Riddick (Sci-Fi/Thriller), HBO, 9 pm
Cast: Vin Diesel, Jordi Molla, Matt Nable
Stranded on a lifeless planet after being betrayed by Necromongers, Riddick (Vin Diesel) adapts to the harsh environment while he battles aliens. The only rescue plan—activating an emergency beacon—comes at a cost as it will alert mercenaries who are after Riddick. While the first ship brings to the ground a breed of advanced mercenaries, the second is captained by someone who is after Riddick’s head. Can Riddick survive? Universal Pictures let Diesel produce the Riddick franchise after he agreed to do a cameo in Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift.
V for Vendetta (Politics/Thriller), HBO Defined, 10 pm
Cast: Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving
In an age when oppression rules Britain, Evey Hammond (Natalie Portman) owes her life to V, a mysterious man wearing a Guy Fawkes mask, who saved her from near death. In return, Evey decides to help V bring down the totalitarian government. After bombing landmarks in London, V draws Evey into his plans of bringing freedom to the people. With a detective close on his heels, will V be able to achieve his goal? The Wachowski Brothers wrote the script nine years before they started working on The Matrix.
Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (Romance), UTV Movies, 8 pm
Cast: Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan
Kavya Pratap Singh (Alia Bhatt) is a girl from Ambala who decides to go to Delhi to shop for her wedding. She meets Humpty Sharma (Varun Dhawan), a Delhi lad whose father owns a campus bookstore. Humpty tries to win her heart, even going to the extent of saving her friend Gurpreet’s marriage. Kavya slowly begins liking him too, knowing very well that her father won’t allow the relationship. Soon the two fall for each other, but Kavya has to return to Amabala. Will this be the end of their love story? The film is a tribute to DDLJ.
Man of Tai Chi (Action), Star Movies Action, 4.30 pm
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Tiger Chen Linhu
The sole student of his master’s Tai Chi style of fighting, Tiger Chen (Tiger Chen Linhu) is mastering its philosophical aspect, when he is recruited by Donaka Mark (Keanu Reeves), a businessman being investigated for organising illegal fights. Though he fights, Chen doesn’t accept the prize money, as it will stain his honour. However, when his master’s residence is set to be demolished, he is forced to accept money. Will he remember his master’s teachings? This is Reeves’ directorial debut.