Chennaiku Pudhusu”, a women-centric Web Series launched today on JFW YouTube Channel

JFW, South India’s largest digital community for women, launches its first-ever women-centric web series “Chennaiku Pudhusu”. Starring Saru, Sudharshan, Amritha Mandarin, Srisha, Arvind Janakiraman amongst others, this six-episodes-series features the journey of a young chef who moves to Chennai to pursue her dreams. ‘Chennaiku Pudhusu’ is directed by Kishore Kumar and is all set to release on October 15th on JFW YouTube Channel.

“Chennaiku Pudhusu” teaser was launched by actress Simran Bagga and Television host and anchor Dhivyadharshini (DD). This was followed by the official trailer launch by actress Aiswarya Rajesh.

Commenting on the Webseries, Sujit Kumar, Founder and Managing Director says, “JFW’s foray into producing web series is a natural extension to our pursuit of offering quality and meaningful vernacular content to digital audience across the globe. As a brand we strongly believe in being a differentiator in the digital space and be an aspirational platform for Gen Z and Millennial audience.”

The teaser and trailer of Chennaiku Pudhusu went viral on release and have created a lot of curiosity and engagement among the netizens. “While most women are looking for ways to leave the kitchen, why did you dream of entering it” A question that is asked within few seconds into the teaser is something to ponder on. Says Bina Sujit, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief, “JFW- from the very beginning has always underpinned strong-spirited, passionate women, and their journeys. Chennaiku Pudhusu is one such empowering tale of a young woman chef trying to make it into a field that is generally dominated by men”.

As the protagonist navigates through the fine-dining world and the new city, she doesn’t just move through her culinary ranks but also understands life from a fresh perspective. Travel with her incredible journey with a few laughs, giggles, joy, drama, triumphs and tribulations, and a whole lot of love for food.

JFW has established itself as a prime player in the South-Indian entertainment market with successful shows like At Home, Get Set Cook with Anu Haasan, etc. With a digital reach of 22 million quality audiences globally, JFW is known for its innovative, fun, engaging and entertaining content through its varied platforms. And now, they are raising the bar to even higher.

With promising content and a large loyal audience following, Options Media Group that owns JFW is set to explore and expand its footprint into several avenues in the South Regional entertainment spectrum. The company also recently launched its exclusive food channel ‘Spice My Food’ which has roped in celebrity voice artist Deepa Venkat for its very own Tamil cookery show ‘En Veetu Samayal’ that will be releasing from October 16th, 2020. With all this and many other exciting plans in the pipeline, Options Media Group is set to deliver all that one could expect and more!

Please find below the link of the trailer:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=M8PgUoJcg6c

*https://www.youtube.com/user/jfw*

Chennai based music composer Ganesh B Kumar’s ‘Spirit of Humanity’, set for a grand worldwide launch on June 26, 2020, by Navona Records, U.S.A.

  • RISE – Symphony No.1 in D minor; a traditional Symphony in 3 movements
  • THE JOURNEY – the first-ever Symphonic Poem by an Indian composer

 

Chennai, June 11, 2020: Brimming with passion for enriching human  values,  by  uplifting and elevating the spirit of mankind, city based music composer Ganesh  B. Kumar,  is  all set for the worldwide launch of his new album, ‘Spirit of Humanity’. The album comprising  a Symphony, RISE, and a Symphonic Poem, THE JOURNEY, the first-ever by an Indian composer, brings to light two of the noblest qualities of man’s earthly existence, ‘Optimism and Humanitarianism’, envisaged through the inspiring life stories of the legendary composer – Ludwig Van Beethoven and ‘Maharaj’ Jam Saheb Digvijay Singhji, ruler of the erstwhile princely state of Nawanagar, Gujarat.

