Indian Television just gets Bigger and Bigger, and this time, it is NDTV Imagine promising the viewers with an engrossing line-up of fresh and distinctive programs. With a fresh dose of emotions and full on entertainment, NDTV Imagine will treat the audience with shows across genres, ranging from sensitive drama to periodical thrillers and from fabulous musical shows to foot tapping dance entertainers. You imagine it, and NDTV Imagine Delivers it!!
Mr. Sameer Nair, the CEO of NDTV quotes, “In this competitive environment, the launch of NDTV Imagine heralds the return of the GEC, the return of family entertainment for the entire family… bringing fresh ideas and concepts into Indian living rooms and once again, bringing the entire family together to watch Television.We hope our shows will speak for themselves. We have new ideas and we are working with the best production houses and the finest talent in the business. It is an exciting, explosive combination and we hope to create our best work yet.”
Well, on that note, let’s take a closer look at the upcoming shows and get a glimpse of what’s in store with the new entertainment medium…
Ek Packet Umeed, a weekly show, taking a closer look at a group of women, coming from different backgrounds, but with one common aim in life, to spread harmony in the lives of themselves and everyone around them. Ek Packet Umeed is what these women offer to lift the spirits of one and all. A fresh new concept from Hats Off Productions, this show promises to deliver the best, and stars Neena Kulkarni, Rupali Ganguly, Luna Salim, Suhas Joshi, and many more…
Main Teri Parchhain Hoon, a drama from the Rajshri Productions, talks about having relationships as a top priority in life. A story about a 21 year old ambitious girl who sets out to conquer the world, without realizing what destiny has in store for her, and fate takes a 180 degree turn, and she ends up being a step mother of three, at the young age of 21. With a cast like Megha Gupta, Sameer Dharmadhikari and Lata Sabarwal, the show adds the perfect dose of freshness to the channel.
With Radha Ki Betiyaan Kuch Kar Dikhayengi, Supriya Pilangonkar makes a come back to the Indian Television as Radha, who is the mother of three girls who are assured to rule the world, and make it big. A Product of DJ’s creative unit, the show stars three fresh talents: Mona Vasu, Ragini Singh and Ratan Rajput. A journey that starts from , drawing them to Mumbai where the girls strive hard to make it big. A weekly show that instills the true Indian values, and brings on a fresh take on women and their dreams.
Jasuben Jayantilaal Joshi Ki Joint Family, "is the biggest family of Indian Television”, quotes producer JD Majethia of Hats Off Production. A Gujarati family based in Junaaghad, reminds you of the days when spending Sundays with family members used to be the one thing we yearned for. JD assures that the daily soap will take you on a holiday spree with each episode. A dose of laughter mixed with warmth, a show filled with versatile actors and a huge cast of more than 20 family members; this serial is sure to give the audience more dreams and aspirations in life.
Dharam Veer, brings Television’s most loved mythological hero, Rajat Tokas, back in action. A periodical drama, plotted in an era where brotherhood and friendship are placed way above other materialitic pleasures. A fictional tale that revolves around two Princes – Dharam and Veer who are bounded by friendship, where their values are put to test as they emerge into adult hood and face the realities of life. Sagar Arts assures a full entertainment package for people of all genres. Catch the two young men – Rajat Tokas and Vikrant Massey in action, as they battle for principles while they struggle for their friendship.
Raajkumar Aaryyan, is a Fantasy Love Story, where the channel NDTV Imagine truly sticks to its theme, and takes the viewers on a joy ride filled with magic and illusion. Sphere Origins brings a fantasy love story about a prince who crosses all boundaries for his lady love. A magical quest with brilliant visual effects and brilliant cinematography, this show will remind one of Lord Of the Rings, with quests, magical creatures, demons, action and much more. Watch out for the weekly show starring Anirruddh Davve, Yami Gupta, Shahbaaz Khan, Manish Wadhwa and many more…
A channel today is incomplete without a Reality Show. Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan will bring the Dance Guru Saroj Khan to the centrestage, as she willl teach the art of dance to the audience all across the nation. The Dance Guru of Bollywood will now step foot on the National screen and set the entire nation on fire with her 'Jhatkas' and 'Matkas. This reality show lays a platform for every lay man of the country to prove his/her mettle in Dancing..
Dhoom Macha De, will strike the best of the musical chords; A first-of-its-kind show that puts a group of well established professional singers on stage in a bid to find the country's "Best LIVE Performer". Hosted by Malaika Arora Khan, the show features Anaida, Baba Sehgal, Babul Supriyo, Devang Patel, Jaspinder Nirula, Jassi, Kamaal Khan, Richa Sharma, Sapna Awasthi, Suneeta Rao and Taz as the contestants. Thus sit back and enjoy the electrifying performances and a roller coaster ride of pure entertainment.
These are the eight new shows making a way into our daily schedules, as NDTV Imagine will hit screens in January 2008. Joining these bandwagon of Production houses soon, will be Ekta's Balaji Telefilms. Will the shows truly go beyond all imaginations? Well, we’ll have to wait and watch. Stay glued to Telly Buzz for the latest Telly World updates.