Hmmm.. Confusion.. I have been a fan of Reality TV shows from the time the trend actually started. There are talent hunts. Earlier it was confined only to music and dance as seen in the popular shows like Sa re ga ma pa( Zee TV) , Antakshari ( Zee Tv) and Boogie- Woogie( Sony TV). Slowly the trend improved and then came: Indian Idol, Star Voice of India, Zee Cine Star ki Khoj,Nach Baliye, Kaun Banega Crorepati, Kaun Banega Crorepati 2, Mtv Roadies (1, 2, 3,4) , The Great Indian Laughter Challenge.
Now it is the time for more shows... These have increased so much that I don't know which one to watch now.
Let me start with the oldies, Sa re ga ma pa ( be it Challenege 2000's or Li'll Champs), they have their TRP's UP. Inidan Idol4 will be soon there along with Sa re ga ma pa. Though both are yet to start.
Apart from this there's a line of talent hunts...
- Ye Shaam Mastani( Sony tv)- an evening with the greatest singers and listening to them share some of their touching moments with us.( THIS IS MY FAVOURITE).
- War Parriwar( Sony tv)- a musical competition between families.
-Chakh de Bachche( 9X)- singing cum dance performances by kids.
-Yeh Hai Jalwa(9X)- dance comeptition among the dance troups with actors from the daily soaps.
-Ustaadon ke Ustaad( Sony tv)-The creams of all the talent hunt shows. The best among them stands out in their field. Be it, dance, music or comedy.
-Dhoom macha de( NDTV Imagine)- The well know singers have to compete among themselves in a reality tv show. It just shows that singing has no end to it. You keep doing better and better. All are learners.
-Jo Jita Wahi Superstar(Star) - One talent hunt where all the singers who have been the creams in the various Singing talent hunts have been chosen and put into categories. It will bring out the best from them. Yet another indication , that the struggle is still on. - IT'S SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL. You get to see the old favourites again and also get a good demarcation between those chosen merely on the basis of votes - public sympathy-and not so talented. The best one will win.
- Rock 'N' Roll Family( Zee tv)- It is fun and as the name suggests, it's for the family.
-Rock the Dhunn( Zee tv)- Here there are no judges but the audience rates the singing talent and thier performance.
- Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass se Tez hain? - You'll surely doubt your intelligence after watching it.
- Mtv Roadies.5- It's actually going to end soon .
- Get Gorgeous and Channel V in search for the top 2 models who'll make it to Paris.
- Comdey Circus( Sony tv)
- Naya Roop Nayi Zindagi(Sony tv)- As the name suggets, you get a " naya roop" and a " nayi zindagi". It'll bring tears to the eyes.
So you see, there are so many shows that, one will forget about the daily soaps. Whatever it is, just have a look at all of them and take your pick. The whole week you'll be engaged and at the end of the day you'll have something to look forward to on the television apart from music, daily soaps and news.