Saturday, June 25, 2011

Chennai Rhinos Oru Vettri Payanam, 25-06-2011

Vijay TV, Chennai Rhinos our vetri payanam
June 25, 2011

Actor Vijay brithday programs in Vijay TV

Actor Vijay's birthday programs in Vijay TV

Winners list... again

    Best Actor – Vikram (Ravanan)
    Best Actress – Anjali (Angadi Theru)
    Best Villain – Rajinikanth (Endhiran)
    Best Comedian – Santhanam (Boss Engira Baskaran)
    Best Director – Vasantha Balan (Angadi Theru)
    Best Story, Screenplay – Prabhu Solomon (Myna)
    Best Music Director -AR Rahman (Vinnai Thandi Varuvaya)
    Best Singer (male) – Vijay Prakash (Hosanna – Vinnai Thandi Varuvaya)
    Best Singer (female) – Shreya Ghosal (Mannipaya – Vinnai Thandi Varuvaya)
    Best Lyricist – Vairamuthu (Thenmerku Paruvakatru)
    Best Supporting Actor – Thambi Ramaiah (Myna)
    Best Supporting Actress – Saranya (Thenmerku Paruvakatru)
    Best Cinematography – Rathnavelu (Endhiran)
    Best Choreography – Dinesh (Jilla vitu – Easan)
    Best Team – Mynaa
    Best Film – Angadi Theru (Aiyangaran)

    Best Newcomer (male) – Vidarth (Myna)
    Best Newcomer (female) – Amala Paul (Myna)
    Best Find of the year – Karky (Endhiran)
    Best Entertainer – Surya (Singam)

    Sivaji Ganesan Award – K Balachandar
    Lifetime Achievement award – Sundaram (Dance master)
    Social Responsibility award – Lawrence

    Favorite Hero – Rajinikanth (Endhiran)
    Favorite Heroine – Trisha (Vinnai Thandi Varuvaya)
    Favorite Director – Shankar (Endhiran)
    Favorite Song – En Kadhal Solla (Paiyaa, Yuvan Shankar Raja)
    Favorite Film – Endhiran (Sun Pictures)

Legends steal the show at Close Up Vijay Awards

Legends steal the show at Close Up Vijay Awards

It was an evening to honour icons of Tamil cinema and celebrate their contribution to filmdom. The fifth annual edition of Close Up Vijay Awards presented by Vijay TV turned out to be a memorable event for many, both the recipients and the presenters of the awards.

The star-studded ceremony here on Saturday saw an excited audience giving several rounds of standing ovation to legends of the Tamil film industry. The celebrations kicked off by honouring the nine recipients of the National Film Award from the State. Many among them such as actors Saranya Ponvannan and Thambi Ramaiah, lyricist Vairamuthu and choreographer Dinesh were presented with Vijay awards for best supporting actor (female and male), best lyricist and best choreographer.

It was a moment to be cherished when veteran director K.Balachander was presented with Chevalier Sivaji Ganesan award for his contribution to the film industry. Mr.Balachander said “I am yet to receive the Dadasaheb Phalke award. It has only been announced. I regard this as an honour equal to that.”

Asked about actor Rajinikanth's health, he said: “He called me when he was discharged from hospital in Singapore. Rajini asked me to convey that he is well.”

The special award to veteran choreographer Sundaram for the category ‘Contribution to Tamil Cinema' turned out to be picture perfect moments as his three sons who are choreographers and others trained by Mr.Sundaram joined him.

Recalling that he was introduced to the field by Mr.Balachander, Mr.Sundaram said he has worked with many luminaries, including N.T.Rama Rao, M.G.Ramachandran and Jayalalithaa.

Many films bagged more than one award.

The winners for 32 categories were chosen from 149 films released in 2010. The film crew of ‘Angadi Theru' bagged three awards: Vasantha Balan (best director), Anjali (best actor-female) and best film.

Mr. Rajinikanth was adjudged the best villain (for Enthiran). Actor Dhanush, who received the award, read out a letter from the actor, which said: “When K.Balachander sir introduced me, he saw me best suited for villain character. I would also like to act as Ravanan rather than Raman.”

Actor Vikram was chosen as best actor for his performance in ‘Ravanan.' A.R.Rahman was adjudged best music director for ‘Vinnai Thandi Varuvaya.' His mother received the award.

