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Apr 16, 2010 at 02:38pm IST

First Day, First Show: This week's releases

After 3 Idiots, Shahid Kapoor starrer Paathshaala also takes on the Indian education system. But that's not the only release this Friday, there's something for everyone - from comedy to horror, and animation as well. Here's more on this week's Friday releases:


Directed by Milind Ukey, Paathshaala takes on the Indian Education system and its shortcomings. Shahid Kapoor plays a newly appointed school teacher who discovers that something's amiss in the school and attempts to get to the bottom of the problem. The film also stars Ayesha Takia and Nana Patekar.

Phoonk 2

A Ram Gopal Varma production, Phoonk 2 starts off where the first film ends. After Madhu, the woman who had cast a spell on Rajiv's daughter, dies, Rajiv move into a new home with his family. But, soon it seems like Madhu's ghost has returned to seek revenge. The trouble begins when the children find a doll near their house..

Cop Out

Directed by Kevin Smith, Cop out stars Bruce Willis and Tracy morgan as NYPD policemen. In order to pay for his daughter's wedding, Jimmy, played by Willis, must recover a rare baseball card that was stolen by Dave played by Sean William Scott. It's a race against time to save his daughter's wedding when Jimmy finds out that Dave has sold the card for drugs.

How to Train Your Dragon

Dreamworks' latest offering, How to Train Your Dragon, is the story of Hiccup, a young Viking child, who aspires to become a dragon slayer. After finally capturing his first dragon, he finds that he no longer has the desire to kill it and instead befriends it.