Crime Patrol – Does Indian Television need more of such shows?

Crime Patrol, the moment we hear these two words we are hit by the real world out there. More often we ignore the real world and are more than happy to live in our small world, where everything is kind of calm. Crime Patrol is one such show that reminds us that we live in a society that is very dynamic and is not always what we want it to be. This is one such show which presents crime against Indian citizens along with capturing how the Indian police fight against these crimes. 

Crime Patrol is an Indian crime television series airs on Sony Entertainment Television. The series first premiered on May 9, 2003 and since then there was no looking back. The first season was hosted by Diwakar Pundir who later was replaced by Shakti Anand. The second season was broadcasted on January 26, 2010, and was presented by known Indian television actors Anoop Soni & Saakshi Tanwar. And for Season 3 and the current season (4), Anoop Soni has been the presenter of the show.

So do you think that the Indian Television audience needs more of such bold shows, that show us the harsh reality of the society that we live in? Well, there are only two options that we might have, ignore such harsh reality, or know about such things and fight it out. The show brings true stories of crime, where the police have tackled the most difficult cases. It dramatizes real-life crime and events and details how the police went about solving the case. The show also aims to look into the “why” behind a crime. Police action on one hand gives the show the edge of how the law keepers bring the culprits to book or stop a crime from being committed. This is a major boost to the society and the guardians of it, so that there is a reality check done about the society we live in.

Although at times one might feel that the stories are too scary and too violent to be shown on television, but these are real cases and one must report and find out the truth behind these incidents. Indian Television Audience are exposed to a lot of news channels and also to similar cases that are reported, but they are not aware of the end results of most of the incidents. Crime Patrol does end up showing the hard hitting facts related to the events and also shows the process in which the cases have been handled and solved.

Do let us know if you agree that we need such shows, or do you think such shows have a negative impact on your life?

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 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.

The pursuit of Rakhi

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All right! We accept it. This blog is crazy about Rakhi Sawant and can’t help but write about her inanities and overtures ( btw, who doesn’t? ;)).With her swayamver coming to a ceremonial end, and the rejected string of suitors, packing their bags and leaving (with  their respective barats in toe), we really can’t wait to know whats up Rakhi’s bejeweled sleeve next.Apart from the humongous public response, her swayamver set a record of sorts.  It has breached all previously set records of feigned affection (and other related plastic emotions) on national television,  so much for the much –touted  “reality” of it. The way a bunch of people came together and made up for the apparent absence of rakhi’s family was indeed laughable (personally I laughed my heart out at ram’s (the muhbola bhaiyya, who stood by Rakhi through all her stupidities and was an inspirational source for half of them) portrayal. What was even more amusing was the way well educated, phoren bred grooms queued up and jostled for space to court the elusive Rakhi, leave alone the bhangra and grooming sessions for the shutterbugs. How desperate could one get??

Jokes apart, Rakhi has  given Indian television a new style of programming to play with. Who else could pull off a show like that? Rakhi has monopolized this style, which for a while will remain restricted  to herself .The TRPs (which went through the roof on the D day) stand testimony to the fact that love or it loath it, we all watch it (yes intellectuals, pseudo intellectuals n wannabes included). N boi, does it sell !

[Note: Rakhi Ka Swayamvar was watched by 15.8 Million users on D-Day. Source- aMap]

Excesses of reality

Such is the tragedy of the Indian tv viewer that if u too are fed-up of the reality tamasha happening on the Indian screen , believe me, you are not alone.

Reality shows started with a bang and as they were a welcome relief from the mind numbing saas -bahu serials, they became the flavor instantly. People loved the idea of watching others in real life situations and how they deal with them, enjoying their misery and happiness at the same time.

Its been found of great use , especially in India and the subcontinent where the emotional quotient is quite high. So you are sitting on a goldmine of an audience,if you make something which emotionally charges up people and gets their tear gland working over time.

Then all hell broke loose, and came the era of post-teen, youth based shows in India .at once, obscenity, brutality and self centeredness gained a whole new meaning, diametrically different from the earlier ones and the gang of bachhas ( clueless bunch of 20 somethings ) got the entire nation hooked to it.

This concept is usually explored by channels like ‘MTV‘, ‘V‘, ‘Bindass‘ etc. Currently the only form of this show is ‘Splits villa ‘ in MTV, which itself seems like a spin-off from the immensely successful ‘Roadies‘.

Though the earlier versions were still bearable ,The current Indian television screen is swarmed by content hardly fit for most audiences .So you have a makeup- disaster- gone- bad Palomi, whining away to glory on a roadies show, while a sadomasochist- of- a- chic hurls the choicest of expletives at the contestants with gr8 fluency in Dadagiri .One show which had me particularly troubled was the latest offering by a certain lady. Rakhi sawant , the actress known for her bold overtures has her “swayamver ” in the offing where she plans to “test ride” 15 men( whatever that means!!) ,with rakhi gyrating bootyliciously at them , i wonder how many of the 15 men will actually survive to put up with their uncertain future.Though the fate of the show is still to be sealed, the sensibilities of a huge section of the population have been challenged yet again .Wonder where we’d go from here. .hope we are nearing the end of the dark tunnel…