Bloody Isshq

2013-03-01 | Romantic, Suspense, Drama | U/A by CBFC

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Synopsis: Natasha is the Hotel Heiress of Eagle Group of Hotels, brash, defiant and a Man-eater. While travelling to a party, she meets with an accident which is life-threatening, had it not been for the presence of Nirvaan Shroff. Nirvaan saves Natasha from the accident but his attitude and the roumm,.’ around the edges persona attracts her to him, but Nirvaan is not the one to be taken in easily. A wager from her friend starts the game of seduction between Natasha and Nirvaan. But what unfolds is something that even Natasha had not thought of. She actually falls for him, not knowing the fact that Nirvaan is married to Radhika who is staying in Pattaya. What happens next and what Nirvaan does is what forms the finale of Bloody Isshq

Certification: U/A by CBFC

Genre(s): Romantic, Suspense, Drama

Director(s): Arup Dutta

Producer(s): Ashavari Media Pvt Ltd

Starring: Akash, Shilpa Anand, Tripta Pareshar, Mukesh Tiwari, Simran Sachdeva, Karan-Mehra, Vikram Sahu, Manoj Tiger, Shubham, Daisy Shah

Story by: Aroti Bhattacharya

Edited by: Sanjay Sankla

Cinematography: Arvind K

Music by: Ashok Bhadra

Singer(s): Shreya Ghoshal, K K, Sonu Nigam, Sunidhi Chauhan, Zubin, Usha Uthup, Javed Ali

Lyrics by: Kumaar

Banner / Studio: Ashavari Media Pvt Ltd

Distributed by: Ashavari Media Pvt Ltd

Language(s): Hindi

Country: India

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Aatma

2013-03-22 | Psychological Thriller | A by CBFC

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Synopsis: Aatma is a haunting journey of a single mother Maya Verma who finally starts her life afresh with her six year old daughter Nia. As Maya starts to pick up the pieces of her life, strange things starts happening around her.
Maya’s six year old daughter Nia starts to speak to her dead father but Maya initially feels that she has created an imaginary father to fill the gap in her life. But slowly Maya’s life starts to fall apart and the reality gets darker when she realizes that her husband is back to take that one thing he loved-his daughter.

As the horrific journey unravels the battle to save her only daughter gets tougher and challenging. But she denies defeat even if the stakes are impossible.

Certification: A by CBFC

Genre(s): Psychological Thriller

Director(s): Suparn Verma

Producer(s): Kumar Mangat Pathak, Abhishek Pathak

Starring: Bipasha Basu, Nawaazudin Sidiqui, Jaideep Ahlawat, Tillotma Shome, Shernaz Patel, Geetika Tyagi, Shiv Subramaniam, Mohan Kapur, Darshan Zariwala

Story by: Suparn Verma

Edited by: Hemal Kothari

Cinematography: Sophie Winqvist

Music by: Sangeet Haldipur, Siddharth Haldipur

Singer(s): Alyssa Mendonsa, Suraj Jagan, Anusha Mani, Sangeet Haldipur, Apeksha Dandekar, Anahita Irani, Shefali Alvares, Nikhil Paul George

Lyrics by: Kumaar

Banner / Studio: Wide Frame Pictures

Distributed by: Wide Frame Pictures

Language(s): Hindi

Country: India

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3G

2013-12-03 | Horror | A by CBFC

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Synopsis: There are 4.3 Billion mobile phone users in the world. Every minute 60 thousand “Phantom Calls” are received worldwide. These calls have no known source of origin, no numbers and cannot be traced. Some people believe that these calls are spirits trying to connect to our world!

3G is the nightmarish story of Sam Arora and Sheena, a couple, who become victims of a series of events when Sam buys a 3G enabled second hand phone in Fiji islands while on a holiday.

One night they receive a Phantom Call which changes their lives forever.

They must face the unbelievable reality that the phone is somehow responsible for all that is happening to them and around them. The only way to stay alive, it seems is to unravel the mystery of the phone. But as the hours burn on, that becomes harder and harder to do.

