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Sangeetha Mahayudham: Sun TV, Weekends, 9.30 p.m.

Sangeetha Mahayudham: Sun TV, Weekends, 9.30 p.m.  

(Jaya TV, Tuesday, 9 p.m.)

This show has reached the semi-final stage. Contestants will have to sing the songs of TMS, P. Suseela, Vani Jayaram and others. The voices that are nearest to the original get selected for the final. A.L. Raghavan, Deepan Chakravarthi and Madhumita are the special guests. The show is anchored by Yugendran. Gangai Amaran will judge the contestants. Watch aspirants, 23 in number, vie for a slot in the semi-final.



Bala Nadham



(Sankara TV, Fridays, 10.30 a.m.)

A music treat by young talents, each week's programme features kids who showcase their skills in playing instruments such as mandolin, keyboard, veena and violin.

Watch out for this week's show where children render Carnatic kritis and devotional songs from films.

Devatha Darshan

(Sankara TV, Mon-Sun, 8 a.m. and 9.30 p.m.)

Go on a spiritual journey and visit shrines situated in various States including Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Visit two temples each day and get to know their history, the festivals and the special aspects of the shrines.

Unmai

(Makkal TV, Sunday, 8.30 p.m.)

This programme goes to prove that superstition still plays a main role in many villages in Tamil Nadu. Here is a village, where women abhor wearing blouses for fear of losing their lives. Stay tuned to watch the story behind this belief.

Vedikkai Vilaiyattu

(Makkal TV, Sundays, 5.30 p.m.)

This programme is for those who wish to prove how intelligent and alert they are by providing ready answers for any kind of question asked. Each week the team visits various locales. This week, travel to Rajapalayam as the show profiles the employees at a textile unit.

Ariviyal Elidhu

(Makkal TV, Saturdays, 6.30 p.m.)

Through simple equations and tests, the programme attempts to make science easy for the students.

This week, watch the students at St. Ebba's School, Mylapore, Chennai, learn more about the technology used in aeroplanes and the way it works.

Karuppu Vettai

(Polimer TV, Monday to Thursday, 10 p.m.)

This programme will throw light on many unsolved mysteries. Based on real life events, actors will re-enact ghost and related stories.

Thirai Vizha

(Polimer TV, Sunday, 7 p.m.)

Film and audio launches, celebrity press meets and film reviews… the latest and hottest happenings in tinsel world will be covered in this programme.

Anjaraipetti

(Zee Tamil, daily, 1.30 p.m.)

This week's show takes viewers on a trip to Ariyalur, Thuraiyur and Manachanallur.

The recipes include thayir kuzhambu, pudhina pulao, Mysore rasam and cauliflower masala dosai.

Hollywood Thiruvizha

(Zee Tamil, Weekends)

Three hits will be featured. The psychological thriller ‘Ring 2', directed by Hideo Nakata and starring Naomi Watts, will be telecast on Saturday 6 p.m. and Sunday 3 p.m.

On Sunday, 6 p.m., watch ‘Weather Man', directed by Gore Velainski, with Nicolas Cage, Michael Caine and Hope Davis as the cast.

The Tom Cruise-starrer ‘Minority Report' directed by Steven Spielberg, will be shown on Saturday 2.30 p.m. and Sunday 10.30 a.m.

Sangeeta Mahayudham

(Sun TV, Saturday and Sunday, 9.30 p.m.)

Here's a chance for viewers to win and have any one of the celebrity captains – Vijay Yesudas, Mathangi, Srilekha, Anupamaa, Devan or Madhu Balakrishnan - visit their home.

The campaign, ‘Bring Home the Captain' begins today (August 6) with the show's caravans travelling to prominent malls, colleges, schools and residential areas in Chennai, Madurai, Coimbatore and Tiruchirapalli to spot the lucky winners.

Audiences can record a song dedicated to their favourite captain.

The winners' names will be announced during the episodes on August 7 and 8.

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