Astro Premieres Indian Local Telemovies

  • 21 Mar 2020

Kuala Lumpur, 18 March 2020 – To celebrate this Indian New Year, all Astro customers can enjoy
four locally-produced, new telemovies in Telugu, Punjabi, Malayalam and Tamil on Astro Vaanavil
(CH 201), Astro GO and on demand. The telemovies for each dialect will premiere on 25 March and
from 13 to 15 April.

Marc Lourdes, Vice President, Indian Channel Business, Astro, said, “This new year we are pleased to
bring all our customers four locally-produced telemovies in Telugu, Punjabi, Malayalam, and Tamil.
We remain committed to championing local content and talents while supporting the Malaysian
Indian film and TV industry which includes the development of language, arts and culture for the

Customers can tune in to Astro Vaanavil on:
25 March, 9.00pm: ‘Rangulu’, Telugu telemovie directed by Soma Kanthan, premiering on ‘Ugadi’
(Telugu New Year), starring Prakash Rao, Vanishrri Rao, Ravin Rao and Chenipaiyen Blake Yap;

13 April, 9.00pm: ‘Rabba Mereya’, Punjabi telemovie directed by Arjin Uppal, premiering on ‘Vaisakhi’
(Punjabi New Year), starring Avinder Singh, Hemant Shergil, Navinder Kaur, Gurvinder Singh
and Malkit Kaur;

14 April, 9.00pm: ‘Kanmani Anbodu Kathalan’, Tamil telemovie directed by Kavi Nanthan (director of
‘Venpa’) premiering on ‘Chithirai Puthandu’ (Tamil New Year), starring Kuben Mahadevan and
Pashini Sivakumar;

15 April, 9.00pm: ‘Acchammakku oru Vishukani’, Malayalam telemovie directed by Shalini
Balasundram (director of ‘Pulanaivu’) premiering in conjunction with ‘Vishu’ (Malayalam New
Year), starring Datin Shaila Nair, Anandha, and Kirtiga Nair