Glorious works of many composers wouldn’t have been possible without the patronage of some of the most influential people in society, who were great music connoisseurs. Shining examples of such generosity can be found over centuries, which include patrons such as the Esterhazy family of Hungary to Joseph Haydn, Baron Gottfried van Swieten to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the famous Archduke Rudolph, youngest son of Emperor Leopold II and youngest brother of Emperor Franz, to Ludwig Van Beethoven. In this respect, Shri. Anand Madhavan stands as a lofty example of a steadfast and generous patron to the composer Ganesh B Kumar.

Incidentally, Shri. Anand Madhavan happens to be the great grandson of Shri. V. Krishnaswamy Iyer, who holds the credit for being the first person to  bring  out  some of  Maha Kavi Bharathiyar’s early poems in print, by arranging to publish and distribute copies to various schools. True to the saying, ‘history repeats itself’, Shri. Anand Madhavan walks his great grandfather’s glorious path by being instrumental in bringing out composer Ganesh Kumar’s album, ‘Spirit of Humanity’.

 

A spellbinding work of collaboration, ‘Spirit of Humanity’, is an ode to optimism and humanitarianism, supported by a dedicated core team, that includes Dr Prem Venkatesh, the dynamic Project Lead from Scotland, Shri. V. Muthukumaraguruswamy, a spiritual guide, erudite scholar and Chief Linguistic Consultant, Mrs. Georgina Margarite Ezra, Songwriter, Translator and Linguistic Trainer, and Shri. Anand Madhavan, the backbone and the Patron of the project.

 

Both the works have been performed and recorded by the Staatskapelle Orchestra, Halle, Germany, under the baton of the renowned conductor Bernd Ruf, comprising 91 instrumentalists, along with 31 singers from the Choir of the Opera Halle, conducted by Markus Fischer.

 

Speaking at the pre-launch press meet, Ganesh B Kumar shared with us his exciting journey of the making of “Spirit of Humanity”.

In his words: “It has always been my goal to compose music that enriches and uplifts the human spirit. When Dhahara Vidhya Foundation, a non-charitable Trust from Chennai, India, commissioned me to write two orchestral works, I was looking for motivational and socially impactful themes that would benefit mankind. I was reminded of the famous quote of Confucius, “The greatest glory in living, lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall”, which inspired me to draw parallels with the life of Ludwig van Beethoven, one of the greatest musical geniuses of all time, whose music rose above every fall he experienced in his life.

 

It is a known fact that Beethoven’s own circumstances were miserable – loveless and pain- stricken with progressive deafness. Yet, he overcame these obstacles, churning out timeless compositions. I have tried bringing out this dichotomy in the symphony RISE, with the descending phrases depicting the various falls in his life, while the consequent victorious emergence is pronounced through the ascending phrases, invoking the spirit of positivity and perseverance”.

 

Speaking on his second composition, Ganesh Kumar said, “As with the first composition, I was seeking a challenging and meaningful theme for my second work. My search ended when Shri. Anand Madhavan drew my attention to a treasure trove of lesser known historic events of pre-independence India (1942-1947), which included the touching act of humanitarianism by Maharaj Jam Saheb Digvijay Singhji, who was the first ruler to open doors to and save the lives of thousands of Polish refugees during the Second World War. The magnanimity of the Maharaj and the riveting tale of displacement, despair, migration and resettlement of Polish refugees from the Soviet Union to India, inspired me to write the Symphonic Poem THE JOURNEY – from Despair to Hope, as a fitting tribute to the ‘Maharaj’, ruler of the erstwhile princely state of Nawanagar, Gujarat.

 

THE JOURNEY begins with a melancholic aria, Lost Souls, penned by Georgina Margarite Ezra, depicting the desolate condition of the Polish children.  The pinnacle of this composition is the inclusion of a timeless Tamil poem from Purnanooru, Undaal amma ivvulagam, written by the ancient King of the Sangam era, Kadalul Maaindha Ilamperuvazhudhi.  The king, through this poem, gave mankind a poetic message about humanitarian values, several centuries ago. This poem has been used as an analogy to highlight the generosity and large-heartedness of the Maharaj. The sole credit for choosing this poem and imparting linguistic training to the German singers goes to Shri. V. Muthukumaraguruswamy.

