Virrudh is a Hindi Indian soap opera that premiered on Sony TV on 26 March 2007. The series is jointly produced by Smriti Irani's production house Ugraya Entertainment and Aditya Birla Group's media arm Applause Entertainment, starrs Smriti Irani in the main lead along with Achint Kaur & Mihika Verma, it has been critically acclaimed for power-packed performances. It has been promoted under the tagline "Har rishta ek kurukshetra". Virrudh's story revolves around Vasudha, torn between her father Dhirendra Rai Singhania and her love Sushant. Dhirendra is a power hungry media baron who has political connections and is passionate about his newspaper business entitled "Dainik Darpan". Vasudha blindly trusts her father's innocent make is unaware of his dark past. Astound by his daughters' loyalty, Dhirendra decides to get her to lead his business in the future but is in constant fear that his secret bearers will reveal his evildoings to her, hence devastating his future plans, his secret bearers include some of his own family members and his mother, his political associate Sinha.
Vikram Gokhale... Dhirendra Raisinghaniya Sushant Singh... Sushant Sharma Smriti Irani... Vasudha Sharma Achint Kaur... Vedika Raisinghaniya Karan Veer Mehra... Vedant Raisinghaniya Mihika Verma... Shreya Raisinghaniya Ashwini Kalsekar... Devyani Govind G. Namdeo... Mr. Sinha Zarina Wahab... Shalini - Vasudha's mother Mohan Bhandari... Virendar Raisinghaniya Anand Suryavanshi... Dhairya Chetan Hansraj as Rudraksh Raisinghaniya Apara Mehta... Uttara Anoop Soni... Vikram Niyati Joshi... Aarti Pariva Pranati... Sandhya Aashka Goradia... Naina Chopra Usha Nadkarni... Nani Bharti Achrekar... Bua Aanjjan Srivastav... Pandeyji Sanjeet Bedi... Siddharth Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Achint Kaur Best Director - Santram Verma Best Dialogues - Kamlesh Pandey Best Actress - Smriti Irani Best Ensemble Cast - Virrudh Best Dialogues - Kamlesh Pandey Best Actor in a Negative Role - Vikram Gokhale Official Site
Sony MIX is an Indian pay television music channel owned by Sony Pictures Networks that broadcasts Hindi-language music videos. It was launched on 1 September 2011; the channel launched its own music awards in 2018, named Audience Music Awards to honour the artists of the Indian music industry. Official website
Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. is an American film studio, production company and film distributor, a member of the Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group, a division of Sony Entertainment's Sony Pictures subsidiary of the Japanese multinational conglomerate Sony Corporation. What would become Columbia Pictures, CBC Film Sales Corporation, was founded on June 19, 1918 by Harry Cohn, his brother Jack Cohn, Joe Brandt, it went public two years later. In its early years, it was a minor player in Hollywood, but began to grow in the late 1920s, spurred by a successful association with director Frank Capra. With Capra and others, Columbia became one of the primary homes of the screwball comedy. In the 1930s, Columbia's major contract stars were Cary Grant. In the 1940s, Rita Hayworth became the studio's premier star and propelled their fortunes into the late 1950s. Rosalind Russell, Glenn Ford, William Holden became major stars at the studio, it is one of the leading film studios in the world and is a member of the "Big Five" major American film studios.
It was one of the so-called "Little Three" among the eight major film studios of Hollywood's Golden Age. Today, it has become the world's fifth largest major film studio; the studio was founded on June 19, 1918 as Cohn-Brandt-Cohn Film Sales by brothers Jack and Harry Cohn and Jack's best friend Joe Brandt, released its first feature film in August 1922. Brandt was president of CBC Film Sales, handling sales and distribution from New York along with Jack Cohn, while Harry Cohn ran production in Hollywood; the studio's early productions were low-budget short subjects: "Screen Snapshots", the "Hall Room Boys", the Chaplin imitator Billy West. The start-up CBC leased space in a Poverty Row studio on Hollywood's famously low-rent Gower Street. Among Hollywood's elite, the studio's small-time reputation led some to joke that "CBC" stood for "Corned Beef and Cabbage". Brandt tired of dealing with the Cohn brothers, in 1932 sold his one-third stake to Harry Cohn, who took over as president. In an effort to improve its image, the Cohn brothers renamed the company Columbia Pictures Corporation on January 10, 1924.
