Cribb sent in by Vandana, a die hard Shahrukh fan!
What’s common between Kaun Banega Crorepati, Indian Idol, Kya aap Panchvi Pass se Tez Hain, 10 ka Dum, Big Boss ,Biggest looser Jeetega, Fear Factor, Nachch Baliye, Kahin na Kahin koi Hai…correct, they’re all primetime reality shows on Indian small screen.
Now guess what are these, Who wants to be a millionaire, American Idol, Are you smarter than a Fifth Grader, Power of Ten, Big Brother, Biggest Looser, Fear Factor, Strictly Come Dancing, Someone Somewhere… incorrect, they’re not just English names to our Desi Reality’s but are few of the most successful International shows.
It’s amazing to see how our Indian Tele producers rehash these popular shows for big buck.A league of copycats who’ve almost forgotten what creativity is all about.Though these shows may be licensed versions of the popular shows abroad, there could be some factor of originality by our desi brains. Not just the concept,the name, basic format, studio setting its all identical.
It’s like a wide spread epidemic in our country to imitate what is “Phoren”.
Whats with our ingenious mind banks, Siddhartha Basu, Ronnie Screwallas, Bharat Dhabolkar and the like…its time they started racking God’s gift to them…even Bhappi Da does it sometimes.
Look into the flip side of it, the double edged sword of the viewers opinion always hangs high! TRP’s which rule the game, have shown phenominal response to some of these shows. So guess jo bikta hai woh hi dikhta hai!! We cribbers can only hope to see some genuine swadesi stuff someday!! Till then enjoy watching Panchvi Pass Se Tez on SonyTV 8-9pm, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader on Star World 9-10pm, tonight. Any torture for love of Shahrukh and Salman!