Saturday, November 6, 2010

A peep into a discourse series held in the city recently.

A peep into a discourse series held in the city recently.

As always the venue (Krishna Gana Sabha this time round) for Vijay TV's Bhakti programme, was houseful, with many standing outside the auditorium, watching the proceedings on the huge TV screen set up there. And the audience had a significant youth population. The backdrop, which generally is aesthetic was not so on this occasion, with huge peacocks in gaudy colours proving a distraction. The title of V.S. Karunakarachariar's discourse was “Seiyum, seiyathu.” An intriguing title, that kindled one's curiosity.

Handled with aplomb
Karunakarachariar handled the crux of the Gita's message with such aplomb, that he had the audience eating out of his hand. With a series of questions, both straightforward and rhetorical, and with clever posers to the audience, he made the abstract seem within reach. Not one of his jokes was out of place, each serving to illustrate a philosophical statement. The recondite was made to appear simple in the process, which is as it should be, for after all he was talking about the path to moksha as laid down in the Gita. He pointed out that the moment we realise that the body and the atma are not the same, we take the first step in the right direction. Considering the scope of the topic, it is to Karunakarachariar's credit that he wound up in the 45 minutes allotted to each speaker.

The same cannot be said of Damal Ramakrishnan, who exceeded the time limit by more than 40 minutes. Ramakrishnan had to explain the greatness of Hanuman in the context of the verse beginning with the words ‘Aindile Ondru petraan.' He continued although the compere indicated to him that he had exceeded the time limit. The programme director should enforce the rule regarding time. Brevity is not merely the soul of wit, but the soul of any programme.

-The Hindu

Koffee with Kamal Haasan, 05-11-2010

Koffee with Anu, Guest: Kamal Haasan
November 05, 2010

Uthamaputhran Dhanush, 05-11-10

Uthamaputhran Dhanush, November 05, 2010
Interview with Dhanush Deepavali Special

Saravedi Santhanam, 03-11-2010

Saravedi Santhanam, Deepavali Special Program
November 03, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Saravedi Santhanam, 02-11-2010

Saravedi Santhanam, Deepavali Special Program
November 02, 2010

Villa to Village, 02-11-2010

Villa to Village, 02-11-2010

Villa to Village, Deepavali Special Program
November 02, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

Diwali Dhamaka from Vijay TV

Diwali Dhamaka from Vijay TV

Vijay lights up the television screens this Diwali with an exclusive line-up of programmes featuring the top stars of Tamil cinema and block buster movies. A week-long unlimited celebration, watch all the special Diwali shows with guaranteed entertainment on Vijay TV.

01, 02, 03 November 2010 - Monday to Wednesday 1930 hrs
A unique show titled ‘Villa to Village’ featuring the celebrity stars and singers airs for three days at 1930 hrs on Vijay TV. Popular singers Anaka Paul, Anuja Iyer, Flora, Rakshana Maurya would adapt themselves to live in a village for a week! Don’t miss to watch this novel attempt hosted by Sivakarthikeyan and Craig.

01, 02, 03 November 2010
Monday to Wednesday 2030 hrs
Airtel Super Singer Diwali Special to showcase a row of celebration with popular play back singers. The contestants along with the celebrity singers will sing some of the greatest songs from the Tamil films. This special Diwali episode of Airtel Super Singer 3 assures the best of fun and festivities.

Monday to Wednesday 2200 hrs
Comedy actor Santhanam who is presently ruling the space of comedy in the recent past would chat with stars from the Tamil film Industry. Santhanam to bring out the best of his comical conversation with his colleagues..

04 November 2010 - Thursday 1930 hrs
Vijay TV to premier the latest super hit Tamil feature film ‘Kalavani’ on the eve of Diwali. The film which has acclaimed ravishing 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 & Saranya. Don’t miss to watch this romantic comedy lively film.

05 November 2010- Friday
Vijay TV is all set for an array of interesting Diwali special programmes as the festival fever catches up all over the country. Diwali day begins with Bhakthi Geetham at 0500 hrs, special rendering of Suprapatham & Kantha Sashti Kavasam. At 0530 hrs on ‘Mangala Isai’ Thiru. Selaiyur Shanmugam & troupe bring you the melodies of Nadaswaram and Thavil. Following this at 0600 hrs on ‘Arulurai’ Sri Muralidhara Swamigal will render spiritual discourses relevant to the festival. At 0630 hrs, ‘Kalaimamani’ Subbu Arumugam & troupe will keep the viewers amused by singing and discoursing interesting facts and anecdotes related to the festival. This special ‘Villu Pattu’ is sure to captivate the viewers for its humorous way of narrative. At 0700 hrs ‘Isaiyum Uraiyum’ brings you the story of Diwali and Naragasuravatham. At 0800 hrs in ‘Mathappu Sirippu’ the comedy caper Venniradai Moorthy’s rib tickling comedy show will be aired.

