Cooku with Comali

Cooku with Comali, also known by the acronym CWC, is a 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] It premiered on 16 November 2019. The contestants along with their comalis are challenged every week and judged by Chef Damodharan and Chef Venkatesh Bhat.

Cooku with Comali
GenreCookery
Comedy
Directed byParthiban
Presented by
JudgesChef Damodharan
Venkatesh Bhat
Country of originIndia
Original languageTamil
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes68 (as of 14th April 2021)
Production
EditorJaganathan Aravinth Sridhar Raghuraman Bala
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running timeapprox.60-62 minutes
Production companyMedia Massons
Release
Original networkStar Vijay
Original release16 November 2019 (2019-11-16) –
present
External links
Hotstar

ProductionEdit

Game formatEdit

Every week, the show starts with celebrity chefs getting paired with their Comalis. 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 a 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.[2] The cook that gets Immunity is safe from next week's elimination and does not participate in that week. Some weeks are celebration rounds with no elimination.

OverviewEdit

SeriesHost(s)Judge(s)WinnerRunnerEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast airedNetwork
1RakshanChef Damodharan
Chef Venkatesh Bhat
Vanitha VijayakumarUma Riyaz Khan2716 November 2019 (2019-11-16)23 February 2020 (2020-02-23)Star Vijay
2Kani ThiruShakeela Begum4114 November 2020 (2020-11-14)14 April 2021 (2021-04-14)
3TBATBA-13 November 2021TBA

Season 1Edit

Cooku with Comali
Hosted byRakshan
Aranthangi Nisha
JudgesChef Damodharan
Chef Venkatesh Bhat
No. of contestants8
WinnerVanitha Vijayakumar
Runner-upUma Riyaz Khan
No. of episodes27
Release
Original networkStar Vijay
Original release16 November 2019 (2019-11-16) –
23 February 2020 (2020-02-23)

The first season began on 16 November 2019. This season was hosted by Rakshan. The grand finale was aired on 23 February 2020 and winner was Vanitha Vijayakumar.

ContestantsEdit

Contestants[3] Status Notes
Vanitha Vijayakumar Winner
Uma Riyaz Khan 1st Runner-Up
Ramya Pandian 2nd Runner-Up
Rekha Finalist Wild-Card Re-entry
Priyanka Robo Shankar Eliminated
Thaadi Balaji Eliminated
G. Gnanasambandam Eliminated
Mohan Vaidya Eliminated

ComalisEdit

KPY Bala
Bijili Ramesh
Manimegalai
Pappu
Pugazh
Sai Sakthi
Sivaangi Krishnakumar
Tiger Thangadurai


PairingsEdit

Cooks
(based on Rank in the Show)
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 (Wild Card Round) Week 13 (Celebration Week) Week 14
Vanitha Vijayakumar Bijili Ramesh Pugazh Manimegalai Sivaangi Krishnakumar Bijili Ramesh Bala Immunity Bala Sivaangi Krishnakumar Bala Bala & Bijili Ramesh Direct Finalist Bala Bala Sivaangi Krishnakumar
Uma Riyaz Khan Manimegalai Pappu Bijili Ramesh Sai Sakthi Immunity Bijili Ramesh Pugazh Pugazh Pugazh Manimegalai Direct Finalist Sivaangi Krishnakumar Sivaangi Krishnakumar Bala
Ramya Pandian Pugazh Sai Sakthi Pugazh Bala Bala Pugazh Bijili Ramesh Sivaangi Krishnakumar Bala Pugazh Pugazh & Sivaangi Krishnakumar Direct Finalist Tiger Thangadurai Manimegalai Pugazh
Rekha Sivaangi Krishnakumar Bala Tiger Thangadurai Pappu Manimegalai Manimegalai Sivaangi Krishnakumar Manimegalai Bijili Ramesh Evicted
(Episode 18)
Pugazh Pugazh Pugazh Manimegalai
Priyanka Robo Shankar Sai Sakthi Sivaangi Krishnakumar Immunity Bijili Ramesh Sai Sakthi Tiger Thangadurai Manimegalai Tiger Thangadurai Sivaangi Krishnakumar Sivaangi Krishnakumar Manimegalai & Tiger Thangadurai Bala Evicted
(Episode 24)
Thaadi Balaji Tiger Thangadurai Bijili Ramesh Sivaangi Krishnakumar Pugazh Sivaangi Krishnakumar Sivaangi Krishnakumar Bala Evicted
(Episode 14)
Manimegalai Evicted
(Episode 24)
G. Gnanasambandam Bala Tiger Thangadurai Pappu Manimegalai Pugazh Evicted
(Episode 10)
Mohan Vaidya Pappu Manimegalai Bala Evicted
(Day 27)
Sivaangi Krishnakumar Evicted
(Episode 24)

