Friday, October 9
The Bourne Ultimatum
(Action), MN+ HD, 11 pm
Cast: Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, David Strathairn
CIA trained assassin, Jason Bourne (Damon), is still trying to search for information about his past, which got him into the crosshairs of an assassin programme. Meanwhile, memories of his first assassination and the death of his lover, Marie Kreutz, who took a bullet meant for him, continue to haunt him. Bourne must use all his skills to not only protect himself, but also to uncover the dangerous secrets of the CIA’s black operations. This is the only Bourne movie to win
Movies Now, 9 pm
Cast: Channing Tatum,
Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal
While US President James Sawyer (Foxx) is trying to forge a peace treaty to remove military forces from the Middle East, US Capitol police officer John Cale (Tatum) is trying to impress his politically-inclined daughter by applying for a job with the Secret Service. But he is turned down. To cheer up his daughter, he takes her on a tour of the White House, but a terror strike on the Capitol sees the White House locked down and Cale separated from his daughter. Can he save her as well as the President? The movie is based on the book, Transfer of Power, by Vince Lynn.
Jolly LLB (Comedy), Star Gold HD, 8 pm
Cast: Arshad Warsi, Amrita Rao, Boman Irani
The courtroom drama begins with a rich man escaping jail time, despite killing pedestrians while driving under the influence of alcohol, thanks to prominent criminal lawyer Tejinder Rajpal (Irani). Meanwhile, LLB graduate Jagdish Tyagi aka Jolly (Warsi) is struggling to win his cases. Sensing an opportunity to get noticed, Jolly files a public interest litigation against Dewan’s acquittal. However, his search for new evidence is thwarted at every step by Rajpal. The movie won the National Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi in 2014.
The Watch (Action/Comedy),
Star Movies HD, 9 pm
Cast: Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn,
Jonah Hill, Richard Ayoade
In the town of Glenview, Evan Trautwig (Stiller) is the senior manager of a local Costco store. When he finds his night security guard murdered, he starts a neighbourhood watch—with friends Bob McAllister (Vaughn), Franklin (Hill) and Jamarcus (Ayoade)—to uncover the identity of the murderer. But the four soon realise that an alien race, on a mission to exterminate the human population, is behind the killing. Can they save the world? The movie was originally titled Neighbourhood Watch.
Saturday, October 10
Fight Club (Drama),
MN+ HD, 9 pm
Cast: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena
The narrator (Norton) is an automobile company employee who fakes illnesses to attend support groups. He finds that they help relieve his insomnia. But things change when he gets into a friendly fist fight with a man he meets on a flight, Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt), and discovers that there is an audience for underground free-wheeling fights. Soon he is actively involved in recreational fighting and creates more anti-materialist and anti-corporate fight clubs, under the name Project Mayhem. The movie is based on a novel of the same name,
by Chuck Palahniuk.
Million Dollar Arm (Biography), Star Movies Select HD, 9 pm
Cast: Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Alan Arkin
Sports agent JB Bernstein is in a fix. His business is in a slump and he is being outplayed by his competitors. But then he gets an idea—inspired by reality shows and cricket games in India—and decides to find cricket players from the subcontinent and train them to become baseball players in America. After a long search, he finds two youngsters, Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel, and brings them back to Los Angeles. However, they find it tough to adapt to the new game in alien conditions. Can Bernstein find a way to help the two achieve their dreams? AR Rahman composed the movie’s music.
Barfi, & Pictures, 11.34 pm
Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Ileana D’Cruz
Set in the 70s, Barfi (Kapoor), a hearing and speech impaired boy, falls in love with Shruti (D’Cruz), who, despite her affection for him, bows to societal pressures and marries someone else. Years later, she meets him again, only to find that Barfi is in search of a missing autistic woman, Jhilmil (Chopra), whom he is in love with. Shruti decides to help him, but things get complicated when Barfi is accused of kidnapping Jhilmil. The movie was India’s official entry in the best Foreign Language Film category at the Academy Awards.
Sunday, October 11
Tracers (Action/Crime), HBO, 7.04 pm
Cast: Taylor Lautner, Marie Avgeropoulos, Adam Rayner
Cam (Lautner), a bike messenger in New York, is struggling to make ends meet. To add to his woes, he also owes the Chinese mafia money, which he had taken on loan to help his late mother. Desperate to change his circumstances, he joins a parkour group that uses the sport to pull off dangerous robberies. With the mafia hot on his heels, Cam learns the sport from Nikki (Avgeropoulos) and gets ready for a high-profile job that will solve all his problems but it isn’t smooth sailing. The title is the English translation of traceurs, the French name for parkour practitioners.
Bajrangi Bhaijaan (Comedy/Drama), Star Gold HD, 12.30 pm
Cast: Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Harshaali Malhotra
A young mute girl from Pakistan, Shahida (Malhotra), is travelling with her mother, when she misses her train and accidentally boards one bound for India. Alone and scared, she meets Pawan Kumar Chaturvedi aka Bajrangi (Salman Khan), who realises that she is lost and takes her under his wing. Soon a bond develops between the two and when Bajrangi discovers that she has strayed from across the border, he sets out on a journey to return Shahida to her homeland. With a Pakistani reporter, Chand Nawab (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), in tow, the movie has a great soundtrack and cinematography. It crossed the `150 crore mark in just five days.
English Vinglish (Comedy/Drama),
Zee Cinema HD, 2.13 pm
Shashi Godbole (Sridevi) runs a successful home business, selling laddoos, but she is constantly mocked by her husband Satish (Hussain) and her daughter Sapna (Navika Kotia) for her lack of worldly wisdom and English-speaking skills. When a family wedding brings her to the US, Shashi secretly joins a conversational English class, where she meets people from different countries. However, the dates for her final test coincides with the wedding, forcing her to miss it. Will this be the end of Shashi’s attempts to redefine her life? Sridevi’s role was inspired by the director’s Marathi-speaking mother who wasn’t fluent in English.