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Friday, January 29

Final Destination 5 (Horror), WB, 4.50 pm
Cast: Nicholas D’Agosto, Emma Bell, Tony Todd
Sam Lawton (D’Agosto) is on his way to a company retreat with his colleagues when they approach a bridge. Lawton gets a premonition that it will collapse killing everybody except him and his girlfriend Molly Harper (Bell). He manages to warn the others in time, and they all escape. However, soon two of his friends die under mysterious circumstances. As time goes by, death seems to follow the others, too. Will Lawton and Harper survive? Actor Miles Fisher released a tie-in parody video, for his single New Romance, featuring the lead actors in the film.

Zero Dark Thirty (Thriller/ Action), Pix, 8.59 pm
Cast: Jessica Chastain, Chris Pratt
CIA agent Maya (Chastain) is transferred to Pakistan with one mission: to find Osama Bin Laden. After sustained interrogations of detainees and backtracking of old files, she comes across the name of Abu Ahmed, a high-level informant, whose whereabouts are unknown. With the help of her colleague Dan (Jason Clarke), she sets up surveillance teams to find Ahmed’s location. The operation leads them to a fortified bungalow in Abbottabad. Confident that Bin Laden is inside, Maya tries to convince her superiors to order a raid. Will she succeed? The screenplay was originally about the unsuccessful manhunt for Bin Laden, but was re-written after he was killed.

Saturday, January 30

Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap (Action/Comedy). Zee Cinema HD, 6.04 pm
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Raveena Tandon, Prakash Raj, Sonu Sood
ACP Karan Malhotra (Sood) is trying to bring the perpetrators of the Mumbai bomb blasts to justice. Worried, underworld gangster Kabir (Raj) hires ex-convict Vijju (Bachchan) to kill Karan. As he sets out to complete his mission, he comes across his estranged wife Sita (Hema Malini) and an old flame, Kamini (Tandon). As Vijju grapples with these two chance meetings, there are some in Kabir’s camp who are against Vijju and try to jeopardise his mission. The movie was completed in under two months.

The November Man
(Action), HBO, 11.03 pm
Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Olga Kurylenko
Peter Devereaux (Brosnan) is a retired CIA agent who goes back into the field after he is requested by his former chief, John Hanley, to extract an agent, Natalia Ulanova, from Russia. However, the current CIA chief, Perry Weinstein, orders another agent, David Mason, to kill her because he is convinced that the Russians have captured her. With evidence pointing to war crimes committed by the Russian candidate, for the president, in Natalia’s possession, her position is vulnerable. Though Devereaux attempts to save her, it is too late. But he does get the evidence. Will he make sure it does not end up in the wrong hands? Luke Bracey replaced Bradley Cooper for

Sunday, January 31

Singh is Bling (Comedy), Zee Cinema, 9 pm
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson, Kay Kay Menon
Uneducated and happy-go-lucky Raftaar Singh (Kumar) decides to work for his father’s friend in Goa, after his father gives an ultimatum—take up a job or marry a girl of his choice. Meanwhile, Sara (Jackson), from Romania, escapes to Goa with a mafia gang leader, Mark (Menon)—who wishes to marry her—in hot pursuit. Sara is given refuge by the very man Singh is working for, and he soon finds himself in charge of her safety. Unable to communicate with Sara, as he doesn’t know English, he hires Emily (Lara Dutta) as a translator, leading to hilarious situations. Meanwhile, Mark is still determined to get Sara. This is Dutta’s comeback movie.

The Salton Sea (Crime),
HBO Hits HD, 9.15 pm
Cast: Val Kilmer, Vincent D’Onofrio
Dany Parker (Kilmer) is a drug addict, who leads a double life. While on the one hand he is an informant for two cops, Morgan and Garcetti, on the other he is an FBI informant as well—providing leads on Morgan and Garcetti and trying to set them up in a sting operation. Meanwhile, Danny is also attempting to strike a meth deal with a drug lord, Pooh Bear (D’Onofrio). But on the night of the deal, things go awry, and Danny gets shot. Morgan and Garcetti arrive at the scene and rescue him. But he kills them, as they were the ones responsible for Danny’s wife’s murder. Now his double life threatens to catch up with him. This is the director, DJ Caruso’s, debut feature film.

Our Pick

58th Annual Grammy Nominee Special, Vh1, Monday, 7 pm
Meet the nominees of this year’s Grammy Awards, which takes place on February 15. While Kendrick Lamar is leading the list, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Ellie Goulding, Maroon 5, Skrillex and Diplo, and Justin Bieber, among several other artistes, are in the race for the
prestigious award, too.

Royal Stag Barrel Select MTV Unplugged (Season 5),
MTV, Saturday, 8 pm
This week, Bengaluru-based Indian folk/fusion band, Swarathma, will take centre stage. The line up features Vasu Dixit (vocals, guitar), Pavan Kumar KJ (percussion, vocals), Varun Murali (guitar, vocals), Sanjeev Nayak (violin, vocals) and Jishnu Dasgupta (bass guitar, vocals). Watch them belt out fresh versions of their popular compositions.

Mad Men, FX, Friday, 11 pm
Set in the 1960s, the series follows
the personal and professional lives of people working at the Sterling Cooper advertising agency on Madison Avenue, New York. The ad agency is led by Don Draper, whose triumphs and personal dramas—as he juggles his job, family and affairs—keep us entertained.

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