A look at the movies releasing today

From the much-awaited thriller Dum Maaro Dum toDarsheel Safary starrer adventure flick Zokkomon, here's a look at movies to watch this weekend.
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Updated on Apr 22, 2011 11:49 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi

From the much-awaited thriller Dum Maaro Dum toDarsheel Safary starrer adventure flick Zokkomon, here's a look at movies to watch this weekend.

Dum Maaro Dum
Genre: Thriller
Director: Rohan Sippy
Stars: Abhishek Bachchan, Bipasha Basu and Prateik Babbar
Synopsis: Three interesting stories are woven into the movie, that focuses on six people. Vishnu Kamat (Abhishek Bachchan), a self-destructive police officer fleeing from his own past, has been asked to wipe out the local and international drug mafia operating in Goa where he is greeted with shocks and surprises.

Lorry (Prateik Babbar) is keen to accompany his girlfriend to a US University, but his life threatens to spiral out of control after his scholarship gets rejected. Then, he meets a hustler who promises to fix things up for him. Local musician DJ Joki (Rana Daggubati) is a mute spectator of what is happening around him. He drifts aimlessly after an encounter with drug mafia costs him everything he loved. He meets Zoe (Bipasha), an aspiring airhostess whose dreams turn into dust. Lorsa Biscuita (Aditya Pancholi) is a ruthless businessman who has his hands on every Goan pie, legal or illegal. He is the link between all the drug mafia operating in Goa. However, he finds himself pushed to extreme limits with Kamath’s arrival. The sixth person is the ultimate drug kingpin whom no one knows.

The film pans through the bylanes, beach shacks and raves of Goa with Lorry as his life spirals out of control, with Joki as he tries to redeem the past and with Kamath as he goes no-holds-barred after the mysterious shadow figure behind it all. Shot right in the midst of the teeming international tourist hotspots, Dum Maaro Dum promises to take you on a dramatic, thrilling trip filled with twists, turns, suspense... and a shocking finale.

Genre: Drama
Director: Christian E. Christiansen
Stars: Minka Kelly, Leighton Meester and Cam Gigandet
Synopsis: Sara Matthews is starting her freshman year of college at ULA. Upon arrival, she meets Tracy Morgan and Stephen Morterelli, a drummer who plays in a band for a fraternity who later begins to date Sara.

After a party at Stephen’s house, Sara arrives at her dorm and meets Rebecca Evans, her new roommate, who is great at drawing portraits of people. Initially, the girls bond well as Rebecca learns more about Sara’s life. Against dorm regulations, the two girls secretly adopt a stray kitten.

However, Rebecca begins to become more obsessed with spending time with Sara and wants to have her all to herself. She is willing to keep at bay anyone who wronged Sara or who she thinks is stealing Sara away from her. This is evident in many scenarios. Tracy’s avid party-going takes a turn for the worse when she invites Sara to a bar but leaves her there, who eventually calls Rebecca for a ride. Later, Rebecca jumps Tracy in the shower and threatens to kill her unless Tracy stays away from Sara.

This leads Tracy to move to another dorm. When Sara's interior design professor makes a pass at her, Rebecca goes to his office and tempts him to make a pass at her, while recording their dialogue on a tape recorder to make it look like he was hitting on her. However, this obsession does not end here and takes more dangerous proportions.

Genre: Adventure/fantasy
Director: Satyajit Bhatkal
Stars: Darsheel Safary, Manjari Fadnis, Anupam Kher and Akhil Mishra
Synopsis: The story is about a an orphan boy, who is abandoned by his uncle, and embarks on an epic journey to become a superhero. Zokkomon is a thrilling and heart-warming live action adventure of an ordinary boy who finds the strength to face extraordinary challenges. Kunal (played by Darsheel Safary) is an orphaned boy, who discovers how cruel life is when he is abandoned by his heartless uncle (played by Anupam Kher). Left to fend for himself, Kunal discovers the hero within, with the help of some people and begins on an epic journey of adventure and transformation to become Zokkomon.

Future X-cops
: Thriller
Director: Jing Wong
Stars: Andy Lau, Barbie Hsu
Synopsis: In 2080, in an unnamed Asian metropolis, cyborg terrorists attempt to assassinate Professor Ma on the tenth anniversary of his energy-saving solar canopy, but are defeated by the cyborg cop Zhou Zhihao. Zhou’s wife, Meili is then killed and terrorist leader Kalong and his wife Feina manage to escape arrest. Kalong and Feina travel back in time to 2020 to try to assassinate the teenage Ma, but are pursued by Zhou and his daughter Qiqi.

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