Cook and Comali PairingsEdit

Contestants Week 1

16 & 17 Nov 2019

Week 2

23 & 24 Nov 2019

Week 3

7 & 8 Dec 2019

Week 4

14 & 15 Dec 2019

Week 5

21 & 22 Dec 2019

Week 6

28 & 29 Dec 2019

Week 7

4 & 5 Jan 2020

Week 8

11 & 12 Jan 2020

Week 9

18 & 19 Jan 2020

Week 10

25 & 26 Jan 2020

Week 11

1 & 2 Feb 2020

Week 12

8 & 9 Feb 2020

Week 13

15 & 16 Feb 2020

Week 14

23 Feb 2020

Vanitha Vijayakumar Bijili Ramesh Pugazh Manimegalai Sivaangi Krishnakumar Bijili Ramesh Bala Bala Bala Bala, Bijili Ramesh Bala Bala Sivaangi Krishnakumar
Uma Riyaz Khan Manimegalai Pappu Bijili Ramesh Sai Sakthi Bijili Ramesh Pugazh Pugazh Pugazh Manimegalai Sivaangi Krishnakumar Sivaangi Krishnakumar Bala
Ramya Pandian Pugazh Sai Sakthi Pugazh Bala Bala Pugazh Bijili Ramesh d Bala Pugazh Pugazh, Sivaangi Krishnakumar Tiger Thangadurai Manimegalai Pugazh
Rekha Sivaangi Krishnakumar Bala Tiger Thangadurai Pappu Manimegalai Manimegalai Sivaangi Krishnakumar Manimegalai Bijili Ramesh Pugazh Pugazh Pugazh Manimegalai
Priyanka Robo Shankar Sai Sakthi Sivaangi Krishnakumar Bijili Ramesh Sai Sakthi Tiger Thangadurai Manimegalai Tiger Thangadurai Sivaangi Krishnakumar Sivaangi Krishnakumar Manimegalai, Tiger Thangadurai Bala
Thaadi Balaji Tiger Thangadurai Bijili Ramesh Sivaangi Krishnakumar Pugazh Sivaangi Krishnakumar Sivaangi Krishnakumar Bala Manimegalai
G. Gnanasambandam Bala Tiger Thangadurai Pappu Manimegalai Pugazh
Mohan Vaidya Pappu Manimegalai Bala Sivaangi Krishnakumar

