HINDI MOVIE RELEASES EXPECTED THIS MONTH
By SHEPHALI J. RELE
After "Laagan" and "Jodha-Akbar," noted director Ashutosh Gowarikar tries his hand at romantic comedy and expectations are high. Reports say this film is based on a Gujarati novel by Madhu Rye, which was made into a Doordarshan television serial. Harman Baweja is Yogesh Patel, a romantic lad based in Chicago, who must forego his dreams of love marriage. He is summoned home by his parents and told to find a bride within 10 days to save the family from utter financial ruin. Yogesh is due to receive a big inheritance upon his marriage, which would solve the family's troubles. Forced to find his dream girl in a hurry, his plan is to meet a girl from each raashee (sun sign) hoping to find a suitable wife and giving himself 12 chances of falling love. He has six days to meet them and three days to think it over. Priyanka Chopra successfully portrays all 12 girls with completely different looks and personalities.
Ranbir Kapoor plays Sidharth Mehra, an unmotivated slacker from Mumbai whose life undergoes a series of changes after taking his final year college exams. Sid's world is carefree and free from responsibilities. His friends, camera, car, and X-box 360 are the most important things in his life. Sid takes his father played by Anupam Kher, and all his hard earned wealth for granted. Above all, Sid is an honest boy and a good friend. Konkona Sen Sharma plays Aisha Bannerjee, an aspiring writer from Calcutta, who meets Sid on her first day in Mumbai. Aisha is ambitious and driven. Despite their contrasting personalities, Sid becomes Aisha's first friend in the city. Sid and his friends help her settle into her new life in the city. Soon, a series of events compel Sid to stop and evaluate his life. Will Sid eventually figure out what he's supposed to be doing with his life? This film is produced by Karan Johar and features music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.
The drama revolves around the story of Samir and Raina Khanna who have a fairy tale marriage. Samir gets his dream job and they both have a great life until one wrong decision leads them to part ways. Salman Khan plays Samir; he must decide whether he wants to stay in the city that gave him success and love and then took it all away. Raina played by Kareena Kapoor must decide whether love and loyalty for her husband is more justified than her faith in a new-found friend. Sohail Khan plays Akash; he must decide if he truly loves Raina and if he's justified in winning her at all costs. Govinda plays the character who helps patch things up. The hustle and bustle of an international airport serves as the backdrop while the drama unfolds. Shooting took place in Australia and Mumbai. Watch for Priety Zinta, who makes a special appearance in a song.
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