The newly launched Tamil regional television channel, Colors Tamil, has come out with an interesting yet enthralling marriage reality show, Enga Veetu Mapillai. The reality show premiered on 20 February 2018, which will be aired through the weekdays from Monday to Friday at 20:30 IST. This reality show is an international version of the dating game show, The Bachelor, which has already seen 22 season as well as several spin-off series.
The first season of Enga Veetu Mapillai has actor Arya, the channel’s brand ambassador, as groom. The show revolves around the groom (Arya) who starts with a pool of romantic interests (16 contestants) from whom the groom is expected to select a wife. During the course of the season, the groom eliminates candidates, with the groom typically proposing marriage to his final selection.
The show is being hosted by Sangeetha Krish. On each episode, the groom (Arya) interacts with the participants and presents a rose to each participant whom he wishes to remain on the show. Others will be eliminated from the show. He selects contestants based upon his personal feelings about each contestant, guided by a set of rules and the impression made by each contestant during dates and events of the week. The finals will have four contestants to remain in the show, and following series of events, three will be eliminated, leaving one.. At the end of the season’s episode, the groom proposes to one of the finalists by presenting a “rose”.
Here’s the list of contestants taking part in the first season of Enga Veetu Mapillai.
|1||Mevinna||28||Model, YouTuber||Bangalore, India|
|2||Aparnathy||20||Fashion Designer||Chennai, India|
|5||Seetha Lakshmi||25||Bank Manager||Kerala, India|
|9||Devasurya||NA||Actress, Singer||Kochi, India|
|10||Agatha Magnus||26||Video Editor||Bangalore, India|
|12||Susana||NA||Radiation Therapist||Toronto, Canada|
|13||Ancy||NA||Training Consultant||Kerala, India|
|15||Shreya||NA||VJ, Model||Kerala, India|
As of April 10, 2018, twelve contestants have been eliminated from the show while one of the contestants, Komathy , an It professional, quits the show on March 9, 2018. Here’s the list of contestants eliminated from the show –
Ancy – Eliminated on March 2, 2018.
Malvena Mazzuca Swathi – Eliminated on March 2, 2018.
Anu – Eliminated on March 7, 2018.
Jenani Jayavalan – Eliminated on March 7, 2018.
Komathy – Quits on March 9, 2018.
Ayeesha – Eliminated on March 16, 2018.
Saathvika – Eliminated on March 16, 2018.
Devasurya – Eliminated on March 21, 2018.
Kuhasini Gnanaseggaran – Eliminated on March 27, 2018.
Sriya Surendran – Eliminated on March 30, 2018.
Naveena – Eliminated on April 2, 2018.
Swetha – Eliminated on April 9, 2018.
Abarnathy Chandran – Eliminated on April 10, 2018.
The show has almost nearing its final episode. Arya visits the home towns and families of each of the five finalists – Abarnathy Chandran, Agatha Magnus, Seethalakshmi Hariharan, Susana Sabaratnam and Suwetha.
Top Three Finalists
- Agatha Magnus
- Susana Sabaratnam
- Seethalakshmi Hariharan
The D-day has arrived. While the spectators including the three finalists who have been the part of the show from beginning expected that Arya would pick his soulmate today. In an unexpected turn of events, Arya refused to choose his soulmate in the finale citing that he don’t want to hurt the other two girls and their families by picking one of them. He also said that he wanted some more time to decide and it appears that he wanted to spend time with the girls off the screen so he may come up with right decision.
Obviously, his decision has not only disappointed us, but also the audience, who have been watching it since its inception, but the finalists Agatha Magnus, Seethalakshmi Hariharan and Susana Sabaratnam gracefully accepted Arya’s decision.
After all, at the end, it’s just the show.