Puneeth Rajkumar in Kannadada Kotyadhipati on Suvarna channel

May 11, 2012


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Necchina hiriyare, kicchina yuvakare,  mecchina gruhalakshmiyare, swaccha manassina put-putani makkale…nimmellarannu preethiyinda barmaadikolta idheeni, naanu nimma PUNEETH…RAJKUMAR! Sambhanda-Santhrupti yeradu iro vedike idu KANNADADA KOTYADHIPATI!

We’ve got this by heart, isnt’ it?

It is exactly two months since Kannadada Kotyadhipati (KK) started on Suvarna channel on March 12. And we were all curious to see how our ‘little’ Puneeth would fare on the small screen. I say ‘little’ because for those who have grown up seeing him as a child actor, he will always be Master Lohith. Having seen Puneeth’s acting, and many an awesome dance steps, amazing fights and having heard him sing some catchy tunes on the silver screen for a decade, people of Karnataka were waiting to see the real Puneeth Rajkumar on this lovely show (having got used to KBC)! And compared to the initial episodes (and even the promos), he looks so relaxed and totally comfortable on the anchor’s seat now.

Right from the entry, till the finish, we can see the josh in him. The way he flashes his hands is enough to see why he is called the Powerstar! You feel the power when he slices the air before reading the question.

He has made the show very interesting by sharing his stories and anectodes to the audience. He looks very natural and responds very well to what the participants say. Of course, the script writer’s hand cannot be forgotten here. And film director Guruprasad is doing a fabulous job at that.

But the point is, to hold the attention of the audience, participants, the viewers for an hour and a half is quite a task…and KK has been successful in bringing the family to sit and watch this show for 90 minutes straight! The show format must be appreciated for the kind of human interest stories it has brought to us. We have seen so many different facets of life through KK. And KK has raised our IQ (at least a wee bit) for sure!

Coming back to Puneeth, he looks so grounded. I mean, he comes across as such a down-to earth human being, in spite of the aura he has because of his acting and the family background He doesn’t fake. The audience/ viewers can easily make out if you’re acting or if you’re yourself on such shows. It is nice to know that he has a good sense of humour too – he cracks a few jokes, imitates some actors or sometimes the participants. Or when he is excited, he reacts in a very natural way – he has shouted ‘yappppppa’ – just like how he might do when he is at home or with his close friends!

For boys of our generation, Dr.Rajkumar was GURU! And for Puneeth the computer is his GURU, and the way he says “Gurugale” is so casual and so much like any of us saying it.

He listens and responds to the participant’s happy / sad stories just like a common man. He gives a tip or two only when required. He encourages and gives a pat on the back if he wants to. He advices only if necessary. The way he talks, we can feel that he has never let success enter his head, just like his legendary father!

He mingles with the audience, talks politely to the companions too. He carries the kids, they sit on his lap and talks so freely. We’ve seen him give gifts like tennis racquet, chocolate, watch and so on to the participants / companions. And if a participant wishes to eat a Gobi Manchuri or drink Apple Juice, or even Coffee, Puneeth gets it for them! If he finds that a participant is tensed after coming to the ‘Hot Seat’, he gets up from his seat and gives him a quick massage. He is so obliging – if somebody wants to hug him, he lets them and if somebody wants to dance with him, he shakes a leg! He has even proposed to a female participant on her request! (Remember, he’s married and a father of two cute girls) Not to forget the way he shakes hands with most people in the audience after the show.

These are the little and instant gestures that the audience will remember of Puneeth, and the show. It is because of these that we find him and the show warm and adorable.

Another quality that Puneeth has shown on the show is that he doesn’t hesitate to admit his shortcomings. Quite a few times, he has said he is just a 10th standard pass. And for most questions, even after the answer is known, he says he didn’t know the right option. All this makes him very close to his audience. A couple of times on this show, he has told that he got to know through KK that it was Sir MV who designed the road from Tirupati to Tirumala!

Knowing Puneeth’s quality to learn something new or become better at what he is doing, there is scope for him to improve on a few pronunciations and pauses while reading the questions right, it will be good for him. He has shown it on the show when he asked a participant to teach him a Karate step, and another to teach him to talk Kannada in reverse, just a couple of instances that come to mind immediately.

