Players (Thriller), &Pictures, 8.39 pm
Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Neil Nitin Mukesh
Charlie Masceranhas (Abhishek Bachchan) plans a robbery, to fulfill his mentor, Victor Braganza’s (Vinod Khanna) dream. To complete the `1,000-crore heist, he recruits a team that includes Riya (Bipasha Basu), a computer hacker, Spider (Neil Nitin Mukesh), a magician, Ronnie (Bobby Deol), a con artiste, Sunny (Omi Vaidya), a make-up expert and Bilal (Sikandar Kher), an explosives expert. While their intention—to use the money to build an orphanage—is noble, the robbery goes wrong. The film is a remake of the Hollywood film, The Italian Job, and even uses Mini Coopers as the English version did.
The Wolverine (Action), Star Movies, 11 pm
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto
Logan (Hugh Jackman) becomes a recluse, haunted by nightmares after he kills his friend and secret love, Jean Grey. He is brought out of exile by Yukio, a messenger of businessman Yashida (Rila Fukushima) whose life Logan had saved during World War II. Yashida, now on his death bed, offers Logan mortality—something he’s always wanted—in return for Logan’s self-healing powers. Though Logan refuses the offer, Viper (Svetlana Khodchenkova) introduces a mysterious element into Logan’s blood. During Yashida’s funeral, the Yakuza try to abduct his granddaughter. Logan saves her, but when he stops healing, he realises something is amiss. Priyanka Chopra was to play the mutant samurai, Psylocke, in the film. But her part was later written out.
Pirates of the Caribbean: on stranger
Tides (Adventure), HBO, 9.46 am
Cast: Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Ian McShane, Geoffery Rush
The fourth in Pirates of the Caribbean series, the film is a completely new adventure. Black Beard (Ian McShane) is on a quest to find the fountain of youth before Captain Barbossa (Geoffery Rush), who is being financially aided by the British, does. Meanwhile, Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), the iconic leader of a motley crew of sailors, is seduced by the bewitching Angelica (Penélope Cruz), who he later realises is Black Beard’s daughter and a former spurned lover. Not sure if she is in love with him or if she is conning him to reach the fountain, he needs to tread carefully. Cruz, the only choice for the role of Angelica, agreed to do the role without
even reading the script.