Thursday, December 30, 2010

விஜய் டிவியின் புத்தாண்டு கொண்டாட்டம்

வித்தியாசமான நிகழ்ச்சிகளை அடுக்கடுக்காக கொடுத்து தமிழர்களின் மனதி தனி இடம் பிடித்துள்ள விஜய் டிவி 2011ம் ஆண்டையும் வித்தியாசமான நிகழ்ச்சிகள் மூலம் வரவேற்கவுள்ளது-நேயர்களுடன் சேர்ந்து.

நட்சத்திர கார்காலம்

டிசம்பர் 31ம் தேதி இரவு 8 மணிக்கு க்ரூசோ நட்சத்திர கார்காலம் என்ற நிகழ்ச்சி ஒளிபரப்பாகிறது. இதில், 2011ம் ஆண்டு காலண்டருக்கான படமாக்கலில் தங்களது அனுபவத்தை பகிர்ந்து கொள்ளவுள்ளனர் விக்ரம், திரிஷா, சூர்யா, நாகார்ஜூனா, சிம்பு, ஆர்யா, கார்த்தி, நயனதாரா, தமன்னா, ஷ்ரியா, ஜெனிலியா, ஸ்ருதி ஹாசன் மற்றும் புகைப்படக்காரர் வெங்கட் ராம்.

2011ம் ஆண்டு ஜனவரி 1ம் தேதி காலை 7.05 மணிக்கு புகழ் பெற்ற ஜோதிடர் சிவல்புரி சிங்காரம் மற்றும் எண்ணியல் நிபுணர் பாலகிருஷ்ண ரெட்டி ஆகியோர் 12 நட்சத்திரக்காரர்களுக்கும் 2011ம் ஆண்டு எப்படி இருக்கும் என்பதை கணித்துச் சொல்லவுள்ளனர்-பிரஸ்டிஜ் மிக்ஸர் கிரைண்டர் வழங்கும், டிவிஎச் ஸ்வஸ்தியின் ஆண்டு பலன் நிகழ்ச்சியில்.

சீரும் சிறுத்தை

காலை 8 மணிக்கு பிரஸ்டிஜ் மிக்ஸர் கிரைண்டர் வழங்கும் டிவிஎச் ஸ்வஸ்தியின் சீரும் சிறுத்தை நிகழ்ச்சி ஒளிபரப்பாகும். சிறுத்தை படத்தின் நட்சத்திரங்களான கார்த்தி, தமன்னா, சந்தானம் பங்கேற்கிறார்கள். படப்பிடிப்பில் தங்களது நகைச்சுவையான அனுபவங்களை இவர்கள் பகிர்ந்து கொள்கின்றனர்.

உலகநாயகனுடன் ஒரு உரையாடல்

காலை 9 மணிக்கு பிரஸ்டிஜ் மிக்ஸர் கிரைண்டர் வழங்கும் உலகநாயகனுடன் ஒரு உரையாடல் இடம் பெறுகிறது. பத்மஸ்ரீ கமல்ஹாசனுடன் நடைபெற்ற சுவாரஸ்யமான உரையாடல் நிகழ்ச்சி இது.

காலை 10 மணிக்கு லயன் டேட்ஸ் சிரப் வழங்கும் நீயா நானா புத்தாண்டு ஸ்பெஷல். இயக்குநர் நடிகர் பார்த்திபன், நடிகைகள் குஷ்பு, ரேவதி, சுஹாசினி, ரோஹினி, இயக்குநர்கள் ராம், வெற்றிமாறன், மிஷ்கின், லிங்குச்சாமி, ராதாமோகன், மனோபாலா, நடிகர் இளவரசு ஆகியோர் பங்கேற்கும் கமர்ஷியல் படங்களா, கலைப் படங்களா என்ற சுவாரஸ்யமான மோதல்.

களவாணி

பிற்பகல் 12 மணிக்கு களவாணி திரைப்படம் ஒளிபரப்பாகும்.

மாலை 3 மணிக்கு மூவி ரவுண்டப் 2010 ஒளிபரப்பாகிறது. இதில் இயக்குநர்கள் கெளதம் மேனன், வசந்தபாலன், ஜனநாதன், சிம்புதேவன், மிஷ்கின், பொன்வண்ணன், சித்தார்த், நடிகர்கள் நாசர், சுஹாசினி மணிரத்தினம், ரேவதி, ரோஹினி, சரண்யா, அங்காடித் தெரு அஞ்சலி உள்ளிட்டோர் பங்கேற்கின்றனர்.

மிளகா

மாலை 4 மணிக்கு சூப்பர் ஹிட் திரைப்படம் மிளகா ஒளிபரப்பாகிறது.

இனிய புத்தாண்டு நல்வாழ்த்துகளுடன் புத்தாண்டையொட்டி ஒளிபரப்பாகும் அனைத்து சிறப்பு நிகழ்ச்சிகளையும் காண அழைக்கிறது விஜய் டிவி.

Chennaiyil Thiruvaiyaru from 3 Jan

Vijay TV  will air TVH - Chennaiyil Thiruvaiyaru music festival over two weeks, starting from January 3, 2011, Monday to Friday at 7 am with a repeat telecast at 5 pm.

In its sixth consecutive year, Chennaiyil Thiruvaiyaru, Chennai’s biggest Carnatic music festival,  is an annual affair heralding the music season in Chennai. Vijay TV says that  the event, which was held at Kamarajar Arangam between December 18 and December 24, saw over 45 eminent personalities from the Carnatic music world performing on stage, with a total audience of around 75,000 people.   Also, for the first time ever, popular singers from the Film Industry also participated in the event.

Luminaries like T N Seshagopalan, P S  Narayanaswamy, Santhana Gopalan, T V Sankaranarayanan, O S Arun, Udayalur Kalyanaraman, Sudha Raghunathan, Nithyashree Mahadevan, Shoba Chandrasekar, Salem Jayashree, Mahathi, Harini, Mahanidhi Shobana, Priya Sisters, S Sowmya, Sikkil Gurucharan, Ram Parusaram, Anuradha  Ram, Rajesh Vaidhya, Ganesh Kumaresh and Meenakshi Raghavan, amongst many others, were a part of the Carnatic music fest.

Popular film singers such as the legendary S P Balasubramaniyam, P Unnikrishnan and Harini  also participated in the event.  Musicians of international and national repute like   Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma and Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt also performed.

Broadcast schedule:

January 3: Pancharatna Keerthanaigal performed by over sixty singers.

January 4:   Nithyashree Mahadevan

January 5:  Sudha Ragunathan

January 6:  Sikkil Gurucharan

January 7: Ram Parasuram and Anuradha Ram

January 10: Unnikrishnan

January11:  Priya Sisters

January 12: Mahanadhi Shobana

January 13: O S Arun

January 15:  Harini

New Year 2011 programs



Say goodbye to year 2010 and welcome a brand new 2011 year with a broad smile as Vijay ushers in the New Year with an array of shows that would provide absolute entertainment.

On the eve of New Year, December 31, 2010 at 8 pm watch Crusoe Natchathira Karkaalam’ that brings the stars of tinsel town actors Vikram, Surya, Nagarjuna, Simbu, Arya, Karthi, Nayantara, Trisha, Tamannah, Shreya, Genelia, Sruthi Hassan along with the famous photographer Venkat Ram speak on their experience of working on the photo shoot for the 2011 calendar.

New Year 2011 kicks off with an auspicious beginning. Renowned astrologer Sivalpuri Singaram & Numerological exponent Balakrishna Reddy will predict the coming year for all the 12 astrological signs Prestige Mixer Grinder vazhangum ‘Aandu Palan Powered by TVH Svasti.  Do not miss to watch this forecast on January 1, 2011 at 7:05 am.

