Thursday, December 25, 2008

DHARMAYUDHAM CROSSES 150TH EPISODE


BY, KARPAGAM THYAGARAJAN

Mega TV’s Dharmayuddham has crossed its 150 the episode recently and the story has a royal welcome from all its viewers, because of its storyline. The story is about a Cine Musician, who faces all problems in his daily life. The serial is telecast on all Mondays to Fridays between 8 PM and 8.30 PM.

Story, Screenplay and Direction are all done by M.Viswanath and Produced by T.Sapabathy and S.Hemanthkumar on behalf of V.H.S. Skeens.

Nizhalgal Ravi, Ajay,Gayathripriya, Deepavenkat, Kausalya and O.A.K. Sundar are the stars

NAGAVALLI IN SUN TV CHANNEL


BY, KARPAGAM THYAGARAJAN

The weekly serial being telecast on all Sunday nights Nagavalli is a devotional as well a crime story. The story and dialogues are handled by “Vidathu Karrupu” fame Sethuraman and is directed by Cine cameraman P.S.Dharan.

In a pond where a few people absconding when taking bath. No one knows where they went. A house, in a flat consisting of twelve houses finds no one living. Is the people who absconded very recently in the pond belonged to the house where no one is living? The suspense of the story that is properly woven to attract the weavers without skipping their weekly serial on all Sundays at 9.30 PM at Sun TV Channel.

Vinodhini, Nandhitha, Lakshmipriya, Bayilvan Renganathan, Nesan and others are acting

KARTHIK WANTS TO BECOME CHIEF OF THE STATE


BY, N.THYAGARAJAN

In a serious note, actor-politician Karthik has said he was ready to become the Chief Minister of Tamilnadu.

Addressing party workers at Nanguneri near Tirunelveli, the leader of Akila India Naadalum Makkal Katchi said, ‘People should decide their rulers. Before that, no one should claim themselves as Chief Ministers.’

Adding more, he said, ‘I am ready to become the Chief Minister of this State, if the public want me to occupy the top post. But I believe it will take some time for that.’

JEEVA IN KUDUMI


Jeeva, who is eagerly expecting the release of Siva Manasula Sakthi and Thenavattu, will act in a film titled Kudumi.

An out and out action entertainer, the movie will be directed by debutant Rajkumar. Super Good Films, owned by Jeeva’s father R B Chowdry will produce the movie.

It has to be noted that Jeeva, who was introduced to filmdom by his father, has not acted in Super Good banner in the recent years.

MUMAIKHAN IN MARMAYOGI


BY N.THYAGARAJAN

Sexual buxom Mumaikhan will be acting with Kamal Hassan in Marmayogi being produced by Kamal himself. In this film she will be appearing in a character role, though there are item songs for her to feed the eyes of many voyeurs who throng theaters. Trisha, Hema Malini, Sreya and Shobana have been given weighty roles to act with Kamal Hassan. Sreya as the first wife and Trisha as the second wife of Kamal Hassan do their role in the film. Telugu actor Venkatesh also acts in the film, according to reliable information.

KUSHBOO IN ZEE TAMIL CHANNEL FOR RUDRA


MRS. KARPAGAM THYAGARAJAN

Kushboo will be seen as a lawyer in Rudra, which will be aired from October 13 on Zee Tamil that will be launched on October 12.
The serial will keep viewers glued to their television sets, promises Kushboo. Produced by Kushboo's Avni Telemedia, the cast includes leading artists like Sree, Seenu, A R S, Sree Lakshmi, Mano, Sairam, C R Saraswathi among others.
Rudra firmly believes that everybody has the right to live their own lives. She is extremely proficient and her straight forwardness often puts her in-laws into trouble. Rudra is forced to move out of her in-laws' home.
The serial goes on to show how Rudra tries to solve the many problems that have beset her. In the process, she even solves the problems of her family members.
The title song is the serial's highlight. The music has been composed by Iman and Shankar Mahadevan has rendered it. You can also catch Kushboo dancing to the moves of Brinda.
“The serial will look rich and I will not compromise on quality,” says Kushboo, who has penned the serial's story.
She will also be producing two more serials for Vijay TV and Kalaignar TV. Directed by Senthilnathan, Rudra will be aired from Monday to Friday.

TAMIL PODHIGAI TV CHANNEL TRP RATE SECOND

Tamil Nadu state owned Podhigai channel continues to be the second most watched channel across the state next only to Sun TV, according to Television Rating (DART) survey. According to TAM survey, Podhigai, which used to have 0.9 to 1 TRP for its news bulletin in Tamil two years ago enjoys 3.46 TRP in small cities with a population up to 10 lakh. The popularity of the news bulletin maybe due to its 'no strings attached' tag when all other Tamil channels sport a 'political' colour.

While commercials go to Sun TV, which has the maximum reach in the urban sector (82.1 per cent TV homes), advertisers don't prefer Podhigai. Dr Vethamany Senapathi, Doordarshan Kendra, Chennai, says, "Our revenue target for the fiscal year 2008-09 is Rs.10 crore'.

Podhigai became the first Tamil channel to telecast the Tamil version of Richard Attenborough's Gandhi on August 15 this year. The regional channel of DD also telecasts live temple festivals including Karthigai Deepam of Tiruvannamali, Brammohtsavam in Tirupati and Magarajyoti festival in Sabarimala Ayyappan temple.

Another interesting finding of DART survey is that Kalaignar TV has become the third most watched channel in the state within a year of its launch (it was launched in September 2007). While Jaya TV is the sixth most popular channel, Vijay TV ranks fifth, Sun News twelfth and Makkal TV thirteenth.

