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    Shikhar (Romance/Drama), Cinema TV, 8.55 pm
    Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Bipasha Basu, Ajay Devgn
    The movie revolves around the issue of land-grabbing. Jaidev (Shahid Kapoor) is an ambitious young man whose father, Shrikanth Vardhan (Javed Sheikh), owns prime property in a village. Gaurav Gupta (Ajay Devgn), a rich businessman, wants to build a tower on Vardhan’s land. Facing opposition, Gupta tries to lure Jaidev to his side and uses his girlfriend, Natasha (Bipasha Basu), to trick him with the promise of power and money. Vardhan, meanwhile, hopes that his son does not forget his values and go over to the wrong side. Govinda was originally cast as Gupta, but was replaced by Devgn after he came late for a shoot and upset director John Matthew Matthan.

    Crazy Stupid Love (Romance/Drama),
    tele saturday 3Romedy Now, 10.30 pm
    Cast: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone
    Cal Weaver (Steve Carell) sees his world turn upside down after his wife of over 20 years, Emily Weaver (Julianne Moore), leaves him for someone else. Depressed, he starts frequenting the local bar where he befriends Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling) and confesses how he is unable to move on. Palmer, known to be a Casanova, consoles him and teaches Weaver the art of picking up girls. But in a surprising turn of events, as Weaver gets busy seducing women, Palmer finds himself in a real relationship. The crew of the film were promised a free iPad if they came up with a working title for the film.

    The Aviator (Biography/Drama), MGM , 5.35 pm
    Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio ,Cate Blanchett
    Successful director of Hell’s Angels fame, and a pioneer in aviation, Howard Hughes (Leonardo DiCaprio) is so particular about his filmmaking that he waits for the correct cloud formations for his aerial sequences. This obsession for perfection sees him move up the ladder in the industry and gain fame as a director. Along the way, he tests aircrafts like the H-1 racer and sets speed records. He also gets romantically involved with actresses like Katherine Hepburn (Cate Blanchett) and Ava Gardner (Kate Beckinsale), but is challenged by an obsessive compulsive disorder. Will he be able to overcome it? Blanchett got an Oscar for this role, making her the first to win one for playing a real-life Oscar-winner (Hepburn).

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