At 8 am Prestige Mixer Grinder vazhangum ‘Seerum Siruthai’ powered by TVH Svasti will bring in a hilarious chat with the stars of the most awaited Tamil feature film ‘Siruthai’ starring Karthi, Tamannah and Santhanam.  These stars keep the viewers in splits with their escapades during the shooting of the movie.

At 9 am watch Prestige Mixer Grinder vazhangum ‘Ulaganayaganudan Oru Uraiyaadal’ Powered by TVH Svasti.  A casual chat with the icon of Tamil Cinema Padmashri Dr. Kamal Hassan would be showcased.

At 10 am Lion Dates Syrup  ‘Neeya Naana New year special’ features dazzling stars Director-actor Parthiban, actors Kushboo, Revathy, Suhasini, Rohini, Directors Ram, Vetrimaran, Myshkin, Linguswamy, Radha Mohan,  Manobala and actor Ilavarasu from the Film Industry who have a healthy debate on Commercial films vs. Art films.

At 12 pm Vijay TV airs the super hit Tamil feature film Prestige Mixer Grinder vazhangum ‘Kalavani’.  The film which has acclaimed great reviews during its release was directed by debutant A. Sargunam and music by S.S. Kumaran.  The starcast of the film includes Vimal, Oviya, Ganja Karuppu, Ilavarasu and Saranya.  Don’t miss to watch this romantic comedy film.

At 3 pm on Prestige Mixer Grinder vazhangum ‘Movie Round Up 2010’ Powered by TVH Svasti brings you a panel discussion on the best movies of the past year chaired by Directors Gautam Menon, Vasanthabalan, Jananathan, Simbudevan, Myshkin, Ponvannan, Siddharth, actors Nazzer, Suhasini Maniratnam, Revathy, Rohini, Saranya, ‘Angadi Theru’ Anjali and many others.

Vijay TV premieres the latest hit film TVH Svasti vazhangum ‘Milaka’ at 4 pm.  A super hit movie starring Nataraj, Poongodai, Singam Puli, Ilavarasu, and Directed by Ravi Maria.

Vijay is all set to provide a visual treat to its viewers with its New Year Special line up ‘New Year 2011’. Don’t miss to watch them all!!  Vijay TV wishes all the viewers a very happy and prosperous New Year 2011.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Whats up with Yuvan's concert


Tamil music along with Tamil cinema has evolved over the years… from classical infusions to pop & more recently Rap and international influences..! And one name that is synonymous to this evolution is none other than the protégé of the music maestro – the one & only Yuvan Shankar Raja.!

Yuvan Shankar Raja, has music in his blood. The youngest son of the music maestro Ilayaraja; Yuvan in a short span has become the icon of the Tamil music industry. A music career that began at the age of 16 & within a span of 13 years, Yuvan Shankar Raja has scored for over 75 films. Considered a highly versatile composer, he often strives for different, innovative and stylistic music and has explored and used elements of various genres in his compositions that range from folk to heavy metal. He is particularly known for his use of western music elements in his pieces and often credited with having introduced Hip hop to the Tamil film and music industry and having started the “era of remixes” in Tamil Nadu. Being immensely popular among the younger generation, he is frequently called the “Youth Icon ofTamil Film Music”. In addition, Yuvan Shankar Raja is recognized for his background score in films that have fetched him high praise among critics.

Vijay TV is all set to celebrate this young & talented musician Yuvan Shankar Raja.!

As part of the celebrations, Vijay TV would air a special series titled “Yuvan Isai Raja” a series that capsules the rise of the star YUVAN.! The show hosted by RJ/actor Shiva; would feature a long list of directors / actors who have worked with the protégé. Directors Vishnuvardhan, Selvaraghavan, AR Murugadoss, Linguswamy have shared their experiences of working with Yuvan. His siblings Karthik Raja, Venkat Prabhu, PremG, Bhavatharini & Vasuki Baskar share childhood memories with Yuvan. The show airs weekdays at 8pm.

A promotional music video “I’ll be there for you”; with music composed & sung by none other than the man himself Yuvan Shankar Raja has been produced by Vijay TV. This music video which has been created with international standards is directed by the stylish director Vishnuvardhan has Nirav Shah behind the lens. the lyrics of this fresh & foot tapping number is penned by Na Muthukumar.

And capping of these celebrations; would be a grand musical concert in January, 2011. For the first time ever on Indian Soil; Yuvan Shankar Raja would perform in a LIVE concert in Chennai to over 20,000 screaming fans..!

The concert with the theme “Celebrating Young & Fresh Music” will feature singers Shreya Goshal, Shankar Mahadevan, Karthik, Haricharan, Harish Raghavendra, Andrea, Rahul Nambiar, Vijay Yesudas, Tanvi, Suvi, Madhumita, Bela Shende among others performing some of the chartbusters from Yuvan’s compositions..! Special segments have been planned as the Yuvan takes centre stage as he would perform some of his best music compostions; Yuvan would also perform with hissiblings in a special act. Also on the cards is a special segment that would feature two kollywood stars in a “re-mix” performance with YUVAN..! For the first time, the audience would get to witness the father-son duo; the maestro Illayaraja & protégé Yuvan Shankar Raja in a performance together that would surely be “Unforgettable”..!

The event would be attended by the industry big wigs both friends & well wishers of this Music Prodigy; and the crème de la crème would present the show. With state-of-the-art production values, lights & sound ofinternational standards , grandiose sets & performers from across the world; this high decibel event is all set to take place on January 16, 2011 at YMCA Grounds, Nandanam.

K. Sriram, General Manager – Vijay TV says “We at Vijay TV have a constant endeavor to better ourselves. If the Kamal 50 event made the market sit up, then the Yuvan event is truly planned as a World Class event and will redefine how the market will look at events going forward. We are thankful to Yuvan Shankar Raja for making this another trendsetting affair in our line-up of ground events”

Yuvan to Celebrate!

Yuvan Isai Raja, celebrating the glory of the young musician Yuvan Shankar Raja will be aired on Vijay TV. This series will be hosted by actor/RJ Shiva in which several film personalities who have worked with the musician will talk about their experience working with this young legend. Notable among them are Selvaraghavan, Lingusamy, Vishnuvardhan and AR Murugadoss. Yuvan’s brother Karthik Raja and sister Bhavatharani, cousins Venkat Prabhu, Vasuku Bhaskar and Premji Amaren will also share some of their childhood memories.

The highlight of this program will be the Live Concert by Yuvan Shankar Raja in which 20000 audiences are expected to participate. The concert “Celebrating Young & Fresh Music” is scheduled to be held on January 16th, 2011 at the YMCA Grounds at Nandanam.

Noted singers like Shankar Mahadevan, Shreya Ghosal, Harish Raghavendra, Hari Charan, Vijay Yesudas, Tanvi, Andrea and others are expected to croon at this even.

புத்தாண்டில் 'ராஜா'வும் 'இளைய' ராஜாவும் கலக்கும் இசை மழை!

வரும் ஜனவரி மாதம் யுவன் சங்கர் ராஜாவின் இன்னிசை மழையில் நனையப் போகிறார்கள் சென்னைவாசிகள்.

இளையராஜா, ஏ ஆர் ரஹ்மான் வரிசையில் யுவன் சங்கர் ராஜாவும் இசை நிகழ்ச்சி நடத்துகிறார்.

விஜய் டிவி ஏற்பாடு செய்துள்ள இந்த இசை நிகழ்ச்சி ஜனவரி மாதம் நடக்கிறது. காணும் பொங்கல் தினமான ஜனவரி 16-ம் தேதி இசை ரசிகர்களின் உள்ளங்களை மகிழ்விக்க வரும் இந்த நிகழ்ச்சியை படு வித்தியாசமாகத் தர பாடுபட்டு வருகிறார் யுவன்.