Following this at 0900 hrs special Univercel Koffee with Anu Diwali special will have the legendary star Ulaganayagan Kamalhassan having a cool chat over a hot cup of coffee with Anu Hassan. The actor has much more to talk about his life, career, friends, with his niece Anu Hassan. No one could afford to miss this special Univercell Koffee wih Anu with actor Kamalhassan.

At 1200 hrs, ‘Uthama Putran Dhanush Diwali special brings out a sneak peak of his lifestyle, shooting schedules, likes, dislikes.

At 1300 hrs Neeya Naana Diwali special brings you an interesting topic of ‘to succeed in small screen and silver screen, one need to have luck or hard word?’. This interesting debate show would be hosted by none other than Gopinath.

At 1430 hrs do not miss to watch ‘Ramba Kalyana Vaibhogamae’ Diwali Special. The year saw a slew of celebrity weddings and all those lovely couples are all set to celebrate their first Diwali together. Vijay TV brings out some exclusive of actress Ramba’s wedding moments.

At 1630 hrs the most critically acclaimed movie of the year 2009 ‘Eeram’ will be premiered. Water, the elixir of life has never been portrayed in such an interesting and spine chilling manner in any Tamil movie so far. The starcast of the movie includes Aadhi, Sindhu Menon, Saranya Mohan, Nanda and many others.

05th & 06th November, Friday & Saturday at 2100 hrs on Poorvika Mobile Junior Super Stars will have special celebratory episodes. The show will see the top play back singers from the Tamil Film Industry who would join the Junior Super Stars for an exciting and entertaining Diwali.

05th & 06th November, Friday & Saturday - 2200 hrs, Ideal cookware & Appliances Kadhal Meter, the celebrity couple show will feature popular director/actor Pandyarajan with his wife and comedy actor Chinni Jayantha and his wife. Each couple will be taken down the memory lane to recollect the golden days of their past and lets wait and see who wins this game of compatibility for a big cash prize!

07 November 2010, Sunday 1100 hrs
Vijay celebrates the birthday of Ulaganayagan Kamalhassan by airing Kamal 50 the biggest show felicitated to honor the actor for his contribution to the Tamil film industry for 50 years now. This show saw the who’s who of the Tamil Film Industry speaking about this legendary actor. Stay tuned to watch all the specials airing on Vijay TV.

Koffee with Kamal Haasan stills

Koffee with Kamal Haasan stills

Koffee with Kamal Haasan
Deepavali special, photos

Star TV channels launch in South Africa

Star TV Network has expanded its reach today by entering the lucrative South Africa Asian TV market via Top TV - the new pay TV service. This makes Star the first Indian television network to launch four channels in South Arica.

Launched today, Top Star will consist of four brand new channels in the South African market. Star Plus (a Hindi general entertainment channel), Star Gold (the best Bollywood movies), Vijay (a Tamil general entertainment channel) as well as Channel V (a music channel).

Announcing the launch, Rajan Singh - Executive Vice President, Star International says, "Star is very proud to bring top quality programming from India for Tamil and Hindi viewers in South Africa. We are very excited to join hands with Top TV and be the first Indian television network to launch our channels in South Africa." Ian Woodrow, General Manager of Channels at Top TV says, "We are very excited to be able to introduce India’s most popular channels to our platform. This is a huge coup for us in terms of the varied, innovative and engaging programming these channels will bring to the TopTV subscriber."

From 1st November until the end of December, the new bouquet will be free for all Top-TV subscribers. As from 1st January 2011, the entire bouquet will be available at the low cost of R60 per month. Star UK executives rejected rumours that Channel [V] and Star Vijay are launching in the UK too.

Saravedi Santhanam, 01-11-2010

Saravedi Santhanam, 01-11-2010

Saravedi Santhanam, Deepavali Special Program
November 01, 2010

Villa to Village, 01-11-2010

Villa to Village, Deepavali Special Program
November 01, 2010

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Yuvan on fire

As the storyboard suggests Yuvan is expected to play on fire “Literally”.

Yuvan has announced a concert to be held in our very own Chennai, the theme reads ‘Celebrating music that’s young and fresh’.The venue for the concert which is yet undecided,is to be held on 18th of  December 2010 in association with Vijay TV .The concert will have all top singers from the industry, which includes  Hariharan, Shreya Ghoshal, Shankar Mahadevan, Vijay Yesudas

Yuvan is said to be composing a fresh album dedicated to the youth which is only to be unveiled on concert day.

Vijay TV will be broadcasting a 4-week, 16 episodes series on the maestro as a promo to the concert. A ‘road show’ across Madurai and Coimbatore are also part of promotional purposes for the concert.

Star segments of the show (which would feature international dance acts too) include Yuvan performing with father Ilaiyaraja and a special offering called ‘Band of Brothers’,where the entire family comprising Yuvan and his siblings Karthik Raja, Venkat Prabhu, Premji Amaren and Bhavatharini would participate. The show would be definitely be a treat for the Chennai ‘Makkal’.
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