Saturday, June 20, 2009

Vijay awards, Part 2

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Vijay Awards, Part 1

Vijay Awards 2008..

Vijay Awards that was given to the winning celebrities last week at the Nehru stadium was telecasted in Star Vijay TV sterday and the same will continue today even.. I have already posted some photos and winners list in different postings and further I will also get the vidoes of the Vijay awards ceremony and post them here.. I guess today's show will have favourite hero, heroine, best hero, heroine, director, music director which attracts the audiance most..

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

TRAI sets tariff for cable TV in non-Cas areas

Soon after being appointed as Trai chairman, JS Sarma has taken up the issue of fixing tariff for cable TV services in non-Cas areas. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India will be meeting stakeholders of the broadcasting sector to get their views before coming out with a consultation paper. Trai will also be holding meetings with all DTH operators and IPTV service providers, registered consumer advocacy groups (CAGs), broadcasters of pay/FTA channels, and multi-system operators (MSOs) and local cable operators (LCOs) for this purpose. The move has come in the wake of the Supreme Court order, dated 13 May, which has asked the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India to look into the issue. Trai has also been asked to consider the feasibility of putting a cap on carriage and placement charges.

- A Indian Television News

Monday, June 15, 2009

Vijay Awards Photos

TRAI toward cable TV tariff fixing

Moving in the direction of fixing tariff for cable TV services, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) will shortly seek public opinion from all concerned, including viewers and consumer advocacy groups in the country as part of its pre-consultation process. Informing this at the second south-zone regional workshop on capacity building of consumer advocacy groups in Mysore, TRAI member R N Prabhakar said, “We are going to decide on a major issue relating to fixing tariff for cable TV services. As this involves complicated issues, TRAI would seek public opinion by issuing a questionnaire, which will be posted in its website also.”

The questionnaire would cover issues like whether wholesale, retail prices of TV channels should be fixed. If yes, the ceiling to be prescribed. Alternatively, should it be left under forbearance,that is, market forces. This would cover all the players in the TV cable services, broadcasters, multi-system operators who supply TV channels, and cable operators.
If under forbearance, then how the interests of consumers, cable operators and broadcasters is to be protected. If retail prices are to be fixed with or without ceiling, should it be uniform for the whole country or on a different yardstick and consumer affordability. While telecom services began with regulations, broadcasting services were not so and hence a number of basic issues are involved in cable TV services, Prabhakar pointed out. Calling upon consumer groups to work with TRAI in ensuring quality service in telecom and broadcasting services at a lower and affordable rate, he said the country was on par with developed countries in technology adoption. However, the issue was how to make the consumers aware of the changing phase of technology for using it effectively.

He explained to the consumer advocacy groups, network operators and telecom officials present on TRAI steps to improve the telecom services in the country, fundamental being telecom tariff. Referring to the three-phase consumer redressal mechanism, a TRAI survey revealed that the call- centre arrangement had started working reasonably well. However, awareness of the next two stages of complaint redressal - nodal officers and appellate authority was “very low”. He wondered why customers were not approaching the second and third stages, whether it was due to lack of awareness. Prabhakar called upon the service providers to assess the number and nature of complaints received by the call centres and inform the TRAI. He lamented that the regulation relating to unsolicited calls was not very successful. “Some people are hoodwinking these regulations. Therefore, suggestions are needed in this area too.”

Secretary Ravindra Nath Guru and Gopal Rao of Consumer Care Society, which had arranged the workshop, Muralidharan of CREAT, Bhamy V Shenoy of Mysore Grahaka Parishat, S P Thirumala Rao of Mysore Consumer Forum and consumer activists from southern states offered suggestions to improve telecom and broadcasting services. Service providers explained steps taken to implement TRAI orders, consumer education etc.

- Business Standard

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Vijay Awards, continued again..

This is rest of the awards section, I was not sure of awards given to following celebrities.. now here it is..

Best New-face Actor - Santhanu(Sakarakatti)
Best New-face Actress - Parvathi(Poo)
Best Costume designer - Gowthami(Dasavatharam)
Best Actor in supporting role - V.R.Ramesh
Chevaliar Sivajiganeshan award - A.R.Rahman

25 Lacs for Jr !!!

After a long journey of Airtel Super Singer 2008.. Vijay is now all set to start with Airtel Super Singer Junior - 2 this month.. the auditions had already completed at Coimbatore early this month and this week auditions are conducted in Trichy and later Chennai kids will also get a chance to enter into the competition. There were promotional videos for the Airtel super singer junior - 2 from long time. It is said that the winner of the show will get Rs. 25 Lakhs prize money.. Woooo.. this show is getting lot of money I think.. In Super Singer 2008 even they gave away prizes Car, Home theatre and LCD after they thought that the show will lack interest bcos of no prizes.. this prize money being announecd for Junior event really shows how long the show would run ;)

