Puthandu vantachu!

If you’re planning to begin the New Year with a bang, Astro is all set to entertain the viewers on the occasion of Indian New Year by lining up special shows and blockbuster movies from 13th April.

Get ready to witness an all-day long celebration mixed with fun and entertainment that has been specially arranged to add a unique flavour to your celebrations.

Here’s how to spend your Indian New Year with us watching your favourite programmes!

Vinmeen Arangam (Premiere - Live) | Astro Vinmeen (Ch 202) | 19 Apr, 7pm | Fri

Director: Nalini Sharrvina

Host: Nevaashan Ganeson

Starring: Football icon Subra

Genre: Sports talk show

A highly anticipated sports talk show that offers insights on former and upcoming local and international games. The host will share fan-based opinions while forecasting the winning team and prospects.

Tamil Kalvi (Premiere - Live) | Astro Vaanavil (Ch 201) | 17 Apr, 6pm | Wed

Director: Navin Kumar Kannadasan

Host: Meena Kumari

Genre: Educational talk show

Fans who are enthusiastic about learning the Tamil language can now easily educate themselves with this new live educational talk show featuring expert instructors, who will delve into essential vocabulary, grammar, and cultural insights, catering to learners of all levels.

Sinthanai Kalam (Premiere) | Astro Vinmeen (Ch 202) | 18 Apr, 7pm |Thur

Director: Navin Kumar Kannadasan

Starring: Prof Dr Kader Ibrahim

Genre: Motivational show

Fans can now have a transformative journey through this motivational show featuring renowned life coach and motivational speaker, Prof Dr Kader Ibrahim who sets to ignite inspiration and empower viewers to reach new and greater heights.

Maaya Regai (Premiere)
Astro Vinmeen (Ch 202) | 22 Apr, 9pm | Mon-Thur

Director: SD Puvanendran

Starring: James Devan Arokisamy, Thasha Krishnakumar, Moon Nila, KS Maniam, Kavitha Thiagarajan & more

Genre: Thriller suspense series

‘Angai Chuvadi’, is a mystical book made in the late 1800s in India that predicts and changes the future was brought to Malaya. How does the book changes the lives of the people surrounding it forms the intriguing plot of the story.

Rubanin Jaanu (Premiere) *Chithirai Puthandu Special * | Astro Vinmeen (Ch 202) | 16 Apr, 9.30pm

Director: Thinesh Sarathi Krishnan

Starring: Ravin Rao, Shweta Sekhon, Komalaa Naaidu & Nipun C

Genre: Romance telemovie

The life of Ruben, an editor cum Grab driver, and Jaanu who runs her online business turns upside down when their daughter falls ill. Ruben gets to know that his daughter who is terminally ill, wishes to spend her last few days with him. Will Ruben fulfill his daughter’s last wish? Catch this captivating romance telemovie and find out more.

Kaadhal Mattum Pothum (Premiere) *Chithirai Puthandu Special* | Astro Vinmeen (Ch 202) | 15 Apr, 9.30pm

Director: C. Kumaresan

Starring: Rooban Nair, Hashmitha Selvam, Rubent Rugtrant, Dhannia Sukumaran & more

Genre: Romance comedy telemovie

Abilasha and Hari who fall in love with each other during an exhibition, search for each other to confess their feelings. However, on the other side, they are in a dilemma regarding their family’s acceptance of their love relationship. Whether or not both of them unite forms the crux of the story.

Vanakkam Doctor (Premiere - Live) |
Astro Vinmeen (Ch 202) | 16 Apr, 7pm | Tue

Director: Nalini Sharrvina

Host: Dr. Punithan

Genre: Medical talk show

A medical talk show that offers cures and remedies for various diseases.

Saravedi (Premiere - Live) | Astro Vinmeen (Ch 202) | 15 Apr, 8pm | Mon-Fri

Director: Naveen

Genre: Infotainment talk show

Focuses on current affairs, social, culture, finance, education and well-being of the Malaysian Indian community.

