By Hindustan Times
After last week's drought, it's raining films at the box-office. As many as six movies are hitting the theatres today, making this Friday a total filmy one.
Director: Siddharth Anand
Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Zayed Khan
Synopsis: A story about two strangers, each stranger than the other. You can meet someone in the most mundane of circumstances or in the most exotic ones. Akash and Kiara meet in a situation more unusual than most. They want to end their relationship right where they started it, as strangers. They travel down a path that is ridden with the exquisite pain and joy of falling in love, only they don't realize it.
A series of hilarious misadventures trace their bi-coastal road trip, as they go about fulfilling their last wishes. But then life interrupts, and painful choices must be made. The duo part with the understanding that their days together were a brief interlude of insanity, distanced from real life. They part as they met, as strangers. But is a love between two strangers worth another chance? Is it worth leaving behind all that is familiar? Is it truly the beginning they never expected?
Can you let a stranger change your life... forever?
Endhiran- The Robot
Genre: Science Fiction
Director: S. Shankar
Cast: Rajinikanth, Aishwarya Rai, Danny Denzongpa
Synopsis: Location - Chennai 2010
Mission - Creating a humanoid robot
Purpose - To help society
Configurations - Speed: One terra Hz, Memory: One zeta byte, Processor: Pentium ultra core millennia V2.
Special Features - A human who is not born but is created, by the scientist Dr. Vasi. He can dance, sing, fight, and is water and fire resistant. He can do all that a human can and more. Where a human can tell a falsehood to save himself this humanoid named Chitti, cannot lie.
Trouble shooting - While he has a photographic memory, he cannot understand human emotions. Dr. Vasi upgrades Chitti's processor to simulate human emotions without realising the repercussions. Chitti can now feel, and the first feeling that he discovers is love. Will this love come in the way of Dr. Vasi's purpose of creating Chitti? Will Dr. Vasi's own creation destroy him?
Director: Anton Corbijn
Cast: George Clooney, Irina Björklund, Thekla Reuten
Synopsis: A superlative assassin, Jack is a master craftsman. When a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American, he vows to his contact Larry that his next assignment will be his last. Jack reports to the Italian countryside, where he holes up in a small town and relishes being away from death for a spell. The assignment, is to construct a special weapon for a Belgian assassin. Surprising himself, Jack seeks out the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto and pursues a romance with local woman Clara. But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack might just be tempting fate.
Going The Distance
Director: Nanette Burstein
Cast: Drew Barrymore, Justin Long, Charlie Day, Christina Applegate
Synopsis: Garrett, who lives in New York City, has always had a problem with commitment and understanding what women want. He thinks he’s doing everything right, but learns the hard way that he cannot speak the female language when his girlfriend drops him. That night, his friends attempt to brighten up his spirits by taking him to a bar. He meets Erin who is playing a game, and ends up buying her a beer, then winning at bar trivia, and eventually having breakfast with her the next morning. Erin is only in New York City for the summer, and will be returning to grad school in San Francisco in six weeks. They start a no-strings-attached summer fling relationship that turns into a seriously meaningful love affair. They realise that they just might be meant for each other, but Erin has to return home.
Will their love survive the distance between New York City and San Francisco?
Benny and Babloo
Director: Yunus Sajawale
Cast: Kay Kay Menon, Rajpal Yadav, Riya Sen, Shweta Tiwari
Synopsis: The story is about two idealistic samaritans, Benny and Babloo, working in Mumbai. After a brief stint as waiters, the two land up in distinctly different jobs. Benny becomes a bell boy in a five star hotel, whereas Babloo lands up as a waiter in a ladies service bar. Benny initially considers his job to be far superior to Babloo's, but during a series of hilarious and eye-opening experiences, both gradually realise that their professions have far more in common than they had thought.
Khichdi— The Movie
Director: Aatish Kapadia
Cast: Supriya Pathak, Anang Desai, Rajeev Mehta, Girish Sahdev, Nimisha Vakharia
Synopsis: Narrated by the two wise kids of the hilariously madcap Parekh family, the movie is about the hare-brained dreams of a snail-brained bunch of lovable losers. Hansa's brother Himanshu has a burning ambition: to have a legendary love story. Parminder, Himanshu's neighbour falls in love with him for no logical reason, and the two get engaged. That's when this ridiculous story takes a ridiculous turn. Himanshu realizes on the eve of the wedding that this marriage would mean doom to his desire to have a legendary love story. After all, nothing interesting ever happened in his love story to make it memorable. No resistance, no conflict, no separation, no sad song, no climax, nothing. And so the whole Parekh family sets out to stall the wedding. And then begins their journey to create all those missing stages in Himanshu's love story, in order to make it legendary.