Personally, I love when he has called the ‘Jimmy Jib Camera Crane’ a few times on the show. I feel he is calling a small puppy – JIMMY! Yesterday, it was so cute when he asked the Jimmy to go back as he wanted the elderly lady participant to say ” Let’s play Kannadada Kotyadhipati”, and the Jimmy had descended just in time!

And yesterday again, for the first time I heard an anchor say “Let’s take a break, else our advertisers will get angry”. We love Puneeth for these reasons – for being himself and for being a natural.

We have all loved to sit and watch the show for two months now. And we have not got bored of it, thanks to Puneeth. It has been a pleasure to see the personality behind our favourite hero. And isn’t it a boon that we get to see him in the comfort of our homes everyday? God bless Puneeth! God bless Kannadada Kotyadhipati!

And hey i forgot to mention! Doesn’t he look fabulous in those suits! I specially love those shining black suits and the round collared ones!

43 Responses to “Puneeth Rajkumar in Kannadada Kotyadhipati on Suvarna channel”

  1. vinutha Says:

    Yes, I truly agree with the writer. It is a pleasure to watch Puneet on the show. He is a very down-to-earth person. Good to see such an after-sought actor on the small screen. Hope to meet him some day


  2. I was never a big fan of his acting, so I was a little sceptic when the show started. Then I happened to watch a few episodes and I was pleasantly surprised, so much that I started recommending and praising how well Puneeth is conducting the show. The way he connects with the audience and the very natural way of communicating is very good (compared to his film acting where he tries to talk in a hurry) And the first show I accidentally watched was the one in which you guys had come! 🙂

  3. ashwini Says:

    yes puneeth is a fabulous person….it was the first time i saw him on the kk show and was so happy to meet him,hug him and to dance with him.he is really a down to earth person.at this young age he knows how to interact with each person who ever comes on hot seat,let them be of any age.love him so much.really a very lucky person to be with him on the show.lucky lucky ….lucky…

  4. Srividhya Says:

    I Love KBC, especially KK is very close to my heart…n I loved dancing with Appu!…Had fun being on the KK sets with u Ramki!….the lighter moments that i shared with Puneet off camera (I was trying to see who was taller among us…n he said he was not all that tall :)) is very memorable….I like BIG synergy n Suvarna team…they treat u like a baby if you are a contestant…:)….I really wish that I get a chance again to be on the hot seat!

    • vinutha Says:

      You are the most luckiest to share your happiest moments with Puneet

    • rk Says:

      love that ‘height’ story of yours whenever you say about it! actually, the BIG Synergy and Suvarna team treats even the companions like a baby! 😉
      hope you get to WARM the HOT seat again! Shubhasya Sheegram! 🙂

  5. vinutha Says:

    Jackie was the first film . He was fabulous, what a gifted dancer…….He is very very sensational actor.. that too in KK
    no words to describe him

  6. Veena Says:

    Bellur, ella sari.. you didn’t share your experience when you folks went there.

    • rk Says:

      veena, aa anubhava varnisokke innond lekhana beku. here i have written mainly about puneeth’s anchoring style and his personality while hosting KK.

  7. rk Says:

    lovely gesture by puneeth today when he took off his coat and gave it to lakshmikanth who won rs.25 lakhs! that guy looked so calm, composed and as cool as cucumber! wish he had won a CRORE! god bless the doctor!

  8. Radhika Says:

    So very true. Somehow there was this thought in my mind that nobody can mathc Big B. But Puneeth turned it wrong. He is full of energy displays genuine feelings. The positive aura that creates is just wonderful. Best part is he allows the participants to talk all they want than him doing all the talking! Such a nice break from the never-ending serials. When were you on the show? Any youtube link?

    • rk Says:

      true…he lets the contestants and participants talk very freely. our show was couple of episodes after they celebrated appu’s b-day on KK.

  9. praneshachar Says:

    wow super Bellur you have given a true account of the show I keep seeing it on and off yes yesterday its was superb gesture by him be making Dr LNG to wear the coat a memorable gift for the guy who has accomplished so much being handi caped lot to learn from such people. Hats off to puneeth for his gru8 gesture in giving gifts to people which will go long way for participant or companion to cherish. sooper duper namma puneeth and gr8 cheerer namma bellur

    • rk Says:

      sir, welcome back to RwB. great to see your comment!

      yes, the doctor looked very confident. his GK and IQ is amazing. was a pleasure to see his pleasant face yesterday. hats off to the doctor.

