Chennai: The leading Tamil News channel ‘Puthiyathalaimurai TV’ is known for its unique touch on social responsibility approach on all its programs and its weekly show “Rauthiram Pazhagu” which has completed three successful years of running, is no exception to the channel’s programming pattern.
The weekly show ‘Rauthiram Pazhagu’ aims to analyse socio-political economic crises through various dimensions. It stands apart in the manner in which it avoids a studio-based expert oriented presentation of people’s issues, instead establishing arguments in people’s own perspectives, in their own voices.
What distinguishes Rauthiram Pazhagu from other shows of the genre is the simple neighborly tone in which it engages in a conversation about the devious policies of the state affecting the daily lives of scores of people and common man in seemingly innocuous ways.
The show gains a ‘Travel show’ texture through the journeys of its presenters who directly explore the regions in crisis and share their experiences made possible through these travels Beyond appealing to intellectuals and persons concerned about public issues, the show prioritises reaching out to commoners and hence the use of traditional folklore style ‘Kootthu songs’ as interludes in the program. This show manifests itself on the whole as a documented memoir produced by the affected people to communicate their problems to others.
This show continues to be aired for the past 3 years, and can be viewed on Puthiyathalaimurai TV news channel every Saturday from 2.00 – 3.00 PM with the re-telecast happening every Sunday from 7.30 – 8.30 PM.