Thursday, August 9, 2018

One of Tamil Nadu's Longest-Serving Politicians: DMK Patriarch M Karunanidhi

A great Leader, one of the longest-serving politicians of Tamilnadu, 5 term CM, Screenwriter, Poet, Novelist, and a contributor to Tamil literature, Karunanidhi, popularly referred to as Kalaignar passed away at the age of 94 on 7th August 2018.

The man who was loved by the Tamil audience was a long-standing leader of Dravidian Movement. From a screenwriter to a leader to a Politician Karunanidhi's life serves as an inspiring tale to all the leaders of the future.

Karunanidhi’s movies contained strong social messages and arose controversies among the conventional Hindus and were severely subjected to censorship. His notable movie Parasakthi which supported the Dravidian movement became a blockbuster hit and introduced actors like Sivaji Ganesan, SS Rajendran to the Tamil industry. He then went on to make films like Panam, Manohara, Thirumbi Paar, etc. He also contributed to the Tamil literature by writing Poems, Books, Letters, Novels, Biographies, Historian Novels, Stage Plays, etc.

Through his wit and oratory skills, the man soon rose to be a Politician and then went on to be elected 5 times as a CM of Tamil Nadu. He was serving as MLA of Thiruvur constituency before succumbing to the illnesses. The man was highly respected among the Tamil Political circles and has received many Awards and Titles.

He had three wives and is succeeded by 6 children among whom M K Stalin, M K Muthu, are active in Tamil Nadu Politics and Kanimozhi is reputable as her literary heir. Tamil Nadu government declared a public holiday on August 8th and a seven-day mourning after his death. The government of India declared national mourning and on 08th of August with orders to fly National Flag at half mast in Delhi and all the state capitals.

His body was buried near Anna memorial at Marina Beach where leaders like M G Ramachandran and recently deceased Jaya Lalitha had been buried.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Popular Malayalam TV shows on YuppTV Europe

With zero doubt one can say Malayalam has some of the most innovative programs on television. Channels like Asianet, Mazhavil Manorama, have always been striving for the best and have been raising the standard of television programs. But there are some shows on these channels that are highly loved by the audience watching from all over the world. We have made a list of such shows to keep you updated and knowledgeable on the best shows and can be watched from the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe on YuppTV. Check it out.

Comedy Utsavam

A Malayalam Comedy Show commenced in November 2016, Comedy Utsavam is highly popular among the Malayalam audience all over the world. The show is hosted by Mithun Ramesh and is judged by Tini Tom, Guinness Pakru, and Bijukuttan. Comedy Utsavam is a talent show that finds the best of singing, Dancing, Impersonation, Mimicry, Comedy, and other talents across India helping them come into the limelight by providing them a pedestal to perform. The show has successfully completed 200 episodes and is still going strong on Flowers TV.


Kastooriman is a remake of the top rated Hindi Television serial of Zee TV Kum Kum Bhagya. The serial is broadcast from Monday to Friday on Asianet. It is written by N Vinu Narayanan and directed by Sunil Karyattukara and Krishna Moorthi. Reputable as one of the most watched channels on Asianet, the cast of Kastooriman was on the receiving end of many awards for their portrayal.

Uppam Mulakam

Started off at the end of 2015, Uppam Mulakam is a popular sitcom on Flowers TV. Written by Suresh Babu, Sreerag R Nambiar, Afsal Karunagappally, the show depicts the story of a man named Balachandran Thambi, his wife, and 5 Kids. Though the serial has completed more than 600 episodes it still a worthy watch and with an understandable humor in every episode.

Nayika Nayakan

Another Talent hunt Reality show from the house of Mazhavil Manorama, Nayika Nayakan searches for the next Superstar of Mollywood industry. Selecting 16 contestants, with 8 boys and 8 girls, Nayika Nayakan puts them through a course of tasks that elevates their talents. Judging by their competence one is proclaimed the superstar of Malayalam Film Industry and no doubt he will be offered a cash prize along with a chance to play the protagonist in director and one of the judges Lal Jose’s film. Along with this director the show is judged by Actor Kunchako Boban and Actress Samrutha Sunil. It is hosted by Pearle Maaney and Daine Davis. The show has started as recently as 28th May and is on the top trending list of Malayalam Reality shows.

