Friday, October 21
Creature 3D (Horror/Mystery), Star Gold, 12.50 pm
Cast: Bipasha Basu, Imran Abbas, Mukul Dev
When Ahana (Basu) moves to Himachal Pradesh to open a resort, she’s hopeful of a bright future. Her conviction grows stronger when she meets and falls in love with Kunal Anand (Abbas), a novelist. But things get murky when the guests at the resort are attacked by a mysterious creature. It is soon identified as a Brahma Rakshasa, a mythical entity. Ahana decides to find ways to defeat the creature, but soon realises she has other threats to face,
too—as people close to her prove they cannot be trusted. Creature 3D marks the fifth collaboration between Basu and Vikram Bhatt.
Mascots (Comedy), Netflix India
Cast: Zach Woods, Chris O’Dowd, Tom Bennett
This Netflix original, directed by Christopher Guest, falls in line with his famous mockumentaries like A Mighty Wind. Featuring a group of semi-professionals who’re competing to win the title, ‘The Best Mascot in the World’, it sees several typecast characters participating. Set in Anaheim, Los Angeles, the chief competitors include characters such as Tommy ‘Zook’ Zuccarello (O’Dowd), a former cult member-turned-Canadian hockey team mascot, and Owen Golly Jr (Bennett), a third-generation English mascot-cum-butcher. Mascots marks the first collaboration between Netflix and Guest.
Saturday, October 22
A Flying Jatt (Fantasy), Zee Cinema, 8 pm
Cast: Tiger Shroff, Kay Kay Menon, Nathan Jones
The film chronicles the life of Aman Dhillon (Shroff), a martial arts instructor living in a village. When he’s forced to lock horns with industrialist Malhotra (Menon)—on grounds of pollution and deforestation—he finds himself in a difficult position, with a toxin-infected mutant, Raka (Jones), on his trail. During a furious encounter with it, Dhillon is mysteriously struck by lightning, giving him superhuman powers. However, he finds that fighting Raka, who thrives on pollution, is not an easy task. The movie was initially titled Turbanator.
Transporter: Refuelled (Action/Thriller),
HBO, 1 pm & 9 pm
Cast: Ed Skrein, Loan Chabanol, Ray Stevenson
Frank Martin (Skrein), the former mercenary, has retired from his high-risk package delivery service and has entered into a contract with the runaway sex slave, Anna (Chabanol). The assignment is supposedly low-risk—picking up her packages from the bank. But Martin winds up in a tricky scenario when Anna aims for something bigger than what’s stated in their contract. Soon he finds his life in jeopardy as Anna’s gang kidnaps his father and uses him as bait to get Martin to help her complete the deal. The movie features fighting sequences inspired by a mix of krav maga and Filipino martial arts.
Sunday, October 23
Maze Runner: Scorch Trials
(Sci-Fi), Star Movies, 1 pm & 9 pm
Cast: Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Aiden Gillen
Set in a dystopian world, this is the second instalment in the Maze Runner series. The Gladers, including Thomas (O’Brien), are brought to a new quarantined facility outside the maze by a group of armed forces. Lead by Janson (Gillen), the facility—which presents itself as a safe haven—appears suspicious to Thomas and his fellow Gladers. As they work tirelessly to uncover the truth, it is revealed that the whole deal is a cover-up by the World Catastrophe Killzone Department (WICKED), a setup that is currently testing humans who are immune to a zombie-like disease, Flare. The film nspired James Dashner’s fiction, The Scorch Trials.
Movies now, 1 pm & 9 pm
Cast: Daniel Craig, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes
Caught in an ongoing power struggle within the MI6, Bond (Craig) cuts himself loose from the organisation to pursue an important lead in Mexico—assigned to him by his previous boss, M. As he delves deeper into the case, a pattern begins to unravel, leading him to his previous assignments, including Le Chiffre, Dominic Greene and Raoul Silva. While trying to interpret what they have in common, Bond is pulled into a larger international conspiracy, backed by a powerful criminal organisation which calls itself Spectre. The film is the 24th Bond film produced by Eon and the fourth among Craig’s 007 films.