Weekly ActivitiesEdit

Advantage Tasks
Week Task Winner
1 Half Boil Making Priyanka Robo Shankar - Sai Sakthi
2 Onion Slicing Vanitha Vijayakumar - Pugazh
3 Find the Ingredients
  • Vanitha Vijayakumar - Manimegalai
  • Priyanka Robo Shankar - Thangadurai
4 Samosa Making Uma Riyaz Khan - Sai Sakthi
5 Dosa Making Priyanka Robo Shankar - Sai Sakthi
6 Panipuri Eating Vanitha Vijayakumar - Bala
7 Murukku Making Uma Riyaz Khan - Pugazh
8 Taking Coconut Slices Uma Riyaz Khan - Pugazh
9 Isolating Yellow York from Eggs Uma Riyaz Khan - Pugazh
10 Medhu Vadai Making Priyanka Robo Shankar - Shivangi
11 Squeezing Citrus Fruit Ramya Pandian - Pugazh & Shivangi
12 Appam Making Rekha - Pugazh
13 Dissecting Jackfruit Vanitha Vijayakumar - Bala
Finale(i) Chapathi Making using Ironbox Vanitha Vijayakumar - Bala
Finale(ii) Find Ingredients of the Dish Uma Riyaz Khan - Bala
Main Tasks
Week Task Ingredient Selection High Scored Contestant Immunity Task Participants Immunity Task Winner Elimination Task Participants Evicted Person
1 Contenstants are Hand-cuffed Potato Mohan Vaidya - Pappu Not Conducted None Not Conducted None
2 15 Minutes Alternate Cooking by Cook and Comali Any Ingredient Priyanka RoboShankar - Shivangi
  • Priyanka RoboShankar - Shivangi
  • Uma Riyaz Khan - Pappu
Priyanka RoboShankar - Shivangi Not Conducted None
3 Ingredient are selected by Comalis Ingredient selected by respective Comalis Gnana Samandham - Pappu Not Conducted None
  • Mohan Vaidya - Bala
  • Ramya Pandian - Pugazh
Mohan Vaidya
4 Contenstants are Blind folded Two Baskets chosen by Chefs Uma Riyaz Khan - Sai Sakthi
  • Uma Riyaz Khan - Sai Sakthi
  • Balaji - Pugazh
Uma Riyaz Khan - Sai Sakthi Not Conducted None
5 Face-off Challenge Chosen by their Opponents •Vanitha vijayakumar-Bala.
Not Conducted None
  • Priyanka RoboShankar - Sai Sakthi
  • Gnana Samantham - Pugazh
  • Balaji - Shivangi
Gnana Samantham
6 Contenstants' left hand and Comalis' right hand are handcuffed. Any Ingredient
  • Vanitha Vijayakumar - Bala
  • Vanitha Vijayakumar - Bala
  • Uma Riyaz Khan - Bijili Ramesh
Vanitha Vijayakumar - Bala Not Conducted None
7 Comalis are provided with high sound Headphones Choosing a type of Ingredient arranged by Chefs Rekha - Shivangi Not Conducted None
  • Priyanka - Manimegalai
  • Balaji - Bala
Balaji
8 Traditional Cooking Traditional Vegetables Vanitha Vijayakumar - Bala
  • Vanitha Vijayakumar - Bala
  • Ramya Pandian - Shivangi
Vanitha Vijayakumar - Bala Not Conducted None
9 Contestants are locked in Rooms,comalis cook the dish Any Ingredient Uma Riyaz Khan - Pugazh Not Conducted None
  • Rekha - Bijili Ramesh
  • Ramya Pandian - Bala
Rekha
10 Contestant and Comali in Back-to-Back postures alternate cooking in 10 minutes Colour of Dish and Ingredient must be same Uma Riyaz Khan - Manimegalai (Ticket to Finale)
  • Uma Riyaz Khan - Manimegalai
  • Ramya Pandian - Pugazh
Uma Riyaz Khan - Manimegalai Not Conducted None
11 Semi-Finals (Two Comalis per Cook) Recreation Task Ramya Pandian - Pugazh & Shivangi Not Conducted None
  • Priyanka RoboShankar- Manimegalai& Thangadurai
  • Vanitha Vijayakumar - Bala & BijiliRamesh
Priyanka RoboShankar
12 Wild Card Round (Contestants are given with boxing gloves) Any Ingredient Rekha - Pugazh
  • Rekha - Pugazh
  • Balaji- Manimegalai
Rekha - Pugazh Not Conducted
  • Mohan Vaidya
  • Priyanka RoboShankar
  • Balaji
13 Celebration Week Recipes are confused to Comalis and with them Cooks make the recipe Vanitha Vijayakumar -Bala (Fun Task)
  • Uma Riyaz Khan - Shivangi
  • Vanitha Vijayakumar - Bala
Uma Riyaz Khan - Shivangi Not Conducted None
14 Finale(i) Contestants grind flour. Comalis make the recipe Swap of Ingredients Vanitha Vijayakumar -Bala Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable
14 Finale(ii) 30 Minutes Back-to Back Postures and 30 Minutes Earphone Challenge 3 Dish Platter Vanitha Vijayakumar - Shivangi Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable
Episodes
Episodes Description
S1 E1 16 Nov 2019 Your favourite Star Vijay celebrities get ready for a cooking competition with their clown partners. Let's see how they carry out their first ever task.
S1 E2 17 Nov 2019 Our clown cooks try to make a delicious potato dish with the help of the real cooks. Will they be able to impress the judges?
S1 E3 23 Nov 2019 Our cooks carry out an interesting task to gain a ‘special advantage’. Will the clown partners be helpful to them?
S1 E4 24 Nov 2019 The cooks and comalis strive hard to finish the dishes on time to gain the immunity offered by the judges. Who will win?
S1 E5 7 Dec 2019 Our clowns perform an interesting task of recognising the names of different ingredients. Will they be able to please their cooking partners?
S1 E6 8 Dec 2019 The cooks strive hard to prepare some delicious dishes with the given ingredients. Let's see who faces the first elimination of the season.
S1 E7 14 Dec 2019 Our cooks deliver the best of their abilities with the help of their clown partners. Tune in to witness the wonderful cooking adventure.
S1 E8 15 Dec 2019 The cooks find it extremely difficult to guide the clowns with their eyes closed. Let's see who is going to make the best dish of the week.
S1 E9 21 Dec 2019 The cooks and comalis team up randomly to face each other in a special duel battle. Will they be able to evade the elimination?
S1 E10 22 Dec 2019 The situation escalates as the cooks are forced to battle it out to enter the safe zone. Who is going to fall prey to the elimination?
S1 E11 28 Dec 2019 Our cooks and clowns carry out an eating contest with one of their favourite dishes. Who will gain the Special Advantage?

S1 E12 29 Dec 2019 The clowns test the patience of the cooks when they tie their hands to make the competition exciting. Gear up to witness the chaos in the kitchen!

