New Delhi, Oct. 4 -- Here are the movies you may look forward to this weekend
Cast: Sridevi, Adil Hussain and Amitabh Bachchan
Director: Gauri Shinde
Synopsis: Money, fame and the knowledge of English. In India, these three factors play a huge role in how society judges an individual. This film, which marks the comeback of actor Sridevi in Bollywood after 15 years, is about the third factor - English. The film depicts the story of Shashi, a woman who doesn't understand English and is made to feel insecure by her family and society at large. Circumstances force her to overcome this insecurity, master the language and teach the world a lesson on the way to becoming a self assured and confident woman. The film is shot mostly in New York and captures the inherent struggle of many people all over the world with the English language.
Kismet Love Paisa Dilli
Genre: Romantic comedy
Cast: Vivek Oberoi, Mallika Sherawat, Ashutosh Rana
Director: Sanjay Khanduri
Synopsis: Set in Delhi, the film is a one-night madcap story about Lokesh, a middle class guy out on a part-time job in a fashion show. His idea in life is to make some money, have booze and if lucky, get a girl. At the fashion show, he falls in love with the anchor of the event - Lovina. Knowing she is going back by the last metro of 11:40pm, he decides to propose to her at the platform, away from the bustling crowd and noise. At the station, in an unexpected dramatic turn of events, Lokesh falls into a strange situation, with the cops going after his life. Somehow, he manages to escape from the platform and gets on the road where he bumps into Lovina. She, too, has missed her last metro. As both go hunting a cab to reach home, a journey into the night starts, which is loaded with Delhi's nocturnal elements - bizarre funny Jatts, guests celebrating an engagement, late night party animals and blood hounding cops.
Killing Them Softly
Cast: Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta and Richard Jenkins
Director: Andrew Dominik
Synopsis: Three dumb guys, who think they're smart, rob a mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to
collapse. While the three thieves, Frankie, Russell and Johnny, are busy congratulating themselves, the mob is taking steps to nip any problem in the bud by bringing in seasoned enforcer Jackie Cogan to investigate the heist and restore the status quo. Punishment must be exacted, but even more a message must be sent, to customers and would-be thieves alike: No one will be allowed to capsize the local criminal economy. It is up to Jackie - unflappable, efficient and thoroughly versed in the vagaries of killing - to get the job done right.
Pairon Talle (Soul of Sand)
Cast: Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Saba Joshi, Avtar Sahni, Geeta Bisht
Director: Sidharth Srinivasan
Synopsis: The film, that premiered at the Toronto Film Festival two years back, tells the story of a simple watchman, who is so devoted to protecting his master's property that he has lost the ability to safeguard himself. The stark contrasts of the rapidly urbanising NCR provide the violent backdrop to the film. The film focuses on the paradoxes existing in the neo-rich world of the Capital.
Published by HT Syndication with permission from Hindustan Times.