It’s an interesting week at the box office—Salman Khan is back on the big screen to save the the damsel in distress, Asin, while director Joe Wright brings together Atonement star Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett and Eric Bana for an adventure-thriller. If you prefer a private screening or home comfort, here are some recommendations for you.
Eric Bana stars in this action-thriller as a man who brings up his daughter (Saoirse Ronan) to be an invincible assassin who, in due time, finds herself breezing across Europe on a mission which hurls her into an abyss of danger. The beautiful Cate Blanchett adds to the acting prowess of this film.
Salman Khan slips into the robes of a millionaire bachelor who meets Sanjana (Asin), a damsel distressed by the greed of her uncles. Khan joins hands with his family in an attempt to rescue Sanjana. Paresh Rawal will again try to lend credible comic relief in a film that is well-ensconced in the Bollywood formula of potential money-spinners.
5.30pm, Star Gold
The story of an upright cop who takes on a system infested with corruption. The film blends Prakash Jha’s signature rustic style of film-making with Ajay Devgn’s memorable performance.
Where the Wild Things Are (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0386117/)
Spike Jonze delved into animation with this literary adaptation about a young boy who dreams up a world of his own populated by animals and him as their ruler.
8.30pm, Zee Action
Veerana remains one of the most popular and oft-remembered kitsch thrillers from the stable of the first family of Indian horror, the Ramsay Brothers.
No Man’s Land (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0283509/)
7pm, World Movies
Indians might remember this as the film that beat Lagaan to the post in the best foreign film Oscar race in 2001. Cinephiles remember it as a sensitive realization of the absurdity and irony that war breeds. It is about a Bosnian and a Serb soldier who confront each other in no man’s land.
Tropic Thunder (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0942385/)
Call it a satire or a black comedy, a tag lent credence by the presence of actors such as Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr and Jack Black, Tropic Thunder is about a group of actors shooting for a film who are forced to become soldiers after they are attacked by drug dealers.
11pm, World Movies
Gaspar Noe invites us to a journey that literally takes us back in time to investigate and reveal the underbelly of an accident that tears apart the lives of a group of friends.
Fresh Water Man (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118054/)
2pm, Auditorium, Italian Cultural Institute, New Delhi
This is a comic tale of a man’s attempt at winning back his wife and house from the man she has moved in with.