Friday, October 30
Teen Patti (Drama), Zee Cinema, 8 pm
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Ben Kingsley
Known for his groundbreaking theory about probability and randomness, maths genius Professor Venkat Subramaniam (Bachchan) decides to accept an invitation from Perci Trachtenberg (Kingsley) to gamble at a high rolling casino. Though Venkat’s main aim is to prove that his theory works on a game of cards (teen patti), he and his team of students soon get dragged into the world of Mumbai’s gambling underbelly. Though not credited, the movie is inspired by the 2008 Hollywood movie, 21, directed by Robert Luketic.
The Good German (Drama), MN+ HD, 9 pm
Cast: George Clooney, Cate Blanchett
Journalist Jake Geismer (Clooney) is on multiple missions. Apart from covering the Potsdam Conference as part of his assignment, he is also searching for Lena Brandt (Blanchett), an old flame, who is working as a prostitute in Berlin. The plot thickens when he realises that the driver assigned to him, Corporal Patrick Tully (Tobey Maguire), is Lena’s keeper. Soon a murder and a case of a missing German, force Geismer to consider a link between the two cases. Blanchett read A Woman in Berlin to better understand the women in
Germany during the 1940s.
Saturday, October 31
NH10 (Thriller), & Pictures, 8 pm
Cast: Anushka Sharma, Neil Bhoopalam
Reeling from an attack by unknown men after a late night party, Meera (Sharma) and her husband Arjun (Bhoopalam) head out on a road trip on her birthday to take their mind off things. But their adventure turns into a nightmare when they witness an honour killing and end up being confronted by the gang behind it. Can Arjun and Meera escape the impending danger and reach safety? The film is loosely adapted on the real life case of the Manoj-Babli honour killing in 2007.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Comedy/Drama), Star Movies Select HD, 2 pm
Cast: Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel
Seven senior citizens from Britain head to Jaipur to spend time in a seemingly picturesque retirement hotel. Each of them have their own stories—Evelyn (Dench) is newly-widowed, Graham (Tom Wilkinson) is in search of a long lost love and Madge (Celia Imrie) wants a rich husband. Meanwhile, Douglas (Nighy) and Jean (Penelope Wilton) are struggling without pension, Muriel (Maggie Smith) is looking for cheaper options in hip surgery and Norman (Ronald Pickup) wants to relive his youth. With the charming Sonny (Patel) as the hotel’s manager, the seven guests are unprepared for what lies in store for them. The movie is based on the novel, These Foolish Things, by Deborah Moggach.
Sunday, November 1
Drishyam (Thriller), Star Gold, 12.30 pm
Cast: Ajay Devgn, Shriya Saran, Tabu
Vijay Salgaonkar (Devgn) is a family man obsessed with movies. He runs a cable TV network in his village, and lives with his wife and two daughters. Their simple life takes a turn for the worse when they are embroiled in the missing case of Sameer, the son of Meera Deshmukh (Tabu), the inspector general of Goa Police. With the police looking at his family as the prime suspects, can Salgaonkar protect them from prosecution? This is a remake of the Malayalam movie of the same name, starring Mohanlal.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Sci-fi), Star Movies HD, 11.57 pm
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton
Ten years after the first Terminator tried to kill Sarah Connor, her young son John Connor has now become the primary target—as the leader of the resistance against the organisation of artificial intelligence, Skynet. Using time travel, Skynet sends back a shape-shifting advanced cyborg, the T-1000, to kill John, only to find that another Terminator (Schwarzenegger) has also been sent back in time to protect John. This is the only Terminator movie to have been nominated at the Oscars and to have won awards (four in total).
Truth Be Told, Comedy Central, Sunday, 12.30 pm
Truth Be Told, the new show on Comedy Central, is all about friendship. Starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Vanessa Lachey, Tone Bell and Bresha Webb, it revolves around two best friends who are married and are neighbours, too. Watch how Mitch and Russell deal with their wives, and try to lead the good life.
The Player, Colors Infinity, Friday, 6 pm
It is about a former intelligence officer working as a security expert in Las Vegas. The House, an elite betting organisation, is seen doubting protagonist Alex Kane’s ability to stop a serial killer, after receiving a surprising intelligence. Elsewhere, pit boss Johnson intervenes in Detective Brown’s attempts to follow the dealer.
Penny Dreadful, AXN, Saturday and Sunday, 12 am to 5 am
Inspired from 19th century stories called penny dreadfuls, referring to cheap publications, this horror drama borrows many characters from British and Irish fiction. In the Halloween episodes, Vanessa Ives is disturbed by images brought upon her by professional spiritualist Evelyn Poole, while Dr Frankenstein tries to bring Brona back to life.