Red Riding Hood releases this Friday amid a drought of Hindi releases. You, meanwhile, can sit back and enjoy some quality cinema in the comfort of your home. Here are our weekly listings:
The Matrix (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0133093/)
This one doesn’t require any introduction, given its overwhelming popularity among a generation of movie-goers owing to the way it melds computer technology and philosophy. Watch as Keanu Reeves awakens to discover himself enmeshed in a world different from his own.
Chak De! India (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0871510/)
8pm, Set Max
A disgraced former hockey star of the men’s Indian national team, played by Shah Rukh Khan, takes over the reins of the women’s outfit and inspires them to reach the final of the hockey world cup.
I Am Legend (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0480249/)
Another addition to the highly lucrative and appealing Apocalypse movie genre, this film stars Will Smith as the “last man on earth”. The rest of humanity has been wiped out by a plague and all that remains is a race of mutants that our protagonist needs to stay away from, while trying to find a cure to the disease.
Mon Oncle (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050706/)
Hulot visits his brother-in-law and finds himself in a household that has dutifully adjusted to the changing times by ushering all available technology into the house. The humble, old-fashioned uncle seems to get along really well with his nephew. Sensing this, the brother-in-law gets Hulot a job at a factory. A treat from master film-maker Jacques Tati.
Alice in Wonderland (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1014759/)
11pm, Star Movies
Tim Burton’s take on the classic tale by Lewis Carroll featuring Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, is a lush adaptation of the book.
Rang de Basanti (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0405508/)
10pm, Star Utsav
Pre-independence India is projected on the screen of the present in Rakeysh Mehra’s exploration of youth and rebellion. Aamir Khan and his college friends decide to avenge the death of a close friend by taking the system head-on, slipping into the robes of the revolutionaries of the past.
Red Riding Hood (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1486185/)
This is a love story with a strand of mystery running through it. When the heroine is forced to marry a wealthy man, she makes a plan to elope with her lover. Things take an unexpected turn in her village, with villagers baying for the blood of the werewolf in the woods.
7pm, Max Mueller Bhavan, KG Marg, Delhi
In this film, German modern dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch speaks about her long journey and the beginnings of the Tanztheater Wuppertal. In addition, a host of dancers, set designers, etc., speak about their experiences with Bausch.