Cinema showdown

These are the ten movies which you should watch out for this October.

bollywood Updated: Oct 01, 2010 00:40 IST
Hindustan Times

Director: Priyadarshan
Starring: Ajay Devgn, Akshaye Khanna and Bipasha Basu
USP: First big film on the honour killings in Haryana
Budget: Shot in Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu at a budget of Rs 20 crore
What’s the buzz: The film delayed its release twice because of a clash with the Babri Masjid verdict, before settling on an Oct 1 release.

Anjaana Anjaani
Director: Siddharth Anand
Starring: Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra
USP: It marks author Advaita Kala’s debut as a scriptwriter
Budget: Shot in New York City, Las Vegas and San Francisco at a budget of Rs 25 crore
What’s the buzz: The chemistry between Ranbir and Priyanka is said to be sizzling

Jhoota Hi Sahi
Director: Abbas Tyrewala
Starring: John Abraham and Pakhi
USP: It’s the first time John Abraham sports a geeky look
Budget: Shot in London at for approximate Rs 45crore
What’s the buzz: The film’s unique promotional activities — John rappled down a billboard and took a lie detector test.

Rakta Charitra
Starring: Vivek Oberoi and Shatrughan Sinha
USP: This is actor Vivek Oberoi’s first film with Ram Gopal Varma, since their alleged split in 2002
Budget: Shot in the locales of Rayalaseema, Andhra Pradesh for a budget of Rs 30 crore
What’s the buzz: Varma has sung a song in the film and Oberoi sports a chic moustached look

Starring: Rajinikanth and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
USP: This is Rajinikanth’s first film in 3 years, and is also the costliest Indian film ever made
Budget: Shot in several exotic locations for Rs150crore
What’s the buzz: Tickets for the film in the US were sold out minutes after sales began

Director: Robert Schwentke
Starring: Bruce Willis and Morgan Freeman
USP: Based on the DC Comics limited series
Budget: Filmed in Toronto and New Orleans, it is a multi-million dollar production
What’s the buzz: A game on the film has already been introduced

Director: Jennifer C Lynch
Starring: Mallika Sherawat and Irrfan Khan
USP: Bollywood actor Mallika Sherawat plays a man eating snake in this unusual story
Budget: Filmed across India for $15 million
What’s the buzz: The special effects have been praised

Director: Clint Eastwood
Starring: Matt Damon and Cécile de France
USP: Tells three parallel stories about people affected by death
Budget: Shot in California and Hawaii, it is a multi-million dollar production
What’s the buzz: Showcased at the 48th New York Film Festival

Director: John Curran
Starring: Robert De Niro and Edward Norton
USP: Touted as an acting face off between De Niro and Norton
Budget: Shot in Michigan, US for $22 million
What’s the buzz: Opened to mixed reactions at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The American
Director: Anton Corbijn
Starring: George Clooney and Grant Heslov
USP: An adaptation of Martin Booth’s 1990 novel, A Very Private Gentleman
Budget: Filmed in Sweden and Italy at a budget of $20 million
What’s the buzz: It has been compared to The Bourne series.

Playing it safe
Until Wednesday, there were 20 films lined up for a release, but three films - UTV’s Paan Singh Tomar, Anjum Rizvi’s Flat and Rahat Kazmi’s Impatient Vivek — have decided to delay their release to November. “Because of the Ayodhya verdict, a few films were postponed, and now there are too many films lined up, and there is just too much clutter. There are six films in a single week! We thought it was better to postpone our release and be safe rather than sorry,” says Rizvi.

The line up of Bollywood releases
Friday, October 1

Anjaana Anjaani
Benny and Babloo
Khichdi-The Movie

Friday, October 8
Crook- It’s good to be bad
Do Dooni Chaar
Lava Kusa

Friday, October 15
Baru-The Wonder Kid
Dunno Y..Na Jaane Kyun
Jhootha Hi Sahi
Knock Out
Ramayana-The Epic

Friday, October 22
Allah Ke Bande
Dus Tola
Rakhta Charit

Friday, October 29

First Published: Sep 30, 2010 17:44 IST