Sabotage (Action), HBO, 11.19 pm
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Mireille Enos
John Breacher (Schwarzenegger) heads an eight-member special squad of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The team also comprises Monster (Worthington) and his wife Lizzy (Enos). When raiding a drug cartel safe house, the squad finds a $10 million cash stash, which they decide to keep for themselves. Burning down the safe house and hiding the money elsewhere, they try to deceive the cartel and the DEA. But things spiral out of control when the cash vanishes and someone starts killing the members. Sabotage is
loosely based on Agatha Christie’s novel, And Then There Were None.
Gabbar is Back (Action/ Drama), UTV Movies, 8 pm
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Shruti Haasan, Suman Talwar
After a group of government officials are abducted, the corrupt ones end up dead, while the honest ones are returned safely. The police learn from a video recording that Gabbar (Akshay), the head of a citizen’s anti-corruption force, is behind the vigilante killings. Gabbar then gives them evidence of a corrupt hospital, which treats recently-deceased individuals for a whole day. Soon a mob vandalises the hospital and kills the owner. Patil (Talwar), a powerful figure and the father of the hospital’s owner, is puzzled because he had killed Gabbar many years ago. The film is a remake of the 2002
Tamil film, Ramanaa.
ARQ (Sci-Fi), Netflix
Cast: Robbie Amell, Rachael Taylor
In this futuristic world, corporations are in control and are battling with each other for energy. Renton (Amell), who works for Torus Corporation, develops a perpetual motion machine that can create energy in itself—breaking the rules of physics. The downside: he gets caught in a time loop, which makes him wake up next to his former lover, Hanna (Taylor), day-after-day, only to be interrupted by men in gas masks, who demand the codes to the machine. The incident always ends badly for Renton, who now has to halt the time loop. The time loop in the movie lasts exactly three hours, 14 minutes and 15 seconds, a reference to the pi value 3.1415.
Cat Run 2 (Action/ Comedy), Star Movies Action, 5 pm
Cast: Winter Ave Zoli, Maria Rogers, Scott Mechlowicz
Secret agents Tatiana (Zoli) and Mina (Rogers) infiltrate a US army base disguised as sex workers. They try to steal classified information in the midst of a sex party, but the resulting chaos and shooting leaves Mina dead. Tatiana escapes after severely injuring a soldier, Wilson. Suffering from memory loss after the shooting, Wilson partners with his cousin and detective, Anthony (Mechlowicz), to uncover Tatiana’s identity. Meanwhile, she is struggling with her handlers, who are unhappy with the information she supplied. Then when Anthony confronts Tatiana, she finds herself falling for him. In 2011, Zoli had posed nude for the Playboy cover.
21 and Over (Comedy), WB, 7 pm
Cast: Justin Chon, Miles Teller,
Friends Casey (Astin) and Miller (Teller) insist that their friend Chang (Chon) come out for a drink as it’s his 21st birthday. Chang refuses citing a medical school interview the next day, but is convinced to step out. At the bar, he accidentally strikes another man with a dart and a fight breaks out. The trio flees in an inebriated state and when Chang becomes unconscious, Casey and Miller decide to take him home. But they cannot remember where he lives and soon find themselves in hilarious situations as they try to find their way around. Directors Jon Lucas and Scott Moore were also writers for The Hangover.