Koffee with Anu on Vijay TV

What’s much better than a hot cup of strong coffee? And for a Chennaiite, a cool breezy evening over a cup of coffee is heaven. What more… Koffee with Anu the chat show on Vijay TV does impress the audience, against the army of other soaps on TV. I have never got to watch the original show “Koffee with Karan” on Star World with Karan Johar. Nevertheless, Anu Hasan, the hostess of the Tamil version, makes the guests feel at home by her avid and bubbly tone.

Originally hosted by Suchitra, an RJ with Radio Mirchi, as ‘Koffee with Suchi’, this programme had lukewarm response, until recently Anu Hasan, niece to Kamalhasan, took up, giving the show a much-needed facelift. Although at times Anu Hasan tends to boss the guests around, the show is fun. The part where people close to the guests speak out trivia about their childhood and personal life, the audience reflect upon their own experiences, and ultimately wear a smile on their faces. Anu Hasan, with her good sense of humor and timely gestures, builds a good rapport with the guests, and the guests feel comfy answering her naughty questions at ease.

I happened to watch last week’s show with the grandmaster Viswanathan Anand and his wife Aruna Anand. I bumped into the show when Anand was already answering a truckload of questions on AIDS and HIV awareness. I was wondering who this doctor, a look-alike of Anand is, answering questions on AIDS… My brother joined the debate, arguing if the person on screen was Anand or somebody else. When Anu Hasan addressed him by his name, we had a good deal of laughter. Anand is an ambassador for the AIDS awareness campaign, and Anu Hasan shooting questions about AIDS was already raising grave doubts in us if that was really Anand!

It was fun knowing the other side of the chess maestro, where he got his wife’s hand because of a cup of coffee. Actually, it was not one cup, but two, and not from his wife, but from his maamiyaar. Also, Aruna Anand, his wife, was a highlight in the show. Her mother’s story of Aruna being a talkative little girl at school gave us a hearty laugh.

The first episode, where Vikram and Simbu were the guests was equally entertaining, and promising too. The show could do further well by bringing in celebrities from different aspects of the society, rather than from films alone, and it is already heading there. The show brings up the hidden other side of the guest, which is why it is a wee bit better than other contemporaries.

Vijay TV, with its plethora of creative programmes seems to be advancing ahead of the other channels in Tamil. Especially, with this sweet cup of coffee…

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Comments

  • Rashmi  On November 14, 2006 at 11:32 pm

    It is a good programme. Even I like it a lot.

  • ram  On December 18, 2006 at 4:15 pm

    hey!! guys hav heard abt it but not seen it ‘cos am not in india :( …if thr is a possibility of gettin the videos wud of grt help pls send me a mail..hope sum1 replies…..keep goin guys …..thnx

  • Deepak  On December 23, 2006 at 4:17 pm

    hey ram… check out the video archives in te vijay tv section of Indya.com. You can get some videos.

  • sham  On March 28, 2007 at 6:24 am

    hi

    is there is any web site i can watch online coffe with anu?

  • sumathy  On May 21, 2007 at 4:47 pm

    Dear Anu,
    i am a regular viewer of ur prog. it was too heavy of spb and amar. pl let us not have that much for 2 weeks. if stomach is full we can take digene, but if visual is heavy like the one u gave, u hav to prescribe some medicine. but don’t ask me to switch off the tv.
    thanx
    luv
    sumathy

  • Nia  On May 25, 2007 at 11:28 pm

    Hi,

    You can check out some latest episodes of Koffee with Anu, in youtube http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=ramanandn

    One of the best episodes would be the latest one with SPB, Gangaiamaran and their sons

    check it out n njoy

    rdgs

  • Usha  On October 14, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    I watched Gangaiamaran with SPB.. that was awesome..

  • Deepak  On October 14, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    @Usha,

    Yep. That was my favorite till date. Enjoyed the show!

  • Vijay  On October 23, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    Anyone please let me know any link of the Koffee with Anu episode featuring Vishwanathan Anand and his wife. I’ve been searching it for quite some time and not able to find it.

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