Technology is a part of our lives, what happens when technology wants to take our lives? 3G embodies the horror of a recurring nightmare that draws inspiration from the insecurities of modern life. In spite of all our technology and sophistication, we can’t escape the unknown.

3G get ready for the killer connection!

Certification: A by CBFC

Genre(s): Horror

Director(s): Sheershak Anand, Shantanu Ray Chhibber

Producer(s): Sheershak Anand, Shantanu Ray Chhibber

Starring: Neil Nitin Mukesh, Sonal Chauhan, Mrinalini Sharma, Asheesh Kapur

Story by: Sheershak Anand, Shantanu Ray Chhibber

Edited by: Sanjay Sharma

Cinematography: Keiko Nakahara

Music by: Mithoon, Amar Mohile

Singer(s): Sonal Chauhan, Shilpa Rao, Arijit Singh, Tochi Raina, Adnan Sami, Abhishek Nailwal

Lyrics by: Mithoon, Shellee, Sonu Kakkar

Banner / Studio: Next Gen Films

Distributed by: Eros International

Language(s): Hindi

Country: India

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Zilla Ghaziabad

2013-02-22 | Political, Action, Thriller | A by CBFC

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Synopsis: The movie is based on the true story of the gang war that lasted between two groups in the 80s and 90s in Ghaziabad, India. In the village of Ghaziabad, jagmal Singh Choudhary (Paresh Rawal) is a corrupt chairman, and has connections with the gangster Fauji (Arshad Warsi), who is willing to do anything to make a quick buck. When jagmal refuses to pay up to 2 million for Fauji’s sisters wedding, Fauji breaks their ties and leaves him. At the same time, Brahampal befriends a polite teacher named Satbir (Vivek Oberoi) who also happens to be in a relationship with jagmal’s daughter Sanika (Charmy Kaur).

Thinking that jagmal has replaced him with Satbir, Fauji becomes furious and joins forces with Rashid (Ravi Kishan), a politician and Brahampal’s enemy. Rashid deliberately turns Fauji against Satbir, making him think that he wants him dead. When Fauji tries to attack Satbir, an elderly village spokesman is shot, leading Satbir to fight back against him. But before Satbir is able to do anything about it, Satbir’s older brother Karamvir (Chandrachur Singh) is kidnapped, and soon killed by Fauji. Seeking revenge, Satbir turns to the crime world to finish off his brother’s murderer. With riots taking place all over, the police department shifts a crazy, tough, feared and solid officer, Thakur Pritam Singh (Sanjay Dutt) to enter the city bring a stop to this gang-war. However, Pritam Singh ends up making it all worse.

Pritam Singh initially visits Fauji and Rashid and later on, invites Satbir to the Police Station. Having gauged their attitudes, Pritam Singh decides to side with Satbir in the war against Fauji and Rashid. With elections approaching, both parties eventually decide to contest with Rashid and Satbir’s brother contesting. Rashid wins the election seeing which Fauji goes on a killing spree beginning his attack starting from Satbir’s house and accidentally ends up killing Satbir’s now wife Sanika. Enraged at this act of Fauji, Satbir’s brother kidnaps his girlfriend – an act that is looked down upon by Satbir. Before she could be returned safely, Fauji invades the place and kills Satbir’s brother prompting a furious Satbir to go on a revenge spree.

In the meanwhile, a tape is discovered which not only reveals that Rashid and Faqeera have secretly made a deal with Pritam Singh to murder Fauji, thereby betraying him, but also shows Faqeera confessing to having ordered the attack on Fauji’s house at the start of the movie which is what triggered the whole gang-war in the first place. Furious at this betrayal, Fauji kills Faqeera and then heads out to kill Rashid. Pritam Singh also joins in, apparently fulfilling his promise to kill Fauji for Rashid but ends up killing Rashid instead. This results in an action-packed finale that sees Satbir killing Fauji and being arrested by Pritam Singh. His fate then is left unknown.

