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Plan to stay alive

Tune in to ‘Transporter 3’ on HBO at 6.51 pm on September 27.

Frank is forced to take the job of transporting Valentina and a package from
one city to another on the black sea.

Valentina is the kidnapped daughter of the head of an environmental protection agency.

Frank and Valentina’s hands have been tied to ensure that they do not stray more than 75 feet away from the car which is set to blast.

Watch the film to see whether either one gets out of this alive.

The movie stars Jason Statham, Francois Berleand, Robert Knepper, Natalya Rudakova and Eriq Ebouaney.

Troubled by psychic powers

WB airs ‘The Ring 2’ at 1.31 pm on September 27. In this sequel, Rachel Keller and her son Aidan move to another city and Rachel takes up a new job.

There is news of a teenage homicide and she investigates the matter. The dead boy’s face shows the same expression as the previous victims of Samara Morgan’s cursed tape.

Upon finding the boy’s corpse, she also has a vision of Samara killing her.

Rachel finds the tape and burns it. But strange occurrences take place in Rachel’s house and she tries to flee with her son.

Watch the movie to see how they escape the dangers. 

When the stakes are high

Watch ‘Intolerable Cruelty’ on Zee Studio at 8.20 pm on September 27. In the movie, Miles is a high-profile divorce attorney. He is capable of changing facts to the advantage of his clients and charges high fee for this. He has a very powerful reputation when he takes on the case of the wealthy Rex Rexroth.

Rex has been unfaithful to his wife Marylin and files for a divorce. She hopes to at least be left with a huge settlement after the failed marriage. But no, thanks to Miles, she walks out of the court with nothing. That’s when she decides to take revenge on Miles.

The movie stars George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Geoffrey Rush, Cedric The Entertainer and Edward Herrmann. 

Item song in horror flick

After her sensational debut in Bollywood with ‘Hate Story,’ actress Paoli Dam is all set to do an item number in Satish Kaushik’s ‘Gang of Ghosts’. The film is the Hindi remake of hit
Bengali horror comedy Bhooter Bhabishyat.

“Paoli is doing a rocking song in ‘Gang of Ghosts’. She is superb!!!!,” the film’s
director Kaushik’s post on Twitter says. Paoli was last seen in ‘Ankit Arora Murder Case’.

‘Gang of Ghosts’ is currently in its last schedule of shooting and stars veteran actor Anupam Kher, who plays the ghost of a mill owner. It also stars Mahie Gill, Priyanka Chopra’s cousin Meera and Saurabh Shukla. The comedy marks the directorial comeback of Kaushik after 2010 Kareena-Shahid romance Milenge Milenge.

Prakash Raj in Hollywood project?

Actor-film-maker Prakash Raj has been roped in to play an important role in the Hollywood screen adaptation of Vikas Swarup’s ‘Six Suspects’, which is expected to go on floors in March 2014.

“I’m happy to share that my close friend Prakash Raj has signed a Hollywood project. The film will be based on the book ‘Six Suspects’ and is expected to go on floors next year,” a post on a social networking site by Kannada film-maker Beesu Suresha says.

Argentinian film-maker Pablo Trapero will helm the yet-to-be-titled film. ‘Six Suspects’ is the working title of the film. Vikas Swarup’s novel revolves around the murder of a home minister’s son at a party and the six suspects involved in it. The author’s debut book titled ‘Q&A’ was adapted into Oscar-winning film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ by Danny Boyle.

Meanwhile, Prakash Raj is busy shooting for his trilingual directorial project titled Oggarane in Kannada, Un Samayal Arrayal in Tamil and Ulvacharu Biriyani in Telugu.

Support from all over

Film-maker Ramesh Sippy supports the selection of Gyan Correa’s Gujarati film ‘The Good Road’ as India’s official entry for the Oscars and expects support from the film fraternity. 

The movie left behind other nominations like ‘The Lunchbox’, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, English Vinglish, Vishwaroopam, Malayalam film ‘Celluloid’ and Bengali film Shabdo.

Ramesh, director of the cult film Sholay and the chairman of the National Film Development Corporation of India (NFDC), believes that the journey of Indian cinema on the global map in recent years has been extremely encouraging.

“With three diverse and brilliant films, which NFDC proudly associates with— Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, ‘The Lunchbox’, and ‘The Good Road’, helmed by talented directors Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Ritesh Batra and Gyan Correa respectively— in the running for India’s official.

Oscar selection race, we truly celebrate the cinema of India at an international level, having successfully fulfilled our mandate of promoting and supporting Indian cinema,” Sippy says.  “A unique, small and beautiful film, we are happy that ‘The Good Road’ has been selected as India’s official entry to the Academy Awards and we look forward to the support of the film fraternity and all the Indians in our journey,” he adds.

Life on canvas

Watch Raaz: The Mystery Continues on Movies OK at 8.45 am on September 27. Prithvi is an artist who has visions of a woman he does not know and paints those visions on canvas. He tracks down Nandita after he completes the paintings and warns her.

Nandita is a model who is in a live-in relationship with Yash. He has a sceptical attitude towards superstitions. She thinks Prithvi is a troublemaker but later realises his visions are coming true.

And then there is the painting of her death. What will Nandita do to save herself? The movie stars Kangana Ranaut, Adhyayan Suman, Emraan Hashmi, Chintan Sarda and Jackie Shroff.

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