HINDI MOVIE RELEASES EXPECTED THIS MONTH
By SHEPHALI J. RELE
This futuristic film is said to have special effects never before seen in Hindi films. Newcomer Harman Baweja plays Karan a young guy, full of life who's not afraid to break the rules. Karan is in love with Sana, played by Priyanka Chopra. She's somewhat the opposite of Karan, shy and quiet, but believes love is everything. Booman Irani is Dr. Khanna, Karan's eccentric uncle, who's invented a time machine.
All three, along with Sana's younger siblings find themselves in Mumbai 2050, a fascinating city with flying cars, holograms, robots, 200-story buildings, teleportation and more. Karan and Sana get separated during the exciting journey and a mysterious woman of the future enters the story. Zayesha, also played by Priyanka Chopra, is a popular rockstar. Unlike Sana, she's daring, headstrong and doesn't believe in love. There's a robotic teddy bear and an android named QT who try to reunite Karan and Sana from the forces of an evil villain. You can expect adventure and romance from this summer entertainer.
This hip romantic comedy introduces the Aamir Khan's nephew, Imran Khan, grandson of Mansoor Khan. Imran Khan plays Jai Singh Rathore or "Rats", a Rajput by birth but very peaceful by nature. Genelia D'Souza is Aditi or "Meow," a passionate girl you wouldn't want on your bad side. And when she gets in a fight, only Jai can calm her down. They seem an unlikely couple but are oddly just right for each other according to their friends and parents. But do they know it? Add to the story their friends, Rotlu, Jiggy, Bombs and Shaleen. Rotlu secretly likes Aditi and Bombs likes Jai. And many other troubles up ahead. Is this just another clichéd love story? Yes, there's heartbreak, laughter, songs, fights and a climactic airport scene. The makers promise all that and more. Expectations are high for this Aamir Khan production, which also features a fresh soundtrack by musical genius A. R. Rahman.
After a serious debut with "Swami" director Ganesh Acharya is back with a comedy involving several characters. Govinda plays Bobby, a carefree guy, who runs away from home to prove himself. Lalabhai, played by Manoj Bajpai, wins Rs. 1 crore in the lottery, but ends up back on the street when his business fails and he loses all his money. Aftab Shivdasani is Gaurav, a copy writer who's fired from his job. Manik played by Upen Patel is a struggling model who gets involved with a middle-aged fashion designer, hoping for success. Ashima Kapoor played by Hansika Motwani is a popular TV star who's not happy with her career and is desperate to act in films. And Celina Jaitly is Shruti, a struggling dress designer. One day, all of them get a message which states that they are owners of a Rs. 1,000 crore company. However, their happiness is short lived when their lawyer reveals there's an outstanding loan on the company, which they must repay. And until then, all will be kept under house arrest.
'BRICK LANE' HITS FLORIDA MOVIE THEATERS
Nazneen's life is turned upside down at the tender age of 17. Forced into an arranged marriage to an older man, she exchanges her Bangladeshi village home for a block of flats in London's East End. In this new world, pining for her home and her sister, she struggles to make sense of her existence - and to do her duty to her husband. A man of inflated ideas (and stomach), he sorely tests her compliance.
Told from birth that she must not fight her fate, Nazneen submits, devoting her life to raising her family and slapping down her demons of discontent. Until the day that Karim, a hot-headed local man, bursts into her life.
Against a background of escalating racial tension, they embark on an affair that finally forces Nazneen to take control of her life. Set in multicultural Britain, "Brick Lane" is a contemporary story of love, cultural difference, and ultimately, the strength of the human spirit.
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