Friday, August 26, 2011

Celebrity Host - Lakshmi

Star Vijay TV Celebrity Hosts/Anchors Series

Celebrity Host :

Vijay TV Programs :
Kathai Alla Nijam

We have seen actress Lakshmi in movies doing very good roles lately in her career and was seen as respectful actress among the public. This made her to be the choice for Kadhai alla nijam to host the show and she did that in both Tamil and Kannada channels. Known for her stupendous acting skills, Lakshmi also proved and drove this Vijay TV show which was the role model for the reality shows in Tamil television channels.

Kadhai Alla Nijam from Star Vijay has been Tamil Nadu's first live reality show had incidents with lives of people and discussed on the issue & more generously tried to resolve the issue. Let it be the problem within a family or a mother who lost her small kid or any other issue, this show made sure they consider the issue and dealt with great commitment. Lakshmi in the show has been the main pillar where she was able to convince people, influence them and even make them realise. Most of the time she was moved emotionally.

Live telephone call discussing the issue and trying to help general public was first of its kind which brought in many viewers for this show. Vijay TV came up with a new season with this program with Lakshmi hosting the show again after a gap of 7-8 years in 2010 but did not go long way as expected. But still the show remains in our heart and has been a successful one in the Star Vijay TV channel. Kudos to Lakshmi and producer K.Balachandar.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Celebrity Host - Chimayi

Star Vijay TV Celebrity Hosts/Anchors Series

Celebrity Host :
Chimayi Sripada

Vijay TV Programs :
Airtel Super Singer

Chinmayi has been everyone's favourite host in Vijay TV while she was anchoring the Airtel Super Singer show till 2008.  Chinmayi, being a playback singer, it was good to see her hosting in Airtel Super Singer in Vijay TV as she was able to present the show very neatly. I am not saying all others who followed her to host the show are bad but Chinmayi's hosting of the show cannot be compared with anyone else.

Chinamyee has been nominated and awarded best playback singer awards frequently and we have been hearing her voice everyday. While she was hosting the Airtel Super Singer in Vijay TV, she used to give special performances frequently and also appreciate the performances of the contestants. Sometimes I have felt that she could be a judge for the show. Her clear pronounciation of words and hosting skills had been missed by all of us badly. It was said that she didnt continue hosting the show after 2008 since the show was extended too much than specified in the contract. I am not sure how true it is. Yeah, these seasons of super singer has become yearly event and that looks to work absolutely fine for Vijay TV.

Later withdrawing from Super Singer, Chinmayi was seen compering musical shows in Star Plus and Sun TV's Sangeetha Maha Yuddam. But, she soon announced her last episodes in the shows and not seen compering anymore. She was seen in Vijay TV awards functions and its good to see her back in Vijay TV atleast for awards. There were few times she was awarded even from the channel which shows a healthy relationship with the channel.

Chinamyi recently became the first ever women entrepreneur from Tamil Nadu to be selected for the prestigious FORTUNE/U.S. State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership Program. Her company     Blue Elephant, a translational services company has been growing pretty well and I wish her all the best for her even more successful career.

Udhayanidhi doesn't do it for 7am Arivu

Sun TV has purchased the satellite rights of 7am Arivu. Going by Udhayanidhi Stalin’s habit of selling his films only to Kalaignar TV and Vijay TV, he has chosen Sun TV this time. Kalanidhi Maran met Udhayanidhi Stalin at the Maran Towers and they reportedly worked it out there.

Sun TV has purchased the film at a whopping Rs. 7 crore. In addition to it, the audio launch to be held at Singapore on September 10, 2011 will be telecast live on the channel. 7am Arivu has Suriya and Shruti Hassan in the lead while AR Murugadoss returns to Tamil with this film.

Udhayanidhi Stalin produced the movie under his Red Giant Movies banner. Although Sun TV has expected the release rights of the movie, Udhayanidhi Stalin has held it up. It would be wise to release the film through some neutral production house, say trade analysts. All three biggest releases of the year have gotten closer to their release dates.


