11th Indian Telly Awards – Telly World ka ‘Tally Nama’

Why Blue Carpet?

Attendees of the 11th Indian Telly Awards would have been surprised to note a blue carpet rather than a red one when they entered the venue of India’s leading television performance recognition ceremony. Not many knew what it was about.

The decision behind having a blue carpet came about to bring to people’s minds the increasing degradation and pollution of India’s rivers and the government’s apathy towards this rising menace.

Founder of The Indian Telly Awards, Anil Wanvari tweeted: “Why was the red carpet at the 11th Indian Telly Awards blue? Because it was moaning the polluted state of India’s holiest river – Ganga.

The initiative clearly indicated how even trademark and leading events can be used to highlight certain social issues and causes.

Lets find out who turned out to be the Winners:

Best Child Artist (Female)– Anchal Munjal (Parvarrish – Kuchh Khattee Kuchh Meethi, DJ’s A Creative Unit, Sony Entertainment Television)

Best Child Artist (Male)– Raj Mange ( Jai Jai Jai Bajrang Bali, Sagar Arts, Sahara One)

Best Anchor– Amitabh Bachchan (Kaun Banega Crorepari season 5, Big Synergy Media Ltd, Sony Entertainment Television)

Best Actress in a Comic Role– Kavita Kaushik (FIR, Edit II, SAB TV)

Best Actor in a Comic Role– Dilip Joshi (Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltha Chashma, Neela Telefilms, SAB TV)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role– Rupal Patel (Saath Nibhana Saathiya, Rashmi Sharma Telefilms, Star Plus)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role– Anoop Soni (Balika Vadhu, Sphere Origins, Colors)

Television Personality – Male– Ronit Bose Roy (Adaalat, Contiloe Entertainment Pvt Ltd, Sony Entertainment Television)

Television Personality – Female-Ankita Lokhande (Pavitra Rishta, Balaji Telefilms Ltd, Zee TV)

Actress in a Negative Role– Kanika Maheshwari (Diya Aur Bati Hum, Shashi Sumeet Mittal Productions Pvt Ltd, Star Plus)

Actor in a Negative Role– Karanvir Bohra (Dil Se Di Dua… Saubhagyavati Bhava, UTV Software Communications Ltd, Life OK)

Fresh New Face (Female)– Aakanksha Singh (Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha, Sunshine Productions, Colors)

Fresh New Face (Male)– Kushal Tandon (Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai, Cinevistaas Limited, Star Plus)

Actress in a Lead Role– Giaa Maanek (Saath Nibhana Saathiya, Rashmi Sharma Telefilms, Star Plus

Actor in a Lead Role– Ram Kapoor and Samir Soni (Bade Acche Lagte Hai/Parichay, Balaji Telefilms Ltd, Sony Entertainment Television/ Colors)

Ensemble– Parvarrish Kuchh Khatti Kuchh Meeth (DJ’s A Creative Unit, Sony Entertainment Television)

Programme with a Social Message– Afsar Bitiya (Village Boy Production, ZEE TV)

Daily Serial– Diya Aur Baati Hum (Shashi Sumeet Mittal Productions Pvt Ltd, Star Plus)

Weekly Serial– Adaalat (Contiloe Entertainment Pvt Ltd, Sony Entertainment Television)

Continuing TV Programme– Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, (Director’s Kut Production, Star Plus)

Drama Series– Balika Vadhu—Kachchi Umar Ke Pakke Rishte (Sphere Origins Multivision Pvt Ltd, Colors)

Thriller Programme– C.I.D and Crime Patrol (Fireworks Productions/ Optimystix Entertainment India Pvt Ltd, Sony Entertainment Television)

Kid’s Programme -Bournvita Quiz Contest (Derek O’Brien & Associates Pvt Ltd, Colors)

Sitcom/Comedy Programme– Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah (Neela Telefilms Pvt Ltd, SAB TV)

Reality Show– Bigg Boss (Endemol India Pvt Ltd, Colors)

Game Show  Kaun Banega Crorepati – Season 5 (Big Synergy Media Ltd, Sony Entertainment Television)

Dance Talent Show – Dance India Dance – Season 3 (24 Frames, ZEE TV)

