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FYI TV18 brings best food locations across the world from 20th July at 8PM

Planning to travel the world and want to savour exotic cuisine? Worry not, FYI TV18’s new show ‘Food Paradise’ picks all the tastiest and must-see food locations across the world that offer unique dining experiences. The show which premiers on 20th July at 8PM will aim at featuring the best places to find various cuisines internationally.

Food Paradise follows a theme, where they combine the world’s scrumptious dishes in the most legendary and undiscovered destination that will have the viewers’ taste buds bursting. Each episode will take the viewers on a culinary quest to discover unique types of restaurants serving up their signature specialties. It's the most unusual foods the continents have to offer; dishes from Asia and Europe to Africa and Australia.

The 11 episodic series will showcase most delectable dishes which are situated at novel locations, right from 2.2 pounds of rosemary-grilled steak in Italy, crispy lobster in Barcelona, shrimp on the barbie in Sydney, and hands-down, the juiciest burgers from all over the world. Food Paradise is a walk in all the delicacies your stomach and eyes can handle in one sitting.

Tune into FYI TV18 every Thursday at 8PM for ‘Food Paradise’

Superstar Ajay Devgn lends his voice for the channel premiere of the Telugu Blockbuster on Star Gold

Star Gold, the Home of Blockbusters, has become synonymous with setting new benchmarks for every film it premieres and the channel now takes it a notch higher by becoming the first Hindi Movie Channel to get a Bollywood megastar to dub for a movie Premiere.

For the Hindi Television Premiere of ‘Dhruva’, Star Gold has brought onboard, superstar Ajay Devgn to lend his voice to the lead character, played by Ram Charan. Arbaaz Khan also lends his voice for the character of Siddharth Abhimanyu played by Arvind Swamy.

“Star Gold has been the official home to my films and, when the team came in with the opportunity of doing this first of its kind initiative for a television premiere, I instantly agreed. The journey of bringing Dhruva to life in Hindi has been as exciting & exhilarating as portraying any of my characters on the big screen.”, says actor Ajay Devgn.

‘Dhruva’ took the Box Office by storm, and became one of the top 3 Tollywood box office hits of 2016. With Ajay Devgn onboard, the channel is confident to replicate the success with the film's television premiere.

“We couldn’t think of a better fit than Ajay Devgn to lend his voice for this power packed film. While lending voices for big screen premieres of regional and international dubs is common, we wanted to set a new benchmark by bringing this trend onto TV Premieres. We aim to bring to our viewers, the big blockbusters of Indian Cinema as extravagantly as possible,” says Hemal Jhaveri, General Manager, and Exec. President, Hindi Movie Business, Star India.

Scheduled to premiere on 23rd July 2017 at 8:00 PM, ‘Dhruva’ produced by Allu Aravind, follows the dramatic journey of IPS officer, Dhruva who is on a mission to bring down Siddharth Abhimanyu (Arvind Swamy), an evil genius who is the brain behind a massive medical mafia. Stylish, slick and replete with high octane action sequences and power packed performances – Dhruva is the perfect movie to enjoy on your home screens.

Don’t forget to tune into this gripping thriller only on Star Gold on 23rd July, 2017 at 8:00 PM!

While some films are made for pure entertainment, others are made with the motive of inducing change. Ketan Mehta, a director known for his path-breaking films like Sardar and Mangal Pandey- The Rising, has given Hindi cinema some of the most reminisced narratives. Zee Classic, with its proposition of ‘Woh Zamaana Kare Deewana’ recreates the magic of the one of his iconic classic ‘Mirch Masala’ on Friday, 21st July at 11 PM.

Mirch Masala is an attention grabbing film starring Naseeruddin Shah, Smita Patil, Paresh Rawal, Suresh Oberoi and Ratna Pathak Shah. The film has gone down in history as one of Smita Patil's finest performances with Forbes including her performance in the film on its list of ‘25 Greatest Acting Performances of Indian Cinema’. Set in the colonial India in the early 1940s, it rotates around the gender divide in the society. The dusty and dried surroundings of Kutch shown in the movie are an illustration of the values of a male and class-dominated Indian culture.

