Amrita TV’s Christmas Fare To Keep Viewers In Great Spirits
When Christmas beckons with the chanting of carols, Xmas trees decked in tinsel, candles and candy and the aroma of oven hot, freshly baked cakes, Amrita TV joins in the season of hope with programmes that will bring good cheer.
After attending midnight mass in Church, viewers of Amrita TV wake up on the 25th morning to the dulcet notes of the freshest songs from the latest Christmas releases on the block, songs that give a foretaste of the fare prepared for the festive season
in Favourites at 8.30 am.
Prime time highlight Sauhridathinte Maruppacha at 9 pm, presents a rare instance of enduring friendship that lasts a lifetime, of bosom buddies who sat on the same bench in school, went to the same college , entered the same profession and stood by each other in every crises- Mohanlal, Priyadarshan, Ashok kumar and M.G Sreekumar . Lal has been the pivot of every Priyan movie, Sreekumar soared to success humming Lal’s songs, while Ashok’s ‘Thiranottam’ demonstrated that Mohanlal was hero material for the first time and his ‘Coolie’ showcased Sreekumar’s talent to the industry. The show catches these steadfast friends in a reminiscent mood ,as they recall their school scrapes and campus escapades.
In Divya Nakshatram at 11.30 am, His Holiness Arch Bishop Mar Cleemis Catholica Bava
delivers his special yuletide message to Malayalis all over the world and sheds light on the added relevance that Christmas has, in these bleak times of hatred and violence.
Beena Antony, star of the week’s gala episode of Taste of Kerala at 12.30 pm riffles through her recipe collection to spill the masala on her favourite mutton curry, which she brews for the viewer’s benefit. She then takes the lid off her memories to give classified information on her courtship with her husband: where they met, how it developed, when she realized that he was her soulmate, who confessed their feelings first and so on.
Ottayilathanal, a simple but touching Xmas tale directed by Baiju G Melila with KPAC Lalitha essaying the central character will go on air at 2.00pm. Star strewn entertainer Doubles that assured a smooth re-entry for yesteryear diva Nadia Moidu, by casting her with Mammootty as his fraternal twin will spice up the afternoon at 2.30 pm.
Padmapriya, the adorable rebel , reveals her defiant streak in Abhinayathinte Padmadalam at 7.00 pm, expressing opinions other actresses wouldn’t dare to articulate. Living legend Yesudas travels back in time, tracing the trajectory of his 50 year marathon innings in playback singing and revisiting the important milestones in his illustrious career in Alapanathinte Aranoottandu at 8pm.
In V- Jayasurya at 8.30pm , ‘Vijaya’ Surya who is on track to superstardom, shares his experiences on the sets of ‘Umappenninu Uriyadappayyan’, that baptized him into cinema; comments on the good rapport he has with Saji Surendran, director of his biggest hits; clarifies why he doesn’t insist on flying solo and being the sole hero in his films; the great chemistry he shares with Anoop Menon his co-star in ‘Cocktail’ and ‘Beautiful’, that has scripted new success sagas in Mollywood.
MARCOM, Amrita TV
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