Friday, October 14
Eva Doesn’t Sleep (Drama), Netflix
Cast: Sabrina Macchi, Gael García Bernal
The story line is based on the events following the death of Eva Perón, the First Lady of Argentina. In 1952, Eva (Macchi) succumbs after a long battle with cancer, and the whole country is grief-stricken. President Perón plans to construct a memorial and display his wife’s embalmed remains. But when a coup breaks out, he is forced to flee the country. Meanwhile, Eva’s body vanishes only to resurface mysteriously after 16 years. To play the deceased Eva, Macchi had to undergo training to control her breathing, keep her eyelids still and avoid reflexive swallowing.
Soldiers of Fortune (Action), Star Movies Action, 5.40 pm
Cast: Christian Slater, Freddy Rodriguez, Colm Meaney
CIA operatives McCenzie (Slater) and Reed (Rodriguez) are discharged from duty after an operation goes wrong, though another agent, Mason (Meaney), is at fault. The duo then starts a private security firm. When they don’t make enough profits, McCenzie and Reed decide to work for a brutal dictator. However, they soon realise that his country is organising war tourism, where wealthy clients engage in the thrills of violence. But is it too late to back out? The movie is named after a 40-year-old American magazine, Soldier of Fortune, which reports on the business of private military companies.
Saturday, October 15
Sultan (Romance / Drama), Sony Max, 8 pm
Cast: Salman Khan, Anushka Sharma, Amit Sadh
Sultan (Salman), a retired wrestler and Olympian, is invited to be part of an MMA league by Aakash (Amit Sadh). He turns down the offer and Aakash is left wondering why. He sets out to look for answers and discovers that many years ago Sultan had
courted Aarfa (Anushka), a local wrestler. When she turned him down, a determined Sultan worked hard to become the best in the ring and even won an Olympic medal. But fame worsened their relationship. Sultan was originally titled Dangal. The name was changed after Aamir Khan chose it for an upcoming movie of his.
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (Action), HBO, 9 pm
Cast: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Ferguson
IMF agent Hunt (Cruise) learns about the Syndicate, a criminal organisation created by former secret agents. When he reports the same, the IMF does not believe him. Meanwhile, the agency is disbanded, for past misconducts, and is absorbed into the CIA, and Hunt goes underground, based on IMF head Brandt’s (Renner) advice. Things go downhill when he is wrongly accused of assassinating the Austrian premier, when, in reality, Hunt had come to the venue to prevent the attack planned by the Syndicate. Now pursued by CIA Special Forces, his only hope is Ilsa (Ferguson), an MI6 agent who has infiltrated the Syndicate. Benedict Cumberbatch was initially considered for the role of Solomon Lane.
Sunday, October 16
Happy Bhag Jayegi (Romance / Comedy), & Pictures,12 pm
Cast: Diana Penty, Abhay Deol, Jimmy Shergill
Happy (Diana) is in love with Guddu (Ali Fazal), but is forcibly engaged to Bagga (Shergill). On the eve of her wedding, she elopes, but ends up hiding in a truck leaving for Lahore. In Pakistan, she finds herself at the house of Bilal (Deol), an upcoming politician. She creates a ruckus, threatening to go public that Bilal kidnapped her, if he doesn’t help her to fly Guddu to Lahore. The convoluted story takes another turn when Bagga’s men in Pakistan kidnap her. Happy Bhag Jayegi is Penty’s second movie after she took a four-year hiatus from acting.
(Sci-Fi / Adventure), Sony Pix, 1 pm & 9 pm
Cast: Chris Pratt, Vincent D’Onofrio, Bryce DallasHoward
Twenty-two years after the original Jurassic Park was abandoned, InGen, a genetics company, has created Jurassic World—with new genetically-engineered dinosaurs. Indominus? Rex, a hybrid T-Rex, is the ‘soon-to-be-added’ attraction, which InGen’s head, Hoskins (Onofrio), even plans to train for military purposes. Owen (Pratt), the park’s dinosaur trainer, is against the idea because of Indominus’ inability to socialise with other beings. When it escapes and goes on a rampage, killing the park’s staff, Owen partners with the park’s operation manager, Dearing (Howard), to subdue the dinosaur, which now has superior intelligence. Indominus? Rex is the Latin word for untamed king.