Trivandrum: Malayalam version of Popular quiz show Kaun Banega Crorepati, “Ningalkkum Aakam Kodeeswaran” is set for its fourth season in Kerala market. The same will be aired on Asianet is starting from 9th January 2017.
The fourth edition of “Ningalkkum Aakaam Kodeeswaran” on Asianet will see actor Suresh Gopi donning the hat of an anchor with elan.
Siidhartha Basu owned BIG Synergy Media Limited that owns the format rights for India, has produced the show. The show will be telecast on Asianet at 9.30 PM on Every Monday to Thursday.
The Channel for the first time in South India managed to find a talent to take away the full prize money of Rs. 1 crore, so far unsurpassed on South Indian television channels.
The game show will test the competence of the participants in General Knowledge, Current Affairs and all the major fields of knowledge. The preliminary round had participants vying for opportunity to attend the phone-in, written test and interview. The finalists can join the anchor in the hot seat and try their luck in the 15 rounds of the game.
The finalists’ chosen after various level of screening can play a ‘Fastest Finger First’ round to make it to the main game. From there on, they play rounds with increasing levels of difficulty, and winning higher amounts of money, culminating in the Rs. 1 crore prize.
Contestants can avail four lifelines before reaching the 15th round and they also can stop at any time after viewed the next question, if they feel that they don’t have an answer to it.
The Hindi version of KBC went up to season 8 as on 2014 and the show has found no takers after that due to the continuously dropping numbers. However, it managed to find new markets like South wherein, it is still bringing in more eyeballs.
The Telugu version of KBC titled Meelo Everu Koteeswarudu (MEK) is also in the pipeline for its 4th season that is gearing up to welcome the Mega Star Chiranjeevi to occupy the host seat replacing Nagarjuna, who hosted the initial three seasons of the show.