The Telugu version of the much-awaited TV reality show, Bigg Boss, was finally launched on Sunday in a blistering manner. People in the Telugu states were glued to their TV sets in order not to miss the first ever TV stint of NTR and also to find out what this much publicized ‘Bigg Boss’ is all about. As much as NTR entertained with his energetic performance and screen presence, the ‘unpopular’ and ‘unexciting’ contestants disappointed viewers big time.
Bigg Boss Telugu features 14 participants ranging from faded actors to controversial singers, television anchors to film critics. Actors Archana, Mumaith Khan, Sameer, Prince, Sampoornesh Babu, Siva Balaji, Aadarsh Balakrishna and Dhanraj, singer Madhu Priya, Jyothi and Kalpana, film critic Mahesh Kathi, television artist Hari Teja and anchor Kathi Karthika are the 14 contestants selected to stay in the Bigg Boss house for 70 days.
After a stylish entry and stunning dance performance of NTR to his popular song ‘Don’t Stop’ from ‘Nannaku Premato’, viewers were eagerly waiting to see who the contestants were.
With NTR introducing each ‘unexciting’ participant, the interest of viewers continued to deplete. ‘Of the 14 selected contestants, just 3 or 4 names are worthy of paying attention to,’ was the summary of response on social media.
Their performance in the fist episode also looked quite artificial and unconvincing, and they looked quite unprepared for ‘Bigg Boss’ kind of reality show.
The first show may manage to get good TRPs thanks to NTR and the curiosity but how long these contestants hold the interest of viewers is highly doubtful.