(Last Updated on : 11-02-2014)
Indian reality shows are the trump cards of the producers of the television industry, which are a welcome break from the monotony experienced by the regular television viewers, who are bored of the melodramatic television soaps and serials. From the urge for something new the idea of reality shows sprang up. Simultaneously they generate good revenues for television industry and create a very good platform for thousands who want to achieve great things in their field of interests. The popularity of the Indian reality shows lies in the fact that these are short termed yet these present the perfect dose of entertainment. The characters that are part of the Indian reality shows are for real. As a result it becomes easy for the audiences to relate to the participants.
The Indian reality shows flourished itself in various fields such as singing, dancing
, comedy, quiz, modelling, hard core stunts and many other talents. The exciting amount of prize which has hardly been assumed by the common people made a marked difference in the popularity of the Indian reality shows. The presence of popular celebrities has also contributed in raising interest of the common mass. 'Kaun Banega Crorepati', 'Amul Star Voice of India
', 'Boogie Woogie', 'Big Boss', 'Comedy Circus', 'Dadagiri Unlimited', 'Dance Bangla Dance', 'Emotional Atyachar', 'Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi
', 'Indian Idol
', 'Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain?', 'MasterChef India', 'MTV
Roadies', 'Sacch ka Saamna', 'Satyamev Jayate' are some of the numerable Indian television reality shows.
Indian Games TV Reality Shows
Television reality shows which are associated with numerous kinds of games are some of the most popular shows in the country, since they involve a large variety of activities and games. Shows like 'Bournvita Quiz Contest
', Kaun Banega Crorepati, 'Deal Ya No Deal', 'Didi No.1', 'Fear Factor India', Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi, 'Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao', 'Jodi Number One', 'Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega', 'Arre Deewano Mujhe Pehchano', 'Baazi Kiski', '10 ka Dum', 'Idea Zee Cinestars', 'India's Best Dramabaaz', 'Kaho Na Yaar Hai' are the Indian game shows.
Music TV Reality Shows
There are several music reality shows which are excellent platforms for budding singers and musicians
to exhibit their talents, in front of professional and renowned singers. Reality shows like 'Antakshari - The Great Challenge', 'Bathroom Singer', Indian Idol, 'Indian Idol Junior', Amul Star Voice of India, 'Fame Gurukul
', 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa
', 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li'l Champs' are some musical shows which are immensely popular.
Dance TV Reality Shows
Like music reality shows, there exist certain interesting dance television reality shows which motivate dancers
to follow their dreams. Some of the famous dance reality shows include several episodes of Dance Bangla Dance, 'Dance India Dance', 'Dhee Ultimate Dance Show', 'Jhalak Dikhhla Ja', 'Just Dance', 'Nach Baliye', 'Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan
' and many more.
Comedy TV Reality Shows
Viewers are greatly of the Indian comedy
shows, which make many families roll with laughter, thanks to the hilarious jokes of the skilled comedians
and the comments of the judges present in the show. 'Laugh India Laugh', Comedy Circus, 'The Great Indian Comedy Show', 'The Great Indian Laughter Challenge', 'Comedy ka Maha Muqabla', 'Best of Laugh India Laugh', etc. are only a few of the various types of comedy reality television shows in the country, which are in high demand.
Other TV Reality Shows
Viewers would come across a wide variation of reality television shows while surfing their television channels, and Indian documentary television series are renowned for their extremely high television rating points or 'TRPS'. Reality television programmes like Big Boss, 'Big Boss 4
', 'Big Boss 5
', 'Big Boss 7', 'Big Boss Bangla' which make it mandatory for participants to spend a certain period of time in an enclosed space, amidst several competitions also make an interesting watch. Other reality shows like 'CID', 'Crime Patrol', 'India's Got Talent', 'Police Files', MTV Roadies, 'MTV Splitsvilla', and much more, are also popular. 'Satyamev Jayate' is yet another reputed television reality show hosted by Indian actor Amir Khan, whose second season is scheduled to kick-start from 2nd March, 2014.
The concept of Khatron ke Khiladi has came from Foreign show Fear Factor. It is the show that is intended to overcome various phobias related to height, insects, water
and so on. The risky and dangerous stunts are being performed by the participants. MTV Roadies is a youth-based popular reality television show on MTV India. It has elements like travel, adventure, drama
with a touch of voyeurism.
The Indian reality shows make the most of the emotional quotient of the viewers. However, not all the shows have been equally successful. Whilst some of the Indian reality shows achieved unprecedented success, others were rejected by the viewers despite being hosted by the celebrities. Another reason for the popularity of the reality shows is that these are the only alternatives to the melodramatic daily soaps. Moreover they are more believable than the episodes of the daily soaps which have somehow reached a saturation point. The Indian reality shows have also been consistently successful in offering a wide variety.