A great achievement

The 500th episode of the comedy show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah was aired on SAB TV recently. To celebrate this occasion, producer Asit Kumarr Modi threw a huge party. Besides Rakesh Bedi, J D Majethia, Sanjay Chhel, Deven Bhojani, musician Anandji, Asit Kumarr Modi and N P Singh — COO of Multi Screen Pvt Ltd,  the stars of the show like Dilip Joshi, Disha Wakani, Bhavya Gandhi, Shailesh Lodha, Neha Mehta and Samyak Pathak attended the bash.

Adapted, conceptualised and produced by Asit Kumarr Modi, the serial tackles many social issues with a comic twist. “It’s been a constant task to maintain the standard but even our viewers have been very interactive and have given their feedback regularly. Amongst the daily comedies, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is the first one to have completed 500 episodes and is still going strong,” says Asit. 

New beginning 

Watch Maati Ki Banno on Colors on December 29 at 6.30 pm. Avanti escapes from Baby Bua’s house but finds herself alone and stranded with no one to help. She is helped by a stranger, Arjun, who appears like a knight in shining armour and rescues her.

Is this the beginning of a fairy tale for Avanti or a nightmare that she has been dreading? The programme airs every Monday to Friday at 6.30 pm.

Racing to top 

Sony PIX presents Talladega Nights — The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby on December 29 at 9 pm. Directed by Adam McKay, the movie stars Gary Cole, Will Ferrell and Jane Lynch. 

Car racing sensation Ricky Bobby is a national hero because of his “win at all costs” approach. Ricky and his loyal racing partner and childhood friend Cal Naughton Jr, are a fearless duo. They are called Shake and Bake by their fans for their ability to finish the races at number one and two positions respectively.

When flamboyant French Formula One driver Jean Girard challenges Shake and Bake, Ricky Bobby must face his own demons and fight Girard for the right to be known as racing’s top driver. 

Returning to roots 

HBO airs Funny People on December 29 at 9 pm. It is a comedy starring Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Eric Bana and Leslie Mann. When famous comedian George Simmons is given a second chance at a new beginning, he and his assistant, a struggling comedian, Ira, return to the places and people that matter most — including the stand-up spots that gave George his start and the girl that got away.