இந்த நிகழ்ச்சிக்காக "I will be there for you..." எனும் புதிய பாடலை உருவாக்கியுள்ளார். இந்தப் பாடலைப் பாடியபடி மேடையில் நடனம் ஆடுகிறார் யுவன்.

இளமையான புத்தம் புதிய இசையைக் கொண்டாடுவோம் என்ற முழக்கத்துடன் அரங்கேறும் இந்த இசை நிகழ்ச்சியில் முன்னணி பாடகர்கள் ஸ்ரேயா கோஷல், சங்கர் மகாதேவன், கார்த்திக், ஹரிசரண், ஹரீஷ் ராகவேந்தர், நடிகை ஆண்ட்ரியா, விஜய் யேசுதாஸ், தன்வி, மதுமிதா உள்பட பலரும் பங்கேற்று யுவனின் சூப்பர் ஹிட் பாடல்களைப் பாடுகின்றனர்.

இந்த இசை நிகழ்ச்சியின் சிறப்பு, இசைஞானி இளையராஜா பங்கேற்பதுதான். மகனின் நிகழ்ச்சியில் முதல் முறையாகப் பங்கேற்று பாடவிருக்கிறார் இளையராஜா. யுவன் இசையில் ராஜா பாடிய அனைத்துப் பாடல்களுமே சூப்பர் ஹிட் என்பது குறிப்பிடத்தக்கது.

கோலிவுட்டின் முக்கிய பிரமுகர்கள் அனைவருமே இந்த நிகழ்ச்சியில் பங்கேற்கின்றனர். யுவனின் அசத்தலான ஸ்டில்களோடு இதற்கான ப்ரமோஷன் ஸ்டில்கள் வெளியாகியுள்ளன

Monday, December 27, 2010

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Siruthai Movie - Audio Launch

Siruthai Movie - Audio Launch
Isai veliyittu vizha





Kadhal Manmadhan Madavan

Kadhal Manmadhan Madavan Video





K.S.Ravikumar, Trisha - Oru Jolly Chat

K.S.Ravikumar, Trisha - Oru Jolly Chat





Making of Manmadhan ambu

Making of Manmadhan ambu - Video





Friday, December 24, 2010

Guruve Saranam - Mahaan 24-12-2010

Mahaan, Episode 101
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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Special Programs 2010

Its Christmas time and the spirit of the season is everywhere with cakes, chocolates, Santa Claus and loads of gifts.  In tune with the Christmas spirit, Vijay TV has lined-up special programmes on Christmas Day.

9.00 AM
Special episode of Univercell Koffee with Anu Season 3 with renowned singer K.J. Yesudas.   Most popular music Director Harris Jeyaraj will join Anu Haasan for a cool chat and would share some of the interesting experiences of music.

10.00 AM
Audio release function of the upcoming film ‘Siruthai’ will be showcased.  Actor Karthi along with Tammanah apart from popular faces of Tamil filmdom are to feature on the show. 

11.00 AM
Hollywood blockbuster comedy film ‘Flubber’, starring Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden, directed by Les mayfield will be telecast. 

2.00 PM
‘Kavalan’ a sneak peek into the much awaited Vijay starrer.  This Siddique directed venture stars  Vijay, Asin, Rajkiran, Roja, Vadivelu with music compsed by Vidyasagar.

2.30 PM
‘Manmadhan Ambu’, a preview of the rom-com movie directed by K.S. Ravikumar featuring Ulaganayagan Kamal Hasan, Trisha, Madhavan, Sangeeta, music Director Devi Sri Prasad would be telecast. 

3.00 PM
A warm comical Tamil feature film titled ‘Enna Mayam Seithayo’ starring actors Jayaram, Gopika, directed by Akku Akbar will be aired. 

5.30 PM
Aachi sing the Season 2010’; the annual carol singing competition would betelecast . 

8.00 PM
‘Amman Try Oru Varthai Oru Latcham’ will bring in guests from television industry to participate in the show hosted by music Director James Vasanthan. 

9.00 PM
‘Poorvika Mobile Junior Super Stars powered by India Gate Basmati rice’ will bring in the eminent singer S. Janaki to celebrate the festival with the kids on the show. 

10.00 PM
‘Kadhal Meter’ a show that makes a reality check of the compatibility quotient of celebrity couples from the television world hosted by actor Suresh will be aired.

Stay tuned to watch all the Christmas specials on 25th December 2010 only on Vijay TV.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Kamal Haasan's letter on song deletion

Controversial Song in Manmadhan Ambu deleted

Kamal Haasan in a matter to his fans settled which he has deleted a strain which had harm a sentiments of Hindus. In a matter Kamal Haasan has mentioned:

”Greetings to all my dear honeyed fans,

I have come to know which a strain which you have created for Manmadhan Ambu has harm a feelings of a Hindus. The Censor Board who has censored this movie has additionally available this strain given this does not have any lines which would harm a feelings of anyone. This strain was additionally radio programme in Vijay TV 3 times as well as had a great reception. you would have expelled this movie with a strain with a Censor Board acceptance if a movie was constructed by me. This is Red Giant Movies film. Since this movie is being constructed by Udhayanidhi Stalin as well as should be noticed by members of all religions, you had come brazen to undo this strain yet thousands of people have enjoyed this song.

In my family there have been Vaishnavites, Saivites, Muslims as well as Christians. Most of them have been believers. They have been not similar to me. you am a rationalist as well as atheist. It is similar to which as well as it will go on to be so.

Manmadhan Ambu is a business. That additionally it is an additional person’s business. you am usually an artist. you am not brand new to domestic obstacles. This movie was done with a goal to entertain. So you have done this preference to scapegoat this strain for it should not die in this turmoil of sacrament as well as politics.

Content - Cinemapakkam

என்ன.. யுவனும் நடிக்கப் போய்விட்டாரா என்று பயப்பட வேண்டாம்... இது யுவனின் இசைக் கச்சேரிக்கான ஒரு இசை ஆல்பம். வரும் ஜனவரியில் சென்னையில் பிரமாண்ட இசைக் கச்சேரி நடத்துகிறார் யுவன். உள்ளூரில் அவர் நடத்தும் முதல் இசை நிகழ்ச்சி இது. இந்த நிகழ்ச்சிக்கான முன்னோட்டமாக ஒரு அட்டகாசமான மியூசிக் வீடியோ தயாரிக்கத் திட்டமிட்டுள்ளனர். இதில் நடிக்கப் போகிறவர் யுவன்சங்கர் ராஜாதான். விஷ்ணுவர்தன் இயக்க, நீரவ் ஷா ஒளிப்பதிவு செய்கிறார். விஜய்டிவி இந்த நிகழ்ச்சியை ஏற்பாடு செய்துள்ளது. சமீபத்தில் ஏ ஆர் ரஹ்மான் வெளிநாடுகளில் இசைக்கச்சேரி நடத்தினார். இந்த நிகழ்ச்சிகளின்போது பாடல்களுக்கு அவர் நவீன உடைகளில் தோன்றி ஆடவும் செய்தார். இப்போது தமிழின் நம்பர் ஒன் இசையமைப்பாளரான யுவனும் பாடி ஆடப் போகிறார்.

என்ன.. யுவனும் நடிக்கப் போய்விட்டாரா என்று பயப்பட வேண்டாம்... இது யுவனின் இசைக் கச்சேரிக்கான ஒரு இசை ஆல்பம்.

வரும் ஜனவரியில் சென்னையில் பிரமாண்ட இசைக் கச்சேரி நடத்துகிறார் யுவன். உள்ளூரில் அவர் நடத்தும் முதல் இசை நிகழ்ச்சி இது. இந்த நிகழ்ச்சிக்கான முன்னோட்டமாக ஒரு அட்டகாசமான மியூசிக் வீடியோ தயாரிக்கத் திட்டமிட்டுள்ளனர்.

