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Posted On: 21 September 2009 02:52 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:10 pm

Cinemas line up mixed fare for Eid

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Action and adventure; laughs and giggles; horrors and mysteries; love and romance — cinemas in Doha have lined up a heady mix of different genres of movies to entertain film buffs during the Eid holidays. Alf Mabrouk is the movie that is being targeted at the Arab audience. The city cinemas have also lined up a series of Hollywood, Bollywood and Mollywood films to entertain the nationals and expatriate communities. Alf Mabrouk is a fantasy comedy about a man who wakes up one morning to discover that the day repeats like a carbon copy. The film mirthfully portrays how the day entraps him in an inescapable vicious circle. Hollywood thrillers Orphan, The Alphabet Killer and District 9 will be running at different cinemas in the city. Orphan is the story of a husband and wife who have lost their baby and adopt a nine-year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be. The Alphabet Killer is based on the double initial killings in Rochester, New York in the early 1970’s. Directed by Neill Blomkamp, District 9’s plot revolves around an extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on earth which suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent. The Hollywood comedy Hangover, starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifinakis, Justin Bartha and Heather Graham, is about how a bachelor party went horribly wrong. The action-packed Wanted and Kaminey, and hilarious Dil Bole Hadippa are the Bollywood numbers awaiting audiences on the Eid days. Wanted tells the story of a gangster who is set to take over India’s commercial capital Mumbai. The movie, in which Salman Khan plays the lead role, is running at packed cinemas in India. Khan, the protagonist, plays to the gallery in Wanted. To an extent, the movie is a showcase of Khan’s looks, his brawny bo