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Valentine's Day... Book your date with Star Movies

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Mumbai, February 14, 2006… Valentine's day is incomplete without watching a valentine's movie! This Valentine's Day, Star Movies pays homage to the trials and tribulations of romance with a full-day marathon of romantic films. If you want to have some cheerful moments of laughter and joy, with your loved ones, you can catch some romantic comedy films like 'Woman on Top' and 'There's Something about Mary', and of course you can re-live the romance by watching some romantic valentine day movies like 'Glitter', 'Notting Hill' and 'Malena'. So book your date with Star Movies, this Valentine's Day, February 14th beginning 12:10 pm

Tue, Feb 14 @ 12:10

GLITTER

Starring: Mariah Carey, Max Beesley, Tia Texada, Terence Howard, Da Brat Pop star Mariah Carey plays Billie Frank, a shy, young mixed-race girl who is sent away by her alcoholic mother at a very early age. At an orphanage, she befriends Louise (Da Brat) and Roxanne (Tia Texada). Flash forward to 1983. Billie and her friends are spotted by a record-producer, who wants them to sing backup vocals for his latest pop-music discovery. But when super DJ Dice (Max Beesley) hears Billie's incredible voice, he makes a shady deal with Timothy to get her out of that dead-end situation. Soon, Billie and Dice are making hits inside the studio, and falling in love outside of it. Eventually, the pressure of her newfound celebrity puts too heavy a strain on Billie, forcing her to decide what it is she really wants from Dice, and what she wants for herself.

Tue, Feb 14 @ 14:20

NOTTING HILL

Starring: Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant

Every man's dream comes true for William Thacker (Grant), an unsuccessful Notting Hill bookstore owner, when Anna Scott (Roberts), the world's most beautiful woman and best-liked actress, enters his shop. A little later, he still can't believe it himself, William runs into her again - this time spilling orange juice over her. Anna accepts his offer to change in his nearby apartment, and thanks him with a kiss, which seems to surprise her even more than him. Eventually, Anna and William get to know each other better over the months, but being together with the world's most wanted woman is not easy - neither around your closest friends, nor in front of the all-devouring press.

Tue, Feb 14 @ 16:45

WOMAN ON TOP

Starring: Penelope Cruz, Murilo Benicio, Harold Perrineau

Isabella is a great cook, making her husband's restaurant in Bahia, Brazil, a success. To control her motion sickness, she must do the driving and be on top during sex, which drives her macho husband, Toninho, to infidelities. Heart-broken, she leaves for San Francisco, moving in with her childhood friend, Monica, a cross-dresser. To mend her heart, she makes an offering to Yemanja, the goddess of the sea. The goddess responds: Isabella no longer loves and the fish in Bahia no longer bite. Stricken, Toninho heads north to get her back; he finds her hosting a popular TV show, Passion Food, courted by its producer. Can he learn humility? Can she find happiness without him?

Tue, Feb 14 @ 18:40

THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY

Starring: Cameron Diaz, Ben Stiller, Matt Dillon, Lee Evans, Chris Elliott

Ted was a geek in high school, who was going to go to the prom with one of the most popular girls in school, Mary. The prom date never happened, because Ted had a very unusual accident. Thirteen years later he realizes he is still in love with Mary, so he hires a private investigator to track her down. That investigator discovers he too may be in love with Mary, so he gives Ted some false information to keep him away from her. But soon Ted finds himself back into Mary's life, as we watch one funny scene after another.

Tue, Feb 14 @ 21:00

MALENA

Starring: Monica Belluci, Giuseppe Sulfaro

On the day in 1940 that Italy enters the war, two things happen to the 12-year-old Renato: he gets his first bike, and he gets his first look at Mal?na, a beautiful, silent outsider who's moved to this Sicilian town to be with her husband Nico who promptly goes off to war, leaving her to the lustful eyes of the men and the sharp tongues of the women. During the next few years, as Renato grows toward manhood, he watches Mal?na suffer and prove her mettle: her loneliness, then grief when Nico is reported dead, the effects of slander on her relationship with her father, her poverty and search for work, and final humiliations. Will Renato learn courage from Mal?na and stand up for her?

So tune- in to Star Movies this Valentine's Day and get set for that perfect date, you had always wished for!!!

About Star

STAR is a leading media and entertainment company in Asia. STAR broadcasts over 50 television services in nine languages to more than 300 million viewers across 53 Asian countries. STAR channels cover all genres including general entertainment (Star Plus, Xing Kong, Star Chinese Channel, Star One, Star Utsav, Star World, Vijay, Phoenix Chinese), sports (ESPN, Star Sports), movies (Star Chinese Movies, Star Gold, Star Movies), music (Channel [V]), and news and current affairs (Star News, Star Ananda, Phoenix InfoNews Channel). STAR controls over 20,000 hours of Indian and Chinese programming and also owns the world's largest contemporary Chinese film library, with more than 600 titles, featuring superstars including Jackie Chan, Chow Yun Fat and Bruce Lee. In partnership with leading companies in Asia, STAR businesses extend to filmed entertainment, television production, cable systems, direct-to-home services, terrestrial TV broadcasting, wireless and digital services. STAR is a wholly owned subsidiary of News Corporation. www.startv.com

For further information please contact:

In Mumbai

Zeenat Khan Shiraz Bhavnani / Aditi Chada

Communications Department Vaishnavi Corporate Communications

STAR (India) Ltd. Tel: 91-22-5656 8787

Tel No. 91-22-56305555 Fax: 91-22-5656 8788

Email:sbhavnani@vccpl.com / achada@vccpl.com

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