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Enjoy the festival of colors with English entertainment channels

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MUMBAI: When they say life is colourful, it can also mean that life is full of different shades of emotions. In a country like India, Holi is celebrated not just as a festival of colours, but it also symbolises unity and friendship.

With such a lively festival round the corner, can the English entertainment channels stop from immersing themselves into the vibrant colours of this gala event? To add to the dash of happiness and to brighten the day, English entertainment channels have lined up power packed shows for their viewers.

After perusing the available options on channels like FX India, Star World Premiere HD, Sony Pix, Romedy Now and Comedy Central, we recommend a few under-the-radar titles for your Holi viewing pleasure.

Read on:

Romedy Now

Romedy Now has planned a special property called Colors of Romedy starting from 0955 am. The channel will air the animated film Happy Feet Two. An Australian-American 3D computer animated family musical film that has been directed, produced and co-written by George Miller. The channel will also air the Alex D Linz and Olek Krupa starrer Home Alone 3, written and produced by John Hughes at 1155 am. Adding more fun to the line-up, Romedy Now will telecast Monster-in-Law starring Jane Fonda and Jennifer Lopez at 145pm

Also, witness the inspiring journey of Chef, a 2014 American comedy-drama film written, produced, directed by and starring Jon Favreau will air at 345 pm.

Comedy Central

The channel will play Outsourced and Citizen Khan all day long starting from 10 am. Outsourced depicts the story of an American novelty products salesman Todd Anderson after his entire department is outsourced. He heads to India to train his replacement. Todd is not happy but when his boss Dave informs him that quitting would mean losing his stock options, he goes to train his Indian replacement Puro.

Citizen Khan is a family based British sitcom created by Adil Ray. It is set in Sparkhill, East Birmingham, described by its lead character, a Pakistani Muslim Mr Khan, as the capital of British Pakistan. Citizen Khan follows the trials and tribulations of Mr Khan, a loud-mouthed, patriarchal, self-appointed, cricket-loving community leader, and his long suffering wife and daughters Shazia and Alia.

Sony Pix

Sony Pix is all geared up to celebrate the festival with a special programming line-up of entertaining and engaging movies starting from 9 am. The channel will air animated movies like Stuart Little, Wreck It Ralph, The Adventures of Tintin, Ratatouille and Brave.

The viewers can watch how the family Little adopts a charming young mouse named Stuart in Stuart Little, followed by the trail Wreck-It Ralph, a story of a video game villain trying to become a hero at 1047 am. This will be followed at 1249 pm by the Oscar nominated movie Steven Spielberg directed The Adventures of Tintin. The tale of Remy the rat will be presented in Ratatouille at 259 pm, followed by Brave, a multiple award winning entertainer at 507 pm. The adventure will conclude with the academy award nominated story of a super-dog, Bolt at 710 pm.

Star World Premiere HD

Star World Premiere HD is all set to run an all-day marathon of season 1 of the craziest, musical show, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend that has all the ingredients that Holi is known to possess - love, friendship, music, dance and most of all colours. The show will air starting 12 pm to 5 pm and then between 10 and 11 pm.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend revolves around Rebecca Bunch, a single woman who still longs for her long-time soul mate Josh, who dumped her after their summer fling during summer camp in 2005. In 2015, after being inspired by a TV commercial for a butter spread, she restarts her pursuit of Josh after she spots him in New York City.

FX and FX HD

Laugh out loud this Holi as popular comedian Louis C.K. makes his way to FX in a special marathon of season 5 of his show Louie between 12 and 330 pm. The series is loosely based on Louis C.K.'s life, showing him as a comic onstage and depicting his life offstage as a newly divorced father of two girls.

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