TV Talk

Revisiting a sweet romance

Watch ‘Texasville’ on MGM at 6.45 pm on June 24. The film is set in the summer of 1984. This is 30 years since Duane (played by Jeff Bridges) was captain of the high-school football team and Jacy (Cybill Shepherd), the homecoming queen. The town gets ready for its centennial celebrations. Duane has a debt of twelve million, his wife drinks too much and his kids are always in trouble. Jacy’s back home after an acting career of sorts, life in Italy and her son’s death. Will the two of them pick up their old romance? Watch the film to find out. 

Government’s big secret

Tune in to the fourth season on ‘Chuck’ on June 24 at 9 pm on AXN. This high-concept action-comedy series follows Chuck Bartowski, a regular guy and computer geek turned secret agent. When Chuck unwittingly downloads the Intersect into his head, a database filled with highly classified government information, he becomes the government’s most vital secret. Catch the show to find out what happens next.

Old songs in a new film

Director Raj Kumar Gupta has come up with an innovative way of promoting Ghanchakkar, his new film starring Emraan Hashmi and Vidya Balan, that might get a few Aamir Khan and Saif Ali Khan fans interested as well. 

They will be using part of the Dil Chahta Hai title track in the film, in addition to a portion of the track from the Kimi Katkar-starrer Tarzan. The producers of the film have bought the rights to the two songs to use them circumstantially in different parts of the film. “Gupta found them apt for some situations. The two songs together have cost them around Rs 20 lakh,” says a source.

Raj Kumar Gupta adds, “Yes, it’s true that we have got the rights for the two songs. They will have situational placement that is somewhat ironic and comical. I hope people will like how we are using these songs.”

The film is being touted to be a comedy of errors and is set to hit theatres on June 28.


In search of a weapon

Angels & Demons’ stars Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Ayelet Zurer, Stellan Skarsgard, Pierfrancesco Favino and Nikolaj Lie Kaas. Leonardo Vetra is a physicist who is murdered. His life’s work — a potent weapon that could cause the destruction of an entire city — has been stolen. 

His daughter Vittoria and symbolist Robert Langdon go on a quest following this. Some clues from a secret brotherhood called the Illuminati lead the two of them all around The Vatican in search of four cardinals — each of whom is being murdered in a gruesome way by a trained assassin. 

Will Robert and Vittoria find the new destructive weapon that could kill millions of people in time? Catch the film on Sony Pix at 11.55 am on June 24 to find out.

Surprised by all the rumours

Amit Sadh, who was last seen on the silver screen in Kai Po Che!, has reportedly been roped in to play the younger version of Rishi Kapoor in the much-anticipated film Mehrunissa. But a source close to the young actor has denied the news. The project, based on the life of the twentieth wife of Mughal emperor Jehangir, is directed by Sudhir Mishra. Chitrangada Singh is said to be the film’s leading lady. 

“Amit is not doing the movie. He has communicated to Sudhir Mishra, whom he admires, that he looks forward to an opportunity to work with him in the future,” says the source.

 “Amit doesn’t know where these rumours are coming from and wants to clear (the air) that these are false,” the source adds. As of now, Amit is busy working on his next project with Disney UTV. The genre of the film is still under wraps, but it has been assured that the movie will take Amit’s ‘boy-next-door’ appeal to another level. If rumours are to be believed, the film will be in the romantic comedy space.


A case of science versus religion

The Exorcism of Emily Rose’ airs on WB at 11.25 pm on June 24. In this movie, Emily Rose, a 19-year-old college student, believes that she has been possessed by demons. She stops taking medication and gives herself over to exorcism by her parish priest, Father Moore. Two days into the treatment, she dies and Father Moore is accused of homicide. 

The Archdiocese hires the ambitious lawyer Erin Bruner to defend the priest and to avert a scandal. Thus ensues a battle between religion and science in the court of law. The film stars Laura Linney, Tom Wilkinson, Jennifer Carpenter, Campbell Scott and Colm Feore.(tv show timings are subject to change)


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