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Harry Potter..., Guzaarish hit theatres

This Friday, movie-goers would be treated with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's intense drama Guzaarish on one hand, and fantasy flick Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows - I on the other. So what's your pick?

bollywood Updated: Nov 19, 2010 01:06 IST
Hindustan Times

This Friday, movie-goers would be treated with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's intense drama Guzaarish on one hand, and fantasy flick Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows - I. So what's your pick?

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows - I
Genre: Fantasy
Director: David Yates
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Bill Nighy, Emma Watson, Richard Griffiths, Bonnie Wright, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter
Synopsis: Voldemort’s power is growing stronger. He now has control over the Ministry of Magic and Hogwarts. Harry, Ron, and Hermione decide to finish Dumbledore’s work and find the rest of the Horcruxes to defeat the Dark Lord. But, little hope remains for the Trio, and the rest of the Wizarding World, so everything they do must go exactly
as planned.

Genre: Romance
Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Monikangana Dutta, Rajit Kapoor, Shernaz Patel, Sanjay Lafont, Nafisa Ali
Synopsis: The verdant green landscape, the magnetic blue waters and the warm bright sunshine of Goa is home to one of the greatest magicians of his time, Ethan Mascarenhas. Presently hosting a Radio Show that spreads magic, hope and laughter to every listener and caller through his irrepressible wit and humour, it is difficult to imagine that this is a man who has been immobilized with a spinal injury for the last fourteen years of his life.

Ethan is aided through every moment of his present life by the epicenter of his world — his nurse, Sofia D’Souza. Theirs is a love beautiful in its implicit silence, unwavering in its quiet strength and spirited in their constant verbal sparring.
On the fourteenth anniversary of his accident, Ethan decides to seek control over his own life. He makes a petition to the Court that shocks the world and leaves Sofia in a stunned state, challenging their relationship and their love.

Alongside all the tumult that follows, a young man named Omar Siddiqui bursts into Ethan’s world, with a single-minded desire to learn magic from the very best.

While on one hand Ethan passes on his magical legacy, on the other, he fights tooth-and-nail to demand the most basic right that every human being is entitled to — the right to his own life. The ethics, the morality, the kindness and cruelty of this mission creates a storm in all the lives that it envelops and its resolution forms the startling conclusion of Ethan’s remarkable journey.

Shahrukh Bola Khoobsurat Hai Tu
Genre: Comedy
Director: Makrand Deshpande
Cast: Shah Rukh Khan (special appearance), Pritika Chawla, Sanjay Dadheech, Kay Kay Menon
Synopsis: Laali (Preetika) is one of the biggest Shah Rukh Khan fans in the city. She believes that one day, she will be his heroine and meet him in person. For now, though, she sells flowers on the road to make money for her family, brother, and boyfriend. One day, while selling flowers, she stops near a car since she hears a voice asking for some flowers. She goes over and finds her Shah Rukh sitting in the front seat. She nearly faints, but the actor grabs her and floors her by saying, ‘Khubsurat hai tu’. From the moment she meets him, she can’t stop talking about the incident, but nobody believes her. What will she do to convince people?

Spanish Beauty
Genre: Drama/Romance
Director: Ricardo De Montreuil
Cast: Barbara Mori, Christian Meier, Manolo Cardona
Synopsis: A woman bored with marriage discovers the pleasure and pain of infidelity in this stylish drama from Mexico. Soniya (Barbara) is a beautiful woman, who has been married to Ishaan (Christian), for almost a decade. While Soniya still loves her husband, she feels the spark has gone out of their relationship, and she becomes restless and anxious.

Hoping to find the excitement she craves, Soniya falls into an affair with Rohan (Manolo), Ishaan’s rough-edged but handsome friend.

The passionate affair is deeply satisfying for both of them, but the adulterous couple must deal with the sharp sting of betrayal when Ishaan finds out that they have been sleeping together. However, the story takes a turn when we find out the affair is not as simple as it seems, and an exciting plot around revenge unfolds.

First Published: Nov 18, 2010 17:50 IST