Tv talk

Tv talk

Conflict in the casino

Walking Tall’ airs on Sony Pix at 2.35 pm on June 27. After eight years serving the US Army Special Forces, Sergeant Chris Vaughn returns to his hometown seeking a job in the local mill. He is informed by Sheriff Stan Watkins that the mill was closed six months ago and that his former high school friend Jay Hamilton, who owns Wild Cherry Casino, is the major source of employment in the town. Chris goes home and meets Jay Templeton, who organised a football game with their friends. After the game, Jay invites Chris and his friends to spend the night in his casino on him — but when Chris finds that the casino stick man is cheating with the dice, he fights against the security men and is almost killed by them. Catch the flick to find out what happens next. It stars Dwayne Johnson, Johnny ­Knoxville, Neal McDonough, Kristen Wilson, Kevin Durand and Ashley Scott.

The right business model
Watch Kai Po Che! on UTV Movies at 9.30 pm on June 27. Best friends Ishaan, Omi and Govind are young, ambitious and restless and trying to make a mark. It is an exciting time as a new millennium has dawned; India is declared a nuclear power and ostensibly shining. This was the perfect place and time for the trio to start a business that could be their ticket to fame and riches. In a country where cricket is religion, they hit upon a brilliant plan and start a training academy that could produce India’s next sporting superstars. What follows is without doubt the greatest adventure of their lives.

Uprising against the crown

Robin Hood’ airs on Zee Studio at 6 pm on June 27.Robin Hood is a legendary figure of 13th century England, who — along with his band of marauders — confronts corruption in the local village of Nottingham and leads an uprising against the crown that will forever alter the balance of world power.    
The film stars Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Matthew Macfadyen, Mark Strong and Oscar Isaac among others.

Back with a vengeance

In ‘Thunderbolt’, Foh (played by Jackie Chan) is a motor mechanic who runs a family business along with his father and two sisters. He takes a master course with a motor company in Japan. Foh also helps the police by checking illegally upgraded cars for them. Warner aka Cougar (essayed by Thorsten Nickel) is a psychotic racing driver. One day, he races past Foh and some policemen. Foh manages to outrace Cougar and stops him. Cougar is put behind bars but soon breaks out. He kidnaps Foh’s sisters in revenge. Watch the film to see how Foh manages to get his sisters back to safety. It airs on WB at 6.51 pm on June 27 and stars  Anita Yuen, Michael Wong, Thorsten Nickel and Yuen Chor.(tv show timings are subject to change)

Debut on the small screen

Smilie Suri, who will be making her television debut with the show Jodha Akbar as Ruqaiya Begum, has unfortunately been hospitalised before the shooting for the show could commence. Confirming the news from her hospital bed, she says will be entering the serial in the eighth or ninth episode. The actress, who is director Mohit Suri’s sister, says that it’s the role that prompted her to take up the offer. She says, “Over the last few years, I was offered TV shows, but I declined them. This one’s not a saas-bahu show and the role of Ruqaiya is also very different. It helps me break away from the girl-next-door image created by my Kalyug character.”

She adds, “The commute from Mumbai to Karjat for the shoot can be pretty taxing so I was in two minds initially. But the character is not only interesting, it has different layers and substance. Ruqaiya is an important part of Akbar’s life. She was his best friend, almost like his mirror. I’m just waiting to get out of the hospital and begin shooting for the show.” Jodha Akbar airs Monday to Friday at 8 pm on Zee TV.

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