Star Vijay or Vijay TV or just Vijay is a popular Tamil Entertainment Channel. It is a privately owned broadcasting network owned and operated by Star India. Initially, Vijay TV was launched by Golden Eagle Communication in 1994. The channel currently airs from Nungambakkam, Chennai. The channel broadcasts some shows including daily soaps, family dramas, comedies, game, talent shows, shows on crime and movie stars, talk shows and movies. Yesudas 50 Oru Munnottam is a special show aired by Vijay TV as a tribute to the legendary K.J. Yesudas. K.J. Yesudas or Kattassery Joseph Yesudas is a Carnatic musician and playback singer. He sings in several languages including Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi, Bengali, Oriya, Russian, and Gujarati.
In the last five decades of his career, he has sung nearly about 50,000 songs including devotional, classical as well as cinema songs. Yesudas acted in a handful of movies as well. He is often referred to as the Cultural Icon of Malayalam language. Yesudas has received some prestigious awards including seven National Awards for Best Playback Singer, 5 Filmfare Awards and Forty Three State Awards for Best Playback Singer. His state awards include awards from the states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh. He achieved the Padma Shri in 1975, the Padma Bhushan in 2002 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2017 by the Government of India. He’s an integral part of the Tamil as well as the Hindi Film Industry. Yesudas 50 Oru Munnottam started broadcasting on Vijay TV from 15th March 2015.
The show commemorated his 50-year presence in the industry. The show is a way of acknowledging K.J. Yesudas’s golden jubilee as a singer. Various modern artists including Lakshman Sruthi, P.Susheela, Deva, T. Rajendra, Dhanush, Kamal Hasan, performed in the show as a tribute to the great artist Yesudas. Some well known Bollywood singers like
Shreya Ghoshal were also a part of the program. On the same day, Yesudas also received the prestigious “Viswa Vikhyata Saangita Kalanidhi" title marking his golden career in singing. However, the best section of the show was to watch the father-son duo (K.J. Yesudas and his son
Vijay Yesudas) sing on the stage. Other leading film actors and actresses, film and music directors, singers, producers, technicians and other prominent parts of the movie industry became a part of the show and paid their respect to Yesudas.