Actor Suriya was presented the best entertainer award for ‘Singam' and the jury special award was given to director Seenu Ramasamy for ‘Thenmerku Paruvakatru'. ‘Myna' bagged the best crew of the year award.

Viewers' awards

Favourite category awards chosen by Vijay TV viewers were presented under four categories. Actors Rajinikanth and Trisha won the favourite hero and heroine awards.

‘Enthiran' was chosen as favourite film and favourite director award went to Mr.Shankar.

The spectacular ceremony was interspersed with scintillating dance and music performances, including those of actor Amala Paul.

Content - Hindu

Vijay awards winner list

Best Music Director - AR RAHMAN For VTV
Best Villain Award  - SUPERSTAR RAJINIKANTH For Endhiran
Best Playback Singer Female - Shreya Ghosal For Mannipaaya In VTV
Best Playback Singer Male- Vijay Prakash For Hosanna In VTV
Best Lyric Writer - Vairamuthu For Thenmerku Paruvakaatru
Best Choreographer 2010 - Dinesh For JillaVittu In Eesan
Best Editor - Kasi Viswanathan For Naan Maahan Alla
Best Art Director - Selvakumar For Madhrasapattinam
Best Stunt Director - Anal Arasu For Naan Mahan Alla
Best Costume Designer 2010 - Deepali Noor For Madharasapattinam
Best Find Of The Season - Choreographer - Remo Fernandez For Enthiran
Best Find Of The Season - Lyric writer - Madhankarky For Enthiran
Best Supporting Actor  Male- Thambi Ramaiah For Mynaa
Best Supporting Actor  Female- Saranya Ponvannan For Thenmeruku Parava Kattru
Best Newcomer Male - Vidharth For Mynaa
Best Newcomer Female - Amala Paul For Mynaa
Best Comedian - Santhanam (NANBEN DA) For Boss Engira Baskaran
Best Cinematographer - Rathnavelu For Endhiran
Best Story, Screenplay, Writer - Prabhu Soloman For Mynaa
Best Director Award - Vasantha Balan For Angadi Theru
Best Film - Angadi Theru
Best Actor Female - Anjali For Angadi Theru
Best Actor Male - Vikram For Raavanan

Favourite Heroine - Trisha For VTV
Favourite Director - Shankar
Favourite Song - En Kadhal Solla From Paiyaa
Favourite Crew - Mynaa Team

Entertainer Of the year -Suriya

Chevalier Sivaji Award - K Balachandar
Contribution To Tamil Cinema Award - Sundaram Master.
Social Responsiblity Award - Raghava Lawrence

More updates coming soon..

Shriya to perform tonight at Vijay Awards

Shriya to perform tonight at Vijay Awards

Shriya Saran, might not be busy with films, but she sure is busy performing for events. Lately after her dance performance with the Bollywood Badshah Shahrukh Khan at the IPL inaugurations, she has been getting a lot more to perform.

Shriya Saran also performed at the final match of CCL (Celebrity Cricket League) in Hyderabad. Now we hear that Shriya is also set to perform today at the Vijay Awards ceremony.

Shriya Saran tweets saying, “I'm performing for Vijay tv awards 2nte. Make sure you watch it.”

Friday, June 24, 2011

Just Dance telecast dates fixed on Vijay TV

Star network’s Malayalam offering Asianet will start airing Just Dance, touted as one of the costliest shows per episode, from 25 June between 3.30 pm and 5 pm. The Malayalam dubbed show will be broadcast twice a week – every Saturday and Sunday. The dubbed version of the show will also be aired on Star's Tamil offering, Vijay TV, every Sunday, between 3 and 5.30 pm starting 26 June.

Just Dance marks the entry of Hrithik Roshan to television as a judge. For the first time, the network has had the simultaneous telecast of the show on Star Plus, Star One and on Star Pravah with Marathi sub-titles. Star India has been promoting the show with a campaign across television, print, OOH and radio, besides a number of BTL activities in Delhi, Mumbai and Lucknow.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Star Vijay TV alleged for infringing ‘Oscar’

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have approached the Delhi High court with the charge of infringement of their trademark in Oscar against Star Vijay TV. Allegedly, Star Vijay TV has awarded an ‘Oscar’s’ look alike trophy during their awards ceremony.

