Manoj Night Shyamalan Marathon on Star Movies

Mumbai, January 18, 2006… STAR MOVIES, India's No. 1 English movie channel, presents an exciting line-up of the best films created by India's Favourite Hollywood Director - Manoj Night Shyamalan. From January 23 - 26, 2006, the channel will air 'The Sixth Sense'; 'Unbreakable'; 'Signs' and the exclusive premiere of his latest blockbuster, 'The Village' on Republic Day. Don't miss the Manoj Night Shyamalan movie marathon, every night at 9p.m. only on Star Movies!

In a short span, Shyamalan has scored it big in Hollywood with his supernatural thrillers. Born in Pondicherry and raised in Philadelphia, hallmarks of Shyamalan's films include unexpected plot twists, realistic treatment of horror or science fiction themes, camera shots taken at unique angles and a cameo appearance by Shyamalan himself in each film. His movies are also noted for their sharp screenplay, effective background score, and film editing.

Monday, January 23, 2006 @ 9 p.m.


Starring: Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette, Olivia Williams

Child psychiatrist Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis) is confronted one night by his former patient Vincent Gray who he failed to help. After Vincent shoots Crowe in the stomach and kills himself, Crowe can't stop thinking about it. A few months later he is hired to help a troubled boy named Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment), who has many of the same problems Vincent had. Crowe sees a chance to redeem himself, but doubts his ability to reach the boy, particularly when Cole claims to see ghosts who don't know they're dead. Nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director. (M. Night Shyamalan).




Tuesday, January 24, 2006 @ 9 p.m.


Starring: Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright Penn

This suspense thriller unfolds as the audience is introduced to David Dunn (Bruce Willis). Not only is he the sole survivor of a horrific train-crash that killed 131 people, he doesn't have a scratch on him. Elijah Prince (Samuel L Jackson) plays an obscure character who approaches Dunn with a seemingly far fetched theory behind it all rocketing off an enticing thriller with a Sci-Fi twist

Wednesday, January 25, 2006 @ 9 p. m.


Starring: Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin, M. Night Shyamalan

After the death of his wife in a freak accident, Reverend Graham Hess (Mel Gibson) questions his faith and even leaves the church. Six months later, he discovers a gigantic crop circle in his yard. Similar events happen all over the world. Graham's children think it's aliens, his brother thinks it's pranksters, and Graham doesn't know what to think. However, as more and more strange events occur, he realizes something big is coming, and it's probably not going to be friendly.

Thursday, January 26, 2006 @ 9p.m.


Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Adrien Brody, Sigourney Weaver, William Hurt

In a quiet, isolated village in old Pennsylvania, there lies a pact between the people of the village and the creatures that reside in the surrounding woods: the townspeople do not enter the woods, and the creatures do not enter the village. The pact stays true for many years, but when Lucius Hunt seeks medical supplies from the towns beyond the wood, the pact is challenged. Animal carcasses, devoid of fur, begin to appear around the village, causing the council of elders to fear for the safety of the village, the pact, and so much


Shyamalan attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. It was here that he made up his middle name, Night.

A 'documentary' about his life aired on the Sci-Fi Channel claimed that Shyamalan was legally dead for nearly a half hour while drowned in a frozen pond in a childhood accident, and that upon being rescued he has had experiences of communicating with spirits. The Sci-Fi Channel also claimed that Shyamalan had grown angry when he had discovered that the documentary would reveal certain personal secrets and had therefore withdrawn from participating. The Sci-Fi Channel later admitted that both the documentary itself and Shyamalan's objections to it were part of a hoax, perpetrated with Shyamalan's participation.

With the exception of his first film Praying with Anger (1992) which was filmed in Chennai, all of Shyamalan's movies have been filmed either in Philadelphia or elsewhere in the state of Pennsylvania.

STAR is a leading media and entertainment company in Asia. STAR broadcasts over 50 television services in eight 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 and wireless and digital services. STAR is a wholly owned subsidiary of News Corporation.

For further information please contact:

In Mumbai

Zeenat Khan

Communications Department

STAR (India) Ltd.

Tel No. 91-22-56305555

Shiraz Bhavnani / Aditi Chada

Vaishnavi Corporate Communications

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