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Merdeka Week Highlights on Astro Indian Channels

  • 24 Aug 2020
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These are some of the fantastic programmes coming your way on Astro Indian channels and radio, from Aug 22 to Sept 2, 2020. 

Merdeka specials
Saturday, Aug 29
Nakkeeran - Kalai Oru Por (New Episode - 25) 
Astro Vinmeen HD (CH 231), 9pm | Stream on Astro GO and anytime on demand

This episode discusses the current state of the Malaysian Indian art, cinema and music industry, as well as the issues revolving around this rapidly expanding industry. This episode will feature, among others, legendary singer T.N. Mariappan, Malaysian filmmaker S.T. Bala, actors cum producers Gana and Denes, as well as cultural dance veteran Indirai Manikam.

Monday, August 31
Blacksheep Digital Awards 2020 (Premiere) * National Day Special
Astro Vinmeen HD (CH 231), 4.30pm| Stream on Astro GO and anytime on demand

All actors, artists and every individual who was involved in movie-making in the Tamil film industry are honoured and celebrated for their contributions through this award ceremony.

Rap Porkalam (Premiere) *National Day special
Astro Vinmeen HD (CH 231), 9pm| Stream on Astro GO and anytime on demand
It’s the Grand Finale of Rap Porkalam! Catch the winning battle between finalists Naren Zac, Eassya, Madrassi, CJL and Tseltech and the crowning of Malaysia's Tamil rap champion.

These are some of the other highlights that await you this week. 

Monday, August 24
Vetri Vinayagar (New Episode – 20) 
Colors Tamil HD (CH 233), 10.30pm, Monday-Friday | stream on Astro GO 

Vetri Vinayagar trails the beautiful journey of Bala Ganesha’s transition to Lord Vinayagar and his special bond with his mother, Goddess Parvati.

Wednesday, August 26
Ghora *National Day special
Astro Vaanavil HD (CH 201), 9pm| Stream on Astro GO and anytime on demand

Starring: Mugen Rao, Yasmin Nadiah, Karnan G Crak, Sara Baskin, Velarasan & Sathish Kumar
A group of friends goes for a trip, but their lives are forever changed after returning from it because now they can feel the presence of a demon around them.

Thursday, August 27
Ardab Mutiyaran (Premiere) 
BollyOne HD (CH 251), 9pm  

Starring: Sonam Bajwa, Mehreen Pirzada, Ninja & Ajay Sarkaria
Babbu Bains, a finance recovery agent, doesn't let anyone tell her what to do. She is independent and knows how to get things done her way, but then she gets married. Part of a new family now, can Babbu take a stand for herself?

Aasaan *National Day Special
Astro Vaanavil HD (CH 201), 9pm| Stream on Astro GO and anytime on demand

Starring: Hari Dhass, Shashi Tharan & Seelan Manoheran
Professor Madhusoodhanan is an applied Mathematics professor whose weapon is his intelligence. With nothing to lose except his daughter, Madhusoodhanan must win the fight to keep his daughter safe.

Friday, 28th August
Vanmurai (Premiere)
Astro Thangathirai HD (CH 241), 9pm | Stream on Astro GO and anytime on demand 

Starring: Vinoth Kishan, Neha Saxena & Akshatha Shreedhar Shastry
A girl who has been traveling to Chennai has stuck in a life-threatening incident before she reaches the place. Find out what happens and if anyone comes to her.

Psycho (Channel Premiere) 
Astro Vinmeen HD (CH 231), 10pm| Stream on Astro GO and anytime on demand

Starring: Aditi Rao, Udhayanidhi Stalin & Nithya Menen
When Dahini, a radio jockey, is kidnapped by a psychopath, her lover, Gautham, fails to save her due to his blindness. Later, he sets out to rescue her in time with a former police officer's help.

Mayangaathey *National Day Special
Astro Vaanavil HD (CH 201), 9pm| Stream on Astro GO and anytime on demand

Starring: C. Kumaresan, Thivya Naidu & Datin Shaila Nair
Aravin, a biker from Sabah meets Kaaviya and falls in love with her at first sight. After getting to know her, Aravin learns that Kaaviya is a single mother and all this while, her life has been decided by her family.

Saturday, 29th August
Enai Noki Paayum Thota (Channel Premiere) 
Astro Vinmeen HD (CH 231), 10pm| Stream on Astro GO and anytime on demand

Starring: Dhanush & Megha Akash
A normal student falls in love with an actress and a year later they marry. However, their honeymoon doesn't go as planned when mysterious events endanger their lives.

Vere Vazhi Ille *National Day special
Astro Vaanavil HD (CH 201), 9pm| Stream on Astro GO and anytime on demand

Starring: Denes Kumar, Jasmine Michael & Magendran Raman
Surya is an easy-going laidback guy who constantly switches jobs. One day, he accepts a job from his former employer at a security agency. But he encounters a terrifying night after accepting the job.

Sunday, 30th August
Ottrumaiye Balam -  Suthanthira Kaatru (Era of 1950) (Premiere) *National Day special
Astro Vaanavil HD (CH 201), 2pm| Stream on Astro GO and anytime on demand

Starring: R. Mohana Raj, Sangeeta Krishnasamy & K. Gunasegaran
The story takes back us to 1957 about how Mr. Sankaran view the changes happening around him and how everyone prepares themselves to be Malaysian citizen.

Ottrumaiye Balam -  Chidambara Raahasiyam (Era of 60) (Premiere) * National Day Special
Astro Vaanavil HD (CH 201), 2.15pm| Stream on Astro GO and anytime on demand
A touching story of how 2 families stand together to fight against communism in Malaysia.

