Friday, October 5, 2018

Star Maa’s Brand-New Show Great Telugu Laughter Challenge introduces Stand Up to Telugu Audience

Stand Up, something unknown to the Telugu audience is now being introduced through the Star Maa Television’s brand-new show, Great Telugu Laughter Challenge. Telugu Actor, Star Comedian, Guinness World Record Holder, and Padma Shri Awardee Brahmanandam is the judge of this show. Great Telugu laughter challenge is the Telugu version of the highly popular Hindi shows Great Indian laughter challenge. The Telugu show will commence from 6th of October 2018 on Star Maa TV and you can watch it Live on YuppTV from select regions.

Before you want to know what, the show is about let us know something about stand-up comedy.
Stand Up comedy is an art form where an individual performs on stage in front of a live audience and makes them laugh by reciting jokes, stories, anecdotes, one-liners etc. The art form has been around since 400 BC and was used by critics to express their views and opinions without censorship. It once again took pace in the 18th and the 19th centuries in UK and US.

Though a similar kind of art forms with the names Burra Kathalu (Telugu), Chakyar Koothu (Malayalam) is prominent in India (Chakyar Koothu- since 16-17th centuries & Burra Kathalu since the 1940s), stand up comedy as a mainstream art form entered India in the late 20th century. Comedians like Johnny Lever, etc., acted as fillers in many Bollywood Functions in the 1980s. It was only in 2005 that India has come up with its own version of Stand Up providing a pedestal to the comedians through the Great Indian Laughter Challenge.

Indian Stand Up grew at an exorbitant pace from then on and now Stand Up comedians perform across India in various cities mostly in Hindi and English. Though familiar to Hindi audience from a long time, modern standup is practically unknown to ordinary Telugu audience. Some programs like Patas, have encouraged stand up but they were short 3-5 minute skits that seemed like fillers.

About Great Telugu Laughter Challenge:

The show is first of its kind in Telugu and has recently conducted auditions in major cities of Andhra Pradesh looking for contestants. With the completion of the auditions, it is all set and ready to be broadcast on Star Maa TV channel from 06th October 2018. It will be broadcast every weekend (Saturday and Sunday) at 09:00 PM IST. You can watch the Great Telugu Laughter Challenge on Star Maa Live on YuppTV from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, and Singapore.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Catch the Grand Finale of Bigg Boss Tamil and Malayalam this Sunday

Rose to fame almost immediately after the commencement, Bigg Boss Tamil and Bigg Boss Malayalam had a fantastic run this season. Too sad, both the language shows are arriving at their respective Grand Finales this Sunday. Tamil Bigg Boss is in its second season this year while in Malayalam this is the first. Both proved to be huge hits and grabbed amazing TRPs on the television keeping the respective hosting channels on the top every week. The shows became popular on the Social Media too. As this is the final week of Bigg Boss here are some points to help you enjoy the final a little better.

Bigg Boss Tamil season 2

Out of the 16 contestants that entered the house, only four contestants are left. With Balaji and Yashika Anand evicted from the house in the week prior to the finale, the contestants that entered the season 2 finale are Janani Iyer, Aishwarya Dutta, Vijayalakshmi Feroz, and Riythvika. It is laudable that all the contestants that entered the finale are women.

The host of Bigg Boss Tamil, Kamal Haasan made the contestants campaign for themselves in the Sunday episode. While doing so, he remarked that it might be useful for him in the future too implying at his own Political intentions. The Bigg Boss Tamil season 2 Grand Finale is going to be aired on 30th September 2018 and can be watched on Star Vijay Live on YuppTV from select regions.

Bigg Boss Malayalam Season 1

Contrary to the Tamil show, Bigg Boss Malayalam has 6 contestants out of the 16 in the final. The show which was being hosted by Mohanlal has garnered the love of Malayalis and has become a huge hit, so much that many fan groups for the contestants have formed on the social media websites. Contestants on the show were loved so much that when one of the contestants Archana Suseelan was evicted, the audience has become upset and took it upon themselves to bring her back to the show by beginning #bringback hashtag.

While that has no chance of happening, the 6 contestants that are now left in the house and Sabumon Abdusamad, Aristo Suresh, Pearle Maaney, Aditi Rai, and Srinish Aravind have qualified for the finale. The winner of the show is going to win a Grand Prize Money of Rs 1 Crore and to find out who it is, Watch the Bigg Boss Malayalam Grand finale on YuppTV on 30th September 2018 on Asianet Live Channel.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Who do you think will win Bigg Boss Telugu Season 2?

Bigg Boss Telugu 2 being hosted by Nani is close to completion. With just 2 weeks left in the show, the audience had already witnessed the eviction of most of the contestants from the house. The show though had a slow start gained momentum after weeks and is now the highest rated show in Telugu. It has now arrived at the season finale which is going to be aired on, Sunday, 30th September 2018.

Commenced on June 10th, 2018, Bigg Boss Telugu season 2 comprised of 16 contestants from various sectors of Entertainment industry. The season differed from the first as it involved 3 commoners along with Actors, Anchors, Singers, and a Humanist. While this slightly helped raise the viewership of the show, the increased drama and daily dose of entertainment it has offered were the main reasons that the show became hugely popular.

It has also witnessed the appearance of many Celebrity guests like Kamal Haasan, Tapsee Pannu, Aadhi Pinisetty, Ritika Singh, Srinivas Reddy, Vennela Kishore, Sai Dharam Tej, Anupama Parameswaran, Pradeep Machiraju, Lakshmi Manchu, Anasuya Bharadwaj, etc.,

The show till date has completed more than 100 days and there are only a few days left of it to come to an end. Only 5 out of the 16 contestants are still in the house and out of these, only one of the contestants is going to win the title. This had made the final few episodes of the show not only overtly melodramatic but also ruthlessly competitive. The few contestants that are still living in the house are Deepthi Nallamothu, Geetha Madhuri, Kaushal, Samrat Reddy, and Tanish.

The house now holds only the strongest of contestants who are determined to win and have survived until now against all odds. Out of the 5 contestants that are left, Kaushal earned a cult following among the Telugu youth and his fans are campaigning obstinately to make him win. And according to the polls that are conducted in unofficial websites, Kaushal is ahead of other contestants by a significant difference. The chances of him winning the Bigg Boss finale massive but the finale might surprise the audience.

So, Don’t Miss the Bigg Boss Telugu Season 2 Grand Finale on 30th September 2018 on Star Maa Live on YuppTV Now to watch. The show is available in the following regions only in Australia, New Zealand, Middle East, Africa, Singapore, Malaysia, and in Europe (except Spain, Israel, Italy, Nordic, Portugal, and the UK).