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Veritable fare: A still from ‘Rela re Rela’.
It had been a run away hit. And now the sequel is here. ‘Rela re Rela’, the music talent hunt show which blazed a new trail in the Telugu television content with its exclusive focus on folk singers registered unexpected success. Anchored by Udaya Bhanu and aided by aesthetically done backdrops and creatively handled camera, the series won laurels and a good viewership in non-film genre.
Now Maa TV is back with the ‘Rela re Rela season’ 2 which started this Sunday. Udaya Bhanu is her breeziest best and the rich rural backdrops too are back. Goreti Venkanna and Suddala Ashok Teja continue to be the judges. The one-hour weekly show is on at 7.30 p.m.
For the second season, the hunt has 16 lively folk singers picked up during screening across the State. ‘Dummu lepu’ is the tagline for the show and Maa is pinning its hopes on the sequel to kick the dust the way first one did.
The first version, apart from wide following among viewers, also bagged a national award The 33rd RAPA in Telugu folk music hunt category and set a new trend which most other channels have copied in some way or other. “This series will create a huge impact across all sections, both in rural and urban areas,” says channel CEO Sharrath Marar.
T. LALITH SINGH
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