Friday, May 20
Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer’s Curse
Star Movies Action, 1.25 pm
Cast: Ben Kingsley, Julian Morris, Tamzin Merchant
Following an ancient prophecy of a falling star from the Draco constellation, a group of shamans
in Northern Britain decide to wage war against the Southern kingdoms. Meanwhile, Gareth (Morris), a man who missed being knighted for lack of money, decides to follow the falling star hoping to discover riches, but finds a dragon (Kingsley) instead, who is being ambushed by the shamans. Though he wants to protect the dragon and save its nine eggs, the path ahead proves to be daunting. The movie received a lot of flack because a car appears in the meteor crash scene, set in the ninth century.
The Reaping (Horror), HBO Hits, 11.47 pm
Cast: Hilary Swank, David Morrissey,
Katherine Winter (Swank) is a sceptic. A former missionary worker, she decides to explore a town called Haven, after locals claim the area has been struck by a biblical plague, which turned a river red. When the test results reveal the presence of human blood in the water, Winter—whose husband and daughter were sacrificed in the name of drought in Sudan—suspects the involvement of a satanic cult. Winter plots to kill Loren
(Robb), a village girl whom the townsfolk claim is an agent of Satan. Shot mostly in Louisiana,
Star Gold, 8 am
Cast: John Abraham,
Genelia D’Souza, Vidyut Jamwal
A remake of Gautham Menon’s blockbuster Tamil movie, Kaakha Kaakha, Force follows
the life of ACP Yashvardhan IPS (Abraham), a responsible officer who, by dint of hard work, apprehends a major drug mafia leader. But his priorities change when he meets and falls in love with Maya (D’Souza), a free-spirited woman, who he eventually marries. However, his marital life turns into a nightmare when the drug mafia targets his loved ones to take him down. Menon wanted to direct the Hindi remake with
Sunny Deol in the lead.
Jupiter Ascending (Science Fiction), HBO, 9 pm
Cast: Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Sean Bean
Caught between the fight for inheritance and enmity of elite trans-humans and alien species on other planets, Earthlings face the possibility of being turned into mere harvesting organisms. The one person who can save Earth—Jupiter Jones (Kunis), a cleaning lady who lives in Chicago, but who is, in reality, part of the galactic royalty—is unaware of her destiny and unique genetic signature. Things go from bad to worse when Jones is pursued by the villainous Keepers, sent by a sinister alien lord to kill her. But Caine (Tatum), a hunter sent to locate, protect and educate
Jones on her heritage, is her only hope for survival. Natalie Portman was initially considered for the role of Jones.
(Comedy/ Action), &Pictures, 2.31 pm
Cast: Sanjay Dutt,
Yash (Dutt) and Raj (Khanna), two friends and minor thieves, escape to Durban in search of a new life after robbing the village bank managed by one of their well-wishers, Zandulal (Paresh Rawal). With Zandulal on their trail to retrieve the money, the duo gets into more trouble as they get embroiled in a diamond robbery led by Marcos, an African don. Meanwhile, things get complicated when Raj falls in love with Sanjana (Ranaut), the sister-inlaw of Arjun Singh, a senior police officer in Durban. Actor Anil Kapoor is one of the co-producers of the movie.
Life of Pi (Adventure/ Fantasy) Star Movies, 6.20 pm
Cast: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Tabu
A writer approaches Pi Patel (Khan) to share his fascinating story where he survived a ship wreck. The latter talks about his life in Puducherry, where his family owned a zoo, and how the younger Pi (Suraj Sharma) found himself adrift with a Bengal tiger, called Richard Parker, and other animals for company. He survives at sea for 227 days. But there are two sides to every story, which puts the writer in a quandary. Sharma never intended to audition for the film. He did it for his brother, but ended up beating more than 3,000 people to bag the lead role.