Haider (Crime/Drama), Zindagi, 9 pm
Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Tabu, Shraddha Kapoor, Kay Kay Menon
A young Kashmiri, Haider (Shahid Kapoor) returns to his hometown on hearing that his father has disappeared. Once home, he realises that his father has been captured by the security forces—after coming under suspicion of harbouring pro-separatist militants in his house. But what confuses Haider is his mother’s behaviour. She seems relaxed and quite happy in the company of his uncle. Along with his fiancée, Arshia, a journalist, he is determined to get to the bottom of his father’s disappearance. Both director Vishal Bharadwaj and Kapoor did not charge any money to do this movie.
Dum Laga Ke Haisha (Romance/Comedy), Sony TV, 12 pm
Cast: Ayushmann Khurana, Bhumi Pednekar
Prem Prakash Tiwari (Ayushmann Khurana), who owns a cassette shop in a local market, is unable to find a girl for himself. His father, though, is keen to see him get married. So he fixes an alliance for him with Sandhya (Bhumi Pednekar). An overweight girl, she is the only choice as Prem is a school dropout. He shows little interest in the marriage, though Sandhya tries her best to win his heart. But when he crosses the line and insults her, Sandhya has to make a tough decision. Pednekar had to gain around 15 kilos to audition for the role.
2 States (Romance/Drama), Movies OK, 1.50 pm
Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Alia Bhatt
A North Indian Punjabi, Krish Malhotra (Arjun Kapoor) meets Ananya Swaminathan (Alia Bhatt), a Tamil Brahmin from Chennai, at IIM-Ahmedabad. Despite their cultural differences, they fall in love. However, their story hits a roadblock when they try to convince their respective parents. The day their families meet, there is a cultural clash and both side oppose the marriage. Will their parents come around or will the couple be forced to take a drastic step?
The film is based on Chetan Bhagat’s autobiographical book by the same name.