Buzz is that Star Plus plans to bring
Music Ka Maha Muqqabla
back in its second edition towards the end of the year. In the meantime, the show, produced by Gajendra Singh’s Sai Baba Telefilms, is on air on Sun Network. The basic concept is the same on the show called
The Tamil version airs on Sun TV, in Kannada on Udaya TV, in Telugu on Gemini TV and in Malayalam on Surya TV. The format of the show allows six teams, captained by prominent young musicians, to compete against each other. The Kannada and the Telugu versions, hosted by Sowmya Raoh and Udaya Bhanu, are telecast on Saturday and Sunday at 9 pm. Nanditha, Chaitra HG, Hemanth BS, Rajesh Ramanath, Shamitha Malnad and LN Shastri judge the Kannada show.
What’s in a name?
The teams are named as Malenda Masters, Karunda Colours, Bayalusima Bulls, Mahanagara Mallaru, Caravalli Cobras and Veera Nayaks. Nihal, Hemchandra, Venugopal, Geetha Madhuri, Malavika and Raghu Kunche judge the Telegu version. Their team names are Nizam Nawabs, Kakatiya Kings, Chalukya Challengers, Pallava Fighters, Vijayanagara Warriors and Satavahana Soldiers.
Chinmayi hosts the Tamil show that airs on Saturday and Sunday at 9.30 pm. Madhurai Veeragal is led by Vijay Yesudas, Kovai Killadigal by Mathangi, Tiruchi Thimingalangal by Srilekha Parthasarathy, Nellai Suraveli by Annupama, Chennai Singangal by Devan Ekambaram and Thanjai Thalapathigal by Madhu Balakrishnan.
Poornima hosts the Malayalam version aired in Kerala. It airs Monday to Wednesday at 8 pm. The six teams are Thrissur Tambrans led by Unni Menon, Kottayam Kings by Chitra Iyer, Cochin Warriors by George Peter, Kozhikode Sultans led by Manjari, Kannur Masters by Sayanora and Trivandrum Royals led by Vidhu Pratap.