The weekend at the movies

The weekend at the movies

With the World Cup drawing to a close, the Hindi film industry is ready with a host of films to be released over the coming month. This weekend Abhinay Deo’s debut film Game and some Hollywood films released in theatres.

Theatrical picks

The Adjustment Bureau (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1385826/)

Watch what happens when an ambitious politician falls for a ballet dancer, only to be hurled into a dangerous game with men from The Adjustment Bureau who are intent upon keeping the lovers apart.

Game (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1772872/)

The game begins with four strangers being invited to a remote island. The tale is one of love, revenge and murder. Abhishek Bachchan stars along with Sarah Jane-Dias and Kangna Ranaut in a whodunit that is played out across multiple cities.

TV PICKS

Saturday

The New World (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0402399/)

8.30pm, WB

This Terrence Malick film starring Colin Farrell is about explorer John Smith, and the clash of two civilizations—the native Americans and English settlers—in the 17th century.

Manorama Six Feet Under

(http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0920464/)

11.30pm, Zee Premier

Navdeep Singh’s admirable debut has Abhay Deol playing the role of a worn-out novelist hired for a detective job by a mysterious woman. Inspired by Roman Polanski’s Chinatown, the film sees Deol caught in a web of power, money, lies and murder.

Company (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0296574/)

5pm, Zee Premier

Ram Gopal Varma turns the camera on the Mumbai underworld and emerges with a film which, if not as powerful as Satya, is nonetheless remarkable for its script and tremendous performances.

Sunday

No One Killed Jessica (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1734110/)

Noon, Colors

This film is based on the murder of aspiring model Jessica Lall in New Delhi. Rani Mukherji plays a reporter, while Vidya Balan essays the role of Sabrina Lall, Jessica’s sister.

Iqbal (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0453729/)

Noon, DD National

In a nation obsessed with cricket, a young man aspires to become a bowler. All hope seems lost—but his determination wins the day.

I’m Not There (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0368794/)

5pm, Lumiere

Todd Haynes directs this biopic of Bob Dylan with six different actors portraying him at different stages of his life. The music, the rebellion, the disappointments, and the many loves!

SCREENING PICKS

An ongoing Spanish film festival in Delhi will see the final three films screened over the weekend at Instituto Cervantes. These are:

6.30pm: Mediterranean Food, Friday

6.30pm: The Loss, Saturday

6.30pm: Wife of…, Sunday

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