Cohn remained head of production as well. He would run one of the longest tenures of any studio chief. In an industry rife with nepotism, Columbia was notorious for having a number of Harry and Jack's relatives in high positions. Humorist Robert Benchley called it the Pine Tree Studio, "because it has so many Cohns". Columbia's product line consisted of moderately budgeted features and short subjects including comedies, sports films, various serials, cartoons. Columbia moved into the production of higher-budget fare joining the second tier of Hollywood studios along with United Artists and Universal. Like United Artists and Universal, Columbia was a horizontally integrated company, it controlled distribution. Helping Columbia's climb was the arrival of Frank Capra. Between 1927 and 1939, Capra pushed Cohn for better material and bigger budgets. A string of hits he directed in the early and mid 1930s solidified Columbia's status as a major studio. In particular, It Happened; until Columbia's existence had depended on theater owners willing to take its films, since as mentioned above it didn't have a theater network of its own.
Other Capra-directed hits followed, including the original version of Lost Horizon, with Ronald Colman, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, which made James Stewart a major star. In 1933, Columbia hired Robert Kalloch to be women's costume designer, he was the first contract costume designer hired by the studio, he established the studio's wardrobe department. Kalloch's employment, in turn, convinced leading actresses that Columbia Pictures intended to invest in their careers. In 1938, the addition of B. B. Kahane as Vice President would produce Charles Vidor's Those High Gray Walls, The Lady in Question, the first joint film of Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford. Kahane would become the President of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1959, until his death a year later. Columbia could not afford to keep a huge roster of contract stars, so Cohn borrowed them from other studios. At Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the industry's most prestigious studio, Columbia was nicknamed "Siberia", as Louis B. Mayer would use the loan out to Columbia as a way to punish his less-obedient signings.
In the 1930s, Columbia signed Jean Arthur to a long-term contract, after The Whole Town's Talking, Arthur became a major comedy star. Ann Sothern's career was launched when Columbia signed her to a contract in 1936. Cary Grant signed a contract in 1937 and soon after it was altered to a non-exclusive contract shared with RKO. Many theaters relied on westerns to attract big weekend audiences, Columbia always recognized this market, its first cowboy star was Buck Jones, who signed with Columbia in 1930 for a fraction of his former big-studio salary. Over the next two decades Columbia released scores of outdoor adventures with Jones, Tim McCoy, Ken Maynard, Jack Luden, Bob Allen, Russell Hayden, Tex Ritter, Ken Curtis, Gene Autry. Columbia's most popular cowboy was Charles Starrett, who signed with Columbia in 193
Sony Entertainment Television
Sony Entertainment Television is an Indian Hindi-language general entertainment television channel. It was launched in October 1995, is owned by Sony Pictures Networks India, a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Entertainment, which in turn is owned by the Japanese Sony Corporation. SET has been one of India's most popular television channels, having produced many iconic shows such as CID, Indian Idol, Boogie Woogie and Crime Patrol. A version for international transmission exists, known as Sony Entertainment Television Asia. Launched on 8 October 1998, it is based in the United Kingdom; the international version is available in several countries and regions, including Australia, Europe, Guyana, the Middle East, New Zealand, South Africa, Suriname and Tobago, the United Kingdom, the United States. Official website
Sony Marathi is an Indian pay television channel that broadcasts programming in Marathi. It was owned and operated by Sony Pictures Networks India. Julta Julta Jultay Ki Ek Hoti Rajkanya Sare Tuzyachsathi Ti Phulrani Hum Bane Tum Bane Bheti Lagi Jeeva Year Down Duniyadari Filmy Ishtyle Maharashtrachi Hasya Jatra Garja Maharashtra Kon honar crorepati www.sonymarathi.com
Sony Yay is an Indian television channel aimed at children, operated by Sony Pictures Networks India Pvt. Ltd; the channel was launched on 18 April 2017 replacing Animax. Following the rebrand, Sony Pictures Networks announced their plans to migrate all anime programming featured in Animax as paid content to its digital platform Sony LIV. In addition, the company has stated Animax Asia was launched as a live, HD channel via streaming on that same platform. Original television series produced for the channel include: Guru Aur Bhole Paap-O-Meter Prince Jai aur Dumdaar Viru Sab Jholmaal Hai Kicko & Super Speedo Fab5 Mission Tango Acquired television series include: Bobby & Bill Casper's Scare School Kong: The Animated Series Little Spirou Magical Hat Marude Dameo Me and My Robot Mother Goose Club Mirette Investigates Paper Port Pyaar Mohabbat Happy Lucky Ratz Space Goofs Tensai Bakabon Trust Me I am a Genie The Twisted Whiskers Show Sab Jholmaal Hai – Bank Robbery Sab Jholmaal Hai – Honey Bunny Ka Space Adventure Sab Jholmaal Hai – Honey Bunny as Super Team X 7.
