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    Friday, September 4th

    Into The Storm (Action/Thriller),

    HBO, 6.13 pm
    Cast: Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Matt Walsh
    Multiple tornadoes are on a collision course and the town of Silverton in Oklahoma is in a hot zone. Among the residents are members of a documentary crew tracking the storms, led by Pete (Wash), a storm chaser trying to film the tornadoes with the help of meteorologist Allison Stone (Callies). Elsewhere, Gary (Armitage) is a widowed school principal with two sons. When the first of  the storms hits, Gary hopes to rescue his son who is on the tornado’s path. Can Gary take the help of Pete’s team and save his son? The entire movie takes place in just half a day.

    Ra.One (Sci-Fi),

    Movies OK, 10.25 pm
    Cast: Arjun Rampal, Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Armaan Verma
    Shekhar Subramanium (Khan) is a developer who designs a motion-sensor based game featuring Jeevan , the good character and Ra.One the villain. But Shekar’s idea of giving more powers to the evil one to prove that good overcomes regardless, backfires when Ra.one succeeds in coming out of the game into the real world. After killing Shekar, Ra.One (Rampal) is looking for Shekhar’s son (Verma), who was the only player to match him in the game. Though Jeevan also enters the real world to safeguard the family, Ra.One’s ability to take any physical form makes it difficult to defeat him. The idea for the movie was inspired by a TV commercial.

    Resident Evil: AfterLife (Action/Horror),

    WB, 9 pm
    Cast: Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Wentworth Miller
    Alice (Jovovich) is on a mission to look for survivors in a world affected by the T-virus, which turns its victims into the undead. But to add to the danger, she has the Umbrella Corporation—the evil conglomerate behind releasing the virus—on her heels. After destroying their headquarters in Tokyo, she heads to Arcadia in Alaska, where she comes across Claire Redfield (Larter) who is leading a group of survivors who had escaped the undead. Will Alice be able to ward off the threat from the undead and save the day? The film was released on the same day as Resident Evil: Apocalypse, in 2006.

    Saturday, September 5th

    Guddu Rangeela (Comedy),

    Star Gold, 8 pm
    Cast: Arshad Warsi, Amit Sadh, Ronit Roy, Aditi Rao Hydari
    Guddu (Sadh) and Rangeela (Warsi) are cousins from North India who play in an orchestra during the day. But when night falls, they turn informants, sharing details about the richest families in their town to local gangsters. While trying to battle their own personal demons, they come up with a ransom plan to make easy money. They kidnap Baby (Hydari) for a ransom of `10 crore, but little do they know that kidnapping is no easy task, especially when there is a policeman as violent as Billu Pahalwan (Roy) on the case. The film is inspired by the Manoj-Babli honour killing case.

    Fault In Our Stars (Romance),

    Star Movies Select, 9 pm
    Cast: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff
    Hazel Grace (Woodley) is suffering from lung cancer, forcing her to lug around an oxygen tank wherever she goes. When she is compelled to attend a support group by her mother, she finds herself drawn to another cancer survivor, Gus (Elgort), with an affected leg. They bond over common interests and swap their favourite books with each other. Gus helps Hazel get in touch with the author of her book, Van Houten (Wolff), who invites them over to his house in Amsterdam. What happens after that changes their outlook on life. The lead characters played siblings in the movie Divergent, released in 2014.

    Public Enemies (Biography/Crime),

    MN+, 11.35 pm
    Cast: Christian Bale, Johnny Depp,
    David Wenham
    Set in the 1930s, John Dillinger (Depp) is a notorious bank robber who has the authorities of Chicago in his pocket, thus living a life without fear of being caught or arrested, despite his numerous robberies. Meanwhile, Melvin Purvis (Bale), an FBI agent assigned by director J Edgar Hoover himself, is determined to bring Dillinger down. When Purvis realises that using technology will not help in the manhunt for Dillinger, he uses old school tactics of aggressive interrogation and torture to track him down. DiCaprio was initially picked to star in one of the leading roles.

