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Movies releasing today

Dibakar Banerjee's political thriller Shanghai starring Emraan Hashmi, Abhay Deol, Kalki and Prosenjit has hit theatres today. It's a big Friday for Hollywood also as Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted and Prometheus are also releasing.

bollywood Updated: Jun 08, 2012 01:27 IST
Hindustan Times
Shanghai,Dibakar Banerjee,Emraan Hashmi

Movies releasing today

Director: Dibakar Banerjee
Genre: Political thriller
Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Abhay Deol, Kalki Koechlin, Prosenjit Chatterjee

Synopsis: Based on the novel Z by Vassilis Vassilikos, the movie is based in a bustling Indian city gearing up for the latest celebrated political elections. Four individuals there find themselves tied up into a gruesome game of crime and politics. A young activist encounters a shocking and disturbing road accident, which leaves a prominent political figure in a critical condition. A lone girl on the street believes it to be a murder. A porn filmmaker claims to have documented proof that will bring the government down. A high-ranking bureaucrat is brought in by the government for damage control. As days go by, those involved discover a hidden secret: a vision of a new metropolis, a pipe dream, a dream called Shanghai.

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
Director: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath, Conrad Vernon
Genre: Animated comedy
Voiceover Cast: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith, David Schwimmer, Sacha Baron Cohen
Synopsis: After the success of Madagascar and Madagascar-Escape to Africa, the third installment in the franchise is back with Alex the lion (Stiller), Marty the Zebra (Rock), Gloria the Hippo (Pinkett Smith), Melman the giraffe (Schwimmer) and King Julian (Cohen). Leaving Africa behind, the animals have taken a detour and surfaced in Europe — on a hunt for the penguins and chimps who have managed to break the bank of a Monte Carlo casino. Their journey took the Zoosters from New York, to the eponymous island of Madagascar, then to the wilds of Africa. The outing this time is in 3D.

Director: Ridely Scott
Genre: Sci-fi
Cast: Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce, Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace
Synopsis: A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race. Set in the late 21st century, the story centers on the crew of the spaceship Prometheus as they follow a star map discovered among the remnants of several ancient Earth civilisations. Led to a distant world and an advanced civilisation, the crew seeks the origins of humanity, but instead discovers a threat that could lead to the extinction of the human race.

First Published: Jun 07, 2012 18:20 IST