Singing Talent Show – X – Factor India 2011 (Fremantle India Television Productions Pvt Ltd, Sony Entertainment Television)

Comedy Talent Show– Jubilee Comedy Circus (Optimystix Entertainment India Pvt Ltd, Sony Entertainment Television)

Mythological Series – Veer Shivaji (Contiloe Entertainment Pvt Ltd, Colors)

Judge panel on a TV Show– Dharmendra, Kiron Kher, Sonali Bendre (India’s Got Talent Season – 3, Fremantle India Television Productions Pvt Ltd, Colors)

Youth Show – Fiction – Dil Dostii Dance (Cinevistaas Limited, Channel V)

Youth Show– Non Fiction– MTV Hero Honda Roadies 8 Short Cut To Hell (Viacom 18 Media Pvt Ltd, MTV)

Televised Awards Show – STAR Parivaar Awards 2012– (Sol Production Pvt Ltd, Star Plus)

Televised Entertainment Show– Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil Champ Finale (Big Productions, Zee TV)

On Screen Couple– Barun Sobti & Sanaya Irani ( Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam DoonPanglosean Entertainment Pvt Ltd, Star Plus)

Production House of the Year– Optimystix Entertainment India Pvt Ltd

Gary Bhinder Most Promising Young Director– Shoojit Sircar

Special Award (breaking into films)– Ekta Kapoor

Well, seems like there was a lot of FUN and hoo-haa at the grand event! And the hosts were none other than the 2 popular hottest men of Indian Television – Ronit Roy and Ram Kapoor.

Almost everybody from the Telly land marked their presence with of course few Bollywood biggies too! Every year, everyone exclusively waits for the Indian Telly Awards. Fans vote for their favorite stars and make them win. Jury spends a lot of time watching almost all shows, to just give out the award to the most deserved candidate. Well, at the end, it’s all about the Telly game. Or how about call it a “Tally” game!

Cheers to all the winners! And do catch the event on Colors TV channel soon.

(Sources: Tellychakkar.com and @Colors TV on twitter)

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Rourkela’s Rajasmita is the new DID Girl

As they say during Oscars “And the Oscar goes to……… For Dance India Dance too there is a moment when you hear “And the winner is………” Well for all the dance lovers and DID fans out there, the moment has finally arrived. And it was time to announce the winner of the all important ” Taqdeer ki Topi ” No point keeping the suspense on, as you already know the Winner of Season 3. Yes as the title suggests ” Rajasmita” is the winner of Season 3. This post is about the journey of the winner of DID Season 3.

As you all know from the previous post “What to expect from D.I.D Season 3 Grand Finale !! iDubba has the answers”  So let’s go back in time and find out more details about Rajasmita’s  journey.

This Odisha Girl started her journey on Dec 25th at Kolkata auditions and got selected among the top 36 contestants, Soon on Jan 7th auditions her luck and hard work got her selected to top 18. And after this there was no looking back for the girl from Rourkela. During her journey we have seen her performing almost every dance style, right from Contemporary to Lyrical Hip Hop and from Aerial act to Free style and acrobatics. Did you know that she is just 21yrs of age and has recently finished her 12th standard? Amazing isn’t it. The moment you look at her on the screen it reflects from her personality that she is someone who has grown from ground, I am sure that most of you must have noticed she being very down to earth and a very honest and hard working girl. Well it is this dedication and passion for dancing that helped her win this prestigious dance competition.

This is also for the first time that Geeta Ma’s team mate has won this competition. As you might recollect that the winner of season 1 Salman was from Remo’s team and Shakti the winner of season 2 belonged to Terrence Lewis’s team. It was 3rd time lucky for Geeta Kapoor. A mentor is one who is most happy when his/her Mentee’s dream come true, this was quite evident from the tears of joy in Geeta Maa’s eyes when her Nandu’s name was announced as Winner of DID3. You would also agree that Rajasmita was one of the most consistent performers during the entire season and she always managed to stay in the top 4 even during the usual public voting.

iDubba and team does take this opportunity and wishes Rajasmita an amazing career ahead and also wishes the other finalists all the best for the future. Hope they keep dancing and make India Proud.

So hope you had a great time watching the Grand Finale.

Happy Dancing.