Bigg Boss

Bigg Boss finally made it to Malayalam language and the audience is more than happy about it. The reality show which has been prevalent in more than 54 countries as franchises the show has made its way into India long ago. Commenced recently into Malayalam, the show is successfully running its first season in Malayalam and it is hosted by none other than Superstar Mohanlal. The show has begun at the end of June and is still in its infancy. So, if you want to watch Bigg Boss Malayalam live from Europe, all you need to do is turn to Asianet Live on YuppTV after logging in.

Many more Malayalam shows like Super 4, Thakarppan Comedy, etc., are available in the UK and Europe regions on YuppTV. Check them out and Subscribe as soon as you can. India’s Independence Day is close. You might get some discounts too.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Catch the Best of AltBalaji Original on YuppTV

AltBalaji brought out a revolution in the Indian Web Originals Genre. Taking up the less discussed and stereotypical topics and putting them up in a context forming a beautiful story, it has brought to the Indian audience many great Web Series in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali etc.

Making complete use of Web Freedom and serving to the Millennial audience, AltBalaji made Web Series not just for the purpose of gaining more viewers but also to educate Indians on some of the subjects that are considered taboo. Web originals like Bose - Dead or Alive, Karle Tu Bhi Mohabbat, serve an audience looking for entertainment and series like Dev DD, Gandii Baat, Romil and Jugaal, etc., serve an audience looking for some novelty from Indian storytellers.

Making them available to the Indian audience worldwide, YuppTV has partnered with AltBalaji and offering all of its content for a bare minimum price. By subscribing to the AltBalaji package on YuppTV, one can access AltBalaji Original, TV Shows, Stand Up Comedies and Movies.

To bring you an insight on what you are in for, here is a list of best Web Originals that can keep you entertained.

Bose: Dead/ Alive

Based on the book “India’s Biggest Cover-Up” written by Author and Journalist Anuj Dhar, “Bose: Dead / Alive” is the story built around the mystery surrounding the death of Subash Chandra Bose. The cast includes Rajkumar Rao, Naveen Kasturia, Edward Sonnenblick, Anna Ador, etc. The story of the series is created by Ekta Kapoor and is written and directed by Reshu Nath and Pulkit respectively.

Karle Tu Bhi Mohabbat

Starring the most popular couple on television Ram Kapoor and Sakshi Tanwar (Bade Achhe Lagte Hain Fame), Karle Tu Bhi Mohabbat is the story of a Super Star (Ram Kapoor as Karan Khanna), who is a recovering alcoholic and his Counsellor (Sakshi Tanwar as Tripurasundari Nagrajan) at the De-Addiction center. Created by Ekta Kapoor, Written by Reshu Nath and directed by Muzzammil Desai, Karle Tu Bhi Mohabbat is one of the most popular shows on the internet.

The Test Case

The Test Case is the story of a highly motivated individual who is the only woman in the team of special forces. A woman’s role in the army and the way her parents, colleagues and her officials treat her because she is a woman forms the base of the story giving rise to a high-end drama as the story moves forward. The test case is one of the best original web series that AltBalaji has house come up with. It casts Nimrat Kaur in the lead role along with Akshay Oberoi, Atul Kulkarni, Rahul Dev, Anup Soni etc., and is directed by Vinay Waikul and Nagesh Kukunoor.


A story of three sisters with dreams and ambitions that lead them from an ordinary life to an extraordinary life. In the path that they take while chasing them, will they be able to stay together, or will they break apart forms the crux of the story. The series casts talented actors like Kushal Tandon, Karishma Sharma, Ridhima Pandit, etc. in the leading roles. This is a new series and was released on 30th of July 2018.
PM Selfiewallie

Built on a humorous note that anything can happen in Politics, PM Selfiewallie is as crazy as it sounds. Though the concept is a little older and is familiar to the audience, this AltBalaji web series brings novelty to the table in terms of the issues it confronts. The story is of a young woman who becomes the Prime Minister of India and though what she does looks like sheer absurdity she talks of issues like Legalizing Homosexuality, a topic on which the debate is hot in India and Marijuana, an issue on which a debate hasn’t fully reached the mainstream media. Seriousness aside, PM Selfiewallie offers knowledge mixed with humor, which a recipe that best works with ignorance.

The VOD platform also hosts other popular web series like Boygiri, Dhimaner Dinkaal, Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain, Gandii Baat, Romil and Jugal, Haq Se, etc., and movies like LSD, Once Upon a Time in Mumbai, Shor in the City, Ek Thi Daayan, etc., and a lot more. And all of these are now accessible from anywhere in the world with just one click on YuppTV.