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A look at the movies releasing today

Let us have a glance at the movies releasing this friday. The week coming up with comedy thriller Chaalis Chaurasi and look-ut for bloody thriller Ghost and much more.

bollywood Updated: Jan 13, 2012 01:55 IST
Robin Bansal
Robin Bansal
Hindustan Times

Let us have a glance at the movies releasing this friday. The week coming up with comedy thriller Chalis Chaurasi and look-ut for bloody thriller Ghost and much more.

All about being Santa
Is he a myth? Or is he real? Santa Claus exists and Arthur Christmas shows us how. Peter Baynham, writer of the 3D computer animated Christmas fantasy, says “In this day and age, Santa’s real.

Everyone knows that. But how does he do it? How does he get to all those houses without being seen? Well, this movie explores how we think he might do it.”

The film explores a contemporary side of the Santa and the story of his meek son, Arthur. “Santa’s had a bit of an update. He now wears a slightly military-style sweater.

The Claus family is a little bit like the British Royal family now. And Santa in this version would be the Queen,” says Baynham, adding, “And Santa loves everything, all this technology around him. He has a mile-wide spaceship, S1. It employs 20,000 elves.”

“His eldest son Steve Claus is pretty cool with a goatee beard shaven into the shape of a Christmas tree, firm pecks, small buttocks. He’s the COO of Polar Operations. In the Royal family analogy, he would perhaps be Prince Charles, permanently waiting to take over,” says the writer, who likes to call Arthur a massive Christmas nerd.

Arthur Christmas
Director: Sarah Smith and Barry Cook
Cast: James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent and Bill Nighy
Synopsis: This Christmas movie highlights the technological advances of operations at the North Pole, revealing how Santa Claus and his vast army of highly trained elves produce gifts and distribute them around the world in one night. However, every operation has a margin of error. When one of the 600 million children to receive a gift from Santa on Christmas Eve is missed, it is deemed acceptable to all but one, Arthur. Arthur, son of Santa Claus, is Santa’s misfit son who executes an unauthorised rookie mission to get the last present half-way around the globe before dawn on Christmas morning for that kid.

Director: Puja Jatinder Bedi
Cast: Shiney Ahuja, Sayali Bhagat
Synopsis: A hospital witnesses a chain of spine-chilling murders and a young recruit Dr Suhani is faced with these uncanny happenings. She is stunned by the monstrous force that causes these gruesome killings. What or who is responsible for these cold-blooded murders? The murderer uses a unique methodology, leaving behind no trails, defying all human comprehension. A leading detective Vijay Singh tries to decode the mystery and the cold-blooded murders.

Criminal drama
Director: Elliott Lester
Cast: Jason Statham, Paddy Considine and Aidan Gillen
Synopsis: A film based on the novel of the same name by Ken Bruen, it features detective sergeant Tom Brant and chief inspector James Roberts. Set in contemporary London, the film reflects the challenges faced by police officers on a daily basis. Tom Brant is dispatched to take down a serial killer hell bent on killing off the police force one by one. Called ‘The Blitz’ he manages to slip through Tom’s grasp every time, and with the precious lives of his colleagues diminishing one by one, Tom is led to the question: if we can’t protect our own, then what good are we?

Chaalis Chauraasi
Director: Hriday Shetty
Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Kay Kay Menon, Atul Kulkarni, Ravi Kissen
Synopsis: The film’s drama unfolds in and around a police van MH-02-A- 4084 and four cops Pankaj Suri aka Sir, Albert Pinto aka Pinto, Balvinder Singh aka Bobby and Shakti Chinappa aka Shakti, who see an opportunity to a great future when they are given a mission to pull off. Things take a twist when another cop stops their van en-route and takes them as his backup to catch a dangerous gangster.

Sadda Adda
Director: Muazzam Beg
Cast: Bhaumik Sampat, Kahkkashan Aryan, Karanvir Sharma, Kunal Pant, Maryam Zakaria, Rohin Robert
Synopsis: This film revolves around a bunch of youngsters, their struggle and victory. People have dreams, but not all of us have the guts to put faith in ourselves.

Most of us lose focus and give up. We are most afraid to believe in our own dreams. Those who do are true winners. This slice of life film is set in the backdrop of our capital city- Delhi. Six boys from different states come together to share an apartment in a middle-class colony, which they lovingly call Sadda Adda. This film revolves around how six bachelors, with completely different backgrounds and personalities, live together. Their apartment Sadda Adda is a complete mess with empty bottles, unwashed clothes, messed up rooms, mattresses tossed all over the floor yet they manage to make a happy living together.

First Published: Jan 12, 2012 17:19 IST

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