News makers of 2008 -The award goes to...

Here is Telly Buzz presenting our awards to the News makers of 2008...

Thursday, January 01, 2009 | 5:37:36 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
 44 Comments | By

2008 has been a particularly exciting year for the small screen, save the last couple of months, with terror strikes and television workers' strike hitting viewers badly.

Here is Telly Buzz presenting awards to the News makers of 2008:

The 'axe which fell too soon on us award' goes to Indrani and Peter Mukerjea's 9X. The first of the general entertainment channels to take off in 2008, while the news and music arms of 9X did pretty well on the TRP charts, the entertainment quotient left a lot to be desired. They promised the magic of the navrasas, but none of the juices agreed with the viewers' palate.

The 'finally we belled the cat award' goes to Star Plus for having the guts and the gumption to say, 'Aur nahin bas aur nahin' to three of Ekta Kapoor's K-soaps. That they got in Kiran Bedi's Aap Ki Kachehri to fill Tulsi Virani's shoes, has still left the industry pundits and the carping couch potatoes wondering about their programming strategies.

The 'I will rise from the dead award' goes to Maa Ekta Kapoor. 2008 wasn't particularly lucky for Jeetu's daughter. If her mega ambitious take on Mahabharat had critics and the masses frothing at the mouth, Bheeshma with a six pack, Draupadi in a sexy Manish Malhotra creation and the five insipid (non) actors strutting around as Pandavas failed to woo the viewers. That it also proved to be one of the nails in the coffin of 9X didn't make it easy either for the Mukerjeas. But this could just be the calm before the storm. Kapoor's detractors still have faith in her and her loyalists are waiting for that one 'Eureka' moment from her.

The 'hardly stirred viewers' imagination award' goes to Sameer Nair and Co. When the KBC man beckoned everyone for the launch of NDTV Imagine, everyone turned up. Big production houses, interesting story concepts, a competent creative team and the halo of past successes which Nair carried with him didn't stop the channel from being a nice-but-not-enough viewing option.

The 'divine intervention which TV programming could do with award' goes to the combined successes of Imagine's Ramayan and COLORS’ Jai Shree Krishna. The mythos were back and how!!

The 'colors that painted the TV canvas the brightest award' goes to COLORS. Everything we hadn't expected from this channel made it not only a winner on the TRP firmament, but with success of shows like Fear Factor – Khatron Ke Khiladi and Balika Vadhu, they rewrote TV viewing rules.

The 'balika who pulled the rug off Tulsi and Co's feet award' goes to Anandi urf Avika Gor. The child bride of Balika Vadhu not only taught a thing or two of acting to our prime time primadonnas, but the fact that she also ruled the TRP charts with her show and forced Tulsi to shut shop, truly makes her victory special.

The 'seasons which failed to change the TV weather award' goes to shows like Bigg Boss, Nach Baliye, Indian Idol, Sa Re Ga Ma and Voice of India. None of these shows could bring back the magic, new judges didn't help, neither did gimmicks and controversies and last but not the least, all these shows seem to have outlived their TV stay…for viewers as of now were just not interested in who won and who lost…

The 'reality which bit too hard award' goes to Raja Chowdhury. His separation from wife Shweta Tiwari to his near-victory in Bigg Boss to his run-ins with law after coming out of the Bigg Boss house took a toll on Rajaji as he's learning to keep his anger in check with psychiatric help.

The 'Bollywood overdose award' goes to all the denizens of Bollywood who crowded our TV sets either as judges of reality shows, celebrity guests and what not!!!

The 'big TV debut which wasn't big enough award' goes to Salman Khan. He did everything possible with his avatar of a janta ka dost in Dus Ka Dum but alas, he couldn't do to Sony what Bachchan did a few years ago to Star Plus.

Finally an 'our sympathies are with you award' for the couch potatoes who put up with the onslaught of reality shows, mediocre soaps, substandard acting and everything that TV makers and channels dished out in the name of entertainment in the year gone by.

Author: Kshama Rao
Banner and Picture credit: Shagun

User Rating Rating(30 Votes)
*Shruti*, smart amy girl, Sangam786, --Princess--, Ambylicious, ~*puja*~, self.protrait, ta33, HPCRAZY, radhika_21, arabian_love, princezna, ShadowKisses, rupalip, hindu4lyf, taibaaa, HobbitButt, luv_pavi, umi82990, -DulceMaria-, -aditi-, Cute_Tulip, yipee, pop77, sweet_shagun, Ishan., Faraan92, SecretKhabri420

Share On :

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on WhatsApp

To stay updated with similiar articles follow

Related News

User Comments & Ratings

Join India Forums for free to comment on this story. Have an account already? Use Quick Login to comment.
Dear Readers,
  • Please do not use derogatory comments in reply to the stories published on Telly Buzz, India-Forums.
  • The credibility of the site matter to us, and the comments in bad taste tend to invariably hurt the actors/production house/channel etc.
  • So kindly, refrain from creating an unhealthy atmosphere for all, and keep your comments constructive.
  • Also, please use the Rate It button if you want to just thank the author for posting the story.



Posted on: 12 September 2010 at 3:37pm
Shweta tiwari rockzzzLove u alooooooooooooooooooooooot shweta..!!!

Report Abuse
Posted on: 14 February 2009 at 3:25am
hahahhhaha lolz funni post! :D nyc awards! :D

Report Abuse
Posted on: 21 January 2009 at 12:23pm
great postthanks for teh wonderful post and so much info.

Report Abuse
Posted on: 20 January 2009 at 3:12am
thanxx 4 da article

Report Abuse
Posted on: 11 January 2009 at 3:12am
Thanks :)they truly are the newsmakers thanks for the article and nice banner but you can still do MUCH BETTER shagu :)

Report Abuse
Posted on: 08 January 2009 at 3:46am
great award to great ppl....!!!hehehe.....thanx

Report Abuse
Posted on: 05 January 2009 at 11:26am
The award for the nach baliye and the raja chaudry is PERFECT !

Good one, IF.

Report Abuse
Posted on: 05 January 2009 at 10:05am
thanks 4 article.................................................

Report Abuse
Posted on: 03 January 2009 at 4:45am
i love reality shows and i love acting of telly stars and so i give back the sympathy award :)

Report Abuse
Posted on: 02 January 2009 at 3:18pm
thanks for the article !!!
RAMAYAN on NDTV imagine & JAI SHRI KRISHNA on colors totally ROCK !!!!!

I AM really happy wth the awards given to ekta kapoor ,all her shows super suck & super boring ,unethical & cheap type !!!!! she even didnot spared MAHABHARAT !!!!!

Report Abuse

Tellybuzz Creative Cocktail Articles Index

Disclaimer: All Logos and Pictures of various Channels, Shows, Artistes, Media Houses, Companies, Brands etc. belong to their respective owners, and are used to merely visually identify the Channels, Shows, Companies, Brands, etc. to the viewer. Incase of any issue please contact the webmaster.

Popular Channels :
Star Plus | Zee TV | Sony TV | Colors TV | SAB TV | Life OK

Quick Links :
Top 100 TV Celebrities | Top 100 Bollywood Celebs | About Us | Contact Us | Advertise | Forum Index