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Nov 05, 2010 at 09:00am IST

Diwali releases: Comedies rule the roost

New Delhi: This Diwali will see Ajay Devgan and Kareena Kapoor starrer Golmaal 3 pitted against Aishwarya Rai and Akshay Kumar starring Action Replayy.

After the success of Golmaal and Golmaal Returns, director Rohit Shetty is back this Diwali with the third instalment of the hit series. Golmaal 3 stars Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Mithun Chakraborty, Arshad Warsi, Tushar Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade and Kunal Khemu -- and like the previous two Golmaals, this comedy also revolves around a family and its two sets of siblings who live under the same roof but cannot stand the sight of one another.

Apart from watching Golmaal 3 you can also go retro this Diwali with Vipul Shah's Action Replayy, which stars Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the lead. This rom-com tells the story of Bunty played by Aditya Kapoor who is fed up with the his constantly bickering parents and as a result finds it difficult to commit to his own girlfriend. So to bring his life back on track, Bunty decides to travel back in time and revive his parent's marriage. Just that, it isn't that simple!

After The Hangover, the team of director Todd Philips and actor Zach Galifianakis return with Due Date that also stars Robert Downey Jr. This comedy features Downey Jr as Peter Highman, a father-to-be who is forced to hitch a ride with an aspiring actor, so that he can make it in time for his child's birth. And it turns out to be a road trip of a kind.