Captain America: The First Avenger (Action),
Sony Pix, 9 pm
Cast: Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving
After being rejected from military service during World War II, Steve Rogers (Evans) is recruited by Dr Abraham Erskine (Stanley Tucci) for a secret project called Rebirth. It transforms Rogers into a super soldier called Captain America. Later, Dr Erskine is assassinated by an agent who works for Johann Schmidt (Weaving), the head of a German science division called Hydra, as he fears the success of Dr Erskine’s project. Would this be the end for Rogers, too? Tucci took up the role because he was keen on giving Dr Erskine’s German accent a shot.
Journey to the
Centre of the Earth (Sci-Fi/Adventure), HBO, 9 pm
Cast: Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson
After finding a box that belonged to his missing brother, Max Anderson (Jean-Michel Pare), Trevor (Fraser) and his 13-year-old nephew Sean (Hutcherson) set out to find out how Anderson disappeared. They travel to Iceland and are guided by Hannah (Anita Briem), the daughter of an Icelandic volcanologist. Hannah helps them climb the volcano, but when a storm hits they are forced to take shelter in a cave that accidentally leads them into a lost world in the centre of the Earth. What does this strange place have to do with Max’s disappearance? Indie filmmaker Paul Chart was to direct the film, but he backed out after it was decided to shoot in 3D.
Dabangg 2 (Action), Movies OK, 7.55 pm
Cast: Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Arbaaz Khan, Prakash Raj
Inspector Chulbul Pandey (Salman) is in charge of a local police station in Kanpur, where he resides with his wife Rajjo (Sinha), brother Makkhi (Arbaaz) and stepfather (Vinod Khanna). The place is a hub of criminal activities, from kidnapping and rape to murder—all thanks to Bachcha (Raj), a struggling politician and the don of the area. Pandey kills Bachcha’s brother Genda (Deepak Dobriyal) when he tries to harass and kidnap a girl. Bachcha avenges his brother’s death by killing Makkhi and pushing a pregnant Rajjo from the temple stairs, leading to a miscarriage and a head injury. It is now Pandey’s turn for revenge. The movie recorded the highest screen count for any film in India and worldwide.