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Saturday, October 15, 2005

Beware ATA, the next war starts....

Satellite TVs are proceeding against the wishes of ATA's motto... BTW, if you are unaware of ATA, it is nothing but Anti Teleserial Alliance created by some of our friends online.

A new soap is being launched on Oct-17th (coming Monday) in SUN TV 7:30pm slot, pushing the existing 'Muhurtham' one hour behind. Named as 'Malargal', it is supposed to follow the footsteps of 'Metti Oli' with the same 'Delhi' Kumar in the lead, but with 5 sons instead of 5 daughters... Long live those souls who have decided to strengthen the motto of ATA.

Pic courtesy: The Hindu

If you had escaped seeing Nila in 'Ah Aah' (I envy you, guys), you are getting a chance to see her today (saturday) in Vijay TV, 19.30 IST... Luckily or otherwise, I don't have the chance to watch it... Will she be talking in thanglish? Any guess...
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20 Comments:

Blogger ada-paavi!!!! said...

ram. innoru seriala?? kodumai!!

nila padathula pakkarathuku kodumai, ippo neenga tv la vera parthengala??

Saturday, October 15, 2005 8:21:00 AM  
Blogger Narayanan Venkitu said...

As long as our people keep watching them, we'll only get over doses of these sob-shows.

Comeon TN , we need to laugh not cry, we need to relax, not stiffen up. We need to live...not die.

I hope things change in the Satellite TV world and in real life.!

I don't have VIJAY, so I am out of luck.!

Saturday, October 15, 2005 9:33:00 AM  
Blogger lakshmi said...

nila spoke in english.She looks cute..

Saturday, October 15, 2005 10:17:00 AM  
Blogger mitr_bayarea said...

ram: just saw the advt. for the new serial "Malargal" featuring Sulakshana in the recently installed Sun TV in our home. Its been 4 years since i saw Sun TV, but even the ads show the level of tears and emotional drama in these serials.

Saturday, October 15, 2005 6:08:00 PM  
Blogger Rags said...

Intha serial tholla thangalai...Intha ATA eppo arambichathu???

Saturday, October 15, 2005 9:01:00 PM  
Blogger Ram.C said...

Vatsan.. Luckily we don't have Vijay TV in Singapore :-) :-)

Mr.Narayanan... I doubt whether it will change. TN housewifes is a lucrative sector for Tamil satellite TV channels. They will get more and more of these type of serials in future. The trend may change to 6 or 7 year serails rather than 2 or 3 years currently.

Lakshmi.. So, you watched it... Good that she didn't speak in 'mazhalai' tamil.

Mitr.. So, you are going to start the account with 'Malargal'.. enjoy and swim in this sentimental soap.

Rags.. ATA was started by some of our friends few months back.. Check this post relevant to your Q....

Saturday, October 15, 2005 9:17:00 PM  
Blogger Ramana Siddharth said...

:)long live ata!movies may come and movies may go,but these serials go on for ever!nila's voice will probably be dubbed..

Saturday, October 15, 2005 9:34:00 PM  
Blogger Me said...

do u get all the tamil channels in singapore??

Saturday, October 15, 2005 10:24:00 PM  
Blogger Narayanan Venkitu said...

Ram - Idhuukkellam mudivu dhaan enna..!! Tamizhagathin..thalai ezhuthai maatra enna seyya vendum??

Sunday, October 16, 2005 12:11:00 AM  
Blogger Ram.C said...

Siddharth... :-) Trust this ATA will get its momentum in the future and become big...

ME.. We have only Sun TV.. One SaT Tv is itself enough..not anymore.

Mr.Narayanan.. Discussion is becoming serious (!!!) Probably the same question might have been raised by our previous generation, when the movies started occupying TN couple of decades ago. But still movie industry is thriving with a new competition from the small screen industry.

Eventhough, there are overdose of sentiments in Tamil serials, I feel that it spreads the message on family relationship most of the time. Sometimes, I feel them better than sleazy movies like 'Ah Aah'. [Doesn't mean that I watch serials :-) :-)] For the industry, it is easy to produce sentimental stories to captivate the minds of TN audience. Only if the mind set of the audience changes, the mass no. of producers will move to other entertainment programmes...

What would be the replacement for the housewives' programmes? It is a big question.... I don't know still - as to which kind of programmes (either educational / religious / adventurous etc.,) can fit the bill?

Probably when the next generation rules the roost - I mean the future SaT TV era, the housewives may change from sentiments to some other areas....if not, the generation after that (our grandchildren tim) may decide the fate...

Anyhow, I won't say it is fate of TN alone.. it is there a national phenomena. Not only in India, but also in Singapore. Singapore local TV channels also have sentimental stories, eventhough they are not to the extent of our TN tamil serials. The lucky part is there are limited no. of soaps..since many ladies are working and don't find time to watch TV always. This situation may creep into our state also soon.. Let us hope for the best.

[My afterthoughts.. I can even extend this to a separate post, later on.... ;-) :-)]

Sunday, October 16, 2005 1:59:00 AM  
Blogger Arjuna_Speaks said...

Hey Ram - first time to ur blog :) - man i dont agree with u :) - I luv mega serials and I watch all the mega serials and am looking forward to malargal :)

U seem to be in Singapore - I have all my relatives there in Singapore and my father was born in malaysia..I was there in Singapore last yr - awesome place man :)..

Sunday, October 16, 2005 10:34:00 AM  
Blogger Rags said...

I want to join ATA...What should I do???

Sunday, October 16, 2005 10:35:00 AM  
Blogger Arjuna_Speaks said...

dude I like ur blog - blogrolling straight away :)

Sunday, October 16, 2005 10:36:00 AM  
Blogger Rags said...

I too have blogrolled you dude...

Sunday, October 16, 2005 10:51:00 AM  
Blogger lakshmi said...

I watched the last 5 to 10 mins.At that time she never spoke tamil except good english.

Sunday, October 16, 2005 11:24:00 AM  
Blogger Ram.C said...

Arjuna.. thanks for dropping by and for blgrlg me. Once upon a time (!!), I was also attachd with TV for mega serials.. But, later on, I realised that they are dragging too much. To make it interesting they should make the serials gripping without dragging a lot.

In Singapore, the chinese serials (which I used to see for sometime) will have only 20 episodes of 1 hr each. Beyond which they don't drag much.. Probably, our Tamil Serial producers can think on that line...

Glad that you have close contacts with Singapore.. next time when you visit, you can drop a mail...

Sunday, October 16, 2005 8:49:00 PM  
Blogger Ram.C said...

RAgs.. thnx for blgrlg me. ATA was started for fun.. You can definitely join.. you can comment on visithra's post which I had given earlier..

Lakshmi.. glad that she didn't test her prowess in tamil.

Sunday, October 16, 2005 8:51:00 PM  
Blogger visithra said...

whoever wants to join ata just copy the logo and paste it on your blog - ure a member for life ;p

Monday, October 17, 2005 4:57:00 AM  
Blogger Arjuna_Speaks said...

thanks buddy :) - sure wuld keep in touch when I am in singapore :)

man ur profile photo is so cute :) - this tempts me to put my childhood baby photo :)

Monday, October 17, 2005 9:27:00 AM  
Blogger Ram.C said...

Visithra.. I need to do it. lack of time.. will take care.

Arjuna.. thanks. Was planning to change it for a while.. since this is a crowd puller still, let me retain it for some more time... :-) :-) :-)

Monday, October 17, 2005 3:50:00 PM  

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