A look at the movies releasing today
Bored of big-budget masala fares? Here's something different for you. This Friday promises an eclectic mix of movies. Be it Sanjay Leela Bhansali's My Friend Pinto, or YRF's Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge, Nagesh Kukunoor's Mod or Azaan, movie-goers are in for a treat.bollywood Updated: Oct 14, 2011 00:16 IST
Bored of big-budget masala fares. Here's something different for you. This Friday promises an eclectic mix of movies. Be it Sanjay Leela Bhansali's My Friend Pinto, or YRF's Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge, Nagesh Kukunoor's Mod or Azaan, movie-goers are in for a movie treat.
My Friend Pinto
Director: Raaghav Dar
Cast: Prateik, Kalki Koechlin and Divya Dutta
Synopsis: Michael Pinto has grown up in a small Goan village, believing everyone in the world to be simple, kind and honest, just like him. His world revolves around his doting mother, a passion for music and memories of childhood friend Sameer, who left for Mumbai many years ago and hasn’t replied to his frequent letters ever since. Pinto’s talent for music is only matched by his knack for finding trouble in the most unlikely places often resulting in outlandish situations. When Pinto’s idyllic world is shattered by the demise of his mom, he decides to go to Mumbai in search of the only friend he knows.
Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge
Genre: Romantic comedy
Director: Nupur Asthana
Cast: Nishant Dahiya, Saqib Saleem and Tara D’souza
Synopsis: If Rahul has got the looks, Vishal has the brains. If Malvika can turn heads with her looks, Preity can say a million things through photography. What Vishal and Preity can’t do, is tell Malvika and Rahul that they like them. But ‘Liking’ someone on Facebook is a lot easier. And when you can’t make it on your own, the best thing to do is to fake it. So, Vishal becomes Rahul and Preity becomes Malvika by taking their identities online and they start ‘fraaandshipping’ each other. They chat together and do a great job of pretending to be someone else. But how long can you fake true love?
Director: Nagesh Kukunoor
Cast: Ayesha Takia, Rannvijay Singh and Raghuvir Yadav
Synopsis: Mod is inspired by a Taiwanese film, Keeping Watch. It is an emotional love story about two mismatched persons. A 25-year-old girl, Aranya, lives in a hill station with her dad and aunt. Aranya runs a watch repair store where she meets a stranger, Andy. He comes back everyday to get his watch repaired and later claims to be her classmate in 10th standard. Soon, they fall in love.The story takes a dramatic turn when Aranya discovers the truth about Andy.
What’s your Number?
Genre: Romantic comedy
Director: Mark Mylod
Cast: Chris Evans, Anna Faris
Synopsis: A romantic comedy that poses interesting questions: will a relatively large number of romantic partners affect your chances of finding true love? How many is too many? Does it matter? And is that number different for men and women? After reading an article on the subject, Ally Darling is convinced she has reached her limit. She is still single but wants to settle down. Deciding to track back through her past relationships, she enlists the help of her handsome neighbour, Colin.
Director: Prashant Chadha
Cast: Sachiin Joshi and Arya Babbar
Synopsis: Aazaan Khan is a young upright army officer working for RAW (Research and Analysis Wing) with a mixed lineage of Afghanistan and India, as part of his duties, gets drawn in to the murky world of espionage only to find his younger brother a suspected terrorist. Torn between his love for his country and his brother, Aazaan embarks on a mission of unraveling a conspiracy of science and technology, which turns ugly when he realises that it stands to threaten the population of one of the largest developing nations.
The Three Musketeers 3D
Director: Paul WS Anderson
Cast: Logan Lerman, Milla Jovovich, Luke Evans,Orlando Bloom, Christoph Waltz
Synopsis: Based on Alexandre Dumas’ classic novel, comes a 3-D action adventure update of the Three Musketeers. The three musketeers known as Porthos, Athos, and Aramis —are three elite warriors who serve the King of France as his best musketeers. After discovering an evil conspiracy to overthrow the King, the musketeers come across a young, aspiring hero — D’Artagnan — and take him under their wing. Together, the four embark on a dangerous mission to foil the plot that not only threatens the Crown, but the future of Europe itself.
Jo Dooba So Paar — It’s Love in Bihar
Director: Praveen Kumar
Cast: Anand Tiwari, Sadiya Siddique, Rajat Kapoor and Vinay Pathak
Synopsis: The film is set in Bihar and is a love story about a boy Kishu who falls in love with a foreigner Sapna, who has come to India to do some research on Indian Culture. But while Kishu tries to explore this romance, things change into unexpected situations.
Director: JJ Abrams
Cast: Elle Fanning, Amanda Michalka and Kyle Chandler
Synopsis: In the summer of 1979, a group of six friends, in a small town in Ohio, spend their time making a zombie movie with an 8mm camera. One day, they witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super eight movie but soon start suspecting that it was not an accident and an extra-terrestrial was being taken on that train that has been let loose in the town. Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in and around the town, and the local deputy tries to uncover the truth — something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined.
First Published: Oct 13, 2011 18:40 IST