இதில் நடிக்கப் போகிறவர் யுவன்சங்கர் ராஜாதான். விஷ்ணுவர்தன் இயக்க, நீரவ் ஷா ஒளிப்பதிவு செய்கிறார்.

விஜய்டிவி இந்த நிகழ்ச்சியை ஏற்பாடு செய்துள்ளது.

சமீபத்தில் ஏ ஆர் ரஹ்மான் வெளிநாடுகளில் இசைக்கச்சேரி நடத்தினார். இந்த நிகழ்ச்சிகளின்போது பாடல்களுக்கு அவர் நவீன உடைகளில் தோன்றி ஆடவும் செய்தார். இப்போது தமிழின் நம்பர் ஒன் இசையமைப்பாளரான யுவனும் பாடி ஆடப் போகிறார்.

Trai to review tariff order

The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (Tdsat) has asked the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) to study again in-depth the entire scenario relating to tariff for addressable and non addressable systems. This is in response to Trai's order that "the a-la-carte rate for a pay channel for addressable systems shall not be more than 35 per cent of the a-la-carte rate of the channel as specified by the broadcaster for non-addressable systems".

This rate had been fixed in the proviso to Clause Four of the Telecommunication (Broadcasting & Cable) Services (Fourth) (Addressable System Order) 2010 issued on 21 July which came into effect from 1 September this year. Earlier, broadcasters charged from DTH and IPTV players 50 per cent of what they got from cable operators. Tdsat chairperson SB Sinha and members GD Gaiha and PK Rastogi in their order said Trai should start the process of tariff fixation upon taking the relevant factors into consideration afresh and should for the purpose of laying down tariffs undertake a detailed study of the same. The order came on appeals by ESPN, Zee Turner, Star Den, MSM Discovery, Sun TV Network, Viacom18, Ushodaya Enterprises of Hyderabad, and Neo Sports against the Trai Tariff Order. Some of the DTH operators with DTH Operators Association of India as also other MSOs have been impleaded as parties, as also the Tamil Nadu Progressive Consumer Centre.

On 23 August, broadcasters had moved Tdsat challenging Trai's tariff order to cap wholesale price of channels to service providers like DTH and IPTV. The broadcasters had submitted that while fixing the tariff, Trai had acted in an arbitrary and unreasonable manner and did not consider the suggestions of the stakeholders. At the outset, the Tdsat bench admitted it had not been able to deliver judgement for several reasons. "One of these being long arguments and a clarification sought for subsequently by us with regard to inter alia, the applicability of Section 11(1)(b)(iv) vis-a-vis Section 11(2) of the Trai Act and also due to non-filing of Written Statements by some of the counsel in time," it said.

Noting that it had been accepted by every stakeholder that almost all the problems would be solved if "addressability' is achieved, the tribunal said it failed to 'understand why the Government has not taken adequate measure in this behalf. Even in the capital town of Delhi, it has not been fully achieved." The Tribunal expressed the hope that the target fixed by Trai will receive adequate attention of the Government and it would implement the recommendations in letter and spirit.

Only Chennai had implemented Cas in full and the other three metros had only implemented this in pockets. Noting that it was clear that the DTH system was the most popular form of an addressable system, there cannot be any doubt or dispute that the vices attached to the non-addressable system can be eliminated provided the addressable system is put in place completely. The Tribunal, therefore, welcomed the move by Trai to set goals. Noting that the Supreme Court had asked Trai to proceed to carry out its exercise without in any way being influenced by the observations made by this Tribunal or the High Courts, the Tribunal said "Trai unfortunately, did not do so and proceeded on the basis of the observations made by this Tribunal." It opined that making of a tariff order would be imperative in view of the order of the High Court.

According to the broadcasters, the advertisement revenue payable to the DTH operators would be more than Rs 88 billion. Pay channel broadcasters pay only Rs 2.85 billion as carriage/placement.The tribunal said by the Tariff Order, two unequals were being treated equally. In the case of analogue under declaration is rampant; in another, it is nil. In one case, it is difficult to find out the acted viewership; in another it is not so. In one viewers have no choice or limited choice but in another the viewers can exercise their choices to the fullest extent. The tribunal also accepted the view that sports channels are a class by themselves and the difficulties faced by them have not been adequately addressed. The cost components of a sports channel cannot be compared with the general entertainment channels. Moreover, the cost of procuring content has been increasing over the years. It, therefore, said "it is no ground to contend that the sportscasters are aware of the tariff and, thus, they should mould their business model which should address that situation."

Content - Indiantelevision

Friday, December 17, 2010

Vans for Suvai Thedi & Mahaan

This new show takes viewers on an interesting journey to discover the real taste of food. It explores cuisines of various districts in Tamil Nadu. A little bit of history and recipes of dishes popular in a particular locality will be provided.  Anchors Ananda Kannan and Nisha travel to remote corners – Dimmabettu, Pazhaverkadu, Gettavadi, Kottampatti, Agatheeswaram and Alandur – to learn more about the specialties there.

This Monday, the story shifts to the last days of Sri Raghavendra, leading up to his ‘Jeeva Samadhi.' To commemorate the completion of the Sri Ragavendrar series, a special ‘Prarthanai van' is travelling across Tamil Nadu.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Happy Birthday Superstar 2

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Yuvan all set to go Live in Chennai

Yuvan Shanakr Raja is riding high on success with his songs turning out to be chartbusters one after the other. And he has several important projects lined up that will take him up to greater heights of popularity.

Despite his busy schedule, music director Yuvan Shankar Raja’s concert will be held on January 16th, 2011 and the venue would most probably be the YMCA Grounds in Chennai. This concert is being promoted by Vijay TV and the musician is soon to shoot a music video as part of the promos.

Interestingly, the music video will be directed by Vishnuvardhan and the costumes have been done by Anu Vardhan.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Ulaga Nayagan Kappalil Oru Isai Payanam 2

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Mahaan Prarthanai Van Travels Across Tamilnadu

Mahaan Prarthanai Van Travels Across Tamilnadu

Mahaan a Mythological serial airing on Vijay TV, Monday to Friday at 1830 hrs has gained immense popularity amongst the viewers of Tamilnadu.  The serial depicts the birth, the calling, the sacrifices, the miracles and the sainthood life lived by different saints. Currently the life of the saint Guru Sri Ragavendrar is being featured on the show.

The story now showcases the last few days of Sri Raghavendra’s life leading upto the “Jeeva Samadhi”. Vijay TV has taken the efforts to ensure that the “jeeva Samadhi” sequence is portrayed in a fine way.

To commemorate the completion and the phenomenal success of Sri Ragavendrar series, leading upto the “Jeeva Samathi” of the saint; Vijay TV had planned for a special  ‘prarthanai van’ which is travelling all over Tamilnadu.

The van fully decked up with Sri Ragavendra Swamigal’s deity would visit popular temples across Tamilnadu.  Devotees of Sri Ragavendrar can render their prayers and also write their prayers and drop them on the prarthanai van.  Vijay TV has organized to provide special ‘prasatham’ for the devotees.  On 6th Dec onwards the van had started its journey and visited places such as Thirunelveli – Kanniyakumari Suseenthiram temple and Hanuman Temple.  Trichy Viralimalai Murugan temple, Samayapuram Mariamman temple. Thiruchendru Murugan temple and Thiruneveli Nava Thirupathi. Trichy Srirangam Perumal temple, Thiruvanaikkaval temple.  Thiruvelveli Nellaiappar temple and Sri Vai Kundam Rettai Thirupathi.  Trichy Uchipillaiyar koil, Thiruvarangam Periya Perumal temple.