Rasipalan (Premiere - Live) |
Astro Vaanavil (Ch 201) | 15 Apr, 6pm | Mon

Director: Navin Kumar Kannadasan

Starring: Dr. Bani

Genre: Horoscope show

Fans can embark on a cosmic journey with a live horoscope reading show that is set to captivate audiences weekly. From love and career to health and happiness, astrologers who are experts will unveil personalized insights and celestial guidance for each zodiac sign.

Chithirai Special Rasipalan (Premiere) *Chithirai Puthandu Special |
Astro Vaanavil (Ch 201) | 14 Apr, 9am

Director: Kumaran Ramasamy

Starring: Dr. Bani and Arul

Genre: Astrology show

Special astrology predictions in conjunction with Chithirai Puthandu.

Kalluri Rascals (Premiere) *Chithirai Puthandu Special | Astro Vaanavil (Ch 201) | 14 Apr, 9pm

Director: Shaswin Raj

Starring: Ganessan Manohgaran, Kishok Riknaveen & Karthik

Genre: Action film

A college student finds himself in the cutthroat world of street racing and dangers lurking above him.

MICA Awards (Premiere) *Chithirai Puthandu Special | Astro Vaanavil (Ch 201) | 14 Apr, 5.30pm

Genre: Awards show

An award show that honours all talented Malaysian artists.

Tamil Amutham Grand Finale (Premiere) *Chithirai Puthandu Special | Astro Vaanavil (Ch 201) | 14 Apr, 10am

Director: M.V. Preeiya

Genre: Public speaking competition

A public speaking competition that features students from 9 to 12 years old who showcase their fluency in the Tamil language.

Chandramukhi 2 (Premiere) *Ugadi Special | Astro Vaanavil (Ch 201) | 9 Apr, 11am

Director: P. Vasu

Starring: Raghava Lawrence, Kangana Ranaut & Vadivelu

Genre: Telugu comedy horror film

A wealthy family who faces numerous problems reunites with their long-lost relatives to pray to their deity for solutions without knowing that their action will reawaken the feud between a classical dancer, Chandramukhi and Vettaiyan Raja from centuries ago.

Jigarthanda DoubleX (Premiere) *Ugadi Special |
Astro Vaanavil (Ch 201) | 9 Apr, 9pm

Director: Karthik Subbaraj

Starring: Raghava Lawrence, SJ Suryah & Nimisha Sajayan

Genre: Telugu action film

An unlikely filmmaker and a dangerous gangster join hands to make a Western movie in 1975 in Tamil Nadu, India.

Kannagi (Premiere) |
Astro Thangathirai (Ch 241) | 12 Apr, 9pm

Director: Yashwanth Kishore

Starring: Keerthi Pandian, Ammu Abhirami, Vidya Pradeep & Shaalin Zoya

Genre: Drama film

Four women who face four different issues in their relationships try to navigate those problems and lead their lives, but will society be favourable towards them?

Date with Yuvan (Premiere) | Astro Vinmeen (Ch 202) | 13 Apr, 11am

Starring: Yuvan Shangkar Raja

Genre: Musical show

A high-octane and fun-filled musical show that features top-notch singers such as Shwetha Mohan, Priyanka, Ranjith, Rahul Nambiar, Premji, Rukhsar, Aalap Raju, and Haricharan who will sing various Yuvan's hit songs. Special performances by Rajesh Vaidya and his team ignited the show to be even more exciting.

3 Idiots *Vaisakhi Special | Astro Vaanavil (Ch 201) | 13 Apr, 11am

Director: Rajkumar Hirani

Starring: Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan, Sarman Joshi & Kareena Kapoor

Genre: Hindi romance comedy film

In college, Farhan and Raju form a great bond with Rancho. Years later, they receive a chance to look for their long-lost friend whose existence seems to be elusive.