Certification: A by CBFC

Genre(s): Political, Action, Thriller

Director(s): Anand Kumar

Producer(s): Vinod Bachan

Starring: Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Vivek Oberoi, Ravi Kishan, Charmy Kaur, Sunil Grover, Paresh Rawal, Minissha Lamba, Chandrachur Singh, Ashutosh Rana, Ashutosh Kaushik, Divya Dutta, Geeta Basra, Shriya Saran

Story by: Vinay Sharma

Edited by: Bunty Nagi

Cinematography: N. K. Ekhambram

Music by: Amjad Bagadba, Nadeem Khan, Bappa Lahiri

Singer(s): Sukhwinder Singh, Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal, Mika Singh, Mamta Sharma, Mohit Chauhan, Tulsi Kumar, Sunidhi Chauhan, Anupama Raag

Lyrics by: Shabbir Ahmed

Banner / Studio: Soundrya Production

Distributed by: Showman International

Language(s): Hindi

Country: India

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Vishwaroopam

2013-01-25 | Spy Thriller | U/A by CBFC

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Synopsis: An Afghani Al-Qaeda Jihadi Omar (Rahul Bose), his accomplice Salim (Jaideep Ahlawat) and their international terror network, plots to attack New York with a “Cesium-bomb”. Vishwanath alias Wiz (Kamal Haasan) is a Kathak teacher who lives with his wife Nirupama (Pooja Kumar), a nuclear oncologist, in New York. Nirupama confides with a psychologist that it’s a marriage of convenience that provided her a safe haven for pursuing her Ph.D in the U.S. The age gap between them notwithstanding, she is put off by Vishwanath’s effeminate traits and is attracted to her boss, Deepak (Samrat Chakrabarti). Doubting whether her husband has secrets of his own, She hires a private investigator to trail him. She learns from the private investigator that Vishwanath is not a Hindu but a Muslim. In a sudden turn of events, the investigator gets killed by a member of the terrorist outfit led by Omar. A business card on his wallet gives away Nirupama and the terror group nabs the couple. The outfit operates from a warehouse on the outskirts of the city where the couple is being interrogated.
Vishwanath is involved in a fight with the terrorists at the warehouse and escapes with Nirupama. Omar and Vishwanath have a past, one that takes the story back by almost a decade, to the Al-Qaeda training camps in Afghanistan. What follows is a maze of events that go back and forth in time, unraveling a plot where in the terrorists are accumulating cesium from oncology devices to trigger a blast in New York.
Nirupama is stunned to discover the true identity of her husband Vishwanath, his uncle (Shekhar Kapur), American accomplice Dawkins (Miles Anderson) and the young dancer Ashmita (Andrea Jeremiah) at her husband’s dance school. Vishwanath is revealed to be Wisam,a Muslim RAW agent who married Nirupama to investigate Deepak and his boss Omar in connection with a bomb blast in the heart of New York. His mission is to bust the ‘sleeper-cell’ of the Jihadis in the US, which is planning to divert the attention through “capsules” capable of emitting mild nuclear radiation tied to pigeons in New York city while enabling Black (James Babson) to detonate the cesium bomb in the city.
Together, the team try to counter the plans of Omar and his group that could destroy the most of the New York city. In the ensuing events, Vishwanath is arrested by the FBI before being rescued by his uncle and Dawkins is murdered by Salim. Whether Vishwanath along with the FBI were able to stop the calamity to be unfolded forms the rest of the story.

Certification: U/A by CBFC

Genre(s): Spy Thriller

Director(s): Kamal Haasan

Producer(s): S. Chandrahasan, Kamal Haasan, Prasad Vara Potluri

Starring: Kamal Haasan, Rahul Bose, Shekhar Kapur, Pooja Kumar, Andrea Jeremiah, Jaideep Ahlawat, Samrat Chakrabarti, Nassar, Zarina Wahab, Miles Anderson, Naren Weiss, James Babson, Jude S. Walko, Chris Kotcher, Greg Sammis, David Scott Diaz, Melissa Bayer, Hayat Asif

