Deepavali celebration is never complete without the presence and company of ASTRO’s exclusive festive programmes. Each year ASTRO is sure to reminisce our Deepavali with a content loaded with many fun-filled captivating programmes that is surely to flabbergast us as a family!

Themed “Punnagaiyil Nambikai”, this year’s theme inspires hope and smiles in celebrating the symbolic triumph of good over evil, and light over darkness.

This year it’s remarkably special as all programmes have been curated featuring our very own local talents with more than 12 locally produced shows! Get ready to be amazed by this entertaining programmes that are about to premiere exclusively at each of your homes to uplift your new normal #Deepavali2020!

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This Deepavali, all ASTRO customers would be able to enjoy more local and international Deepavali specials, from international Tamil and Hindi shows to local ones premiering on Astro Ulagam and RAAGA!

Vice President, Indian Channel Business, Astro, Marc Lourdes announced that “We have been on a transformation this past year, with our championing of local content and talents. This Deepavali, we hope to take Malaysian content to new heights, with the highest amount of high-quality, local Deepavali specials that we have ever produced.

Hence, all ASTRO customers would be entitled to stream these riveting shows that include telemovies, variety shows, series, musicals, and web-dramas anytime via Astro GO or On Demand.

Through these very astounding offerings made this festive season, ASTRO extends their heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to their customers for all their support and are looking forward to being part of our Deepavali celebrations.

The definite not to miss local shows to be premiered on Astro Vaanavil HD (CH 201) this Deepavali are:

Deepavali Annal Parakkuthu

A cooking show for delectable traditional and modern Indian dishes with Chef Kanchana Devi, Chef Dr. Dinesh and Chef Sheena, featuring popular local talents including Datuk Aznil, Blake Yap, Denes Kumar, Vimala Perumal, Mugen Rao, national badminton player, Kisona Selvaduray, and many more.

Makkale Chumma Okaarunge

Makkale Chumma Okaarunge is a telemovie, directed by K. Kavi Nanthan
starring Vinosha Ganasan and Manjula Joseph.

Aadi

Aadi with a very peculiar poster directed by Ravindas, starring Yuvaraj and Pashini Sivakumar is a magical thriller to hit our screens this Deepavali is a no-miss!

Naran

A psycho thriller, Naran is directed by our much anticipated favourite director, Karthik Shamalan. Starring on the lead roles are Karnan G Crack, Sasikumar Kandasamy, Pashini Sivakumar. This nerve wrecking show is a definite must watch!

Malarum Punnagai

Malarum Punnagai, an unplugged retro musical show features renowned Malaysian artistes like Datin Seri Manimala, M. S. Breetoe, TMS Sivakanthan, Sharmila Sivaguru, Preetha Prasad and Aanantha Rajaram showcasing music from the 50s to the 70s by Indian music icons, A. M. Rajah, P. Susheela, P. B. Sreenivas, P. Banumathi and T. M. Soundararajan (TMS).

 MCO Deepavali Kondattam

MCO Deepavali Kondattam is directed by Kavi Nanthan with games and more with the Makkale Chumma Okaarunge team.

A series of Deepavali shows that will be premiered on Astro Vinmeen HD (CH 231) are:

Maniratnam Vanthaachu

A dark comedy drama series, Maniratnam Vanthaachu is directed by Karthik Shamalan and stars Kuben Mahadevan, Swarna Naidu and Ben G.

Vanga Pazhagalam


An exclusive TV shows directed by Denes Kumar, featuring popular RAAGA announcers, and local artistes, Magendran Raman @Vikadakavi; “Punnaigai Poo” Geeta; Krithigah Nair; Hema Ji and more.

This is a show not to be missed cause it features a collaboration between [email protected] Vikadavi and Denes Kumar after a long awaited period and viewers would be able to catch this duo performing together again!

Anbukku Naan Adimai

A special show featuring Biggboss Season 3 winner, Mugen Rao with all his fans, bidding him heartfelt wishes and prizes. This programme is directed by Dev Rajah, starring Mugen Rao and his family.

Deepavali Pokkisham

A Deepavali-themed treasure hunt featuring popular local artistes including Moon Nila, Kabil Ganesan, Yasmin Nadiah, Irfan Zaini, Vicran Elanggoven and more.

Join them on their nerve-wrecking drive solving their adventurous treasure hunt searching for mysterious exciting treasures!

Rasikka Rusikka Deepavali

A food travelogue Rasikka Rusikka Deepavali special featuring new contents and new host, Shabby to spice your Deepavali up with a whole new flavour.

Deepavali Angpao

Deepavali Angpao LIVE contest is hosted by local artiste, Nathiya Jayabalan, where all Astro customers could stand a chance to win a cash prizes of up to RM6000 when they call in and answer questions correctly.

Interesting isn’t it?! It’s just that simple, watch, answer the questions and grab all the exciting prices that awaits you!

Astro customers can also catch premiering local Tamil suspense thriller and murder mystery films such as;

Athigaari (CH 480)

Athigaari on Astro First is directed by Kabilan Plondran, starring talented local cast members including Bala Ganapathi William, Nanthini Ganasen, Sri Kumaran Munusamy, Kuben Mahadevan and more.

The thrilling show will definitely give you thrills leaving you on the verge of your seat throughout the show.

All Malaysians would also be able to stream six-episode comedy web series.

This series will be premiering on Astro Ulagam which is Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya, starring Yuvaraj Krishnasamy, Shabby, Maran (RAAGA) and Mala Amlu.

Last but not least,  latest kollywood tamil blockbusters that were released recently will be also available on ASTRO platform for all viewers to watch during this festive week! 

Danny

Danny staring Varalaxmi Sarathkumar as a cop is a murder mystery thriller that will be aired on Astro Thangathirai HD (CH 241).

Singles vs Mingles

Kudumbangal Kondadum Kudubha Viruthukal featuring Zee Tamil TV artistes and fun game Singles vs Mingles are the contents premiered across on Zee Tamil HD (CH 235) to have your Deepavali filled with lots of laughter and fun!

Whereas, Star Vijay TV will be premiering shows as an all-rounder from all genres such as comedy shows, Comedy Gurus vs Comedy Sishyas, fun variety shows, Trending Maamiyar
Traditional Marumagal, Bigg Boss Deepavali special celebration with the reality-show
contestants, and talk show Sirappu Pattimandram.

World premiere of direct-to-TV crime comedy film, Naanga Romba Busy, which is a remake
of the 2020 Kannada film, Mayabazar 2016, will be premiered on Sun TV HD (CH 234).

Naanga Romba Busy

Street Dancer 3D

With all just laughter, fun and murder mysteries, BollyOne HD (CH 251) brings us an elaborate celebration of dance in Street Dancer 3D, starring Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor and Prabhu Deva.

Deepavali is never complete with a bit of groove hitting the dance floor!

On the radio front, Malaysians would be able to stream virtual RAAGA concert Raagavin Deepavali Kondattam 2020 on RAAGA’s Facebook featuring popular local artistes.

To make this festive celebration special, RAAGA in collaboration with BABA’s in ‘RAAGA Matrum BABA’S 4 U Vazhanggum Yetho Yenggelaal Mudinthathu ’ will deliver festive gift packs to 100 needy families nominated on the RAAGA website.

As we all embrace and celebrate a new norm Deepavali this year, make sure to practise safe social distancing with one another but a close Deepavali with ASTRO watching all their special premieres this year, anytime, anywhere on Astro GO and On Demand!!