Archive for August, 2010
Friday, August 27th, 2010
The biggest singing platform Sa Re Ga Ma Pa returns back with a new season in a new avatar with a quest to give India a ‘Singing Superstar’.
This Singing Superstar promises to be a complete performer with a unique voice and style and can keep millions entertained. This season too will provide the viewers the chance to select their ‘Singing Superstar’. And for the very first time, the audience will witness how SRGMP auditions are conducted and how the show nurtures the ‘Best of the Talent’ to compete with each other.
Auditions have been conducted across India and abroad to carefully choose singers with phenomenal talent and potential to become India’s ‘Music Ki Nayi Awaaz’.
Vishal-Shekhar, Daler Mehndi and Sajid-Wajid are the mentors who will nurture the talent throughout the season. Purab Kohli will anchor the show.
Watch Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstar every Saturday and Sunday at 19.00 only on Zee TV.
Visit www.zeetv.co.uk to download the title track of the show.
Friday, August 27th, 2010
Watch India battle it out in the FINAL match against Sri Lanka! Catch the action live tomorrow Sat 28 Aug from 10am exclusively on Zee Café!
Wednesday, August 25th, 2010
Reet Ki Aayegi Baraat
– Haldi on Thu 26th Aug @ 7pm
– Mehndi on Mon 30th Aug @ 7pm
– Baraat special on Tue 1st & Wed 2nd Sept @ 6.30pm
At the wedding you will meet many of your favourite Zee TV stars. Here’s plan:
Peeli shaam Haldi ke Naam…
Thu 26th Aug @ 7pm
From Pavitra Rishta, Varsha Vaishali and Shravani together display the array of emotions of a to-be-bride.
Haathon Mein Rachegi Mehndi
Mon 30th Aug @ 7pm
Karan & Abha of Yaaahan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli will bring in Reet’s Mehandi with a scintillating Dance Number!
Both the bhabhis of “Reet” Jasoda & Aishwarya celebrate her mehendi ceremony on the dance floor.
Reet Ka Vivaah
Tue 1st & Wed 2nd Sept @ 6.30pm
A grand wedding will be witnessed as a Mega Episode on Zee TV. All the Zee TV artists would perform and celebrate Reet’s wedding in a magnificent way.
Television’s most-loved twosome – Archana and Manav will give an enthralling and entertaining performance at Reet’s wedding!
Pihu–Rudra–Gauri of Sanjog Se Bani Sangini will be notching up the romantic quotient at Reet’s wedding ceremony with their performance!
A dream sequence dance performance by Reet and Yagya showcasing their magical love!
Omi and Nitu from Karol Bagh bring up the age-old “girls Vs boys” debate and brighten up the atmosphere with their performance.
Laali of Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo will give a heart-warming and emotional performance!
To pep up the celebration of Reet’s wedding, there will be few energetic performances by Vrushali who was loved by one and all in Dance India Dance -Season 2.
Karantiya and Lochan of Mera Naam Karegi Roshan will give a spicy and exciting dance performance on seeing Reet’s Baraat!!
But who is Reet getting married to? What will destiny have in store for Reet?
Enjoy the magnificent event on Mera Naam Karegi Roshan only on Zee TV!
Thursday, August 19th, 2010
Zee TV has been in a pioneer in showcasing social evils prevalent in the society; especially ones pertaining to women. This time the channel has taken up the cause of ‘domestic violence’ and has addressed this issue through their poignant saga “Yahaaan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli”. In the story, the lead protagonist raises her voice against domestic violence and educates the masses about the same. Zee TV has a longstanding commitment of addressing social concerns prevalent in India by giving a solution and educating the masses on ways to tackle these issues. These are contents that illuminate the concerns that touch peoples’ lives, socially, politically and economically.
