Ever since Shekhar Suman introduced the concept of fun based celebrity interaction shows with his talk show, ‘Movers & Shakers’, fun based celebrity interaction shows have been the genre not many want to pick up, but if they do, they want to make sure that they make the best of it. Kapil Sharma pulled the bar, with his extremely successful ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil’, an Indian adaptation of the British classic, ‘The Kumars at No. 42.’ Keeping in with this trend is the famous show on Mazhavil Manorama, ‘Ivide Ingananu Bhai’.
Hosted by Kalabhavan Prajod, famous for his comic roles, and directed by Anoop John, the show is fun based celebrity interaction in nature. Laced with an innovative concept of humour, celebrities from all walks of life, where they interact with the host at imaginary settings, and the audience witness the lighter, and the real side of their famous celebrities. One day, it would be Ranjini Haridas, the famous Miss Kerala pageant and also the ex-host of Idea Star Singer, who would share her lighter side of the life.
The other day, it would be famous actors of the Malayalam film industry, Varada and Jishin Mohan. On some another day, it would be famous actress Sona Nair on the famed couch as well. Name a famous celebrity, and you’ll find them here, right on ‘Ivide Ingananu Bhai’, currently broadcasted on Mazhavil Manorama.
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Ivide Ingananu Bhai is an interactive show in the Malayalam language that airs on the channel, Mazhavil Manorama. Mazhavil Manorama is an entertainment channel in the Malayalam language that is owned by the publisher of the widely circulated daily, Malayalam Manorama and women’s magazine, Vanitha. The show, Ivide Ingananu Bhai was first telecasted on 20th September 2014. The show had a long run of one year with more than 65 episodes. Each episode had a run time of 30 minutes. Ivide Ingananu Bhai is an interactive chat show based on celebrities.
The concept of chat shows or talk shows is not new to the industry or the audience, but this show brings a never-seen-before uniqueness in the television industry. The show is one of its kinds. Though it involves celebrities, this chat show is not any regular chat show. Ivide Ingananu Bhai is a fun and interactive comic session between the host of the show and the celebrity guests. Each episode has a few celebrity guests from the Malayalam film industry like television actors, film actors, comedy stars, action heroes, directors, music composers, etc.
The host of the show usually tries to bring out the fun side of these celebrities so that the audience get to know a different side of them. In the flow of a fun chat, these celebrities are given various fun situations and they have to act out these situations for the audience. These imaginary situations can be anything from a scary interaction to a funny scene or a dramatic interpretation.
These actors use their imagination and creative side to portray the situation as given by the host. Various popular names of the industry have been seen in this show at their craziest best. Rachana Narayanankutty, Shalin, Srinda, Kanmani, Aneesh G Menon, Sithara, Shine Tom, Shamna Khasim, Aneela Sreekumar, Deepthi Sathi, Lal Jose, Vijay Babu, Prem Kumar, Bijukuttan, Sree Latha Namboothiri, Beena Antony, Sruthy Lakshmi, Rushil, Ambika Pillai, etc., are some of the celebrities that have graced the show with their different and real self.
To compliment the crazy concept of the show, the set of the show has also been made very creative. The set changes with every episode and is given a very dramatic interpretation depending on the theme of the day. The show is hosted by Malayalam actor, Kalabhavan Prajod. He also comes on every episode dressed as a certain character and opens with a little gig or a dramatic encounter to set the mood of the show.