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Vijay TV lines up New Year specials

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MUMBAI: Vijay TV is presenting an interesting line-up of shows for the Tamil New Year's day, 14 April. The channel has a mix of film-based shows and cultural programmes.

The film-based shows feature top Kollywood stars including Vikram, Surya, Silambarasan, SJ Surya and Simran while the cultural shows bring great achievers of the Tamil Nadu including Karunanidhi, P Chidambaram, Kalanithi Maran, Vairamuthu and Narain Karthikeyan.

Vijay kicks off the campaign at 7:30 am with Mettukkal Puthusu, a programme showcasing the chartbusters of the newly released and yet to release movies in Kollywood on Tamil New Year's Day. It will be followed by the debate show Dindigul Leoniyin Pattimandram.

At 9 am, the channel brings Take off with Chiyan, which showcases the the grand finale to the SMS contest of the same name. The show features special moments shared by the four winners on their dream vacation at Mauritius with their hero Vikram. Hello Friend, a mobile game show in which actor Silambarasan participates, is slotted for 10 am. Then we have popular actor Surya coming up with a special show Nerukku Naer at 11 am. Acclaimed film critic Madan joins Surya in the show for a one-on-one.

At 12 PM, the channel brings Sigaram Thotta Thamishargal, a show on Tamilians. The programme throws light on Tamilians who have created history: Kalaignar Dr M Karunanidhi, union finance minister P Chidambaram, Cognizant Technologies CEO Lakshminarayana, lyricist Vairamuthu, writer Jayakanthan, Sun Network CMD Kalanithi Maran and eminent social worker Chinna Pulla amongst others.

At 1 PM, the show Simran Endrendrum has Simran giving a special interview. At 1:30 PM, the channel telecasts the Tamil version of the Hollywood flick Total Recall starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. At 4:30 PM, curtain raiser for Tamizhil Best Friend takes a close look at director/actor SJ Surya's upcoming movie. At 5 PM, the channel brings a sneak peek into the big budget movie Sachin, starring Vijay.

At 6 PM, the channel brings Vijay Talkies, a show packed with non-stop trailers of movies. At 6:30 PM, another film-based show Mettukal Pudhusu showcases the chartbusters of the newly released movies in Kollywood, on Tamil New Year's Day. At 7 PM, the channel offers December Pookal, musical night featuring some of the top singers of the industry like Anuradha Sriram, Mano, Mahathi, Unni Menon, performing some of their greatest hits. In addition scintillating dances by Chaaya Singh and Tejashree will be telecast.

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