(Amrita TV, Sunday, 2.30 p.m.)
Teams of comedians had the audience laughing out loud with their uninhibited, funny spoofs and skits in this show. Now only five teams remain in the competition for top spot. They are the Pandavas, Five Fingers, Silsilsa, Star Rocks and Tom and Jerry. In the grand finale, the five teams have one last opportunity to show that they are the best by presenting a skit and a mimicry act each. The presentation can last only eight minutes, of which only one can have pre-recorded sound. The other has to be performed live on stage. The teams will be judged by permanent jury members Abbi and Manju Pillai, and celebrity judges Harisreee Asokan, Saji Surendran, Prem Kumar and Indrans.
(Victers channel, Saturday, 8.30 p.m.)
Sushmita becomes paralysed from neck down after she escapes a rape attempt. She is admitted to a private nursing home for neurologically handicapped patients run by Dr. Mitra, himself a paraplegic. Here she meets a wide variety of patients. Her case is handled by a young physiotherapist named Santu. Under his care Sushmita regains the ability of her fingers. Meanwhile, Santu and Sushmita fall in love but she won't hear of marriage till Santu can convince her that they can live a normal married life and have children. Arjun Chakraborty and Soumitra Chatterjee star in the lead in this Hindi film directed by Tapan Sinha.
(Victers Channel, Sunday, 9.30 a.m.)
In this 1984 Hindi film directed by Govind Nihalani, the entire action is confined to an evening party hosted by Damyanti Rane (Vijaya Mehta), a rich middle-aged widow and well-known patron of the arts. The party is in honour of Diwakar Barve (Manohar Singh), a celebrated playwright who has just been awarded a prestigious national literary award. During the party, it gradually comes out that he got the award because of his friendship with Damyanthi and his political connections. All conversation soon gears toward the real winner, the hero-in-absentia – Amrit, an immensely talented and promising writer-poet who left the politics of high society to live and work with the tribal community.
(Asianet, weekdays, 10.30 p.m.)
Go beyond the headlines in this investigative show. It's an in-depth look into stories and incidents that have rocked the State. Find out the real story behind scandals, crimes, domestic crimes, political manoeuvrings and so on. The gripping 30-minute show completes 300 episodes.
(Asianet, weekdays, 6.30 p.m.)
Is it the end of the road for the Five Fingers group of friends? Can these best friends and mischief makers-in-chief at their school survive the attempts to break up their friendship? Get set for more twists and turns as the five continue with their teenage rebellion. The serial completes 350 episodes.
( Makkal TV, Fridays, 1.30 p.m.)
Presented under the categories of ‘Pudhuchaaru,' ‘Pasumaikalavai' and ‘Suvaisirpam,' this is a show that teaches you to prepare a variety of food items with fruits, vegetables and greens, without cooking over heat. The medicinal value of the items used is also provided.
(Jaya TV, Wednesdays, 9 p.m.)
In the coming week, the issue of suicides among school children will be discussed. Every other day, there are reports about schoolchildren resorting to suicide because they are unable to cope with pressure. Tough syllabus and work load, unsympathetic teachers, ambitious parents and unbearable peer pressure – these are but some problems that will be addressed. In two candid episodes, children, parents and teachers battle it out with Anu Hassan as moderator.