Posted: 06 April 2008 at 12:45pm | IP Logged
Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hai?
School kids will have lot of fun, but will also practice moral restraint when they see their elders restoring to cheating on Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hai?. It's a television game show featuring Shah Rukh Khan and is based on the international Mark Burnett format Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader' in which grade-school level questions are put to adults. But here, the adults are not to be blamed; the format allows them to cheat without fear.
The Rules of the Game
Each game is played by an individual contestant, who is presented with the chance to win up to Rupees 5 Crore by answering questions taken from the syllabus of a fifth grade level or lower. The contestant is presented with 10 subject cards, which he may answer in the order of his choice. Each correct answer moves the contestant higher up the ladder of money values. If a contestant answers all 10 questions correctly, he is given the chance to answer an 11th question which on answering correctly will get him Rupees 5 Crore.
The Money Tree
Each time a question is answered, the contestant must 'confirm' the answer by saying it out loud. As each new question is read, the contestant is given the option to drop out with the amount of money currently in his bank. If the contestant chooses to answer the question, but gives the wrong answer, he walks away with nothing (during questions 1-5) or with Rs. 200000 (question 6 or later).
The above mechanism varies on the 11th question, if the contestant should reach it. The 11th question is drawn from a separate pool of five fifth-grade questions. However, unlike previous questions, the contestant must commit to answering or walking away, based on subject alone—he will not be allowed to hear the question before making his decision.
Cheating is fun
The contestant is also provided three cheats to use over the course of the round. All of these cheats involve his classmates, which is a group of children seated on stage who are answering the same questions as the contestant.
Every two questions, a new classmate joins the contestant and becomes his teammate for those two questions. The contestant can use his cheats at any time during the first 10 questions.
The three lifelines
Taank Jhaank: Here, the contestant has the opportunity to review his current teammate's answer before submitting his own.
Nakal: Here, the contestant may opt not to answer the question at all, but rather, let his current teammate answer for him. Unlike the 'copy your classmate' cheat, in this instance, the contestant may not reject his teammate's answer, but is stuck with it.
Bachao: This cheat is triggered automatically if the contestant gives a wrong answer. If the contestant's current partner turns out to have the correct answer, the contestant is then saved.
The only instance in which two cheats can be used on the same question is if the contestant opts for Taank Jhaank, rejects the kid's correct answer, gives a wrong answer himself, and is then saved by the kid. Other than this one scenario, the cheats must necessarily be used individually.
The twist in the game
If the contestant makes it to the 11th and final question, he must tackle that question without help, even if he has not used his cheats.
Upon leaving the game either by quitting, or answering incorrectly, the contestant must profess to the camera, "I'm not smarter than a fifth grader."
While the kids will have fun watching the elders admitting that they are not smarter than a fifth grader; elders will be put to a lot of embarrassment. Finally, kids are going to have good time learning and elders will have to brush up their primary school knowledge. So, stay tuned this summer for Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hai? only on Star Plus.