Independence Day Programmes On Amrita TV – 15 August 2013
On August 15th when Indians pause to recall that rare moment in history when the world’s greatest democracy was born and we woke to life and freedom, Amrita TV commemorates the special occasion with a line up of special shows.
Swarnachamaram at 9.00am an anthology of evergreen nationalistic songs, handpicked from select Malayalam, Tamil and Hindi films that sets one’s pulses thudding with patriotic fervor includes, Manoj Kumar’s unforgettable classic ‘Meri desh ki dharthi’ from Upkar; the enduring masterpiece from the Vayalar –Devarajan duo ‘Jaya jaya jaya janmabhoomi’ from the movie Schoolmaster; P.Bhaskaran’s vintage eulogy to India ‘Bharatamennal paarin naduvil’ from Adyakiranangal; the stirring ‘Sindhu Nadhiyin Isai’ based on the immortal composition by Subramanya Bharathi etc.
Yes I Am Iniya at 10.30 am holds Iniya who is creating a flutter in the tinsel towns of Malayalam and Tamil, in an off- the-cuff conversation, in which she discusses her debut, her upwardly mobile career graph and current assignments; her experiences as a child artist in Tamil films and Malayalam TV serials; the thrill of being crowned Miss Trivandrum in 2005 that paved the way to modeling; how the new generation actress transformed herself into the ‘retro roles’ in Ayal, Bhoopadathil Ilatha Oridam etc.
Top grossing Tamil blockbuster Bombay, that took shape under the megaphone of Mani Ratnam and swept the National Awards of 1995 is the Independence Day special movie to be aired at 2.00pm. Narrated against the backdrop of the Babri Masjid riots and starring Arvind Swamy and Manisha Koirala it was a colossal commercial and critical success.