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A royal scandal, the war for power and fight for money continues with the return of Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster while Saare Jahaan Se Mehnga takes a satirical dig at ‘mehngai’ (inflation). Here's what the weekend has in store.

movie-reviews Updated: Mar 08, 2013 01:42 IST
Hindustan Times

Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns

Genre: Drama

Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia

Cast: Jimmy Sheirgill, Mahie Gill, Irrfan, Soha Ali Khan and Randeep Hooda

Synopsis: The royal scandal, the war for power and fight for money continues with the return of Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster. Aditya Pratap Singh is crippled and is trying to recover from the physical disability and his wife’s betrayal.

His wife, seductress Madhavi Devi is now an MLA. Her relationship with Aditya may have broken to shambles, but her relation with alcohol is deep, dark and daunting. Indarjeet Singh, a ragged prince who has lost everything but his pride, pledges to get back his family’s respect which was once destroyed by Aditya’s ancestors. Ranjana is a modern ambitious girl who is madly in love with Indarjeet.

The story takes a new turn when Aditya falls in love with Ranjana and forces Birendra, her father, to get them married. In this game of live chess between Saheb, Biwi and Gangster, the winner, the survivor will take it all.


Saare Jahaan Se Mehnga

Genre: Satire

Director: Anshul Sharma

Cast: Sanjay Mishra, Vishwa Mohan Badola, Sitaram Panchal, Zakir Hussain

Synopsis: Saare Jahaan Se Mehnga is is a satirical take on ‘mehngai’ (inflation). The film revolves around a middle class family who hail from a small north Indian city. The family, crushed under the burden of high prices, tries to deal with the situation through an ingenious idea, not realising the problems that they would get tangled into as a result of this idea.

The film, from here on, tracks the hillarious journey of this family that tries to battle these issues, ultimately culminating into a

tearjerker climax.

Oz, The Great and Powerful
Director: Sam Raimi
Cast: James Franco, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz and Mila Kunis
Synopsis: Oscar Diggs, a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz. At first, he thinks he has hit the jackpot — fame and fortune are his for the taking.
However, all that changes when he meets three witches, Theodora, Evanora and Glinda, who all are not convinced that he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity and a bit of wizardry, Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well.

21 & Over
Genre: Comedy
Directors: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
Cast: Miles Teller, Justin Chon and Jonathan Keltz
Synopsis: Straight-A college student Jeff Chang has always done what he was supposed to do. But when his two best friends — Casey and Miller — surprise him with a visit for his 21st birthday, Jeff decides to do everything he wants to do for a change, even though his important medical school interview is scheduled for next morning.
His friends take him out for his 21st birthday on the night before the all-important medical school interview. What was supposed to be a quick beer becomes a night of humiliation, over indulgence and utter debauchery in this coming-of-drinking-age-comedy, from the writers of The Hangover. The film deals with the concept of living youth to its fullest. The film tracks Justin’s adventures and escapades on his 21st birthday.

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