A look at the movies releasing today
In this Indian adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet (Isaaq), the story is set in Banaras and its neighbouring areas that are witnessing violence unleashed by sand mafia controlled by urban elite and equally violent retaliation by Naxalite armies.Updated: Jul 26, 2013 03:31 IST
Cast: Prateik, Evelyn Sharma, Rajeshwari Sachdev, Amrya Dastur, Neena Gupta and Ravi Kissen
Director: Manish Tiwary
Synopsis: In this Indian adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, the story is set in Banaras and its neighbouring areas that are witnessing violence unleashed by sand mafia controlled by urban elite and equally violent retaliation by Naxalite armies.
The sand mafia is run by two influential families — Kashyaps and Mishras, who are at feud with each other. Kashyap has an 18-year old daughter Bachchi from his first wife. Mishra’s son Rahul is a teenager with predictable interests: girls and guns. Things change when the battle-hardened and pleasure-seeking Rahul and romantic yet headstrong Bachchi fall in love. Disregarding the consequences, the young lovers choose to go ahead with their hearts, not their family background.
Cast: Ranvir Shorey, Vinay Pathak, Ravi Kissen, Kamlesh Gill, Tusshar Kapoor, Dolly Ahluwalia, Vishakha Singh
Director: Shashant Shah
Synopsis: Sabbarwahl is on a roll committing frauds, all in the garb of a successful entrepreneur. But little does he know that one of his misdoings has created a huge impact on the lives of four people: Mrs. Baweja, Sukhi, Mintoo Hasan and Ballu, and they plan an all-out revenge.
Luv U Soniyo
Director: Joe Rajan
Cast: Neha Hinge, Tanuj Virwani
Synopsis: Luv U Soniyo is a story about Mark and Soniyo, who since their childhood have been brought together by fate, time after time, only to be drawn apart each time. But destiny has its own plan in store for these two, who belong to two completely different worlds. Will the fate, that brought them together time and again, work in their favour finally, and are they destined to be together? Only time will tell.
Director: Amit Saxena
Cast: Poonam Pandey
Synopsis: Nasha follows the story of an 18-year-old boy who falls hopelessly in love with a 25-year-old woman — a woman he cannot have, but cannot help but desire. As is the case with desires unfulfilled, they turn into obsession. And yet, every obsession is often a lesson learned, an experience gained. So that, in the course of coping with his unrequited love, the boy requires a lot more strength. And, eventually both the individuals make a startling realisation.
Director: James Mangold
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Rila Fukushima, Will Yun Lee
Synopsis: In modern day Japan, Wolverine is out of his depth in an unknown world where he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his immortality, but in the process he emerges more powerful than he’s ever been before.
First Published: Jul 25, 2013 16:16 IST