Further the ‘prarthanai van’ would be travelling to:

On 09th Dec, Tuticorin Amirtha Vinayagar temple and Vadapathrakali Amman temple.  Tanjore Avudayar temple, Thirumayam Siva temple.

On 10th Dec, Tuticorin Srivilliputhur Andal temple Thiruvannamalai.  Tanjore Kumara Malai Murugan temple, Prakatheeswarar temple.

On 11th Dec, Madurai Thiruparankundram Murugan temple and Madurai Meenatchi Amman temple.  Tanjore Kumbakonam Patteswaram Durgai Amman temple, Swami Malai Murugan temple.

On 12th Dec, Madurai Simmakkal Ragavendra temple and Azhagar Koil.  Tanjore Mannarkudi Perumal temple, Thirukuvalai Saptha Vidanga Sthalam.

On 13th Dec, Madurai Narasingam Perumal temple and Thirumohur Perumal temple.  Thiruvaiyar Sri Ayyarappar temple, Pachanatheeswarar temple.

On 14th Dec, Madurai Theppakulam Mariamman temple and Thirupuvanam Madapuram Mariamman temple.  Thiruvaiyar Mayiladuthurai Sri Srinivasa Perumal temple, Chidambaram Nadarajar temple.

On 15th Dec, Coimbatore Pollachi Masani Amman temple and Eechaneri Vinayagar temple.  Pondy Navagraha temple Prithy Vinayagar temple.

On 16th Dec, Coimbatore Koniyamman temple and Maruthamalai.  Neyveli Kadalur Pazhankavu pagavathi Amman temple, Panruti sri Lakshmi Narasimman temple.

On 17th Dec, Coimbatore Mettupalayam Bathrakali Amman temple and Sathiyamangalam Pannari Amman temple.  Villupuram Navadura temple, Kailasa Nathar temple.

On 18th Dec Tiruppur Avinasi Lingeswarar temple and Sivan temple.  Thiruvannamali Arunachaleshwarar temple, Polur Pachai Amman temple.

On 19th Dec, Tiruppur Sivan Malai Subramaniya swamy temple and Perunthurai Patteeswarar temple.  Vellore Sripuram Golden Mahalakshmi temple, Sri Jalagandeshwarar temple.

On 20th Erode Kodumudi Eswaran temple and Nanthi temple.  Vellore Dhanvantri temple, Vajajapet Hanuman temple.

On 21st Dec, Erode Mariamman temple, Petchiamman Temple.  Thiruthani Subramaniya swami temple.

On 22nd Dec, Erode Bhavani Sangameshwarar temple and Murugan temple.  Kanchipuram Kamatchi Amman temple, Nanganallur Anjaneyar temple.

On 23rd Dec Erode Gopichettipalayam Pachamalai, Pavalamali Murugan temple.  Kanchipuram Mel Maruvathur Amman temple, Sengelpet Ramar temple

On 24th Dec, Karur Mariamman temple, Sri Kalyana Pasubatheeswarar temple, Karur Thanthondri Malai temple and Vinayagar temple.  Thiruvallur Sri Veeraragava swami temple Periyapalayathamman temple.  Chennai Sri Vadapalani Murugan temple and Mangadu Mariamman temple.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

7Up Happy Birthday Superstar



7 Up Happy Birthday Super Star powered by Parle Marie’ Vijay TV’s special show on 12th December 2010.

On account of Super Star Rajnikanth’s birthday Vijay TV presents an interesting show titled ‘Happy Birthday Super Star’ on 12th December 2010, Sunday beginning at 1600 hrs. The three hour special show features the life of the Super Star, his career and his spiritual side.

Firstly Super Star’s daughters Aishwarya Dhanush & Sowndarya Ashwin would speak about the star as a father. Here the fans get to know about the Super Star through his lovable daughters who come to the sets of Happy Birthday Super Star and share their best moments of their life with their dad!
Secondly eminent film directors like K.S Ravikumar, P. Vasu, Suresh Krishna and S.P. Muthuraman walk into to the show and speak about Rajnikanth the star. All these renowned directors have worked with the super star and would share their experience of working him.

Last but not the least; super star Rajnikanth’s friends who have accompanied him during his spiritual journey to the Himalayas speak about the super star’s spiritual side. Actor Surya along with many other stars have come forward to wish the super star a very happy birthday on the show.

‘7 Up Happy Birthday Super Star powered by Parle Marie’ hosted by ‘Neeya Naana’ Gopinath will bring in Super star’s family, friends and colleagues to share their thoughts, memories and to wish the super star a very happy birthday. ‘Happy Birthday Super Star’ airs on Dec 12th, Sunday at 1600 hrs only on Vijay TV.


Read more: http://www.southdreamz.com/2010/12/7up-happy-birthday-superstar.html#ixzz17XeS7vHT

Sigarangalin Sangamam on air



Vijay TV presents RMKV Sigarangalin Sangamam – A music concert featuring the doyens and legends of playback singing Goes on Air

Vijay TV is set to take audiences down the memory lane where in doyens and legends of the Tamil music fraternity are to perform some of the golden film hits from 1950’s-1980.

P. Susheela trust had organized this event to honor three individuals namely T.M. Soundararajan, P.B. Srinivas and K.J. Yesudas for their priceless contribution towards film music.  T.M. Soundararajan and P.B. Srinivas were awarded the ‘Lifetime achievement award’ and K.J. Yesudas was awarded the ‘P. Susheela Award for Excellence in Music’.  The event held on 14th November, 2010, at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, Chennai would be telecast on Vijay TV this Sunday at 1100 hrs.

Aptly titled RMKV Sigarangalin Sangamam’ being telecast on Vijay TV is a congregation of legendary playback singers who are coming together to entertain and enthrall the music lovers across all ages. The event would feature singers ranging over 6 decades and this would be one of the first ever attempt to bring together play back singers from different era’s on one single stage.

The event will feature performances by the doyens of playback singing namely P.B. Srinivas, T.M. Soundararajan, P. Suseela, Dr. Balamurali Krishna, Vani Jayaram, L.R. Eshwari, A.L. Ragavan and legendary playback singers like K.J. Yesudas, Chitra, Hariharan, Mano and Unni Menon and popular singers Manickka Vinayagam and Harish Raghavendra.

Sigarangalin Sangamam produced by Vijay TV would be telecast on 12 Dec, 2010, Sunday at 1100 hrs as a three hour extravaganza.  The event was organized by P.Susheela trust, managed by Raj events and the orchestra of the event was by ‘Sadhaga Paravaigal’.

So don’t miss to watch ‘RMKV Sigarangalin Sangamam’ which will certainly take you down to the memory lane as wonderful nostalgic songs of yesteryears is going to be sung by the legendary singers.  Stay tuned on Sunday at 1100 hrs only on Vijay TV.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Yuvan Shankar Raja concert on January 16th

We had earlier told you that Yuvan Shankar Raja will be giving a live concert in Chennai which was expected to be held on 18th of December 2010. But  Yuvan has now announced that the show has been delayed by a month “Shows on people. It’s Jan 16th” confirmed  Yuvan. And the venue for the concert will also soon be fixed this week itself.

An emotional Yuvan said,” It’s time to rock; I’m really excited, love you people.”

Yuvan also confirmed that the earlier planned 16 episodes reflecting the highlights of the composer’s career to be filmed by Vijay Tv will soon start rolling. Currently the composer is involved with some photo shoots and preparing a final list of the songs to be played in the concert.

Just to remind you that this special concert will have all top singers from the industry, including Hariharan, Shreya Ghoshal, Shankar Mahadevan and Vijay Yesudas, a daredevil performance from Yuvan playing his Keyboard on Fire, and  a special performance from Isaignani Ilayaraja along with other members of the family has also been planned.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Vijay TV’s Surf Excel Little Big Film Makers



Vijay TV’s Surf Excel Little Big Film Makers coming your way..!

