Todays Big Release: Alone, Oscar Biggies

  | January 16, 2015 11:16 IST

A poster of Alone (left) and a still from The Theory of Everything

Bipasha's horror offering jostles for attention with three big Oscar-bound films

'Horror queen' Bipasha Basu returns to scare her fans with another horror-thriller film, Alone. The film is directed by Bhushan Patel, who has Ragini MMS and 1920: Evil Returns on his resume.

Alone will also mark the Bollywood debut of television heartthrob Karan Singh Grover.

The film, based on a Thai film by same name, is the tale of two conjoined sisters and their love for the same man. The twist in the story comes when the evil twin dies during an operation and returns to haunt her sister who is now married to the man she loved, played by Karan.

Meanwhile, there are three Oscar-bound biggies releasing today as well. The Theory of Everything, based on the lives of physicist Stephen Hawking and his first wife Jane, has earned Best Actor and Actress nods for Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones. Eddie already has the Golden Globe under his belt.

Director Morten Tyldum's The Imitation Game, a thriller based on British scientist and World War II codebreaker Alan Turing, also releases today. The Imitation Game has been nominated in eight categories including Best Picture, Best Director for Tyldum, Best Actor for Cumberbatch and Best Supporting Actress for Keira Knightley for the 2015 Oscars.

Directed Clint Eastwood's war drama American Sniper, based on US Navy SEAL's most lethal sniper Chris Kyle's autobiography, is the third biggie. The film stars Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller in the lead roles along with Luke Grimes, Kyle Gallner, Sam Jaeger, Jake McDorman and Cory Hardrict in supporting roles.

American Sniper received six nominations for the 2015 Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Film Editing, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actor for Bradley Cooper.

Other films releasing this weekend are Shilpa Shukla's Crazy Cukkad Family and Sharafat Gayi Tel Lene starring actors Rannvijay Singh and Zayed Khan.