It has always been very challenging to get a Reality Show on Kannada successfully. Srujan Lokesh seems to have proven the fact that it can be done with his reality show Maja Talkies. Maja Talkies was produced under his own home run banner Lokesh Productions.
One of the notable features of this show is, some of the most serious actors like Kannada Actor and Stage Anchor Aparna, Music Director Manohar, Indrajith Lankesh who were never known for comedy, have been featured in comedy roles for the first time. Shwetha , Mimikri Dayanand, Pvan, Vandana, and Remo (Rekha Mohan) have also become a great entertainers through this show.
Recent Introduction of comedians like, Kuri Prathap and Naveen Padil has also boosted the popularity of the show.
This serial experienced mixed reviews from various segments of audience and critics, later on went on to become the Number One Kannada Comedy Reality Show. Some of the Lead actors in Kannada Film Industry who never attempted any comedy items in Kannada Television, have come and entertained the audience through this show.
Kichha Sudeep featured in 25th Episode
Challenging Start Darshan was featured in 50th Episode.
Arjun Sarja in the 75th Episode
Century Star Shivaraj Kumar in the Century Episode
All these episodes established a record TRP for Maja Talkies show.
Srujan, who is known for his impromptu comedy entertainment, Indrajith Lankesh with his larger than life laughter all the time ( reminding Sixer Sidhu, in Hindi Shows) have become best entertaining pair in Kannada Television Industry.
This show is has become a popular show for the Kannada audience who do not reside in Karnataka. A notable trend off late is, when the Kannada NRI’s visit their hometowns , they make it a point to attend Maja Talkies Liveshows in Bangalore.
Having successfully delivered about 150 episodes so far, Maja Takies is now being shifted to a New House. The New House of Maja Talkies has been set up by the same time who had worked on sets of “Comedy Nights With Kapil”.
The first Episode in the new house is featuring, Yogaraj Bhat leading director in Kannada Film Industry, Shubha Poonja, Indu Bindu Nagaraj and others.
The show is expected to continue to entertain the audience for for next half a year in Colors Kannada Channel. The show scheduled at 8.00 PM on Saturday and Sunday as prime time shows.