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    Cocktail (Comedy/Drama),
    B4U Movies, 9 pm
    Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Diana Penty
    Meera (Penty), a newly-married girl, leaves for London to live with her husband, Kunal (Randeep Hooda). But she soon learns that her husband only married her for the money. At the London airport, she bumps into playboy Gautam (Khan) who immediately asks her out. But she refuses him. Now stranded in the city without a friend, she meets Veronica (Padukone) who asks her to move in. They meet Gautam again at a nightclub, and he ends up in a relationship with Veronica and moves in with them, much to Meera’s displeasure. However, she slowly begins to warm towards him. But will their friendship weather the complications of love? Gautam’s role was initially offered to  Imran Khan.

    Gangster (Romance/Drama),
    Star Gold HD, 3.50 pm
    Cast: Kangana Ranaut, Emraan Hashmi, Shiney Ahuja
    Daya Shankar (Ahuja), is a criminal who is on the run with a young bar dancer, Simran (Ranaut). Both of them settle down after adopting a boy, Bittu (Hitanshu Lodhia). But after Bittu gets killed, they begin living apart, as Shankar seeks jobs overseas and Simran becomes an alcoholic. She then moves to Seoul, where she meets Akash (Hashmi) and falls in love. Though Shankar is furious when he hears of their relationship, he promises to lead an honest life for Simran’s sake.  But will Simran leave Akash for Shankar? Daya’s role was initially offered to Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar, who turned it down.

    Blue Ruin (Thriller), Star Movies, 9 pm
    Cast: Macon Blair, Devin Ratray
    Dwight Evans (Blair) is a
    lonely vagabond living out of his car. That is, until he  learns that the man who killed his parents, Wade Cleland, is going to be released from prison. Evans returns to Virginia, his
    hometown, and kills Cleland in
    an act of revenge. He then visits his sister Sam (Amy Hargreaves) who is happy to learn about Wade’s death. Assuming that the Cleland family will now come after them, Evans instructs his sister make a run for it, while he stays to ambush the attackers. But will the drama stop at that? The movie was crowdfunded, and managed to garner critical reception. It premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013.

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