Posted: 28 December 2010 at 4:39am | IP Logged
Soaps, reality shows hog prime time slot
The small screen was one potpouri of entertainment - from soaps to
reality shows, TV channels offered a variety of shows and audiences
didn't stick to any one genre.
From tearjerkers like "Uttran" to controversial reality show "Bigg Boss" to light-hearted comedy " Tarak Mehta Ka Oolta Show", they lapped up everything that guaranteed recreation.
IANS lists top shows on popular channels that got maximum eyeballs in 2010:
- " Uttran
": The story of friendship, love, jealousy and revenge on Colors got
the maximum eyeballs as the plot thickened with Tapasya, a conniving
rich spoilt brat, being exposed by her husband Vir Bundela and thrown
out of the house. Tapasya's hatred for her childhood friend Ichcha hit
the roof when Vir secretly married her. Their wedding is a major blow
to Tapasya's ego and she is hell bent on ruining their married life.
- " Na Aana Iss Des Laado
": Another female centric saga highlighting atrocities towards girl
child by Colors got maximum TRPs. Based in a village, the show focuses
on prejudices against the girl child and how women are exploited and
mistreated in the name of tradition.
- " Bigg Boss 4
": Colors hit bull's eye with the controversial reality show "Bigg Boss
4". The beginning was slow, but ever since loud mouth Dolly Bindra
entered the house and picked up fights with Shweta Tiwari, the show's
TRP went up and up. In fact, Dolly's screaming and shouting reached the
ears of the information and broadcasting ministry, which asked the
channel to shift it to the late night slot for being vulgar. Later the
intimacy between Pakistani actress Veena Malik and Bollywood actor
Ashmit Patel helped in luring viewers.
- " Kaun Banega Croreparti (KBC) 2010 ": Sony
TV had TRPs soaring with the fourth season of the game show that marked
the return of original host Amitabh Bachchan. The megastar connected
immediately with the fans thanks to his humility and humour while
interacting with participants who came from small towns to try their
luck in winning the prize money of Rs.50 million. None could get it,
but 27-year-old homemaker Rahat Tasleem from Jharkhand surprised
everyone by winning Rs.10 miillion. Her zeal and knowledge set an
example for viewers who became all the more fascinated with the show.
- " Dance India Dance (Season II)" and "Dance India Dance Little Masters":
Zee TV, which pioneered the satellite channels trend in the country,
scored high with two dance reality shows - the season two of "Dance
India Dance" (Season II) and "Dance India Dance Little Masters". The
electrifying performances kept the audiences hooked to the small
- " Pavitra Rishta
": Zee TV had another winner in the form of its daily soap "Pavitra
Rishta" that revolves around Manav (Sushant Singh Rajput) and Archana
(Ankita Lokhande) and their relationship. The on-screen chemistry of
Sushant and Ankita is such that people are drawn to the show.
- " Sasural Genda Phool
": STAR Plus that introduced saas-bahu sagas on the small screen took a
different route this year with "Sasural Genda Phool". The sweet and
simple story of a rich and modern girl Suhana (Ragini Khanna) who ends
up marrying a middle-class boy Ishaan (Jay Soni) came as a respite for
the audiences. Suhana's journey into a new life and her honest efforts
to adjust with her husband's conservative family not only won the
hearts of the audiences but also boosted the TRPs.
- " MasterChef India
": The cookery show was another master stroke by STAR Plus. Hosted by
Bollywood star Akshay Kumar, the kitchen drama saw cooks from various
parts of the country preparing the best recipes in limited time to win
the chef's cap. Lucknow's Pankaj Bhadouria's culinary expertise helped
her win the Rs.10 million prize money in the finale.
- " Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
": Known for making comedy shows, Sab TV continued to tickle the funny
bones of viewers with "Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah". The show is
still going strong thanks to the antics of Jethalal and his wife Daya.
- " Rahul Dhulaniya Le Jaayega
": For Imagine TV, reality show "Rahul Dhulaniya Le Jaayega" spelled
magic and at the end of the year the channel made it big with a unique
show called "Baba Aiso Var Dhoondo", which tells the story of a dwarf
girl and her parents' quest to find a life partner for her.
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