Reality shows have always been one of the favorite topics of discussions for Indians. Today, there may be as many as 100 reality shows that are being aired with innovative concepts, huge and extravagant sets, legendary personalities in the judge’s seats. But hey! Think again.
Who can possibly forget these?
1. KHULJA SIM SIM
Remember the time when all of us used to hook onto Star plus at 9 p.m. sharp to watch this unique game show?!
The first season was aired in the year 2001 which was hosted by the popular film actor, Aman Verma. Later came the second season with a different host although- Hussain Kuwajerwala. The show had only only one motto: The more you trade the more you win!
The show was an Indian adaptation of the US show- “Let’s Make a Deal”. Just like the latter, the Indian adaptation also gained a tremendous popularity and was liked equally by people from all age groups!
2. THE CADBURY BOURNVITA QUIZ CONTEST
None of us can deny that this has been one of the most famous Indian quiz contests ever, can we?! With Derek O’Brien’s spontaneous hosting it was simply a treat to watch this show. It certainly enriched our general knowledge in a fun yet interesting way.
Did you know? The show which was pulled off air in the year 2007 was made to return to the television in the year 2011. And the reason? A group of fans reportedly launched a campaign on facebook stating how badly they wanted the quiz contest to start again!
3. THE GREAT INDIAN LAUGHTER CHALLENGE
It was undoubtedly the first ever stand-up comedy show that India had produced. It provided a much needed platform to a large number of budding stand-up comedians to showcase their range of comedy. It had the two eminent personalities coming from two different fields: Shekhar Suman and Navjot Singh Siddhu as the judges.
It’s interesting to know that the now famous comedians like Kapil Sharma and Raaju Shrivastav had once been contestants in the show!
Indians welcomed the show with open hearts as it gifted them a daily dose of laughter and thereby, taking all of their stress away after a tiresome day.
4. BOOGIE WOOGIE
It was once of the first dance shows that India has ever had which welcomed dancers from all age groups to participate.
And besides who can ever forget the chemistry between the three judges Javed Jaffrey, his brother Naved and Ravi Behl?! With just the right amount of humor and their funny interactions with the contestants, they made the show a huge hit.
5. SACH KA SAAMNA
Hosted by Rajiv Khandelwal, a famous Indian television actor, the format of the show was inspired by that of “The Moment Of Truth”.
In the show each contestant had to answer 50 questions related to their life. The answers were constantly being checked by the polygraph machine which measures the contestant’s pulse rate, blood pressure in order to decide whether the received answer is right or wrong.
Sach ka Saamna had obviously come into controversy owing to a lot of reasons especially when the celebrities were called on the show.
Later the show invited common people and particularly aimed at revealing both the corrupted side of man and our country.
The last season was aired in the year 2011. The show was received well on an overall basis by the critics and the audience.