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Ladies vs Ricky Bahl
Directed by Maneesh Sharma and produced by Aditya Chopra, Ladies vs Ricky Bahl stars Band Baaja Baaraat pair Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma in lead roles. Ricky Bahl (Ranveer Singh) has got the looks and he's got the charm and could have the pick of the ladies. But love isn't Ricky's priority – money is, and he adopts a variety of personas to support an extravagant lifestyle by conning his many 'girlfriends' out of large sums of cash. To Delhi student Dimple Chaddha (Parineeti Chopra), he's a fitness trainer Sunny Singh. Hard-working, 24-year-old Lucknow widow Saira Rashid (Aditi Sharma) knows him as the shy Iqbal Khan and successful, independent career woman Raina Parulekar (Dipannita Sharma) thinks he's an art dealer Deven Shah. A chance encounter brings these three women together who vow to take down Ricky Bahl and get their money back. Enter Ishika Desai (Anushka Sharma), a young and ambitious girl whose street smart ways will one day get her to the top. The furious trio, one professional con-man and a girl who loves adventure unite to give some solid dose of entertainment in this latest production by Yash Raj Films.

Real SteelThe Muppets
The Muppets heralds the return of Jim Henson's beloved furry creations, resurrected from pop-culture irrelevance and lovingly restored to their former greatness in a vibrant comedy-musical. Jason Segel, in addition to co-writing and starring in the film, served as executive producer. Segel's co-star, Amy Adams, is the rare breed of actress who can transition from playing a waitress (in The Fighter) to the role of an angelic schoolteacher with ease. The film opens with a montage introducing the character of Walter, a Muppet raised in Smalltown, USA, who figures himself the first and only of his kind until he happens upon an old Muppet Show rerun, after which he is inexorably transfixed. Together with his 'brother', Gary (Segel), and Gary's fiancé, Mary (Adams), he travels out to Los Angeles to meet his idols, only to find their studio vacated and on the verge of being demolished by Tex Richman, a sinister tycoon who covets the oil reserves beneath it. The only way to save the studio, naturally, is a kick-ass variety show reuniting the Muppets, long estranged after the demise of their television series.

WarriorMy Week With Marilyn
Marilyn Monroe is a staple of American culture. They all know her face, her voice, her classic lines, her wardrobe 'malfunctions', her tumultuous relationship history, her power over men and of course, that ugly little truth: the pill addiction that eventually cost her her life. This film purports to give a look at the 'real' Marilyn. The problem is that by the time the film attempts to explore the darker corners of Monroe's existence, the audience, like the protagonist Colin Clark is already under her spell. Just as the audience start to condemn her, or look at her problems without the biased nostalgic eye, the film waves its magic Marilyn wand and quickly abolishes those less glamourous notions. The result is a splendid, yet decidedly indecisive journey with a very complicated and often misunderstood woman. With a star-studded cast consisting Michelle Williams, Emma Watson and Judi Dench, My Week With Marilyn is a lovely, smart and extremely well-crafted film.

The Ides of MarchThe Artist
Even while defying modern filmmaking techniques with a monochromatic palette and soundscape of silence, The Artist is as conventional as they come. George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is a film actor working in 1920's Hollywood. He's a regular swashbuckling hunk who can smirk, swagger and dance his way through any motion picture. His boss Al Zimmer (John Goodman) can't get enough of him, his current co-star Constance (Missi Pyle) can't steal his spotlight, his fans fill the red carpet clamoring for just one lucky snapshot, and he's got a dog friend that might just be the most adorable thing on the planet. At that moment in time, Valentin can't be topped. But like all good things in a straightforward dramedy, Valentin's cloud nine career slowly begins to fall apart. He meets Peppy Miller, a budding actresses to whom Valentin quickly takes a liking. Their relationship grows professionally and romantically, but as the era of silent pictures wanes in favor of talkies, so does Valentin's popularity. Peppy becomes the next big thing, and her success leaves Valentin broke and in the dust. The Artist is 100 minutes of toe-tapping entertainment, a sugary sweet treat that feels all the more fresh in the current hyperactive cinema-scape.

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