Friday, October 28
Hitman: Agent 47 (Action/ Thriller)
Star Movies, 9 pm
Cast: Rupert Friend, Hannah Ware, Ciarán Hinds
A genetically-modified super soldier and assassin, Agent 47 (Friend), works for the International Contracts Agency and is looking for his creator, Doctor Litvenko (Hinds), who has vanished without a trace. He hopes to find him by following his daughter Katia (Ware), who is also desperate to track down her father. But when Katia teams up with John Smith, an operative of the rival organisation, Syndicate International, Agent 47 shoots Smith. That is when Katia observes her own super human abilities, leading her to question her relationship with Litvenko. Paul Walker was originally scripted to play 47 before his demise in a
Under the Sun (Drama), Netflix
Cast: Lee Zin-Mi, Yu-Yong, Hye-Yong
Russian filmmaker Vitaly Mansky is invited by the North Korean government to make a documentary about an eight-year old girl, Zin-Mi, a model citizen who is eager to join the Korean Children’s Union. Mansky realises that the whole documentary is a farce as everything, including Zin-Mi’s enthusiasm for her father’s profession and her family’s whereabouts are fake. There are even strict government agents, who coerce more emotions out of people while filming scenes. As Mansky secretly begins filming real clips along with the scripted documentary, it results in a mix of humorous takes and disturbing perceptions. Under the Sun’s popularity in film circles irked North Korea and it called for Russia to destroy the documentary and punish the filmmaker.
Saturday, October 29
Aligarh (Biography), Zee Classic, 10 pm
Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Rajkummar Rao,
Based on the life of late professor Ramchandra Siras (Bajpayee), an academic at the Aligarh Muslim University, the film is a statement on the rampant prejudice against homosexuality in our society. Siras is wrongly accused by a female colleague for sexual harassment and is even caught on camera having sex with a man—all orchestrated by the university management, who feel he is an embarrassment to the institution. Amidst the animosity and his isolation, Siras finds some solace in a young journalist, who hounds him for the truth. Nawazuddin Siddiqui was originally scripted to play Siras but dropped out of the project as he had differences with director Hansal Mehta.
Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 (Comedy/ Drama),
Rishtey Cineplex, 7 pm
Cast: Kartik Aaryan, Sunny Nijar, Omkar Kapoor
Gogo (Aaryan), Chauka (Nijar) and Thakur (Kapoor) are best friends and flat mates. The trio find themselves in trouble with their respective love interests. Gogo is annoyed with his girlfriend for spending too much time with her best friend. Chauka’s girlfriend is reluctant to commit to him despite his caring nature. And Thakur’s girl is not supportive of his business plans as she fears he will stop spending money on her. The rest of film follows their shenanigans as they oscillate between the urge to be single and missing being in a relationship. Aaryan’s seven-minute monologue in the movie earned him acclaim.
Sunday, October 30
NH 10 (Action/ Thriller), Zee Cinema, 9 pm
Cast: Anushka Sharma, Neil Bhoopalam, Tanya Dobhal
Couple Meera (Sharma) and Arjun (Bhoopalam) take a road trip to celebrate Meera’s birthday. When stopping to refill gas, they are approached by Pinky (Tanya), who tells them that some men are after her and she needs help. Soon a group of men reach the spot and manhandle Pinky. When Arjun tries to intervene, they attack him, warning him to stay away from the girl who is their sister. When they drive away with Pinky, the duo follow them and end up witnessing a horrific crime. Unfortunately for the couple, the perpetrators are now focussed on them. Sharma learned to smoke
for her role as Meera.
Pitch Perfect 2 (Comedy), Sony Pix, 9 pm
Cast: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld
Set three years after the events of Pitch Perfect, Barden Bellas, the all-girls Georgia College cappella group, find themselves becoming unpopular after Amy (Wilson) loses her pants while performing before the US president. Banned from competing in the national championship, the Bellas now look for ways to salvage their image. The group decides to compete in the World Championship of Cappella, which means they must take on current champions, the Das Sound Machine, an all-boys German cappella group and win, which no American cappella group has ever done before. Many American celebrities like Rosie O’Donnell, Snoop Dogg, CJ Perry and Rosie Perez make cameo appearances in the movie.