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Sancharam
Created by Labour India
Presented by Santhosh George Kulangara
Country of origin India
Original language(s) Malayalam
Production
Producer(s) Rajesh George
Running time 30 minutes per episode
Broadcast
Original channel Asianet
External links
Website

Sancharam (Malayalam: സഞ്ചാരം, English: travel), is the first telecast of a visual travelogue in Malayalam language television. It is being aired at prime time 12:30 p.m. to 01:00 p.m. (IST) on every Sunday in Asianet news television channel and re-telecasted three times in a week by Asianet’s main and subsidiary channels.[1] It is presented by Santosh George Kulangara, and is based on his travels. The program has completed over 550 episodes and has been shot in more than 75 countries during the last 15 years.

An internet edition of Sancharam is also available free of cost. In the website, viewers may choose the countries they wish to watch by using drop-down list with audio by commentator currently available in Malayalam. It claimed to be the first Internet television in Kerala.[2]

Sancharam is about to be shot in space by Santhosh George Kulangara who has been selected for the Virgin Galactic’s next space tourism programme, SpaceShipTwo. With this space journey, he is slated to be India's first space tourist.[3][4]

The editing of Sancharam is done by Labour India Publications Ltd..

Awards[edit]

Sancharam has won many awards by this time. Some of the awards includes:[5][6]

  • Best TV serial award [7]
  • Vivekananda Awards [8]
  • Limca Book of Records, added in its 2007 edition [9]
  • Kerala's Film Critics Award: for the best Television program telecasted in 2005.
  • Souparnikatheeram State Award: Television Award for the best director of a non-fictional program.
  • All India RAPA Award-2004: award of ‘best non-fiction television program’ given away by Radio and TV Advertising Practitioners Association (RAPA)
  • National Film Academy Award: program has been declared eligible for the award instituted by National Film Academy for the section 'Other than Fiction'
  • Kerala Film Critics Association Award-2003
  • All India Akshaya National Award-2003
  • National Award: This is one of the awards given at National level in the Radio-Mini screen field. This program selected for the award from the TV programs of about 20 different languages.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sunday at 10:30am". Asianet. 
  2. ^ "Internet Television Channel Sancharam inaugurated". Mathrubhumi. page 7, 2 January 2007.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ Tuning "Sancharm to be in space". Fine Tuning the World. 
  4. ^ "Santosh George to become first Indian space tourist". Chennai, India: The Hindu Online. 16 March 2007. 
  5. ^ "TV megaserial Awards". Chennai, India: The Hindu Online. 17 February 2004. 
  6. ^ "Sancharam video, awards". sancharam.com. 
  7. ^ "TV megaserial Awards announced". Music India Online. 
  8. ^ "Vivekananda Awards for Santhosh George Kulangara". New Indian Express. 
  9. ^ "First telecast of a visual travelogue in Malayalam". Limca Book of Records. Retrieved 2006-08-08. 

External links[edit]


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