four son-in-laws are named Jolly. The confusion gets higher, with each father getting confused as to who his son-in-law is due to the common name, Jolly. Sunny aka Jolly marries Bobby by mistake, Max aka Jolly marries Henna by mistake, and all this confusion heightens the comic element in the film.

Titanic 3D
Genre: Romance-drama
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet and Billy Zane
Director: James Cameron
Synopsis: The original film was released in 1997 and was a
box office blockbuster. Now, the movie is being re-released in 3D. across theatres. This is in order to commemorate the sinking of the Titanic 100 years ago.
The story begins with a 100-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater, narrating the story of how the Titanic sank to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh.
When young Rose boarded the Titanic with the fellow upper-class passengers and her stern mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, along with her fiance, Caledon Hockley, she was on the verge of a nervous breakdown as she felt trapped in a situation and could not see any way out. Meanwhile, a drifter and an artist named Jack Dawson and his best friend Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets to the ship in a game. When Jack meets Rose, the two instantly fall in love and decide to leave everything behind. But tragedy soon befell them. Rose explains the whole story from the departure until the death of the Titanic on its first and last voyage that was on April 15, 1912.

‘Working with the Kapoors was great’
A ctor Riteish Deshmukh (left) says he was overwhelmed after working with Bollywood veterans Randhir and Rishi Kapoor on the sets of Housefull 2. The Kapoors shared their personal and professional experiences with the cast. “The experience was great. To work with Chintuji (Rishi) and to see him act, besides acting, the thing is that this is the first time I have got an opportunity to work with actors whose films I have grown up watching. So, you talk about what had happened in their times,” the 33-year-old said, adding, “There are so many stories, be it Dabbooji (Randhir), Chintuji or Mithun da (Mithun Chakraborty). Off set, it was nostalgic to know about how things were at that time.’ Riteish says Randhir, the eldest son of legendary actor Raj Kapoor, also shared some trivia with him. “Not many people know that Dabbooji debuted as an actor, he directed his own film at the age of 21. He directed his father and his grandfather in the same film called ‘Kal, Aaj aur Kal’. People think that Raj Kapoor made that film. So it’s great to know so much trivia,” he said.

Mirza - The Untold Story
Genre: Action-romance
Cast: Yo Yo Honey Singh, Gippy Grewal, Rahul Dev, Binnu Dhillon, Mandy Takhar and BN Sharma
Director: Baljit Singh Deo
Synopsis: This Punjabi film marks music rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh’s acting debut. The film is based on the legendary love story of Mirza and Sahiba. Mirza and Sahiba fall in love at a young age. But, her brother forcefully distances them apart. Mirza tries to fight back, but his father intrudes fearing Mirza’s safety. The film picks up 15 years later when Mirza and Sahiba return to their home town and rekindle their love.

First Published: Apr 05, 2012 20:04 IST