 

Special significance – The worldwide release of the album, Spirit of Humanity”, featuring RISE and THE JOURNEY, on June 26th this year, attains special significance due to the fact that the current year 2020, happens to be the 250th birth anniversary of Ludwig Van Beethoven, as well as the 75th anniversary, commemorating the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany, to   the Allied forces in 1945, thereby ending World War II in Europe. The universal message of the spirit of positivity and humanity conveyed through this album, would surely provide musical solace during these troubled times of the pandemic.

 

More about the album:

 

RISE: A tribute to the legendary composer Ludwig Van Beethoven on his 250th birth anniversary, the symphony RISE invokes the ‘Spirit of Positivity & Perseverance’.  It sheds light on how Beethoven emerged triumphantly as one of the most successful composers of all time, overcoming various hardships in his life. It is a humble tribute by Kumar to one of the greatest musical geniuses of all time, whose music rose above every fall he experienced in his life.

 

The piece draws heavily on Beethovian elements from the first measure to the last, and includes, among others, reminiscences of Beethoven’s most popular themes, such as the opening motif of the composer’s Fifth Symphony, but consciously introducing a rising figuration (as against the falling 3rds of the original) signifying positivity and perseverance.

 

THE JOURNEY: The symphonic poem, THE JOURNEY – from Despair to Hope, is a large piece of program music that reminds the listener of the little-known terrible hardships of Polish refugees in the early 1940’s, when thousands of displaced Poles in Russia, owing to a great humanitarian act by Maharaj Jam Saheb Digvijay Singhji, embarked on an arduous journey to India, and found a new home in the then princely Indian state of Nawanagar, Gujarat.

 

This composition paints the deprivation, desolation, and truculent perseverance of the refugees in stark tonal colors and the finale, an extolment of the Maharaj’s generosity, vividly evokes the satisfaction and relief in the face of a suffering overcome. The Symphonic Poem makes a powerful case for pacifism on the 75th anniversary of the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany to the Allied forces, in 1945, there by ending World War II in Europe.

 

‘Undaal Amma Ivvulagam’- An a cappella in Tamil: As a reprise,  Undaal Amma Ivvulagam,   a timeless poem from Purananooru, written by the ancient King Kadalul Maaindha Ilamperuvazhudhi, is featured as a bonus track in the album as an a cappella, sung by Shalini Singh Balaji and Keshav Vinod Kumar, thereby giving an Indian twist to conclude the Album.

 

Spirit of Humanity – Audio Promo Link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-y3e61dhE-A&feature=emb_logo

 

Spirit of Humanity – Video Promo Link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NhKR0rEes8

COLORS Tamil leads the way with fresh content during the lockdown

  • First Tamil General Entertainment Channel to introduce fresh original content amidst lockdown 
  • Announces a new daily series ‘Mangalya Dosham’ starting Thursday, May 28, 2020 

Chennai, May 25, 2020: While viewers have been restricted to their homes for two months owing to the nationwide lockdown, Viacom18’s 24-hour Tamil General Entertainment channel, COLORS Tamil has been providing non-stop entertainment for its discerning viewers while urging them to be socially responsible. Taking a lead from here and ensuring its viewers continue to stay entertained, COLORS Tamil is now set to launch an exciting and fresh line up of original content making it the first Tamil General Entertainment channel to introduce a fresh line up during the lockdown. COLORS Tamil announces the launch of Mangalya Dosham, starting Thursday, May 28, 2020. The super-natural fiction show will air from Monday to Friday at 9 pm. The channel will also launch the popular dubbed shows Sri Krishna and Chandrakantha. Additionally, it will air fresh episodes of its much loved shows Oviya, Amman and Idayathai Thirudathe.

