Friday, April 29
D-Day (Action/Thriller), UTV Movies, 11.30 pm
Cast: Arjun Rampal, Rishi Kapoor, Irrfan Khan
For nine years, they kept an eye on Goldman (Kapoor), the infamous D-Company leader in Pakistan. Now, RAW agents Wali Khan (Khan) and Ashwini Rao (Nassar) have a chance to capture him. As they put together a team, which includes captain Rudra Pratap Singh (Rampal), for the mission, Khan instructs his wife and son to fly to London for safety. But the flight gets cancelled and the two are confronted by ISI officials. Meanwhile, Goldman manages to escape and soon the team is in dangerous waters as the gangster wants to settle scores. Goldman’s character is based on Dawood Ibrahim.
Fast & Furious 6 (Action), Movies Now, 6.20 pm
Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson
Following the events of (prequel) Fast Five, Dominic Toretto (Diesel) and his team, including Brian O’Conner (Walker), are on the most-wanted list. Eager to give them all a chance to lead normal lives, Toretto accepts the offer of US Diplomatic Security Service officer, Luke Hobbs (Johnson), to erase their criminal records in return for taking down a group of mercenary drivers wanted for destroying a Russian military convoy. But how will the men fare against this team of hot wheels? More than 100 cars were wrecked during the production of this action film.
Saturday, April 30
Tamasha (Romance/Drama), &Pictures, 8 pm
Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone
A story of self-discovery, Tamasha revolves around the three stages of Ved’s (Kapoor) life—as a nine-year-old boy, a 19-year-old teenager and a 30-year-old adult. Moulded by social conventions and family rules, Ved’s life takes an interesting turn when he meets Tara (Padukone) in Corsica. They decide to spend a fun week together without revealing their true identities. Four years later, Tara meets Ved again, but this time he is a changed man. Anushka Sharma was initially cast as Tara, but she dropped out because she was not satisfied with the story.
Captain America: Winter Soldier (Superhero/Action), Zee Studio, 1 pm
Cast: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson
Steve Rogers (Evans), aka Captain America, is slowly learning the darker secrets of espionage agency, S.H.I.E.L.D. When Agent Romanoff (Johansson) tries to extract information during a hostage rescue mission—at the behest of Fury (Samuel L Jackson)—the agency is compromised. Fury becomes the target of a mysterious assassin called the Winter Soldier. Later, when Rogers refuses to part with the information given to him by Fury, he is turned out of the organisation. What follows is a quest to unravel the mystery behind the Winter Solider. The movie received an Oscar nomination for Best Special Effects.
Sunday, May 1
Jarhead 2: Field of Fire (War/Drama), Star Movies, 6.58 pm
Cast: Josh Kelly, Cole Hauser
War-scarred corporal Chris Merrimette (Kelly) is heading a dangerous mission—of resupplying a forward operation base that lies at the edge of a territory controlled by Taliban terrorists. On the way to the base, the Marines are confronted by SEAL Team 10 senior chief, John Fox (Hauser), who gives them a new mission: to extract a woman by the name of Anoosh from right under the Taliban’s noses, in Hemland River Valley. But when the squad is ambushed by the terrorists, can they stay motivated enough to complete the mission? The sequel to 2005 film, Jarhead, it is directed by Sam Mendes of Skyfall and Spectre fame.
Jai Ho (Action/Drama),
Movies OK, 4.50 pmCast: Salman Khan, Daisy Shah, Tabu
Former Indian Army major, Jai, was suspended for insubordination while saving a child from terrorists. Now he spends his time helping society and fighting wrongdoers. However, he is miserable when he fails to help a physically-challenged girl beat traffic and reach her school in time to write an examination. So he starts a goodwill initiative, encouraging people to help three others in a day. The idea faces its first challenge when Jai ends up beating up a rich man for attacking a beggar. The man happens to be connected to home minister Dashrat Singh (Danny Denzongpa), and his son Patil targets Jai’s family in revenge. Can Jai shield them from danger? The film is directed by Khan’s brother Sohail, whose last directorial venture was Maine Dil Tujhko Diyain 2002.