It's Hollywood vs Bollywood at the box office today with the films Interstellar, The Shaukeens, Rang Rasiya, Nightcrawler and Big Hero 6 up for release.
Christopher Nolan's science fiction offering Interstellar, starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine, explores the journey of a group of space travelers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to conquer vast distances in search of a habitable planet.
Ketan Mehta's much delayed Rang Rasiya, based on the life of the 19th-century Indian painter Raja Ravi Varma, also hits the screens today. The film stars Randeep Hooda, Nandana Sen and Paresh Rawal in key roles and has faced many censorship issues because of its steamy scenes.
Also showing in theatres is the Bollywood film The Shaukeens, starring Annu Kapoor, Piyush Mishra and Anupam Kher in lead roles along with actress Lisa Haydon. Akshay Kumar, who makes a cameo appearance, reportedly plays an alcoholic superstar. The film is a remake of Basu Chatterjee's 1982 film Shaukeen featuring Ashok Kumar, Utpal Dutt, A K Hangal, Rati Agnihotri and Mithun Chakraborty. The plot revolves around three old men who go on a trip where they meet a young girl who they try to impress.
Another option for cine-goers is Dan Gilroy's crime thriller Nightcrawler, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo and Bill Paxton. The plot revolves around a man (Jake Gyllenhaal), who makes money by shooting and selling raw crime footage to a local news channel, and enters the world of crime journalism.
If you like lighthearted comedies, then you can head to the theatre showing Big Hero 6, Disney's superhero-comedy film drawing inspiration from the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. Robot Baymax and prodigy Hiro Hamada uncover a criminal plot and assemble a a band of high-tech heroes to fight a masked supervillain, Yokai