Vijay Awards Winners

Favourite Category

Favourite Hero - Kamal Haaasn

Favourite Heroine - Nayanthara

Favourite Film - Vaaranam Aayiram

Favourite Director - Gautam Vasudev Menon

Favourite Song - Anjala (Vaaranam Aayiram)

Best artist Category

Best Comedian - Kamal Haaasn

Best Villain - Kamal Haaasn

Best Story Screenplay - Kamal Haaasn

Best Actor - Suriya

Best Supporting Actress - Simran

Best Music Director - Harris Jeyaraj

Best Crew - Subramaniapuram

Best Find of the year - James Vasanthan

Best Contribution to Tamil Cinema - Sathyam Cinemas

Others (Sorry, will update on knowing which award)

Hariharan - (For Best Male Singer ?)

Bombay Jayashree - (For Best Female Singer ?)

Thotta Tharani - (For Best ARt Director ?)

Sameer Chanda


Actor Dhanush

A.R. Rahman

Ravi's Thank you message

Hi guys, I happened to see this thank you message from Ravi, 2nd of Aritel Super Singer 2008 and I liked this message and want to share with you ppl.. also find his personal id in here...

First of all, I am sorry that I could not express my thanks to all of you on the day of my live performance through the live show which I was hoping for but could not happen unfortunately. Also, I could not come out with my message immediately due to the sad demise of my grandma who had brief illness for about two weeks which was causing worry to all of us in our family.

It is true that like any other contestant, I would have felt happy, had I won the title. But, to be frank with you all, I feel so happy now to see all your affection and love. Many people called me and were so emotional while speaking to me. My father, being one of the regular readers of the posts in this forum and other forums, I was always briefed about the comments, both positive and negative, which have helped me to put in more hardwork and to live upto the expectations of the musiclovers worldwide to the maximum extent possible. I was so moved to see that so many viewers had not only expressed their happiness about my singing and were considering me very close to their heart as one of their family members and were become so upset than me when I could not win the title.

Neither winning nor losing will make any impact in my passion towards music. I will always try to learn good music in any form and will improve myself to give my best whenever there is an opportunity.

This journey to me was a beautiful learning experience and I thoroughly enjoyed each and every moment in the sets along with other participants. It’s only because of Super Singer I got so many well wishers and friends who really appreciate from their hearts and am so fortunate enough to get their wishes. Also, I could explore myself into singing of western, rap, unplugged renditions, little creative medley songs, etc. Thanks to Vijay TV and Super Singer for making this happen.

My sincere thanks to all the Judges who were always encouraging and the other Chief Guests, the legendary singers who sang with us, the Voice Trainer, Mr.Ananth Vaidyanathan, the Executive Producer, the Associate Producers and their Creative Team, the Anchors (Ms.Chinmayi, Ms.Malini and Mr.Yugendran), Technical Crew and my fellow contestants, the Orchestra members and all who were part of this competition.

Because of the overwhelming support from the music lovers all over the world (thanks to internet), I am planning to do some concerts to the likings of my wellwishers. Hope to get all your continued support for that too which will make me to be in constant touch with all of you. It is needless to say that Music is Divine and for me it is my life. I pray God to bless all of us to achieve our goals in our lives.

You may feel free to mail me your views, whenever you feel sending so, to my email id:

I will also feel happy to share my developments and happiness with you, in future too through my mails.

I do wish to record my thanks to my family members and to all my School and College FRIENDS, Office colleagues for their continuous support in my career.

Once again Thanks and Cheers.


Vijay Awards Continued..

Actor Kamal Haasan won the best comedian, best villain, best story screenplay awards and Sony Ericsson Favourite Hero award at the third UniverCell Vijay Awards 2008 ceremony held here on Saturday. Receiving the best comedian award for his role as Balram Naidu in the film Dasavatharam, he said that comedy was serious business. He dedicated the award to actors Nagesh and Vivek. Actor Manorama who along with Director K. Balachandar, presented the award, said that Mr. Haasan had worked as an assistant director, had been an assistant to dance master Thangappan and then did his character in Solla Thaan Ninaikiren.

Favourite category awards, chosen by Vijay TV viewers through the Rasigan Express that toured Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, were presented under four categories. Actor Nayantara won the Favourite Heroine award for her performance in Yaaradi Nee Mohini. Vaaranam Aayiram won the other three categories – Favourite film, Favourite director that went to Gautam Vasudev Menon and Samsung Favourite song of the year went to Anjala song.