Currently the story revolves around Lata (Namrata Thapa) who has been a victim of domestic violence. Abbha’s (the lead protagonist – Suhai Dhami) father in law, JagMohan takes up Lata’s case, but due to evidence tamper they lose the battle in court. Lata is shattered, and in a fight with her husband Samarjeet, meets with an accident which leads to her miscarriage. After Lata’s miscarriage, Abha decides to get justice and prove her sister innocent. She approaches various NGOs and tries to awaken women against domestic violence. Abha’s struggle to get everyone together and finally make Samarjeet accept his faults will definitely encourage women to stand up against this horrible crime and take appropriate steps to gain justice. Apathy of the police, which is commonplace, has also been highlighted in the show.
Sukesh Motwani, Fiction Head, Zee TV says, “We have had shows like Saat Phere, Ghar ki Lakshmi Betiyaan, Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo, Karol Bagh to the current track in Yahan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli that tackles the issue of domestic abuse. These are few examples of how we have showcased content ‘With a Social Conscience’. We have also been pioneers in presenting differentiated programming to our audiences with shows like Pavitra Rishta and the most recently Mera Naam Karegi Roshan…each of them establishes to the viewers and the industry how conscientious we are as a Network.”
Watch Yahaan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli Mon-Thu @ 1pm only on ZEE TV.
Tuesday, August 17th, 2010
Hot on the heels of the successful launch of its fifth channel Zee Café and recent announcement of record-breaking subscriber growth, Zee Network is now revamping Zee Punjabi, the specialist, general entertainment channel aimed at the Punjabi community.
The rebrand kicks-off this week, with the unveiling of the new logo and the introduction of a new tagline Apni Boli, Apna Maan. But it doesn’t stop there!
The new look Zee Punjabi offers great, new content. Highlights include:
• New dramas including: o Sarhadein - a love story of an Indian girl and a Pakistani boy who fall in love with each other while studying in Kuala Lumpur. Will their parents be able to accept their relationship once they go back to India and Pakistan? o Akhiyan Ton Door Jayeen Na - Family drama, emotions, action and comedy. Directed by renowned film maker Gurbir Singh Grewal.
• New travel documentary o Sadde Pind Rab Vasda - Cultural panorama in a magazine format done never before. In an era where urbanisation dominates our lifestyle, this show takes viewers back to their rural roots in the search of the authentic identities of each ‘pind’ (village).
• New blockbuster Punjabi films including: o Munde UK De starring Jimmy Shergill and Gurpreet Guggi o Ji Aaya Nu starring Harbhajan Mann o Nanak Dhukiya Sab Sansar starring Dara Singh, Balraj Sahni, and Prithviraj Kapoor o Des Hoyaa Pardes starring Gurdas Mann and Juhi Chawla
• New devotional programme - Ek Onkaar
The real treat for viewers is that they can watch it all for free as Zee Punjabi will be free-to-air from 16th August to 5th September. “Since the launch of our Punjabi channel in 2002 we have always endeavoured to cater for the specific needs of the Punjabi community.Whilst Gurbani from the Golden Temple remains at the heart of the channel to ensure a religious connection, we wanted to build on this and offer even more programmes rich in Punjabi culture. We believe a channel rebrand should be more than just a new logo, it should offer viewers something new and different and Zee Punjabi will deliver on all fronts,” said Govind Shahi, Head of Business, Zee Network, Europe.
With even more new content planned for later this year, the continued investment in Zee Punjabi demonstrates Zee Network’s commitment to delivering the best in Punjabi entertainment to the Punjabi community in the UK.
Zee Punjabi will be free-to-air from 16th August to 5th September on Sky channel 798
Tuesday, August 17th, 2010
Zee TV’s tale of love ‘Sanjog Se Bani Sangini’ chronicles the beautiful intersection of Gauri (played by Binny Sharma) and Rudra’s (played by Iqbal Khan) starkly different lives and the unusual circumstances that find them grappling with the true meaning of love together.
Will Rudra and Gauri let go of their emotional baggage and find happiness in each other’s arms? Will love bloom in their lives once again? Only time will tell … Set against the scenic backdrop of Haridvar, ‘Sanjog Se Bani Sangini’ is a love story that’s bound to tug at your heart-strings!
