I Don’t Know How She Does It (Comedy), HBO Defined, 5.20 pm
Cast: Sarah Jessica Parker, Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear
The movie follows a Boston-based working mother, Kate (Jessica Parker), who is trying to balance her job, marriage and children. When Kate is handed a new account at work, entailing frequent trips to New York, and her husband finds himself a new job, her life turns chaotic. Little do they realise that their next step in life could be a deal breaker. It is an adaptation of Allison Pearson’s bestseller of the same name.
Life In A Metro (Drama), Rishtey, 10 am
Cast: Irrfan Khan, Konkana Sen Sharma, Kangana Ranaut
The film narrates the lives of nine people based in Mumbai, each dealing with issues like extramarital affairs and unrequited love. In one plot, Rahul (Sharman Joshi) has taken his uncle’s apartment on rent, which he sublets to rich people to conduct their immoral activities. Things get out of hand when he learns his love interest, Neha (Kangana Ranaut), is using the apartment to meet their boss, a married man. The film’s plot and characters are based on two films, The Apartment and Brief Encounter.
A Dry White Season (History/ Suspense), MGM, 9:00 PM
Cast: Donald Sutherland, Janet Suzman, Zakes Mokae
Set in 1976, the story revolves around Ben Du Toit (Donald Sutherland), a South African school teacher who refuses to help Gordon Ngubene (Winston Ntshona), a black man, investigate the death of his son who died during the Soweto Riots. Ben’s life takes a turn when he sees firsthand the brutality of his own race against the blacks—leading to the death of Gordon and his wife. But will Ben be able to face the consequences of standing up to the atrocity? The film is the last one to depict an anti-apartheid story, while Nelson Mandela was still in prison.
Definitely, Maybe (Romance), Romedy Now, 9 pm
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Isla Fisher, Elizabeth Banks
Maya (Abigail Breslin) is curious about her father, Will’s (Ryan Reynolds) past relationships. Though heartbroken her parents are getting a divorce, she wants to know how they met. Will recounts his first meeting with Emily (Elizabeth Banks) and his brief affairs with various women. In the retelling, he realises who he’s really in love with. Weisz was originally supposed to play the part of Emily.