Ottrumaiye Balam -  Vidiyal (Era of 70) (Premiere) *National Day special
Astro Vaanavil HD (CH 201), 2.30pm| Stream on Astro GO and anytime on demand

Starring: Thila Laxman & Vinnut Suppiah 
A story from the 70’s showcasing struggle of a mother trying to send her son to school.

Kali Muni Tharisanam (Premiere) * National Day Special
Astro Vaanavil HD (CH 201), 9pm| Stream on Astro GO and anytime on demand

Starring: Ben G, Nithya Sree & P. Jegan
Fantasy mystery film of how a family handles the situation when their children are possessed; and the trials between Kali goddess and Muni god.

Sinthanaigal Simplified (Premiere) 
Colors Tamil HD (CH 233), 7pm, Sunday | stream on Astro GO 

A series of informal conversations between global humanitarian, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and eminent personalities from the world of media and entertainment including Andrea Jeremiah, Gautham Vasudev Menon, Rangaraj Pandey, Aishwarya Rajesh, Lakshmy Ramakrishnan, and K. Bhagyaraj. Each conversation allows viewers a peak into the hearts of these public personalities like never before, as they drop their guards and reveal their innermost vulnerabilities and ask the questions they have been struggling to find the answers to, throughout the course of their incredibly adventurous lives. Gurudev answers these thought provoking questions with his inimitable sense of humour and poignancy, thereby making the conversations more engaging.

Oh My Kadavule (Channel Premiere) 
Astro Vinmeen HD (CH 231), 9.30pm| Stream on Astro GO and anytime on demand

Starring: Ashok Selvan, Ritika Singh & Vijay Sethupathi
A young man marries his friend without having any romantic feelings for her, only to end up in a family court asking for divorce. What if he gets a second chance to work things out?

Monday, 31st August
Ottrumaiye Balam -  Kootali (Era of 80) (Premiere) *National Day special
Astro Vaanavil HD (CH 201), 2pm| Stream on Astro GO and anytime on demand

An interesting story brings us back to the era of 1980s whereby a group of friends change a life of a lonely man at their neighbourhood.

Ottrumaiye Balam -  Manitha Yeni (Era of 90) (Premiere) * National Day Special
Astro Vaanavil HD (CH 201), 2.15pm| Stream on Astro GO and anytime on demand

A story of unity happens during 1990’s of how a group of neighbours help each other to rescue a girl.

Ottrumaiye Balam -  Paalam (Era of 2020) (Premiere) * National Day Special
Astro Vaanavil HD (CH 201), 2.30pm| Stream on Astro GO and anytime on demand

Starring: Nor Natasha Hamzah, James Devan Arokiasamy & Ain Evon
An interesting story during Movement Control Order extension in Malaysia due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Pulanaivu (Premiere) *National Day Special
Astro Vaanavil HD (CH 201), 9pm| Stream on Astro GO and anytime on demand
Starring: Datin Shaila Nair, Shalini Balasundaram & Kabil Ganesan

Aishwarya, a young and beautiful woman who is just starting college, is trying to move on from her previous relationship. So, she is not interested when one of her new friends falls for her and tries hard to earn her love and attention. As their love story develops, a murder suddenly occurs.

Tuesday, 1st September
Joe the Black Assasin *National Day special
Astro Vaanavil HD (CH 201), 9pm| Stream on Astro GO and anytime on demand

Kris, an aspiring boxer obliged to look after his ill father, Shan. Even though Shan knows that Kris has a passion for boxing, he stops Kris from pursuing it due to personal reasons. For the sake of his father, Kris gives up his life-long dream and decides to live a simple life.

Wednesday, 2nd September
Villavan *National Day special
Astro Vaanavil HD (CH 201), 9pm| Stream on Astro GO and anytime on demand

Starring: Vinod Mohana Sundaram & Sangeetha Krishnasamy
A young man takes on the role of a vigilante and goes out to hunt his father`s murderer. This ongoing search eventually leads him to unexpected surprises.

RAAGA Specials (National Day specials)
Tuesday, 25th August
Interview: Malaysia-Everest Project 97
RAAGA, 6 - 10am | Stream on SYOK

Guest: Datuk M. Magendran & Datuk N. Mohanadas
Fans can enjoy an exciting interview with Malaysia’s first Everest mountain climbers, Datuk M. Magendran and Datuk N. Mohanadas who will be sharing their beautiful experiences and memories climbing the Everest mountain.

Wednesday, 26th August
Interview: First Malaysian to win Bigg Boss
RAAGA, 6 - 10am | Stream on SYOK

Guest: Mugen Rao
Fans can enjoy interview with Malaysia’s first Bigg Boss Season 3 (reality show aired on Star Vijay) champion, Mugen Rao who will be sharing his experience being at Bigg Boss house for 100 days. He will be also sharing on how he felt being a title winner of an International show made Malaysians proud.

Thursday, 27th August
Do you know someone who has made Malaysia proud? 
RAAGA Instagram

Fans can nominate anyone that they know who has made Malaysia proud via Instagram and tag RAAGA. Selected candidate will be featured during ‘Kalakkal Kaalai’ show.

Friday, 28th August
Interview: Survivor of “Melaka Railway Children”
RAAGA, 6 - 10am | Stream on SYOK

Guest: Papathi Raju
Fans can enjoy an interesting interview with a 95-years-old Papathi Raju, the only known survivor of “Melaka Railway Children” who will be sharing her experience. Fans can also watch an emotional video of her on 31st August via RAAGA’s social media pages: Facebook and Instagram. 

 



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