Watch Sanjog Se Bani Sangini Mon - Thur @ 10 PM, Starting Tonight, Tuesday, August 17th Only on Zee TV
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Thursday, August 12th, 2010
Zee TV’s tale of love ‘Sanjog Se Bani Sangini’ chronicles the beautiful intersection of Gauri and Rudra’s starkly different lives and the unusual circumstances that find them grappling with the true meaning of love together. Will Rudra and Gauri let go of their emotional baggage and find happiness in each other’s arms? Will love bloom in their lives once again? Only time will tell … Set against the scenic backdrop of Haridvar, ‘Sanjog Se Bani Sangini’ is a love story that’s bound to tug at your heart-strings!
Playing Rudra, the man jilted in love, is none other than heartthrob Iqbal Khan who returns to the small screen after a hiatus of 2 years. Speaking of his much-awaited come-back, Iqbal said, “It’s great to be back! The new role excites me because it’s nothing that I have attempted so far. I loved the character when I heard the script and I hope the audience loves him just as much!
” Making her acting debut on television as Gauri is Zee TV’s own discovery, Binny Sharma, the girl from Ahmedabad who shot to fame as one of the top 4 finalists of the Season 2 of Lux Dance India Dance. Ecstatic on having landed the role, Binny said, “Bagging this role has been a dream come true! I had to pinch myself to check if I was day-dreaming when they told me I’d landed the main lead opposite Iqbal Khan! People have appreciated me as a dancer so far. Now it’s my chance to make my mark as an actress.
” Raising the bar of expectations even higher, the show’s cast boasts of veterans like Aruna Irani & Sudha Chandran playing pivotal roles. Commenting on the channel’s latest offering, Nitin Vaidya, COO-ZEEL & Business Head-Zee TV said, “Sangini is a very different and unique love story. Iqbal Khan with his intense, brooding charm was the only face we could visualize as Rudra. Binny Sharma, with her fresh spunk and spontaneity, will bring you a Gauri you will fall in love with. The two share a sparkling chemistry that is only to be seen to be believed. With such apt casting of the main leads, the picturesque Haridvar as a backdrop, stalwarts like Aruna Ji & Sudha Chandran, a plot that is riveting, here’s a show we are confident will strike an instant chord with the audience!”
The show is co-produced by DJ’s Creative Unit and Indra Media Private Ltd. While DJ’s Creative Unit is credited with super-successes over the last 18 years such as Banegi Apni Baat, Choti Bahu, Jassi jaisi Koi Nahin & Just Mohobbat, Indra Media Pvt. Ltd’s repertoire includes production of Kasamh Se, Kahani Ghar Ghar Kii, Superhit Muqabla, Boogie Woogie, story & screenplay for Ghar Ki Lakshmi Betiyann.
Watch Sanjog Se Bani Sangini @ 10 PM, Mondays to Thursdays Only on Zee TV starting next week, Tuesday 17 August
Wednesday, August 11th, 2010
Celebrate Independence Day this Sunday 15 August with Zee Cinema with patriotic classics:
9am – Pinjar – Starring Urmilla Matnodakar. Puro sets out in search of her sister-in-law, who was abducted by a man and brought to Pakistan, during partition. Will Puro succeed in her search?
1pm – Purab Aur Paschim - Bharat (Manoj Kumar) goes to Britain to study. He is shocked to find that the Indians there, shun India and Indians. He takes it upon himself to teach them Indian values.
4:15pm – Karma – Patriotic drama starring Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Nutan, Dilip Kumar, Anupam Kher and Sridevi. Produced and Directed by Subhash Ghai. Music by Laxmikant Pyarelal.
8pm – Lakshya - Karan (Hrithik) rebels against his father and decides to join the army. When he is posted at Kargil, during the war, he finds his true calling in life. Also stars Amitabh Bachchan.
Monday, August 9th, 2010
Presenting India its first child dancing sensation, Zee TV proudly announced the winner of the first season of its immensely popular dance reality show for kids, ‘DID L’il Masters’. In an intense, nerve-racking finish, Jeetumoni Kalita was voted the winner by millions of viewers from across the nation.