S1 E13 4 Jan 2020 The clowns strive hard to prepare one of the most popular snacks of Tamil Nadu. Tune in to witness the culinary feast!
S1 E14 5 Jan 2020 Our cooks help the clowns to prepare some delicious dishes with the given ingredients. Will the clowns save them from elimination?
S1 E15 11 Jan 2020 The judges challenge the cooks to prepare traditional dishes for this festive season. Tune in to watch a fun-filled cooking experience.
S1 E16 12 Jan 2020 The comalis try their best to help the cooks to win the traditional dishes challenge. Tune in to find out who gets to win the immunity.
S1 E17 18 Jan 2020 Our judges leave the cooks and the comalis to prepare the dish of their choice. But, they lay down a few conditions that shock the participants.
S1 E18 19 Jan 2020 The cooks rush to help the comalis in correcting their blunders in the recipe. Later, the game progress towards the elimination round.
S1 E19 25 Jan 2020 The cooks prepare delicious Medhu Vadai with the help of the comalis. Tune in to find out who gains the special advantage this week.
S1 E20 26 Jan 2020 The kitchen becomes chaotic as the contestants struggle to prepare the dishes on time. Will they be able to please the judges?
S1 E21 1 Feb 2020 The cooks team up with two comalis each to work on the recreation challenge for the semi-finals. Who is gonna make it to finals?
S1 E22 2 Feb 2020 The cooks and comalis strive hard to keep the spirits on the recreation challenge. Will they be able to satisfy the judges?
S1 E23 8 Feb 2020 All the contestants return for the special wild card entry to join the race for the finals. Will they prove their magic?
S1 E24 9 Feb 2020 The judges assign special tasks to toughen the competition in the wild card round. Will the contestants make thorough it?
S1 E25 15 Feb 2020 The cooks and the comalis engage in fun-filled tasks and cook with the special guests. Tune in for unlimited fun.
S1 E26 16 Feb 2020 The cooks try hard to cook with their hands tied along with their partners. Will the comalis help them?
S1 E27 23 Feb 2020 The judges put the cooks through a series of tough tasks in the grand finale. Stay tuned to meet the title winner.

GuestsEdit

Kamala Kamesh Supporting Uma Riyaz Khan
Besant Ravi Supporting Rekha
Ramya Krishnan (Special Judge for Grand Finale)

Season 2Edit

Cooku with Comali
Hosted byRakshan
JudgesChef Damodharan
Chef Venkatesh Bhat
No. of contestants9
WinnerKani Thiru
Runner-upShakeela
No. of episodes41
Release
Original networkStar Vijay
Original release14 November 2020 (2020-11-14) –
14 April 2021 (2021-04-14)

The second season began on 14 November 2020. This season also was hosted by Rakshan. The grand finale was aired on 14 April 2021 and winner was Kani Thiru

ContestantsEdit

Contestants Status Notes
Kani Thiru Winner
Shakeela Begum 1st Runner-Up Wild-Card Re-entry
Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan 2nd Runner-Up
Baba Bhaskar Finalist
Pavithra Lakshmi Finalist Wild-Card Re-entry
Rithika Tamil Selvi Eliminated Wild-Card Entry
Dharsha Gupta Eliminated
Deepa Shankar Eliminated
Madurai Muthu Eliminated

ComalisEdit

KPY Bala
Manimegalai
Mohamed Kuraishi
Pappu
Pugazh
V. J. Parvathy
Sakthi Raj
Sarath
Sivaangi Krishnakumar
Sunita Gogoi
Tiger Thangadurai

PairingsEdit

Cooks
(based on Rank in the Show)
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 weeks 10&11 Week 12 Week 13 Week 14 Week 15 Week 16 Week 17 Week 18 Week 19 Week 20 Week 21 Week 22
Kani Thiru Parvathy Saran Manimegalai Sarath Raj Sunitha Gogoi Sunitha Gogoi Manimegalai Pugazh Immunity Sunitha Gogoi Sunitha Gogoi Bala & Sakthi Raj Sunitha Gogoi Sivaangi Krishnakumar Immunity Sunitha Gogoi Manimegalai Pugazh Pugazh Direct Finalist Pugazh Sivaangi Krishnakumar & Sunitha Gogoi
Shakeela Begum Sunitha Gogoi Pugazh Manimegalai Sarath Raj Immunity Bala Sarath Raj Not participated Parvathy Saran Pugazh Pugazh & Sunitha Gogoi Manimegalai Sarath Raj Sunitha Gogoi Tiger Thangadurai Pugazh Manimegalai Sunitha Gogoi & Pappu Tiger Thangadurai Sarath Raj Sunitha Gogoi & Pugazh
Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan Sarath Raj Sivaangi Krishnakumar Not Participated Sivaangi Krishnakumar Manimegalai Sivaangi Krishnakumar Sunitha Gogoi Manimegalai /Sivaangi & Sunitha Gogoi Tiger Thangadurai Sivaangi Krishnakumar Immunity Pugazh Pugazh Manimegalai Sarath Raj Sivaangi Krishnakumar Sivaangi Krishnakumar Sivaangi Krishnakumar & Bala Direct Finalist Sivaangi Krishnakumar Manimegalai/Sakthi Raj & Bala
Baba Bhaskar Manimegalai Bala Immunity Sakthi Raj Pugazh Sunitha Gogoi Sivaangi Krishnakumar Sivaangi Krishnakumar/Manimegalai Sivaangi Krishnakumar Bala Sivaangi Krishnakumar & Manimegalai Sarath Raj Manimegalai Pugazh Sivaangi Krishnakumar Bala Pugazh Tiger Thangadurai & Sakthi Raj Direct Finalist Not Participated Bala & Manimegalai /Sarath Raj
Pavithra Lakshmi Pugazh Sarath Raj Sivaangi Krishnakumar Pugazh Bala Pugazh Manimegalai Bala Manimegalai Manimegalai Tiger Thangadurai & Sarath Raj Sivaangi Krishnakumar Sunitha Gogoi Sivaangi Krishnakumar Not Participated Not Participated Bala Eliminated Pugazh Sunitha Gogoi Pugazh & Sivaangi Krishnakumar

