Daily dose of drama

Star World presents the eighth season of Monk every Monday to Thursday at 11 pm. Adrian Monk (Emmy-winner Tony Shalhoub) is a highly gifted detective whose career has been jeopardised by his overwhelming fear of germs, crowds, small places, and almost everything else. Monk’s disorder was triggered by the murder of his beloved wife, Trudy.

Ordered to take a leave of absence from the police department, Monk hires a nurse (Bitty Schram) who helps him try to get reinstated on the force, and in the process, becomes an unlikely Dr Watson to his Sherlock Holmes.

Ted Levine plays Captain Stottlemeyer — a highly decorated detective who will never be as good as the illustrious Monk and it drives him crazy. When the police department find themselves unable to crack a high-profile case, they have no choice but to bring back the only man for the job — phobias and all.

Watch Monk to get your daily dose of crime, mystery, drama, detective instincts and comedy.

Saving the world

Watch Megafault starring Brittany Murphy, Eriq Lasalle, Bruce Davison and Paul Logan on HBO. While supervising the placement of mountaintop-removal explosives, Charley ‘Boomer’ Baxter detonates a TNT and causes a massive earthquake that liquifies the terrain.  The quake exposes a deep seismic fault that runs across the centre of the North American continent and threatens to tear the world into pieces.

Now it is up to him and seismologist, Dr Amy Lane, to devise a plan to stop the devastation and warn everyone in its path.

The movie airs on June 1 at 9 pm.

Inspired by film songs

Bollywood film songs are now titles of prime time soaps.

To begin with, Star Plus has a bunch of them. The title Sasural Genda Phool is a direct lift from A R Rahman’s song of the same name in Delhi 6; Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai takes inspiration from the M F Hussain directed Tabu starrer — Meenaxi — A Tale Of 3 Cities; Sajan Ghar Jaana Hai takes its title from the song Jaaneman from the film Aryan starring Sohail Khan and Sneha Ullal.

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Dancing his pain away

Aamir Ali, who is participating in a dance show Zara Nachke Dikha, was rehearsing for his performance when he injured his arm. He was rushed to Lilavati Hospital, and what followed was a complete check up after which, he was advised rest. Aamir, who was saddened by this turn of events, spoke to his doctor about his participation in the show and how important it is for him to continue participation. The doctor strongly advised him not to. Aamir persisted and took a steroid injection so that he heals faster.

The production house are aware of his injury and are moved by his professionalism. They are doing everything they can to comfort Aamir when he is at the shoot. Says Aamir, “The only thing that I look forward to is to perform to the best of my ability and leave the rest to god. I am blessed to have everyone supporting me and I hope and pray they will continue to do so. Pain is just a by product. I am getting a chance to follow my dream through my passion. I feel extremely fortunate in this regard and I will continue to give my best.”

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