Mani melam is a very popular and hit Malayalam musical game reality show which aired on the prominent and popular Malayalam television channel Kairali TV on weekdays from Monday through Thursday from 9:30 pm onwards as per the Indian Standard time (IST). Mani melam is a unique show in itself and is basically a musical game show which means a game show where the contestants have to sing and music is an integral part of the show. Many people registered to participate in this show after it was announced but after a rigorous, strict and stringent auditioning process, final 24 contestants were selected for the final rounds and to appear on the show. This fun filled game show contains various interesting rounds most of which involves finding a puzzle, explaining and identifying certain things, situations, etc. through musical hints and songs. Due to its innovative and unique format, Mani melam gained instant and immense popularity among the viewers. Mani Melam is hosted and anchored by popular and talented, gorgeous and beautiful Malayalam television actress Kavitha Nair along with her co-host Kalabhavan Mani, the ace Malayalam musical and entertainment personality. Kalabhavan Mani also adorned the chair of the judge in Mani Melam. Manimelam is now a popular music reality show that gives importance to traditional Kerala songs (malayaam nadan pattukal).