Faith and Fun on Triangle's New Indian Shows
Faith and Fun on Triangle Television's New Indian Shows
Two new Indian programmes, each very different in nature, begin screening on Triangle Television over the next few weeks - one in Auckland and Wellington, the other in Wellington only.
JAMURA VIDESHI KHEL deals with the hilarious - and fictional - antics of a migrant student, and ZINDAGI FOREVER explores how 'Eternal New Life' can be embraced by people around the world. Literally, 'Zindagi' is urdu for 'life' and the programme revolves around various life issues such as peace, salvation, creation and prayer. It sets out to answer questions such as 'Does God exist?' and 'Is there life after death?'
The series ZINDAGI FOREVER is brought into New Zealand by Navjeevan Ministries International, and will go to air on Saturdays between 10am and 10:30 am, with the first show screening on both Triangle Television Auckland and Triangle Television Wellington on Saturday, December 16. This unique Indian praise and worship programme, is produced and presented by well-known Bollywood music director Anil Kant. The programme will appeal to people originating from Pakistan, India, Fiji, Malaysia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka - plus ardent Bollywood fans! All episodes will have English subtitles.
Triangle Television Wellington begins screening the New Zealand-made comedy DESI JAMURA VIDESHI KHEL in the new year. Filmed in Hindi with English subtitles, this series tells the story of an Indian immigrant student, Akshat, whose life is full of challenges and quirky twists.
DESI JAMURA VIDESHI KHEL, roughly translated as 'Caught in a Foreign Web', will be screened weekly for 13 weeks. The show proved hugely popular with Triangle Television Auckland's Indian viewers when it screened last year, quickly establishing itself as compulsive viewing.
The series is produced by Dr Rachel Singh of Dreamz Productions, and stars Mandeep Singh in the lead role of Akshat. Talent-spotted while dancing at a wedding, Mandeep has made the unusual transition from flipping burgers to becoming the first Indo-Fijian actor to take the lead in a New Zealand television series. The show's entire cast and crew are from the New Zealand Indian community. Some were born here; others are immigrants from India and Fiji.
Production of the next series is due to start in autumn next year and will air on Triangle Television Auckland and Wellington.
Triangle Television Auckland has operated as a public broadcaster in the Greater Auckland Region since August 1, 1998, and is Auckland's only regional, non-commercial television station. The station broadcasts from UHF Channel 41 and, in Remuera and surrounding suburbs, from UHF Channel 52. From UHF Channel 42, Triangle Television also reaches the North Shore, Whangaparaoa, Freemans Bay, parts of Mission Bay, St Heliers and Kohimaramara, and parts of the Coromandel.
Triangle Television Wellington is Wellington's only regional, non-commercial television station, broadcasting a mix of local programming and international news, information and entertainment 24 hours a day. The station delivers a uniquely-Wellington schedule. The main mast for Triangle Television Wellington is at Kaukau on UHF channel 40, with other transmission points at Fitzherbert (UHF channel 41) and Baxter's Knob (UHF channel 41) providing coverage to the Greater Wellington region and to some parts of Marlborough and Blenheim.