Sunday, January 15, 2012

How close are reality to reality shows?

Encashing on the popularity of reality shows and especially that thrill the audiences are taking centre stage. With Bigg Boss 5 of Colors just wrapped up where 14 celebrities were locked inside a house for three months, Star Plus has come up with the Indian version of US adventure reality show 'Survivor'. This show goes beyond the format of Khatron ke Khiladi as Survivor India has 22 contestants, 11 celebrities and 11 non-celebrities where the contestants are marooned on an island with almost nothing with them.

At the exotic islands of Caramoan, Philipines that are approximately 5000 kms away from India, contestants that include Payal Rohatgi, Shilpa Saklani, Abhinav Shukla, Rohit Narang, Jamnadas Majethia, Sylvester Rodgers, Sangram Singh and others are supposed to build their own shelters on the island where they are living with no civic amenities. A rat infested camp, fear of darkness and creepy insects, the life is really tough for the Survivor India contestants.

The thought of living without electricity, bathrooms and something as basic as a toothbrush is really scary. The contestants will also have to struggle for their food as well. The only thing available to eat is plain rice and coconut. Even salt is a luxury for the contestants. To earn luxuries like a fire-kit, peanuts and dal, the contestants will have to go through some rigorous challenges.

While some have started missing their families already, others can't stop cribbing about their hardships.
The format of the show sounds really interesting. Let's see if that can make up for the not too impressive lot of celebrities. So what do you think Survivor India can beat other popular reality shows like Bigg Boss, Roadies, Khatron Ke Khiladi, Big Switch, Swayamvar and others? And do you think its all for real?? Watch out Survivor India-Jo tikega, itihaas likhega on STAR Plus, Sat-Sun 9 pm.

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