Jul 102005
 

Finally went on in its new avtaar from the 4th of July at Film City. Studio number 10 is our home for the next 3 months atleast. It is from this studio that we daily make (executive produce) and transmit India’s first interactive game show of this nature.

studio 10 filmcity

Film City – Studio 10
To say the show is complex is an understatement. As we joke – we have enought high end computers and microchips – to launch the moon mission. There is redundancy built in for most things. It is too dangerous to do a live show without building in back ups. The thought itself gives me shivers. The only redundancy that seems to be difficult to build in is people. It is fascinating, that in a day and age where machines supplant people, this is one industry which is completely dependent on human expertise. The technology is merely a tool.

PCR
The Nerve Centre of the Show – The Programme Control Room (PCR)

So, what is different about this show.Well, it has the same simple questions that need responses. People still manage to get sitters wrong. Last weeks funniest answer was – fifty, the question was if a batsman in cricket scores a duck, how much does he make? The answer of course is zero – and we are supposed to be a cricket mad nation. The set is a whole lot bigger. So big that we can have a car on the set. And there are intelligent lights (not really but that’s what they are called) that mark the mood by changing colour (someone sitting in the PCR does that) and music that gives a bangra beat to the show. All of us have “jeeto jeeto jeeto” ringing in our ears.

set with car
A View of the Set

The overwhelming sensation in the studio is “chill” – the studio is cooled to around 18 degrees C. and you can see all of us with jackets and warmish clothing. Here is Mandira on a rehersal day!

madira
Mandira – rehersing in the cold.

More pics soon. But, for those of you who are trying to get through, here is a note from the channel:

Harini could you post this on your blog?
The number 190-24-24-90-90-01 is only available to MTNL and BSNL users.
Mobile users have to register by typing dial (space) their name (space) their city and SMS it to 9090
We get over 16 Lakh calls a day, so your chances of participation depend on you luck, as well as how many number of times you register. The greater the number of times you register, the greater your chances of being picked as one of the callers who get to participate in the show.

That figure just went up to 18 lakhs! Is TAM panicking – but that is matter for a different post:)

For those of you who want to catch the show – it is on Monday to Thursday at 8 p.m. on Sahara One.

  27 Responses to “Dial One aur Jeeto”

  1. Ok, I understand that creating a show is hard work, and I am no expert on producing shows, but if I may give a few suggestions/criticism – in a purely constructive tone?

    1) Mandira Bedi is just way too over the top, and comes across as very annoying – further I think she’s wasting precious screen time, and taking less calls. While Aman seems to go through loads of people, Mandira get’s only one or two. Now I don’t know if this is intentional, or if you have some market research to suggest that Mandira should be the way she is, this is just one blogger – and his associated family’s view.

    2) I notice that for some prizes you don’t mention the brand names? Why is that? Does that have to do with some promotional terms regarding brand display? I.e. for the mobile phone prize, we don’t know what brand it is. Being aware of this just makes trying for a prize that much more interesting. Leaving the brand name out intermittently leaves a a slightly negative feeling

    3) One last suggestion – ok again, your format works, and you’re successful, but just one more thing I have observed – again, I’m no expert on any of this, just a humble blogger, exploiting the opportunity of giving you feedback. Many people actually don’t try for the car if they get too many accumulated prizes on level 2 and 3. Maybe this isn’t a problem for you, and you’re happy with the way the show is going, but here’s an alternative format you might like to try out:

    After callers play and win in Level 1 you give people 2 choices:

    choice 1- Same as it is now, but you restrict people to level 3 – i.e. they are NOT allowed to play for the car at all (and if they lose level 3, they lose level 2 as well)

    choice 2 – They play for the car, and they get to keep the prizes at level 2, even if they lose level 3 or the Car.

    Have enjoyed watching your show thus far – and it is watched as far and wide as Hong Kong (I was recently there on vacation), where Sahara One is the sole free-to-air Indian channel available.
    Again, just my suggestions as a humble blogger!

