Cooku with Comali

Cooku with Comali, also known by the acronym CWC, is an Indian Tamil-language comedy-based cooking competition show aired on Star Vijay and streams on Disney+ Hotstar where the contestants are paired each week with comedians (comalis) who are amateur cooks.[1] The first season premiered on 16 November 2019 and ended on 23 February 2020. The second season was premiered on 14 November 2020 and ended on 14 April 2021. The third season was premiered on 22 January 2022 and ended on 24 July 2022. The contestants along with their comalis are challenged every week and judged by Chef Damu and Chef Venkatesh Bhat.[2]

Cooku with Comali
GenreCookery
Comedy
Directed byParthiv Mani
Presented byRakshan
Judges
Country of originIndia
Original languageTamil
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes122
Production
EditorJaganathan Aravinth Sridhar Raghuraman Bala
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running timeapprox.60-62 minutes
Production companyMedia Masons
Release
Original network
Original release16 November 2019 (2019-11-16) –
24 July 2022 (2022-07-24)

ProductionEdit

Game formatEdit

Every week, the show starts with celebrity chefs getting paired with their Comalis.[3] Then the teams compete in Advantage Task 1 and Task 2. The teams then compete in Main Task and Immunity/Elimination Task. The Advantage task involves a minimal task in which a team does a small task and the winner of the Advantage task is given an advantage during the main task where the team can choose a time frame to work without any obstacles. During the Main task, every team is given a challenge or an obstacle that will make the cooking harder. The teams are given a specific time limit where they must cook with that time frame. Most of the cooking tasks are to be done by Comalis. The cook that gets Immunity is safe from next week's elimination and does not participate in that week. Some week are celebration rounds with no elimination.[4]

OverviewEdit

SeriesHostJudgesEpisodesOriginally airedContestantsLaunch TRP RatingsFinale TRP RatingsPrize MoneyWinnerRunner up
First airedLast airedNetwork
1Rakshan and
Aranthangi Nisha
Chef Damodharan and
Chef Venkatesh Bhat
2716 November 2019 (2019-11-16)23 February 2020 (2020-02-23)Star Vijay
Disney+ Hotstar
89.75 TVR12.22 TVR3 lakh (US$3,800)Vanitha VijayakumarUma Riyaz Khan
2Rakshan4114 November 2020 (2020-11-14)14 April 2021 (2021-04-14)913.97 TVR17.39 TVR10 lakh (US$13,000)Kani ThiruShakeela
35422 January 2022 (2022-01-22)24 July 2022 (2022-07-24)12TBATBA10 lakh (US$13,000)Shrutika ArjunDarshan

ReceptionEdit

The series gained popularity only during its rerun in the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020.[5] Following which the launch of the second season became one of the top rated Tamil reality television program both on television and on the digital platform Hotstar.[6][7]

The grand finale of season 2 aired on 14 April 2021 for 6 hours garnered a high viewership rating of 11.1 TVR in urban and 8.1 TVR overall with 6.58 million impressions.[8]

AdaptationsEdit

Language Title First Aired Network(s) No. of. Seasons Last Aired Notes
Tamil Cooku with Comali 16 November 2019 Star Vijay 3 24 July 2022 Original
Kannada Cookku with Kirikku 10 April 2021 Star Suvarna 1 15 August 2021 Remake
Bengali Gole Male Gol 25 September 2021 Star Jalsha 14 November 2021

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sunder, Gautam (11 February 2021). "Cooku with Comali's pugazh and Shivangi: On the show's popularity and their friendship". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 2 May 2021.
  2. ^ "'Cook with Comali': Why the reality show is a huge success'". www.thenewsminute.com.
  3. ^ "The genius of 'Cook with Comali'". www.thehindu.com.
  4. ^ "Cooku with Comali All Season Winners, Prize Money and Runner Up Details". www.readersfusion.com.
  5. ^ S, Srivatsan (14 April 2021). "The genius of 'Cook with Comali'". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 2 May 2021.
  6. ^ "'Cook with Comali': Why the reality show is a huge success". The News Minute. 12 April 2021. Archived from the original on 2 May 2021.
  7. ^ "'Bigg Boss Tamil' attracted most eyeballs on Disney+ Hotstar in TN". The Hindu. 23 January 2021. Archived from the original on 2 May 2021.
  8. ^ "Cook with comali 2 grand finale gets record trp; Sivaangi thanks fans". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 2 May 2021.

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