Himmatwala (Action/Comedy), UTV Action, 1.49 pm
Cast: Ajay Devgn, Tamanna Bhatia, Paresh Rawal
The film—based on vengeance—revolves around Ravi (Ajay Devgn) and his family in the village of Ramnagar. The village sarpanch is a despot who ruins Ravi’s father’s reputation, pushing the honest village priest to commit suicide. Ravi moves to the city in search of a better life, but returns to free his mother and sister from the tyrant. Devgn took language classes to get the tone and accent right for a scene where he spoke Bengali, Gujarati, Tamil, Marathi and Punjabi.
Paranoia (Suspense), Movies Now Plus, 2.40 pm
Cast: Liam Hemsworth, Garry Oldman, Harrison Ford
The thriller that highlights the realities of the corporate world, sees a young superstar, Adam Cassidy (Liam Hemsworth), who is seduced by the idea of getting rich. He soon finds himself caught between two rivals, Jock Goddard (Harrison Ford) and Nicholas Wyatt (Gary Oldman)—two powerful tech billionaires who will stop at nothing to destroy each other, and him. By the time Adam realises his life is in danger, there seems to be no possible way out. Kevin Spacey was originally cast as Wyatt, but it went to Oldman when he declined.
The Lone Ranger (Western), Star Movies HD, 6.02 pm
Cast:Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, William Fichtner
The story begins with an elderly Tonto (Johnny Depp) telling the tale of John Reid, the Lone Ranger (Armie Hammer), to a young boy. An idealistic lawyer, Reid accompanies the Texas Rangers in pursuit of the Butch Cavendish (William Fichtner). Ambushed by outlaws and left for dead, Reid is rescued by Tonto, who offers to help him bring Cavendish to justice. Soon the duo learn that Cavendish is only a part of a greater injustice that they must fight. The story is set in 1933 as a tribute to when the Lone Ranger was first aired on radio.
Anna Karenina (Drama), Romedy Now, 4.30 pm
Cast:Keira Knightly, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson
A love story set in 1874, it begins with the aristocratic Anna (Keira Knightly) travelling to St Petersburg to save her brother, Prince Oblonsky’s, marriage. But all along, she is not happy in her marriage, with Count Alexie Karenin (Jude Law). On her journey, she meets Count Vronsky (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and the two start having an affair,
which soon has an adverse affect on Anna’s marriage and her social standing. The director considered having the actors use a Russian accent, but later decided against it.