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.