Bound by traditions

A scene from Twilight Samurai.Twilight Samurai airs at 10.30 pm on UTV World Movies on January 22. Nominated for a 2004 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, the film is a poignant drama set in the Meiji Restoration of 19th Century Japan and loosely based on the stories of Shuuehei Fujisawa.

This film is about a lowly samurai Seibei Iguchi who has recently become a widower. His wife dies of tuberculosis and his samurai colleagues give him the condescending nickname Tasogare Seibei or Twilight Seibei because he rushes home every evening at twilight to be with his two daughters and aging mother rather than go out with the men and spend money and time on women.

Although everyone tells him he should remarry, he is dedicated to his family and deeply in love with his late wife.

Soon he learns that his childhood friend is about to leave her abusive friend. In order to protect her honour, he duals with her husband.

As the Japanese feudal system is unraveling, Seibei remains bound by the code of honour of the samurai and his own sense of social precedences. The consequences are cruel.

Laugh riot all the way

Catch a one hour laughter special episode on Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah on January 22 at 9 pm on SAB. For the first time in its 300 episodes, the show is going to focus on laughter like ever before and show a one hour laughter special episode.

This episode promises to bring a heavy dose of laughter but with a twist.
One of the members of Gokuldham gets a laughter attack and just can’t stop laughing.

What follows is yet another laugh riot.