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A look at the movies releasing today

From a horror thriller (Aatma) to adventure drama (Django Unchained) to thriller drama (Sona Spa, Rangrezz) - we take a look at the Bollywood and Hollywood movies releasing today.

bollywood Updated: Mar 22, 2013 09:17 IST
Hindustan Times
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Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Bipasha Basu, Tillotma Shome, Shiv Subramaniam, Geetika Tyagi and Mohan Kapur
Director: Suparn Verma
Synopsis: The film revolves around Maya, a single mother. She has managed to escape the cycle of abuse from her husband after his death. But, her sense of peace is shattered when she discovers that her husband is possessing their daughter with the intent of causing the child’s death and taking her with him to his own ‘world’ (world of the dead). The film then focuses on a fight between a desperate mother and a ghost in which the mother has to fight tooth and nail against the ghost in order to keep her beloved daughter safe from the ghost of her father. She will go to any lengths to protect her child and keep her out of harm’s way.

Django Unchained
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio
Synopsis: Set in the South two years before the Civil War, the film revolves around Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr King Schultz. Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda, the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago. Django and Schultz’s search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie, proprietor of an infamous plantation. Exploring the compound on false pretense, Django and Schultz rouse the suspicion of Stephen, Candie’s trusted house slave.

Olympus Has Fallen
Genre: Action-thriller
Director: Antoine Fuqua
Cast: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman
Synopsis: When the White House is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As the national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning’s inside knowledge to help retake the White House and save the President.

Genre: Drama
Cast: Jackky Bhagnani, Priya Anand and Rajpal Yadav
Director: Priyadarshan
Synopsis: Rishi’s life is incomplete without his friends and loved ones, and he puts the dignity of his loved ones before anything else. Rishi understands the essence of true friendship and the value of his relationships. His world is imperfect without his childhood love: Megha, and his friends — Pakkya and Vinod. In an incident, Rishi and his pals end up in a life threatening situation when they collectively help a friend get married to the love of his life, inspite of their parents opposing it. This situation brings out a different facet of the friendly and happy-go-lucky Rishi — one who will benevolently die for the one he loves, but the one who can also kill for the lack of it.

Sona Spa
Director: Makrand Deshpande
Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Aahana Kumrah, Shruti Vyas, Pooja Pradhan and Nivedita Bhattacharya
Synopsis: Baba Dayanand runs Sona Spa, where one can buy sleep! Here, ‘sleep workers’ sleep for you. Once the bonding between the client and the sleep worker is done, they will sleep for you and you can go on with your busy day. But, there’s one downside — they will have access to your dreams. In the dreams, you may commit crimes, and the sleep worker will be an eye witness to that. The film, told through two protagonists, Rucha and Ritu, is based on a Hindi play.

First Published: Mar 21, 2013 17:21 IST