Cook PairingsEdit

Contestants Week 1

14 & 15 Nov 2020

Week 2

21 & 22 Nov 2020

Week 3

28 & 29 Nov 2020

Week 4

5 & 6 Dec 2020

Week 5

12 & 13 Dec 2020

Week 6

19 & 20 Dec 2020

Week 7

26 & 27 Dec 2020

Week 8

2 & 3 Jan 2021

Week 9

9 & 10 Jan 2021

Week 10

16 & 23 Jan 2021

Week 11

30 & 31 Jan 2021

Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan Sarath Raj Sivaangi Krishnakumar Sivaangi Krishnakumar Manimegalai Sivaangi Krishnakumar Sunita Gogoi Manimegalai - Advantage task

Sivaangi Krishnakumar, Sunita Gogoi - Main task

Tiger Thangadurai Sivaangi Krishnakumar
Baba Bhaskar Manimegalai Bala Sakthi Raj Pugazh Sunita Gogoi Sivaangi Krishnakumar Sivaangi Krishnakumar, Sunita Gogoi - Advantage task

Manimegalai - Main task

Sivaangi Krishnakumar Bala Sivaangi Krishnakumar,

Manimegalai

Kani Thiru Parvathy Saran Manimegalai Sarath Raj Sunita Gogoi Sunita Gogoi Manimegalai Pugazh Sunita Gogoi Sunita Gogoi Bala,

Sakthi Raj

Shakeela Sunita Gogoi Pugazh Manimegalai Sarath Raj Bala Sarath Raj Parvathy Saran Manimegalai Pugazh,

Sunita Gogoi

Pavithra Lakshmi Pugazh Sarath Raj Sivaangi Krishnakumar Pugazh Bala Pugazh Manimegalai Bala Manimegalai Pugazh Sarath Raj,

Tiger Thangadurai

Rithika
Dharsha Gupta Sivaangi Krishnakumar Sakthi Raj Pugazh Parvathy Saran Sarath Raj Sarath Raj Bala Pugazh Sarath Raj
Deepa Shankar Sakthi Raj Sunita Gogoi Sunita Gogoi Manimegalai Sivaangi Krishnakumar Sakthi Raj Sakthi Raj
Madurai Muthu Bala Pappu Bala Tiger Thangadurai Bala
Contestants Week 12

6 & 7 Feb 2021

Week 13

13 & 14 Feb 2021

Week 14

20 & 21 Feb 2021

Week 15

27 & 28 Feb 2021

Week 16

6 & 7 Mar 2021

Week 17

13 & 14 Mar 2021

Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan Pugazh Pugazh Manimegalai Sarath Raj Sivaangi Krishnakumar Sivaangi Krishnakumar
Baba Bhaskar Sarath Raj Manimegalai Pugazh Sivaangi Krishnakumar Bala
Kani Thiru Sunita Gogoi Sivaangi Krishnakumar Sunita Gogoi Manimegalai Pugazh
Shakeela Manimegalai Sarath Raj Sunita Gogoi Tiger Thangadurai Pugazh Manimegalai
Pavithra Lakshmi Sivaangi Krishnakumar Sunita Gogoi Sivaangi Krishnakumar Bala
Rithika Bala Bala Bala
Dharsha Gupta
Deepa Shankar
Madurai Muthu
Guests
Vanitha Vijayakumar Bala
Uma Riyaz Khan Sakthi Raj
Ramya Pandian Pugazh
Rekha Manimegalai

Comali PairingsEdit

Comalis Week 1

14 & 15 Nov 2020

Week 2

21 & 22 Nov 2020

Week 3

28 & 29 Nov 2020

Week 4

5 & 6 Dec 2020

Week 5

12 & 13 Dec 2020

Week 6

19 & 20 Dec 2020

Week 7

26 & 27 Dec 2020

Week 8

2 & 3 Jan 2021

Week 9

9 & 10 Jan 2021

Week 10

16 & 23 Jan 2021

Week 11

30 & 31 Jan 2021

Pugazh Pavithra Lakshmi

(Bijili vedi)

Shakeela

(Butcher knife, Cutting board)

Dharsha Gupta

(X-Ray

- Santhanam/ Thilalangadi)

