Badai Bungalow

Badai Bungalow (transl. Bungalow for boasting) is an Indian Malayalam sketch comedy and celebrity talk show hosted by Ramesh Pisharody / Mithun Ramesh / Kalabhavan Navas, launched on Asianet from 2013 on every Saturday and Sunday at 8:00 PM. The second season of the show aired on every Friday at 9:30 PM.

Badai Bungalow
Also known asBadai Bungalow
Badai Banglavu
ബഡായി ബംഗ്ലാവ്
GenreTalk show
Comedy
Created byIn-House Productions
Written byKalabhavan Madhu, Jayaraj Centuary, Murali Guinnes
Directed byDiana Silvester
Presented byMukesh
Kalabhavan Navas
Arya
Praseetha
StarringSeason 1 :

Ramesh Pisharody, Mukesh, Dharmajan, Arya, Manoj Guinness, Praseetha

Season 2 :

Mukesh,Kalabhan Navas,Arya Rohit, Praseetha, Manoj guinnes,
Country of originIndia
Original languageMalayalam
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes244
Production
ProducerDiana Silvester
Production locationsKakkanad, Kerala
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time1 hour 30 Mins approx.
Release
Original networkAsianet
Picture format576i SDTV
1080i HDTV
Original release13 October 2013 (2013-10-13) –
5 January 2020 (2020-01-05)
Chronology
Preceded byCinemala (season 1)
Sell me the answer (season 2)
Followed byBigg Boss 1 , 2
Related showsComedy Nights with Kapil
External links
Official Website

Each episode features celebrity guests who usually appear to promote their latest films in a comedy-focused talk show format. Several stars from Malayalam film and television industry has participated in this show. This show is inspired by Comedy Nights with Kapil.

Mukesh is the permanent guest in the show playing the role of Badai Bungalow's owner.[1] Due to high viewership, the timing was changed to every Sunday at 8:30 pm.[when?] The show replaced the long running comedy serial Cinemala. The show was wrapped on 3 June 2018 .

The second season of the series premiered since 3 March 2019 on Asianet channel.

ControversyEdit

Ramesh Pisharody's absence to the program for around a month has led to a decrease in the show's popularity. The alternative Rajesh also falls short as a replacement for Pisharody especially in bringing liveliness and ability to engage guests with humor rather than showering with all praise and epitomizing them as beyond human which fails to ground with the Malayali audience. His absence or speculated termination was met with high negative feedback through social media.[2][3] Though the main host of the show Mukesh said this was a temporary setback.

Rajesh, who was already popular as an anchor, later added a video featuring him with Mukesh, Pisharody and Arya, clarifying this point. Later, Pisharody returned to the show, and the popularity increased again.

CastEdit

Season 1 Season 2
Main cast
Mukesh as Badai Bungalow's owner
Ramesh Pisharody as Tenant at Badai Bungalow Kalabhavan Navas as Tenant at Badai Bungalow
Manoj Guinness as Neighbor/Regular visitor
Arya Rohit as Tenant's wife Arya Rohit as Arya
Dharmajan Bolgatty as Servant at Badai Bungalow Apsara as Tenant's wife
Praseetha Menon as Ammayi (Tenant's aunt)
Recurring cast
Veena Nair as Cheryammayi (Tenant's aunt) Anu Joseph as Clara
Harishri Martin as Regular visitor Jaffar Idukki as Regular visitor
Nobi as Servant at Badai Bungalow Ponnamma Babuas Regular visitor
Devi Chandana as kunjammayi Anju Aravind as Mukesh's wife
Saritha.B.Nair as Regular visitor Sinoj Varghese as DJ Vicky, Ammayi's Husband
Sethu Lakshmi as Regular visitor
Apsara as Daisy (tenants at upstairs)
Kishor as Vishnu Namboothiri (tenants at upstairs)
Mamukkoya as Hamzakkoya
Rajesh as Host (in absence of Pisharody) Mithun Ramesh as Tenant at Badai Bungalow
Lakshmi Priya as Ammayi (in the absence of Praseetha) Lakshmi Menon as Tenant's wife

Popular guests (Season 1)Edit

Music Industry
Serial actors
Stand-up comedians
Sports
Magician
  • Magician Samraj

Popular Guests (season 2)Edit

Episode No. Guest(s) Notes
1 Shane Nigam , Soubin Shahir Kumbalangi Nights promotion
1 Rajesh Hebbar , Arun G Raghavan, Mrudula, Della, Pratheeksha, Dhanya Mary Varghese , Anoop, Anoop Sivasenan For ammayi's wedding
2 Nadirsha , Nikhila Vimal Mera Naam Shaji promotion
3 Kalidas Jayaram , Aishwarya Lekshmi Argentina Fans Kaattoorkadavu promotion
4 Sharreth, Resul Pookutty
5 Anusree , Shamna Kasim Madhura Raja promotion
6 Anna Rajan , Appani Sarath
7 Manju Warrier
8 Vishnu Unnikrishnan , Bibin George Oru Yamandan Premakadha promotion
9 Sheela
10 Rafi, Dhruvan, Sharaf U Dheen Promotion of Children's park
11 Darshana Das, Rini Raj, Pradeep Chandran Promotion of Karuthamuthu
12 Sabumon Abdusamad, Aristo Suresh, Ranjini Haridas, Archana Suseelan
13 Asha Sarath promotion of Evidey
14 Jayaraj Warrier,Unda pakru
15 P. Jayachandran, Sreekumaran Thampi
16 Indrans, Dharmajan Bolgatty
17 Naveen Nazim, Soubin Shahir promotion of Ambili
18 Samyuktha Menon, Sudheesh promotion of Kalki
19 Jayaram Promotion of Pattabhiraman
20 Baiju, Sheelu Abraham

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "'Badai Bungalow' – Inciting a Laugh Riot". www.newindianexpress.com.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 October 2016. Retrieved 23 October 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/radio-and-tv/ramesh-pisharodys-absencs-from-badai-bungalow-causes-uproar-on-social-media/article9251219.ece