HBO presents 'Troy'– a classic tale of triumph and tragedy this April

Mumbai, March 31, 2006: HBO, the world’s leading movie channel welcomes the summer with a cool and captivating line-up all through April. The eventful month with Blockbuster of the Month, HBO Saturday Nights, Sunday Super Hits, will also feature the all new HBO Cruise Control, premiere of HBO Original Movie along with HBO original series and a collection of comedy, action, drama and romance.


Watch Brad Pitt in one of his finest performances ever as Achilles, the great warrior, go to war for power, honor and love in the griping classic TROY in the HBO Blockbuster of the Month on Friday 21st April at 9:00 pm.


All time favorite movies lined up on HBO Saturday Nights at 9:00 pm every Saturday. The breezy, fun-filled “Looney Tunes: Back In Action”, on 1st April, will have both kids and adults rolling with laughter. In the suspense thriller on 8th April, “The Forgotten” starring Julianne Moore as a single mother, who after losing her 8-year-old son, seeks psychiatric help and is told that her son is merely a figment of her imagination - or is this all a mysterious conspiracy! Tim Burton brings an enchanting, fantasy-filled adventure on 15th April, “Big Fish” that garnered an Oscar and 4 Golden Globe nominations including Best Picture. Enjoy the family adventure “Second Hand Lions”, described as a "comedic fantasy with a big heart" on 22nd April. Will Ferrell stars as the big and clumsy elf in “ELF”, who journeys to New York City in search of his father, played by the legendary James Caan, and stepmother, Mary Steenburgen on 27th April.


HBO Sunday Super Hits on Sundays 8:00 pm brings "Anger Management", on 2nd April, which might just be the movie to blow your blues away. In “The River Wild”, on 9th April, a troubled couple, on a vacation face a nightmare as they run into two escaped convicts. “Lethal Weapon 3” sees sparks fly as the unforgettable duo, Mel Gibson and Danny Glover, team up in the dynamic, action-packed movie on 16th April. “Romeo Must Die”, on 23rd April, is an electrifying new version of the Romeo and Juliet tale set in the backdrop of a gangster between the American Mob Boss. “The Chambers”, on 30th April, based on Grisham’s bestseller, is a griping film on the compelling tale of an idealistic lawyer who's forced to confront the secrets of his family's dark past.


HBO Original Movie “American Splendor”, to be showcased on Tuesday, April 4th at 9:00 pm, is the true saga of a working-class Everyman who pursues self-expression without self-censorship – and finds a grateful audience, critical admiration and that most remarkable of happy endings, a loving family.


He’s cool, he’s good looking and the most sought after actor in Hollywood. He’s also making a big presence in the highly anticipated “Mission: Impossible 3” coming to your theaters next month. Catch him this month first when we bring you a selection of his top box office hits including the hit that started it all – “Mission Impossible” on April 17th. Also catch “The Last Samurai”, on April 24th, the all time favourite “Top Gun” on 3rd April & the latest release “Collateral”, on April 10th, in HBO’s ‘Cruise Control’, every Monday night at 9:00 pm.


HBO brings the best of Hollywood by premiering the top blockbuster movies on television first in South Asia through exclusive licensing deals with four major Hollywood studios – Paramount, Sony Pictures Entertainment (Columbia/ TriStar), Universal and Warner Bros.


Prime time viewing on HBO includes HBO Blockbuster Of The Month, a special television event that premieres a mega blockbuster movie every month, HBO Saturday Nights, which premieres a new box office hit each week throughout the year; HBO Superstar Sunday, which showcases outstanding performances by Hollywood’s hottest stars in their most memorable roles. In addition, HBO features at least 3- 4 new movie showcases every month to offer viewers an interesting mix of Hollywood movies based on exciting themes.



For further information, please contact:

Aparna Arora, Communications HBO Asia

Tel: 011 – 51668405


Nimisha Bhargava, CMCG India

Tel-fax: 022– 24450991-6


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