Uthradom, the first day of Onam on August 28th , begins with Akthalathile Ona Vishesham at 7.30am checks out how, cutting across party lines the men in white khadi celebrate onam, away from the public glare. In Veritta Onakazhchakal Amrita TV attempts to lighten the gloom in the lives of the unfortunate sections of the populace who are excluded from the festive revelry and in its 1st edition at 8.30am at the Poojappura Central Jail, Suraj Venjaramoodu comes out with a potpourri of songs, mimicry and jokes that bring a smile to those who had strayed on to the wrong side of the law.
Block buster film Red Alert will go on air at 9.00 am . For the Malayalee, fast becoming a stranger to the flavours of his own festive cuisine, Ona Sadhya at 1.30 pm with Pazayidom Mohanan Namboothiri at the helm, re-introduces the Keralite to the wonders of his culinary heritage . Veendum Kannur a political thriller based in Kannur, follows at 2.00pm. Thumbapoom Pattu at 5.30 pm discovers the other side of the bubbly ,vivacious Nithya Menon who, in a reflective mood analyses the ups and downs of her journey so far in moviedom. Buoyed by the extraordinary success of Ordinary,
Kunchako Boban discusses his ‘fruitful’ partnering with BijuMenon that is reaping a rich harvest at the box office and why negative shades will not dent his image in a special interview in Pranayanila Pattu at 6.30 pm. 2 stalwarts of Malayalam playback , P.Jayachandran and Krishnachandran compare notes in Kasavinte Karayulla Melmundu at 7.00pm. Priyamani concedes that she gained an entry into Mollywood ‘no actress before her had -by being kicked by Mammootty in her very 1st scene of her debut movie Pranchiyettan and the Saint in Poonila Poombattu at 7.30pm . In Pattinte Pattudayada at 8.00pm ,Asha Bhosale who is a Goan by birth finds Kerala a ‘better Goa’ on her first visit to the State but reproaches Malayalees for not giving her more playback opportunities. Amrita TV’s Chief Creative Head Shyamaprasad engages Vidya Balan in a free-wheeling conversation at 8.30pm ‘Neermani pudava’ .Vidya in her trademark saree and red bindi presents a ‘charming picture’ as she recalls the initial qualms she suffered doing a Silk Smitha in Dirty Picture and how she shed her inhibitions as she slowly slipped into the skin of the oomph queen . In ‘Nadanathinte Ponppattu’ at 9.00pm Malayalam’s mega superstar Mohanlal steps into Amrita TV’s primetime space to regale viewers with glimpses of his varied Onam experiences: during his childhood, as a married man, along with his children and on location with his co-stars when he couldn’t make it home .