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“Halli Haida, pyateg Banda” : Tribal men to take on city life in Kannada reality show

  • Last Updated : October 25, 2010 22:35:28 IST

    Let alone televisions and cars, even toothbrushes are alien to some of them. Yet, eight tribal men from the interiors of Karnataka have dared to face 60 days of city life in Bangalore for a Kannada reality show, where they’ll learn a few English words and even do ramp walks.

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    From living isolated lives in their respective tribes, these men aged between 25 and 34 years will be slipping into jeans and wearing shirts to adapt to the Bangalore crowd for Kannada channel Suvarna’s “Halli Haida, Pyeteg Banda”, which means – “Village lad lands in the city”.

    The show is a result of the success of “Pyete Hudgir, Halli Lifeu” (City girl, village life), which garnered an average viewership of one million people with a maximum response from youths, explained Anup Chandrasekharan, business head of Suvarna.

    “This new show is a sequel to ‘Pyete Hudgir, Halli Lifeu’. For the first season, we took eight city girls to experience village life. But this time, we decided to bring not even village boys but tribals to the city and see how they adapt themselves here,”Chandrasekharan told IANS over phone from Bangalore.

    According to Chandrasekharan, it costs them up to Rs.700,000-Rs.800,000 per episode to produce such a show.

    The team behind the show took approximately three months to research on Karnataka tribes and have brought together contestants from tribes such as Bedar, Sholaga, Haki Pikki, Kodavas of Coorg, Kurubas and others.

    “Our research teams went to various parts of Karnataka and went into the interiors to look for these boys. It used to be very difficult because even the closest shop to their place of stay used to be 25-30 km away.

    “It was also extremely tough to convince them, their parents and relatives. In fact, there is going to be one guy on the show whose wife is pregnant, and by the time he goes back to his tribe, she would have delivered their child. Still he has come to see what a city looks like,” Chandrasekharan revealed.

    “Most of them have not seen a TV, a car, a mobile phone. And they don’t even use something as basic as a toothbrush or toothpaste. Here we will try introducing them to many new things,” he said.

    The eight tribal contestants will be put up at a huge house in Bangalore and will be teamed with one city girl each. The girls will mentor them through their transformation and the contestants will be eliminated one by one in subsequent weeks, depending on their performance.

    “We plan to have ramp walk contests, change their dressing style, teach them a few English words – and it should be interesting to see how a person who has lived all his life in a remote place adapts to the city atmosphere. ”

    The winner will get a “cash compensation”, but the amount hasn’t been decided yet.

    “Halli Haida, Pyeteg Banda” will be on air starting Monday and will be hosted by two-time Filmfare award winning Kannada actress Radhika Pandit.

    Chandrasekharan says Kannada channels have for long been dominated by fictional content but now there’s a new space for reality shows and the audiences are lapping it up.

    You can discuss about this show on Our Discussion Forum. You can post your views/comments on this show in forum.

    • nijvaglu.. nange aishu matte raj jodi tumba ishta… aishu.. tumba ne cute idale… i watch this programm only to see aishu..

    • allappa swamy arun kumar IAS avare…… namma rashtra bhashe hindi alde urdu athava arabic ideya? swamy nange nijvaglu… tamma gk nodi tumba khushi aithu.. taavu yavaga IAS madiddu? tamma hatra coaching barbeku antha ide sir.. please….

