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Wonderful weekends

SPECIAL TREAT From Return of Hanuman. Bid 2010 goodbye with a special treat from POGO.

With the best animation and kids’ movies, it is time to let your hair down and welcome the New Year in style. Watch children movies every weekend at 12 noon till December 19 on the channel. Get a taste of Indian mythology with an adorable animated avatar of the monkey-God, Hanuman in four special movies — Pawanputra Hanuman, Bal Hanuman II, Hanuman and Return of Hanuman. That’s not all! Watch your favourite hero Chhota Bheem meet Lord Krishna in Chhota Bheem Aur Krishna I and put on your detective hats to join Detective Nani!

Hanuman airs on December 11 at 12 pm while Return of Hanuman airs on December 12 at 12 pm. Chhota Bheem Aur Krishna I airs on December 18 at 12 pm and Detective Nani airs on December 19 at 12 pm. 

No hair? No problem... 

STYLISH Kangana Ranaut, Anil Kapoor and  Sanjay Dutt.Many would often wonder what one person has that the other doesn’t.

Well, Sanjay Dutt makes quite a revelation on the upcoming episode of Koffee With Karan, where he comes alongwith Anil Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut.  Apparently Sanju
Baba is extremely relieved to not have so much hair as compared to his co-star Anil Kapoor.

Well, that sure triggers off a laugh riot on the sets but Anil Kapoor being the man that he is, takes everything in good stride.

Catch the three stars on the couch with Karan Johar on Koffee With Karan on December 12 at 9 pm on Star World.

Investigating mysteries

SPY GAMES A scene from Memoirs of Sherlock HolmesFOX History and Entertainment Channel presents Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes — The Cardboard Box on December 12 at 11 pm. Mary Cushing asks Sherlock Holmes to investigate the disappearance of her sister, Susan.

After her broken marriage to Jim, Mary finds love in Alec Fairburn, but with tragic consequences. Both Alec and Mary are murdered, their ears removed and bodies disposed of in a lake. With a friend of Mary being framed for the killings, only Holmes knows who the real murderer is.

Seeking help from aliens

Watch District 9 on December 12 at 9 pm on Sony PIX.

Directed by Neill Blomkamp, the movie stars Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope and Nathalie Boltt. In 1982, a massive star ship with some bedraggled aliens, nicknamed The Prawns, appeared near Johannesburg, South Africa. Twenty-eight years later, the initial welcome by the human population has faded. The refugee camp where the aliens were located has deteriorated into a militarised ghetto called District 9, where they are confined and exploited in squalor.

In 2010, the munitions corporation, Multi-National United, is contracted to forcibly evict the population with operative Wikus Van Der Merwe in charge.

In this operation, Wikus is exposed to a strange alien chemical and must rely on the help of his only two new Prawn friends.

Welcoming the cheerful season

HBO presents Four Christmases on December 12 at 9 pm. The movie stars Vince Vaughn, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Duvall and Jon Favreau. Every Christmas, happily unmarried Brad and Kate escape divorced parents and exasperating relatives by getting on a plane.

This year, the airport shuts down and the couple is forced to celebrate four family Christmases in one hectic, hilarious day. Can Brad and Kate’s relationship survive four Christmases?

Bollywood blockbusters

Colors presents three films back-to-back on December 12 — Kismat Konnection at 12 pm, Lafangey Parindey at 5 pm and Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai at 8 pm.

Kismat Konnection is the story of an architect Raj Malhotra (Shahid Kapoor). While he was a top student in his school and college, he is not having much luck finding work, clients or projects.

Raj goes to a gypsy named Haseena Bano Jann (Juhi Chawla) who advises him that he needs a lucky charm or a person who can change his life. Afterwards, he meets Priya (Vidya Balan). Although they do not get along well at first, Raj eventually realises that she is his lucky charm.

Set in the dark streets of Mumbai, Lafangey Parindey is an unusual, edgy love story about the never-say-die spirit even when your last chip is down. It is an intriguing journey of a blindfolded street fighter and a blind dancer who, along with four friends, set out to achieve the impossible. Born wild, will Nandu ever learn to love? Born to fly, will Pinky Palkar ever learn to see?

Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai talks of how the mafia came into force for the first time in Mumbai. It is a thriller that depicts the crime scenario in Mumbai during the 70s and 80s.

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