Doordarshan is back with Season 2 of Bharat Ki Shaan!

Yes, you read it right 🙂 Doordarshan does have its own singing Reality Show. And it’s called as “Bharat Ki Shaan” and this time its back with Season 2. I know at times we do end up ignoring DD and its shows. Do read our previous blog about Doordarshan, which might take you back in time of the golden days of Doordarshan; “Once upon a time…Nation’s favorite channel “Doordarshan”. Well now things have changed a lot, thanks to Satellite channels that have taken over our television experience. So do you think this show will make an impact in this fierce competition of Reality shows? Well only time will tell what happens. Till then let’s find out a little background about this new singing reality show.

The show was started by Gajendrra Siingh’s Saibaba Telefilms as it was his first time working with Doordarshan, and it started in 2009. Bappi Lahiri and Kavita Krishnamurthi were the judges while Abhas Joshi of Star Voice of India fame and Deepali Kishore of Indian Idol fame were the hosts for the show. Sumit Khatri was the winner of the 1st season. And now in 2012 they are back with season 2.  Let’s not forget that Gajendrra Siingh was the creator of shows such as Antakshari, Voice of India, Chotte Ustaad and Music ka Maha Muqabala. So what is special about this show?

  • Well there is no channel like DD that covers the length and breadth of our nation and hence a competition between the metros and non-metros would be something that audiences would look forward to
  • Yes, it will be a musical war between metros and non-metros, as the show aims to focus more on talent rather than looks
  • The show will have singer Usha Uthup and music director Ismail Darbar playing mentors as well as judges and Manoj Tiwari will host it
  • A pan-India search will be made across 20 cities which will result in the first set of contestants who will fight for the title
  • It will have 52-episodes, which has already begun on April 23, and will be aired every Monday and Tuesday

So would you give it a try, and manage to pick your Tv remote and watch this show? Well, remember, Doordarshan was one your favourite channel.. Once upon a time 😉 Do let us know your views on this unique concept of competition between the talents from Metros and Non – Metros.

Happy Viewing

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Roadies 9 Journey – The Stunner ?

The word “Roadies” bring out the madness, craziness, enthusiasm, sob stories, fake-ness & a lot more amongst the youth of India. As the auditions for the show begin, people await & prepare for days. The D- Day is jam packed with people which starts with GDs, forms and more & ultimately facing the judges trio – Raghu, Rajiv & Ranvijay.

Roadies 9 Season started on September 16th and the telecast started few weeks back with much ho-la-ho. The auditions went on in major cities , also in Hyderabad from where the maximum number of Roadies got selected. In total, there were 13 people selected, with a majority of girls. In words of Raghu- It’s only getting BIGGER & this is the first time the show is going to USA.  The selected Roadies are :-

1. Diyali Chauhan , Kanaka Raju & Pratima Dagar – Delhi

2. Abhishek P. Shetty- Pune

3. Dimpy Yadav & Himani Sharma- Chandigarh

4. Manali Banerjee- Kolkata

5. Taranjeet Kaur, Vikas, Aarsh Sharif, Vinay Abhishek, Anirudh Sharma & Khushbu Mendoza- Hyderabad

The Roadies journey is about to begin from Tomorrow , i.e March 17th. The interesting part is that for the first time in Indian Television, a show has been premiered on the Big screen. Yes, you heard it right. The premiere was held in Delhi on the March 15th, which showcased the start of journey of Roadies 9. This season promises to be bigger and the start is grand in itself.

And it does not just end here. This is the first Indian reality Tv show to be shot in USA, says Rajiv. He claims that the audience would enjoy new culture since America is a unique place and everything is larger than life in that country. It will have a basketball task at San Francisco and  a man versus wild survival task at the Death Valley of California. The journey of ‘Roadies 9’ will kick start from Jaipur, then Delhi, and finally to the U.S.

This show promises a lot of adventure, back biting, plans & games, group-ism, over-the-top-drama, tasks, immunity, vote-outs, abusing & ultimately a winner with his/her Karizma bike. Ultimately, it will be a masala show ; living upto the name of reality shows. Only difference is that this one has major viewership of youth & children.

