From Shark Tank to The Kapil Sharma Show: Reality Television Show that would keep you hooked on SonyLIV
Where else can you get high drama with a twist than in a reality show? Reality shows enliven dramatic television, particularly in India, where we love real action, raw emotion, and a lot of masala. So, if reality tv shows hold the ultimate entertainment quotient for you, here is a list of reality shows you can watch on SonyLIV
Shark Tank India
This show took Indian television entertainment by storm. Launched in December 2021, Shark Tank India became an instant hit with prime-time viewers at home. The concept is simple, endeavouring Indian entrepreneurs face a panel of investors and pitch their business idea to raise funds. Unlike run-of-the-mill reality show where sentiments and personal life is overleveraged, Shark Tank India offers freshness where ingenuity and ideas are cherished with real-world warm stories. When you see entrepreneurs from all parts of India breaking age and gender barriers and offering solutions at the local level, it is inspiring.
Kaun Banega Crorepati
Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s name has been synonymous with this show. Along with Amitabh’s charm and entertainment quotient, the show’s success lies in the format initially introduced by the popular quiz show, “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?”. First, a contestant wins a quick-fire round played among fellow shortlisted contestants to earn a spot on the hot seat. Then the contestant starts with simple questions, with the questions becoming more and more difficult as he moves to higher cash rewards. As an aid, the contestant is also given lifelines like calling a friend, an audience poll, etc., to move ahead. No wonder the show is still a hit after so many years!
This format started in 2001 with the popular British television series Pop Idol. After being adapted worldwide, Indian Idol began its success story in 2004. The format is generic; it’s a reality singing competition where the participants progress forward with the help of audience votes. However, the success of this show lies in the emotional hooks built around participants’ lives and the support and encouragement bestowed by the judges. In addition, the quality of singers that the country has seen coming out of this show is worth praising. All of this leads to the fan following and the desire to be a contestant one day!
The Kapil Sharma Show
Kapil Sharma, also known as the ‘King of Comedy’, started The Kapil Sharma Show in 2016 and never looked back. Set around the Shantivan Non-Co-operative Housing Society, the show presents comedians like Sumona Chakravarti, Kiku Sharda, Chandan Prabhakar, Krushna Abhishek, Bharti Singh, and Rochelle Rao doing comic skits right before the celebrity interview. In the show’s second part, the guest Archana Puran Singh and Kapil Sharma welcome a popular celebrity for a fun-filled interaction. Watch the show for the wild antics and laughter ride.