Small films before Diwali blast

Before Diwali, there is a lull in Bollywood boulevard. Small budget films like Nakshatra and Maalik Ek are hitting the theatres today. But there's sufficient masala for Hollywood lovers. Read on.

bollywood Updated: Oct 29, 2010 01:18 IST
Hindustan Times

Films releasing today:

Piranha 3D
Genre: Thriller/ Sci-fi
Director: Alexandre Aja
Cast: Jessica Szohr, Steven R. McQueen, Elisabeth Shue, Jerry OConnell, Ving Rhames, Adam Scott, Kelly Brook
Synopsis: Every year the population of sleepy Lake Victoria explodes from 5,000 to 50,000 for Spring Break, a riot of sun and drunken fun. But this year, there's something more to worry about than hangovers and complaints from local old timers; a new type of terror is about to be cut loose on Lake Victoria. After a sudden underwater tremor sets free scores of the prehistoric man-eating fish, an unlikely group of strangers must band together to stop themselves from becoming fish food for the areas new razor-toothed residents.

From Paris With Love
Genre: Action
Director: Pierre Morel
Cast: John Travolta, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Kasia Smutniak
Synopsis: James Reece is an ambitious aide to the US Ambassador in Paris, doing little jobs for the CIA and hoping to get into black ops. On the night he and his girlfriend, Caroline, become engaged, he’s told to pick up Charlie Wax at Orly. Charlie is an unorthodox government employee - large, bald and bearded, foul-mouthed and eccentric. Charlie immediately takes James on a wild ride of murder and mayhem. But Charlie can be charming, too — where will it lead?


Genre: Thriller/ Romance

Director: Mohan Savalkar

Cast: Milind Soman, Anupam Kher, Shubh, Sabina Sheema

Milind SomanSynopsis: When an opportunity to write a script for a movie comes to Ajay, an aspiring screen writer, he is thrilled, more by thought of finally being able to prove him to Jiya, the girl he loves, than the knowledge that this could very well be the beginning of a bright future in the world of celluloid.

A robbery being the main theme of the plot, Ajay works hard at getting the script right. Jiya is elated when Ajay is arrested for a crime he didn't commit. Sharad, his friend who had helped him several times in the past, promises to bail him out as soon as possible. Jiya, who has been helping Ajay clear his name, makes a surprising discovery. The fact that she now knows the identity of the killer and the mastermind behind the plot does little to ease her mind.

Film Nakshatra is a romantic thriller that deals the complexities of life. It is a story that portrays different shades of colors that paint a bond of love between two completely different people. It is a story about a dreamer, whose dream is mislead by destiny, as it charges ahead to prove itself. It is a story about the dreamer who then chases the law of love, truth, justice and destiny.

Legend of the Guardians
Genre: Fantasy
Director: Zack Snyder
Cast: Jim Sturgess, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham, Emily Barclay
Synopsis: Soren, a young barn owl, is kidnapped by owls of St. Aggie's, ostensibly an orphanage, where owlets are brainwashed into becoming soldiers. He and his new friends escape to the island of Ga'Hoole, to assist its noble, wise owls who fight the army being created by the wicked rulers of St. Aggie's. The film is based on the first three books in the series.

Bitch Slap
Genre: Action
Director: Rick Jacobson
Cast: Julia Voth, Erin Cummings, America Olivo, Michael Hurst
Synopsis: When three curvaceous babes, stripper Trixe, business executive Hel, and the feisty ex-con Camero, arrive at a desert hideaway to steal a stash of diamonds from an underworld kingpin, things quickly spiral out of control. Allegiances are switched, truths are revealed, criminals are unmasked and nothing is quite what it seems as the fate of the world is precariously balanced among this trio of sexy femmes fatales.

Maalik Ek
Genre: Mythological/ Devotional
Director: Deepak Balraj Vij
Cast: Jackie Shroff, Divya Dutta, Shakti Kapoor, Sudesh Berry, Vikram Gokhale, Parikshat Sahn
Synopsis:Maalik Ek is based on biography of Sai Baba of Shirdi. It is based on the preaching and philosophy of the great fakir and saint Shri Sai Baba. The film enlightens one of those spiritual experiences of Baba, known only to the blessed few. In order to enable the masses to experience this heart touching “Sai Baba's grace", Maalik Ek team has decided to dub the film in various regional and international languages. Maalik Ek takes to the era, during which the great fakir Shri Sai Baba was refused entry into various communities and villages surrounding Shirdi.

First Published: Oct 28, 2010 18:20 IST