Thursday, September 06, 2012

Amitabh's Crorepatis are back!

Kaun banega crorepati this time? Who will get to sit on the hot seat and take questions from computerji?  How many will meet the greatest Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan this time? These are some million dollar questions!

Its time to brush up your knowledge and current affairs. You are about to be bombarded with questions soon. Because KBC is back!  Don’t worry if you are not confident enough with your answers. Audience poll, double dip and phone a friend are here to help you out. You can ask for an advice of an expert as well, which nearly turns out to be correct every time.  The countdown has already begun. That too in a style. Mr. Bachchan has already started hiccoughing in the advertisements! So many Indians want to see him on their favourite television game show of all time.

When the show was telecasted for the first time on Star Plus, people became glued to their television sets at night. Long queues were formed outside STD booths to answer the question to become the lucky one to participate in the show. Gradually the final amount increased to 2 crore. Then the latest winning amount till last season was 5 crore. Sushil Kumar answered the jackpot question and became the first ever to win 5 crore in the show. His was a rag to riches story which inspired a lot of others from smaller villages to come to the show.

Is it the show itself that inspires people to watch it? Is it the jackpot prize that people crave the most? Or is it Amitabh’s style and charisma? His down-to-earth attitude with the participants? His way of saying salaam-namaste-adab-sat sri akal?

Many shows have come and faded with each passing year. Shahrukh Khan hosted ‘Zor Ka Jhatka’ on NDTV which could not give any real jhatka to the audience. He also hosted ‘Kya Aap Paanchvi Paas Se Tez Hain?’ which was based on American TV show ‘Are you smarter than a 5th grader?’ It never went for a second season. Abhishek Bachchan tried following his father’s footsteps by hosting the show ‘National Bingo Night’. It just wasn’t good enough for the viewers.  

KBC has managed to win in the race for TRPs in every season. Lets hope the show continues to be in this season as well ( season 6 ). With the presence of the Bollywood Superstar, the show promises to be a good one this time as well. The list of crorepatis is about to increase………watch out!     


  1. KBC, Amitabh Bachhan ji and Jackpot of 5 crore...welcome to the grand show of Indian Television..

  2. kya Aap Paanchvi Paas Se Tez Hain and Nation Bingo Night were equally horrible :)

  3. I hope you are aware -- since it's obvious -- that it's just entertainment and it's completely fixed -> so, like WWE wrestling in that way.

    I mean, here's the absolute proof -> let me make a 'prediction' about KBC this season that someone will win the jackpot of 5 crores near Diwali.

    Now wait and see ... either I will be proved a great 'astrologer' (who are all charlatans by the way) or that KBC is fixed to attract viewers -- just think of the needless drama with so much time devoted to the personal stories of the contestants.

    Oh, BTW, I had made the same prediction last year as well -> that someone will win the jackpot around Diwali. Someone did, didn't he? From the great land of Bihar, was he not?

    Just think how the sequence plays out -- the contestants play fastest finger first, and then someone gets selected and you see a short video documentary about that contestant's life. How come? When did the documentary get made?

    Of course, it's possible for the documentary to be shot later and then inserted and blah blah ... I mean there's probably so much similar editing done so, SO smoothly that mere mortals like us won't even notice it.

    Anyway, stuff like KBC are irrelevant in life ... :)