K5 College Band - Music Video Competition - Vijay TV

Its fun time in Kana Kaanum Kaalangal, Kalluriyin Kathai, K5. We have been seeing Vijay TV celebrities coming into the show with Robot Shankar, Ananth Vaidyanathan, Shakti and this week we have been seeing the guys from K5 are in the Airtel Super Singer sets. So, Vijay TV is back in bringing their popular programs in others, just another way of entertainment and of course advertisement.

Now, with the guys are preparing for the culturals selection in Asal college, you are Enjoying the preparations for Culturals in K5 College. You can really participate in this! Yes, assemble your college music band with your friends, Create an original music video with college themes like Friendship, Farewell,Love etc., however amateur it shall be and send it to us. You can get featured every Friday in K5 and the best band will win Rs.1 Lakh in Cash!!!

Show your talent in this and win awesome cash awards.
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Super Star Rajnikanth’s Visit to Baba Cave 28 August 2011 Sunday at 11 A.M

Vijay TV airs an interesting show on Super Star Rajnikanth’s visit to BABA cave on Sunday at 11 am (28 August 2011) titled “Super Starudan Oru Himalaya Payanam”. The show would highlight the elusive and mysterious cave of BABA set amid the high Himalayan Mountains; that is regularly visited by none other than Super Star Rajnikanth.

It is known that Superstar Rajinikanth visits the Himalayas at least once a year to meditate and rejuvenate his mind. Many believe that this meditation and annual visit energizes him and gives him the strength to face the pressures that come with his job as an actor! Post the success of ‘Enthiran” Super Star has made his trip to the cave.

“Super Starudan Oru Himalaya Payanam” features the footage of the beautiful & scenic Himalayas to find out more on the intriguing BABA caves. Along with Super Star Rajikanth his best friends join him to take a trip to the BABA cave, narrating many interesting anecdotes. It is common belief that BABA has lived for more than 2000 years and those caves exude a lot of positive energy and one can feel that enigmatic aura.

Watch “Super Starudan Oru Himalaya Payanam” on 28 August 2011, Sunday at 11 am only on Vijay TV which is sure to take you aboard this mystic journey to the Himalayas.

SivaKarthikeyan gets into movies

 Vijay TV anchor/host SivaKarthikeyan is the latest Vijay TV guy to get into movies. He is been roped in as hero by Pandiraj, for his next upcoming movie. Pandiraj, director of the much acclaimed film ‘Pasanga’ and ‘Vamsam’ has silently completed his next with ‘Kalavani’ fame Oviya and popular TV host Siva Karthikeyan doing the lead roles.

The film depicts the life of the slums of north Chennai that has never been shown in any films recently. The director has already completed the shooting part and only the post-production work is pending. The film is a small budget movie with lots of emotions and drama. The film is yet to be titled! He is once again directing kids but this time in North Chennai.

In Pasanga, as the kids take prominence, here too the plot could revolve around the kids while the subplot is that of a love story between Kalavani Oviya and Siva Karthikeyan. Like Vimal, this role is also expected to be a background role while the kids would be in the foreground. The key difference made to the script is that the kids would live in North Chennai where the story will take place. Pandiraj said that he has not titled the film yet and will announce about this film once the title is fixed.

Way to go SivaKarthikeyan.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Singing Your Way to Fame: Indian Music Reality Shows

By and large, music plays an important part in the lives of us Indians – from birth to death to festivals to prayer to marriage, music is usually incorporated in some form. Chances are, you yourself are into singing or playing or at least happen to know a few people who would love to take the stage if given a chance!