Story by: Kamal Haasan, Atul Tiwari

Edited by: Mahesh Narayanan

Cinematography: Sanu Varghese

Music by: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy

Singer(s): Suraj Jagan, Kamal Haasan, Benny Dayal, Shankar Mahadevan, Nikhil D’Souza, Shane Mendonsa

Lyrics by: Vairamuthu (Tamil), Kamal Haasan (Tamil), Javed Akhtar (Hindi), Ramajogayya Sastry (Telugu ), Asif Ali Beg (English)

Banner / Studio: Raaj Kamal Films International

Distributed by: PVP Cinema, Balaji Motion Pictures

Language(s): Hindi

Country: India

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The Unsound

2013-02-08 | Thriller | U/A by CBFC

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Synopsis: The Unsound is a story of Dev Oberoi, who suffers from multiple organic psychotic disorder – a condition that makes his behavior extremely unpredictable and at times even violent. Amidst a failed marriage and an impending divorce, a young beautiful girl Simran is charmed by Dev’s flattering ways. But you don’t always get what you see. So while those who are close to him desert him, there are others who enter his life not knowing what lies ahead.

Ironically, amongst those who fall in the trap of Dev’s seemingly normal attractive persona is his own psychiatrist – a beautiful woman named Joana. Their torrid one-night affair happens despite Joana’s committed relationship with Dev’s close friend Dr. Kshitij Saxena. Will she expose the deep dark secrets of Dev’s violent past and present to give him a better future? And can she rescue herself from the demons of Dev’s unsound mind?

Certification: U/A by CBFC

Genre(s): Thriller

Director(s): Alok Shrivastava

Producer(s): Pinky Shrivastava, Prakash V. Jhaveri

Starring: Shadab Khan, Anurita Jha, Sapna Thakur, Nilesh Lalwani, Tinu Anand

Story by: Alok Shrivastava

Edited by: Shivkumar Sharma, Vinay Patel

Cinematography: Bharani Kannan

Music by: Aslam Keyi

Singer(s): Harshit Saxena

Lyrics by:

Banner / Studio: P K Arts Creations, J.P Entertainment

Distributed by: P K Arts Creations, J.P Entertainment

Language(s): Hindi

Country: India

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Special 26

2014-02-08 | Thriller Heist | U/A by CBFC

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Synopsis: The film opens on the date 18 March 1987, where a walk-in CBI interview is taking place, held by the characters of Akshay Kumar and Anupam Kher. The film then goes into flashback.

Ajay Singh (Akshay Kumar) calls a local police station to obtain more manpower for a CBI raid. He speaks to SI Ranveer Singh (Jimmy Shergill) who agrees to send the required number of support officers. Ajay, along with accomplices P.K Sharma (Anupam Kher), Joginder (Rajesh Sharma), and Iqbal (Kishor Kadam), meet the support officers and conduct the raid.

Following the successful raid at a minister’s house, it’s revealed that Ajay and Sharma are fake CBI officers, along with their two accomplices. They then move to different parts of the country from which they’re from and merge into their everyday lifestyles. Ajay’s love interest, Priya (Kajal Aggarwal), an about-to-be-married teacher is introduced here. The crew meets again in Chandigarh at the behest of Sharma for his daughter’s wedding.

Ranveer with his senior officer meet the minister of the earlier raid, who reveals that he doesn’t want the news to appear in the public domain because he wants to protect his image. The senior officer suspends Ranveer with his colleague Shanti (Divya Dutta) for being irresponsible.

CBI officer Waseem Khan (Manoj Bajpai) is introduced, who lives with his wife (Neetu Singh) and child in New Delhi. He apprehends a criminal named Gupta, which gives an insight into his character. A disgraced Ranveer meets Khan, and they decide to join hands to apprehend Ajay and his fellow criminals.

Meanwhile, the next raid planned by Ajay is conducted on a traders’ business in Bara Bazar in Kolkata posing as officers from the Income Tax Department. Following the more difficult but successful raid, Khan insists that this should be reported in the newspaper, despite nobody coming forward to report it themselves, as black money is involved. Upon seeing this in the newspaper, Ajay and Sharma decide to conduct their “big job”, a final raid in Mumbai.