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Crime Patrol (TV series)
Crime Patrol is an Indian crime anthology series created by Subramanian S. lyer for Sony Entertainment Television India and Sony Entertainment Television Asia. The first season was created by Cinevistaas Limited, while seasons are created by Optimystix Entertainment; the location of the series is set in India. The episodes of first and second seasons were half–hourly, while episodes of third season were one hourly. Conceived as a reality series, it was the first show on Indian television, where cameras traveled with the law enforcement authorities to capture crimes live; this serial was dubbed in Tamil version as Nimirnthu Nil on Polimer TV. The series which premiered on 05 May 2003, is the longest running reality crime television series in India, having completed fifteen years in 2018; the fourth season, titled as Crime Patrol Satark is hosted by Anoop Soni. The series, whose motto is "Crime never pays" presents dramatized version of crime cases that occurred in India. Series anchor, Anup Soni suggests the right measures to avert crimes, narrating real-life stories revolving around harassment and murders.
The series open the audiences’ minds with these cases making them aware of the crime around them. From June 2015, Crime Patrol team not only focuses on creating awareness about crimes, but it aims to help the victims on whom their episodes are based. Sanjeev Tyagi Nissar Khan Ujjwal Chopra Lankesh Bhardwaj Rajendra Shisatkar Chinmay Mandlekar Mangesh Desai Rushad Rana Rohit Deshmukh Moin Azam Khan Shashwita Sharma Suman Singh Manish Raj Sharma Gyanendra Tripathi Darshan Dave Ashutosh priyadarshi Deepak sharma Ashi Singh Sumit Rana The first season was a weekly program airing on Friday nights hosted by Diwakar Pundir, replaced by Shakti Anand in late 2004; the season became a huge hit. Due to the popularity of the first season, Sony TV decided to bring back the series in its second season; the second season was aired every Monday to Thursday nights. The season was presented by Indian television actors Anoop Sakshi Tanwar; this time the season failed to manage TRP ratings. Once again the series was back in its third season.
The third season was hosted by Anoop Soni. The season once again was shut down early due to low TRP ratings. After four months, the fourth season was premiered. After a couple of weeks, the season became a huge hit; the season managed to gain TRP ratings week by week. The fourth season was aired on every Friday and Saturday nights. Due to the huge popularity of the series, the channel decided to air the series daily at the late time slot and the episodes are now being produced by a few production companies, including Optimystix Entertainment. Bhartiya Stree Shakti, a non-governmental organisation and Broadcasting Ministry of India intervened and asked Sony Entertainment Television not to telecast a program about the Delhi gang-rape case, but on 10 September 2013, the show was given permission to present the 2012 Delhi gang rape case on their show, subsequently the promos of the episode were aired. The episode was aired in a two-episode part on 21 September 2013 and 22 September 2013. Sony TV was to air episodes based on Om Prakash Chautala teacher recruitment scam in the show.
On 22 February 2013 Delhi High Court restrained Sony TV from telecasting the related episodes until 4 April 2013, upon the appeal by Chautala and others as the case was still in court and there was a possibility of a bias of the show on case. On 2 March 2013, show was given clearance by High court. However, clearance was challenged in Supreme Court and on 6 March 2013, the episodes of this case were again put on hold. On 3 May 2013, the Supreme Court allowed Sony TV to telecast episodes as the trial was complete and judgment of conviction and sentence are in public domain. Juhi Chawla - May 2011 Kailash Satyarthi - 23, 24 and 25 January 2015 Ranveer Singh - 14 December 2015 Crime Patrol receives positive reviews from critics. Palash Krishna Mehrotra of Daily Mail positively stated, "Crime Patrol on Sony is the best of the lot. In its fourth season now, Crime Patrol is hosted by Anoop Soni, an alumnus of the National School of Drama, it is hugely popular, playing every day of the week. They do special episodes with no ad breaks, back-to-back marathons, which are bound to leave the most hardened and cynical viewer riddled with paranoia and fear."Ripti Malhotra of India TV positively stated, "The popularity of Crime Patrol is quite high that airs on Sony on weekends.
The show is so popular. This show is not just a show that airs crime stories but is a true depiction of real life happenings presented in a dramatised form." Palash Krishna Mehrotra of Daily Mail gave the series 4/5 stars, further stated, "Another ingredient that works in favour of Crime Patrol is that they dramatise recent events, like the Baby Falak case, or the college girl, mysteriously shot dead by an unknown assassin on a foot overbridge in Delhi. These are headlines still fresh in our memory. Overall, to make the show convincing is the major responsibility of the host." The series has won Star Guild Awards for Best Non-Fiction Series in 2013. The series has won Indian Telly Awards for Best Thriller Programme in 2012 and 2013. Subramanian S Iyer and Amit Jha won Indian Telly Jury Award for Best Director (thr