Zee Tamil lines-up movie premieres for Pongal

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MUMBAI: Tamil GEC Zee Tamil has lined-up big bang premieres for the festive season of Pongal on 14 and 15 January.

The channel will begin the festivities with the fantasy-thriller ‘Maragadha Nayanam’ on 14 January at 11 am. Directed by ARK Saravan, the Aadhi Pinisetty and Nikki Galrani starrer narrates the story of two small-time smugglers who steal a highly valuable artifact that is believed to be cursed, which further forces them to seek the help of three friendly ghosts to safeguard themselves from the evil spirits.

Zee Tamil will host the world television premiere of the blockbuster film ‘Mersal’ at 4 pm. Starring Thalapathy Vijay in the lead, the film marks 25 years of the Thalapathy fervour in the South Indian Film Industry. Set against two generations, the film which was directed by Atlee talks about two brothers – a doctor and a magician who attempt to expose the corruption in India’s medical industry and how they avenge their father’s death.

Featuring Vijay in three distinct characters, Nithya Menon, Samantha Akkineni, and Kajal Agarwal play the lead heroines in the film. The film also features a composition by Oscar-winning Isai Puyal – AR Rahman.

The celebrations continue on 15 January with the telecast of Shivalinga – the action-horror-comedy film at 11 am. The film stars Raghava Lawrence and Ritika Singh in lead roles. The story of the film unfolds as a CBI officer, who is assigned to investigate a murder, realizes that his newly married wife is possessed by the ghost of the young man whose murder is being probed.

The World Television Premiere of Vanamagan will be hosted at 4 pm. The film stars Jayam Ravi and Sayyessha in leading roles. Shedding his chocolate boy image, Jayam Ravi dons the role of a tribal man who escapes from the hands of men trying to capture his people. The story unravels as he finds himself in the care of a rich and spoilt girl, who starts to fall in love with him. Directed by Vijay and with music by Harris Jayraj, the film is a complete entertainer.

Speaking on the occasion, the channel spokesperson said, “This festive season, Zee Tamil strives to present its viewers with the perfect blend of entertainment that the viewers can enjoy in the comfort of their homes with their loved ones. We are confident that the premiere of these successful movie – hits will showcase Zee Tamil as the ultimate stop for viewers looking for quality content”.


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