Justice G P Mittal of Delhi High Court has referred the matter for mediation and directed the parties to be present with the prototype of the trophy during the next hearing on July 13, 2011, if the parties fail to resolve the issue by then.

It is stated in the petition that “Vijay TV and Star TV are using the trophy for entertainment services, which is of the same nature as that of the petitioner”. It is further submitted that “impugned statuette is holding a shield at its chest, as opposed to the statuette of the plaintiff which is holding a sword at its chest. It is pertinent to note here that a sword and shield are complimentary to each other.” Further, the Academy has sought for stay on the award ceremony or make necessary changes before the award ceremony. However the court has declined to grant any interim relief to the Academy. Further Academy has prayed for the damages to the tune of Rs. 20 lakhs.

As the trophy was not produced in the court, hon’ble Judge has observed that, “It is going to have global ramification, you must produce the trophy to the court otherwise it would be difficult for me to issue any order.” The counsel for petitioner have opposed the contention of respondents to  bring the trophy in court stating that “the statuette is of pure solid gold and it was not possible to bring it to India for legal battle.”

Steeped in bhakti

The ninth edition of the Bhakti Thiruvizha, organised by Star Vijay TV, at Sarojini Natraj Auditorium, Kikani School, Coimbatore, featured some of the most famous names in upanyasam, namasankirtanam and Harikatha. The stage was decorated with the life-like idols of Radha and Krishna on the one side and that of Nataraja on the other. Swami Dayananda Saraswathi of the Arsha Vidya Peetam, Coimbatore, inaugurated the five-day event.

During his speech, with an undercurrent of humour, Dayananda spoke about the need to curtail the ego. “As long as there is ‘ego' or ‘ahankara,' there is no salvation,” he said.

Anantha Padmanabhachariar's upanyasam on ‘Thayiril Pirantha Thalam' was centred around the enchanting episodes from Lord Krishna's life. The listeners were bowled over by his picturesque portraits, liberal quotes from Sanskrit and Tamil and absorbing anecdotes. “For getting a mouthful of butter, Krishna danced around Yasodha as she was churning the curds (hence the title!),” he said. The oft-heard episodes came alive as he narrated them in his majestic voice that could convey emotions with ease.

Kalyani Margabandhu's troupe presented namasankirtanam. As Sumathi, who hosted the show, rightly pointed out, she was like a strict headmistress bringing discipline among the audience. She made them remove their slippers and sing along.

Confident approach

Later, Sindhuja presented a well-researched harikatha on ‘Arul Tharum Ayyappan.' Her confident approach, pleasant voice and clear diction made a favourable mark on the audience.

The second day's function was inaugurated by Mathi Oli Saraswathi. Suchithra, the grand daughter of the famous Harikatha exponent of yesteryear Kamala Murthi, narrated the rarely heard ‘Srimathi Kalyanam,' from ‘Adbhutha Ramayanam' and ‘Tulasi Ramayanam.' Her well-trained rich voice is an asset is her style of delivery.

Ilampirai Manimaran's ‘Kesavan Ketta Yaachakam' was a masterpiece in which the famed orator excelled herself. She focussed on three episodes where Krishna begs others in order to help the Pandavas. The first when he becomes the messenger and begs Duryodhana to give Pandavas their rightful share. The second, he asks Draupadi for food just to rescue Pandavas from Sage Durvasa's fury. The third when he begs Karna to part with all of his generous deeds. Ilampirai's graphic description of each of these episodes was moving.

The namasankirthanam by veterinarian Ganesh was equally fulfilling as he sang enjoyable namavalis and simple songs and the audience joined him voluntarily. Compere Sumathi's share of poems and anecdotes enhanced the experience.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Arasu TV will be back in a month: CM

The cable TV war is once again hotting up in the state with chief minister J Jayalalithaa promising last mile cable TV operators in the state on Wednesday that a revamped state-owned Arasu Cable TV Corporation limited (ACTCL would provide them feed shortly. The ACTCL is expected to be functioning within a month even as the government readies a cable TV policy.