Speaking on the film, director Ketan Mehta says “Mirch Masala was inspired from the story of a tobacco factory owner in Gujarat. I was once travelling through the state when I came across Mirchi factories which fascinated me. Later I came to know that Indian women use to use Mirchi powder for self-defense in the pre-independence era. This thought coupled with the basic idea led to this film. But I had only two months to finish shoot as the season for Mirchi was limited. Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri and Smita Patil were all big stars by then so getting their dates was a worry. But everyone was generous enough to shuffle schedules within a week the shoot Mirch Masala at one go in original locations.”

The story of the film revolves around Sonabai (Smita Patil) and her struggle to protect her sanctity from the evil Subedar (Naseeruddin Shah). While the Subedar is infamous for his arrogance and lust for women, Sonabai is a beautiful, intelligent and strong lady who challenges his ideology. The film is a journey of her strength as a woman and how various characters become a part of that journey.

Tune in to critically acclaimed ‘Mirch Masala’ on Friday, 21st July at 11 PM only on Zee Classic

Has there ever been a decade as good as the 90’s for action films! It was an era that produced many classics that had pure escapist fun, ludicrous yet entertaining premises, and a whole lot more! Zee Action, India’s Hindi Action Movie Destination, presents the best of action bonanzas in its latest week long film festival ‘Action Ke Bahubali’ starting 24th July, every day at 8 PM.

The festival kick-starts with the movie Deewana on Monday, 24th July at 8 PM. Directed by Raj Kanwar, Deewana is still remembered today as it gave the industry a superstar in the form of Shah Rukh Khan and also stars Divya Bharti and Rishi Kapoor in pivotal roles.

Next in line is Rajiv Rai’s action thriller Tridev on Tuesday, 25th July at 8 PM. The film stars Naseeruddin Shah, Sunny Deol, Jackie Shroff and Madhuri Dixit in lead roles. Tridev also boasts of one of the most iconic background scores and had chart-topping music by the renowned duo Kalyanji-Anandji.

On Wednseday, 26th July at 8 PM, Zee Action presents action entertainer Salaakhen. Directed by Guddu Dhanoa, the movie stars Sunny Deol and Raveena Tandon in pivotal roles and revolves around a simple guy, who is forced to take the law in his hands and goes beyond all limits to get justice for his father who is humiliated by a false conspiracy.

Adding to the action fever, catch Diljale on Thursday, 27th July at 8 PM on Zee Action. The movie stars Ajay Devgn, Sonali Bendre and Madhoo in pivotal roles and revolves around intertwined lives in and around terrorism.

Last but not the least, watch Platform on Friday, 28th July at 8 PM. Platform directed by Deepak Pawar, stars Ajay Devgn in the lead along with Tisca Chopra, Prithvi, and Paresh Rawal. The movies revolves around two brothers who at a young age lose their mother.

Watch ‘Action Ke Bahubali’ starting 24th July, every day at 8 PM only on Zee Action

After the successful start of BBC First on Zee Café, the channel is all set to premiere another award-winning show, ‘The Kettering Incident’ on 25th July at 10 PM.

Directed by Rowan Woods & Tony Krawitz and starring Elizabeth Debicki, Matthew Le Nevez & Henry Nixon, the show revolves around Dr. Anna Macy, who finds herself inexplicably linked to the disappearance of two girls, fifteen years apart. With ongoing BBC First shows like Class, SS-GB and Doctor Foster, captivating Indian audiences, the channel adds yet another masterpiece for the thriller fans.

The Kettering Incident revolves around Dr. Anna Macy who leaves her town, Kettering when her best friend, Gillian disappears mysteriously while the two of them are out cycling through the Tasmanian woods. 15 years later another girl disappears under similar circumstances, which brings Dr. Macy back to her home town. She comes back to Kettering only to find that the rumours and theories about what really happened to the girls that night (which include everything from Anna killing Gillian to alien abduction) still persist. Anna feels compelled to delve deep into her past to solve the mystery behind the disappearances only to discover some shocking truths.

Follow Anna’s journey to discover the truth behind the mysterious disappearance of two girls in ‘The Kettering Incident’ that will premiere on 25th July at 10 PM only on Zee Café

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