Kids play; kids get dirty; there is a good deed somewhere in every act they do. Dirt and goodness go hand in hand in growing up. We believe that each kid has a story to tell; and this is an opportunity for your little ones to tell us their story and they could become a film maker. Vijay TV proudly presents Surf Excel – Little Big Film Makers. The show is a platform to encourage kids, their story telling abilities and giving them an opportunity to direct their own film.

As part of the activity, a road show is being conducted at over 100 schools across Chennai, Coimbatore and Trichy. Through which kids aged between 10 to 14 years (i.e. 4th std – 9th std) can participate by writing a story (in not more than 1000 words) that highlights “Dirt is good”. A story in which they got dirty to help someone or learnt something new. And if the story is exciting and interesting and if the judges love it; then this story would be made into a film with the kid as part of the film.

The chosen kids would be put under the guidance of well established ad film makers who would help them in the production of their films. The chosen kids and the entire production of these short films including pre/post, scripting, shooting etc., would be a part of a reality show that would be aired on Vijay TV titled Surf Excel Little Big Film Makers. Leading director AR Murugadoss would be the face of this campaign and would be a part of the judging panel on this show. The best stories would be chosen and made into a film which would be featured as part of the show Little Big Film Makers.

Apart from the school contact programme, an open entry competition has also been organized on December 5, 2010 in Chennai at St.Ebbas Girls School, RK Salai from 10 am onwards through which individual contestants can also participate in this competition.

Every stain has a beautiful story behind it. And each of you will have a lot of such beautiful stain stories to share. So come tell us your story..!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Kamal kickstarts MA promotions

Kamal Haasan, kick started the promotional campaign for Manmadhan Ambu today (Dec 4) afternoon at a well attended media meet at Park Sheraton in Chennai. Kamal was in his elements as he answered all questions in English, Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu regarding the making of the film.

The Manmadhan Ambu team of Kamal, director KS Ravikumar, music director Devi Sri Prasad, actress Sangeeta, choreographer Shobi and producer Udhayanidhi Stalin were present on the occasion.

A 30 minute curtain raiser of Singapore audio launch (to be telecast on Vijay TV on Sunday, December 5 at 11am) was screened for the media. The programme looks really interesting with DSP dancing to the title tune, Andrea singing and performing and Kamal and Trisha reciting the poem.

Later Kamal took over in his inimitable style and made the press meet a huge success. He said Manmadhan Ambu was shot in a huge ship three times the size of a football ground. The ship had three swimming pools and an auditorium which could accommodate 5000 people.

Kamal explained: "Before the shoot started in Europe we went to Dubai where the ship was anchored to take a look and get a feel of it. It took us two days for us to make an inspection of the shoot."

About MA, Kamal said: "It is a romantic comedy, but not on the lines of my earlier films like Panchathantram or Thenali with KSR. It will be something totally different. The number of days we spent rehearsing the script in Chennai, before the shoot in Europe showed the amount of hard work we put in to the film".

Devi Sri Prasad said :  "It was a dream come true for me to work in a Kamal sir film. I had earlier assisted in the making of Dasavatharam. I would say the highlight is Kamal sir written song Neeela Vaanam, which he has sung along with Priya Hemesh, it is so beautifully picturised by Ravikumar and choreographer Shobhi."

Manmadhan ambu - Audio Launch, 05-12-2010

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Catch Subramaniapuram's hitmaker on TV



Even before James Vasanthan's breakout Tamil album Subramaniyapuram hit the market, he was well-known among TV audiences as a host with a pleasant smile, easy manner and a genuine love for the medium.

Subramaniapuram's chart busting songs might have plucked him out of TV and into movies, but he stills retains a love for the small-screen, opting to return as a host when he can.

That has translated into James Vasanthan's latest appearance on television, a return to a channel he has worked with in the past. He hosts the game show Oru Varthai Oru Laksham which tests a participant's vocabulary of the Tamil language. It involves finding the correct word in a given duration with the help of clues, and is played by two teams, comprising of two members in each team.

In an exclusive chat with rediff.com, James Vasanthan talks about his first stint with TV, his successful tryst with cinema, and his experiences on returning to the small-screen. Excerpts:

How did Oru Varthai Oru Laksham happen?

Truth is, I had absolutely no time for TV as my cinema commitments are overwhelming. But Vijay TV was very insistent that I do it. Even then, I hesitated, because I wasn't sure how committed I could be to the project. But I was told that this would be a weekly show, so I figured, it would be just four episodes a month. I decided that I would do it for a month and see how things went from there. I have sorted out my schedule for the show.

What was it like hosting the show?

It's a fairly new concept, and I found it a bit complicated in the beginning. But since I have already had experience hosting shows, I managed to get the hang of it by the second episode. The participants of that particular episode were outstanding as well. That built up the momentum and from then on, everything went smoothly.

How did you start your stint in television?

Those were the days when satellite TV was just becoming a phenomenon. Back then, I had no real idea about how TV worked, so I had no issues with approaching a channel directly. I went to Sun TV [ Get Quote ], working as a newsreader for a while. Later, that slowly morphed into anchoring shows on various channels.

Let me tell you, though, that music and films have always been my focus. So when I got the chance, I went back to it.

How did being a TV personality change your life?

Well, people's perception of you changes, certainly. When you go out, they recognise you but it was actually the song Kangal Irandal (for Subramaniapuram) that made me a public figure. I knew the song would work, but I had no idea it would be so universally liked. When we were working on Subramaniapuram, I had finished tuning Kangal Irandal and I thought it had come out quite well. But then I started having second thoughts. I called Sasikumar and said, please cut this one out. But he convinced me to go ahead with it.

What projects are you working on, now?

At the moment, I'm working on Sasikumar's second film Eesan, and looking forward to working in more films.

Catch Oru Varthai Oru Laksham on Saturdays at 2000 hrs, on Vijay TV.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Manmadhan Ambu audio launch on TV



Vijay TV is all set to telecast Manmadhan Ambu audio launch held on November 20 in Singapore.

This grand function was a an extravagant three day affair as the entire cast began their journey from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on board the luxury cruise liner Superstar Virgo and headed to Singapore.

The exclusive event of the Manmadhan Ambu audio launch will be telecast on Vijay TV on Sunday, December 5 at 11am.  It was an extravagant audio launch at Max Pavilion, Signapore to an audience of over 7000.

The event commenced by the performances of Vijay TV's very own Super Singer Juniors & Jodi No.1 contestants along with the popular playback singers Mano & Chitra.

The event featured performances by the music director of the movie Devi Sri Prasad along with singers Suchitra, Sagar & Andrea.

And for the first time ever in an audio launch of the movie, the stars came forward to give extraordinary performances that thrilled the audiences. Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan sang his favorite number from the movie “Neelavanam”. This was Kamal Haasan's first performance in Singapore after a gap of more than 20 years.

Apart from this phenomenal performance, Trisha joined Kamal Haasan on stage to perform an act from the movie; which was a song in poetry form which was penned by the man himself.

Director K.S. Ravikumar, Madhavan, Sangeetha, the producer, Udhayanidhi Stalin, Gauthami and Ramesh Aravind were also part of the grand audio launch function in  Singapore.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Surf Excel Little Big Film Makers



Vijay TV’s Surf Excel Little Big Film Makers coming your way..!

Kids play; kids get dirty; there is a good deed somewhere in every act they do. Dirt and goodness go hand in hand in growing up. We believe that each kid has a story to tell; and this is an opportunity for your little ones to tell us their story and they could become a film maker. Vijay TV proudly presents Surf Excel – Little Big Film Makers. The show is a platform to encourage kids, their story telling abilities and giving them an opportunity to direct their own film.