In a meeting with representatives of sixteen cable TV operators' associations, Jayalalithaa, responding to a request from the operators to revive ACTCL before the local body polls, said, they would not have to wait till the polls, N Yuvaraj, state president of ACTCL cable operators' association, told TOI. With a view to posing a formidable challenge to the Sun TV-owned Sumangali Cable Vision (SCV), the government is planning to provide cable connection to Chennai city residents at Rs 100 a month and to those in rural areas at a lesser amount. Senior ministers and officials were present at the 30-minute meeting. "ACTCL will provide all Tamil channels to viewers," said a senior official. Jayalalithaa has instructed state information technology (IT) department officials to take all necessary steps to ensure flawless service by ACTCL. Earlier, cable operators had a separate discussion with IT minister RB Udayakumar and senior officials. Yuvaraj said, "We explained our problems to the chief minister. She was quite receptive. While Sun TV, Raj TV and Vijay TV are free channels in Chennai, they are paid channels in other districts. All these channels should be made available to the viewers without any additional cost."

Responding to a specific request to provide them security from private Multi System Operators (MSOs), Jayalalithaa said the state was committed to ensuring the security of cable operators, said Yuvaraj.

To a plea from cable operators to nationalize cable network, Jayalalithaa said, "The government will take necessary legal steps," Tamil Nadu Cable TV operators' association president Karur Arumugam told TOI. The attempt to revive Arasu Corporation is seen more as a political game to counter the near monopoly of the Sun Group. However, at a time when the industry has migrated to the more advanced direct-to-home technology, the government will need huge funds to strengthen Arasu's technological muscle and meet the Sunnetwork's challenge. Also, for the Sun Group, the SCV is not the flagship vertical. The group's major revenue earner is the main Sun TV channel and not its cable arm, point out industry sources.

Sources in the IT ministry said the government was in the process of finalizing a draft for the cable TV policy, which would be unveiled soon.

Vijay Awards on 25th June 2011

Vijay Awards on 25th June 2011

Vijay Awards, Vijay TV’s biggest attraction is back again this year! The annual film awards show for Tamil Cinema conducted in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010 by Vijay TV was a phenomenal success and witnessed an array of celebrities, film technicians and movie buffs. The event received an overwhelming response as it was the common man who voted for his favorite film categories besides the Special Jury.

Vijay TV is proud to be back with the fifth consecutive edition of ‘Close Up Vijay Awards powered by Kohinoor Idu Asal Basmati’ this time even grandeur than its last four years; an event to recognize the excellence of professionals in the Tamil film industry, for movies released in the year 2010.

On account of this Award giving ceremony a special Bus ‘Vijay Rasigan Express’ had travelled all across Tamilnadu.  This customized Bus had all the award winners’ photographs over the last four years. The Bus also had a special Interior designed to commemorate the 5th Edition of Vijay Awards.  The highlight of the bus was to enable the public to file their nominees in the following five Favorite categories viz. Favorite Actors (Male and Female), Favorite Film, Favorite Director and Favorite Song.

Similarly a special show with the Jury members for the Fifth Annual Vijay Awards comprised of the Popular Writer/Director/Producer Yugi Sethu, Actors Radhika Sarathkumar, Karthik, Director A. R. Murugadoss and Cinematographer Ravi. K. Chandran has been airing on Vijay TV at 2030 hrs during the week days.

The long awaited ‘Close Up Vijay Awards powered by Kohinoor Idu Asal Basmati’ will be held on 25 June 2011, at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium at 6 pm.  The countdown begins to the biggest star-studded awards ceremony to honor the Tamil film industry.

Vijay awards Nominee list

Vijay awards Nominee list

The 5th edition of Vijay TV’s Vijay Awards will be held on 25th of June 2011 at the Nehru indoor stadium, Chennai.

Vijay Awards is one of the prestigious awards in Kollywood which honours the people for the excellence in the field of cinema. The award ceremony has outshined to a star-studded musical extravaganza in a grand manner with new sets, ideas and award categories. The much awaited day is just a couple days ahead and Stars, Celebrities and the Best Talents of Kollywood will walk the red carpet at one of the most honored film awards. Vijay Awards has been well received by the audience and stars since the key award categories are selected by people themselves.

