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Crook, Do Dooni Chaar hit theatres!

Mahesh Bhatt's romantic-thriller, Crook, starring Emraan Hashmi and Rishi-Neetu's comeback venture Do Dooni Chaar premiere today. Here's a look at other Friday releases.

bollywood Updated: Oct 08, 2010 03:49 IST
Hindustan Times

Genre: Romantic/ Thriller
Director: Mohit Suri
Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Neha Sharma, Arjan Bajwa
Synopsis: The story of Crook is about Jai, who has a knack for getting into trouble. His father, a gangster who wanted to reform, was betrayed my a corrupt police officer, resulting in his death, which Jai was a witness to. This traumatic incident left a lasting impression on Jai’s mind that there was no point in being good and that ‘It’s Good to be Bad.’ Despite repeated attempts by his guardian to reform him, Jai becomes a criminal. Eventually Inspector Joesph (his guardian) arranges an alternate identity for him as one Suraj Bhardwaj, and sends him away to Australia for a fresh start.

Almost immediately after landing, Jai meets Suhani, an Indian Australian with vision of ‘one world’. Although she hails from a traditional Punjabi family that takes pride in being Indian, Suhani secretly fosters a much more liberal outlook towards life. Her elder brother Samarth is just the opposite. Jai finds his home with the bumbling punju boys GoldE and gang. GoldE warns Jai to stay out of trouble and concentrate on his work - arranging for Jai to get a job as a taxi driver in Samarth’s garage. Suhani soon feels an attraction to him.

Jai knows that if he can make Suhani marry him, he can attain permanent residency. He also flirts with Nicole, the stripper from a nearby strip club whose brother Russel is a rowdy skinhead from the block. Trouble follows when Jai witnesses a cold-blooded racial assault on Samarth. As racial attacks erupt around the city, Jai is faced with is a choice. Should he run away like he has before, or should he stay and fight, for his love and for what is right?

Genre: Horror
Director: Shyam Ramsay
Cast: Rufy Khan, Karron Mallik, Anishka, Shakti Kapoor, Tiku Talsania, Sadashiv Amrapurkar
Synopsis: The Blue Roof guest house is believed to be haunted. The guest house manager Waghmare, is sure that this guest house is a den of laughing ghosts and lurking spirits.

Sahil and Rakesh are best friends and are bored and frustrated. Sahil wants to become a famous writer while Rakesh believes that he has it in himself to be Bollywood’s top director. They rope in an underworld don as financier and decide to make a film themselves, directed by Takesh and written by Sahil.

And so the entire unit comes to Blue Roof guest house and proceed to shoot their authentic horror film despite Waghmare’s warnings.

Slowly, Waghmare's warnings start coming true. The guest house is indeed haunted, but by whom? Or what? Through the utter chaos going on, one by one, they are being murdered. Will they solve the mystery in time? Will they escape?

The Town
Genre: Action
Director: Ben Affleck
Cast: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm
Synopsis: Doug MacRay is the brains and ruthless leader of a gang of bank robbers. He is looking for one last big heist that will give him the chance to leave town. But no one will let him, especially, his right-hand man “Jem” James Coughlin. At a recent bank job, Doug took the bank manager Claire, hostage, eventually setting her free unharmed. Doug knows that he should leave Claire alone, but she only lives four blocks from him, and he begins to fall for her. Their romantic involvement is about to take them down a perilous path.

Genre: Animation
Director: Dhavala Satyam
Synopsis: The story of Lava and Kusa is a part of the Ramayana. This animated film tells the story of the twins, their birth and their adventures.
Lava and Kusa were born at Sage Valmiki’s hermitage, to Sita. They learnt from Valmiki of the Ramayana and the usage of divine weapons, in a series of thrilling action sequences. The twist in the story begins when the twins set off to Ayodhya to recite Valmiki Ramayana in the kingdom of Lord Rama. After performing the recital of they get to learn that Sita was banished by Rama, so the twins return in anger.

When Rama performs the Aswamedha yagna, the Ashwa (Horse) comes into the hermitage of Valmiki, and the twins seize the chance to question Rama regarding Sita and to argue with him regarding Dharma.

They tie the horse and invite Rama for a battle. They successfully defeat his army, leaving Rama no option but to enter the battlefield himself.Sita and Valmiki get there and prevent the fight by telling the truth to Lord Rama, that these twins Lava and Kusa are his own sons.

Lord Rama affectionately embraces them and requests Sita to also to return to Ayodhya, but she refuses and prays to her mother Bhoomatha (the Earth Goddess) and sinks into earth. Then Lord Rama announces that Lava-Kusa, the twin warriors, are the crown princes of Ayodhya.

Do Dooni Chaar
Genre: Comedy
Director: Habib Faisal
Cast: Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh, Archit Krishna, Aditi Vasudev
Synopsis: Life can be tough for a man who teaches at a school for a living, lives in a DDA flat in Delhi, and is coping with the double digit inflation rates and single digit increments in his salary. Add to that, a teenage daughter, a fast-track son and a wife who loves the good life. The life of the Duggals is passing by in simply taking care of the basics, until one day, they decide to dream. Their ticket to dreaming comes in the form of a wedding invitation. What follows is a journey of chaos, realisations, calculations, confrontations and bonding. The crazy Duggals will fight it out at home (and the neighbourhood) for what they think is a ‘good buy’ for the family! This family bonds in the most unexpected and hilarious situations. And just when they think they are sorted out, comes one big, lurking temptation, much like the apple in the Garden of Eden. And then, begins another journey that will drive them, and you, pretty much nuts.

Do Dooni Chaar talks of the middle class man and his struggle in coping with the fast, new ‘India Shining’. It’s funny, real and heart warming.

Eat Pray Love
Genre: Drama
Director: Ryan Murphy
Cast: Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem, Billy Crudup, Viola Davis
Synopsis: Liz Gilbert had everything a modern woman is supposed to dream of having - a husband, a house, a successful career - yet like so many others, she found herself lost. Newly divorced and at a crossroads, Gilbert steps out of her comfort zone, and embarks upon a journey around the world, that becomes a quest for self-discovery. In her travels, she discovers the joys of eating in Italy, the power of prayer in India, and, finally and unexpectedly, true love in Bali.

First Published: Oct 07, 2010 17:43 IST