Zee Thirai & Zee Tamil mark Independence Day with marathon blockbusters

The line up includes movies like Uri: The Surgical Strike, Kanaa, Mersal, etc.

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Aug 12, 2020 6:11 PM
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This Independence Day, Zee Thirai and Zee Tamil present a marathon of blockbuster hits to mark the 73rd year of Indian Independence. In line with their shared mission to entertain their viewers, the channels have curated a compelling set of movies for viewers to raise their spirits and enjoy the day with their families at home. This Independence Day, reaffirm and celebrate your love for the nation with Zee Thirai and Zee Tamil. 

‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’ is a 2019 Hindi language military action film written and directed in his debut by Aditya Dhar and produced by Ronnie Screwvala. The film features Vicky Kaushal in the leading role along with Yami Gautam, Paresh Rawal and Kriti Kulhari in pivotal roles. This movie is a dramatized retelling of the retaliation to the Uri attacks that took place in 2016 undertaken by the Indian army against the Pakistani forces. Ranked among one of India’s highest grossing films, it was well received by both critical and popular quarters. 

The Sivakarthikeyan, Sathyaraj and Aishwarya Rajesh starrer, ‘Kanaa’ is a sports drama, written and directed in his debuy by Arunraja Kamaraj. Kanaa is the story of Kowsi (Aishwarya Rajesh) and Murugesan (Sathyaraj) and their journey towards the Indian women’s cricket team, a shared dream for the father and daughter. The story reveals how Kowsi does the nation proud as she not only becomes a part of the playing 11 for the T-20 World Cup but ultimately takes the team to victory. 

‘Mersal’ is a 2017 Tamil action blockbuster directed and co-written by veteran Atlee and is the 100th production of Thendandal Studio Limited. The movie stars ‘Ilayathalapathy’ Vijay in three roles, alongside the very popular Kajal Aggarwal, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Nithya Menen. Revolving around two estranged twin brothers (Vijay), a magician (Vettri) and a reputed doctor (Maaran), this is a story of them avenging the murder of their parents (Vijay; Nithya Menen). It is an action-packed story full of unexpected twists and turns, while also shedding light on some important social issues. 

Veteran superstar Mammootty starrer ‘Madhuraraja’ is a 2019 Malayalam action film directed by Vysakh and written by Udayakrishna. The film also features senior actor Nedumudi Venu, Anusree, Jagapathi Babu and Siddique among others in pivotal roles. An out and out entertainer with socio-political overtones, this movie is marked with the dedicated and praise-worthy performance of Mammootty. This is a story of Madhuraraja, who has taken it upon himself to save Pambinthuruth from Nadeshan, a liquor baron who has made this town the headquarters of his multiple criminal activities. 

‘Shivalinga’ is a 2017 Tamil horror comedy film directed by P.Vasu, starring Raghava Lawrence, Ritika Singh and the stalwart of comedy- Vadivelu - in lead roles. This is a remake of Vasu's earlier 2016 Kannada film, also named Shivalinga. This is the story of a cop investigating the death of a Muslim man, as he finds out that his wife is herself possessed by the ghost of the same young man. 

‘Dhilluku Dhuddu 2’ is a 2019 Indian Tamil horror comedy film written and directed by Rambhala. The film features comedian Santhanam and Shritha Sivadas in lead roles along with Rajendran and Urvashi in supportive roles. This is the story of Viji (Santhanam), an auto driver, who’s antics has been the bane of his neighbours. In a ploy to get rid of him, his neighbour hatches a plan to get him to fall in love with his colleague Maya, who he finds to have an eerie aura around her and a mysterious family background. 

‘Jaada’ is a 2019 Tamil language movie in the sports-horror genre. The film features Kathir and Roshini Prakash in the lead roles and Kishore and Yogi Babu in supporting roles. This is the story of Jaada (Kathir), a fearless and talented football player well on his way to playing professionally. However, contrary to his coach’s wishes, he has other plans – to avenge the death of his childhood football hero Sethu (Kishore), who died in a ‘Violent 7s’ football game. Zee Tamil will be airing the World Television Premier of Jaada on 15th August. 

Kennedy Club is a 2019 Tamil language sports film written and directed by Suseenthiran. Produced by D. N. Thaisaravanan under the banner of Nallusamy Pictures, the film features Sasikumar, Bharathiraja and Meenakshi Govindarajan in lead roles. This is a story of a women’s Kabaddi team, whose coach Savarimuthu (Bharathiraja), an ex-soldier, falls sick, to be replaced by his former student Muruganandham (Sasikumar). 

‘Dabangg 3’, the third of the Dabangg franchise movies, is directed by the dancing sensation, Prabhu Deva. The movie stars superstar Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha and Arbaaz Khan in lead roles. This is the story of Chulbul Pandey (Salman Khan), the Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), who is faced yet again, with his nemesis Balli Singh, whose activities have wreaked havoc in the lives of the people. Zee Tamil will be airing the World Television Premier of Dabangg 3 on 15th August.

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