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Must Watch : New Year Special

Adaalat
Sony Tv, 8.pm

This New Year’s eve Dolly Bindra will be seen in a two hour special episode of Adaalat.Dolly will be essaying the role of a loud melodramatic celebrity Sweety  Manchanda who gets implicated in a double murder that takes place at a new year party thrown by her. Watch this interesting episode of of who did it and get thrilled .

Big Boss 5- Aapka Ka Farman
Colors, 10.30 pm

In this grand celebration for New Year’s Eve, Sanjay Dutt leads the show that includes skits from multiple personalities including Shweta Tiwari,Bappi Lahri, comedian Bharti.From the Bollywood we have Abhishek Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor and Neil Nitin Mukesh who will visit Aapka Farman tp promote their film“Players”.

Khan Sisters
UTV Bindass , 7.pm

Gauhar takes a leading fashion photographer’s advice and goes in for a temporary lip augmentation procedure.Watch the agony that Gauhar goes through and how she refuses to show her face to anybody around her.

Navyanka
Rangmunch.TV

 

Weekend Attractions!!!

The Big Star Entertainment Awards 2011:
Get ready to witness this year’s biggest New Year party, the BIG STAR Entertainment Awards 2011 on STAR Plus. The BIG STAR Entertainment Awards 2011 will recognize India’s best talent from Bollywood, Television, Sports, Music and Dance. The event will be hosted by two known faces of silver screen – Shreyas Talpade and Irfan Khan. Several popular television stars will also be seen giving sizzling performances. The highlight of the event will be Dabangg Salman Khan who will perform on some of his hit tunes. The gorgeous Diva Priyanka Chopra will also woo the audience with her mesmerizing and sizzling act. Southern superstar, Dhanush, the voice behind the Kolaveri Di fever rounds off the evening with his first ever live performance at the awards show. The show also introduced a new social category – male, female and film honoring those who entertained audiences with a message.
So Tune in to the BIG STAR Entertainment Awards to watch this star studded night on Dec 31st, 10 pm only on STAR Plus.

Nach le Ve with Saroj Khan Season 3 Grand Finale:
All good things come to an end and it’s time for Nach le Ve Season 3 with Saroj Khan to end on a magnificent and grand note with its high octave Grand Finale. Celebrities, dance, music will all come together on the Grand Finals of Nach le Ve with Saroj Khan. Watch participants Chaitanya-Ashit Dhawan, Tapeshwari, Karishma Tanna-Gaurav Chopra, Prerna Wanvari, Neha Marda, Akshat Saluja, Pooja Kanwal, Jannat Zubain Rehmani-Khushali Hirani and Neil Bhatt-Jayshree Venkatraman fight it out for the title of the ultimate dancing star in this seasons Nach le Ve with Saroj Khan. This dance battle is sure to get everyone on the edge of their seats and the excitement will make the audience groove.
This Grand finale will also see famous actress Genelia D’souza put on her dancing shoes and dance on Saroj Khan’s most famous dance numbers.
To make sure you don’t miss a single moment of this fun and excitement with your own television stars and the ultimate dancing divas Saroj Khan, Malaika Arora and Genelia D’souza, tune in to watch Nachle Ve Season 3 with Saroj Khan on Friday, 31st December10 pm only on Imagine TV.

Master Chef India Season 2 Grand Finale:
The popular cooking reality show, Master Chef India Season 2, is all set to bid adieu. The grand finale of this reality show will be held on 1st January, 2012 only on Star Plus. Actor Akshay Kumar, who was the judge of Master Chef India Season 1 and had refused to do the second season, has agreed to be the celebrity guest-judge on the Grand Finale of the show. Akshay will announce the winner’s name and hand over the prize to him or her. The top 3 finalists of Master Chef India 2, Joseph, Shipra Khanna and Shazia Khan will meet the final challenge in the finale week. 

So stay tuned to watch Master Chef India Season 2 at 9.00 pm on Saturday and Sunday, only on Star Plus.

Comedy Circus Welcome 2012:
Comedy Circus will be seen welcoming 2012 with a bang! The special New Year episode will be packed with sizzling performances from ‘Chaamak Chhalo’ Rakhi Sawant and various actors from TV fraternity. They will surely make your New Year celebration more dazzling and glittering by their acts! So what are you waiting for, sit back and enjoy this laughter ride of breathtaking dances and rib tickling acts!
So tune in for this and lots more on Comedy Circus Welcome 2012 on 1st January 2012 Sunday at 8:00 pm on Sony Television.
Wishing everyone a great weekend and a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!!!

Swati Ghosh
Rangmunch.TV
 

I always emphasize upon the aspect of "expectation of reality” – Amit Jha!

Crime shows on Television today have gained huge popularity with the realistic approach they follow. We not only learn from whatever we see on screen and understand how one has to be aware of their surroundings, at times, what we see also leaves a deep lasting impact on us. Hence, it becomes very important on the part of the makers involved with the show to keep in mind, that stories that depict gory facts, have to have a right balance of information and visual appeal. 
So, are these shows scripted? If so, to what extent are they? How does a Director or a Scriptwriter of such a show carry out his job? Lets find out through Amit Jha, the Director of Sony’s late night show ‘Crime Patrol.’