The jury for the awards comprised Yuhi Sethu, Prathap Pothen, Madan and Lizzy Priyadarshan.
Actor Suriya won the best actor award, Simran won the Clear Best Supporting actor (female) for her performance in Vaaranam Aayiram and music director Harris Jayaraj won the Whirlpool Best Music Director award. The playback singer award was presented to Hariharan by Univercell owner Sathish Babu and his wife, and actor Vivek.

The team that created Subramaniyapuram was adjudged the best Crew . Actors Mumtaj and Venkat Prabhu presented the Best Find of the Year award to music director James Vasanthan. Sathyam Cinemas won the Best Contribution to Tamil Cinema award from actor Sivakumar, cartoonist Madhan and film producer Rama Narayanan. Other awardees included singer Bombay Jayashree, art directors Thotta Tharani, Sameer Chanda, Prabhakaran, actor Dhanush, and music composer A.R. Rahman. Yuhi Sethu, said that last year a total of 118 films were released of which only seven were hits. He also paid rich tributes to actors Nagesh and Nambiar. K. Sriram, Head, Vijay TV said that the popularity of the awards was increasing by the year. This year, the number of awards was 32.

Content - The Hindu

Vijay Cinema..

Remember Vijay TV had kutti padam sometime back which had tamil films for just 1 hour.. the film was reduced to 1 hour by cutting down the unimportant scenes from the film. this was quite good initially but I am not sure whether this was really interesting to see that way always. during summer this was replaced by the summer fest for the kids which had hollywood and cartoon films dubbed in tamil and which had been a super hit always in Vijay TV.. we even saw other channels following similar pattern in summer this year. with the schools opened and kids are not in house anymore Vijay Cinema is back again in the channel. Vijay Cinema will have the full movie telecasted in the afternoon and more to it is every week they have got any celebrity special and last week it was Bhagyaraj special and whole of the week had Bhagyaraj's super hit films in the channel..

Blooper Special..

This week there will be a chance in Airtel Super Singer 2008.. it will not be a repeat of the grand final show again. I guess this will be the last week for Airtel Super Singer 2008 and from next week the next edition of the junior, Airtel Super Singer Junior 2 will start in the channel.. this week it would be bloopers special.. and looks like it will be really interesting to see the episodes.. especially from the promotional video, Mano's gestures which were not telecasted during the competition is now going to be out. it would be still more to come and definitely for a show which had run for more than a year time will have lot of bloopers.. in fact few other shows have their blooper scenes in every episode.. having that in mind imagine how much of bloopers will this have.. this itself might run for weeks ;).. enjoy the bloopers special of Airtel Super Singer 2008.. another good thing in this is we will see Chinmayi's episodes even :)

Vijay Awards - News Flash ;)

I found this information floating in the internet.. here are the winners

Kamlahassan- Favorite Hero[ Dasavatharam]
Nayantara- Favorite Heroine [Yaaradi Mohini]
Gautham Menon- Favorite Director[ Vaaranam Ayuram]
Vaaranam Ayuram- Favorite Film

will keep posted on other winners even..

SS Jr auditions @ Trichy

After Coimbatore got over with the preliminary auditions for the search for super singer junior, its now Trichy to host the auditions this week.. kids in age range from 6 to 14 years can compete in the show and the preliminary auditions are from

June 15 to 19, 2009
Video booths available at
Spensers daily &
Ramba theatre, chatiram bus stand.

Also, on 20th there will be direct entry auditions in SRM Hotel, Race course road. I think as in Coimbatore the direct auditions might be extended for a day even..

Vijay Award on June 17/18

Vijay awards ceremony got over sterday in Nehru stadium in Chennai.. I have not heard any news about the winners and soon I will be posting report on the awards ceremony.. With the Univercell Vijay awards got over, the same will be telecasted in Star Vijay on June 17 and 18 at 7 PM.. I am waiting for the award and hopefully my favourites get the awards ;).. if you guys attended the award ceremony pls comment in here.. waiting to know what had happened.

Athu Ithu Ethu, 13-06-2009, June 13

Anbe vaa postponed by a week..

The much awaited serial Anbe vaa is now postponed by a week.. the serial was all set to start from June 15th but now its from June 22nd 2009.. the timing of the serial will be at 8 PM.. Vijay tV had brought this as one of the competitor for Sun TV's serials.. and there are few more shows to start in Star Vijay TV. the most interesting of these are scheduled in the prime time to attract the audiance. with the serials getting lesser in Vijay TV will this Anbe vaa make a turnaround ??

