Get ready o witness a brand-new drama series!
Astro customers can look forward to the premiere of the first local Tamil sports series, Veera on 19 December, 9pm on Astro Vinmeen (Ch 202) via TV, Astro GO and On Demand. Directed by notable local filmmaker, M.S Prem Nath, Veera features talented local artistes such as Theebaan Govindasamy, Thasha Krishnakumar, Sharmendran Raghonathan, Shamini Shradha and more.
Mahesvaran Balakrishnan, Assistant Vice President, Indian Channel Business (Astro Vinmeen), Astro, said, “We are excited to present a fresh genre of local Tamil entertainment for our customers to enjoy. This series is unique also because it features actual professional fighters which will help give audiences a feel of being in an actual fighting ring. We look forward to providing local talents from diverse backgrounds a platform to showcase their talents, and look forward to working with more local production teams.”
M.S Prem Nath, Director, Veera, said, “Veera is inspired by a local boxer from Ipoh in the 1950s, whom I met a few years back. The plot in this series, however, is fictional. The story was initially developed for a feature film which evolved into this series. Veera is the first local Tamil sports series with a focus on Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) while also presenting elements related to family, friendship, love, and more. All the athletes featured in this series are professional fighters including both lead casts, Theebaan Govindasamy and Sharmendran Raghonathan, which will give audiences a very realistic view of fight sequences. I am also glad to have had the privilege to cast an international actor, Mr. Mathialagan in this series.”
This 22-episode series revolves around Veera, a talented martial artist trained by former boxing champion, Thennavan, who has to face his own brother as a rival in a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) championship. Whether Veera chooses to battle it out with a full heart to win the championship, or let his brother be crowned champion forms the crux of the story.
Enjoy new episodes of Veera, Mondays to Thursdays at 9pm on TV and Astro GO or stream anytime On Demand. For more information, visit content.astro.com.my .
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