Thursday, December 24, 2009

Saikathaboovile Saumyasaparya-Book Release

East West Music Fest

Christmas and New Year celebrations on Asianet channels

All Times are in UAE


Asianet has lined up daylong programmes for the festive season and that will appeal to various segments of viewer’s. The programme menu comprises heritage, movies, musicals, and stage event shows.
The Christmas day begins with Christmas songs, a half-hour programme “Bell of Christmas “ at 5.30. This will be followed by an exclusive interview with actress Sumalatha at 6.30 and special episode of Cinemala “My Bada Father” at 10.30. At 14.00, a special episode featuring various activities by contestants of Star Singer juniors ‘Ullasa Paravakal’ exclusively shot at Kishkinda theme park will be a major attraction of the day. Viewers can also watch X’mas special feast by the contestants of Idea Star Singers at 19.30.
Asianet is also all set to telecast World movie premiers such as  “Lollipop” (starring: Prithviraj, Jayasurya, Kunchako Boban, Roma and Bhavana) at 7.30, “Crazy Gopalan” (Starring: Dilip, Harisree Asokan and Radha Varma) at 11.00 and at 15.30 will be another blockbuster “Sagar Alias Jacky” (Starring: Mohanlal, Manoj K. Jayan, Shobana and Bhavana).

Asianet Plus
Asianet Plus heralds in Christmas with a variety of programmes. On 25th December, Children’s special “Christmas Kids” at 6.00. Halcyon memories by the celebrities on X’mas at 7.30, followed by a review on X’mas released movies will be aired at 8.00.Viewers can also watch Interviews with Mega Star Mammootty, Jayaram and Family, Kunchako Boban, Jayasurya, Kalpana are the highlights of the programme menu. The bouquet of programmes include comedy shows, musical programmes and super hit movies.

Asianet News

Asianet News Channel also adds to the Christmas cheer with live telecast of midnight mass from churches. There are special cookery shows and a special programme on the Christmas cake. Catch mega show ‘Yesuvinte Rathri’ and tête-À-têtes with, Mega star Mammootty, Bishop Phililas Cristom Methrapolitha, MG Sreekumar, Musical chat with Malayalees own deedi Usha Uthup and actor Lalu Alex.

 New Year Programmes

Asianet celebrates the coming New Year with a long list of programmes for its viewers. On December 31, Join the New Year countdown at 20.30 with a mega stage show “Dance Party 2009” featuring playback singers and artistes like Vijay Yesudas, Benny Dayal, Muhammed Aslam, Anoop Shankar, Bollywood performer/singer Neha Bhasin, Sayanora, Teenu Tellence, Lakshmi Jayan, Muktha George and other artistes will rock the event in style.
Usher in the New Year on January 1, 2010 with ‘Suprabhatam New Year Special’ at 5.30. Trace the hit songs of Mollywood  ‘Malayala Cinema 2009’ at 7.00 and “Malayala Cinemaganangal 2009 “ at 15.30. Viewers can also watch blockbuster premier movies.
Asianet Plus celebrates the New Year with a list of celebrity interviews and other New Year special programmes.
Asianet News has already lined-up ‘Kauthukalokam 2009’ on December 31. Special episodes of  “Lokajalakam 2009”, “India 2009”, “Kerala 2009” and other live entertaining programmes.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Dance India Dance: The Hunt for India’s Biggest Dancing Star IS BACK!

Tune-in to Zee TV every Fri & Sat at 20.00 to catch the best dancing talent on Dance India Dance.

Zee TV is back with a brand new season of Dance India Dance. The passion, the frenzy, the camaraderie, the rehearsals, the victories, the disappointments, the hosts, the judges and above all, the spectacular talent – it’s all back – with a BANG!

Grand Master Mithun Chakraborty 

While Zee TV has unearthed some phenomenal dancers who will bring the house down with their performances this season, there were some heart-wrenching moments along the way when a deaf-mute girl presented herself for the auditions, having prepared the whole year to be a part of the show. Equally touching was the instance where a mentally challenged child from Delhi who had appeared for last year’s auditions, on being inspired by mentor Geeta Kapoor’s words, returned to the auditions this year with rigorous preparation and dazzled the judges enough to make it to the top 100. Very evidently, Dance India Dance, as a platform, has emerged to be a beacon of hope and recognition for legions of dance enthusiasts across the country. Grand Master Mithun Da said, “I’m extremely happy to be back again with this wonderful family called Dance India Dance. There’s great satisfaction when one is surrounded by so much energy and talent. There is no doubt that the show will be a rocking success this year too!”

Master Geeta Kapoor

Started Airing from Friday, Dec. 18 at 20.00 on Zee TV, the show will follow a format similar to the original season where the 18 contestants are divided into three teams led by the choreographers - Geeta ki Gang, Terence ki Toli and Remo ke Rangeele! Episode after episode, the masters will groom their respective teams to face the trials of dance ahead of them. The contestants will be judged on their grasp in learning new dance forms, their versatility in lending themselves to diverse styles and the grace and charisma that sets a “dancing star” apart from the dancers. It is a matter of immense pride for the master whose protégé walks away with the coveted ‘Sunehri Taqdeer Ki Topi’. Needless to say, there’s a healthy rivalry already brewing between the masters. Last year, with Bangalore boy Salman having clinched the trophy, master Remo D’souza had plenty to smile about. The grapevine has it that masters Terrence Lewis and Geeta Kapoor have gone the extra mile and are burning the midnight oil to ensure that the winner of this season emerges from their teams.

