Reality show |
|Directed by||Abraham Chunkathu|
Daine Davis |
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||63|
|Running time||Approx. 45 minutes|
|Original network||Mazhavil Manorama|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Original release||28 May– 17 October 2018|
Nayika Nayakan was an Indian, Malayalam talent hunt show which premiered on Mazhavil Manorama and was aired every Monday to Wednesday at 9:00 PM (IST). The series was helmed by film director Lal Jose and actors Kunchacko Boban and Samvrutha Sunil.
On its grand finale (October 17, 2018), director Lal Jose declared Shambu and Darshana Nair as the winning pair of the show and also distributed several awards to the contestants along with actors Kunchacko Boban and Samvrutha Sunil.
The show featured 16 contestants including 8 boys and 8 girls who were given a chance to be the next aspiring superstars of Mollywood. The series contained different segments and tasks through which the contestants showcased their acting skills. The judgement would be completely based on the performance of the candidates. The winning pair would be roped in to play the lead protagonists in an upcoming film of director Lal Jose. Most of the contestants have already been cast for upcoming movies for leading and supporting roles.
- Special Awards
|Best Romantic Pair||
- Ashwathy Srikanth
- Daine Davis
- Pearle Maaney (till Episode: 30, later replaced by Ashwathy Srikanth)
- Guest Mentors
- Episode 13 : Jayasurya
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