The weekend at the movies

The weekend at the movies

The blockbuster Diwali weekend is here, with the release of the much-awaited Golmaal 3 and Action Replayy—and much more. But why stop at just these two? We give you some more options to choose from. Happy Diwali!

Theatrical Picks

Action Replayy (

Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan come together for this Vipul Shah-directed romcom. Bunty (Aditya Roy Kapoor) tries to save his parents’ tumultuous marriage by taking a trip back to the 1970s, when his parents met and fell in love.

Golmaal 3 (

The third instalment of the commercially successful Golmaal series sees the usual suspects return in an attempt to send the audience into a comic frenzy. The film focuses on a family whose members stand by each other notwithstanding their personal problems. Throw in a lot of masala and popcorn moments and you have your usual Golmaal film.

TV Picks


A.I. (

5pm, AXN

This Steven Spielberg film explores the idea of love in the machine age. Haley Osment, of The Sixth Sense fame, plays the role of a robot looking to become “real" enough to discover love.

This Is It (

6.35pm, Sony Pix

A treat for all Michael Jackson fans, this film documents the backstage events during the rehearsals for Jackson’s last concert in London; he died before it. This Is It is a great compilation of interviews, rehearsals and backstage footage, directed by Kenny Ortega.

Mother India (

7.30pm, Zee Classic

This is one of the grandest epics in the history of Indian cinema, overflowing with emotion and lent life by Nargis’ masterful portrayal of a woman trying to raise her children in an environment hell-bent on breaking her resolve.


The Liar (

Noon, Lumiere

This 1981 masterpiece is from the stable of the brilliant Finnish Kaurismaki Brothers, Aki and Mika. Mika Kaurismaki directs this tale of a young drifter in Helsinki who borrows money by lying and delivering quasi-intellectual lines to friends, family and strangers.

Company (

11.30pm, Zee Premiere

Directed by Ram Gopal Varma, this contemporary gangster epic explores the shifting balance of power within a gang in the Mumbai underworld. Vivek Oberoi and Ajay Devgn leave an indelible mark with their performances.

The Hurt Locker (

9pm, Sony Pix

When a new sergeant takes over as the head of an elite bomb disposal unit in Iraq, his death-defying modus operandi surprises all and sundry. Soon, though, the city turns violent and another shade of his character emerges. One of the most acclaimed films of the last year and Oscar winner for best picture and director, this film is an interesting watch.

Screening Picks


Las Doce Sillas (

4.30pm, Instituto Cervantes de Nueva Delhi

This master work is being screened to commemorate 50 years of Cuban Cinema. The film explores the consequences of the socialist revolution with a set of 12 chairs playing the role of an unassuming trope. A woman hides all her wealth in these chairs. They end up with different people after all property is nationalized. Her nephew finds this out after the woman dies, and decides to track down the chairs.