    Sunday, September 6th

    I Love You, Man (Romance/Comedy),

    HBO Defined, 10 pm
    Cast: Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, Rashida Jones
    When Peter Klaven’s (Rudd) fiancée, Zooey Rice (Jones), invites her female friends for her wedding party, he realises he does not have any genuine male friends. With the wedding day looming, Klaven needs to find his best man. That’s when he meets Sydney Fife (Segel) who has all
    the traits to become Klaven’s best friend. But the new friendship soon begins to affect his relationship with Rice. JK Simmons, who plays Rudd’s father, is just 14 years older than him.

    OMG! Oh My God (Comedy/Drama),

    UTV Movies, 12.15 pm
    Cast: Mithun Chakraborty, Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal
    Kanji Lalji Mehta (Rawal) is an atheist who owns a shop that sells religious goods. When he stops his son from playing dahi handi (part of Janmashtami celebrations), godman Siddheshwar Maharaj (Chakraborty) curses him, annoyed at the disruption. An earthquake strikes the town the same night and his shop is destroyed. When Mehta is refused compensation by insurance companies, he takes God to court. The odds are against him, until Krishna (Kumar) enters the picture. It is based on a Gujarati play called Kanji Virudh Kanji.

    Mangal Pandey: The Rising (Biography),

    Filmy, 8.30 pm
    Cast: Aamir Khan, Rani Mukerji, Toby Stephens
    In 1857, the first stirrings of India’s first war of independence are being felt. At the centre of the struggle is Mangal Pandey (Khan), who had saved William Gordon, a British officer in one of the Afghan wars, and become his friend. Things turn sour when the East India Company introduces the Enfield rifle, with cartridges greased with the fat of cows and pigs. When religious sentiments are hurt, Pandey spearheads the Sepoy Mutiny. Hugh Jackman turned down the role of Gordon, played by Stephens.

    Parker (Action/Crime),

    HBO, 10.54 pm
    Cast: Jason Statham,
    Jennifer Lopez, Michael Chiklis, Nick Nolte
    Parker (Statham) is a professional thief with a set of rules — he does not steal from the poor or the innocent. He joins a group of unknown thieves at the behest of his mentor, Hurley (Nolte), to rob the Ohio State Fair. But he soon realises they are amateurs and refuses to work with them on their next job. The crew then tries to kill him for his share of the money. The film is based on a fictional novel character created by author Donal E Westlake.

    Our Pick

    Xplore Austria,

    Travel XP HD,
    Friday-Saturday, 3.30 pm
    The documentary takes you through Austria’s culture, art, cuisine and beauty, and the many contradictions under its fold. The capital city of Vienna will be the highlight of the episode. Domes, arches and columns spanning over the city is a living testimony of the Italian Renaissance and its imperial history.

    Danger Decoded,

    National Geographic Channel, Friday, 9.30 pm
    The series reviews the Internet’s most shocking and viral real-life disasters caught on camera. Interestingly, the video clips are paused just before the climax, to show three possible computer-generated outcomes. In this episode, video clips will feature stunts such as paragliding, skydiving and drag racing gone wrong.

    Elementary,

    AXN, Friday, 10 pm
    Episode 11 of the second season, Internal Audit, follows the murder of a Ponzi schemer, ostensibly the work of a vengeful investor. But after a reporter is found dead, the trail leads to a charity being used as a front. Meanwhile, Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) contemplates sponsoring a fellow recovering addict.

    Beach Life With Angela Kan,

    TLC, Friday, 7 pm
    Hostess Angela Kan makes her way around Philippines to check out the best beaches it has to offer. In the latest episode, Kan cooks with fishermen, tries complicated dance moves on the beach, experiments with sailing a boat and participates in a festival procession, all in the stunning setting of the island Boracay.

    Person of Interest,

    Star World HD, Saturday, 11 am
    Things take a dangerous turn on this science fiction crime drama, when the task of bringing criminal network, HR (a group of corrupt cops and public officials), to justice reaches its peak. And when the Machine, an advanced surveillance system, gives the lead character John Reese’s number as a person of interest, the POI team face their greatest threat yet.

    Luther,

    FX India, Friday, 10 pm
    In the fifth episode of this psychological series, detective chief inspector Luther (Idris Elba) investigates a kidnapping by a gang intent on recovering stolen diamonds. They’ve given the woman’s husband an hour to deliver the goods and, as proof of their seriousness, have cut out her tongue. Elsewhere, Luther’s wife Zoe decides to break all contact with him.

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