Well that explains why there have been a ton of music-related reality shows on Indian television. Here’s revisiting some of the major ones:

Sa Re Ga Ma Pa (Zee TV)

Sa Re Ga Ma Pa is one of the oldest and perhaps most prestigious music reality show contests on Indian television – several ex-Sa Re Ga Ma Pa contestants now have successful careers as singers. The first episode was aired in 1995. Hosts thus far include Sonu Nigam, Amaan Ali Khan, Avaan Ali Khan, Shaan, Adtya Narayan and Purab Kohli. A lot of OST launches happen on the show and many high-profile Bollywood celebrities have given guest appearances and have served as mentors and judges. There have been international versions of the contest, as well as Sa Re Ga Ma Pa seasons which offered children a chance to display their singing skills.

Airtel Super Singer (STAR Vijay)

Launched in 2006, this music reality show is in Tamil. Winners of the competition have sung for well-respected composers including Harris Jayaraj and Yuvan Shankar Raja.

Jjhoom India (Sahara One)

In 2007, Jjhoom India began and brought together celebrities paired with professional singers in a musical competition: Vinod Rathod and Roshi Chopra, Jatin Pandit and Chhavi Mittal, Varun Badola and Akriti Kakar, and many others. It sure was entertaining to watch celebrities trying to keep up with the professional singers! Judges included Mahesh Bhatt, Shabana azmi and Anand Shah.

K for Kishore (Sony Entertainment Television Asia)

From  2007-08, 12 contestants competed on one platform attempting to sound as close as possible to the much celebrated singer Kishore Kumar. Judges were Bappi Lahiri, Amit Kumar and Sudesh Bhonsle, while Rajeshwari Sachdev and Babul Supriyo were the hosts.

Music Ka Maha Muqqabla (STAR Plus)

Launched in 2009, this music reality show had an interesting concept of celebrities Mika Singh, Himesh Reshammiya, Mohit Chauhan, Shreya Ghoshal, Shaan and Shankar Mahadevan leading various competing teams, which each consisted of three well-known singers and one new singer. The show had its dramatic and controversial moments at time when celebrities had brief tiffs on screen.

Indian Idol (Sony Entertainment Television Asia)

An Indianized version of Britain’s Pop Idol and the U.S.’s American Idol, Indian Idol started in 2004 and has had five seasons thus far. The show has been hosted by Mini Mathur, Aman Verma, Hussain Kuwajerwala, Melyang Chang, Deepali Kishore, Abhijeet Sawant and Prajakta Shukre in the past. Judges for the show include Anu Malik Farah Khan and Sonu Nigam for seasons one and two, Malik, Javed Akhtar, Alisha Chinai and Udit Narayan for season three, Malik, Akhtar, Sonali Bendre,and Kailash Kher for season four, and Malik, Sunidhi Chauhan and Salim Merchant for season five. The show serves as one of the biggest competitors to Sa Re Ga Ma Pa.

Fame Gurukul (Sony Entertainment Television Asia)

In 2005, a mix of Indian Idol and Big Brother was created in the form of Fame Gurukul. Sixteen contestants lived in a music academy setting while competing with each other until the end. The head mistress was Ila Arun, and judges included Javed Akhtar, K.K. and Shankar Mahadevan. The show was hosted by Mandira Bedi and Maniv Gohil.

Fame X (SAB TV)

Following in the footsteps of Fame Gurukul, Fame X aired from 2006-07 with Palash Sen serving as the dean and judges including Nikhil Chinapa, Ganesh Hedge and Daler Mehndi. The show was initially hosted by Sophie Choudry but she was later replaced by Shilpa Sakhlani

Waar Parriwar (Sony Entertainment Television Asia)

Waar Parriwar was unique in the sense that entire musical families were competing with each other  instead of individual contestants. While Urmila Matondkar served as the host and Jatin Pandit as the mentor, several celebrity judges appeared on the show including Ismail Darbar, Daler Mehndi, Mika Singh, Aadesh Srivastav, Shaan, Jatin-Lalit, Bappi Lahiri, Roop Kumar Rathod, Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan and Pandit Jasraj.

