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Friday, March 18

pg26-2 Kahaani (Mystery/Thriller),
Star Gold HD, 10.55 pm
Cast: Vidya Balan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Two years after a poison gas attack in a Kolkata Metro Rail compartment, a heavily-pregnant Vidya Bagchi (Balan) arrives in the city with a  single-minded purpose—to find her missing husband, Arnab. He had come to Kolkata claiming to be on assignment for the National Data Centre (NDC). But Vidya had soon stopped receiving calls from him. Worried, she had followed him to Kolkata, but once there, she finds that no one by his name has been employed by the NDC. Will she succeed in finding out the truth? The movie is considered as Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s breakthrough project.

Man of Steel (Superhero/Action),
Movies Now, 11.25 pm
Cast: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams
After the destruction of Krypton, their home planet, scientist Jor-El (Russel Crowe) and his wife send their infant son, Kal-El (Cavill) to Earth. There he is adopted by Jonathan (Kevin Costner) and Martha (Diane Lane) Kent who name him Clark. Soon the boy learns he has superpowers and dons the secret identity of Superman, to help those in need. But when Earth is attacked by General Zod, a citizen of Krypton, the Man of Steel finds his powers are not exclusive. He is aided by news reporter Lois Lane (Adams) in his mission to stop Zod. British actor Cavill is the first non-American to depict Clark’s role.

pg26-4Saturday, March 19

Interstellar (Sci-Fi/Action), HBO, 5.41 pm
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway
The sci-fi movie depicts Earth’s future—an almost uninhabitable planet due to a global crop blight. An intelligent NASA scientist, Professor Brand (Michael Caine), works on a plan to save humans and finds a way to transport them to a new planet, through a wormhole. But first, he sends NASA pilot Cooper (McConaughey) and his crew, which includes Brand’s daughter, Amelia, to evaluate the habitability of the planets that show potential. How long will it take before Cooper can reunite with his daughter, whom he leaves behind for the sake of the mission? The film has influences drawn from multiple movies, like 2001: A Space Odyssey and Star Wars.

X-Men: Days of Future Past (Action/Superhero),
Star Movies Action, 9 pm
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy
The sentinel robots that were deployed to wipe out mutants from the face of the Earth are now targeting humans, too. Professor Charles Xavier (McAvoy) and his team of mutants must do everything in their powers to stop the machines. However, the sentinels were created 50 years back, using the DNA of the mutant Mystique, thereby giving them shape-shifting powers. Soon Xavier comes up with a plan to use the powers of Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page) to transport Wolverine (Jackman) to the past and alter events to change the course of the future. Will Logan make it back in time? This is Jackman’s seventh portrayal of Logan/Wolverine.

pg26-5Sunday, March 20

Ishqedarriyaan (Romance/Drama),
Zee Cinema HD, 6.43 pm
Cast: Evelyn Sharma, Mahaakshay Chakraborty
Luvleen’s (Sharma) family has a bitter past with billionaire Aagam Diwan (Chakraborty). Diwan’s father’s business was set up with fraudulent money extorted from Luvleen’s folks. But that does not stop him from declaring his love for her—even though he knows that she fancies Arjun (Mohit Dutta), a musician. Can Luvleen forget the past? Urvashi Rautela, who represented the country at the Miss Universe pageant last year, was the original choice for Luvleen’s role.

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Dilwale (Comedy/Drama),
Sony, 8 pm
Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol
Randhir Bakshi (Vinod Khanna) and Malik (Kabir Bedi) are the heads of two gangster clans that are constantly at war with each other. Randhir’s adopted son, Raj (Khan) has proven his mettle in carrying out some of the clan’s risky businesses. But when he meets Meera (Kajol), Malik’s daughter, he loses his edge and falls in love. A roller-coaster romance follows, only to culminate in a betrayal by Meera and her clan. Fifteen years later, Raj’s brother, Veer (Varun Dhawan), falls in love with Meera’s sister, Ishita (Kriti Sanon). Will history repeat itself? Tusshar Kapoor was initially considered for Veer’s role.

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