What makes a reality show work?

With so many “Reality” shows in today’s time (both nationally & abroad) it’s very important to understand why and how a reality show clicks. There have been so many mega-successful shows in US/UK and their counterparts in India (and so many flops) that it is necessary to learn what works and what doesn’t. In this post we try to analyze deeply as to what are the different elements of a reality show and what should be taken care of while creating a new reality show.

Almost all of the reality shows in India or elsewhere are localized versions of already popular US or UK shows. Here are some of the shows which have worked (in India) and some which haven’t. We’ll then analyze all the aspects to understand what it takes to make a successful Reality Show:

  • Mega-successful shows-
    • Kaun Banega Crorepati (Who wants to be a millionaire)
    • Indian Idol (American Idol)
    • Dance India Dance (So you think you can dance)
    • Bigg Boss (Big Brother)
  • Successful Shows-
    • Fear Factor India (Fear Factor)
    • Jhalak Dikhla ja (Dancing with the stars)
    • Sa Re Ga Ma Pa
    • Boogie Woogie
    • Masterchef India (Masterchef US/Australia)
  • Flops-
    • Zor Ka Jhatka (Wipeout)
    • India’s Minute to Win it (Minute to Win it)
    • Survivor India

Contestants: No doubt contestants are single biggest asset of a reality show. Wrong selection of contestants can make or break the entire show. Contestants can be broadly categorized as- “Common man” and “Celebrities”. Depending upon the format of show creative team may decide to have common man or celebrities or a mix of both as contestants. For pure talent based shows like KBC, Dance India Dance, Indian Idol etc it’s  imperative to have common people as main contestants otherwise it looks too dramatic and unreal (remember how we feel when a celebrity wins 50 lacs in a KBC episode?). Celebrities as contestants work very well for reality shows in which drama quotient needs to be high. Questions have been raised about such reality shows being truly “real” but now audience have kind of understood that reality shows involve either good “editing” or good “drama” to look exciting on TV. Some such shows are Bigg Boss, Survivor India, Zor Ka Jhatka. Example of shows having combination of both “common man” and “celebrities” as contestants include Fear Factor (India) and Jhalak Dikhlaja.

Drama: Television is all about drama and not having any drama in a reality show is a sure shot way to kill it. An emotional story can become an important part of show’s success. KBC is known for creating dramatic situations based on a contestant’s profile or based on the question “What would you do if you win a Crore?“. Shows like Bigg Boss rely too much on drama which is demanded by its format. “Zor Ka Jhatka” couldn’t impress audience even with Shahrukh Khan because it lacked both good contestants and drama quotient. If you actually see original “Wipeout” it’s one hell of a funny show and it does it without SRK type host.

Host: Even though host is 3rd most important thing it indeed plays an important part in taking the show to next level i.e. from success to mega-success (like Amitabh in case of KBC), Khatron Ke Khiladi (with Akshay Kumar as host) or from utter failure to moderate success (Dus Ka Dum could have bombed badly if Salman wasn’t there). But in case a show lacks above 2 important characteristics chances of it failing increases- SRK could never save Zor Ka Jhatka and even KBC with SRK couldn’t attract audience as much as Big B. My tip: Get a host with good sense of humor or with lot of character- Raghu/Rajiv and Rannvijay are known for their tough/macho characters and they don’t need Akshay Kumar.

Plot: Borrowed or not, plot does play an important part in a reality show’s success. How? Well first thing is it identifies your target audience. KBC had a national appeal, Roadies & Bigg Boss have youth appeal, Dance India Dance is liked by a specific set of audience and so is Masterchef. Plot helps a production house lay its marketing plan and execute it. Beware! If top 3 things are not in place, plot will never help you win your audience.

Editing: Editing is an important part of any reality show, specially of those shows in which cameras roll continuously. In my opinion India’s Minute to Win it suffers from really bad editing as against its US counterpart. Dance India Dance is edited very well despite it being a talent reality show. There is always a connection between the contestants, Mithun da and 3 judges (Remo, Terence and Gita). Good editing is evident from a show which keeps you glued during the program, bad editing gives you enough reasons to switch 🙂

Connection: Well this is second last part of “what it takes to create a good reality show” but trust me, unless your audience feel “connected” with your show, you CAN NOT make it work. Connection happens if you get all of the above things “just” right for your show. There is no formula for this, it just happens!

