Trivandrum : Malayalam general entertainment channel Asianet has lined up a special two-week programming schedule comprising comedy shows, films, music-based shows , interviews, cockery shows and other specials on the occasion of Onam.
In addition to exclusive programmes with popular actors like Mohanlal, Mammootty, Nivin Pauly, Jayaram, Kavya Madhavan, Kunchacko Biban and Maniyan Pillai raju one of the major highlight is Asianet lines up Onam special programmes with eight movie premieres.
On 27th August, also known as ‘Uthradam Day’, the channel will premiere four films including ‘Bangalore Days’ at 9:30 am, followed by ‘Nagaravaridhi Naduvil Njan’ at 1:30 pm and ‘ Ormayundo Ee Mugham’ at 4 pm. In the evening, the channel will telecast ‘ Oru Vadakkan Selfi’ at 7 pm, which will be followed singer / actress Rimi Tomy’s Onam special celebrity episode of “Sell me the Answer” at 10 pm.
Other programmes on Uthradam Day include Onakinnakkal at 7.30am , exclusive chat show with state award winner Sethulakshmi “Sethu Manassu “ at 8am, comedy fiction with popular serial artistes “ Colonel Sasi “ at 8.30 am and a comedy skit of leading television artistes Tappo Tippo Ponnonam at 1 pm.
The Second day, on 28th August, also known as ‘Thiruvonam Day’, will commence with an exclusive Onam special chat show with popular actress Asha Sarath at 7:30 am.
Movies for the day include Amayum Muyalum at 9:30 am, Vellimoonga at 1 pm, Thinkal Muthal Velli Vare at 4 pm and ‘Ennum Eppozhum’ at 7 pm.
The line-up of special programmes includes ‘Onachithrangal’ at 7 am, a special programme with movie “Loham“ featuring super star Mohanlal and Loham team at 8am, an exclusive onam special programme with popular actor Jayaram “ Panchari Pradaman “at 8.30am , a comedy fiction Prema kumarikal Thrillinanu at 1pm and the special comedy show ‘ Chief Minister Maveli’ at 10.30 pm.
The highlights of the Avittom day is the special episode of Badai Bungalow “ with Kavya Madhavan “ at 9am.
The other special programmes on Onam week, Sell Me The Answer featuring Kalpana, Premy , Maniyan Pillai Raju & Mamukoya, Cockery show featuring leading film stars Siddique, Malavika Menon, Chandini, Archana, Apoorva Bose , Sasmskrithi & Anjali and exclusive interviews with leading artistes.
Meanwhile, Asianet’s sister channel Asianet Plus will also air special programmes to ring in the festivities of Onam.
The channel will showcase exclusive interviews with leading artistes in onam weeks.
The bouquet of programmes includes special episodes of the reality show for kids and their mothers ‘Raree Rareeram Raro’, super chef and “ Tharapadam chedoharam”.
On Uthradam Day, the channel will air movies North 24 Katham at 9 am, Raja Rani at 12nn and ‘ Ring Master’ at 6 pm. Programmes includes‘ Manjimayolom Chinganilavu’ at 8 am and “ Onattumundan “ at 8.30am.
‘Thiruvonam Day’, will commence with an exclusive Onam special programme “ Laluvinte Onam Lalitham” at 8:30 am. Movies for the day include ‘ My Boss’ at 9:00 am, ‘ Zakkriyayude Garbhinikal’ at 12nn and ‘ Nadodimannan’ at 6 pm.
The network’s movie channel Asianet Movies will air special programmes for the festival including celebrity interviews and a bouquet of movies including Samsaram Arogyathinu Hanikaram, Onnum Mindathe, Salala Mobiles, Philips & the monkey pen, Pullikulikalum Aattinkuttiyum and Thenmavin Kombathu on Uthradam Day.
On Thiruvonam Day, the channel will air Kadal Kadannoru Mathukutty, Ulsaha committee, Oru Indian Pranaya Kadha, Gods on country, Ohm Santhi Osana and Chanthupottu.