  10. Uma Suresh Says:

    Dear Bellur,Excellent narration once again.You are a great story teller! I just love KK as it is in my Matru Bhashe & Mr.Puneeth Rajkumar is the best choice as many of us have the greatest connection with his dear father & it is easy to relate to him. That love will live on for ever!Puneeth definitely looks like a very simple,humble person just like his father & brings great energy. I love his vibe which is very positive & encouraging to all the contestants ,audience& also for the viewers all around the world!

    Hope you get a chance to go on the hot seat for KK.Wish you all the very best.
    My good wishes also goes to Puneeth Rajkumar & I absolutely love his movie Milana along with all the songs!
    Thank you.
    Uma

    • rk Says:

      hi uma,
      quite a few people have told him on the show that they love MILANA! so, when i read your comment, i felt you are saying it to him – Appu, I absolutely love MILANA! 🙂

      i think all MILANA film lovers should start MILANA PUNEETH ABHIMANIGALA SANGHA!

      thanks for your wishes and kind words. 🙂

  11. Vishwanath Mutagi Says:

    Super programm sir.pls give me one chance

  12. Roopa Pavan Says:

    very nice show….

  13. Adithya Says:

    Very well written 🙂 I am Puneeth’s huge fan. But I did not want him to enter the small screen as I was bit skeptical about whether he would able to talk continuously in good Kannada as he used to talk mostly with his eyes and arms and legs 😀 in his movies. Also there was a big mountain called Amitabh Bachchan who had conducted KBC in such a way that even a SRK looked like a mole hill in front of him.

    But Puneeth has exceeded everyone’s expectations. Your article explains everything. Now he has authored a book on his father and I am sure even that will be a big “hit” like his movies and TV show 🙂

    Thanks again for the article

  14. R.SHIVADEEP Says:

    dear sir, kannadada kotyadhipati is an excellent program whose utilities to the general public is impeccable , here i want to stress one point about the programme for the school children under 14 is quite innovative & motivating to the children but qute dissappointing because it is for only a week’s period many brilliant students due to the lack of time & opportunity are deprived of participation kindly extend the programme for children who are exactly 14 so as to make the prgramme more colourful & active participation a reply regarding the above matter is humbly awaited by me as i am 14 years old & don’t have a chance to participate in your esteemed programme.
    yours sincerely,

    R.SHIVADEEP

  15. bhavyashree Says:

    HI…sir i answer all the questions for airtel golden window questions but still i dint get any reply from your side…plz confirm my registration….

  16. chetan Says:

    in this show its taking lot lot of breaks its getting so bore please avoid it

  17. Santhosh S Says:

    very very super and intresting programe….. LATS PLAY KANNADADA KOTYADIPATHY

  18. sowmya Says:

    its a nice programe i love you puneeth rajkumar

    • sowmya Says:

      sir please give me one chance to play the game please please please sir and nanu thumba kastadali edini so please give me chance to my father

  19. sowmya Says:

    sir please give me one chance i am a big fan of you i am in bangalore i want money for my studies and i have interested in studies but we not have money so please sir my are is only 15 so give chance to my father please and its a nice program for improve our knowledge and i saw all episode i did not miss this program you are anchoring very nicely and i have give all answer to the show but no answer from your side and please give me chance to my father

  20. sidramsk Says:

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  21. sidramsk Says:

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  22. Akshu Says:

    hello sir. if I will say I am your big fan it will be simply a common thing but I only know my craze towards you. I have only one wish in my life that to see you once once. that is only one thing and big wish in my life . I don’t want only I don’t want anything . I just want to see you sir please consider mine this wish

  23. Akshu Says:

    hello sir. if I will say I am your big fan it will be simply a common thing but I only know my craze towards you. I have only one wish in my life that to see you once once. that is only one thing and big wish in my life . I don’t want only I don’t want anything . I just want to see you sir please consider mine this wish . please consider my wish and complete my life’s biggest dream

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