  2. Hi Tarun
    tnx for watching and your feedback.
    the response from the audience in terms of show finetuning works very well indeed.
    i have passed on your suggestions to the channel.

    keep watching.

  3. and tarun, what the family feels about the show from home matters a whole lot more than what a whole bunch of television people dream up:)

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  5. plll call me at 2353033

  6. I am Divya from Delhi and my contact no. is 011-23842324. I am a daily viewer of your programme for last 3 months. Your programme is full of excitement. i also want to participate in your programme. but when i dial on ur telling NO.(1904424909001)i received this massage “this number is does not exist, please check the number u have dialed”. plz tell me full description for participating in your programme. i hope you would give me a chance. i want to prove myself. Thanks much. plz contact me soon @ 011-23842324.
    Divya

  7. hi i m a regular viewer of this programme n i m from kolkata. but mera number kabhi nahi laga.waise bhi kolkata walo ka number jyada lagta nahi asa kyon???
    plz send me a reply soon

  8. hi i m a regular viewer of this programme n i m from kolkata. but mera number kabhi nahi laga.waise bhi kolkata walo ka number jyada lagta nahi asa kyon???
    plz send me a reply soon

  9. hi ,
    I a regural wather of yr show but i ave few doughts as when we r registed u make call to us or we have to call u .if possible do send me mail or call me at 9412001155,mail : neetu_1974in @rediffmail.com.

  10. dail aur jeeto…. is not india’s first interative game show.Take time and watch regional channels they have similiar shows since ages.
    MIND IT.

  11. HI

  12. hi i m a regular viewer of this programme n i m from punjab. but mera number kabhi nahi laga.waise bhi punjab walo ka number jyada lagta nahi asa kyon???
    plz send me a reply soon my email id jassijaswinder2000@yahoo.com

  13. HOW TO PROCEED AFTER MAKING A CALL AT 1904424909001?WILL I HAVE TO WAIT & HOLD THE CALL FORMY TURN OR SOMETHING OTHER.PLS TELL ME .I AM EAGERLY WAITING FOR MY TURN ON DIAL ONE AUR JEETO.

  14. PLS GIVE PROCEDURE FOR PARTICIPATION?

  15. i havent got my price
    my cell:9884455363

  16. My mother KAVITA AGARWAL from farrukhabad won around a month back in the episode of DIAL ONE AUR JEETO.She won all the prizes except the car.After winning the prizes she was given a code and told that the channel people shall be calling her to get the adress and then within a month the prizes shall be delivered.

    Over 40 days have passed and no contact has been made from the channel.Is this programme a HOAX just to gain popularity.

    My landline no. is 05692-225522(U.P.)

  17. My mother KAVITA AGARWAL from farrukhabad won around a month back in the episode of DIAL ONE AUR JEETO.She won all the prizes except the car.After winning the prizes she was given a code and told that the channel people shall be calling her to get the adress and then within a month the prizes shall be delivered.

    Over 40 days have passed and no contact has been made from the channel.Is this programme a HOAX just to gain popularity.

    My landline no. is 05692-225522(U.P.)

  18. Hi ,I am pawan Kumar from Mahendergarh.I participated in the game show on 14th of september as the winner of sms quiz and won the first level prizes with other collected from last participants.I didnot get the prizes. If u dont want to give the prizes , You can declare it on the show, we are happy and we will not claim . I have claimed through letter but i didnot get any response. My cell no. is 9416089858

  19. Hi ,I am pawan Kumar from Mahendergarh.I participated in the game show on 14th of september as the winner of sms quiz and won the first level prizes with other collected from last participants.I didnot get the prizes. If u dont want to give the prizes , You can declare it on the show, we are happy and we will not claim . I have claimed through letter but i didnot get any response. I was also given a passcode , now the time expires and game show is ready to lapse the prizes. Enjoy the prizes .My cell no. is 9416089858
    My e-mail id is pawan_bhadu@yahoo.com

