Friday, June 3
Johnny Gaddar (Action/Thriller), Star Gold HD, 10.05 pm
Cast: Dharmendra, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Dayanand Shetty
Intrigued by the prospect of easy money, five men running a gambling club—including Sheshadri (Dharmendra) and Vikram (Mukesh)—are lured into a deal where they invest `50 lakh each. Though the task appears to be a simple exchange of goods, things take a bad turn when Shiva (Shetty), the one assigned to deliver the money, is killed. What follows is a mad hunt to find the betrayer, who they think must be an inside man as no one else knows the details of the deal. This film also marks Mukesh’s entry into the film industry.
Insurgent (Sci-Fi/Action), Set Pix, 6.30 pm
Cast: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Theo James
Sequel to The Divergent, Insurgent follows a rebel soldier, Tris Prior (Woodley), as she refuses to cope with the divergent rehabilitation facilities put together for soldiers by Jeanine (Winslet), the Erudite leader. When a mysterious box is discovered, which can be opened only by a Divergent, Jeanine declares a martial law that marks everyone possessing these qualities as enemy of the state. Having run out of options, soldiers including Four (James) and Caleb (Elgort) escape the compound. This is the first time Winslet has acted in a film series.
Saturday, June 4
Act of Valor (Action/Thriller),
HBO Hits, 1.47 pm
Cast: Alex Veadov, Roselyn Sanchez, Jason Cottle
Showcasing the plight of a team of Navy SEALS bent on fighting global
terrorism, the film is centered on the rescue mission of a CIA agent, Lisa Morales (Sanchez), who’s being held captive in a forest in Costa Rica. Seven Navy SEALS, led by Lieutenant Rorke (Rorke Denver) manage to extract Morales from the terrorists. But the mission is not
complete because soon they have an African smuggler, Mikhail Christo Troykovich, and Abu Shabal (Cottle), a Chechen terrorist, on their trail. This film’s cast includes actual Navy SEALS whose real identities are not revealed as per the policies of the US government.
Oblivion (Action/Mystery), Movies Now, 11.05 pm
Cast: Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseborough
On a mission set in post-apocalyptic Earth, Jack Harper (Cruise) and his team member Victoria (Riseborough) are among the last humans on the planet. The others have been relocated to colonies on Saturn’s moon, Titan. Jack is assigned to protect the fusion energy generators on Earth, which now provides energy for Titan. But his hallucinations (very much like memories) and unusual discoveries—such as drones from his parent organisation sent to kill stray humans remaining on Earth—leads him to question his mission and the real purpose behind it. Oblivion is the second movie to have Freeman’s narration accompanying Cruise’s character, the first being War of the Worlds.
Sunday, June 5
Bourne Legacy (Crime/Mystery), Star Movies, 6 pm
Cast: Matt Damon, Jeremy Renner, Edward Norton
Fourth among the Bourne series, Bourne Legacy follows the medical experiments undertaken by the government to enhance the abilities of its
agents. With two new recruits, Aaron Cross (Renner) and Number Three, sent to Alaska to survive an endurance test, the state is faced with an
investigation instigated by agent Jason Bourne (Damon) exposing their previous medical programmes— including Operation Blackbriar, Treadstone and the recent Outcome. When a compromising video surfaces online, threatening to expose these operations, Colonel Eric Byer (Norton), who is overseeing them, releases an order to kill all the remaining agents under medication. But Operation Outcome is not the end of their plans. Bourne Legacy happens in the same time period as Bourne Ultimatum
Hate story 3 (Drama/Thriller),
Star Gold, 9.45 pm
Cast: Sharman Joshi, Zarine Khan,Karan Singh Grover, Daisy Shah
After the unprecedented death of her love interest, Vikram Singh (Grover), Siya (Khan) enters a
marital alliance with his brother, Aditya (Joshi). Though they seem to have a picture perfect life at first, the peace is
rudely disrupted when Saurav Singhania, a mysterious stranger bearing a tattoo identical to Singh’s, comes into their lives with an extraordinary business deal. When Aditya realises that his secretary, Kaya (Shah), might be trying to sabotage his company, he resolves to uncover Singhania’s true motives. Gurmeet Choudhary was initially considered for Aditya’s role.