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A look at the movies releasing today

From romance-drama Raanjhana to the Brad Pitt thriller World War Z, check out what the weekend has in store for you. Ranjhanaa is the story of a Hindu Boy named Kundan, who stays in Banaras and falls madly in love with Zoya, a Muslim girl. He follows...

bollywood Updated: Jun 21, 2013 12:01 IST
Hindustan Times
Raanjhanaa,Dhanush,Abhay Deol

Check out what the weekend has in store for you:

Cast: Dhanush, Abhay Deol, Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar, Deepak Dobriyal, Kumud Mishra
Director: Anand L Rai

Synopsis: Ranjhanaa is the story of a Hindu Boy named Kundan, who stays in Banaras and falls madly in love with Zoya, a Muslim girl. He follows her everyday back and forth to her school. Destiny calls Zoya to Delhi for her further studies which leaves Kundan alone with his one-sided love story.

But, if love has its own reason, destiny has its own way — Zoya comes back to Banaras and this time she too is in love, but not with Kundan. She is in love with her classmate in Delhi, Akram.

The story gets complicated from here on. Kundan is at the crossroads — Will he be able to forget Zoya or help her meet her soulmate? The film packs a punch with its cast. Actor Dhanush will be making his Bollywood debut with the film and shares an interesting onscreen chemistry with Sonam Kapoor in the film.

The film tracks the evolution of the main characters from their childhood to adulthood.

Shortcut Romeo
Genre: Thriller
Cast: Neil Nitin Mukesh, Ameesha Patel, Puja Gupta, Rajesh Shringarpure, Vrajesh Hirjee, Ashutosh Kaushik, Mumaith Khan
Director: Susi Ganesh

Synopsis: Suraj a good-for-nothing man who, one day in a fit of rage, injures his younger brother. Following this, he is sent off from Goa to Mumbai to his uncle’s house. Suraj chances upon a couple indulging in lovemaking and captures them on his video camera. He later finds out it is an extra-marital affair and that the lovers Monica and Ashish are rich.

Despite Monica offering a lot of of money for the tape, Suraj refuses to part with it. His demand is much greater. He wants an assurance from her that she will provide him with luxury throughout his life. Monica succumbs to Suraj’s blackmail and foots his bills. Soon, Suraj meets Sherry and falls in love with her.

That’s when he begins to realise that there are more important than money in life. The cat and mouse game between Monica and Suraj goes on till Rahul (Monica’s husband) hires a private detective.

World War Z
Director: Marc Forster
Cast: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz and James Badge Dale

Synopsis: An ex-United Nations investigator, Lane senses that this is no ordinary traffic jam. As police helicopters buzz the sky, the city erupts into chaos. Something is causing hordes of people to viciously attack each other - a lethal virus that is spread through a single bite, turning healthy humans into something unrecognisable, unthinking and feral.

The origins of the virus are unknown, and the number of infected grows exponentially larger each day, quickly becoming a global pandemic. As the infected overwhelm the world's armies and rapidly topple its governments, Lane is forced to return to his dangerous former life to insure the safety of his family, leading a desperate worldwide search for the source of the epidemic and a means to stop its relentless spread.

Monsters University
Director: Dan Scanlon
Cast: Billy Crystal, John Goodman and Steve Buscemi

Synopsis: Mike Wazowski and James P Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn’t always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met, they couldn’t stand each other. Monsters University unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends. The film is set about 10 years before the events of Monsters, Inc (2001).

Enemmy - Law and Disorder
Crime thriller
Cast: Suniel Shetty, Johny Lever, Kay Kay Menon, Mithun Chakraborty, Mahaakshay Chakraborty, Uvika Chaudhary
Director: Ashuu Trikha

Synopsis: Enemmy is the story of four intrepid CID officers, who are entrusted with the responsibility of cracking down on the underworld and cleaning up the city by all means possible. When these cops initiate an investigation and manage to nab Mukhtar Memon, a crime lord, everyone heaves a sigh of relief. However, the relief is short-lived as gang wars start again. Deciding to up the ante, dynamic political leader RG, who had unleashed the CID sleuths, sends a CBI officer to Mumbai to get to the bottom of things.

However, what the officer discovers is that the gang war is merely a facade to find out about a heist, in which two truckloads of hard cash were stolen from Memon, who will stop at nothing to get his money back.

First Published: Jun 20, 2013 18:38 IST