Junoon Kuch Kar Dikhaane Ka (NDTV Imagine)

Launched in 2008, Junoon Kuch Kar Dikhaane Ka had an interesting concept of dividing contestants into three teams of six players each based on music genre. The show was hosted by Annu Kapoor and the teams were divided into Sufi Ke Sultan, which featured celebrity singers Jaswinder Singh, Harshdeep Kaur and Kavita Seth, Bollywood Ke Baadshah and Maati Ke Laal. The judges included Rahat Fateh Ali Khan for Sufi Ke Sultan, Ila Arun for Maati Ke Laal and Anand Raj Anand for Bollywood Ke Baadshah.

Amul Star Voice of India (STAR Plus)

In 2007, Amul Star Voice of India brought together contestants from various music reality shows such as Ishmeet Singh from Indian Idol and Toshi Sabri from Sa Re Ga Ma Pa all onto one platform. Judges included Aadeshh Shrivastav, Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Alka Yagnik, Lalit Pandit and Jatin Pandit. Shaan hosted show. There was later a series for children between the ages of 8 and 14 called Chhote Ustaad judged by Shreya Ghoshal, Kunal Ganjawala and Pritam. The second season was hosted by Chinmayi and Omi Vaidya with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Sonu Nigam serving as the judges.

Jo Jeeta Wohi Super Star (STAR Plus)

A bit along the lines of Amul Star Voice of India, Jo Jeeta Wohi Super Star brought together the winners of all singing reality shows that had previously been completed, as well as runners-up to compete for the title of “Superstar.” Mandira Bedi hosted the show, while Farah Khan and the Vishal-Shekher duo were judges.

If you are interested in other languages reality shows for music talent, tune into these programs.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Whats up with Just Dance

Whats up with Just Dance

Hrithik Roshan sings in Just Dance

Hrithik Roshan is judging the reality show Just Dance which airs on Tamil in Vijay TV. The fact that Hrithik Roshan is an amazing dancer is well know. However, something that most people are not aware of is his ability to sing. Not only does Hrithik Roshan know to sing, he knows to sing beautifully as well. Recently Hrithik Roshan sang an awesome Spanish song senorita in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara aka ZNMD. The movie had other stars such as Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol and Katrina Kaif. Actually Hrithik Roshan's singing debut came a lot earlier when he sang a song for his movie Kites.

Of late Hrithik Roshan has been fine tuning his melodious voice and practicing his alternative talkent which is singing. In the reality show Just Dance Hrithik Roshan demonstrates the progress he has made. After the contestants gave some mind boggling performance on the show's Independence Day Special program. Hrithik Roshan stepped in and hummed his favorite patriotic melody Saare Jahan Se Achcha which rocked the house. The actor Hrithik Roshan did not stop there, he sang another song after that which was a motivating number to get the contestants motivated and cheered up. The song he chose was from Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gam. This probably just goes on to show that Vaibhavi is not the only person who is capable of singing on the show Just Dance.

Hitesh Patil Eliminated

Hitesh Patil is eliminated from Just Dance as his performance was not up-to the mark on Vijay TV. Just Dance. Hrithik Roshan also gives away money to Hitesh Patil but asks for a promise from Hitesh Patil that he will use the money to better his talent and not do anything else with it.

Hitesh Patil who hails from Mumbai became one of the 13 top contestants Vijay TV's dancing reality show Just Dance. The talented dancer Hitesh Patil is just 21 years old and he is also a FYBCOM student. Hitesh Patil's father is said to be a huge fan of Hrithik Roshan, had asked Hitesh Patil to participate in the show Just Dance. Hitesh Patil is from a modest background but has huge ambitions towards dance. Earlier in the show Hitesh Patil had an emergency due to a kidney stone however that did not keep him out of the show Just Dance. The doctors had advised him complete rest for a duration of three weeks but the contestant was back on stage in one week only.

Hitesh Patil was said to have been very scared to audition in front of people like Farah Khan and Vaibhavi but their comments soon built the confidence in him. Hitesh Patil strongly feels that dance can be a career too and wants to change the opinion of people who think otherwise.

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