The Grand Finale was held at Balewadi Sports Complex, Pune on August 7th and telecast LIVE on Zee TV. Superstars Anil Kapoor and daughter Sonam Kapoor, the star attractions at the glitzy evening presented the coveted KB3 Cup to the elated winner.
The Grand Finale of DID L’il Masters marked the end of a thrilling dance journey for 16 bright kids from across the country, who dazzled TV screens with performances that established them as the real “Dance Ke Baap”. Highlights of the evening were a jaw-dropping aerial act by the Top 10 finalists to Dhan Te Dhan, a medley of popular Laavnis by skippers Amrita and Vrushali and a Hip-hop extravaganza by l’il Ruturaj, Dharmesh “Sir” and Master Remo Dsouza. When Mithun Da took to the stage with the lethal combination of Master Geeta Kapoor and Farah Khan, the audience frenzy was to be seen to be believed!
Commenting on the occasion of the Grand Finale, Nitin Vaidya, COO, ZEEL and Business Head, Zee TV said, “Heartiest Congratulations to Jeetumoni. Dance India Dance, as a brand, has set new benchmarks in the realms of reality programming. The superlative talent DID L’il Masters has brought forth is unmatched in this country. Mentored by able skippers, the kids presented acts one could never have imagined children to be capable of delivering. Groomed by judges Farah Khan and Sandip Soparrkar, the children approached the platform with the right attitude and mindset. The presence of Grand Master Mithun Chakravarty made the show a memorable journey of dance. My best wishes to all the finalists for their future endeavors.”
Apart from the priceless exposure and the golden opportunity to showcase their talent in front of the country, the finalists of DID L’il Masters have walked away with a bounty of prizes. While the winner wins an all-expense paid trip to Mauritius along with his parents courtesy India Gate Basmati Rice, an SIP plan worth Rs. 3 Lakhs from Fidelity and a 32” LCD TV from Complan, the first runner-up and second runner-up get SIP’s worth Rs. 2 Lakhs and Rs. 1.5 Lakhs respectively from Fidelity alongside the LCD TV’s from Complan.
The fun does not end here - from next weekend watch Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstar only on ZEE TV!
Friday, August 6th, 2010
All those of you who have been following DID L’il Masters religiously, its time to know the top 4 finalist a l’il better….
The “Choti Madhuri” from Pune – Vaishnavi Patil is known for her expressive face and her effortless performances. She is the cat amongst the wolves ‘coz she is the only li’l lady left on the show! She is the most versatile dancer and has given breathtaking performances in every show, not one but across myriad dance styles!
Jeetumoni is a hands-down winner as far as popularity is concerned. He is the most “loved” participant … He’s everybody’s darling! The only language he understands is Asamese, given that he hails from that region … his command over Hindi is very slippery. Be it his cute, unique way of pronouncing words “Thora thora” or “Inneda”, Jeetumoni’s diction has always been the butt of all jokes! Farah Khan is head over heels in love with Jeetumoni and wants to take him home after the show. His performance on “Vande Mataram” using the challenging “Malkhamb” dance form and his sweeper act to the song “Idhar chala, mainudhar chala” using a funky broom stick as a prop, he has been the apple of everybody’s eye! He is the the highest voted contestant for the last 3 weeks.
Manoj – the ‘Aloo Paratha boy’ is a powerhouse of energy and the skippers are always advised to channelize his energy well. No one can compete with him when it comes to acts of dare-devilry. He is trained to perform tricks with fire. He belongs to a very poor family. His father works as a mason and his early dance lessons were under his elder brother’s tutelage. He has performed the maximum number of aerial acts on the show.
“Shy guy” Atul’s performances have earned him the nickname “Shy Guy … kadakchai” ‘coz when he takes to the stage his shy mask just slips away and he gets as flamboyant as a boy could ever be! He is Sandeep Sir’s favorite. Atul’s dance is often called “as smooth as a hot knife on butter”! He is very technically sound and can grasp complex steps easily …
So which one of these li’l angels will walk away with the coveted trophy and prove himself to be the “real” dance ka baap? Watch the Grand Finale of DID L’il Masters this weekend @ 7.30pm only on ZEE TV