|Explore the gems in Bollywood family movies in Arabic this Ramadan on Zee Aflam|
Dubai, UAE; June 16, 2013: Zee Aflam, the first Pan-Arab 24-hour free-to-air Bollywood film channel dedicated to Arabic audiences, is bringing an unprecedented array of movies that have captivated audiences over several decades for upholding the highest family values during this Holy Month of Ramadan.
In addition to contemporary movies that are popular choices for families in the Arab world, Zee Aflam will bring a dedicated portfolio of black and white movies, true gems in filmmaking that also resonate to the spirit of the season with their themes highlighting the virtues of solidarity, camaraderie and generosity.
Patrick Samaha, Business Head of Zee's Arabic channels said: “The Holy Month of Ramadan is the period for reflection and family get-togethers. As the preferred channel of Arab audiences during the season, particularly women and families, Zee Aflam has created a distinctive programme mix that not only brings the best in Bollywood but also reiterate the fundamental values of honesty, charity, generosity, mutual respect and togetherness. These films, including some of the finest movies from the Black & White era to classic productions and contemporary family films, will appeal to audiences of all generations.”
Every day, during the Holy Month of Ramadan at 7pm, KSA time, Zee Aflam will bring the finest selection of movies from the Black & White era of Bollywood. The films have been carefully curated to feature stars and directors who are popular in the Arab world, and for their content to appeal to family audiences. Watch some of the evergreen films by legends such as Dilip Kumar and Kishore Kumar, as well as films featuring and by the first true showman of Indian cinema, Raj Kapoor. Among the selection this season are: Awaara, Barsaat, Jagte Raho, Shree 420 and many more.
At 10pm KSA time, Zee Aflam brings the classics from Bollywood in the Classikiyat Bollywood segment featuring time-less and all-time favourites. From movies featuring Mehmood Ali, the leading comedian of the 1960s and 70s, to sensational hits by actors such as Amitabh Bachchan, Dev Anand, Dharmendra, Hema Malini and Rajesh Khanna, these films are a must-watch for every Bollywood aficionado. Some of the films lined up for this season include: Garam Masala, Seeta Aur Geeta, Benaam, Raaz and more.
Zee Aflam also brings a wide roster of movies for the entire family daily at 1am KSA time, that have been specially chosen for their appeal to every member of the family. Family tales that will resonate to everyone, these films tell heart-warming tales of human relationships, the ups and downs that people face, and how they overcome the challenges through love, devotion and integrity. Among the films in this segment include: Woh 7 Din, Deewana, Parivaar and Sapne Saajan Ke, among others, featuring stars including Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Anil Kapoor, and Jackie Shroff, and more.
Zee Aflam is available to audiences in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Arab world on Nilesat and Arabsat. For more information, please visit www.zeeaflam.com.
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