After the second income tax raid, the story briefly focuses on Ajay and Priya, with the latter’s marriage being planned. She insists to go with Ajay for the final job, but he tells her to meet him at the airport at 4 pm on the day.

Meanwhile, Ranveer finds information about Sharma, and Khan orders wire-tapping his phone. This is successful as, when Sharma is talking to Ajay on the phone, Khan procures several details about them, including the names Joginder and Iqbal and ‘Ajju’ (Ajay’s nickname). As a result, under Khan’s orders, officers successfully track the crew to Mumbai to a hotel in which they’re staying. They plan to raid and hence rob a big jewellery store.

Now, Ajay, followed by a CBI officer, goes to a newspaper to advertise for “50 dynamic graduates” with details of an interview stated. Khan decides to embed his officers among the candidates and they are selected. Khan finds out the details of the training process, which includes a mock raid. It is stated that, on the day, the candidates will be trained and then led out for the mock raid in the afternoon. However, the undercover officers point out that no details about the raid have come to light.

To find out more, Khan and Ranveer go to the hotel and force their way into Sharma’s room. He divulges the information about the raid, following a threat of violence. He also mentions that Ajay is taking revenge on the CBI for not appointing him. Khan orders Sharma to make sure everything proceeds as normal.

On the day of the raid, Khan takes charge of the jewellery store, and replaces the jewellery with fake jewellery, with the originals being moved to the jewellery store’s nearby workshop. Also, he is given constant information about the activity of the crew and recruits. Ajay informs the recruits that he will come in a different vehicle to them. Sharma leaves with the recruits in a bus, but leaves the bus at police headquarters, telling that he will arrive with Ajay. He also states that nobody should leave the bus until they arrive, and that he is going to verify the paperwork for the raid. In reality, he goes to meet Ranveer Singh. Together with Ajay, a raid of the workshop is carried out. Ajay then goes and meets Priya at the airport.

Meanwhile, at the jewellery store, Khan is informed that the raid was conducted at the workshop and all jewellery in the workshop along with the jewellery that were moved were stolen. Khan works it all out for himself, realising that Ranveer was part of the gang and he wasn’t a real police officer at all and they were set up right from the beginning. Khan starts laughing loudly and applauding the entire robbery. Later, Khan receives a money order for Rs. 100 that Ajay had taken from him with the message that he could not steal the honest earnings of an officer. The film ends with Khan being told over the phone that the CBI has information about the perpetrators. At the same time we see Ajay Singh and P.K Sharma enjoying a cricket match happily, at the Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium with their wives along with Joginder and Iqbal.

Certification: U/A by CBFC

Genre(s): Thriller Heist

Director(s): Neeraj Pandey

Producer(s): Shital Bhatia, Kumar Mangat

Starring: Akshay Kumar, Kajal Aggarwal, Anupam Kher, Jimmy Sheirgill, Rajesh Sharma, Kishore Kadam, Manoj bajpayee, Vipin Sharma, Deepraj Rana, Divya Dutt, Abha Parmar, Sukhwinder Chahal, Mukesh Bhatt, Neetu Singh, Neeru Singh, Ujjwal Chopra, Paritosh Sand, Gurpal Singh, Jarnail Singh, Tiku Talsania, Aparna Ghoshal, Prema Sakhardande

Story by: Neeraj Pandey

Edited by: Shree Narayan Singh

Cinematography: Bobby Singh

Music by: M. M. Kreem, Himesh Reshammiya, Surender Sodhi

Singer(s): KK, M M Kreem, Aman Trikha, Shreya Ghoshal, Shabab Sabri, Chaitra Ambadipudi, Keerthi Sagathia, Angaraag Mahanta, Bappi Lahri, Sunidhi Chauhan