Anup Chandrasekharan, Business Head- Colors Tamil said, “At COLORS Tamil, we are committed to serving our viewers. We have been working enthusiastically round the clock  during this lockdown to keep up to our viewers’ entertainment needs. We brought back some of their favourite shows and movies, and telecast special events making sure they did not miss out on anything. We are now delighted to be the first Tamil entertainment channel to launch original and fresh content for our existing shows starting this week. We are also excited on the launch of a brand new show Mangalya Dosham. A super-natural fiction show, Mangalya Dosham is a family entertainer integrated with a larger social message. We are positive about the situation stabilizing and urge our viewers to stay safe while we continue to keep up with our commitment of delivering compelling and culturally diverse content to their homes.”

Mangalya Dosham focuses on an age-old superstition that is still deeply entrenched and followed even in today’s times. It is a captivating supernatural story about Nityashree, a Chevvai Dosham girl who marries her lover Mohan who is Non-Chevvai Dosham and the life-threatening consequences that follow. The show stars popular actors Arun Padmanabhan and Lakshmi Priya who are playing the lead protagonists.

Starting May 28th, COLORS Tamil will present a revamped and refreshed weekly line-up including some of the channel’s most popular shows providing wholesome entertainment. Mythological show Sri Krishna will air at 6 30 p.m. and will be followed by fantasy show Chandrakantha at 7 p.m. This will be followed by the family entertainer Oviya at 7:30 p.m., the mystical drama Amman at 8 p.m. and romantic drama Idhayathai Thirudathe at 8.30 p.m. Finally at 9 p.m., COLORS Tamil will entertain viewers with its brand new super-natural thriller Mangalya Dosham.

 

Follow @ColorsTvTamil Twitter handle, @ColorsTvTamil Instagram handle and @ColorsTvTamil Facebook page to get daily updates on Mangalya Dosham.

(The channel is available in all leading cable networks and on all DTH platforms – Sun Direct (CH NO 128), Tata Sky (CHN NO 1555), Airtel (CHN NO 763), Dish TV (CHN NO 1808) and Videocon D2H (CHN NO 553).

About COLORS Tamil: Launched in February 2018, COLORS Tamil is the youngest general entertainment channel from the stable of Viacom18 that thrives to entertain the Tamil speaking viewers around the globe through distinctive and powerful stories that inspire and celebrate women and their families. Positioned as Idhu Namma Oru Coloru (the colors of our motherland), COLORS Tamil focuses on storytelling that matches the rich heritage of the Tamil Nadu culture with qualitative and innovative programming. Some of our flagship shows are Velunachi, Arya’s Enga Veetu Maapilai, Dance Vs Dance, COLORS Comedy Nights, Singing Stars, Oviya, Vandhal Sridevi, Perazhagi, Thirumanam, Thari and Malar amongst others.

About Viacom18: Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd. is one of India’s fastest growing entertainment networks and a house of iconic brands that offers multi-platform, multi-generational and multicultural brand experiences. A joint venture of TV18, which owns 51%, and Viacom Inc., with a 49% stake, Viacom18 defines entertainment inIndia by touching the lives of people through its properties on air, online, on ground, in shop and through cinema.

Aaha Kalyanam to launch on COLORS Tamil on March 9

Chennai, 7th March 2020:  If you don’t find love, it will find you. COLORS Tamil presents an interesting story Aaha Kalayanam, that is about a forced marriage between two totally different people and how they discover their true selves along the way. Aaha Kalayanam,a dubbed version of the super-hit Kannada fiction ‘Mangalyam Tantunanena’, will premiere on COLORS  Tamil on Monday, March 9th at 6:00 p.m.

The main protagonist Shivani played by Divya Wagukar, is an IAS aspirant who is awaiting marital bliss. She is a happy-go-lucky girl. However, she is not so lucky when it comes to finding a groom, until she has a chance encounter with Dheena, played by RK Chandan. She finds herself in an awkward siruation when she is forced into wedlock with Dheena.

In the absence of love, what forms the foundation of their marriage? Will Dheena and Shivani call off this ‘forced’ marriage? Will they settle in to find love or will they destroy each other in the process?

Begin your tele-time on COLORS Tamil with Aaha Kalyanam this Monday, March 9th at 6:00 p.m. followed by all your favourite shows: Oviya, Amman, Idhayathai Thirudathe, Thirumanam, Nagini 4 and Uyire.