Rangmunch: You are dealing with real life stories. As a Director what is the research that goes into shooting an episode of crime patrol?

Amit Jha: Crime Patrol is a non-fiction series with real life cases depicted therein. As a Director, I have a two-fold approach to my research:

1. I must know the Script so well that I understand what must be acted to perfection in the performance of every scene, so as to bring out the cause of the crime as well as the criminal intent of the crime.

2. I strive to achieve an environment of excellence by sharing the possibilities of the Script with my team and working towards crystallization of the vision that is desired to be achieved in the Story. 

Rangmunch: What is your take on the increasing rate of criminal activities all over the world? As a person from the creative media, what would you do at your level to curb it?

Amit Jha: Global Organized Crime and terrorism pose major threats to national security, global economy and can have a damaging effect on the political structures of countries by destabilizing governments. International agencies like the United Nations and extradition treaties between the nations have made it possible to fight crime and punish criminals. Crimes have their roots in the local streets where the lust for power, big money, and revenge emerge due to poverty, unforgiving attitude, and ignorance of people. Therefore, as a person from the creative media I would think globally and act locally by making efforts to work upon such projects which would increase awareness among the viewers about the causes of crimes and suggestive measures of curbing crime. 

Rangmunch: What are the things you keep in mind while shooting the fictional part of a real story? How do you tone gory and graphic deals and know where to draw the line? 

Amit Jha: While shooting the fictional part of a story I always emphasize upon the aspect of “expectation of reality.” I ensure that the fictional part is performed with commitment to the characters in the story and nature of crime. I believe that if the actors are committed to what they are doing, they can make the audience believe almost anything, even with the most natural performance. There is a saying, “Violence perceived is violence achieved.” While shooting I keep in mind that it is not essential to show the exact act of violence as they are of a gruesome nature, so I take up gory discretion shots, which leave the audience to imagine the gruesomeness of the criminal act. This is where I draw a thin line between depicting the actual criminal act and fiction.

Rangmunch: Which is that one case that got you totally disturbed or disoriented as a person while dealing with it?

Amit Jha: An episode which I directed recently, Jharna Chemical Case, was based upon a man’s self-realization and guilty conscious which led him to confess his assistance in the crime of murder. It got me totally disturbed and disoriented.

Rangmunch: What do you think has worked in the favor of Crime Patrol as a show? 

Amit Jha: The very concept and essence of Crime Patrol, which is to create awareness among the audiences about the cause of a crime, has worked in the favor of the show. And beside that, I strongly believe that selection of story has an important part to play in it. While shooting also we take care that the look of show should be real so that people can relate it with their life. We take care that performance of actors should look real rather than dramatic. I think that’s why these days people can easily connect them self with the show.
Rangmunch: Why did you take up Crime Patrol as a show over other fictional Dramas on TV?

Amit Jha: I took up Crime Patrol as a show because I like to work upon social issues and do something more realistic like true stories, which involve creating awareness among the audience.

Rangmunch: Why do you think, not many shows like Crime Patrol are made in India (on Fiction Channels), while we totally enjoy watching the International versions of similar shows? 

Amit Jha: I believe that it is us who have to make the difference by taking an initiative of making more shows to create awareness among the audiences, as there are very few shows like Crime Patrol which are being made at the time being. 

Rangmunch: On a totally contrary note, it is said these shows actually educate criminals about crimes. What is your take on the same?

Amit Jha: I strongly disapprove of the notion that such shows educate criminals about crimes. The actual act of crime and its gruesomeness is not shown; the gory discretion shots and anchor’s speech are effective modes of presenting the nature of the crime and the story. This makes the audiences aware of the possibilities of occurrence of crimes and helps them to curb crime. We make sure while editing the episode that the content shown does not offend or hurt the sentiments or beliefs of the audiences.


Rangmunch: When the show first started, it had two hosts Sakshi Tanwar and Anup Soni. Any particular reason why you picked Anup Soni as the face of the show?

Amit Jha: It was entirely SONY TV’s decision to pick Anup Soni as the face of the show.


On behalf of Rangmunch.TV, we thank Amit Jha for this insightful interview.
Interviewed by:
Niharika Vidya Sagar 
 

Must Watch Shows

Bade Achhe Lagtey Hai
Sony TV ,10.30 pm

In tonight’s episode Ram will shout and loose his cool on someone on the phone.Priya tells herself to be prepared for a showdown.Ram comes to Priya and tells her that he has come home to collect his files, and in doing so says his apologies. Will Priya accept this rushed apology or will they once again end up arguing over trivial things.

