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Jason Schwartzman, left, Adrien Brody and Owen Wilson play brothers in “The Darjeeling Limited.” Photo: James Hamilton
“The Darjeeling Limited,” starring Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzman, is all set to hit Florida theaters this month. The emotional comedy is about three brothers who are re-forging family bonds. The eldest, played by Wilson, hopes to reconnect with his two younger siblings by taking them on a train trip across the vibrant and sensual landscape of India. The film will be released in Miami/Fort Lauderdale on Oct. 19, Boca Raton/West Palm Beach on Oct. 19 and Orlando/Tampa/St. Petersburg/Gainesville/Sarasota/Fort Myers on Oct. 26 Check your local theater listings.

“The Darjeeling Limited” is directed by Wes Anderson and also stars Irfan Khan, Waris Ahluwalia, Amara Karan and Anjelica Huston.

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Rani Mukerji and Konkana Sen Sharma play sisters in “Laaga Chunari Mein Daag.”

“Laaga Chunari Mein Daag”: Starring Rani Mukerji, Konkana Sen Sharma, Abhishek Bachchan, Kunal Kapoor, Jaya Bachchan, Anupam Kher, Kirron Kher, Farida Jalal; directed by Pradeep Sarkar; music by Shantanu Moitra .

After an outstanding directorial debut with “Parineeta,” Pradeep Sarkar is back with another moving drama with beautiful music. Rani Mukerji and Konkana Sen Sharma play Batki and Chutki, two sisters living with their parents in Banaras. Anupam Kher plays their father, Shivshankar, a former economics teacher who is bitter about an unfair dismissal and laments not having a son. Batki is protective of the family and despite money troubles is determined that her sister finish her education even though her own is stopped. She moves to Mumbai to support the family. There, Batki transforms into someone else, leading a secret double life full of shady compromises. When Chutki arrives in the city, Batki struggles to hide her secrets. Eventually, Chutki finds success at work and both sisters find love, but Batki runs away from it thinking that’s not in her destiny. One day, Batki’s secret dual life is revealed and creates a storm the entire family must endure.

Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor are drawn to each other in “Jab We Met.”

“Jab We Met”: Starring Kareena Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Dara Singh, Kiran Juneja, Arshad; directed by Imtiaz Ali; music by Pritam.

This young love story features Shahid Kapoor as Aditya, an industrialist who is defeated with life because the girl he loves is getting married. He wanders away from a party and finds himself on a train racing into the night. Kareena Kapoor plays Geeta, a girl full of life who is leaving Mumbai to elope with her boyfriend. The two meet on the train and, after some confusion find themselves stranded at a desolate station without luggage or money. Eventually, they reach her home in Ambala only to be mistaken as lovers by her family. When Geeta runs away from home to meet her man in Manali, Aditya decides to help her. During the journey, he is drawn closer to her. He later discovers her boyfriend had not accepted her and she cannot be found. You can guess what happens next. The film has been shot in Kulu Manali, Shimla and Himachal Pradesh. Imtiaz Ali has previously directed “Socha Na Tha.”

Shiney Ahuja and Soha Ali Khan romance in “Khoya Khoya Chand.”

“Khoya Khoya Chand”: Starring Shiney Ahuja, Soha Ali Khan, Rajat Kapoor, Sushmita Mukherjee, Soniya Jehan; directed by Sudhir Mishra; music by Shantanu Moitra.

The 1950s and 60s of the Hindi film industry set the backdrop for this film from the director of “Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi” and “Chameli.” Soha Ali Khan plays Nikhat, a young girl who goes from being an aspiring actress to a popular lead heroine of the era, a magical time filled with great talents, large egos and harsh realities. Shiney Ahuja plays Zafar, a writer-director who lives life on his own terms. He frees Nikhat from the control of a powerful actor played by Rajat Kapoor who had provided her first big break. Zafar and Nikhat have different attitudes on what they want from life and their turbulent romance is the focus of the film on love and ambition. The film also features Soniya Jehan, grand-daughter of the late legendary Noor Jehan. Reports say Soha Ali Khan considers this role her most challenging so far. Director Mishra pays tribute to the Golden Era of Hindi cinema with sets, costumes and music, which have an authentic period feel, look and sound.


Esha Deol plays bhoot in “Darling.”

“Darling”: Starring Esha Deol, Fardeen Khan, Isha Koppikar, Zakir Hussain; directed by Ram Gopal Varma; music by Pritam.

Don’t let the title fool you. Director Ram Gopal Varma is back with a ghost story, a genre he knows well. Fardeen Khan plays Aditya, a successful career man with a loving, traditional wife, played by Isha Koppikar. In addition, he has a stunning girlfriend at work played by Esha Deol. With some clever lies, he manages to balance life with these two women. All seemed well until his girlfriend is pregnant. When Aditya reveals to her that he would never consider leaving his wife, she flies into a rage and is accidentally killed in the argument. Although frightened, he disposes of her body and returns home thinking the worst is over. Unfortunately for Aditya, the nightmare is just beginning. His girlfriend is back as a ghost with a vengeance. She will stop at nothing in her pursuit for payback. Reports say Deol got so involved with her ghostly character that she scared herself out of doing the movie’s Tamil version.

Arshad Warsi, second from right, and gang star in the comic caper “Dhamaal.”

“Dhamaal”: Starring Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Javed Jaffrey, Riteish Deshmukh, Aashish Chaudhary, Asrani, Tiku Talsania, Aftab Shivdasani, Sohail Khan; directed by Indra Kumar; music by Adnan Sami.

This comic caper revolves around four friends. Riteish Deshmukh is Roy, who thinks he’s the world’s best detective. Javed Jaffrey is Manav, the biggest joker in the world and his older brother Aditya, played by Arshad Warsi, has the brains of the bunch. Completing the group is Boman, played by Aashish Chaudhary, who’s scared of everything especially his father. The four live and work together doing small con jobs. They think their lives are made when one day a dying man named Bose tells them about hidden millions. However, their misfortunes are now starting. Apparently, Police Inspector Kabir Nayak, played by Sanjay Dutt, had been chasing Bose for years. Upon finding him dead, Nayak starts questioning the suspicious group found near the body. A series of mishaps follow as all are thrust into comical but dangerous situations in the hunt for the hidden riches.

Fardeen Khan, left, Riteish Deshmukh, Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan star in “Heyy Babyy.”

“Dhol”: Starring Om Puri, Tusshar Kapoor, Rajpal Yadav, Sharman Joshi, Kunal Khemu, Tanushree Dutta; directed by Priyadarshan; music by Pritam.

After “Bhagam Bhag,” director Priyadarshan is back with yet another fun-filled comedy. This film also revolves around four good-natured but ambitionless friends who have similar outlooks on life and leisure. Sam, Pakya, Maru and Goti all want riches and success without any work or effort. The childish gang comes up with various get-rich- quick schemes only to be disappointed when they fail. Their latest plan is to marry a pretty rich girl and live the good life. And just then, such a girl played by Tanushree Dutta, moves into the neighborhood. Each guy tries different methods to win her affection. Doing so, some secrets are revealed and confusion ensues. A crime and murder mystery also is thrown into the chaos. Director Priyadarshan is optimistic about “Dhol” and reports say he considers it one of his best written plots.


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