Audience: Audience may include either studio audience or audience watching at home or both. In KBC, studio audience is well trained before shoot- they are told when to clap, how much to clap, when to laugh, who sits in front, who sits in background, what should be your facial expressions.. everything! It’s like a controlled backdrop scenario which is very important taking into consideration the plot of the show. In case of shows like Minute to Win it studio audience is supposed to be very energetic (which sadly doesn’t happen in Indian version). In talent based shows like DID or Indian Idol studio audience makes singing or dancing more enjoyable by clapping and dancing along with the contestants. Shows like Wipeout expect audience sitting at home to be their real audience and the host directly tries to talk to that audience. Audience is important because it makes or breaks your show- understand your audience!

These are the key elements of a reality show, there are many other like sound, camera, direction which are important but they are common to all TV shows.

Do you think there are other important aspects? Please comment..

Are you a Born Dancer…Dance India Dance is Back!

Well in my opinion we all dance to the tunes of life. We all manage to move our feet the moment we hear our favorite song. No matter who you are, where you are, everyone at some point of time has danced.
Some are good, some are better and some are exceptional Dancers. That’s what season 3 of DID (Dance India Dance) is all about. People might call it a reality dance show but its not just a dance show, it’s a festival of various dance forms that we have, right from our traditional Bharata Natyam, Kuchipudi, Mohiniyattam,Odissi to western dance forms like Salsa, Hip-hop & Funk dance, Latin dance and an endless list. DID is a dance show where it’s not just a test of talent but also a show where the judges try to teach and educate the dancers and the audience. You might have noticed that after every performance they tell the audience about what is the dance form, where did it originated from , what are the different ways to perform it. Hence this makes this show not just a dance show but a complete dance show.
So Are you ready!!!!!!!! Yes your guess is right; the 3 judges are back with a bang. India’s very own MJ, Mr Remo D’Souza aka Gabbar of Dancing is all set to choose India’s top dancers. To help him do that, we have Geeta Kapur aka Geeta Maa and the charming Terence lewis. All three of them have different style of dancing, all there have vast experience in this area. But the most important thing is that they have a common passion and a desire to present the top performers to the world. The future episodes will surely be filled with some amazing dancers, some amazing stories about how they managed to reach this level.  Am I missing something…? Oh yes Kya Baat Kya Baat. I am sure that you all are excited to hear these words from the man himself…. Our very own GrandMaster, Mithun Chakraborty.Not to forget Jay (Host) of the show who is hot favorite of the Judges for his comic timing.
The auditions have started, and Delhi is the 1st city to face the test. You might not agree to it but I too witnessed few contestants who tried their luck in the previous 2 seasons but failed to impress the judges then. Their passion for dance brought them back to this stage and here they were trying to impress the judges for the third time.Looking at the comments from the 3 Judges one thing is clear that DID is back looking out for exceptional talent, average or good performance has no place in this competition.It’s not going to be easy for the contestants; they have to work their heart and soul out on the dance floor to please the audience as well as the Judges.
Highlights of this first episode of DID was undoutedly the 3 Remo’s dancing together..surprised??? Yes , there were 2 contestants who look alike to our Remo but unfortunately their dance failed to impress him.
Lot more to come on this show and certainly like very other season weekend evening will be booked to watch this show..So guys.. get on your dancing shoes and don’t forget to watch Season 3 of Dance India Dance.  As always we are looking forward to your views and reviews about season 3. You can follow us on Twitter – @idubba and also visit our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/idubba.page
Happy Viewing 🙂

iDubba Recommends- This week’s show dubba(box) for Lifestyle/Fashion loving girls!

Yes, we are back. And this time recommending shows for our Fashion loving girls. If you’re young and hip, college going and like to watch Idiot Box, here are some of the top recommended shows for you

MTV Style Check 1. MTV Style Check. Channel: MTV, Next Airing- 25th Mar 2 PM.