COLORS Tamil is available in all leading cable networks and DTH platforms – Sun Direct (CH NO 128), Tata Sky (CHN NO 1555), Airtel (CHN NO 763), Dish TV (CHN NO 1808) and Videocon D2H (CHN NO 553).

About COLORS Tamil: 

Launched in February 2018, COLORS Tamil is the youngest general entertainment channel from the stable of Viacom18 that thrives to entertain the Tamil speaking viewers around the globe through distinctive and powerful stories that inspire and celebrate women and their families. Positioned as Idhu Namma Oru Coloru (the colors of our motherland), COLORS Tamil focuses on storytelling that matches the rich heritage of the Tamil Nadu culture with qualitative and innovative programming. Some of our flagship shows are Velunachi, Arya’s Enga Veetu Maapilai, Dance Vs Dance, COLORS Comedy Nights, Singing Stars, Oviya, Vandhal Sridevi, Perazhagi, Thirumanam, Thari and Malar amongst others.

About Viacom18:

Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd. is one of India’s fastest growing entertainment networks and a house of iconic brands that offers multi-platform, multi-generational and multicultural brand experiences. A joint venture of TV18, which owns 51%, and Viacom Inc., with a 49% stake, Viacom18 defines entertainment in India by touching the lives of people through its properties on air, online, on ground, in shop and through cinema.

On popular demand, COLORS Tamil brings back edge-of-seat thriller Naagini

The mystical snake saga will go on-air on November 18; watch it Monday-Saturday at 7:00 PM on COLORS Tamil

Chennai, 13th November 2019: Bringing to life a gothic amalgamation of romance and the paranormal, COLORS Tamil gravitates the audience back to their favorite show Naagini.

An impeccable fiction serial, Naagini highlights the mystical love of a girl with a touch of magic and imagination that culminates into a revenge story of a snake. Dubbed into Tamil, the epic one-of-its-kind fictional drama will go on-air on 18th November and will be telecast on COLORS Tamil, every Monday to Saturday at 7:00 PM.

Set in a modern milieu, it’s love story between a business tycoon Ritik Raheja aka Arjun Bijlani and a gorgeous serpent woman Shivanya aka Mouni Roy. The mystique of the unknown brings the brimming conflict of obsessive love winning over historic revenge that leaves Shivanya stuck between buried emotions.

Naagini, the eternal saga, is a visual treat to the audience with astounding VFX effects and characterization of superficial powers, promising unexpected twists and turns almost every day.

Watch the magnum-opus come alive on your television screen, Monday to Saturday at 7:00 PM only on COLORS Tamil channel. The channel is available in all leading cable networks and on all DTH platforms – Sun Direct (CH NO 128), Tata Sky (CHN NO 1555), Airtel (CHN NO 763), Dish TV (CHN NO 1808) and Videocon D2H (CHN NO 553).

About COLORS Tamil:

Launched in February 2018, COLORS Tamil is the youngest general entertainment channel from the stable of Viacom18 that thrives to entertain the Tamil speaking viewers around the globe through distinctive and powerful stories that inspire and celebrate women and their families. Positioned as Idhu Namma Oru Coloru (the colors of our motherland), COLORS Tamil focuses on storytelling that matches the rich heritage of the Tamil Nadu culture with qualitative and innovative programming. Some of our flagship shows are Velunachi, Arya’s Enga Veetu Maapilai, Dance Vs Dance, COLORS Comedy Nights, Singing Stars, Oviya, Vandhal Sridevi, Perazhagi, Thirumanam, Thari and Malar amongst others.

About Viacom18:

Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd. is one of India’s fastest growing entertainment networks and a house of iconic brands that offers multi-platform, multi-generational and multicultural brand experiences. A joint venture of TV18, which owns 51%, and Viacom Inc., with a 49% stake, Viacom18 defines entertainment in India by touching the lives of people through its properties on air, online, on ground, in shop and through cinema.