Lyrics by: Irshad Kamil, Shabbir Ahmed

Banner / Studio: Friday Filmworks, Wide Frame Pictures

Distributed by: Viacom 18 Motion Pictures

Language(s): Hindi

Country: India

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Mai…

2014-02-01 | Drama | U by CBFC

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Synopsis: Mai, a widowed mother of four, is a 65-year-old woman who lives with her only son Munna and suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. When Munna gets an opportunity to move to USA for his job, he decides to admit Mai in an old age home. But Mai’s eldest daughter Madhu objects to this. After the other two daughters also abandon Mai for various reasons, Madhu decides to bring Mai to her own home. Madhu’s husband Subhash and teenage daughter Charu dislike this. After a series of events Madhu’s family accepts Mai lovingly in their family.

Certification: U by CBFC

Genre(s): Drama

Director(s): Mahesh Kodiyal

Producer(s): Nitin R Shankar, Subhash Dawar

Starring: Asha Bhosle, Padmini Kolhapure, Ram Kapoor, Shivani Joshi, Anupam Kher, Navin Kaushik, Mohit Chouhan, Anand Ingle, Monal Gajjar, Varsha Dandale, Ritesh Kant, Nishikant Dixit, Kshitee Jog, Vibhavari Pradhan, Ashish Juneja, Shreyam Chatterjee, Rashmi Agdekar, Yatin Mehta, Akash Bhargava

Story by: Mahesh Kodiyal

Edited by: Ashish Amrute

Cinematography: Sachin Krishn

Music by: Nithin R Shankar

Singer(s): Asha Bhosle, Amit Kumar, Zanaya Bhosle, Sukhwinder Singh, Arjun Kanungo, Payal Dev

Lyrics by: Manoj Tapadia , Sahil Sultanpuri

Banner / Studio: Alliance Entertainment, Rhythm D’vine Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., Vishveshvara Ventures

Distributed by: Alliance Entertainment

Language(s): Hindi

Country: India

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Murder 3

2013-02-15 | Thriller | U/A by CBFC

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Synopsis: The film opens with Vikram (Randeep Hooda), a hot-shot fashion and wildlife photographer, viewing a video of his girlfriend, Roshni (Aditi Rao Hydari) telling him she is leaving him. Vikram becomes distraught. While drinking away his sorrows at a bar, he meets Nisha (Sara Loren) and they had a relationship where Nisha moves into the house that Vikram was sharing with Roshni. Vikram becomes a suspect in the disappearance of Roshni, however, the investigators can find no evidence of Vikram’s involvement in Roshni’s disappearance.

It is revealed that the house is owned by a German lady who shows Roshni a secret room built to hide her husband just in case someone came to look for him because he was in British Army at the time of 1947. The room is self-contained and sealed off from sound.

In a flashback, it is also shown that Roshni, jealous of Vikram’s relationship with one of his colleague, decided to pretend she is leaving him. She creates the video saying she is leaving as she hides in the secret room. The room has some one way mirrors where she can observe Vikram’s reaction. When she decides he has had enough she looks for the key and realizes she lost the key and is now trapped in the room with no way to contact him.

Nisha finds the key to the secret room, but she doesn’t know what it is used for. Nisha eventually figures out that Roshni is trapped in the house because Roshni is able to communicate through tapping on the pipes in the secret room. As Nisha is ready to open the door, she pauses and decides not to rescue Roshni because she might lose Vikram after that. Nisha struggles with her decision, but decides to open the door and check on Roshni because the investigators gave Nisha pictures of Vikram and his Colleague and she herself feels the pangs of jealousy. As Nisha is checking on Roshni laying in a bed in the secret room, Roshni surprises Nisha and knocks her out with a glass bottle and leaves Nisha locked in the room. After Roshni comes out of the secret room, she sees Vikram and his colleagues photographs and shatters. She decides to leave the house. She leaves that picture of Vikram with his colleague on mirror and also sticks her necklace to show Vikram that she is out and then she sends the keys of the room to the investigator who actually loves Nisha. The investigator comes and arrests Vikram. The final scene shows Roshni tearing her and Vikram’s photograph and is going on a highway road in a car alone, happy on leaving the devastated and arrested Vikram.

