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A look at the movies releasing today

From Yeh Saali Zindagi to Sanctum, have a check at the films releasing today.

entertainment Updated: Feb 04, 2011 01:18 IST

Yeh Saali Zindagi
Genre: Thriller
Director: Sudhir Mishra
Stars: Irrfan Khan, Chitrangda Singh, Arunoday Singh, Aditi Rao, Saurabh Shukla, Vipin Sharma, Yashpal Sharma, Sushant Singh, Prashant Narayanan

Synopsis: It’s a quirky love story in the guise of a thriller. Its an obtuse take on how far both the protagonists go to get the women they love and how sometimes one screw-up can set everything right.

Arun (Irrfan Khan) has to save Priti (Chitrangda Singh) the woman he loves, but for that he first has to save the man Priti loves- Shyam, the future son in law of a powerful minister. Meanwhile, time is running out for Kuldeep (Arunoday Singh), the young gangster who is on his last job as his wife is threatening to walk out on him completely, and he begins to suspect she is leaving him to go into the arms of another man.

The job has gone haywire for it is still unknown to Kuldeep that the Ministers’ daughters’engagement with Shyam is off and now she doesn’t care whether Shyam lives or dies.

Priti finds herself inextricably caught in this mess and Arun has to save her life. But for that he has to risk everything, and put his own life at stake, he wonders why he should do it at all, if she still loves another. The film rides a roller-coaster towards an intriguing climax, where all the players have to fend for their lives and love.

Who gets the girl, and who gets the money, and who escapes by the skin of his teeth, form the films’ background. There are many jokers in the pack, and some aces up some sleeves.

Genre: Thriller
Director: Alister Grierson
Stars: Richard Roxburgh Alice Parkinson Rhys Wakefield

Synopsis: This 3-D action-thriller, co-produced by Avatar director James Cameron, follows a team of underwater cave divers on a treacherous expedition to the largest and least accessible cave system on Earth.

When a tropical storm forces them deep into the caverns, they must fight raging water, deadly terrain and creeping panic as they search for an unknown escape route to the sea.

With dwindling supplies, the crew is forced to navigate an underwater labyrinth to make it out and survive. Also, there is a father-son relationship that is at the heart of the story.

The underwater cave divers are confronted with the unavoidable question: Can they survive, or will they be trapped forever?

Alpha and Omega
Genre: Animation
Directors: Anthony Bell, Ben Gluck
Stars: Hayden Panettiere, Christina Ricci and Justin Long

Synopsis: Two wolves, Kate and Humphrey, know each other since childhood. But they are on oppose ends of the social structure of their Western pack, with Kate being an Alpha daughter of the pack leader and Humphrey an ordinary Omega. Kate is about to marry Garth of the Eastern Pack, despite Humphrey’s love for her.

However, before the wedding, Kate and Humphrey are captured by the park’s rangers. Humphrey offers to help Kate return home. However, as they struggle to get her home, love blossoms between the two, which is bound to complicate things back home.

Utt Pataang
Genre: Comedy
Director: Srikanth Velagaleti
Stars: Mahie Gill, Brijendra Kala and Sanjay Mishra

Synopsis: Utt Pataang is a story that takes place in one night, where a simpleton Vinay Pathak is caught in a dangerous money deal that has gone horribly wrong.

Caught in this chase is his private detective friend Saurabh Shukla, a heartbroken woman (Mona Singh), a French-obsessed gangster (Vinay Pathak again) and the gangster’s arm candy (Mahie Gill), all thrown into a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse chase. Layers of secrecy unfold and game gets worse as the night wears on.

United Six
Genre: Thriller
Director: Vishal Aryan Singh
Stars: Brahim Achabbakhe, Leigh Barwell and Isha Batwe

Synopsis:United Six is the story of six girls, living in Bangkok. They are going through a tough phase in their lives. Their dreams have shattered, their aspirations crushed. Out of frustration and out of anger, they decide to rob a bank.

One of the girls, Jia, who was fired from the bank for refusing to sleep with her boss, convinces the others and leads them. They rent a bakery adjacent to the bank and start digging a tunnel which would lead them to the strong room of the bank. However, one by one, the girls give up the idea. However, they get shocked to see that the bank indeed got robbed and the blame is on their heads. How the girls struggle their way out of this strange situation forms the rest of the plot.