The Intern (Comedy), HBO, 6.35 pm
Cast: Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway
To break the monotony of retired life, 70-year-old Ben Whittaker (DeNiro) applies for an internship programme at Fit, an e-commerce startup. Jules Ostin (Hathaway), the CEO, is initially sceptical of Whittaker,but changes her mind as he wins the confidence of her staff. Getting close
to Ostin, Whittaker learns that her husband has given up his career and become a stay-at-home dad, so she can devote time and help the start-up grow. Soon Whittaker also begins playing a bigger role than a mere colleague.Reese Witherspoon and Jack Nicholson were initially considered
for the role of Ostin and Whittaker.
D-Day (Action/ Thriller), UTV Movies, 11.20 pm
Cast: Irrfan Khan, Rishi Kapoor, Arjun Rampal
RAW agent Wali (Khan), posing as a barber in Pakistan for nine years, has been closely monitoring Goldman (Kapoor), one of India’s most wanted men. Learning that Goldman’s son is getting married, Wali realises that the don will be breaking security for the event, making it the perfect opportunity to nab him. Promptly, Rudra (Rampal), a mercenary, and Zoya
(Qureshi), an explosive expert, are put on to the mission. To protect his family from ISI, who have been protecting Goldman, Wali tries to fake their death, but his plan is not successful. The movie is loosely based on India’s intelligence agencies’ pursuits to nabDawood Ibrahim.
Star Gold HD, 7 pm
Cast: Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Randeep Hooda
Devi (Khan) is a thrill seeker who wants a ‘kick’ out of everything in life. He meets Shaina (Fernandez) and even helps her friend elope and get married. The duo eventually falls in love, but when Devi quits his job at a chemical company citing lack of a ‘kick’, their relationship suffers. Meanwhile, Himanshu (Hooda),a police officer, is after an elusive robber named Devil, who robs corrupt businessmen. It is later revealed that Devi is Devil— but this time it is not just about thrill seeking. Kick 2 is expected to be released by the end of this year, with Khan co-writing the script.
Way of the Wicked (Horror),
Star Movies Action, 7.23 pm Cast: Christian Slater, Jack Crocker, Emily Tennant
In school, Robbie (Crocker) accidentally kills another child while trying to protect his friend, Heather (Tennant), from bullies.
Years later, Robbie returns to town and gets close to Heather. However, anyone who messes with Robbie mysteriously ends up dead. Henry (Slater), a priest dismissed from the church, is convinced that Robbie is the Anti Christ. But
will Henry be able to convince Heather to stay away from Robbie? The original script had a parallel storyline with a serial killer on the loose and Slater, a detective, trying to identify him.
American Heist (Action/Thriller), Netflix
Cast: Hayden Christensen, Adrien Brody,
Criminals and brothers, James (Christensen) and Frankie (Brody), try to pull off a bank robbery. When the attempt fails, Frankie takes the blame and goes to prison. James turns a new leaf, gets a job and meets Emily (Brewster) with whom he starts a relationship. When Frankie is released, he is broke and without a place to stay. He renews his underworld connections and persuades James to join him for one final heist. American Heist is inspired from the 1959 movie, The Great St Louis Bank Robbery, starring Steve McQueen.
Morning Glory (Comedy), HBO Hits, 6.15 pm
Cast: Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford,
Diane Keaton Wannabe news producer Becky Fuller’s (McAdams) dream job is to work on the popular news show, Today. To attain her goal, she even eschews relationships. When she is interviewed for Day Break, a once-popular show that is now slipping in ratings, she hopes it can act as a spring board to her dream. However, things don’t go as planned. Mike Pomero (Ford), a veteran news journalist and her co-host, is condescending and shows little interest in the show’s success. Can Fuller find a way to resuscitate the ratings? Reese Witherspoon was initially cast for Fuller’s role, but she later dropped out.