Kal Ho Naa Ho *Vaisakhi Special | Astro Vaanavil (Ch 201) | 13 Apr, 9pm

Director: Nikkhil Advani

Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan & Preity Zinta

Genre: Hindi romance comedy film

Aman inserts positivity and liveliness into the life of Naina, a defeatist MBA student who faces familial problems. Naina who has affection for him wishes to marry him however she is unaware that he has a terminal illness.

Chithha (Premiere) *Chithirai Puthandu Special | Astro Vellithirai (Ch 203) | 14 Apr, 9am

Director: S. U. Arun Kumar

Starring: Siddharth, Nimisha Sajayan, Baby Sahasra Shree & Baby S. Aafiyah Tasneem

Genre: Drama film

Eshwar aka Chikku's world crumbles when his beloved niece goes missing, and this emotional pursuit tests the limits of love.

Tamil New Year Sirappu Pattimandram (Premiere) *Chithirai Puthandu Special | Zee Tamil HD (Ch 223) | 14 Apr, 9.30am

Genre: Debate show

A classic debate show infused with entertainment and hosted by the renowned Tamil speaker, writer, and intellectual, Suki Shivam.

Bhagavanth Kesari (Premiere) *Chithirai Puthandu Special | Zee Tamil HD (Ch 223) | 14 Apr, 11am

Director: Anil Ravipudi

Starring: Nandamuri Balakrishna, Sreeleela, Arjun Rampal & Kajal Aggarwal

Genre: Action film

A man seeks to settle the score with a powerful businessman who causes him significant financial loss.

Nalpathiyonnu (Premiere) *Vishu Special | Astro Vaanavil (Ch 201) | 14 Apr, 3.30pm

Director: Lal Jose

Starring: Biju Menon, Nimisha Sajayan, Dhanya Ananya

Genre: Malayalam drama romance film

Two men embark on a pilgrimage to Sabarimala. However, their journey soon takes an unusual turn.

Blue Star (Premiere) *Chithirai Puthandu Special | Zee Tamil HD (Ch 223) | 14 Apr, 5pm

Director: S. Jayakumar

Starring: Ashok Selvan, Keerthi Pandian & Dhivya Dhuraisamy

Genre: Action film

Ranjith and Rajesh, the cricket captains of Arakkonami ignite a rivalry that ruins their chances of playing when politics interferes.

Thookudurai (Premiere) | Astro Vinmeen (Ch 202) | 20 Apr, 9.30pm

Director: Dennis Manjunath

Starring: Yogi Babu, Ineya & Rajendran

Genre: Comedy horror film

In the 18th century, a monarch's crown became the centerpiece of an annual carnival. In 1996, a forbidden love affair leads to tragedy, revenge and a cursed spirit.

Fight Club (Premiere) | Astro Thangathirai (Ch 241) | 19 Apr, 9pm

Director: Abbas A. Rahmath

Starring: Vijay Kumar & Monisha Mohan Menen

Genre: Drama action film

A youngster who aims to become a footballer gets caught in a web of conflicts between powerful and aspiring-to-be-powerful individuals in his locality. Will he become a pawn in their hands or wake up before his future is ruined?

Singapore Saloon (Premiere) | Astro Vinmeen (Ch 202) | 18 Apr, 9.30pm

Director: Gokul

Starring: RJ Balaji, Meenakshi Chaudhary & Sathyaraj

Genre: Comedy thriller film

Kathir who is from a village, was inspired by a local salon owner named Chacha to become a hairstylist. The story unfolds as Kathir pursues his passion and strives to open his saloon named 'Singapore Saloon’ although encountering various challenges.

Dance Jodi Dance (Finale) | Zee Tamil HD (Ch 223) | 14 Apr, 8pm

Genre: Reality show

Talented dancers team up with renowned celebrities to showcase their dance performances, compete and win the prestigious title.

Have a blessed Indian New year, guys!