Get latest updates from famous designers and Fashion gurus. Watch this show everyday and to set SMS alerts you can go to this link- http://www.idubba.com/idubba_tv_shows/MTV/Style_Check.aspx

im too sexy form my shoes NDTV goodtimes 2. I’m too Sexy for my Shoes. Channel: NDTV Goodtimes, Next Airing- Thurs 5:30 PM

I’m Too Sexy For My Shoes is a high fashion show that looks at the subject beyond the obvious. The episodes highlight different ways in which a trend can be worn. We tell you about various stores and brands that stock the current trends. Apart from the trends the show offers unlimited supply of tips that will make you staggeringly stylish. It gives you hair and make up tips and also tell you about the right footwear that will make or break any outfit. The show travels across the country from Kashmir to Pondicherry, to give you a flavour of Indian fashion that is as diverse as the nation’s food palette. The new series helps you realise how fashion has been influenced by various aspects and that’s why Architect Hafeez Contractor shares with us his take on subject. It makes the intimidating fashion from the runways of Sao Paulo, Paris and Milan user friendly and easy to digest! Don’t believe us? Well… just tune into the new series!!

To set SMS reminder for this show- http://www.idubba.com/idubba_tv_shows/NDTV_Good_Times/I_Am_Too_Sexy_For_My_Shoes.aspx

americas next top model Zee Cafe 3. America’s next Top model. Channel: Zee Cafe, Next Airing- Thurs 3 PM

14 aspiring girls will battle it out for a prestigious modeling contract on the streets of high fashion. With a new judge and a new location, this season will sizzle more than ever before.

You can set reminders for next 5 appearances of this show here- http://www.idubba.com/idubba_tv_shows/Zee_Cafe/Americas_Next_Top_Model.aspx

friends zee cade 4. Friends (Season-10). Channel- Zee Cafe, Next Airing- Thurs 5:00 PM

One of the best Comedy series of all times. And you still love it :).

Never miss this show via- http://www.idubba.com/idubba_tv_shows/Zee_Cafe/Friends.aspx

so you think you can dance axn 5. So you think You can Dance. Channel- AXN, Next Airing- Fri 12:00 PM (Episode- 6 down to 4)

A very popular talent hunt reality show where contestants compete to be named America’s favourite dancer. Each week contestants dance with a different partner to test their versatility. All types of dance backgrounds are encouraged from salsa to hip-hop, jazz to ballet. The two couples whom the viewers at home decide have performed the weakest are eliminated each week by a panel of judges until only four remain. In the end only one couple will be crowned the winner and receive a grand prize. This is my personal favourite 🙂

http://www.idubba.com/idubba_tv_shows/AXN/So_You_Think_You_Can_Dance.aspx

emotional atyachaar bindass 6. Emotional Atyachaar. Channel- Bindass, Next Airing- Fri-7:00 PM

One of the controversial shows on TV. Emotional Atyachar takes the fidelity test of lovers and showcase them on National TV.

In case you haven’t watched it yet, set reminder for same- http://www.idubba.com/idubba_tv_shows/Bindass/Emotional_Atyachaar.aspx

dance india dance zee tv 7. Dance India Dance. Channel- Zee TV, Next Airing- Thu, Fri 9:30 PM

India’s version of “So you Think you can Dance?”. A talent hunt show where we can see some awesome Dance talent 🙂

http://www.idubba.com/idubba_tv_shows/Zee_TV/Dance_India_Dance.aspx

splitsvilla MTV 8. Splitsvilla. Channel- MTV, Next Airing- Tomorrow 10 PM (Finale 1)

When allies of 5 hot couples and an axis of 10 super hot singles clash, the result is bloodshed and broken hearts. World War III has been declared and the battle field is a luxury villa in Asias most popular beach destination, Phuket. With sizzling hot generals a.k.a hosts VJ Nikhil Chinapa and VJ Deepti Gujral and a brilliant new format, Vodafone MTV Splitsvilla 3: The War For Love Returns, is back. All arms used in this war will not only be for hugging!

Set alerts for this show here- http://www.idubba.com/idubba_tv_shows/MTV/Splitsvilla_Season_3.aspx

Let us know lovely ladies how you find these recommendations. Your feedback will help us improving this feature. And yea if you’re interested in recommending us shows you can do that by sending a mail to contactus@idubba.com.