2012 Television Programmes Highlights

The Sneha-Prasanna wedding was one of the most sensational events to be telecast on television this year. Namma Veetu Kalyanam aired exclusive video of this high-profile function. The TV footage included the mehendi and sangeet ceremony at the wedding.Talent hunt
Nalaya Iyakkanur has been a perfect platform for aspiring directors. Karthik Subburaj of Pizza fame and Balaji Mohan of Kadhalil Sodhappuvathu Yeppadi were discovered on the show. These two directors expressed their gratitude on the grand finale of this event. The latest buzz is that the show’s crew itself will be producing a film for their latest season’s winner, Nithilan.

Big fat wedding
The wedding of Saravanan and Meenatchi on the serial, Saravanan Meenatchi, was the much-talked about wedding this year. The wedding was a continuous three hour telecast on a channel. This was perhaps the first TV wedding for which even invitations were also printed as one of the promotional strategies! The wedding was shot at a huge house in Karaikudi with hundreds of people attending the mega affair.

Suriya on telly
Suriya entertained the television audience with his hosting skills onthe game show, Neengalum Vellalam Oru Kodi. The special episodes with his brother Karthi and dad Sivakumar were the highlights of the television debut of the actor.

New face for news
News reading has been presented by senior newsreaders all these years. But this new news channel changed the face of the news readers by introducing fresh talents in news reading. New-age youngsters have been doing a perfect job with their presentation of the news in a flawless Tamil accent. Sharanya is one of the noticeable newsreader amidst the newcomers.

Kutti host
The talented Parvathy, a six-year old, did a brilliant job as the host of Attakathi. A source from the channel says that she finishes the shoot in just one take and anchors the show with ease.

Radikaa hour
9.30 pm is officially ‘Radikaa hour’ in south Indian homes. The small screen’s undisputedqueen has been rocking with her mega hit serials. This year too, her Chellame has been running successfully on the small screen crossing more than 800 episodes. Interestingly, this story did not just focus on the city but also presented to viewers the beautiful sights in Kumbakonam, Pazhani, Kodaikanal and Kerala.

She is back
Swarnamalya, the talented host who has been active with serials, was not anchoring shows for a while. She is back with a bang with Kudumba Thirai Puthir, a cinema-based game show. We hear that the anchor was busy with her dance school work all these months and that was the reason behind her break from the small screen.

Rahman at the finale
This talent hunt for young singers has thrown up many thrilling final episodes. The latest season’s finale was extra special with A R Rahman’s presence. His honest and positivefeedback to encourage the children was the main highlight of the grand finale.

Mega affair
Television viewers witnessed a mega music concert, Ninaithale Inikkum, on a TV channel this year. MSV’s classic musical show saw Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan and other leading film celebrities in attendance. The event featured several popular singers including Yesudas rendering popular yesteryear MSV numbers.


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