Pavithra Lakshmi

(Puli pal chain

- Minor Kuju)

Baba Bhaskar Pavithra Lakshmi

(Laptop

- Call center officer)

Kani Thiru

(Michael Jackson)

Dharsha Gupta

(Kuthu Dance)

Shakeela

(Green handprint)

Shakeela

(Gadhai, Paasa kayiru

- Suma dharmaraja

(Yama dharmaraja)/ Lucky Man)

Sivaangi Krishnakumar Dharsha Gupta

(Busvanam)

Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan

(Pressure cooker)

Pavithra Lakshmi

(Alleppey Boat House picture

(Jessie)

- Trisha/ Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa)

Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan

(Ribbon

- Arukani)

Deepa Shankar Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan

(School bag, Water bottle

- School kid)

Baba Bhaskar

(Rose (Titanic) / Kate Winslet)

Baba Bhaskar - Advantage tasks

Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan - Main task

(Mohiniyattam)

Baba Bhaskar

(Sword

- Pulikesi/ Imsai Arasan 23rd Pulikecei)

Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan

(Blue handprint)

Baba Bhaskar

(Vethalai dabba

Thiripurasundari/ Michael Madana Kama Rajan)

Bala Madurai Muthu

(Thupakki)

Baba Bhaskar

(Lighter)

Madurai Muthu

(Pattapatti Aruva

- Karthi/ Paruthiveeran)

Pavitra Lakshmi Shakeela

(Lawyer coat

- Lawyer)

Dharsha Gupta

(Arnold Schwarzenegger)

Pavithra Lakshmi

(Bharatanatyam)

Madurai Muthu(Bullet bike

- 'Bullet' Pandi/ Kovil)

Baba Bhaskar

(Yellow handprint)

Kani Thiru

(Aiyampettai Arivudainambi Kaliyaperumal Chandran/ Thillu Mullu)

Manimegalai Baba Bhaskar

(Poondu vedi)

Kani Thiru

(Sombu)

Shakeela

(Scooter

- (Kadhambari "Kadhu")

- Nayanthara/ Naanum Rowdy Thaan)

Deepa Shankar

(Mallipoo

- Pookari)

Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan Kani Thiru

(Spoon, Fork, Chef coat

- Chef)

Pavithra Lakshmi

(Angelina Jolie)

Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan - Advantage tasks

Baba Bhaskar - Main task

(Kathak)

Pavithra Lakshmi

(Scent

- 'Dubai' Sudalai/ Vetri Kodi Kattu)

Pavithra Lakshmi

(Red handprint)

Baba Bhaskar

(Vethalai dabba

Thiruttu paati/ Michael Madana Kama Rajan)

Sunita Gogoi Shakeela

(Susur kambi)

Deepa Shankar

(Flask)

Deepa Shankar

(Robot

- Amy Jackson/ Enthiran 2)

Kani Thiru

(Karagam

- Karagattakari)

Kani Thiru Baba Bhaskar

(Nunchucks

- Karate kid)

Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan

(Marilyn Monroe)

Baba Bhaskar - Advantage tasks

Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan - Main task

(Garba dance)

Kani Thiru

(Police hat

- 'Encounter' Ekaambaram/ Marudhamalai)

Kani Thiru

(Pink handprint)

Shakeela

(Gadhai, Paasa kayiru

- Darshagupta

(Chitragupta)/ Lucky Man)

Sarath Raj Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan

(Saravedi)

Pavithra Lakshmi

(Cylinder)

Kani Thiru

(Kambu

- Dhanush/ Asuran)

Shakeela

(Guduguduppu

- Guduguduppukaran)

Dharsha Gupta Dharsha Gupta

(Flask with chemicals, Magnifying glass

- Scientist)

Shakeela

(Johnny Pepp

- Jack Sparrow/ Johnny Depp)

Comali selection Dharsha Gupta

(Hammer, Bag

- Contractor Nesamani/ Friends)

Comali selection Pavithra Lakshmi

(Telescope, Warrior helmet

Kattappa/ Baahubali)

Sakthi Raj Deepa Shankar

(Theekuchi)

Dharsha Gupta

(Mixie)

(S. Duraisingam ACP)

- Suriya/ Singam

Baba Bhaskar

(Paal jaadi

- Rajinikanth/ Annamalai)

Deepa Shankar

(Jack (Titanic) /Leonardo DiCaprio)

Deepa Shankar

(Kuthi mittai, Kuruvi rotti

- Kaipulla/ Winner)

Kani Thiru

(Aiyampettai Arivudainambi Kaliyaperumal Indran/ Thillu Mullu)

Parvathy Saran Kani Thiru

(Saatai)

- Ritika Singh/ Irudhi Suttru Dharsha Gupta

(Umbrella

- Teacher/ Kadalora Kavithaigal)

