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Bakrid specials

(Asianet, Wednesday, 5.45 a.m. onwards)

The channel celebrates the fete with a few special shows beginning with episodes of ‘Satyam Param Dhimati' at 5.45 a.m., ‘Mukthisudhakaram' at 6.15 a.m., ‘Nakshatravismayam' at 6.45 a.m. and a special episode of ‘Suprabhatam' at 7 a.m. ‘Karyasthan' is actor Dileep's 100th movie. In ‘Karyasthan 100/100' at 12 noon, the star opens up about his career in Mollywood in an informal chat with Mammootty and other friends in the film field. ‘Udayananu Thaaram' starring Mohanlal, Sreenivasan and Meena is at 9 a.m. At 1 p.m. catch Mammootty and Vimala Raman in the action flick ‘Nasrani.'

Full Ticket

(Asianet Plus, Saturdays, 6 p.m.)

It's a one-stop show for the news about the latest Mollywood hits. Included in the show are interviews of cast and crew who recall the making of the movies, on- location visuals, trailers of the films and so on.


(Asianet, weekdays, 6.30 p.m.)

Now that the ‘Five Fingers' group of friends have proved their innocence after being branded as murderers, they are the heroes of their school. But they still have to tackle the devious schemes of C.K. and Deepa Rani, which often lead them into peril. In between, both Rahul and Ram fall in love with fellow group member Mridula, and Deepa Rani's unrequited love for James continues to make her bitter. Will the friends overcome these latest hurdles?

Poothiruvathira Ravil

(Victers channel, Saturday, 8.30 p.m.)

Directed by V. R. Gopinath, this classic Malayalam film narrates the tale of Raghu, the only surviving male in an old and rich traditional household in Kerala. He is a staunch devotee of the family goddess. The atmosphere is both fascinating and oppressing for Raghu's wife, Radha, who lives as a prisoner in the house. Meanwhile, Raghu fears that the Goddess will get angry if he consummates the marriage. One day, when Raghu goes to pray to the Goddess as usual, he hears the sound of anklets. He believes that the goddess has come to life and falls at her feet to forgive him for any sins he has committed. It is the image of Radha that appears before him. Vijayaraghavan and Chippy star in the lead roles.


(Victers channel, Sunday, 9.30 a.m.)

This classic Marathi film, directed by Sumitra Bhave and Sunil Sukthankar, tries to reinterpret ‘Vastupurush' (the guardian spirit of the house) myth, which says that the guardian spirit is the eternal witness to the deeds of a family. The film tells the story of a Magsaysay award-winning doctor named Bhaskar Narayan Deshpande who decides to return to his village after 40 years of living in Mumbai, and builds a hospital on the ruins of his ancestral house. The film stars Siddharth Daftardar and Uttara Baokar.


(ACV, Wednesdays, 7.30 p.m.)

The music-based programme on ACV completes its 100th episode this week with lyricist Chunnakara Ramankutty talking about some of the most memorable Malayalam film songs.

Talking point

(Rosebowl, Saturday, 10 p.m.)

On this week's episode of the talk show, the topic under discussion is ‘Are we too religious for our own good?'

Movie time

(Rosebowl, Sunday)

This week's Sunday movie at 3 p.m. is ‘The Sound of Music.' One of the most popular musicals of all-time, the film stars Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. It narrates the real story of how a novice named Maria changes the life of Captain von Trapp and his seven children.

The movie at 7 p.m. is the Bollywood comedy blockbuster ‘De Dana Dan' starring Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty, Paresh Rawal, Katrina Kaif and so on.

Sabarimala special news

(Amrita TV, daily)

As the Sabarimala pilgrimage season draws near, the channel introduces special segments in its news bulletins to cover significant events of the two-month-long event. Beginning on November 15, each Sabarimala special will be an information-packed capsule telecast during news time at 8 a.m., 11a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. and will include daily events and special rituals at the temple, Devaswom Board announcements, reports on VIP visits, their press conferences and so on.

There will be special telecasts of the Mandalapooja on November 16 and Makaravilakku on January 14.



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