This week’s new cinema releases

The remake of 'Robocop' is out now.
The remake of 'Robocop' is out now.

Jose Padilha directs ‘Robocop’ a glossy remake of Paul Verhoeven’s influential 1987 sci-fi thriller about a futuristic society that meddles with technology and pays a hefty price for its transgressions.

Detroit police officer Alex Murphy has a beautiful wife Clara and a glittering future in the force.

During a routine call, he is gravely injured and the scientists at conglomerate OmniCorp save his life by transforming Alex into a crime-fighting cyborg.

The company hopes to introduce a RoboCop to every city in 2028 America and Alex’s rebirth is the perfect opportunity to showcase their controversial technology to greedy investors. Unfortunately, OmniCorp’s nefarious CEO, Raymond Sellars (Michael Keaton), and his money-hungry board do not count on the humanity that burns bright beneath Murphy’s metallic shell.

Meanwhile, ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’ is something completely different.

Vinil Mathew directs this Hindi romantic comedy, which unfolds over 10 eventful years.

Mischievous Nikhil is struggling to fit in with his family. At a wedding, he meets rebellious Meeta, the sister of the bride, and Nikhil also develops a strong attraction to Meeta’s other sister, Karishma.

Despite fierce resistance from Meeta’s wealthy father, Devesh Solanki, Nikhil proposes to Karishma and promises to prove himself and win over the patriarch.

Over time Meeta and Nikhil grow closer and they open their hearts to each other with surprising consequences in this romantic tale.