The weekend at the movies

The weekend at the movies

Amid the cricket frenzy, Zack Snyder’s band of femme fatales hits the big screen with Sucker Punch this weekend. We advise you take a look, if only for the visuals. But cricket fans need not despair, there are several options if they want to complement their match viewing with some movies on TV.

Theatrical Picks

Sucker Punch (

The man behind the lavish canvas of 300 returns with this film about a young girl in a mental asylum. She retreats into the world of her imagination, where she and four other girls plot to escape the asylum.

TV Picks


Ab Tak Chhappan (

8.30pm, Sahara One

Based on the real-life tale of an encounter specialist, Nana Patekar’s brilliant performance gives the film added punch. Shimit Amin’s (of Chak de! India fame) directorial debut film chronicles a police officer’s alternative method of delivering justice.

The Song of Sparrows (

9pm, UTV World Movies

A villager’s adventures in the big city form the overarching theme of the film. An ostrich rancher undertakes a journey to Teheran in order to replace his daughter’s hearing aid, which has broken down just before her exams. The film explores the reactions and emotions of a simple villager when he reaches fast-moving, incredibly hectic Teheran.

Au Revoir Les Enfants (

5.15pm, Lumiere

A boarding school plays a safe haven from World War II for young boys. That is, until the arrival of a new student, Jean, who is being hidden from the Nazis by the school’s owners. A heartwarming tale of friendship, this Louis Malle film will stay with you long after you are done watching it.


Up in the Air (

6.30pm, HBO

George Clooney is the role of Ryan Bingham, a jet-setting executive whose job is to travel across the continent firing people. His job is his life, which he lives out of a suitcase. Watch what happens when Bingham’s company decides to do the unthinkable—ground him.

Batman Begins (

9pm, WB

Almost forgotten amid all the hoopla surrounding The Dark Knight, this film traces the roots of the man who became Batman, his baby steps towards a life that would be lived skipping in and out of shadows.


4pm, B4U Movies

Madhur Bhandarkar turns his camera on the world of fashion in an attempt to expose the scandals, and the not-so-glamorous life behind the scenes. Kangana Ranaut finally delivers a bearable performance.

Screening Picks


This edition of the Open Air/Long Night of cinema at the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan in Delhi will see four films revolving around the theme of friendship.

5.30pm: A Friend of Mine

7pm: The Raft

7.20pm: Underdogs

9.10pm: Sheep and Chips