The weekend at the movies

The weekend at the movies

THEATRICAL PICKS

Zokkomon (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1605790/)

Our very own boy superhero is here, and the obvious throwbacks to the Spiderman enterprise apart, the presence of Darsheel Safary and Anupam Kher adds a certain intrigue to the film. Safary undertakes a journey fraught with peril after his uncle abandons him.

Dum Maaro Dum (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1618430/)

One look at the poster of the film and you know what to expect from this one; lend your ear to its eponymous song and you are reassured—sex, drugs and uhm…trance?, all set in Goa, with Abhishek Bachchan in the lead role.

TV PICKS

Saturday

Cold Mountain (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0159365/)

5.30pm, Zee Studio

This war drama film set towards the end of the American Civil War stars Jude Law and Nicole Kidman. It tells the story of a wounded deserter from the army who travels to his mountain community to be reunited with his beloved.

The Choir (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0372824/)

5.30pm, Lumiere

The heartwarming story of a teacher who arrives at a boarding school for troubled children in France and decides to bring about a positive change in the lives of his students by harnessing the power of music.

Delhi-6 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1043451/)

9.30pm, DD National

Rakeysh Mehra’s tale of entwined lives in a small Delhi locality that is torn apart by communalism is buttressed by A.R. Rahman’s brilliant score. It’s a movie worth multiple watches.

Sunday

Aankhen (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106204/)

4pm, Zee Cinema

This is a typical David Dhawan film starring the irrepressible Govinda. Forget the plot, the antics of the leading men—Govinda and Chunky Pandey—will have you in splits.

36th Chamber of Shaolin (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078243/)

9pm, Movies Now

San Te stars as a man who enrols in a martial arts school to seek revenge for the calamity the Manchus visit upon his community. This film takes us right into the training regimen of the aspiring martial artist and the gruelling tasks he has to undertake.

Dabangg (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1620719/)

8.30pm, Colors

Salman Khan dons a moustache and a policeman’s uniform in this film set in the badlands of Uttar Pradesh. Newcomer Sonakshi Sinha is the woman who steals his heart as he boxes and kicks the goons.

SCREENING PICKS

The Leopard (Part II) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057091/)2pm, Italian Cultural InstituteBased on Lampedusa’s novel, this is film-maker Luschino Visconti’s rumination on Sicily’s upper-class society in the 1860s and its desperate attempts to preserve order amid the social upheaval.

anupam1.v@livemint.com

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