A look at the movies releasing today
While Irrfan's The Lunchbox is a love story about a widower and a housewife, Shahid Kapoor's Phata Poster Nikla Hero revolves around Vishwas Rao, who is an aspiring actor.bollywood Updated: Sep 20, 2013 02:21 IST
Cast: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Director: Ritesh Batra
Synopsis: Set in Mumbai, the film revolves around a mistaken delivery of a dabba (lunchbox) service of Mumbai, which subsequently leads to a relationship between an about-to-retire lonely widower Saajan, and an unhappy housewife, Ila. Their subtle love story develops as they start exchanging notes through the daily lunchbox.
Genre: Action comedy
Cast: Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Paula Patton, Bill Paxton, Fred Ward
Director: Baltasar Kormákur
Synopsis: Criminals Robert Trench and Michael Stigman are arrested by the Customs after a meeting with drug lord Papi Greco in Mexico. To Stigman’s ignorance, Trench is an undercover agent and reports to his superior Jessup that he failed to acquire cocaine that they could use as evidence to convict him. Against Jessup’s orders, Trench decides to remain undercover and assist Stigman in robbing $3 mn from Greco, so they can prosecute Greco for money laundering.
Phata Poster Nikla Hero
Genre: Action comedy
Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Ileana D’Cruz, Padmini Kolhapure
Director: Rajkumar Santoshi
Synopsis: It’s the story of Vishwas Rao, who is an aspiring actor, but circumstances compel him to become a fake cop. However, unlike real cops, Rao is not habituated to violence, more so because he wants to become an actor and cannot afford to have an injury on the face, lest his acting career comes comes at stake. He meets Kajal, a social worker who lands up at the police station to lodge a complaint every other day.
Cast: Chris Hemsworth,
Daniel Brühl, Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara, Pierfrancesco Favino
Director: Ron Howard
Synopsis: The film is based on the true story of Formula One driver Niki Lauda, who after a catastrophic crash at the 1976 German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring that could have killed him, returns to face his rival, James Hunt, in their pursuit of the 1976 World Championship at Fuji in Japan.
Genre: Crime, drama, thriller
Cast: Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones, John D’Leo, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianna Agron, Jimmy Palumbo, Domenick Lombardozzi.
Director: Luc Besson
Synopsis: Robert De Niro plays Giovanni Manzoni, an ex-Mafioso. He is a gangster-in-hiding in a village in Normandy. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has put him and his family in a witness protection program and sent them to France. There they are ordered to lead a quiet life and not call attention to themselves. But they can’t quite leave their violent ways behind them.