As part of the activity, a road show is being conducted at over 100 schools across Chennai, Coimbatore and Trichy. Through which kids aged between 10 to 14 years (i.e. 4th std – 9th std) can participate by writing a story (in not more than 1000 words) that highlights “Dirt is good”. A story in which they got dirty to help someone or learnt something new. And if the story is exciting and interesting and if the judges love it; then this story would be made into a film with the kid as part of the film.

The chosen kids would be put under the guidance of well established ad film makers who would help them in the production of their films. The chosen kids and the entire production of these short films including pre/post, scripting, shooting etc., would be a part of a reality show that would be aired on Vijay TV titled Surf Excel Little Big Film Makers. Leading director AR Murugadoss would be the face of this campaign and would be a part of the judging panel on this show.  The best stories would be chosen and made into a film which would be featured as part of the show Little Big Film Makers.

Apart from the school contact programme, an open entry competition has also been organized on December 5, 2010 in Chennai at St.Ebbas Girls School, RK Salai from 10 am onwards through which individual contestants can also participate in this competition.

Every stain has a beautiful story behind it. And each of you will have a lot of such beautiful stain stories to share. So come tell us your story..!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Whats in Uravugal Thodar Kathai


The concept of an arranged marriage is quiet unique to the Indian culture. The families choose the bride and the groom as per their own beliefs and customs and the two strangers are tied for a lifetime by the knot of holy matrimony. There is no question of a courting period or the individual preferences of the bride or the groom.

This story is a beautiful and heart warming story of a girl called Archana who, not unlike millions of other girls in India, knows that her marriage will happen with the consent of her parents and family. Like other young girls, she also has grown up fancying film stars and cricket stars…but to fall in love before marriage remains a distant dream for her.

Archana is born into a traditional family. She is the apple of everyone’s eye and lives a protected and sheltered life. Her family loves her very much and sets up her alliance with a deserving boy of their community. Although she willingly accepts her marriage with a boy, whom her parents have chosen as her life partner, she realizes that their relationship is not like any of the romantic notions she had nurtured in her heart about her future husband.

Her mother explains to her that love is an emotion that finds it’s way gradually into the relationship between a husband and wife. As they get to know each other more and more and learn to adapt themselves to their life partner, love will surface and they will find their bonds strengthened by it. Archana then begins the journey of discovery of her new life wondering if life is really the miracle that her mother proposes it is.

Love after marriage is something Archana is yet to experience and in the quest of that unrequited love, she is to chance upon changing dimensions of various other relationships… some bitter… some sweet… and finally discover that life is indeed a miracle.  Uravugal Thodarkathai would air every Monday – Friday at 12.30 pm on Vijay TV.  Don’t miss it.

Whats in Anbaley Azhagana Veedu




This is the story of four sisters, Poornima, Sruthi, Arthi and Aruna who live in a town with their parents, Janardhanan and Revathi. Poornima is a free-spirited girl who is grounded in the values given to her by her parents. Sruthi is a nervous and shy girl who respects Poornima a lot, while Arthi is the beauty of the house- confident & vivacious. The youngest sister Aruna, the most protected one, is a chirpy, young, college going girl.  It’s the time of Poornima’s wedding with her best friend and a choreographer by profession. Sruthi, who by then is already married to a good-hearted businessman, Magesh, is seven months pregnant.

But tragedy strikes the sisters’ lives, a day before Poornima’s wedding. This changes the sisters’ lives forever.  What course do the sisters take in the ups & downs of their lives? Are they able to attain their destinies without giving in to what destiny itself has in store for them? Does the bond between them withstand the harsh tides of time?  This forms the crux of this poignant story of relationships.  Beginning from November 29, 2010 ‘Anbaley Azhagana Veedu’ would air every Monday-Friday, 12 noon on Vijay TV.

Vijay TV launches a new mythological serial




Following the success of swamy iyappan VIJAY TV brings to its viewers ‘Saranam Ayyappa’ a mythological serial that depicts the miracles of Lord Ayyappan.

The serial ‘Saranam Ayyappa’ launching on November 29th would feature the wonders and miracles of Lord Ayyappan.  The most popular and widely believed story says that Lord Ayyappan had his human sojourn as the son of the Pandalam Raja.  During one of his hunting expeditions, the Raja was puzzled to hear the voice of a child on the banks of the river Pampa.  The beautiful baby with radiant face wore a bead around his neck; mythology has it that ‘manikantan’ was Lord Ayyappan.  ‘Saranam Ayyappa’ brings you the sacred truth and the story of Lord Ayyappan and his miracles.   He was born on the auspicious day of ‘magara sankranti’ and the purpose of his mortal life was to annihilate the fierce some ‘Asura Mahishi’.  Having accomplished the task, he expressed his desire to return to ‘devalog’ when the king requested a temple to be built for him.  Lord Ayyappan aimed an arrow that fell on a place called ‘Sabari’.

Ayyappan character is played by actor Kaushik Babu, actor Devan plays the role of Maharaja and actress Meenakumari as his wife.  Popular senior actress Sukumari plays the role of Ayyappan’s grandmother in this mythological fiction.  Beginning from November 29, 2010, tune into ‘Saranam Ayyappa’ airing Monday to Friday at 1800 hrs only on Vijay TV.

Star launches Vijay TV in Canada

News Corp’s media and entertainment company Star is launching four of its Indian channels and three Star Mandarin-language channels on Bell Fibe TV, the recently launched next generation television service in Canada. The IPTV service is provided by Canada’s largest communications company, Bell. “We are elated to partner with Bell Fibe TV and provide our top rated channels to the South Asian and Chinese diaspora in Canada.” said Star SVP distribution, sales and marketing and head of Star’s North American office David Wisnia.

As per the deal, Star is launching three Hindi language channels – general entertainment channel Star One (Ch No 805); Bollywood movie channel Star India Gold (Ch No 803); and Star India News (Ch No 804). It is also launching the Tamil entertainment channel, Star Vijay (Ch No 806), on the Bell Fibe TV platform.

Star's flagship Hindi general entertainment channel Star Plus is excluded from this as it is already a part of the ATN service. Star Plus is on ATN as a 'must carry' channel since 2006. Star is also launching on Bell Fibe TV three Mandarin language channels from Star Greater China’s bouquet, which include Star Chinese Channel (Ch No 708), Star Chinese Movies 2 (Ch No 709) and Taiwan’s music and lifestyle channel, Channel [V] Taiwan (Ch no 707).

“Bell Fibe TV offers customers an enhanced television experience delivered over IPTV platform,” said Bell SVP of residential products Heather Tulk. “Adding these seven Star channels to Fibe TV’s programming line-up makes our next generation television service even more appealing to Canada’s vibrant Mandarin-speaking and South Asian communities.”

The Star channels are also part of the ATN bouquet in Canada. “ATN has had a great programming partnership with Star for the past four years and we have had a wonderful distribution partnership with Bell for the past 13 years," added ATN president and CEO Shan Chandrasekar.

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Uravugal Thodarkathai

(Vijay TV, Monday-Friday, 12.30 p.m.)

The concept of arranged marriage is unique to the Indian culture. And this new serial, which also begins on November 29, deals with that aspect.

A girl called Archana is born into a traditional family, and lives a sheltered life. But like most girls her age she dreams of falling in love and getting married.

However, her family arranges her marriage to a boy from their community. Although she accepts, she realises that their relationship is not as romantic as she thought it would be. Or was she wrong? Archana soon finds out that every relationship has its moments… some bitter… some sweet… She finally discovers that life is a miracle.

Anbaaley Azhagaana Veedu



(Vijay TV, Monday-Friday, 12 noon)

This new serial which begins on November 29, revolves round four sisters, Poornima, Sruthi, Arthi and Aruna, who live with their parents, Janardhanan and Revathi. Poornima is a free-spirited girl who believes in values, Sruthi is a shy girl, and Arthi, the beauty of the family, is confident and vivacious. The youngest Aruna, the most protected one, is a chirpy college goer. Tragedy strikes the sisters a day before Poornima's wedding, and changes their lives forever.

