MUMBAI: Star Movies will be airing the sci-fi thriller Independence Day on 5 July at 9 pm.
The film is directed by Roland Emmirech and the star cast includes Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum and Mary McDonnel.
On 2 July, communications systems worldwide are sent into chaos by a strange atmospheric interference. It is soon learned by the military that a number of enormous objects are on a collision course with Earth. At first thought to be meteors, they are later revealed to be gigantic spacecraft, piloted by a mysterious alien species.
After attempts to communicate with the aliens go nowhere, David Levinson, an ex-scientist turned cable technician, discovers that the aliens are going to attack major points around the globe in less than a day.
On 3 July, the aliens all but obliterate New York, Los Angeles, and Washington. The survivors set out in convoys towards Area 51, a strange government testing ground where it is rumored the military has a captured alien spacecraft of their own.
The survivors devise a plan to fight back against the enslaving aliens, and 4 July becomes the day humanity will fight for its freedom. 4 July is their Independence Day.