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Tamil GECs ring in the New Year

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MUMBAI: As the state of Tamil Nadu and Tamilians across the country gear up to celebrate the New Year or the ‘Varsha Pirappu’, channels have lined up a slew of entertainment shows bypassing the usual shows. The New Year falling on a Monday has given some of them the chance to also start the special programming from Sunday itself. Here is what three leading GECs plan to showcase on 14 April 2014.

Raj TV

The morning will be freshened up with a chat show with Vishal and Lakshmi, from Naan Sigappu Manithan at 8:30 am followed by a ‘Patti Mandram’ with Piraosoodan, famous lyricist. This will be followed by a Kamal Haasan and Rajnikanth movie Ninaithale Inikkum. An interview with actress Ramya, of Damaal Dumeel fame is also scheduled at 2:30 pm. Then is the mega show ‘Rajavin Sangeetha Thirunal’, which is a concert conducted by Ilayaraja that was shot on 5 April in Madurai and Raj TV has the exclusive telecast rights.

Star Vijay

The day kicks off with a ‘Patti Mandram’ on the topic ‘who sacrifices most for the family’s welfare-men or women’. The speakers include Sivakasi Ramachandran, Mohana Sundaram, Sumathi, Manikandan, Uma Maheswari, TS Prema and the moderator is Arivoli. This is followed by a chat show with Vishal and Lakshmi. The afternoon time will see ‘Maan Karate – Making’ that will feature some promising actors. The movies that will be telecast include Kalyana Samayal Saadham on 13 April, Irandaam Ulagam, Ivan Vera Maadri and Kamal Haasan starrer Viswaroopam on 14 April.

Zee Tamizh

The celebrations will begin on 13 April with ‘Superstar Challenge’ at 3:00 pm which is an international Tamil singing competition held at Singapore. This will be followed by the movie Endrendrum Punnagai at 5:00 pm. The New Year shows will begin on Monday morning with ‘Balu Mahendravin Kanavu Pattarai’ which is a tribute to filmmaker Balu Mahendra. Up next will be a chat show with upcoming star Sivakarthikeyan. The afternoon will see the premiere of Jaggubhai starring Sarath Kumar and Shreya Saran. The evening will have a chat show with cast and crew of Vaaya Moodi Pesalam. A comedy show Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga will be on at 5:00 pm and the end event will be a special musical event Innisai Thamizh featuring prominent singers from Tamil industry.

Jaya TV

The channel has done an exclusive interview with Tamil superstar Rajnikanth on his movie Kochadaiiyaan at 10:00 am. The movie Vallinum is to premiere on the channel at 2:00 pm.

Looks like the broadcasters down South are ready to serve the best in entertainment to the viewers on the occasion of the Tamil New Year.    

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