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A look at the movies releasing today

From the Shahid and Sonam Kapoor starrer Mausam to Akshay Kumar's crossover film Speedy Singhs, there's a nice selection of films to choose from this weekend. Here's a look...

bollywood Updated: Sep 23, 2011 03:12 IST
Hindustan Times
Mausam,Pankaj Kapur,Shahid Kapoor

Genre: Romance-drama
Director: Pankaj Kapur
Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor and Anupam Kher and Supriya Pathak
Synopsis: The story is based on the theme of timeless love in the face of political hostilities and religious conflict, between a Punjabi Air Force officer, Harry and a Kashmiri refugee, Aayat. Set against a landscape that transcends a decade and spans continents. Mausam is a classic lovejourney that transports into a world of indestructible bonds of love that is enveloped by the roulette of destiny. The film attempts to take us back into the era of unconditional love.

Genre: Comedy
Director: Frank Coraci
Cast: Kevin James, Rosario Dawson Leslie Bibb, Ken Jeong and Donnie Wahlberg
Synopsis: Zookeeper Griffin Keyes proposes to the love of his life, Stephanie, but she rejects him saying that his career as a zookeeper is what is keeping her away from him. Five years on, Griffin has become the lead zookeeper at Franklin Park Zoo. Griffin’s brother Dave offers him to work with him at the car dealership, saying that it is the best way to win Stephanie back. While Franklin is mulling the offer over, the animals hold a meeting saying that they think Griffin is the best zookeeper ever and they don’t want him to leave, so they decide to find some way to help him win Stephanie’s heart.

Johnny English Reborn
Genre: Comedy-thriller
Director: Oliver Parker
Cast: Rowan Atkinson, Rosamund Pike and Dominic West
Synopsis: Rowan Atkinson returns to the role of the accidental secret agent who doesn’t know fear or danger in the reboot. In his latest adventure, he must stop a group of international assassins before they eliminate a world leader and cause global chaos. In the years since MI-7’s top spy vanished off the grid, he has been honing his unique skills in a remote region of Asia. But, when his agency superiors learn of an attempt against the Chinese premier’s life, they must hunt down the highly unorthodox agent.

Speedy Singhs
Genre: Drama
Director: Robert Lieberman
Cast: Vinay Virmani, Russell Peters, Rob Lowe, Camilla Belle and Akshay Kumar
Synopsis: Titled Breakaway in English, Rajveer Singh is a 21-year-old man dreaming of a professional hockey career. But he faces many hurdles. Raised as a traditional Sikh, Rajveer faces restrictions from his father. Frustrated, Rajveer takes matters into his own hands by creating an all Indian hockey team (The Speedy Singhs).

U R My Jaan
Genre: Romance
Director: Arun Govil
Cast: Mikaal Zulfikaar, Priti Soni and Aman Verma
Synopsis: A simple love story of Reena and Akash who are opposites. Staying The two meet in Mumbai and in their brief encounter, Reena, who aspires Bollywood dreams,and Akash, who will go to any length when it comes to his business, manage to change each others’ life irrevocably. Their love story is steeped in belief in what fate and destiny.

Genre: Action
Director: John Singleton
Stars: Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins and Alfred Molina
Synopsis: Since his childhood, Nathan Price has had the uneasy feeling that he is living someone else’s life. When he stumbles upon an image of himself as a little boy on a missing persons’ website, all of Nathan's darkest fears come true: he realises his life is a lie, carefully fabricated to hide something more mysterious and dangerous than he could have ever imagined. Just as he begins to piece together his true identity, Nathan is targeted by a team of trained agents, forcing him on the run with the only person he can trust, his neighbour, Karen. Every second counts as Nathan and Karen race to evade an army of bad guys and agents. But as they close in, Nathan realises that the only way he will survive and solve the mystery of his elusive biological father is to stop running and take matters into his own hands.

First Published: Sep 22, 2011 16:49 IST