Vijay TV is the first channel among the Tamil GECs (General Entertainment Channels) to announce the movies which will be premiered for Pongal. The channel is set to telecast some of the big hits of 2018.
Vetrimaaran's Vada Chennai was the gangster movie in which Dhanush played the lead. It was one of the successful movies at the box office and had also won rave reviews.
Chekka Chivantha Vaanam
Mani Ratnam made a strong comeback with multi-starrer Chekka Chivantha Vaanam. This movie was about sibling rivalry and the struggle among the brothers to occupy the powerful throne left by Senapati. Arvind Swami, Simbu, Vijay Sethupathi and Arun Vijay.
Hari and Vikram united for Saamy Square, a sequel to their blockbuster Saamy. It tells the story of a cop played by Chiyaan. It is an out-and-out mass masala film, which had Keerthy Suresh in the female lead.
Kathri and Anandhi-starrer Pariyerum Perumal turned out to be a surprise winner by doing above average collection and won critical appreciation. The movie is about a lower-caste boy falling in love with an upper-caste girl and the consequence they face from society.
All the four movies have potential to garner huge TRP numbers for the channel. The timings of the telecast are yet to be revealed. It has to be seen what its rival channel Sun TV plans to telecast this Pongal.