Shakeela

(Walkie Talkie

- 'Theeppori' Thirumugam/ Englishkaran

Tiger Thangadurai Madurai Muthu

(Sorry Potter

- Harry Potter/ Daniel Radcliffe)

Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan

(Thagara petti

- Nai Sekar/ Thalai Nagaram)

Pavithra Lakshmi

(Telescope, Warrior helmet

Pingalathevan/ Baahubali)

Pappu Madurai Muthu

(Kadai, Jalli karandi)

Weekly ActivitiesEdit

Advantage Tasks
Main Tasks
Comalis Week 12

6 & 7 Feb 2021

Week 13

13 & 14 Feb 2021

Week 14

20 & 21 Feb 2021

Week 15

27 & 28 Feb 2021

Week 16

6 & 7 Mar 2021

Week 17

13 & 14 Mar 2021

Pugazh Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan

(Rowdy Baby)

Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan

(Kin-chan

- Shin-chan)

Baba Bhaskar

(Dhanush/ Maari)

Ramya Pandian Shakeela

(Pasupathi

- Sonu Sood/ Arundhati)

Kani Thiru

(Cooku With Comali/ Baba Bhaskar)

Sivaangi Krishnakumar Pavithra Lakshmi

(Chellama)

Kani Thiru

(Sora bujji

- Dora Bujji )

Pavithra Lakshmi

(Nithya

- Samantha Akkineni/ Neethaane En Ponvasantham)

Baba Bhaskar Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan

(Annabelle)

Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan

(Airtel Super Singer/ Anuradha Sriram)

Bala Rithika

(Kaatu Payale)

Rithika(Sumarman

- Superman)

Rithika

(Raghuvaran/ Mudhalvan

Vanitha Vijayakumar Baba Bhaskar

(Jaganmohini)

Pavithra Lakshmi

(Neeya Naana/ Gopinath Chandran

- Shobinath)

Manimegalai Shakeela

(Gaanda Kannazhagi)

Baba Bhaskar

(Chhota Bheem)

Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan

(Sivaji Ganesan /Thillana Mohanambal)

Rekha Kani Thiru

(Kanchana)

Shakeela

(Jodi Number One/ Sandy Master

- Pandi Master)

Sunita Gogoi Kani Thiru

(Bujji)

Pavithra Lakshmi

(Manidha silandhi

- Spider-Man)

Shakeela

(Duraiammal

- Amy Jackson/ Madrasapattinam)

Kani Thiru
Sarath Raj Baba Bhaskar

(Vaathi)

Shakeela

(Catman

- Batman)

Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan Comali selection
Sakthi Raj Uma Riyaz Khan
Parvathy Saran
Tiger Thangadurai Shakeela
Pappu
Weekly Activities
Week 1

14 & 15 Nov 2020

Week 2

21 & 22 Nov 2020

Week 3

28 & 29 Nov 2020

Week 4

5 & 6 Dec 2020

Week 5

12 & 13 Dec 2020

Week 6

19 & 20 Dec 2020

Week 7

26 & 27 Dec 2020

Week 8

2 & 3 Jan 2021

Week 9

9 & 10 Jan 2021

Week 10

16 & 23 Jan 2021

Week 11

30 & 31 Jan 2021

A1 A2 M F A1 A2 M I A1 A2 M E A1 A2 M I A1 A2 M E A1 A2 M I A1 A2 M F A1 A2 M E A1 A2 M F A1 A2 M I A1 A2 M E
Contestants
Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan Sarath Raj Sivaangi Krishnakumar Sivaangi Krishnakumar Manimegalai Sivaangi Krishnakumar Sunita Gogoi Manimegalai Sivaangi Krishnakumar,

Sunita Gogoi

Tiger Thangadurai Sivaangi Krishnakumar
                                                       
Baba Bhaskar Manimegalai Bala Sakthi Raj Pugazh Sunita Gogoi Sivaangi Krishnakumar Sivaangi Krishnakumar,

Sunita Gogoi

Manimegalai Sivaangi Krishnakumar Bala Sivaangi Krishnakumar,

Manimegalai

                                                                   
Kani Thiru Parvathy Saran Manimegalai Sarath Raj Sunita Gogoi Sunita Gogoi Manimegalai Pugazh Sunita Gogoi Sunita Gogoi Bala,

Sakthi Raj

                                                               
Shakeela Sunita Gogoi Pugazh Manimegalai Sarath Raj Bala Sarath Raj Parvathy Saran Manimegalai Pugazh,

Sunita Gogoi

                                                                   
Pavithra Lakshmi Pugazh Sarath Raj Sivaangi Krishnakumar Pugazh Bala Pugazh Manimegalai Bala Manimegalai Pugazh Sarath Raj,

Tiger Thangadurai

                                                           
Rithika
Dharsha Gupta Sivaangi Krishnakumar Sakthi Raj Pugazh Parvathy Saran Sarath Raj Sarath Raj Bala Pugazh Sarath Raj
                                                         
