After the success of Thaka Dhimi Tha- the show which was aimed at promoting young Bharatanatyam dancers, Jaya TV is all set to launch a new Bharatanatyam TV show ‘Thaka Dhimi Thaka Janu’ with newer concepts and rounds.
The new show is planned for different seasons with 26 episodes each. All the seasons will have preliminary rounds, quarter-finals, semi-finals, and final rounds. The preliminary round has been shot as 14 episodes. A total of 42 participants were auditioned and selected and they were a part of this first preliminary round.
The show will have 14 winners and will also have 4 wild card entries. The contestants will have to compete in 3 challenging rounds as follows:
- TILLANA ROUND
This first round is a challenging one and will test the dancer’s skill, ability, standard, and stamina. The Thillana is a fast number interspersed with intricate complex rhythms.
- The second round is FILM SONG – Tirai Isai sutru
This round will evaluate the Abhinaya or expressions skills of dancers. The contestants will have to perform to an evergreen melody from the films. They are not allowed to select songs that are danced to in films. Nondance songs will have to be chosen
- The final round is the suspense round called SANGAMAM
Every contestant will have to pick a chit from a bowl and whatever they get; they have to dance to that.
It could be folk, instrumental, or even a property.
The preliminary 14 episodes have 2 judges per episode who are established Gurus and performers of repute. This unique show is hosted by Actor- Dancer ‘Aruvi’ fame Aditi Balan.
The concept and Direction are by ‘Kalaimamani’ Dr. Radhika Shurajit, Script, Coordination, and Assistant Direction – Sri. Churchill Pandian.
‘Thaka Dhimi Thaka Janu’ will be telecast every Sunday at 9.30 AM.