Kaiyil Oru Kodi
|Kaiyil Oru Kodi - Are You Ready?|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||1|
|Running time||90 minutes|
|Original network||Sun TV|
|Original release||10 March 2012– 2012|
Kaiyil Oru Kodi, Are You Ready? (English: ten million in your hand, Are you ready?) was an Indian game show presented on Sun TV in Tamil. It's the official Tamil adaptation of the British game show, The Million Pound Drop Live. The show was hosted by Rishi.
There were seven questions. The game was composed of 50 bundles of Rs 200,000. Contestants had to place all their money on the trapdoors for each question. Each question had a 60-second time limit. Question 1 to 3 had 4 possible answers, of which the contestants could only cover 3 trap doors. Questions 4, 5 and 6 have three possible answers, of which the contestants could only cover 2 trap doors. Question 7 had two possible answers, of which the contestants could only cover 1 trap door: an all or nothing chance. The contestants were always given a choice of 2 categories for each question.
Rishi did not touch the money, it was up to the contestants to move the money around, whether placing it on the trapdoors or removing it. The maximum time for debate before the 60 second clock started was at the discretion of the producers, but was usually between 15 and 30 seconds. There was no electronic device to work out the amount of money on each trapdoor, this was up to Rishi.
Although Kaiyil Oru Kodi, Are You Ready? wasn't as big a success as the previous Sun TV-Endemol-Rishi combination, Deal Or No Deal (Tamil), it was one of the most successful shows of the year on Tamil television, and Sun TV received mention in the press for choosing to go with Rishi as the anchor as opposed to movie-stars who were failing to hold TV audiences' attention.