Asianet group of channels and Amrita TV are all set to give a gala treat to viewers coming Onam on September, 16. The three channels of the Asianet network - Asianet, Asianet Plus (Malayalam general entertainment channel) and Asianet Movies will have special programming line ups for seven days. The line ups include interviews, films, special programmes and music-based shows. The channels will air interviews with film stars including Suresh Gopi, Jayaram, Dili and Fahad Fazil, amongst others.
Other highlights of the day are "Krishna Begene Baru" (7.00 am), and Onam special programmes like Onanilavu and Onapattukal.
On September 17, the channel will premiere "Issac Newton S/o Philipose" at 1 pm. Other highlights of the day are special Onam episodes of Munch Stars, Comedy Express and Onakali.
Asianet Movies will air special programmes for the festival including celebrity interviews and bouquet of movies titled as Onavasantham, including movies like Masters, Karyasthan, Janapriyan, Arabeem Ottakom P Madavan Nayarum, Naghangal, King & Commissioner, Achanurangatha Veedu, Rasathanthram, Poochakoru Mukkuthi, Crazy Gopalan, Adv. Lakshmanan Ladies Only, Kochi Rajavu, Veruthe Oru Bharya, Orange, China Town, Nerariyan C.B.I., Thanthonni, Minnaram, Chinthamani Kolacase, Pulijanmam, Abraham Linkon, Pingami and Nanpan.
On September 16, Thiruvonam day, Amrita will air a special episode of 'Udayamritham' at 6.30 am. The channel will also air 'Mandahasa Pushpam', an interview with Lekshmi Gopalaswamy, at 7 am. The other shows that it will air on September 16 are 'Ona Sparsham' (7.30 am), 'Madirasi' (8.15 am) and 'Ona Sadya' (12.30pm).
The channel will also air 'Lokpal' at 1.15 pm, followed by 'Akathalakkaryam' (6.25 pm), Malayalee's global festival (7.00pm) and 'Kapil Devinoddoppam' (8.30pm). The last two shows that it will air on September 16 are 'Thiruvonam' at 9.00 pm and 'Chiri Noolizha Naitha Onappudava' (9.30 pm).
Avittom will start with 'Nadanppattukal' at 7.00 am followed by 'Ona Sparsham' at 7.30 am. The channel will also premiere 'Players', the tale of a band of young bike riders, at 8.45 am. It will also air shows like Akathalakkaryam, Ona Sadya and Pazhayidom Mohanan Namboothiri Ona Thillakavum Chakkochanum. Dileep's frank and forthright views continue in the informal talk Chiri Noolizha Naitha Onappudava at 9.30 pm.
Chatayam, the last day of Onam, gets going with attempts to revive folk heritage. The show based on authentic folk music Nadanppattukal (7.00am) will be aired, followed by Ona Sparsham at 7.30 am. The shows will be preceded by a dance and music based show and the movie, Gramam. An additional treat will be 'Mazhaneerthullikal', an interview with Meghna Raj and V K Prakash at 5.30 pm.
In Akathalakkaryangal at 6.25 pm, the show will feature cine actor Sudheesh's wife Dhanya. Celebrity Onam quotient continues with Ona Sallapam at 8.30 pm. There will also be an interview with Anoop Menon, Puthumayude Ponnonam, which will be telecast at 9.00 pm followed by Festival of Colors, an intimate chat with Fahad Fazil, at 9.30 pm.