Chennai: Zee Tamil is set to add three new shows to strengthen its programming line-up during this festive season. The channel will bring back another epic edition of its talent-based reality show Junior Super Stars on 26th December, Sunday at 6.30 PM followed by the launch of two distinct yet relatable family dramas on 27th December, Monday at 9.30 PM & 10 PM. After a tremendous response to the grand finale of its iconic show – Survivor, the channel is all set to strengthen their prime-time offerings. While the two exceptional tales ‘Rajini’ and ‘Vidya No.1, will showcase compelling stories of two brave female protagonists who are all set to break stereotypes; Junior Super Stars Season 4 will provide a mega platform for the young, budding talent of the state.
Presenting yet another exciting season of Junior Super Stars, Zee Tamil is all set to air the grand premiere of the show through a three-hour special on 26th December, Sunday from 6:30 pm, post which it will air for 1 and a half hours every weekend (Sat and Sun) at the same time. Season four of this well-appreciated and popular talent-hunt show features 30 kids of the age group of 5 – 13 years, who will make their way to the grand finale by proving their acting skills in multiple rounds that focus on different genres. This season’s mentors include renowned personalities like VJ Kalyani and Amudhavaanan, who will go above and beyond to help the children hone their skills and win the hearts of the judges. On the other hand, popular stars of our industry – Sneha, Mirchi Senthil and Samyuktha will be seen donning the judge’s hat to give unbiased opinion of each act. Kiki Vijay returns as host of this season to fill the episodes with unlimited fun and entertainment throughout.
On 27th Dec, Monday the channel is launching ‘Rajini,’ the show follows the story of a smart and valorous woman, who prioritizes her family’s happiness over her own desires. In fact, while the show gives us an insight into how women are questioned and criticized for being unmarried at a certain age, it also presents us with the taboo of marriage being the only ideal option for a woman to lead a socially acceptable life. However, Rajini is different as she fights these beliefs and breaks the social stigma by being persistent in loving and caring for her own family. It will be interesting to see what Rajini’s fate at the end of the day will be! Popular actress Shreya Anchan plays the bold and beautiful role of Rajini, while Yazhini plays the role of Rajini’s best friend- Anitha, and Arun plays the role of Parthiban (Anitha’s younger brother). The thought-provoking drama is all set to premiere on 27th December, Monday onwards and will air every Monday – Saturday at 9:30 pm.
Next in the new line-up is ‘Vidya no. 1’, which will also premiere on 27th December and will air every Monday – Saturday at 10:00 pm. The story focuses on the life of a benevolent village girl, Vidya. The courageous young girl has been successful in developing her own native skills and talent despite being uneducated. However, her life completely changes after she gets married to Sanjay, the son of Vedavalli. Vedavalli is a highly educated individual who owns multiple educational institutions and only aims to be No. 1 in every aspect of life. The heart-warming story of how Vidhya, the daughter-in-law makes Vedavalli her mother-in-law realise that life must be lived with love and happiness instead of being number one in everything will surely keep the fans hooked. The contrasting personalities of the mother-in-law and daughter-in-law will also be something to watch out for! Actress Niharika and young star Tejaswini plays the role of the mother-in-law – daughter-in-law duo alongside YouTube sensation Iniyan, who will be seen portraying the role of Vedavalli’s loyal and respectful son Sanjay.
Speaking about the launches, Siju Prabhakaran, EVP and South Cluster Head, ZEEL, said, “As has been the case till date, we at Zee Tamil, always endeavour to provide our viewers with shows that only entertain them, but also encourage them to take big and bold steps by showcasing them narratives that inspire them. To give our loyalists another reason to smile this festive season, we plan to launch another season of our popular reality show – Junior Super Stars as well as two inspirational family dramas – Rajini and Vidya No 1. We’ve received immense love and appreciation from our viewers in the past, especially for our talent-based reality show – Junior Super Stars. To give young, budding children a platform to showcase their talent as well as to entertain our audience, we are all set to launch another season of the show and we hope that the viewers appreciate Junior Super Stars season 4 as well. Apart from the reality show, we are also proud to present Rajini and Vidya No 1, which are two narratives that will truly have a positive impact on society as it showcases two powerful women battling age-old societal stereotypes as well as prejudices and what follows. The shows are further aimed at strengthening the channel’s prime time band throughout the week and wwe are hopeful that our viewers are entertained and continue to encourage us in bringing such path-breaking, progressive content year on year.”