Mangaluru: In what you can call as a path breaking achievement, Mangaluru’s own comedy reality show ‘Bale Telipaale’ has reached over 2.5 crore views on YouTube which has never ever been achieved by any show in the history of coastal Karnataka.
Bale Telipaale, premiered on Namma TV has become Tulu Nadu’s largest and popular comedy based reality show. It is the pioneer of comedy shows in Costal Karnataka. It has raged all over Coastal Karnataka like fire from the past four years. Bale Telipaale was launched for Mangalureans when there was a hunger for comedy based entertainment programmes.
‘Bale Telipaale’, a show which has capitulated small performers to big stars, has the caught the viewers’ attention. With three seasons and the fourth season in progress, it’s only growing bigger and bigger. The audience expectations are increasing with seasons. It’s only about laughing your lungs out with ‘Bale Telipaale’!
‘Bale Telipaale’ was launched in 2012 by Vijaynath Vittal Shetty of Sri Bhoothanatheshwara Temple trust who is considered to be the backbone of the show in association with Dr. Shivsharan Shetty the Director of Namma TV. The makers of the show are very grateful to Sri Bhoothanatheshwara for all the success they have achieved so far.
With some small time shows’ Youtube channels getting 50 lakh views was generating buzz, here is ‘Bale Telipaale’ garnering over 2 crore views and counting. Viewers from 177 regions and from different age groups follow the comedy based show on YouTube.
Bale Telipaale – A hit on social media platforms
The makers of the show, Vijaynath Vittal Shetty along with Dr. ShivSharan Shetty of Namma TV planned Bale Telipaale to give the people of Tulunadu something to enjoy before hitting their bed, Rather than watching crime related programmes. Public daily waits for the show to start at 8:45pm & 10.30pm. The success of the show also depended upon social media platforms as the telecast regions were limited within coastal parts of Karnataka. The Studio In-Charge & Production Manager Pavi Praveen K planned up to upload Bale Telipale episodes on social Media platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram , Which made the Middle East and the numerous followers all over the globe to watch it on these social media platforms. As a result, Tuluvas all over the world started following this show & wait for the episodes to be uploaded every day. Numerous comments would follow asking if the videos were delayed to upload.. Not only in UAE, but even in India here. Even after the watching it on TV, the craze about the show is so much that they even watch it repeatedly on Youtube and share it on Whatsapp and Facebook.
Hardwork behind ‘Bale Telipaale’
There has been a lot of hard work behind the show, From Cameraman to the production unit, each one puts up their maximum effort to make this show reach greater heights. “Bale Telipaale is one of the very shows in Coastal Karnataka which produced superstars. There are a lot of shows in India which often do anything to get viewers or raise their TRPs. But Bale Telipaale is one-of-its-kind which shows talents of the performers. The show gave a platform to many who dreamt of super stardom,” says Praveen.
Praveen further explains that how it’s quite a task to gather attention on social media. When he first started uploading videos on Youtube, People never knew about the availability in social medias. The promos were then posted to all the Tulu groups on Facebook & then attached with youtube video links. Posters were designed for Facebook & the youtube video links were attached along. All those links were then sent to whatsapp contacts of every staff member of Namma TV. It gave a hint of the dedication level when he said that he used to send links to every single person whomever he used to meet on his day today work schedule, from rickshaw driver to neighbours & friends. It took more than 6 months of daily routine to make it reach every Tuluva’s mobile. The videos are worked upon a lot before being uploaded on social media sites and only after its telecast on Namma TV. Viewers can watch Bale Telipaale and other shows anytime and anywhere in the world through social media & live streaming.
Namma TV which started in 2005 with the sole aim of providing entertainment to its viewers and everyone on Mangaluru. While other channels are news based, Namma TV is the one forging ahead with entertainment and only entertainment. Dare 2 Dance, Dance Mummy Dance, Namma Super Singer , Pili Nalike and Yaksharamayana are few of the shows with a very heavy viewership.
The main pillar of this show Dr. Shivsharan Shetty says, It is a show which showcases the talent of the performers. There are no retakes as the performance goes on for 20 minutes. The concept was of neither group comedy nor standup comedy. Three performers or less than that can perform at once on the stage whereas the group can consist of 4 artists & a Background musician. The shooting happens completely at Mijar in the premises of Bhootanatheswara temple. The first few episodes were shot only with the crew’s presence. But now, there’s no need of invitation. People swarm like bees to watch the show even after they know that it will be telecasted on TV.
Celebrity judges will be invited the judge the semis and final of Bale Telipaale. The godfather of the show Vijaynath Vital Shetty arranges bus facilities and food for all the members of the audience which sends them home very happy. It’s the choicest blessings of lord Bhootanatheshwara which has made the crew and the team behind the show to organize there all the seasons.
The team ‘Prashmasa’ won the first prize the show’s first three seasons. Prashamsa is a combination of four people. Pra for Prasanna, Sa for Sandeep, Ma for Marvin and Sha for Sharath. Three of them perform while the one remaining supports the background music. The spontaneous performance of the four has kept them on the top of the show.
“The show ‘Bale Telipaale’ was launched with the main motive of nurturing new talents. We as team when planning it never thought that the show will grow so much and be such a hit,” says Naveen Shetty. At present, The teams who have performed in Bale Telipale are invited to perform abroad in all seasons. More than 10 artists have made it to sandalwood film industry . Several teams have made it to satellite channels as well & have given shows in Dubai, Muscat and Bahrain. This programme wouldn’t have been on Namma TV without the hard work of sales team & the sponsors who have been supporting throughout in all the seasons with maximum contribution. “The two title songs of ‘Bale Telipaale’ and ‘Kudala Telipuga’ have clicked well with the public. The songs are in everyone’s phones and on everyone’s lips! The music of the title songs lures every members of the family to come and watch the show.
Comedy shows are always risky as there will be lot of instances when language below the belt will be used. “The first season of the show was neat and clean. But season two of the show had a few occasions when there a bit of vulgar jokes. But, nothing in the third season. We have strictly advised our performers, not to use vulgarity or double-meaning jokes,” says Naveen. He attributes the success of the show to Vijaynath Vittal Shetty, lord Bhoothanatheshwara and the entire crew. “The team’s hardwork and dedication is commendable. Each and every member of the crew is from Tulunadu and a Tuluva. The love and affection of the audience forces to work ever harder.
Reaching 2.5 crore mark is not a small project to work on.. Its a continues process of being connected with the whole world every day & every minute. A big round of Applauds to Youtube & the man working single handedly on social media platforms Mr. Pavi Praveen Puttur – The Studio In-charge & production Manager of Namma TV, because of whom the Show has reached every tuluva around the globe.
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