Chennai: Viewers of the Tamil version of Bigg Boss3, fasten your seatbelts and get ready for a crash course on Tamil culture and dying arts. Yes, the makers of the Tamil version of Bigg Boss 3 have woven into their narrative the culture of the land and this was reflected in the last few episodes that were aired. The move came after a few fringe Tamil groups alleged that the Tamil version of Bigg Boss 3 is against the culture of Tamils and even announced that would hold a protest.
In the last few episodes, a special instructor was brought to the house to teach inmates about the dying arts of Tamils. Bommalattam (puppetry), Therukoothu and Villupattu are being taught to the house residents. Participants are also asked to perform the same. A brief explanation of each art form is given in the show.
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Thanikachalam, who watches the show says, “It is an honest attempt on the part of makers to introduce culture into such a show. A show that enjoys great TRP and talks about our art form should be welcomed. This is the best platform to introduce these art forms to children and youngsters. The pride of the land is well-highlighted.”
But a few say that the attempt is a move to silence those protesting against the show. “The show has seen a number of unsavoury incidents, such as a suicide attempt, love stories, and emotional fights. It is a clever ploy by the makers to fight the charges. Such reality shows should have censorship as they guide the youth in the wrong direction,” they add.