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    Argo (History/Thriller), MN+ HD, 9 pm
    Cast: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman
    When the American embassy was taken over by Iranian revolutionaries in 1979, six officials managed to escape and secure base in the Canadian ambassador’s home. The CIA appoints exfiltration expert Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck), who with the help of Hollywood make-up artist John Chambers (Bryan Cranston) and film producer Lester Siegel (Alan Arkin), come up with a dangerous plan to smuggle the six out of Iran. The film received the Academy award for Best Picture.

    Battleship (Action/Sci-Fi), Movies Now, 9 pm
    Cast: Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgard, Rihanna
    After an extrasolar planet with conditions similar to Earth is discovered by NASA, the space agency names it Planet G. They send a powerful signal to the planet, which prompts five alien spacecraft to head to Earth. The hotheaded tactical officer Alex Hopper (Taylor Kitsch) of the warship USS John Paul Jones is forced to be part of the team that is sent out to investigate. A warning shot from the navy is misunderstood and things take an ugly turn when the aliens put Earth in the hostile category, and soon Hopper finds himself at the helm of affairs. The movie is singer Rihanna’s acting debut.

    Son of Sardaar (Action/Comedy), Movies OK, 8 pm
    Cast: Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha
    Mahi Arora (Kareena Kapoor Khan) is a renowned heroine who is in a relationship with a married man, actor Aryan (Arjun Rampal). Things get sour when Mahi becomes too possessive and even interrupts an intimate scene that Aryan is shooting for a movie. Later when Aryan’s wife insults her in a party, Mahi confronts Aryan on the way back – but Aryan being fed up with her nagging, throws her out of the car. The incident sends her into deep depression and soon it takes a toll on her professional life.  Was this the end of her film career?Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was initially picked to play the role of Mahi.

    Tere Bin Laden (Comedy/Drama), Star Gold HD, 10.55 pm
    Cast: Ali Zafar, Pradhuman Singh, Piyush Mishra
    Not able to legally set foot in USA, Karachi-based TV news reporter Ali Hassan (Ali Zafar) takes the help of Noora (Pradhuman Singh), who resembles Osama Bin Laden. In order to raise cash to immigrate to the West, Hassan creates a fake propagatory video with Noora dressed up as the terrorist. A hilarious chain of events follow, with even the White House getting involved. Will Hassan be able to fulfill his American dream? The film is a comic satire on America’s war on terror.

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