TV talk

TV talk

A  new television serial titled Powder explores the life and times of Dawood Ibrahim,  when he became a narcotics kingpin in Mumbai with the support of the throbbing underbelly and the nexus between the mafia and the authorities.

The makers of the TV serial, however are steering clear of controversy, by not using Dawood’s name on the show. But they admit that real life stories of gangsters like Dawood, Chhota Rajan and others, who walked the streets of Mumbai terrorising people, have formed  the backbone of the research.

The characters are based on these gangsters, and some of the scenes of the show have also been inspired from their real-life experiences.

Brainy blonde
Feminine: Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blonde. Legally Blonde airs at 3.05 pm on January 14 on Star Movies. Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) has it all. She is the president of her sorority, a Hawaiian Tropic girl, Miss June in her campus calendar and above all, a natural blonde. She dates the cutest fraternity boy on campus and wants nothing more than to be Mrs Warner Huntington III. But there is just one thing stopping Warner (Matthew Davis) from popping the question — Elle is too blonde.

When Warner packs up for Harvard Law School and reunites with his old sweetheart from prep school, Elle rallies all her resources and gets into Harvard determined to win him back.

But law school is a far cry from the comforts of her poolside and the mall. Elle must wage the battle of her life, for her guy, for herself and for all the blondes who suffer endless indignities everyday.

Battle of the best
HBO presents Troy at 9 pm on January 14. The film is set in the year 1250 BC. Paris (Orlando Bloom), the prince of Troy, falls in love with Helen (Diane Druger), the Queen of Sparta and wife of King Menelaus (Brendan Gleeson).

Paris persuades Helen to leave her husband and go with him to Troy. When Menelaus finds out, he asks his brother Agamemnon (Brian Cox) to help him get her back. And what follows is a terrible battle between the two kingdoms and see who gets Helen in the end.

Complicated relationships
Rules of Engagement airs every Monday to Thursday at 9.30 pm on Star World. The hit sitcom series deals with two couples and their single friend — their complications of dating, commitment and marriage. It stars Oliver Hudson and Bianca Kajich as newly engaged sweethearts and Patrick Warburton and Megyn Price as long-married couple and David Spade as their still single friend.

In this episode, Heather Locklear returns as Barbara, Audrey’s sister who makes a visit and announces she is getting a divorce, giving Russell an idea that he has a chance with her.

Finding purpose in life
WB presents Platinum Thursdays at 9 pm, featuring some of the great hits of Hollywood. As part of this, watch I’ll Be There starring Craig Ferguson and Charlotte Church.

When has-been 1980s pop star Paul Kerr discovers he has a teenage daughter, Olivia, as a result of a weekend love affair, his aimless life finds purpose. He realises Olivia shares his gift for singing.

But to follow in her dad’s footsteps with a musical career of her own, Olivia must go against her mother’s wishes — and Paul must become the father and mentor she's never had.

Bonanza of action flicks
Set Max presents Tango Charlie at 8 pm on January 14 starring Ajay Devgan, Bobby Deol, Nandana Sen and Tanisha as part of Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota, a prime time action film festival.

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