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The rich and the famous

entertainment Updated: Sep 24, 2009 19:29 IST
Nishi Rath

What do they do when they are not working at their swanky cabins? What kind of movies do they watch? These questions usually pop up every time you hear your favourite celebrity talk.

“Most business magnates have surprising hobbies. They love music, food and watch a lot of films,” said Manasi Sapre, programming head of UTV World Movies.

The channel is coming up with a new show christened CEO’s Choice, which will feature some of the known faces from the Indian business world.

The show will let you get a glimpse of their lesser-known side. Not to mention that the discussion would veer towards world cinema. The CEOs get to pick their favourites that would precede their chosen films. As of now, the show has been planned for six months.

“These people are well traveled and they know a lot about world culture, cuisine and music. Each of them will appear on the show for two consecutive weeks and their favourite films will be screened,” added Sapre.

Kishor Biyani, CEO of the Future Group, who’d be the first to make an appearance on the show, will talk about his love for cinema. “It’s an initiative to get acquainted with world cinema from the perspective of people whom the masses look up to,” said Sapre. Some of the tycoons who will a part of the show:

santosh desai, CEO, Future Brands
three colors: red (1994)
IMDB ratings: 8.0/10
Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski
Cast: Irène Jacob and Jean-Louis Trintignant.
Plot: It is the last film in the Three Colors trilogy that examines the French Revolutionary ideals again. The film has
characters whose lives become interconnected.

the name of the rose (1986)
IMDB ratings: 7.8/10
Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud.
Cast: Sean Connery, Christian Slater and Michael Lonsdale.
Plot: The film is based on the book by Umberto Eco. A Franciscan monk and his novice arrive at a Benedictine abbey where a mysterious death has occurred just before a Church conference was to take place.
schauna chauhan, CEO, Parle Agro
Hero (2002)
IMDB ratings: 8.0/10
Director: Zhang Yimou
Cast: Jet Li
Plot: A group of assassins have decided to kill the King of Qin. A protagonist comes to the royal capital to claim the reward offered for their defeat.

three colors: blue (1993)
IMDB ratings: 7.9/10
Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Benoît Régent and Emmanuelle Riva.
Plot: Blue is the first in the Three Colors trilogy. The film revolves around a woman whose family is killed in a car accident.
Kishore Biyani, CEO, Future Group
Amelie (2001)
IMDB ratings: 8.6/10
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet.
Cast: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz and Claire Maurier.
Plot: It’s a French romantic comedy about a waitress who decides to change the lives of those around her. The film will be screened on September 26.

House of flying daggers (2004)
IMDB ratings: 7.6/10
Director: Zhang Yimou.
Cast: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Zhang Ziyi and Andy Lau.
Plot: The Tang Dynasty, in 859 AD, is declining and consequently numerous rebel groups form, the largest of which is the
House of Flying Daggers. The group steals from the rich and supports the poor.