Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (Drama), Amazon Prime Video
Cast: Tina Fey, Martin Freeman, Christopher Abbott A low-profile journalist living in New York, Kim Baker (Fey) dreams of achieving more. So when an opportunity to work in Afghanistan as a war-time correspondent comes up, she takes it up without thinking twice. Living on meagre means at the lowbudget living facility for international journalists at the war zone, Baker struggles to form the necessary links to break interesting stories. With her fixer Fahim Ahmadzai (Abbott) and Scottish photographer Iain MacKelpie (Freeman) by her side, Baker soon finds her footing professionally while her personal life begins to unravel. But, an unexpected turn of events leaves Baker wondering about the nature of her own intentions. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is based on The Taliban Shuffle, a memoir by journalist turned author Kim Barker.
Ghajini(Action/ Romance),UTV Movies, 6.54 pm
Cast: Aamir Khan, Asin, Jiah Khan Sunita (Khan), a medical student living in Mumbai, is intrigued when she encounters the medical file of former business tycoon Sanjay Singhania (Khan). To know further about his anterograde amnesia—which causes short term memory loss — Sunita pursues him only to find out about his dark past. Set on a mysterious mission, Singhania is struggling to keep track of whatever little memory he has left, through the means of tattoos and photographs. Unable to comprehend his intentions, Sunita inadvertently leaves Singhania’s case open and vulnerable to his enemies, when she tries to help. The film is inspired by Christopher Nolan’s experimental work, Memento
Saturday, January 28
Clinical (Horror/ Thriller), Netflix India
Cast: Vinessa Shaw, Kevin Rahm, India Eisley Following a terrifying incident involving one of her patients, noted psychiatrist Jane Mathis (Shaw) now suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. Though her therapist warns her to stay away from emotionally intensive patients, Mathis finds herself caught up in an extreme case of clinical insanity. When she meets Alex (Rahm), her new patient who recently underwent a surgery followed by an accident which disfigured his face, Mathis decides to help him. But little does Mathis know that Alex has the power to drag her right back into the darkest of her nightmares. Clinical marks the second collaboration between Alistair Legrand and Luke Harvis after The Diabolical (2015).
Guru (Drama), Star Gold HD, 7 pm
Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, R Madhavan A biographic film, Guru is inspired by the life of Dhirubhai Ambani, the founder of Reliance Industries. Gurukant “Guru” Desai (Abhishek), a young ambitious entrepreneur from Gujarat, dreams of being his own master. After marrying Sujata (Aishwarya), a spirited young woman from his village, Guru boards a train to Mumbai, hoping to start a business of his own. As his initial tryst with the textile trade pans out well, Guru decides to invest more. He goes on to become one of the most successful businessmen in the country – but at what cost? Aamir Khan was initially considered for the role played by Abhishek.
Japan’s Northern Wilderness, BBC World News, 6 am and 1 pm
For this new two-part series, the newly married couple, naturalist Steve Backshall and two-time Olympic gold medalwinning rower, Helen Glover, explore the breathtaking landscapes and fascinating culture of northern Japan. As a couple they are both deeply connected to the natural world; Steve through his vast knowledge of wildlife and global cultures and Helen through her passion for rowing and the great outdoors. Both have travelled the globe widely but have never been to this area of northern Japan. From the wild forests of Aomori to the ancient home of the Samurai, this programme explores a beautiful and fascinating land.
Sunday, January 29
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (Comedy), Movies Now, 1 pm and 9 pm
Cast: Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke Set five years after the prequel, Hot Tub Time Machine 2 finds both Lou Dorchen (Corddry) and Nick Webber (Robinson) rich and affluent. But their love for parties hasn’t gone down a bit. However, at one of their usual celebratory functions, Lou gets shot in the groin. To reverse the damage and find the assailant, Nick puts Lou in the hot tub time machine with the help of Jacob (Duke), Lou’s son. But, contrary to their wishes, the machine takes them ten years into the future. Cast members Chevy Chase, Rob Corddry and Gillian Jacobs have appeared together previously in Community