Bigg Boss – The Oviya Phenomenon

I first heard of this concept of people living in one house with no communication with the outside world only when Shilpa Shetty won the Celebrity Big Brother Show. So when Vijay TV decided to telecast a similar show called Bigg Boss in Tamil I really wanted to see what this hype is all about. And when I realized that Kamal Hassan will be hosting the show much excitement.

So 15 people got into the house on 25th June 2017

  • Aarav
  • Aarthi – Evicted Day 21
  • Anuya Bhagvath – Evicted Day 7
  • Bharani – Ejected for trying to escape from the house on Day 14
  • Ganesh Venkatraman
  • Ganja Karuppu – Evicted Day 14
  • Gayathri Raghuram
  • Juliana
  • Namitha – Evicted Day 28
  • Oviya
  • Raiza Wilson
  • Sakthi
  • Snehan
  • Sree Left for Medical Reasons on Day 4
  • Vaiyapuri

I have seen most of these people on screen except for Aarav, Juliana, Raiza Wilson and Snehan.

Even as I saw the first episode I had a feeling that Ganesh Venkatraman would win the title. He seemed to be calm, composed and with an air of positivity around him. But as the weeks passed by my attention was turning towards this girl called Oviya. She is all bubbly bubbly and seems to be a happy go lucky girl. But she was being ignored by the rest of the team for a number of reasons. The main one being she had her own opinions and did not bother to sit with the girls and guys and Gossip.

Each person in the house nominates 2 people each and the 3 people with the most nominations are voted for by the audience. The person with the least number of audience votes is kicked out of the show. Oviya has been nominated each time and she has been saved all three times. At some point social media woke up and formed the Oviya Army (Oviya Puratchi Padai)These are people who have gone all the way to say she will be the next CM of Tamilnadu and even compared her to the late Puratchi Thalaivar and sometimes to Superstar from Kabali.

We will not be able to find many Oviyas amongst us because of the simple fact that she does what she wants. When she wants to avoid any arguements She says “Enakku Chu Chu Varudhu” and leaves the scene. She loves to dance in the rain. She does not talk about people behind their backs. She is the naughty child in the house. And how are naughty children treated in every house??? They are scolded, beaten, punished and reprimanded. So thats what is happening to Oviya in the house. Everyone in the house wants to punish her and wants to send her out of the Bigg Boss house. But Oviya with her spontaneity has captured the hearts of the people. She is seen as a favourite to win the Reality show. Her morning dance routine seems to be full of energy unmindful of the happening of the previous night. It’s a pleasure to watch.

Yes she seems to be someone that I want to be. She is a projection of some of my desires. Carefree, Happy and Fun Loving. I think people in the house also want to be like her but that would mean tearing down their other faces. Those faces cant be torn down so they are making life a bit difficult for her.

There is a sadness in Oviya and she seems to mask it real well. Also her popularity in the show has peaked because of people like Gayathri Raghuram, Aarthi, Raiza and especially Juliana. But please do remember the reality show is playing on viewer senses at the same time it is playing on the senses of those in the house. Star Vijay can swing perceptions by regulating the show to a certain extent. I don’t know if the show is scripted. But it is an interesting phenomenon to watch and follow atleast for the first season.

P.S.: Gayathri Raghuram’s Language both verbal and body looks like a dyke in prison. Pathetic!!! Such Crude Language should not be shown on prime time Television. Ava Naakula soodu podunga Saar…