KALAIGNAR TV TO LAUNCH NEW CHANNELS


KARPAGAMTHYAGARAJAN

Kalaignar TV, the No. 2 Channel in Chennai with a market share of 14 percent is planning to launch two more fresh channels in the coming days.

Very recently it had rolled out a 24 hours news channel, Kalaignar Seithigal.

Kalaignar TV made its debut in Tamil Nadu in 2007 with a general channel Kalaignar Tholaikatchi. Six months later, it rolled out Isai Aruvi, a music channel.

It plans to add two more channels to its bouquet
in the coming months, a comedy channel called Sirippoli and a children's channel called Chitram.

SONIA AGARWAL SMALL SCREEN ENTRY



As we reported, Sonia Agarwal has made her television debut. While all the popular Tamil TV channels battled to rope in this beautiful actress, Kalaignar TV emerged the winner. Popular actress Khushbu will produce the serial Naanal for Kalaignar TV, in which Sonia will make her small screen debut.

Naanal is Khushbu’s brainchild; like most popular TV soaps, it reveals a woman’s ordeals. It is about a lady trying to come to terms with her life after losing her husband.

Rober-Rajasekaran, the "twin directors" of Kollywood – who directed the famous films Palaivanasolai, Manasukkul Matthappu and Chinnapoovae Mella Pesu – are directing this serial. So there is no doubt that it will give you entertainment equal to a movie!

KARTHIGAI DEEPAM TO BE TELECAST ON RAJ TV


BY, KARPAGAM THYAGARAJAN

The Karthigai deepam is being celeberated throughout Tamil Nadu.The festivals live show from Thiruvannamalai will be telecaste in Raj Tv Channel and Podithigai Tv Channel on 11th December 2008 from 4pm onwards.

CHANDAMAMA MULTIMEDIA

Chandamama, the comic that has enthralled three generations of Indians, is now trying to keep up with the times. But, supply side is a problem that they are having to deal with. The lack of new titles may be slowing down their expansion

On the cards of the firm is a 95 minute movie which is a result of a tie-up between Chandamama and Toonz Animation. The firm is also looking to make TV serials, studios, make films and develop TV programmes too.

Chandamama is trying to be more contemporary with the newer titles. Chandamama is now looking beyond the traditional stories we must have been used to. The firm is now looking to have science fiction as a genre that it will enthrall its readers with.

“But, there is headroom for everyone. It is a nascent sector,” said L Subramanyan, CEO, Chandamama India Ltd. The firm, which over the last year has been making efforts to revive Chandamama and restore it to its former glory. Chandamama has now launched illustrated Ramayana the work on which began 15-18 months ago. According to Subramanyan, repeat sales is the key to this business. We must see a change of product as per demand, he added.

Chandamama was acquired by the Mumbai-based Geodesic Information Systems during mid-2007. Today, Chandama boasts of a circulation of around 400,000. The firm is now looking to multi-media approach to the comic industry.

The online edition, Chandamama.com version 2 was launched in November 2008 with features that enable children to post stories, increased interactivity, shopping cart, SMS contests and archived issues in English, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.

RAJINI'S FANS TO FLOAT A NEW WEB TV


BY, N.THYAGARAJAN

Rajinikanth's fans have come together to float a web TV called www.rajnitv.in, at a function held in Chennai on Friday as part of the actor's 59th birthday celebrations.
It is being started with the blessings of Rajnikanth and would go a long way in spreading his message to all his fans across the world, said Arcel Murugan, founder of the Rajini web TV channel.
'The channel will air the voice of Rajni fans, popular scenes and dialogues from Rajinikanth films. Also we would be taking sincere efforts to promote the long lost folk arts of Tamilnadu. Short films and documentaries on various themes will also be aired', said Murugan.
Launching the web TV, actress Meena said, "I have acted in six movies with Rajinikanth. He is an epitome of simplicity. I learnt a lot while working with him."
Noted director RC Sakthi, who directed 'Dharma Yuddham' starring Rajinikanth and Bairavi's director Kalaignanam also spoke on the occasion.
A large number of Rajinikanth fans took part during the launch of this web TV.

RADHIKA'S TWO-IN-ONE HIDDEN TALENTS


(By N.Thyagarajan)
Now there is a good turn taking place in Arasi megaserial, being telecast on Sun TV channel on all working days in the prime hours.The serial which has recently completed its 500th episode, with the tremendous acting of R.Radhika Sarathkumar is heading for its supenseful turning point in its story.
As per the story line the DGP Radhika (Arasi) is kidnapped and in order to pacify the press over the absence of the DGP, Arasi’s daughter, Selvi (Who is also Radhika) is being introduced by the police officials, to act like her mother. On Monday, the police officials show her some of the clippings of the DGP and wanted her to walk like her mother. On Tuesday, she has been asked to talk in a press-meet and she fools all those who attended it. Not only that, that the industrialist Viswanath and Selvi's own husband GJ (Arvind) are also fooled. More than that an ex-MP who meets the DGP also surprised to see that there was a change in the DGP’s behaviour. When Selvi talks with her own husband he himself taken aback that it was the DGP who is also his mother-in-law (Arasi) who talks with him.
Now, the suspense of the story is who kidnapped the DGP Arasi? The story takes different shapes, but yet interesting to watch everyday the mega-serial on the Sun TV Channel. The audiences expect that there must be soon an end to the suspense of the DGP kidnapping.What Radhika as the DGP Arasi and Selvi has not done so far she does it now.
Earlier, Radhika was playing the two different roles in two different get up and now the actress has to play both the roles with one appearance, enriching the value of the small-screen soaps. For example, if she meets the public, then she should act as the DIG Arasi and if she meets the police officials, she has to move with them as normal Radhika, i.e as Selvi. A role and situation like this could be performed only a person like Radhika alone and not by anyone.