October 2011. Week 4
Post Diwali Double Dhamaka from Star Pravah
Immediately after Diwali, Star Pravah channel had a double dhamaka
on Sunday 30th October, in the form of two films i.e.'Morya'
followed by 'Zenda' from the same film maker. Therefore, it was a
day for actor Santosh Juvekar- the new angry young man of Marathi
films, who happened to be in both the films. Since, marathi films
are premiered on Television channels within six months of their
official release in theatres, one wonders whether there will be good
turn out at the theatres in days to come. Thanks to
Star Pravah, who
have announced the TV premiere of 'Fakta Ladh Mhana' soon.
It was a pleasure to watch
Tejaswini Pandit on Saam TV's programme 'Ashich Hi Madhura', when she was interviewed by host Smita Gavankar.
Tejaswini spoke a lot about her mother, whom she considered as the
best actress on stage. "It is because of her motivation that you
find me performing on stage today," she said, while speaking about
her present performance in a comedy play, directed by Chandrakant
Kulkarni. Tejaswini also narrated her experiences during the recent
London trip along with her mother and on her winning several awards
for her performances in films and television.
The end of the week saw more coverage of the inaugural F1 Grand Prix
held in Noida at the newly constructed Buddh International circuit.
With the presence of Sachin Tendulkar (who flagged off the race) and
Shahrukh Khan who used this platform to promote his film, the event
received better coverage in the news. It also gave a feeling whether
F1 had overshadowed cricket, as the only 20-20 cricket match between
India and England played on the day of qualifying rounds of F1 did
not receive much response from the viewers as well as media.
Obviously, the young crowd was for F1.
Looking at the Local political scenario in the state, the
controversy of the week was created by Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam by
openly declaring in a meeting in Nagpur that North Indians in Mumbai
can give a call for Mumbai bandh, if need be. Further, he also dared
to challenge the MNS and Shiv Sena President to move in the open
without using security. This was considered as a controversial
remark, creating division among different communities living in city
of Mumbai. The TV news even stated that the chief minister of
Maharashtra had taken a serious note of such remarks.
Obviously, there was expected reaction coming from the opposition
parties like Shiv Sena and MNS. While Sena President Uddhav
Thackeray challenged Mr. Nirupam, MNS chief Mr. Raj Thackeray while
speaking to Zee 24 Taas, declared that he would burst his crackers
on this issue after Diwali. Besides this issue, Mr. Raj Thackeray
also answered other questions posed by the reporters of this channel
with ease. He also recalled his college days and narrated an
incidence as to how he turned a caricaturist .
At the national front, while team Anna Hazare deciding not to change
the core committee, the controversy over their differences has now
come to an end. On the contrary, Anna Hazare has called this a move
by ruling party to malign the image of his team members by
targetting them with some allegations. In the meanwhile, the routine
debates on this issue continue to take place on different news
channels, with nothing coming out of it. Watching the same faces
taking part in such debates is really annoying.
by Ulhas Shirke © MMW