One more year goes by, and another New Year dawns. To celebrate Tamil New Year, TV channels, as always, come up with fresh ideas and the latest films to entertain viewers and be part of the festivities. A look at the highlights…


There’s something special for those who follow the quiz show ‘Neengalum Vellalam Oru Kodi. ’ Actor Kamal Haasan, along with Gauthami, will sit on the hot seat and take questions from anchor Prakash Raj.

The duo will donate the prize money they win to Petralthaan Pillaya, a charity home to support HIV-infected children, and CanCare Cancer Support Network. (April 15, 8 p.m.)

Vijay’s blockbuster ‘Thuppaki’ will be telecast on April 14.

The actioner, directed by Murugadoss with cinematography by Santosh Sivan, has Kajal Aggarwal as the heroine.


On April 14, 2:30 p.m., the audio launch of ‘Nagaraja Cholan Ma MLA’ will be telecast. The film stars Sathyaraj, Manivannan and Seeman. At 4 p.m., the Srikanth-Janani Iyer feature film ‘Paagan’ will premiere on television. At 9 p.m., ‘Aaryavin Settaigal’ will have an interview with actor Aarya.


The chat show ‘Album’ (Sunday, 6.30 p.m.) will have actor Prabhu as the guest. He talks about life with his legendary father Sivaji Ganesan, and shares rare photographs taken with him and family. Pepsi Uma is the anchor.

Jackpot (Sunday, 8 p.m.) will see Team ‘Kumki’ (actors Vikram Prabhu, Lakshmi Menon, Aswin and producer Lingusamy) fight it out with Team ‘Vazhakku En 18/9’ (actors Sree, Manisha Yadhav, make-up artist Raja and director Balaji Sakthivel). Simran hosts the show.