Saranam Ayyappa starts next week

Saranam Ayyappa starts next week


Following the success of Swamy Iyappan VIJAY TV brings to its viewers ‘Saranam Ayyappa’ a mythological serial that depicts the miracles of Lord Ayyappan.

The serial ‘Saranam Ayyappa’ launching on November 29th would feature the wonders and miracles of Lord Ayyappan.  The most popular and widely believed story says that Lord Ayyappan had his human sojourn as the son of the Pandalam Raja.  During one of his hunting expeditions, the Raja was puzzled to hear the voice of a child on the banks of the river Pampa.  The beautiful baby with radiant face wore a bead around his neck; mythology has it that ‘manikantan’ was Lord Ayyappan.  ‘Saranam Ayyappa’ brings you the sacred truth and the story of Lord Ayyappan and his miracles.   He was born on the auspicious day of ‘magara sankranti’ and the purpose of his mortal life was to annihilate the fierce some ‘Asura Mahishi’.  Having accomplished the task, he expressed his desire to return to ‘devalog’ when the king requested a temple to be built for him.  Lord Ayyappan aimed an arrow that fell on a place called ‘Sabari’.

Ayyappan character is played by actor Kaushik Babu, actor Devan plays the role of Maharaja and actress Meenakumari as his wife.  Popular senior actress Sukumari plays the role of Ayyappan’s grandmother in this mythological fiction.  Beginning from November 29, 2010, tune into ‘Saranam Ayyappa’ airing Monday to Friday at 1800 hrs only on Vijay TV.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Manmadhan Ambu music launched

After a fun-filled three days on the cruise Superstar Virgo, where the cast and crew were treated to performances, food etc. from across the globe, the people responsible for acting and making the Golden Arrow of Kollywood landed in Singapore on Saturday, 20th November, 2010. The audio launch was planned at the Singapore Expo where, approximately, 8000 people were estimated to watch the function live. The program was sponsored by Vijay TV and hence had Mano and Chitra participate with the ‘junior singers’ and artists from the "Who is the next Prabhu Deva" show.

The launch function, which entertained people for nearly 3 1/2 hours, was hosted by Vijay TV fame Gopinath and DD. Though the list of invitees was limited to Manmadhan Ambu's team, it was an evening to remember, nonetheless. The mood was relaxed and upbeat and who better than KS Ravikumar and Kamal Haasan to liven up everyone's spirits. Though there weren't any prominent speeches from anyone, it was the little humour anecdotes from Kamal and others that had everyone in splits.

Trisha, who usually does not speak or spend much time on stage other than dancing, did not hide her excitement when she was on stage cheered by everyone. More than just appearing on stage, she was asked to sing a song alongside Kamal (Kamal Kavithai). When asked about her performance, a blushing Trisha said that the credit goes to Kamal as he was the one who persuaded her for her stage act. Informing that this was her first ever stage act, Trisha said that she had said ‘No’ to Kamal sir more than 1000 times but still he persuaded her to sing with him. "Please ask Kamal sir if you have any questions about my performance", she said smilingly.

Kamal shed 30 years of his life and was as enthusiastic as a man in his late 20s. Occasionally barging into others' speeches, he spiced up the whole evening with his wit and humour. One such incident was when Gopinath was heaping superlatives after another on Kamal Haasan when calling him on stage. Kamal immediately asked Gopinath to stop and said, "I think I will start believing in whatever you say" for which Gopinath replied, "Sir this is one of the very few chances we get to appreciate you. You deserve every praise”.

Kamal Haasan in one word

Ramesh Aravind was a man of few words. When asked to describe Kamal Haasan in one word, Ramesh Aravind thought and thought and thought and finally said that it was too difficult to contain Kamal in one word. He said that he can talk about Kamal all day long but if there is one word he has to use, he would say 'Inspiration'. The reason he said was that Kamal has been a source of inspiration for so many people to enter the cinema industry.

The film's producer Udhayanidhi Stalin was not in a mood to talk for long either. He made his speech short and crisp by saying that Kamal is like God to many. "He is the reason for me venturing into cinema", he said to a thundering applause.

Dum pudichi ennala paada mudiyathu..

The most-awaited part of the evening was Kamal's performance and he did not disappoint. Kamal and Trisha, together, sang and recited 'Kamal Kavithai' and Kamal also sang one more song to a spell-bound audience.

While Suchitra sang to Oyyale, Andrea crooned to 'Who is the hero'. Her voice and control even in high-pitch sequences raised everyone's eyebrows. Appreciating Andrea's performance, Kamal quipped "I cannot sing like Andrea at all. Ennala avlo dum pudichi paada mudiyathu (I can't sing holding my breath for so long)".

The trailer and audio launch

The trailer of Manmadhan Ambu was screened to the audience and got tremendous reception. The bull-ring sequence was the talking point of the evening.

The audio launch was a never-been-done-before event. If we thought launching in Singapore was the highlight, the way in which the audio was released would be remembered by many for a very long time. When the time was ripe to release the CD, KS Ravikumar called Trisha and Madhavan to invite men and women from the public who had gathered. In an unusual incident, residents and fans of Singapore found themselves on stage with the’ man’ himself.

While Kamal distributed the first copies to the men present, Trisha gave it to the women on stage. It was so heartening to see this wonderful gesture. KS Ravikumar informed the gathering that it was Kamal's idea to release the CD to the public rather than giving it to the crew members. "This is the first time in the history of Tamil cinema such thing has happened and all the credit goes to Kamal for this excellent idea", praised Ravikumar.

Manmadhan Ambu has the 'matter'

Can KS Ravikumar be hidden in such a grand ceremony? Not at all, as he was in his usual self addressing the 8000-odd crowd. He had everyone in splits with his one-liners and statements. Talking about Manmadhan Ambu, he said that it has all the ingredients and necessary 'matter' in it making everyone present to applaud and laugh for atleast a minute. "It will be an entertaining and enterprising movie with the usual KS Ravikumar stamp", he assured. He thanked each and every member of the crew and also gave a special note of thanks to dance master Sagar. Revealing that Kamal does not appreciate and approve anyone so easily, he said that music director Devi Sree Prasad has a very bright future as Kamal had personally told his admiration for DSP's music.

Gowthami is not on a picnic

Referring to Gowthami, who also attended the function, KSR told that she is not on a picnic. "Gowthami is the costume designer of the movie and is responsible to show Kamal as a young lad", said Ravikumar. He also told that he was impressed with her costume designs in Dasavatharam. He added that he was stuck in awe when he met Kamal two weeks after he narrated the script. A surprised KSR said, "I could not believe he was Kamal as he had lost so much weight".

Yaavarum Kelir

Talking about Yaavarum Kelir, the project which was announced earlier by Kamal, Ravikumar said that Yaavarum Kelir got shelved due to non availability of dates. "It is a project which will take atleast 1 1/2 years to complete. But since Kamal only had 6-8 months of his time, we decided on Manmadhan Ambu. “I'm sure Kamal will make Yaavarum Kelir soon", Ravikumar assured.

One of a kind

This is the first time that two major TV channels joined hands to present an audio launch. Vasantham Tamil Central, a popular Tamil channel in Singapore, and Vijay TV collaborated to present the audio release to viewers. We hope that this culture will also emanate in India, murmured a few.

The gala function was attended by the film's cast and crew which included Ramesh Aravind, director KS Ravikumar, Udhayanidhi Stalin, Mrs. Kiruthika Stalin, Gowthami, singers Andrea, Suchitra along with Kamal Haasan, Madhavan, Trisha, Sangeetha and music director Devi Sree Prasad.

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