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

This week's classic Indian film is the Malayalam film ‘Sammohanam,' directed by C. P. Padmakumar with screenplay by Balakrishnan Mangad. It narrates the tale of Pennu, a femme fatale. She is in search of her missing uncle.

Ummini, a trader who travels to the city and back providing a link for the village to the outer world, soon links up with Pennu, but the turmoil she causes among the local men results in Chindan, a sugar mill operator, mistakenly knifing Ambu, a Dalit.

Murali and Kukku Parameshwaram star in the lead. Repeat of the film is on Sunday at 9.30 a.m.

Swarna Chamaram

(Amrita TV, Fridays, 11.30 a.m.)

Listen to timeless melodies in this new show that weaves together evergreen songs from Malayalam, eternal favourites from Hindi and immortal strains from Tamil in unforgettable harmonious sequences. Check out favorite numbers from the honey-dewed 50's, the vivacious 60's and emotional numbers from the 70's.

The show is anchored by Krishnachandran, a veteran playback singer who has more than 200 songs in Malayalam and Tamil to his credit.

Idea Star Singer

(Asianet, weekdays, 8 p.m.)

Season five of the popular music reality show begins with 39 contestants from across Kerala.

Actor Bhama inaugurated the season with a veena recital in the presence of permanent jury members M.G. Sreekumar, K.S. Chitra, Usha Uthup and Sharreth.

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