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Celebrate Diwali with the best Asian programming

Celebrate Diwali with the best Asian programming

In celebration of Diwali this year, we’re shining a light on our awesome selection of Asian Mela channels

By Virgin TV Edit

The festival of lights is upon us once more, happy Diwali! If you didn’t get the chance to celebrate with the family last year, why not get everyone around for a big night in? To get the party started, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite Indian content available right now through Asian Mela. 



Available on Utsav Plus HD (CH 803)

Anupama had to sacrifice a lot to become an ideal wife, daughter-in-law and mother. But, after a bitter realisation, she decides enough is enough and sets out on a journey in search of her identity, determined to finally live life on her own terms.


The Big Bull

Available on Utsav Gold HD (CH 801)

The TV premiere of this feature-length crime thriller, inspired by true events of the 1980s. The Big Bull follows Hemant Shah – played by Abhishek Bachchan – a man from a humble background but with a Midas touch. This small-time stockbroker pulled off a hustle that shook India’s old-fashioned banking system to its core. 


Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC)

Available on SONY TV HD (CH 805)

In this Hindi adaption of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? it’s Bollywood royalty Amitabh Bachchan asking the questions. Contestants must navigate their way through 15 general knowledge questions to be in with a chance of taking home the grand prize of ₹7 crore (70,000,000 rupees).


India’s Best Dancer 


Hosted by the hilarious Maniesh Paul, this new series does exactly what it says on the tin. Contestants who are passionate, dedicated and determined to follow their dreams must win the hearts of judges Malaika Arora, Geeta Kapur and Terence.




When a tigress threatens a small Indian community bordering a jungle, it’s down to Vidya Balan to strike a balance between wildlife conservation and the protection of human life. Don’t miss this stunning action thriller in its TV premiere.


Bigg Boss

Available on Colors TV HD (CH 826)

Bigg Boss is the Indian version of Big Brother, a reality show that sees a group of housemates, monitored 24/7, locked away from the outside world in a purpose-built property. The contestants have to complete various tasks while living in the house, before the general public votes to see who must leave, and who will remain to win the big cash prize.


Bhakt Gora Kumbhar

Available on Colors Gujarati (CH 825)

Based on true events, this story follows Bhakt Gora Kumbhar, a devout follower of Krishna, who believes that the eighth avatar of Vishnu personally protects him at every turn.


Rashi Rikshawali

Available on Colors Gujarati (CH 825)

Opposites attract when rickshaw-driving Rashi crosses paths with a young businessman called Shubh. And while this series has all the makings of a traditional love story, the two couldn’t be a worse pairing. With instances of kundli dosh in their horoscope compatibility, they have little in common, except for their bitter contempt for one another.


Maru Man Mohi Gayu

Available on Colors Gujarati (CH 825)

Anokhi has faced rejection in marriage multiple times, but a twist of fate changes the mind of fitness fanatic Abhay. The question is, can the couple challenge the unrealistic beauty standards of society?


14 Phere

Available on Zee Cinema HD (CH 810)

In a Romeo and Juliet kind of way, Sanjay Lal Singh and Aditi Karwasra belong to two different castes, but find love regardless. Now all they need to do is convince their respective families.


Sa Re Ga Ma Pa

Zee TV (CH 809)

It’s a formula that’s kept reality TV fans coming back for decades – the search for talent, with the chance of cringe. Sa Re Ga Ma Pa is the longest running game show on private TV in India, first airing in 1995.


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