Movies Now, 5.15 pm
Cast: Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Kiefer Sutherland
Set in 79 AD, the movie tells the story of Milo (Harington), who returns to Pompeii as a gladiator after having been sold as a slave 17 years ago. While on his way to the games arena, he sees Cassia (Browning) and immediately develops a liking for her. Meanwhile, Cassia has problems of her own—she has been betrothed, against her wishes, to a corrupt Roman officer, Senator Corvus, by her parents. Can she escape this situation or is there a saviour waiting to rescue her? The film has consistent influences from Ridley Scott’s drama, Gladiator.
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
(Biography/Sports), Star Gold, 7 pm
Cast: Farhan Akthar, Sonam Kapoor
With the death of his parents during the Partition still haunting him, Milkha Singh (Akthar) moves out of refugee camps and joins the Indian Army. There his athletic prowess is discovered and he finds himself participating in the Melbourne Olympics. Though he ends up losing, he is soon back, to break the then world record in the 400m category. Word spreads about him and he is called upon by then Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, to lead India in a friendly race against Pakistan, a country that boasts the fastest man in Asia, Abdul Khaliq. Will Milkha win? Akthar trained for around 18 months to get the athletic look.
Saturday, April 2
HBO, 10.55 pm
Cast: Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Fifteen years ago, a mysterious accident at the Janjira nuclear plant resulted in the creation of an organism, called MUTO (Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism), that feeds on radiation. Joe Brody—who lost his wife Sandra to the accident—is arrested for trespassing in the accident zone, while he is investigating the creature. Soon it is discovered that there is more than one MUTO and that the pair is trying to nest. Meanwhile, a US Navy Task Force is trying to keep under wraps the existence of another animal, from the prehistoric era, called the Godzilla. How are these creatures connected? The lead actors, Olsen and Taylor-Johnson, played siblings in The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Sony Pix, 6.10 pm
Cast: Kate Winslet, Shailene Woodley, Theo James
The sequel to Divergent, the story is set in futuristic Chicago. Tris (Woodley) belongs to a society divided into five factions based on human virtues, of which the Erudite has declared war on Abnegation—who is alleged to have information about the Divergents, the people who possess qualities of multiple factions. The 16-year-old has become the prime target of the Erudite faction, led by Jeanine Matthews (Winslet). She and her group, including her boyfriend Four (James), take shelter in the headquarters of the Dauntless faction, where there is a plot brewing against Matthews. Tris has to find the truth about her past before Matthews reaches her. Based on the novel by Veronica Roth.
This Means War (Romance/Comedy)
Star Movies, 2.38 pm
Cast: Tom Hardy, Reese Witherspoon, Chris PineTwo CIA agents, Tuck (Hardy) and Frank (Pine), are assigned desk jobs when a mission in Hong Kong goes badly. Now leading less busy lives, Tuck, who is divorced with a son, puts up his profile on a dating website and attracts the attention of Lauren (Witherspoon). She later comes across Frank and, being the ladies man he is, he tries to impress her. And
she goes out with him, too. However, once the cat is out of the bag, and both men realise they are dating the same girl, it is up to Lauren to make a choice. The lead actors were earlier seen together in the 2002 movie, Star Trek: Nemesis.
& Pictures, 2.25 pm
Cast: Riteish Deshmukh, Pulkit Samrat, Jacqueline Fernandez
The satire is about a Muslim and a Hindu, Hafeez (Deshmukh) and Praveen (Samrat), who have been given the responsibility of bombing a peace meet in Krakow. The meet is being organised by the sub continental leaders of both the religions—the Imam and the Shankaracharya—who are completely unaware of the fact that two local rival groups, the Islamist -Al-Kaam Tamam and Maa Ka Dal, have separately recruited terrorists to bomb the event. But hilarious situations arise when Hafeez and Praveen switch their religious identities to complete the ‘mission’. Directed by debutante