Vijay Rasigan Express bus has toured across the main parts of Tamil Nadu for collecting votes for categories like favorite movie, actor, actress, director, song etc from the fans. The rest of the award categories will be selected by the members of jury panel.

Favorite Hero Nominees for Vijay Awards 2011:

Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Ajith, Surya, Vikram, Vijay, Simbu, Karthi, Dhanush, Arya

Favorite Heroine Nominees for Vijay Awards 2011:

Aishwarya Rai, Anushka, Genelia, Nayanthara, Tamannah, Trisha, Amala Paul and Anjali

Favorite movie Nominees for Vijay Awards 2011:

Angadi Theru, Boss Engira Baskaran, Endhiran, Kalavani, Madraspattinam, Mynaa, Naan Mahan Alla, Paiyaa, Raavanan, Singam, Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya

Favorite song Nominees for Vijay Awards 2011:

Arima Arima (Endhiran), En Kadhal Solla (Paiyaa), Hosanna (VTV), Iragai Polae (Naan Mahan Alla), Kadhal Vandhale (Singam), Kilimanjaro (Endhiran), Omana Penne (VTV), Thuli Thuli (Paiyaa), Un Mela Aasadhaan (Aayirathil Oruvan)

The countdown begins to the biggest star-studded awards ceremony to honor the Tamil fraternity.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Court seeks comparison of Oscar, Vijay TV trophies

The Delhi High Court Friday allowed Vijay Television Private Limited to carry on its Vijay Awards 2011 ceremony, but asked the photocopy of the trophy image be presented before it to see how closely it resembles the Oscar trophy. Justice G.P. Mittal was hearing a petition filed by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), which organises awards functions, including the world renowned Oscar awards ceremony in Hollywood.

The AMPAS alleged that the trophy presented at the Vijay awards for the Tamil film indistry organised by Vijay TV and Star India is substantially and deceptively similar to the Oscar trophy. ‘The impugned statuette of Vijay TV violates the plaintiff’s intellectual property right in the Oscar statuette,’ said the AMPAS.

The AMPAS submitted that it requested changes in the Vijay TV award trophy. The channel made two changes but declined a third change.

The court said: ‘It is going to have international ramification. The statuette must be produced before the court. I cannot pass the order without even seeing the statuette of both the parties.’

However, the court did not ask Vijay TV not to hold the award ceremony. It has directed all the parties to appear before the mediation centre of the Delhi High Court July 4.

‘Make settlement before the mediation centre about the changes to made in any of the trophies,’ said the court, adding that if that is not settled, then the matter will be heard July 13.

‘On July 13, both the parties must produce the photocopy of the statuette that is being given during the award ceremony,’ said Justice Mittal.

The Vijay TV trophy shows a man holding a shield to the chest while the Oscar trophy has a sword held to the chest.

The AMPAS also submitted before the court that Vijay TV’s sister concern, Star Movies, has the broadcast licence of the Oscar programme thereby increasing the possible confusion in the minds of the viewers.

The AMPAS has sought a damage of Rs.20 lakh be passed against Vijay TV and Star India.

It was actor Radha Ravi’s Son’s Wedding

‘Namma Veetu Kalyanam, the popular show that showcases celebrity weddings, would feature Actor Radha Ravi’s son Hari’s wedding this week.  So far the show has featured popular couples like, Surya-Jyothika, Sowndarya Rajnikanth – Ashwin, Director Bhagyaraj –Poornima and many others.

Last week on ‘Arasan soap Namma Veetu Kalyanam’ aired on 19th June 2011, Sunday at 6 pm the wedding ceremony of popular Actor Radha Ravi’s son would feature.  The wedding was graced by the who’s who of the Film industry viz. Tamilnadu Chief Minister Ms. J. Jayalalitha, actors Kamalhassan, political leader Vijaykanth, Sarthkumar, Radhika, Manorama, directors K.S. Ravikumar and many others from the tinsel town.

The marriage was held at Chennai couple of weeks ago and thousands of people attended this grand wedding.  Namma Veetu Kalyanam would bring in anecdotes of the wedding ceremony including the arrangements of the wedding, about the wedding suites/sarees, jewelry and many such interesting aspects. The episode would also feature the ceremonies and specific customs that were followed and performed during the wedding, the visitors and celebrities who came to bless the couple.
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