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Trailer talk: ‘31st October’, ‘Jack Reacher 2’

The anti-Sikh riots in Delhi in 1984 revisited; Tom Cruise is back (again).

Tom Cruise returns for a sequel to Jack Reacher, while the Korean film Train to Busan rolls into town.

31st October Shivaji Lotan Patil’s film, produced by Harry Sachdeva, is the story of a Sikh family that is caught up in the riots that followed Indira Gandhi’s assassination on October 31, 1984, by her Sikh bodyguards. The cast includes Soha Ali Khan and Vir Das. The movie was reportedly stuck with the Central Board of Film Certification for four months, and then had to battle a public interest litigation seeking a ban on the release.

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Jack Reacher 2: Never Go Back Famous last words, especially when Tom Cruise is concerned. The sequel to the 2012 thriller, directed by Edward Zwick, features the indefatigable star as the former United States Army law enforcement division officer. In the follow-up, Reacher returns to his former unit and rescues his former associate Susan Turner (Cobie Smulders) from espionage charges.

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Train to Busan Yeon Sang-ho’s Korean-language zombie horror film has been a massive domestic hit as well as a critical favourite. It has been dubbed in English for the Indian market. A divorced fund manager, his daughter, a married couple, a homeless man, a baseball team and two elderly sisters are among the commuters on a train that is attacked by zombies. Soon, all of Korea is engulfed by the flesh-eaters.

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Children's Day is not for children alone

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A regular day has scope for childhood indulgences in every nook and cranny. While walking down a lane, challenge your friend to a non-stop game of hopscotch till the end of the tiled footpath. If you’re of a petite frame, insist on a ride in the trolley as you about picking items in the supermarket. Challenge your fellow gym goers and trainers to a hula hoop routine, and beat ‘em to it!

Children have an incredible ability to be completely immersed in the moment during play, and acting like one benefits adults too. Just count the moments of precious laughter you will have added to your day in the process. So, take time to indulge yourself and celebrate life with child-like abandon, as the video below shows.

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