Has KBC lost its sheen?

Despite many new features, the current season of Kaun Banega Crorepati looks rather meh.

We have been religiously following the latest season of reality game show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ and have not been impressed with it. Yeah, the prize money is indeed huge (a whopping Rs 7 crore), there are added lifelines and a twist in ‘Fastest Finger First’, but despite these innovations the show looks rather blah.

Even Amitabh Bachchan’s booming baritone and smashing suits can’t keep us interested in this show. He is brilliant, no doubt. But his charisma ends when a contestant’s game begins. The new set is dazzling, much like Big B’s funky shows and quirky sense of style. But these aren’t enough to bind the nation that has limited tolerance levels.

When the first season came out, there was mayhem everywhere as everybody started shutting shops and rushing back home to watch the Indian version of ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’. Roads wore an empty look and daily soaps saw a sudden fall in the TRPs. In fact, even the then-Friday releases failed to set the BO on fire, thanks to Sr Bachchan’s magnetic personality and the novelty of the show. In its current season, it almost looks jaded with a forced attempt to  doll it up for the viewers.

We don’t know at what point during the seasons the show lost its sheen and we our interest, but we do know that even rags-to-riches sagas will not stir us up to watch this program. There are definitely going to be ‘I am-playing-for-charity’ Bollywood stars, ‘I-am-playing-for-the-society’ politicians and the like on the show to jazz it up a bit. Knowing how scripted those ‘starry’ episodes feel, we are so going to give it a royal miss. If Bacchan saheb can fail to be a crowd-puller, what hope does reality TV have? Or is this show a case of the host being bigger than the product itself, which is taking away from the whole program?

This is what we think about the show, but what about you? Do you think it’s as good as the older versions or is lackluster and boring? Shout out to us in the comments section below! 

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