THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Jai Hind Television is launching a musical reality show, �Mappilapattu, from April.
Managing Director M.M. Hassan and Chief Executive Officer K.P. Mohanan told reporters here on Thursday that the one-hour reality show to be aired on the channel from the coming Vishu would blend the melody, aesthetic charm and the rich musical tradition of Malabar.
A segment, �Suruma, would bring the charm of Oppana before the audience.
The programme jury comprised veterans in Mappilapattu V.M. Kutty and V.T. Murali. Ajayan Kozhikode, who proved his worth as a Mappilapattu singer, would anchor the programme directed by Sudhir Ambalapattu. The programme would be shot in Kozhikode. Prizes would be given to all participants.
Chief Editor Sunny Kutty Abraham, director (marketing) Christopher George and director (programmes) Ajith Gopinath were also present.