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Saturday, October 25, 2008

The big picture

HERE are some of the big-screen releases in local cinemas in conjunction with the Festival of Lights:

Bharath (left) and Poonam Bajwa in Seval.

Seval (Tamil) - Director Hari, famed for his masala fare with rural backdrops, has roped in Simran Bagga for his new film Seval (Rooster). A young man roams aimlessly (like a rooster), getting into fights and feuds wherever he goes. He decides to turn over a new leaf after falling for a beautiful girl. Also star Bharath, Poonam Bajwa and Vadivelu. (Opens today)

Fashion (Hindi) - Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut and Mugdha Godse play glamour girls in Madhur Bhandarkar’s movie about a small-town girl Meghna Mathur’s (Priyanka) ambitions to become India’s No.1 supermodel. Amidst the glittering but ruthless world of haute couture, Meghna learns there’s a high price to pay for her journey to the top. The leading man is Arjan Bajwa. (Opens Friday)

The glamourpusses of Fashion: fomer Miss World Priyanka Chopra flanked by her sexy co-stars Mugdha Godse (left) and Kangana Ranaut.

EMI (Hindi) - A Bollywood tale about the financial quagmires involving bank loans and credit cards. Starring Sanjay Dutt and Arjun Rampal (see lead story). (Opens Nov 7)

Vaaranam Aayiram (Tamil) - Gautham Menon’s poignant tale about a father-and-son relationship. The movie, which reflects Gautham’s own feelings when he lost his father, revolves around

Surya Sivakumar and Sameera Reddy star in Vaaranam Aayiram.

Surya who leads a quiet life with his parents Krishnan and Malini. He experiences life through various happenings - being bullied by his roguish school seniors, battling an intense infatuation and embarking on adventurous outings with his friends. Through all this, he learns life’s worthy lessons and to appreciate his parents’ love and care. Surya Sivakumar, in dual lead role, stars opposite Sameera Reddy and Simran Bagga. (Opens mid-November) - Compiled by S.C.

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