On SONY Ent TV Friday at 8:30 pm
This is a Daily Reality Drama, which tells the story of 12 talented singers who have given everything they have to enter the coveted music academy - FAME GURUKUL and their journey to becoming the nation's biggest singing sensations.
Based on a successful Spanish reality show called 'Operacion Triunfo', Sony Entertainment Television's 'Fame Gurukul' will take millions of Indians on a roller coaster ride of fierce competition, spectacular performances and stardom success laced with gripping drama and high emotions. 'Operacion Triunfo' has been adapted across 11 countries gripping millions of viewers across three continents, and seeing fourth and fifth series in some countries.
After being tested on various parameters through auditions held across Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai and Indore, only fourteen will be given the dream chance of training at the academy under a team of top notch no-nonsense experts from the industry in music and dance. Only twelve out of fourteen singers will enter the academy through Jury selection and public voting.
Kaun Banega Crorepati -2
On STAR PLUS Friday at 9:30 pm
KBC 2 is racy and spicy. The Indian version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, for starters, has a hipper atmosphere with AB wearing the rapper's hat and his attire --- courtesy a top fashion designer --- transformed from aristocratic to hip-hop.
What adds to the excitement is, of course, the doubled prize money that stands at Rs. 20 million. What's more, this time round Bachchan will pose a question in every episode right in the beginning for KBC viewers who could not reach the Fastest Finger First (FFF) or the Hot Seat.
The viewers have to rush in their answers either through the MTNL/BSNL landline or an Airtel number. This has to be done a few minutes before Bachchan reveals the answer of the said question just before the episode ends.
The viewer with the right answer and the quickest response time will be selected through a random computer draw to pocket Rs. 200,000. The winner will be informed a few days after the episode.
That apart, the nine contestants who lose out in the FFF and don't make it to the Hot Seat (HS) will get a fresh chance to play via Play Along. While the Big B asks questions to the HS player, the nine FFF participants can play along. At the end of the episode, one of the nine contestants who has got the maximum answers right in the least amount of time will win Rs 200,000 as well.
On HBO Movies (India) Friday at 9:30 pm
Somewhere in Africa lies a fabled lost city and a diamond mine guarded by a vicious tribe of killer apes.
An ill-assorted band of scientists, mercenaries and adventurers are determined to find the treasure ... and return with their lives.
Their traveling companion is Amy, a gentle "talking" gorilla who they hope will lead them to the site of the lost city of Zinji. But little do they know that once they enter Zinji, they'll become the endangered species!
The film is baed on the novel by best-selling author Michael Crichton.
On STAR Movies International Friday at 7:00 pm
From a Prime Minister to ageing rock star to housemaid, love guides life in funny, sad, and ridiculous ways. Oscar̉ nominated Richard Curtis directs an all-star ensemble in not one, but ten comedic stories about love in London which all find resolution on one climactic Christmas Eve. The highly acclaimed cast includes Oscar̉ winners Emma Thompson and Billy Bob Thornton, Oscar̉ nominees Laura Linney and Liam Neeson, and Golden Globe winners Hugh Grant and Alan Rickman, and the movie itself had a worldwide gross of over US$240 million. This romantic jewel will truly make you believe that Love Actually is All Around. "It's going to make a lot of holiday romantics feel very, very good; watching it, I felt cozy and charmed myself." -- Owen Gleiberman, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY