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Saturday, May 06, 2006

Battle Spills Over To TV

DNA explains how the battle for TN is being fought in a full-fledged manner through the TV channels. DNA goes to say how Sun TV is blacking out all scenes related to ADMK campaigners. Based on Sun TV's reaction to scenes pertaining to filmstars in the opposite camp, I wonder why they have spared Radhika's Selvi mega-serial?
Also appearing in some of the Sun channels are song sequences of actor Karthik who, in his new role of the All India Forward Block state general secretary, has become a Jayalalithaa critic. ‘Supreme star’ Sarath Kumar, who left the DMK for AIADMK recently, is on top of Sun’s hate list.

When KTV (a Sun channel) telecast Mammooty-starrer Maunam Sammadham, the entire sequence involving Kumar, who plays a supporting role, was edited out.

Sun has even stopped advertisements of its sister publication and Tamil evening tabloid Tamil Murasu, to prevent inadvertent publicity to murasu (drum), which is actor Vijaykanth’s election symbol. Meanwhile, Jaya TV has been dishing out a virtual MGR film festival.

Fans of the AIADMK founder were treated to Nallavan Vazhvan, Meenavan Nanban and Oorukku Uzhappavan – all specimens of MGR’s careful portrayal of the messiah of the masses. Jaya TV, however, “blundered” when it failed to edit out a song in Nallavan Vazhvan, which was produced when MGR was in DMK.

In addition to the above, Sun TV has converted its prime time news into a campaign vehicle projecting Vaiko and Sarath Kumar in the worst light possible and also airing some silly ads which stop one short of saying that MK is the latest magician to hit the town. Although campaign comes to an end today, the TV channels would keep airing such biased reports till the polling date. Till then, make full use of the remote control.


  • SMS doing the rounds:

    Boy 1: Nammavum evvalo dhan thaniya suthuradhu...oru figure set aagadha?

    Boy 2: Udhayasuriyan-kku vote-a podunga! Osi-la figure-a set panni kudupanga!

    'scuse the Tamil :)

    By Blogger shrik, at 1:50 PM  

  • Incidentally, it gets pretty comical on radio too.

    MK has his own FM station (Suryan), so gets max free plugs.

    Amma and Captain though slug it out on Radio Mirchi. The ADMK plug even includes a little speech by JJ!

    By Blogger shrik, at 1:52 PM  

  • @Shrik,
    those jokes clearly reflect the state of affairs.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 3:03 PM  

  • Yup - full use of the remote indeed. The tamasha spills over to the FM radio as well - ADMK runs this ad on Radio Mirchi which is a total take-off on 'Best Kanna Best' :)

    By Blogger Echo/Lavanya, at 4:30 PM  

  • @Echo,
    Now I realize that I'm missing all the action.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 7:47 PM  

  • But i think still the best Suntv did was to air the clipings on all Jaya's high handedness (starting from MK's arrest to the Flood Relief Stampede deaths), with the Autograph song "Nayabagam VArudhe" in the backgorund.. started seeeing this only from yestreday on KTV....
    Discalimer - this doesnt mean i favor DMK.

    By Blogger Surya, at 9:05 PM  

  • free TVs, punch dialogue like 'solradha dhan seivar, seiradha dhan solvar', media circus, celebrity campaigns.. it's almost like sun tv is promoting a new mega serial.

    By Blogger I, at 3:30 AM  

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