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A look at the movies releasing today

As Aurangzeb releases today, here's what you should expect from the Arjun Kapoor, Sasha Agha starrer film. The film revolves around a premise where kingship knows no kinship and where there can only be one Emperor.

bollywood Updated: May 17, 2013 10:24 IST
Hindustan Times
Aurangzeb,The Great Gatsby,The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Sasheh Aagha, Rishi Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Amrita Singh and Deepti Naval
Director: Atul Sabharwal
Synopsis: Yashwardhan (Jackie Shroff) runs a parallel world in the city, a world, where he is the emperor. In order to bring down a criminal, the law will have to now think like a criminal.

When Vishal (Arjun Kapoor) is planted in Yashwardhan’s world in place of Ajay, the lawmakers (Rishi Kapoor and Prithviraj) roll the dice and a sequence of events unravel, things that are much more than what Vishal had bargained for, as he finds himself in a predicament that puts him to test. The film revolves around a premise where kingship knows no kinship and where there can only be one Emperor.

The Great Gatsby
Period drama
Director: Baz Luhrmann
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joel Edgerton, Tobey Maguire
Synopsis: The film follows a would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings and sky-rocketing stocks.

Chasing his American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy and her philandering husband, Tom Buchanan. Soon, Nick gets drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, love and deceit.

Based on these experiences, Nick pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our modern times.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Director: Mira Nair
Cast: Riz Ahmed, Kate Hudson, Liev Schreiber
Synopsis: The film begins in Lahore, 2011. Changez, a Pakistani, tells Bobby, an American journalist, about his experiences in the United States. Roll back 10 years, and we find a younger Changez fresh from Princeton, seeking good fortune on Wall Street.

The American Dream seems well within his grasp, complete with a gorgeous artist girlfriend, Erica. But when the Twin Towers are attacked, a cultural divide slowly begins to crack open between Changez and Erica. Changez’s dream soon begins to slip into a nightmare: profiled, wrongfully arrested, strip-searched and interrogated, he is transformed from a well-educated entrepreneur to a scapegoat and perceived enemy.

Taking us through the culturally rich and beguiling worlds of New York, Lahore and Istanbul, the film is a story about conflicting ideologies.

Director: Chris Wedge
Stars: Amanda Seyfried, Beyonce Knowles and Josh Hutcherson
Synopsis: A young girl, Mary Katherine, lives in a cabin in the woods with her father, Professor Bomba. Bomba has long studied a group of warriors who live in the forest and protect it as guardians of good. He often goes into the forest and surveys them. "

One day, he doesn’t return from the forest, so Mary sets out to look for him. Hours later, she comes upon a group of glowing leaves. Catching one of them, she is suddenly shrunken down. In her minuscule state, she discovers the group of warriors who Bomba studied.

Soon, she is forced to assist them in a war against forces of evil known as ‘Boggans’ and their villainous leader ‘Mandrake’, while trying to find a way back home.

I Don’t Luv U
Cast: Chetna Pandey, Ravi Khemu, Ruslaan Mumtaz, Murli Sharma, Ragesh Asthana
Director: Amit Kasaria
Synopsis: Yuvaan and Aayra are two teenagers in love who want to experience the feeling of love in every way possible. Without realising what they are doing, in the heat of adolescence and the curiosity of discovering each other, they end up in an ugly situation which shatters their lives completely.

The story gradually shows the evolution of Yuvaan’s character, who decides to fight back and upturn circumstances to get his love and life back on track. The movie also lays emphasis on the potential role of media in a common man’s life. It elucidates that while on one hand, misuse of media can jeopardise a commoner’s life, on the other hand, if used judiciously it can also act as a life saviour.

First Published: May 16, 2013 18:03 IST