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    Diana (Drama),
    HBO Defined, 10 pm
    Cast: Naomi Watts, Naveen
    Andrews, Cas Anvar
    This biopic tells the story of Princess Diana (Naomi Watts) and tries to capture the last two years of her life—from when she divorces Prince Charles (Laurence Belcher) and meets Dodi Fayed (Cas Anvar), before crashing at the Pont Alma Tunnel, in Paris. The film’s posters were hung near the tunnel’s entrance, but were removed after an uproar about it being insensitive.

    Juno (Comedy / Drama),
    Romedy Now, 10.45 am
    Cast: Ellen Page, Michael
    Cera, Jennifer Garner
    After Juno MacGuff (Ellen Page) discovers she is pregnant, she considers getting an abortion. She then changes her mind and decides to give the baby up for adoption. She meets Mark (Jason Bateman) and Vanessa Loring (Jennifer Garner) and seals the deal. However, she has doubts about her baby’s soon-to-be-parents as Mark seems to be rather noncommittal. The original title of the film was Junebug, but it was changed so it would not be mistaken with Amy Adams’ Junebug (2005).

    Humshakals (Comedy),
    Star Gold HD, 9 pm
    Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Ritesh Deshmukh, Ram Kapoor
    Ashok (Saif Ali Khan) and Kumar (Riteish Deshmukh) are best friends. Ashok’s father has been in a coma for the last six years, and his uncle (Ram Kapoor) wants to get rid of Ashok and take over his property. During a board meeting, spiked drinks land Ashok and Kumar in a mental asylum because of their erratic behaviour. Then fate brings two look-alikes there. All three lead actors play a triple role for the first time in this film.

    Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (Fantasy Action), Movies Now, 9 pm
    Cast: Benjamin Walker, Marton Csokas, Robin McLeavy
    Abraham Lincoln (Benjamin Walker) lives in Indiana with his parents, at a plantation owned by Jack Barts (Marton Csokas). There he befriends an African boy, but does the folly of stopping Barts from beating him. That night, Barts kills his mother and Lincoln vows revenge. Later, he discovers Barts is a vampire. The scene where Walker is seen working at his desk while his son plays with his toys is based on an actual photograph of President John F Kennedy and his son.

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