Saubhagyavati Bhav?
Life Ok , 10 pm

 Jhanvi gets a call from the doctor and she gets to know that Viraj has met with an accident.She rushes to the hospital. Viraj is visibily irritated on seeing the doctor, but Jhanvi takes him home.Initially Viraj stubbornly refuses and resists as much as he can , but wounded as he is , he gradually gives and allows Jhanvi to care for him.This gives Jhanvi a little hope for the marriage .Tune to Life Ok to catch this intense drama.
Navyanka
Rangmunch.TV
 

Must Watch Shows

      Saas Bina Sasural
      Sony TV , 10 pm 
       
In tonight’s episode ,Chaturvedi family will be seen happy about the fact that Ved has finally accepted his love for Nitika. Ved will propose to Nitika but she will refuse. Now toasty will be on a mission to bring these two hearts together again. She twill take Dadaji to meet Nitika’s parents but they will tell her that they have no problem in reuniting if Nitika is okay with it. Finally the family will manage to convince Nitika and she will agree for the proposal. Ved will be seen getting a makeover for his first date with the help of his brothers. Watch brahmachari Ved in a different avtaar!
But this love story will have a twist in the tale! Chedi will get his best friend’s daughter Rhea in the house.
 Will Chedi bring in bad news which will affect Ved and Nitika’s relationship?
Saubhagyavati Bhan ?
Life Ok , 10.pm
In tonights episode , Sia tells dadi  and Uma that Jhanvi has started behaving starngely. This worries dadi all the more. Jhanvi on the other hand is overjoyed and getting ready for the evening. Viraj sacks an employee in the office for having sneezed during a meeting.On his way back , Viraj meets with an accident and lies unconscious on the road while Jhanvi waits.Tune in to watch whats happenes to Viraj .
Navyanka
Rangmuch.Tv
 

Weekend Attractions!!!

Apart from Comedy Circus Grand Finale that will be hosted on 24th and 25th December, on Sony Entertainment Television, there are two major attractions this Christmas weekend.

Golden Petal Awards function, which will be aired on 25th December at 8:00pm only on Colors Channel. Amidst all the glitz and glamour, rewards and recognition, the viewers for the first time would also get to witness a unique water act that will be performed by the television actors themselves. So let’s hope this star studded awards night lives up to the viewers expectations.


The famous dance reality show is back on your small screen. The Trio Master Geeta, Master Remo and Master Terrence is making a comeback with Dance India Dance- Season 3, that starts from today on Zee Television at 8:30pm. Therefore, viewers let your foot loose and get ready to groove with the contestants and the judges, every Saturday and Sunday from hereon.


Swati Ghosh
Rangmunch.TV
 

Life is all about moving on with good memories – Waseem Sabir!

Waseem Sabir
With the recently revamped channel StarOne now being called LifeOK, we talked to various names from with in the industry that have worked with the Channel, to know what they feel and how they perceive this new change! Here is what Waseem Sabir had to say.

Name: Waseem Sabir

Profession: Indian Television Director

Shows Worked on StarOne: Remix, India Calling, Mano Ya Na Mano, Saathi re, Pari Hoon Main

while shooting for India Calling.
The History….
In 2004-05 when Star One was launched they wanted to cater to the youth with shows from different genre like Remix, Family Business, India Calling, Mano ya na Mano. Then in 2007 they decided to make it a sister concern channel which is like Star, which is Indian with not much of youth oriented stuff. So as a result, Cult shows like Remix were taken off air. But later the youth shows were back again on Star One.

with the actors of Saathi re
On Multiple revamps on StarOne…
Let me explain this to you, the way I understand it. The GRPs of a channel get divided. For Eg: If Star is leading with 312 GRP points, Sony’s GRP is 258 points , Colors is at GRP 240 points, Zee TV is 140-150 GRP points, Imagine TV 70-80 GRP points, Star One 40 GRP points. Initially when Star One revamp happened, the idea was to get some additional TRPs without hampering Star Plus. Its like having a sister concern channel which is trying to pull ratings from your other channels. So I guess by launching a new channel, the idea once again is to offer more shows which would then hamper the GRPs of other channels. This will also affect the GRP points of Star Plus but that will be very nominal. So at the end of the day the GRP of Star Plus and Star Desh or Life OK will all come to STAR as a whole.

The Future….
Life OK is great since I just saw the promo and it says do not think about the future but think about the present and try to live in the present. There are a couple of interesting shows like MA, which is of Venkatesh Productions and is already very popular in Bengal. Then there is a story, which is in the lines of Agni Sakshi the movie , with Karan Veer and Shiti Jha. Then they have a mythological show called Mahadev where they are going to show a lot of special effects. 

However, Life OK is coming up with a new concept or rather; format wherein they are going to pitch in 15 minutes episodes unlike 30 minutes that we normally see. Therefore, the idea is to cover three shows in a span of one hour, 15 minutes for each show. In addition, the shows are going to be aired on all the 7 days of the week. Now whether this format will work or no, that one will have to  to wait and watch. However, there is a ray of hope that the channel might offer something new.

The Audience….
Life is all about moving on. Therefore, I will like to tell the viewers to move on with good memories. In addition, every show, every character, every actor has a shelf life. Before the characters stop appealing to you and the story loses its essence, it is better to part with good memories.

~ Waseem Sabir