The 16 contestants of the show were divided into two groups by Arjun before they were assigned challenging tasks to perform
A poster of the show
Zee5's 90-day adventure reality show, Survivor, hosted by Arjun started off with a bang. It began with a voiceover on human evolution and how the invention of fire revolutionized the lives of human beings. We are then transported to Zanzibar Island in East Africa, which is 5,000 km away from Tamil Nadu.
The Action King makes a stylish entry in a jeep with Irumbu Thirai's music playing in the background. We are then introduced to the 16 contestants of the show, namely Amzad Khan, Vijayalakshmi, Besant Ravi, Vikranth, Gayathri Reddy, Nandha, Umapathy Ramaiah, Lady Kash, Narayan Lucky, Indraja Shankar, Aishwarya Krishnan, Lakshmi Priyaa, Ram C, Saran Shakti, Srushti Dange and VJ Parvathy, who share their excitement on being part of the show.
All of them come up with a video byte on how confident they are and what made them participate in the reality show. They take a boat trip to an island and get to know each other. After sometime, Arjun lands in a helicopter there, much to their delight and surprise. He starts explaining some of the rules and regulations of the show and reminds them that more than physical strength, they also need mental strength, survival strategies and will power to win the game and the prize money of one crore. Later, the contestants are asked to surrender their belongings except for their basic things.
The 16 of them are then divided into two groups, Kaadargal and Vedargal, under the leadership of Vikranth and Lakshmi Priyaa. Their first task is to choose among good island and better island to settle. The former has lesser facilities while the latter has enough fruits and vegetables. They are then provided a boat and are asked to pick food from their respective islands. Vikranth, who suffers breathing issues while swimming, seeks medical treatment. After motivating him for a while, Arjun informs them that a few tasks will be held for selecting leaders of new groups.