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May 22, 2009 at 12:29pm IST

TGIF: One Hindi flick makes it to theaters

The producer-multiplex tussle still continues and this week it is just one Hindi film and a few English movies to choose from. Here's a trailer to what’s hitting the theaters this weekend.

Detective Naani

As the ongoing deadlock between multiplex owners and producers continue there is just a single small budget Hindi film releasing this week titled Detective Naani that revolves around a 75-year-old enterprising grandmother played by Ava Mukherjee who becomes the sole witness to a murder in her colony.

When no one believes her story, she uses her homespun wisdom to solve the mystery in classic whodunit style.

Directed by debutant director Romilla Mukherjee, the film also stars TV actors Amrita Saluja and Shweta Gulati.

So does grandmother and her gang of homemaker detectives manage to crack the murder mystery? Find out this Friday.


Also releasing this week is Doomsday, a post-apocalyptic science fiction action film written and directed by Neil Marshall.

Set in the future, the film is set in Scotland which has been quarantined due to a fatal virus but when traces of the virus begin to emerge in London, a team is sent to Scotland to look for survivors and a possible cure.


Partition, a Canadian film set against the backdrop of the Indo-Pak partition of 1947 is directed by Vic Sarin and stars Jimi Mistry and Kristin Kreuck in the lead.

Gian Singh played by Jimi Mistry quits his job with the British Indian Army for a quiet life but then he suddenly finds himself responsible for the life of a 17-year old Muslim girl, Naseem, during the Partition.

Gian and Naseem fall in love, and how the couple fight discrimination, stereotyping and the hostility of their new formed countries forms the crux of this film.

The Class

The Class is directed by Laurent Cantet and is based on the 2006 novel of the same name by François Bégaudeau. The novel is a semi-autobiographical account of Bégaudeau's experiences as a literature teacher in an inner city middle school in Paris.

The film stars François Bégaudeau in the role of the teacher and has received the Palme d'Or at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.