Let’s wait and watch if the show lives upto it’s promises of being the most grand season ever. Let’s see if the show makers are able to make it any different after so many seasons.

The episode telecasts on the television sets tomorrow at 7pm. So stay tuned & do let us know what’s your opinion regarding the first look at the journey of Roadies 9. 

Cheers to the spirit of Roadies 9 !!

 

STAR Plus rings in 2012 with the World’s Biggest Reality Show on Indian television — Survivor India

STAR Plus, will usher its viewers into the New Year by bringing to their homes, world’s most sought after reality show-‘ Survivor’.

Survivor India, the Indian adaptation of the international series is now set to shudder your heart, January 6, onwards, 9 pm only on Star Plus, India’s number one entertainment channel.

‘Survivor’ the international series originated in the USA with more than 20 seasons in 11 years and has already been replicated in 48 countries around the world.

Survivor India will witness, twenty two extraordinary participants in its opening season, some well-known, and some not so known, some trying to prove their mettle, some wishing to push boundaries. However, all gearing towards the ultimate challenge of‘Survivor India’!

Marooned on an uninhabited tropical island of Philippines where even basic minimum amenities aren’t available, Survivor India will be ultimate game of physical and mental endurance. Its well encapsulated tagline-‘Jo Tikega, Itihaas Likhega’/ Kya Jee Paoge? is a testimony, that only the fittest, the grittiest and the ruthless will survive and will be the ultimate winner of this show.

Nitin Vaidya, Business Head, Hindi Channels, Star India, said, “STAR Plus has brought its viewers the ultimate reality formats, whether international or home grown. It was time for us to present another breakthrough concept on the Indian television and hence Survivor India is the perfect New Year gift for our viewers!”

He added:” The series will showcase a life-changing journey of 22 individuals battling for survival, in a do-or-die situation. We firmly believe and hope that our viewers will live every moment of this exciting journey with our participants.”

Star Plus has redefined the Hindi GEC space with a robust fiction line up across all time slots. With contemporary and distinct fiction content, iconic characters, unparalleled non-fiction formats & events to its credit & the renewed brand promise of Rishta Wahi Soch Nayi that reflects in its content, STAR Plus has set the agenda for the Hindi Entertainment genre in India.

The opening season of SURVIVOR India will have some of the known faces like Payal Rohatgi, Shilpa Agnihotri, JD Majethia, Sangram Singh, Abhinav Shukla, Karan Patel, Timmy Narang, Sylvester Rodgers, Priyanka Bassi, Rajesh Khera and Munisha Khatwani – contesting against each other for survival as the battle gets wild and wicked.

Star One’s reality India’s Magical Star!!

According to sources ,Star One is coming up with a brand new reality show India’s Magical Talent.In other words Star One gave a chance to budding talents in india.This is the first time that such a reality show, a competition between magicians, will be launched sometime in  June.Though the registrations was upto 5th April this year.The production house has got a set of great talented magicians who will be seen competing with one another by performing all kinds of magical acts.

The show will have two senior magicians as judges along with a bollywood celebrity ,though they have not been finalised yet.The format will most probably be the two magicians will be mentors cum judges in the show.It is said that the India’s Magical Show has a foreign crew from IMA(International Magician Association) helping in  designing the magic arts.

I can be a reality TV Script writer :)

Okay! You might question me – are you obsessed with reality? The truth is- NO.

I’m obsessed with the stupidity of people who make us watch reality shows. Well I should not simply bad mouth the word “Reality” here, because there is some good reality content over TV too. Some of the shows which I like in their original form are “So you think you can Dance”, “Chotte Miyan”, “Mindfreak” etc. But, I’m not here to talk about such shows, otherwise you’ll lose patience and browse off my guest author page :-).

What about shows like “Lux- The perfect Bride”? Or more interesting one “Raaz Pichle Janam ka” on NDTV Imagine? Now, I got your attention, right? I don’t want to describe what happens in such shows, as you’re more educated about these than me. What I want to talk about is “Reality TV Shows”. What exactly is a “Reality Show”? To what extent one can go in the name of Reality? And all this from a very common man’s perspective. continue reading..