Master Terence Lewis 

When asked how they felt at the beginning of the all-new season of Dance India Dance, the mentors sounded extremely upbeat and raring to go. Terrence Lewis said, “I’ve traveled the world over in search of the most exotic dance forms and drawn great inspiration from beautiful traditional Indian styles too. I look forward to introducing dance forms that India has not yet witnessed in the latest season.” Remo D’souza added, “If Dance India Dance was a revolution in dance last year, the show will set even higher benchmarks this year. We have some fantastic dancers coming up and I cannot wait to begin training them.” Geeta Kapoor echoed their sentiment saying, “With the kind of talent Dance India Dance throws up, every single day of shoot and rehearsals is a revelation in itself. I cannot wait for the fever to begin!”

Master Remo Dsouza

Having made chocolate boy Jay Bhanushali and the gorgeous Saumya Tandon household names, Dance India Dance brings this charming jodi together again to host its latest season. And to bring out the best in every contestant, the show has tied up with internationally acclaimed dance gurus ‘Storm’ from Germany who specializes in Hip Hop, an agility and stunts expert “Hari Das” from Africa and our very own Sandip Soparrkar to conduct intensive workshops with them. With spectacular talent waiting to explode on your television screen and the Grand Master all set to delight you with his charismatic persona, here’s a show you cannot afford to miss!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Vodafone Comedy Stars on Aisanet

A Reality Show with mimicry artistes "Vodafone Comedy Stars" airing at 19.30 on every Saturday and Sunday on Asianet Television.

Asianet Introduces "Vodafone Comedy Stars", to find the most talented comedy actor in Kerala.
The contestants were  shortlisted  from thousand’s of applications received. The final 24 teams, each teams contains three members,  were selected by a panel of eminent jury comprising film directors and actors, on the basis of  audition held in major cities in kerala.
Reality show “ Vodafone Comedy Stars” kicked off in the presence of leading comedy artistes Suraj Venjaramoodu, Gunnies Pakru, actress Lakshmi Gopalaswami, Asianet MD KMadhavan,  permanent jury members Jagadeesh and Tini Tom, Asianet Senior Vice president R Sreekandan Niar were some of the special dignitaries, who attended the ceremony.
In the show, teams will be tested on their skills in rapid, spontaneous and natural presentation of comic roles and foot-tapping numbers to advance to the next rounds.
Other leading comedy actors from Malayalam film industry such as Jayasurya, Jayaram, Salim Kumar, etc. will appear as celebrity judges.
The programmes is anchored by Jagadeesh.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Orikkal Oru Chritmas Raavil... A World Classic in Kairali TV on Christmas Eve

Director: Rafeek Ravuther
Script: Kaliph Anaz
Airing Date: Dec. 24, 2009
Airing Time: 16.00 (UAE)

Septuagenarian actor Thilakan portrays the lead role  of Charles Dickens’ well-known character Ebenezer Scrooge in a New Malayalam version of ‘A Christmas Carol.’ The tele-film titled as Orikkal Oru Christmas Raavil… is directed by Pravasalokam fame Rafeek Ravuther.

“Even after a one-and-a-half century, the message of A Christmas Carol is still relevant to the materialistic society,” says Rafeek. He added “We are grateful to veteran actor Thilakan for donning the tough role despite ailments. His performance will raise the bar of handling Dickensian character’s in the future.”

The film is produced by Nayanthara Communications and was picturised in Kochi and nearby areas. Other important roles are played by Tony, Shafeeq, Murali, Rajesh, Majeed, Mehboob, Shameem Poovath, Pollachan, Roji Varghese, Paulose, Geethu, Master Roshan and Baby Abhishna.

A Christmas Carol tells the experiences of Ebenezer Scrooge on a Christmas evening during the Victorian era. The script-writer Kaliph Anaz, Editor, Asian Lite Magazine published from London, is recreating the sequences in Fort Kochi.

Jacob Mathews aka Mathai (Thilakan) is a self-made businessman like Scrooge. He is minting millions with his flourishing spice export business but ignoring the welfare of staffs and the society. The greedy and selfish Mathai is totally unaware about the plight of  the under privileged during the festival season. His Office Assistant represents the working class in Kerala society. Even though Tony is working for a millionaire businessman, he is struggling to meet the basic needs of his children on a Christmas Day.

Three Ghosts visit Mathai on a Christmas evening and trying to convince him about the importance of compassion especially during Christmas.

Desperate Housewives (Season 4) Premieres Thu, 17 Dec at 21.00 on Star World

Back for a scandalous fourth season, the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning Desperate Housewives returns to STAR WORLD. In this year’s premiere episode, former Wisteria Lane resident Katherine Mayfair (Dana Delany, China Beach) returns to the neighbourhood after a 12-year absence. But while the other housewives celebrate Katherine’s return, Bree suspects she is hiding a dark secret. Along with the regular cast, fans can expect guest turns from Nathan Fillion (Firefly), Shirley Knight (Law & Order), and John Slattery (Mad Men).

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Yahaaan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli on ZEE TV

Rajshri Productions marks its grand debut on Zee TV with Yahaaan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli. Which tells the story of the Thakur family, who owns a palatial house in Ujjain called Swarn Bhavan. The head of the family Thakur Uday Pratap Singh (played by veteran actor Alok Nath) believes in living a lavish lifestyle and is proud of his rich heritage. He would under no circumstances compromise on his pride and principles.

His daughter Swarn Abha (played by Suhasi Dhami) has been brought up in a very comfortable environment and is attached to her family, especially her father. She nurtures her father's pride.

Unfortunately, the family faces the unforeseen and is compelled to lead a life of adjustments and struggle. Will Swarn Abha be able to cope up with the changed circumstances keeping her father's pride intact?