'Made In India' takes a break from Star Movies

MUMBAI: Star Movies' Sunday night 9 pm hook of English films with a "desi" touch is giving way to Steven Spielberg blockbusters for the rest of the month. The slot, branded Made In India (the last film aired Sunday), is taking a seasonal break.

When contacted, senior V-P content and communication Tarun Katial confirmed that the band had completed its initial run. The Made In India band would return around Diwali, Katial said. By that time the rights for films like Monsoon Wedding, Bollywood Hollywood, and Mr And Mrs Iyer (which Star has secured) would open up, he said.

Katial also revealed that Star has bagged the television broadcast rights for the live animation Jajantaram Mamantaram, which is currently running in theatres. The English version of Jajantaram ... will be telecast onthe Made in India band, Katial said.

Eighteen films, including the crowd pleaser Bend It Like Beckham, have aired in the slot till date.


As mentioned, this month the free block will be taken by Spielberg Sundays.. The channel will also air movies from Steven Spielberg's library back to back. The films include the three Jurassic Park movies as well as Artificial Intelligence. The schedule is as follows

Date    Time    Movie

8 June    9 pm    Jurassic Park

8 June    11:30 pm    Back To The Future

15 June    9 pm    The Lost World

15 June    11:30 pm    Back To The Future 2

22 June    9 pm    Jurassic Park III

22 June    11 pm    Back To The Future 3

29 June    9 pm    The Flintstones

29 June    11 pm    Artificial Intelligence

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