Kaun Banega Crorepati: From quiz show to chat show

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 6 Oct 2017 5:52 AM GMT

Kaun Banega Crorepati : From quiz show to chat show
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Mumbai: It could be the TRP-subjugated or just plain and simple change of format , the 9th season of 'Kaun Banega Crorepati', the game-changing knowledge-based game show, hosted by megastar Amitabh Bachchan, has become lesser of a quiz show and more a chat show.

More than 60-minute of prime time show has hardly 10-11 questions being taken up while most of the time the host is seen busy trying to peep into the lives of contestants, not palatable all the time. May be it tends to enrich TRP quotient but the very purpose of the quiz show is challenged this way.

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As example, on Thursday night show, the contestant from Bhopal was given too much of talking time, so much so that his wife was brought online only to say her husband 'I love you' on national television. "Let us accept the fact that it is just another prime time programme hinges upon the populism and advertising revenue rather than anything else,'' Sakshi Chaubey, a young girl opines.

While in the earlier seasons, we have seen that the priority was given to the game but, in the on-going season, interaction between the contestants and the host is being seen more. Another feature which has creeped in this time has been the clever publicity of various government schemes and of leaders, at times.

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All About KBC Season 9:

  • A 16 question format, where the first 10 questions are timed (45 seconds for the first five questions and 60 seconds for the following five questions).
  • In order to play the 16th question, the contestant must give up all remaining lifelines and the right to walk away after answering the 10th question correctly.
  • The 50:50 lifeline replaced Double Dip and the Three Wise Men lifeline was replaced by the Plus One (from the United States version), Video-A-friend instead of the old Phone-A-Friend.
  • The winners will get the prize money directly in their account instead of getting a huge cheque. A life-line Jodidaar has been introduced, wherein the participant can bring along a partner to join him/her on the hot seat.

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  • A 16 question format, where the first 10 questions are timed (45 seconds for the first five questions and 60 seconds for the following five questions).
  • In order to play the 16th question, the contestant must give up all remaining lifelines and the right to walk away after answering the 10th question correctly.
  • The 50:50 lifeline replaced Double Dip and the Three Wise Men lifeline was replaced by the Plus One (from the United States version), Video-A-friend instead of the old Phone-A-Friend.
  • The winners will get the prize money directly in their account instead of getting a huge cheque. A life-line Jodidaar has been introduced, wherein the participant can bring along a partner to join him/her on the hot seat.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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