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Sea disaster film 'Poseidon' premieres in India

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New Delhi, May 11 (UNI) Several years after Titanic, cinegoers in India are all set to get a "sinking feeling" all over again. For, the "much-awaited" sea disaster film Poseidon, about a luxury cruise which capsizes after being hit by a wave in the North Atlantic Ocean leaving a few lucky survivors to find their way out from the hull to the surface in their struggle for survival, is all set to hit the Indian theatres tomorrow, simultaneously with the film's worldwide release.

Starring Hollywood actors Josh Lucas, Kurt Russel, Jacinda Barrett, Emmy Rossum and Mike Vogel and directed by Wolfgang Petersen, who earlier directed the grand epic 'Troy' and 'The Perfect Storm', 'Poseidon' was premiered at PVR Plaza in the capital last night.

The film's premiere was a star-studded affair with a host of celebrities like Raseel Gujral, Nafisa Ali, Jattin Kochar, Timsy Anand, Mehr Bhasin, Shivani Wazir Pasrich, Ambika Shukla, Manpreet Brar, Geetika Ganju, Naveen&Raseel Ansal attending it.

The release of 'Poseidon', a grand disaster film on the lines of 'The Titanic' which has been mounted on a huge scale with preponderance of special effects and several underwater sequences, in India simultaneously with its worldwide release, is the latest example that Hollywood is looking at India as a lucrative market for its films.

Infact, 'Poseidon' is the first of the Hollywood films to get a simultaneous release in India this summer to cash in on the school and college holidays, considered the best time to draw the "Hollywood-crazy" youth in droves to the cinema halls to watch their favourite international films at the same time as their counterparts in the US and UK.

'Poseidon' is about a luxury cruise ship Poseidon, standing more than 20 storey tall and boasting 800 staterooms and 13 passenger decks, which capsizes from a colossal tidal wave leaving its survivors to fend for themselves as they find a way out through layers of wreckage as the ship continues to sink. Bonds form quickly in this journey of vertical climbs, dead ends and sheer drops. And trust proves vital.

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