Weekend views: Here's a guide to make your Ganesh Chaturthi weekend more fun

FP Staff

Sep,03 2016 12:40:49 IST

With the US Presidential elections making waves internationally and PM Modi making speeches in Gujarat, we are sure you are covered as far as watching the news is concerned.

Now that the weekend is here, its time to take a break from politics in the news (and in your office as well) and kick back for the weekend. With Monday, 5 September 2016 being a holiday for Ganesh Chaturthi, here are a few shows, films and web series that you can watch at home for the next three days:

Clockwise: A still from 'Hulk', Stephen Colbert, TVF Tripling and the US Open Arena

Clockwise: A still from 'Hulk', Stephen Colbert, TVF Tripling and the US Open Arena

Films on TV:


Hulk is the 2003 film starring Eric Bana as the green monster with the ability to save lives. Though the film was not as well received as it’s reboot (The Incredible Hulk in 2008), the film is worth a watch to see Eric Bana’s portrayal of the silent scientist who transforms into a superhero when he loses his cool.

Watch it on Movies Now at 9pm on Saturday, 3 September 2016.


Flipped is a 2010 American teen romantic drama film directed by Rob Reiner and based on Wendelin Van Draanen's novel of the same name. This adolescent love story stars Madeline Carroll and Callan McAuliffe in lead roles. If romantic clichés are  your thing, this film is the perfect way to end your weekend.

Watch it on Romedy Now at 9pm on Sunday, 4  September 2016.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Based on the comic of the same name, the film stars Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer as spies who put their differences aside and come together to impede a criminal organisation's plan to increase the usage of nuclear weapons.

Watch it on HBO at 2:50pm on Monday, 5 September 2016. 

Catch up on these TV shows on the weekend:

The Late Night Show with Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert is known for his sense of humour and his amusing take on film, tv and politics.

This episode has a guest line-up of TV host Larry Wilmore, actor Chris Noth (Mr Big from Sex and the City) and a performance of musician Sampha.

Watch it on Star World Premiere HD at 8pm on Friday, 2 September 2016.

That 70s show

If you are in a nostalgic mood, look no further. The 70s show stars Topher Grace, Danny Masterson, Laura Prepon, future lovebirds Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher in lead roles.

Topher Grace plays the lead role of Eric, a high school student, who, with his group of teenage friends navigates the tough life of a high-schooler in the 1970s.

Watch it on FX at 11am  on Saturday, 2 September 2016.

Teacher's Day Special

5 September is also Teacher's Day, along with it being Ganesh Chaturthi. Comedy Central's Teacher's Day special, 'Professor Of Pranks' will broadcast their show Impractical Jokers for 6 hours on the channel.

Impractical Jokers is a slapstick comedy show which follows four friends who challenge each other with a series of awkward and outrageous dares. If any of the four refuses to complete a dare, he loses and must endure punishment.

Watch it on Comedy Central from 1 pm to 8 pm on Monday, 5 September 2016. 

Web Series:

TVF Tripling

From the production house that brought you Permanent Roommates and TVF Pitchers, comes a story about three siblings who dare to take a road trip together, each trying to deal with his (or her own) individual life crisis.

With the first two episodes out, this web series is a amusing look take on the modern Indian family.

Watch it on TVFPlay.com anywhere and anytime.

US Open 2016

The US Open 2016 will mark the 136th edition of the famous tennis play-offs at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, in Queens, New York.

The live coverage will start from 8:30 pm IST on Ten Sports from 1 September 2016.

Watch the tennis matches live on Ten Sports from 8:30 pm IST from 1 September 2016

Updated Date: Sep 03, 2016 12:46 PM