Deepa Shankar Sakthi Raj Sunita Gogoi Sunita Gogoi Manimegalai Sivaangi Krishnakumar Sakthi Raj Sakthi Raj
                                 
Madurai Muthu Bala Pappu Bala Tiger Thangadurai Bala
                           
Week 12

6 & 7 Feb 2021

Week 13

13 & 14 Feb 2021

Week 14

20 & 21 Feb 2021

Week 15

27 & 28 Feb 2021

Week 16

6 & 7 Mar 2021

Week 17

13 & 14 Mar 2021

A1 A2 M F A1 A2 M I A1 A2 M E A1 A2 M F A1 A2 M I A1 A2 M E
Contestants
Ashwin Kumar Pugazh Pugazh Manimegalai Sarath Raj Sivaangi Krishnakumar Sivaangi Krishnakumar
                                       
Baba Bhaskar Sarath Raj Manimegalai Pugazh Sivaangi Krishnakumar Bala
                               
Kani Thiru Sunita Gogoi Sivaangi Krishnakumar Sunita Gogoi Manimegalai Pugazh
                                 
Shakeela Manimegalai Sarath Raj Sunita Gogoi Tiger Thangadurai Pugazh Manimegalai
                             
Pavithra Lakshmi Sivaangi Krishnakumar Sunita Gogoi Sivaangi Krishnakumar Bala
                         
Rithika Bala Bala Bala
                 
Dharsha Gupta
Deepa Shankar
Madurai Muthu
Guests
Vanitha Vijayakumar Bala
     
Uma Riyaz Khan Sakthi Raj
       
Ramya Pandian Pugazh
       
Rekha Manimegalai
   

GuestsEdit

KPY Yogi For Comali Pairings
Sandy Master Supporting Ashwin
Sudharshan Govind Supporting Pavithra Lakshmi
RJ Balaji To promote Mookuthi Amman[4]
Vani Bhojan

Madhuri Jain

To promote Triples (web series)[5]
Sivakarthikeyan For Pongal celebration
Rekha

Ramya Pandian

Vanitha Vijayakumar

Uma Riyaz Khan

For Top four contestants from Season 1 for celebration round[6]
Rio Raj To promote plan panni pannanum movie
Dhee

Santhosh Narayanan

Arivu

Special Guests for finale
Mugen Rao
AR Rahman
Silambarasan Special Judge for finale

Season 3Edit

Cooku with Comali
Hosted byRakshan
JudgesChef Damodharan
Chef Venkatesh Bhat
No. of contestants10
No. of episodesTBA
Release
Original networkStar Vijay
Original release13 November 2021 (2021-11-13) –
present

The third season will be expected to launch on 13 November 2021. This season also is hosted by Rakshan.

ContestantsEdit

Contestants Status Notes

Ashwin

ComalisEdit

KPY Bala
Manimegalai
Mohamed Kuraishi
VJ Pappu
Pugazh
Sakthi Raj
KPY Sarath
Sivaangi Krishnakumar
Sunita Gogoi
Tiger Thangadurai

PUGAZH

ReceptionEdit

The series gained popularity only during its rerun in the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020.[7] 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.[8][9]

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.[10]

AdaptationsEdit

The success of the show series is the main reason to adapt in other languages. This is the original version and the remakes which are given listed below.

Language Title Original release Network(s) Episodes No. of. season(s)
Kannada Cookku with Kirikku[11] 10 April 2021 Star Suvarna 32 1 (as of 15 August 2021)
Bengali Golemaale Gol 25 September 2021 Star Jalsha

Plannings to start a Hindi, Malayalam and Telugu versions is on the way.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cooku with Comali's Pugazh and Sivaangi: On the show's popularity and their friendship". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 2 May 2021.
  2. ^ 'Cook With Comali 2' Cast: Get To Know Your Favourite Tamil Comedians On Show, retrieved 19 December 2020
  3. ^ "Cook with comali 2: What makes this vijay tv show so popular". Sakshi Post.
  4. ^ https://www.hotstar.com/gb/tv/cooku-with-comali/1260013771/taste-the-best/1100045121
  5. ^ https://www.hotstar.com/gb/tv/cooku-with-comali/1260013771/the-headphones-task/1100046549
  6. ^ "Watch Cooku with Comali Full Episode 29 Online in HD on Hotstar US". Hotstar. Retrieved 28 February 2021.
  7. ^ "The genius of 'Cook with Comali'". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 2 May 2021.
  8. ^ "'Cook with Comali': Why the reality show is a huge success". The News Minute. Archived from the original on 2 May 2021.
  9. ^ "'Bigg Boss Tamil' attracted most eyeballs on Disney+ Hotstar in TN". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 2 May 2021.
  10. ^ "Cook with comali 2 grand finale gets record trp; Sivaangi thanks fans". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 2 May 2021.
  11. ^ "'Cooku With Comali' now goes to Kannada!". Sify.com.

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