    • SUNNY


      all the best for all couples especially for rajesh & aishu …. its very gud entertaining program & one request to suvarna i cant able watch this show in b/w 8 to 9 so i will watch this show in repeat telecast(10.30 to 11.30) plzzzzzzzzzzzzzz don’t stop this repeat telecast

    • SUNNY


    • ಅರುಣ್

      ಒಂದು ಪ್ರಸಿದ್ದ ಟಿವಿ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮ ಹಳ್ಳಿ ಹೈದ ಪೇಟೆಗ್ ಬಂದ ನಡೆಸಿಕೊಡೊ ಅಕುಲ್
      ರವರಿಗೆ ಹಿಂದಿ ನಮ್ಮ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರ ಭಾಷೆ ಅಲ್ಲ ಅನ್ನೊದೇ ಗೊತಿಲ್ವ? ಇವತ್ತಿನ ಎಪಿಸೋಡ್
      ನಲ್ಲಿ ಹಿಂದಿ ನಮ್ಮ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರಭಾಷೆ ಅಂತ ಅಕುಲ್ ಹೇಳಿದ್ರು. ಇದನ್ನ ಪ್ರಸಾರ ಮಾಡೊಕ್ಕೆ
      ಮೊದಲು ನಮ್ಮ ಟಿವಿ ಚಾನೆಲ್ ನವರಿಗೆ ಯಾವುದು ನಿಜ ಯಾವುದು ಸುಳ್ಳು ಅನ್ನೊದನ್ನ
      ನೋಡಕ್ಕೆ ಆಗಲ್ವ?

    • Krishna

      Halli haida pyateg banda program naanage

      Chandini jodi nanage tumbane ista aagide.

      Chandini wish you best of luck.

      Enadru aagali neenu gellabeku


      ITS very gud program conducted by suvarna channel.iam happy to watch tat program.hats off suvarna channel

    • soumya

      There is no groupism as per me, Ranjitha as not performed well so she as been voted out.
      Programme is very nice, My whole family will watch this show even in repeat telecast.

      Aishwarya & Rajesh pair is good and we love to see the programme only bcz of this couples.

      Aishwarya & Rajesh Have to win the show…………. all the best

    • Nagaraj Avverahalli

      Hi Akul,

      Everithing is fine, show is coming up very good. One thing sholud be avoided in this show is the groupism among the girls. I have watched yesterday’s (21.09.2010), Arpita, Koli ramya, Chandni every body voted out Ranjitha purposefully. Ranjita has walked out of the show for not doing any mistake. What I feel is….why this voting programme here, elimination shold be based on purely on the performence, it shoud not be on groupism.

    • diny

      Its good reality show i watch daily without fail. plz send the contestant photos please

    • kannadiga

      adru koli ramya, chandani, arpita matte aishwarya ge iro astu kobbu yargu illa…

      koli, aj, aisu bidi avru munche inda jotelidru but eno social work madtini orphans ge help madtini anta helkolo chandini ge e tara buddi yellinda bantu.. summne build up kodoke samaja seve madtini anta helkondidda ege.. aval mukdalli atara bhavane.. yellu kansalla.. she looks like a typical grudgy gal.. really she is so odd…

      koli has to go out of this show.. eno onderd movie li dumman jote act madidini anta kobbu ansatte..

    • sowjanya

      Hai Suvarna
      Hai Halli haida pyateg banda team
      Hai Akul
      Hai Halli haidas(Especially Rajesha aliyas satya harishchanda)
      We love u all……….. Its a mile stone in kannada tv channel. HHPB is a very different and unique pragram that i have ever seen in any of the tv channels and in any laguages. Keep it up. All the best to all.

      Rajesha all the very best

    • Madesh

      Halli haida pyateg banda program naanagu hagu namma family avrige ellarigu tumbane ista.
      Satya harishchandra Rajesh & Aishu jodi namge tumbane ista aagide.
      Rajesh wish you best of luck.
      Enadru aagali neenu gellabeku

    • really this is Biggest effort in Kannda reality Show.

      wish you all the best…

    • Hai Suvarna Channel.,

      Nanage Kannada programs andre bumba bore aagtitu , Halli hyda pyateg Banda reality show tumba ista pattidene, nija hela bekendare idondu hosa prayatna yava bere bhaseyallu intaha prayatna nadedilla. namma family yalli ellarigu ee show tumba tumba istawaagide. Adarallu Ishu & satya Harichandra Rajesh Jodi tumbane Ista.

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