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  Bollywood Preview | Bollywood Watch

HINDI MOVIE RELEASES EXPECTED THIS MONTH
By SHEPHALI J. RELE



Uday Chopra and Tanisha play “Neal ‘N’ Nikki.”
“Neal ‘N’ Nikki”: Starring Uday Chopra, Tanisha; directed by Arjun Sablok; music by Salim-Sulaiman.

This Yashraj Films production, set across beautiful Canadian landscapes, stars Uday Chopra as Neal along side Kajol’s younger sister, Tanisha as Nikki Bakshi. They play two Indians raised in Canada. Neal is a confident, cool guy who agrees to marry a girl from Bhatinda according to his parents’ wishes. His one condition is a three-week bachelor vacation to Vancouver. Neal scores a date with super model on the first day, but a spunky Indian girl named Nikki ruins it. Through several chance encounters, Nikki spoils whatever Neal plans.

Finally, the two call a truce and become curious buddies after exchanging life stories as they explore the countryside. But wait, just as sparks arise, Neal realizes Nikki has plans to use him. Does Neal cut his trip short and return home? Do they realize what they have been looking for is right next to them? Or is the anonymous girl from Bhatinda the right choice? The makers say nice is out and naughty is in for this fun-filled journey.

“Bluffmaster”: Starring Abhishek Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Ritiesh Deshmukh, Nana Patekar; directed by Rohan Sippy; music by Vishal-Shekhar.



Abhishek Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra appear together in “Bluffmaster.”
Stylized con capers seem to be the flavor of the year. This one features Abhishek Bachchan as Roy, a professional swindler who’s calm, cool and smart and considers his work an art form. Priyanka Chopra plays Simmi, an honest and sincere girl who Roy truly loves. Roy can’t confess his life’s reality to Simmi. When past events catch up to him and Simmi discovers the truth, she can’t forgive the deceit and Roy loses her forever. That’s when Aditya, played by Ritiesh Deshmukh, enters. He’s frantic, dumb and untidy, Roy’s total opposite.

Their only common ground, is being conmen. Although Roy considers Aditya an embarrassment, he agrees to teach him the rules of the game. As Roy warms up to his student’s charms, his world is suddenly turned upside down. Someone who could outsmart anyone and anything is suddenly pushed into a corner with no exit. “Bluffmaster” features an upbeat musical score and promises an exhilarating roller coaster ride of laughs, excitement and emotions.

“Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi”: Starring Shahid Kapur, Amrita Rao, Sanjay Dutt; directed by Mahesh Manjrekar.



Shahid Kapur and Amrita Rao star in “Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi.”
This wholesome entertainer for kids of all ages promises spectacular special effects. Shahid Kapur plays Aditya or Adi Chacha, who lives in an inherited house in Mumbai with his grandmother, brother, sister and several nieces and nephews. Amrita Rao is Neha, the children’s tutor, who lives nearby. Everyone wants to see Aditya and Neha together but Aditya wants his sister, Antara, to get married first. Expecting a huge business payoff, Adi mortgages his house for the money needed for his sister’s dowry.

Antara is soon engaged and Adi agrees to marry Neha. Soon after, Adi meets with an accident. In the hospital, a well-dressed man played by Sanjay Dutt arrives with a young boy. Suddenly, the three of them are in the clouds driving away in a luxury car. The dashing character is actually Yamraj collecting souls. Adi convinces Yamraj to let him return to earth for a few days because his untimely death will lead to dire consequences for his family. Yamraj agrees but warms Adi he won’t be seen or heard. How will Adi succeed in solving his family’s troubles? After the more serious “Viruddh,” director Mahesh Manjrekar blends thrills, comedy and fantasy in this family flick.


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