Friday, November 4
Meet the Patels (Comedy/Romance), Netflix India
Cast: Ravi Patel, Geeta Patel, Champa Patel
As Ravi Patel, a young Indian man currently living in the US, turns 30, his life takes a dramatic turn. With his siblings happily married, his parents, Vasant and Champa, are on a quest to find a bride for him, the traditional way. However, Ravi is still caught up in a complicated relationship with Audrey, an American redhead. His family whisks him off for a family vacation to India—during peak wedding season—hoping Ravi will meet the ideal Indian bride. This low-budget documentary was inspired by the hit comedy, Meet the Fockers, and made close to $1.7 million at
the box office.
Pixels (Fantasy/ Sci-Fi), Sony Pix, 2.55 pm
Cast: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Peter Dinklage
Set in 1982, video feeds from arcade games are mistaken as a declaration of war by Earth, and aliens send an army—in the guise of video games like Arkanoid and Galaga—to destroy the planet. Sam Brenner (Sandler), James (Cooper), Ludlow Lamansoff and Eddie ‘The Fire Blaster’ Plant are classic arcade game specialists who have been playing since childhood. Upon the attack, Brenner and Ludlow are summoned by the government to train Navy SEALs to play the games as defence. However, the real challenge awaits in the form of Pac-Man. Can Brenner and his team hold off the invasion? This is the ninth film featuring James and Sandler together.
Saturday, November 5
Paper Towns (Mystery/ Drama),
Star Movies Select HD, 3 pm
Cast: Nat Wolff, Cara Delevingne,
Quentin ‘Q’ Jacobsen (Wolff), a young man growing up in Florida, has been in love with his next-door neighbour, Margo (Delevingne), for a long time. But because of his shy and submissive nature, he is yet to confess his feelings. Margo goes on to become a bold girl with an adventurous streak. When she turns up at his door unexpectedly, asking his help to get back at her unfaithful boyfriend Jason ‘Jase’ Worthington (Freeman), he jumps to help her without thinking twice. But he soon begins to unravel when Margo goes missing. The movie is based on John Green’s book of the same name.
ABCD: Any Body Can Dance (Dance/ Drama), UTV Movies, 5.10 pm
Cast: Prabhu Deva, Salman Yusuff Khan, Kay Kay Menon
After a fallout with his manager, Jehangir Khan (Menon), Vishnu (Deva) quits his job as a choreographer. But the desire to participate in Dance Dil Se, one of the top choreography competitions in the country still remains in his heart. Stumbling across a local team of parkour and dance enthusiasts rekindles Vishnu’s hope of starting his own group and competing at the event. But training the raw talent of Rocky (Khan) and his team members, while initiating them into a more disciplined form, is much harder than he had imagined. ABCD is India’s first ever 3D dance film.
The Marine 4: Moving Target (Action/ Thriller) Star Movies Action, 11.34 am
Cast: Mike Mizanin, Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Blacker
Having served as a Marine, Jack Carter (Mizanin) now works for Hawthorne, a firm that offers security-oriented services. When they’re hired by the Department of Justice to offer safe custody to Olivia ‘Liv’ Tanis (Roxburgh), a whistle-blower, Carter’s team has no idea what they’re getting themselves into. While he escapes with Liv from an ambush that awaited them at the airport, most of his team members are killed and the government itself is infiltrated. Moreover, Liv doesn’t believe Carter, which makes his mission all the more complicated. The film features two WWE stars, Mike the Miz and Summer Rae.
Tanu Weds Manu R?eturns, (Comedy/ Romance)
Zee Cinema HD, 9 pm
Cast: Madhavan, Kangana Ranaut,
This sequel sees Tanu (Ranaut) and Manu (Madhavan) struggling with their differences. Out of spite, she admits him into psychiatric care in London and returns to India. Once home, she befriends Chintu, a young law student. However, when Manu sends a legal notice to her, asking her to apologise for her actions, things get out of hand. Meanwhile, to complicate matters further, Manu becomes smitten with Kusum, an athlete from Haryana who resembles Tanu. Will their relationship have an amicable ending? The film marks Ranaut’s first appearance in a double role.