Friday, April 22
The Conjuring (Horror), Movies Now, 6.55 pm
Cast: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson
Carolyn Perron (Lili Taylor) and her husband move with their children into a dilapidated
farmhouse on Rhode Island. Little do they know that the place is haunted. Soon paranormal
activities begin, starting with the clock stopping at exactly seven minutes past three
every morning. The Perrons contact noted paranormal investigators Ed Warren
(Wilson) and his wife Lorraine (Farmiga), who, after an examination of the house,
decide that an exorcism is required but only after they get the authorisation from the Church. The movie’s sequel is scheduled to release in June.
Slumdog Millionaire (Drama), Pix, 8.24 pm
Cast: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto
Jamal Malik (Patel) is in the middle of a dream run
on the TV show, Kaun Banega Crorepati. He’s just
one question away from winning `20 million, when
doubts are raised about how a street urchin like
him could get all the answers right. The truth is
that each question is connected to a chapter from
his childhood — which he spent in the slums, growing
up with his brother, meddling with local gangs
and pursuing his love, Latika (Pinto). But game
host Prem Kumar (Anil Kapoor) and the police still
have their suspicions. After Schindler’s List (1993),
this is the only movie to have won Best Picture,
Screenplay and Director at the BAFTAs, Golden Globes and Oscars.
Saturday, April 23
The Expendables 3 (Action),
Sony Pix, 12 pm
Cast: Sylvester Stallone Jason Statham,
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mel Gibson Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and others of the original Expendables group rescue their former team member, Doc (Snipes), from a train that was taking him to prison. They then team up to stop arms dealer Victor Mins from selling bombs to a warlord in Somalia, only to discover that former Expendable, Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), is in the thick of things. With Conrad aiming to end the group, Barney must recruit new faces and bring in some old ones—like Trench Mauser (Schwarzenegger)—to stop him. Steven Seagal was offered a role in the movie, but he declined
Bajirao Mastani (Romance/
Drama), Colors, 9 pm
Cast: Ranveer Singh, Deepika
Padukone, Priyanka Chopra
Set in the early 18th century, the film sees young Maratha general Bajirao (Singh) become the peshwa
of the Satara empire. During one of his travels, he encounters the warrior princess, Mastani
(Padukone), who convinces him to help defeat an army that is threatening her land, Bundelkhand. Later, he gifts her his dagger, not realising it symbolises marriage in her community. When Bajirao returns to his wife, Kashibai (Chopra), Mastani
follows him. But she is housed among the courtesans by his mother. The film was in development for 15 years; it was delayed
due to changes in the cast.
Sunday, April 24
Avengers: Age of Ultron (Superhero/
Action), Star Movies, 9 pm
Cast: Robert Downey Jr, Mark
Ruffalo, Chris Evans
The Avengers are back in action,this time trying to retrieve Loki’s
sceptre from a Hydra base. While completing the mission, they find
out that Strucker (Thomas Kretschmann) has been conducting experiments on a pair of twins
with superpowers, Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen).
Meanwhile, Tony Stark (Downey Jr) does his own experiments on the sceptre and discovers an artificial
intelligence, which he asks Bruce Banner (Ruffalo) to transfer into his Ultron defence security.
But the plan backfires, and the AI creates a mission of its own — to destroy mankind. The Quicksilver
character is also seen in X Men: Days of Future Past.
Terminator Salvation (Sci-Fi/Action), HBO, 6.46 pm
Cast: Christian Bale, Sam Worthington
Set in the post apocalyptic period, the last remaining factions
of mankind are hiding undergroundfrom an army of machines. John
Connor (Bale), the man slated to lead the Resistance, learns that the
machines have a kill list and KyleReese is on it. Elsewhere, the cyborg,
Marcus Wright (Worthington) is alsotrying to save Reese whose destiny is
closely linked to Connor’s. The Resistance is set to bring down the
machines’ Skynet base, but how will they save Reese? The movie was
released on the 25th anniversary of The Terminator.
Rush Hour, Zee Cafe, Friday, 8 pm
The Rush Hour movie franchise is getting
a reboot with a new action-packed
TV series, premiering today. In the first
episode, Justin Hires (who plays
Detective Carter) and Jon Foo
(Detective Lee) investigate the theft of
valuable statues from a cargo plane.
During the case, Foo also confronts his
sister who he thought was dead.
Identity Season: Forgotten Girls of
Dhaka, BBC World News , Friday, 8 pm
Host Farhana Haider visits a slum in
Dhaka to meet a group of teenage girls,
who were married and abandoned by
their husbands even before they turned
16. How does the tight-knit slum community
help and hinder the girls’ futures?
Haider hears them explain who they are
and what they think their futures hold.
Angel From Hell, Star World and Star
World HD, Sunday,12 pm-5 pm
Grab some popcorn and get ready to
binge-watch season one of Angel from
Hell. The series follows the unlikely
friendship between dermatologist
Allison Fuller and Amy, a mysterious
woman who claims to be her guardian
angel. It is suggested that Amy has been
watching Fuller since her childhood.