Certification: U/A by CBFC

Genre(s): Thriller

Director(s): Vishesh Bhatt

Producer(s): Mukesh Bhatt, Mahesh Bhatt

Starring: Randeep Hooda, Aditi Rao Hydari, Tonishaa Pawar, Sara Loren, Rajesh Shringapure, Karla Singh, Bugs Bhargava, Shekhar Shukla, Shraddha Jaiswal

Story by: Mahesh Bhatt, Amit Masurkar

Edited by: Devendra Murdeshwar

Cinematography: Sunil Patel

Music by: Pritam, Anupam Amod, Roxen

Singer(s): Shafqat Amanat Ali, K K, Nikhil D’Souza, Roxen Band, Mustafa Zahid

Lyrics by: Sayeed Quadri

Banner / Studio: Vishesh Films

Distributed by: Fox Star Studios

Language(s): Hindi

Country: India

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Listen… Amaya

2013-02-01 | Drama | U by CBFC

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Synopsis: ‘Book a coffee’, is an offbeat library cum coffee shop. It is owned and run by Leela Krishnamoorthy, a middle aged widow. She herself is as interesting and free spirited as the café she runs! Amaya, Leela’s only child is a fire-brand 22 year-old writer; quick witted, confident and open-minded. They adore each other as only mother daughter can.

Into this mix, is thrown Jayant Sinha. A 60 year old retired photographer, who continues his chosen profession as a hobby today. He is passionate about people and the memories they create; he is also a great friend to Amaya Krishnamoorthy, with whom he decides to co-author a coffee table book, titled Memories…of The Busy Bazaar. The Busy Bazaar as a title has it’s own story and adds a subtle but intriguing undercurrent to the narrative woven around it.

After having lost her husband 12 years ago, Leela refuses to become a stereotypical wallflower, who wallows in the unfairness of life. It translates into the sort of person she becomes, the way her daughter is brought up and the people who are attracted to her.

And along the way, Leela falls in love again.

Given that Amaya is open minded and modern in the way she reacts to various things around her, gives Leela reason to believe that this will in no way be a hindrance or a problem with her daughter. And this is also the crux of the whole story.

At a dinner, Jayant begins to narrate the incident in which his family was tragically killed to Leela. Talking late into the night, Jayant spends the night in Leela’s home, which is also when Amaya walks in on them the next morning, just as Leela is consoling a broken Jayant who’s just finished his heart rending story.

As relationships that were once rock solid, fracture and crumble, the film explores multiple relationships in their own unique ways. It also traces Amaya’s journey of anger, betrayal and disbelief to one where she understands the reasons behind everything that has happened between mother and daughter.

Once her head clears, Amaya is the one that makes the effort to rebuild lives, piece together shattered relationships and bring the missing sunshine back into everybody’s lives. Other characters beautifully woven into the film also add to the layering and texture, that character driven films demand.

Finally, there is also a sub plot that runs alongside the main narrative, which becomes the sublime finale to a sensitive, subtly humorous and extremely touching story.
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Listen Amaya is a modern, young, contemporary film about relationships, family dynamics, about pre-conceptions and about priorities.

Certification: U by CBFC

Genre(s): Drama

Director(s): Avinash Kumar Singh

Producer(s): Ashok Sawhny

Starring: Farooq Shaikh, Deepti Naval, Swara Bhaskar, Amala Akkineni, Siddhant Karnick, Shadab Khanas Tariq, Oroon Das, Kriti Panth, Vidya Bhushan, Viren Basoya

Story by: Geeta Singh

Edited by: Geeta Singh

Cinematography: Ramshreyas Rao

Music by: Indraneel Hariharan

Singer(s): Kunal Ganjawalla, Ankur Sabharwal, Vidhi Sharma, Jeetendra Singh Jamwal, Indraneel Hariharan

Lyrics by: Punam Hariharan

Banner / Studio: Turtle on a Hammock Films

Distributed by: Turtle on a Hammock Films

Language(s): Hindi

Country: India

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