This festival of lights will be more vibrant for all Astro customers with a wider variety of local and international Tamil and Hindi titles, special programmes on RAAGA platforms and Astro Ulagam, all for the enjoyment of our customers.

From special feature programmes and reality shows to TV dramas and movies, Astro customers can access popular titles and all-time favourites on all Astro platforms including on demand, Astro GO, NJOI and NJOI Now.

Adding on to the variety of titles available are two new channels, Colors Tamil HD (CH 233) which offers customers more dramas and reality shows including Enga Veetu Mapillai and Colors Super Kids; and, Zee Tamil HD (CH 232), which is home to the latest movies, dramas and reality shows such as Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil Champs Season 2 and Genes Season 3. Both Colors Tamil HD (CH 233) and Zee Tamil HD (CH 232) will be available on the Samrat Pack

Customers who subscribe to Samrat Pack by 20 October 2018 via CH200 will receive tickets to watch well-known Tamil movie star, singer and music composer, GV Prakash, at his Malaysian concert debut on 28 October 2018 at Stadium Melawati, Shah Alam.

Astro customers can subscribe to Samrat Pack from as low as RM3/month, depending on their subscription. For more details on Samrat Pack, visit

Dr. Rajamani Chellamuthu, Senior Vice President, Indian Customer Business, Astro, said, “We are pleased to usher this year’s Deepavali celebrations by offering the best in content to our customers. We continue to reach out to our customers through all platforms – TV, radio and digital – to make their experience more immersive and engaging and we hope that with the new content available on the Samrat Pack, our customers will have the opportunity to access even more titles and movies for a greater range of Tamil and Hindi entertainment.”

From the rich offering of content this Deepavali, highlights according to their respective channels are as below: 

Astro Vaanavil (CH 201):
  • Arun Vijayudan Deepavali Kondattam, a special programme featuring popular actor Arun Vijay along with playback singers Anuradha Sriram, Ranjith and local artists; and,
  • Local movies and variety shows such as Brinthavanathil Kannan, Villavan; Vevveru Roobam; Superstar Raja; and, Joe The Black.

Astro Vellithirai (CH 202)
  • Nadigaiyar Thilagam, a biography capturing the life of Indian superstar Savitri, featuring Keerthy Suresh and Dulquer Salmaan;
  • Mersal, action thriller featuring Vijay portraying three roles alongside Nithya Menen, Samantha and Kajal Aggarwal; and,
  • U-turn, starring popular actress, Samantha.

Astro Thangathirai (CH 241):
  • Ghajinikanth, a romantic comedy starring Arya;
  • Merku Thodarchi Maalai directed by Lenin Bharathi and Lakshmi featuring Prabhu Deva, Ditya Bhande and Aishwarya Rajesh; and,
  • Bhaskar Oru Rascal, Vellaikaran and Thirutthu Payale – Tamil movies accessible on demand to customers with a connected PVR at home.

Astro Vinmeen HD (CH 231):    
  • Irumbu Thirai, Kaala, Bharath Ennum Naan and Bhaagamathie – popular Tamil movies;
  • Pettikulle Enna S3, Beauty vs Dirty, One Heart: AR. Rahman Concert and Mojo Concert Extravaganza 1 – unique variety shows available for customers.

TARA HD (CH 108):
  • Kabhi Kushi Kabhie Gham, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, Duplicate and Kal Ho Naa Ho – all-time favourite Hindi movies starring Shah Rukh Khan.

Bolly One HD (CH 251):
  • Padman - directed and written by R. Balki, featuring Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte in lead roles;
  • Veere Di Wedding, a comedy starring Kareena Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar and Shikha Talsania
On the digital front, Astro Ulagam’s microsite, Namma Deepavali, will feature exclusive interviews with popular celebrities Anuradha Sriram, Arun Vijay, Aarya, Aranthangi Nisha; and also must-try recipes and other specially-created content that will help customers prepare for their Deepavali celebrations. 

RAAGA, Malaysia’s No. 1 Tamil radio station, will be producing a 5-episode radio drama for the first time. Each episode will premiere between 10am – 1pm, Monday to Friday from 29 October 2018 during RAAGA’s Hello Nanba segment. Repeats of the all the episodes will be available on Hypermalai (3pm – 7pm) and Vealai Mudinjaachu (7pm – 12am) segments.  

RAAGA will also be producing a new Deepavali song and music video, which features RAAGA announcers – Aanantha, Uthaya, Suresh, Ram, Revathy, and Ahila – amongst others. Listeners can tune in to RAAGA on-air or alternatively watch the music video on RAAGA’s official website and Facebook page: Raaga (Malaysia)

Customers can take their favourite shows with them anywhere they go this festive season on Astro GO and NJOI Now. Download Astro GO and NJOI Now from the Apple Store or Google Play to access today.

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