Movies, season marathons, masti - channels look to have fun this Holi
With the country in a celebratory mood for the festival of Holi, channels have lined up a slew of Holi specials to add to the joyous mood. Adgully takes a look at how Star World Premiere HD, FX, Sony Pix, SAB TV, Sri Adhikari Brothers and Discovery Kids plan to make Holi special this year.
Star World Premiere HD
Star World Premiere HD, India’s premium English entertainment channel, is all set to run an all-day marathon of Season 1 of the craziest, musical show – ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ that is invigorated with all the elements that Holi is known to possess – love, friendship, music, dance and most of all colours.
The show will air all day starting 12 pm and onwards on Star World Premiere HD on March 24 and 25.
The show revolves around Rebecca Bunch who is a single woman and still longs for her longtime soul mate Josh, who dumped her after their summer fling during summer camp in 2005. In 2015, after being inspired by a TV commercial for a butter spread, she restarts her pursuit of Josh after she spots him in New York City.
FX and FX HD
Laugh out loud this Holi as popular comedian Louis CK makes his way to FX in a special marathon of Season 5 of his show ‘Louie’. The series is loosely based on Louis CK’s life himself, showing him as a comic onstage, and depicting his life offstage as a newly divorced father of two girls.
‘Louie Season 5’ will air all day on March 24, starting 12 pm and onwards on FX and FX HD.
Staying true to its core belief of ‘Asli Mazaa SAB Ke Saath Aata Hai’, SAB TV will bring a ‘mazedaar’ experience for its viewers with its fun, colourful and entertaining event ‘SAB Ki Holi’. Hosting the event this year will be TV’s much loved and iconic duo Kiku Sharda and Ali Asgar. The fun filled extravaganza of ‘SAB Ki Holi’ will be aired on Thursday, March 24, from 9 pm onwards on the channel.
This year, SAB Ki Holi, set against a colourful backdrop, will be representative of colours from the channels’ shows evocative of the values that these shows signify. For instance, Blue is the colour of unity like in the members of Gokuldham colony in ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’. Popular rapper Badshah as well television actors Rashmi Desai, Debina Bonnerjee and Aamir Ali will also be performing to the season’s most popular Bollywood tracks.
The star-cast of ‘Baal Veer’ is set to enthral with a breath taking aerial performance, followed by a power-packed act by the Ghotala’s from ‘Badi Dooor Se Aaye Hai’. The ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’ team also promises to excite the viewers with the entire cast dancing together as one big family to popular songs like ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ and ‘Galla Gudiyan’. The finale act will see SAB TV actors come together for a grand performance. These apart, stand-up comedy talents like Sugandha Mishra, Rajiv Thakur and Kiku Sharda will also entertain the audience with their gags.
Speaking on the channel’s Holi line-up, Anooj Kapoor, Senior EVP & Business Head, SAB TV, said, “We are very excited to bring to our audiences yet another spectacular celebration - SAB Ki Holi. This year, the event will symbolise the various colours of life and the emotions they stand for. Every show on SAB represents a unique characteristic or virtue, which will be brought alive on stage. We are confident that our viewers will enjoy this colourful and grand show. Here’s wishing everyone a very happy and safe Holi.”
Sri Adhikari Brothers
To celebrate the spirit of Holi, Sri Adhikari Brothers (SAB Group) will showcase special shows all day long.
To set the mood for the festival, Mastiii has created a full day Holi Special Show called ‘Mastiii main rang’, which will play special Holi songs throughout the day. Maiboli, the Marathi channel, is setting new trends by coming up with a new social campaign, ‘Panivachva Jeevan jagva’, designed to raise awareness and promote simple water saving tips. Various renowned Marathi stars like Swwapnil Joshi, Prashant Damle and Makrand Deshpande are also requesting the viewers to save water with the intention of supporting the campaign along with wishing the viewers to have a happy and safe Holi.
Dabangg TV and Dillagi, the movie channels of the group, have lined up popular movies back to back for the colourful and eventful day starting 12 pm onwards. Celebrities like John Abraham, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, and Siddharth Malhotra will be seen wishing the viewers ‘Happy Holi’ in a special way on the SAB Group channels.
Viewers can tune in to ‘Madhouse PIXathon’ on Sony Pix for popular animated movies like ‘Stuart Little’, ‘Wreck It Ralph’, ‘The Adventures of Tintin’, ‘Ratatouille’, ‘Brave’, and ‘Bolt’ on March 24, from 9 am onwards.
One can watch at 9 am how the Little family adopts a charming young mouse named Stuart in ‘Stuart Little’. Following down the trail is ‘Wreck-It Ralph’, the story of a video game villain trying to become a hero at 11 am. This will be followed at 1 pm by the Oscar nominated movie directed by Steven Spielberg, ‘The Adventures of Tintin’. The tale of Remy the rat will be presented in ‘Ratatouille’ at 3.30 pm, followed by ‘Brave’, a multiple award winning entertainer at 6 pm. The PIXathon adventure will conclude with the Academy Award nominated story of a Super-Dog, ‘Bolt’, at 8 pm.
Discovery Kids invites all its young fans to celebrate Holi with Kisna and his friends. Doubling the joy and fun for kids, Discovery Kids will present a special ‘Kisna’ episode – ‘Bura Na Maano Holi Hai’, in which Kisna and his friends will celebrate the festival of colours on March 24, 9 am to 10 pm.
The special episode will revolve around Kisna and his friends when they visit his uncle in Nandgaon to celebrate Holi with his family and cousins. Kids will witness flavours of Holi and the group of friends celebrating the festival with water, colours, sweets and lots of fun.
During the celebrations, Kisna and his friends will take up the challenge of winning the honourable flag in the competition arranged by the Mukhiya of Nandgaon. To reach the flag, kids will have to walk through a trap surrounded by people waiting to colour them from the roofs of their houses.
The older group of kids, who have been winning the competition every year in Nandgaon, are confident that they will win this time as well. Kisna’s friends attempt to reach the flag, but one after the other, all of them fail. Will Kisna be able to hoist the flag? Or will Nandgaon lose the competition this year as well? Find out in the special episode.