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A look at the movies releasing today

Karan Johar's directorial venture Student Of The Year hits theatres today. It is the story of Abhimanyu Singh and Rohan Nanda, who traverse the path of competition, triumph, envy, failure, manipulation and heartbreak in St. Teresa’s High School, Dehradun.

bollywood Updated: Oct 19, 2012 01:20 IST
Hindustan Times

Student Of The Year
Romantic drama
Cast: Sidharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt
Director: Karan Johar
Synopsis: It is the story of Abhimanyu Singh and Rohan Nanda, who traverse the path of competition, triumph, envy, failure, manipulation and heartbreak in St. Teresa’s High School, Dehradun. Abhimanyu comes from a middle-class family and wants to achieve great heights of success and prosperity, the first step to which will be getting the Student of the Year trophy. Rohan aka Ro, is the son of a business tycoon who grapples with a complex relationship with his dad and knows that winning Student Of the Year trophy will bag him his approval. Rohan and Abhimanyu clash with each other almost everywhere they meet. But, gradually their rivalry turns to friendship. However, things get complicated when Shanaya Singhania, the most popular girl on the campus, enters the equation.

Delhi Safari 3D
Cast: Sweeny Khara, Govinda, Sunil Shetty, Akshaye Khanna, Urmila Matondkar, Boman Irani
Director: Nikhil Advani
Synopsis: Delhi Safari is the story of a journey undertaken by a cub leopard, his mother, a monkey, a bear and a parrot when the forest they live in is on the verge of destruction. A man is hellbent on destroying the forest in order to erect a balcony. These five animals plan to go to Delhi and ask in the Parliament some pertinent questions — why has man become the most dangerous animal? Doesn’t man understand that if the forests and animals don’t exist, man will cease to exist too?

Cast: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston and John Goodman
Director: Ben Affleck
Synopsis: Based on true events, the film chronicles the covert operation to rescue six Americans from Iran. The film unfolds behind-the-scene action of the Iran hostage crisis that took place on November 4, 1979. As the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the US embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. But, six Ameri-cans manage to find refuge in the Canadian ambassador’s home. Knowing it is only a matter of time before they’re found and killed, a CIA ‘exfiltration’ specialist comes up with a risky plan to get them out of Iran.

Shudra: The Rising
Social drama
Cast: Aaref Rajput, Amit Panchanan, Anurag Mishra, Anurag Shukla, Ashok Pathak
Director: Sanjiv Jaiswal
Synopsis: The film chronicles the story of 250 million people subjugated in war and condemned to slavery and bestial existence. These peace-loving people of ancient times were usurped by more aggressive and acquisitive group of men. The movie showcases the cruelty and entrapment of justice in rigid and lifeless caste structures. The stories include that of Bala, Madhav, Badri, Bheru, all victims of oppression and soldiers of a revolt. The movie chronicles the struggle of these people.

Premium Rush
Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon and Dania Ramirez
Director: David Koepp
Synopsis: Among the bike couriers in New York City, no one is more determined and reckless than Wilee, an ex-law student more comfortable on his brakeless bike than in a suit. One day, Wilee is given an envelope by a a Chinese foreign student named Nima at an uptown Manhattan college and is told that he has 90 minutes to deliver it to an address in Chinatown.

Complications ensue when an undercover police officer, Det. Robert Monday, has a desperate need for that envelope himself and won’t take no for an answer. Now, Wilee finds himself relentlessly pursued by Monday and others in a situation becoming more complicated and dangerous by the minute. The truth, hidden motivations, and the life-and-death stakes on all sides are revealed through a series of flashbacks as the cop and the messenger engage in a chase, after the messenger discovers the precious nature of the envelope’s contents.

Janleva 555
Cast: Abrar Zahoor, Akash Hora, Anant Nag, Anant Vijay Joshi, Cliff Janke, Mann Hora and Mohammed Vaseem
Director: Sandeep Malani
Synopsis: The film is set in the heartlands of rural India where a group of young filmmakers end up in the forests, only to discover a shocking truth from their past which connects them to the present and may prove to be dangerous if it is not solved. The story is intertwined with many other twists and probes topics such as good versus evil and past versus present

First Published: Oct 18, 2012 17:42 IST