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Movies releasing today

Movies releasing this week are Department, What To Expect When You’re Expecting, The Raven, Mr Bhatti On Chutti etc. Have a look at the list of the films to catch up this weekend!

bollywood Updated: May 18, 2012 12:03 IST
Hindustan Times
Chhota Bheem And The Curse of Damyaan,Don't Be Afraid of The Dark,Mr Bhatti On Chutti

Genre: Action-drama
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Anjana Sukhani, Rana Daggubati and Naseeruddin Shah
Director: Ram Gopal Varma
Synopsis: Sarjeroa (Amitabh Bachchan) represents a machiavellian character whose power lies in his manipulation and deception. Mahadev (Sanjay Dutt) represents an ultra-dynamic character whose power lies in his dual personality which he very successfully hides. Shivnarayan (Rana Duggabati) represents a shoot-first-and-talk-later kind of a character, whose power lies in obedience to the people who he respects. The story is about a power struggle between them.

What To Expect When You’re Expecting

Genre: Comedy

Cast: Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez

Director: Kirk Jones

Synopsis: The lives of five couples get turned upside down by the challenges of impending parenthood. TV fitness guru Jules and dance show star Evan find out that their celebrity lives have been upturned by the demands of pregnancy. Baby author Wendy gets a taste of her mommy advice when pregnancy hormones ravage her body, while Wendy’s hubby tries not to be outdone by his alpha-dad. Photographer Holly wants to adopt a child, but her hubby isn’t so sure.


The Raven

Genre: Mystery-drama

Cast: John Cusack, Alice Eve and Luke Evans

Director: James McTeigue

Synopsis: When a mother and daughter are found brutally murdered in 19th century Baltimore, detective Emmett Fields discovers that the crime resembles a fictional murder described in gory detail in one of the stories penned by writer Edgar Allan Poe. Soon, another grisly murder occurs, also based on a popular Poe story. Realising a serial killer is on the loose using Poe's writings as the backdrop for his murders, Fields enlists the author’s help in unraveling the case. But, Poe’s girlfriend is in danger of becoming the murderer’s next victim.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Genre: Drama

Cast: Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and Maggie Smith

Director: John Madden

Synopsis: A group of British retirees travel to the "less expensive and exotic" India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements indicated, the Marigold Hotel is a shell of its former self. But, nevertheless the hotel slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways.

Mr Bhatti On Chutti

Genre: Comedy

Cast: Anupam Kher, Ashwani Chopra, Abid Ali, Amaan Irees, Bhairavi Goswami, Shakti Kapoor

Director: Karan Razdan

Synopsis: Mr Bhatti is a bank clerk, a lovable yet lonely nerd. He has a passion to implement his peace plan aimed at ‘saving the world’. Opportunity comes knocking when he mysteriously wins a free trip to Europe, though he has entered no contest. What intrigues him is: who has sent him the ticket and the hotel package free of cost?

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

Genre: Horror-drama

Cast: Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce and Bailee Madison

Director: Troy Nixey

Synopsis: A young girl is sent to live with her estranged father and his girlfriend at their new home. The father, Alex, has plans to spruce up the home with the help of his interior decorator girlfriend, Kim. The previous owner of the house was a famous painter who mysteriously disappeared. Alex’s daughter, Sally, soon discovers the cause of the painter’s disappearance.

Chhota Bheem And The Curse of Damyaan'

Dr Seuss’ The Lorax

Genre: Action-adventure

Cast: Zac Efron, Taylor Swift and Danny DeVito

Director: Chris Renaud, Kyle Balda

Synopsis: In Thneed-Ville, where everything is artificial, a boy named Ted hopes to win the heart of his dream girl, Audrey. When he learns of her wish to see a real tree, Ted seeks out the Once-ler, a ruined old businessman outside of town in a stark wasteland. Upon hearing of how the hermit gave into his greed for profits and devastated the land over the protests of the Lorax, Ted is inspired to undo the disaster.

First Published: May 17, 2012 17:28 IST