SS Jr - Rules & Regulations

Rules And Regulations of Super Singer 2

1. Only Participants able to speak/sing in Tamil language and born before June 1st 2003 and after June 1st 1995 will be eligible to participate in this competition for the Super singer junior 2 ("Program").

2. Children of employees, agents and relatives of VTPL and the Judges and relatives of the agents and partners of VTPL directly involved in the management of this Program will not be eligible to enter into this Program.

3. Only the first 600 eligible entries will be selected to participate in the competition and VTPL reserves the right to close the entry of the Participants at a time convenient to VTPL.

4. Participants can enter into the competition from multiple locations and in multiple categories but for each participant there can be only one entry from each location /and or category.

5. The intent of this competition is to nurture and give an opportunity to all those who want to become playback singers. Therefore those who have sung as solo singers for movies released either in India or out of India cannot participate in this competition.

6. Participants have by participating in this competition, agree to permit VTPL to televise, use the footage of the recorded material, printed material or photographs the performance of the Participants in the competition in any manner whatsoever it is concerned.

7. VTPL will not be liable for any non-selection of a Participant due to technical faults in the voice drops, video booth, mobile booths, internet or CD's & cassettes entries.

8. Selected Participants will have to be available at the next level of the competition to be held at a place and venue stipulated by VTPL, in case if the participant fails to attend on the date intimated then the participant shall be considered to be eliminated.

9. VTPL shall not be responsible for any cost towards, transport, travel, costume, boarding or lodging of the participant and that the participant shall have to bare the cost of the same.

10. The participant must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. Vijay Television Pvt. Ltd. ("VTPL") does not accept responsibility for parental supervision or guardianship for any Participants.

11. Participants must be of sound mind and should not be prevented from participating in the competition by any previous contractual obligation.

12. VTPL is not responsible for misplaced, lost or stolen articles of either the participant or the person accompanying the participants.

13. VTPL shall in no circumstances be liable for any loss, damage, cost or expense or any consequential or indirect loss or damage of any kind. Further VTPL shall not be responsible for any injury, mental trauma or death caused due to any reason whatsoever for the participant.

14. No interference whatsoever by a parent or a legal guardian regarding the competition /Program and/or in the conduct of the competition/Program will be entertained by VTPL and any breach of this clause will automatically disqualify a Participant from entering and proceeding to further levels in the competition.

15. The Participants accompanied by their parent or legal guardian shall make themselves available as may be required by VTPL in connection with the competition on any day as per the time schedules including any reasonable delays and as intimated by VTPL from time to time.

16. Participants shall make no statements to the press or any media service regarding VTPL, the competition, or its operations and activities without prior written approval from VTPL.

17. The selection of the participants will be by a panel of predetermined judges. The decision of the judges and VTPL will be final. The participants hereby waive all rights to challenge the decision of the judges. Selected participants will have to enter into a separate contract with VTPL.

18. VTPL shall reserve the right to eliminate the participant at any stage of the competition, if the participant turns 15 years of age at that particular stage. Further VTPL reserves the right in their absolute discretion, to reject an entry and/or alter all or any part of the Rules and Regulations and that either the parents and / or the legal Guardian of the participant waive the right to dispute the decision of VTPL.

19. In case of a dispute VTPL's decision shall be final and binding on all the parties concerned.

20. No communication whether direct or indirect will be entertained by VTPL and any breach of this clause will automatically disqualify a Participant from entering the competition.

21. All disputes relating to this Terms & Conditions will be subject to court at Chennai only.

I certify that I have read, understood and accept the Rules and Regulations of the competition on behalf of the participant.

Name of the Parent / Guardian:
Signature of the Parent / Guardian:
Name of the participant:

Sujitha wins dream kitchen..

Actress Sujitha who was in her final round of the Samayal samayal competition had won the dream kitchen in sterday's show.. this is her third and final round and the topic for the day was Party Special.. With Priyadarshini bringing her team of Jodi No 1 winner fame Pooja and her sister to compete against Sujitha.. having said the topic PArty special..both the teams prepared food which was mouth watering seeing in TV itself.

Sujitha's team prepared Baby Corn fried rice and Sweet corn cheese balls and Pooja's team prepared Schezwan fried rice and Gobi manchurian. Both the dishes looked great and the judge decided Sujitha to win the kitchen. it was not all over in the show, the chef also made Pooja to get into next round.. this was bcos their team even prepared very good food but there was very slight difference in the scores.. so will Pooja even get the dream kitchen ???
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