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Press Meet: Zee Telugu
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28th December 2005
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Zee Telugu which was launched on 18th of May 2005 is getting slowly popular with original concepts and audience centric programming of highest quality. R Ajay Kumar - Business Head of Zee South - invited the press today to share what Zee TV has in story for the month to come.

Speaking on the occasion Ajay Kumar said, “I had the rich experience of working with almost all Telugu satellite channels in the last 12 years. But my latest stint at Zee Telugu in the past seven months is the most satisfying experience. We thrived to give something original to the viewers of Zee Telugu. The most popular program on Zee Telugu today is ‘Gold Rush - Nee Illu Bangaram Kaanu’ hosted by queen of Telugu TV media Udaya Bhanu. Gold Rush is an original idea our team has come up with and it’s a ‘ladies only’ game show that clicked in a big way. Six Kgs of Gold was given away through this program. We are coming up with an innovative idea of ‘Friday releases’ where there would be a feature film made exclusively for Zee Telugu would be telecasted every Friday. For Sankranthi 2006, we are coming up with an exclusive interview of Chiranjeevi where he tells so many things which he never shared with media in the past.”

Here are the details of Gold Rush and Friday Releases

GOLD RUSH: Nee Illu Bangaram Kaanu…, The driver game show.

Gold Rush - Nee Illu Bangaram Kaanu…today, is the most popular Game Show among the women viewers across the State. Gold Rush, telecast Monday to Thursday between 9pm to 10 pm has a humongous following. (See Chart 1)

Till date 6kgs of Gold across 320 participants have been won in this Show. Gold Rush - Nee Illu Bangaram Kaanu, hosted by the lively and vivacious Udaya Bhanu, is now dedicated to the Telugu Adapaduchus. Further, 25 gms of Gold each day was also given away to 20 contestants from 26th Sept 05 to 27th Oct 2005.

The objective of the programme is to see that all the Telugu Women folk win gold in this Interactive Game Show. There has been a tremendous response from not just Andhra Pradesh, but also from other cities outside the state.

Zee Telugu is also bringing in a lot of variations to break the monotony of the Show. As of now, we are into the “Attha Kodalu” round and we promise to bring in a lot more variations with new permutations and combinations.

Gold Rush – Nee Illu Bangaram Kaanu also featured celebrities playing the Game Show, notable among them are Mrs.Vanisree, Ms.Rambha, Mrs.Kalyani, Ms.Sangeeta, Mrs.Jayasudha, Ms.Laya etc.

During Dassera, exclusively for the Audience of the programme, Gold Rush, Zee Telugu ran a month-long contest wherein a Jackpot of 1 kg Gold was given away and the same was wonby Ms.Madhuravani of Tenali. The 24 year old lady Said, “ I was thrilled and felt so happy on winning the Gold Rush Jackpot of Dasara Adrusta Lakshmi on Zee Telugu”.


Friday Release will be one of its kind in South Indian Industry. Friday Release will start from the first week of January 06 and as the name suggests. “Friday Release” features 95 mnt feature film, specifically made for Television, which contains all the elements of a good feature film for a family entertainer.

We are extremely proud and feel honored that some of the Big Names in the film industry are making these wonderful films to be showcased on Zee Telugu. Sri K.Raghavendra Rao, Dr.Paruchoori Gopala Krishna, Sri Yendamuri Veerendranath, Sri Yerramsetti Sai, Sri Sambasivarao, Sri Meer, Sri PC Reddy, and Vasireddy Seetha Devi Garu whole hosts of people who matter are producing films exclusively for Zee Telugu.

We are certain that this Venture of Zee Telugu will attract discerning audience who would like to see some fresh and top quality feature films premiered on Television. For the month of January, we have the following Friday Releases as listed below:

TELECAST DATE : 06-01-2006
PREMIER SHOW TITLE : Mounamelanoyi

SYNOPSIS :A delicate romantic tale penned by Sri Yendamuri Veerendranath depicting witty, rather ironic situations of the protagonist, with a lingering after taste. Sambhumitra a handsome, well to do young man, could never understand how to talk his way out with a girl. How, he eventually overcomes his predicament and befriends a girl and what discoveries he makes in the process form part of an interesting denouncement.

TELECAST DATE : 13-01-2006
PREMIER SHOW TITLE : Ningi..Nela..Savitri… Arundati Nakshatram
PRODUCER : Mr.Yerramsetti Sai
STARRING : Narasimha Raju (Cine Hero), Meghana, Bhaskar (Cine Hero),
Lahari (Cine actress), Bhargav (Cine artist) & Goutham Raju
(Cine Comedian)

SYNOPSIS:-A heart-rending tale of a woman, her trysts with destiny, and the three men in her life with diametrically opposite perspectives. First she is accused of lacking in trust and then becomes a victim of trusting too easily. The third relation ship lands her in a mess of a marriage, when she finally chooses to live by herself. But, destiny has other plans for her and gives her life a new meaning and purpose.

TELECAST DATE : 20-01-2006
PREMIER SHOW TITLE : Rayavaram Ravvala Necklace
PRODUCER&DIRECTOR : MR .A HARI CHARAN RAO (“Amrutam” Serial Fame In Gemini)
STARRING : Devdas Kanakala (Well known actor), Srinivasa Reddy(Comedian)
Harshavardhan (Amrutam fame), Sudarshan (Mr Pellam fame)

SYNOPSIS:-An absolute comedy of errors about tricks and counter tricks by a bunch of con men driven by need and greed, who are out to take possession of an invaluable ancestral necklace of the Landlord Rajarao family. A horde of avaricious, notorious and often funny characters enter the scene and compete with each other to evoke laughter and create a rip roaring comedy. It is a story of Sri Nanduri Rama Krishna, a popular novelist & short story writer.

TELECAST DATE : 27-01-2006
DIRECTOR : P.S.Narayana
STARRING : Mr.Anant, Ambika Rani, Rajasree, Padma Jayanti and Kallu
Krishna Rao

SYNOPSIS:-Green card offers a humorous look at the present day society. It makes use of the craving among a bunch of high-society ladies, for marrying their kids off to US bound grooms. The women who are all members of a cultural club vie with each other and resort to dirty tricks and manipulations to prove their one upmanship.

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