  20. To,
    Sahara India Mass Communication (Dial One Aur Jeeto)
    Dear Sir
    I am a regular viewer of this programme. I had tried very hard to get in the programme and was dialing almost every day in Oct / Nov 05. You can check from your record, my tel no 25395090.
    However when you started Six sets of SMS questions to be answered within the one hour of the programme time.
    I did answered the questions by SMS on September 27, 28,29 and Oct 3,4,5,6,10,11,12,13and 17. Hereafter words I had stopped because upto this date you eere giving price money by sharing the amount equally to all the participants whose answers are correct and from 17th onwards you have changed the scheme and you started selecting the winner by lottery.
    However I have not got my prize money till date for above dates. I was checking my answers and they were all correct.
    I used following mobile numbers
    1. 9890310051 this belong to my son when the card was post paid.
    2. 9860252424 this belong to my son when the card was canged to pre paid.
    3. 9860117946 this belong to my wife.
    Only one cell was used out of above. I do not know on which date which was used, but as a family one of these was used.
    The name of my son is – Rupin Kamat.
    The name of my wife is Amita Kamat.
    My address is – 7 Bora Landmark, 5 Krishna Colony, Lane No 10 Paramhans Nagar, Paud Road, Kothrud, Pune 411038.
    May I request you to look into this and let me know the details and status.
    Thanking you,
    With Best Regards,
    Pradip Kamat.

  21. To,
    Sahara India Mass Communication (Dial One Aur Jeeto)
    Dear Sir
    I am a regular viewer of this programme. I had tried very hard to get in the programme and was dialing almost every day in Oct / Nov 05. You can check from your record, my tel no 25395090.
    However when you started Six sets of SMS questions to be answered within the one hour of the programme time.
    I did answered the questions by SMS on September 27, 28,29 and Oct 3,4,5,6,10,11,12,13and 17. Hereafter words I had stopped because upto this date you eere giving price money by sharing the amount equally to all the participants whose answers are correct and from 17th onwards you have changed the scheme and you started selecting the winner by lottery.
    However I have not got my prize money till date for above dates. I was checking my answers and they were all correct.
    I used following mobile numbers
    1. 9890310051 this belong to my son when the card was post paid.
    2. 9860252424 this belong to my son when the card was canged to pre paid.
    3. 9860117946 this belong to my wife.
    Only one cell was used out of above. I do not know on which date which was used, but as a family one of these was used.
    The name of my son is – Rupin Kamat.
    The name of my wife is Amita Kamat.
    My address is – 7 Bora Landmark, 5 Krishna Colony, Lane No 10 Paramhans Nagar, Paud Road, Kothrud, Pune 411038.
    May I request you to look into this and let me know the details and status.
    Thanking you,
    With Best Regards,
    Pradip Kamat.

  22. To,
    Sahara India Mass Communication (Dial One Aur Jeeto)
    Dear Sir
    I am a regular viewer of this programme. I had tried very hard to get in the programme and was dialing almost every day in Oct / Nov 05. You can check from your record, my tel no 25395090.
    However when you started Six sets of SMS questions to be answered within the one hour of the programme time.
    I did answered the questions by SMS on September 27, 28,29 and Oct 3,4,5,6,10,11,12,13and 17. Hereafter words I had stopped because upto this date you eere giving price money by sharing the amount equally to all the participants whose answers are correct and from 17th onwards you have changed the scheme and you started selecting the winner by lottery.
    However I have not got my prize money till date for above dates. I was checking my answers and they were all correct.
    I used following mobile numbers
    1. 9890310051 this belong to my son when the card was post paid.
    2. 9860252424 this belong to my son when the card was canged to pre paid.
    3. 9860117946 this belong to my wife.
    Only one cell was used out of above. I do not know on which date which was used, but as a family one of these was used.
    The name of my son is – Rupin Kamat.
    The name of my wife is Amita Kamat.
    My address is – 7 Bora Landmark, 5 Krishna Colony, Lane No 10 Paramhans Nagar, Paud Road, Kothrud, Pune 411038.
    May I request you to look into this and let me know the details and status.
    Thanking you,
    With Best Regards,
    Pradip Kamat.

  23. dear sir, i am regularly playing dial one and jeeto and sms for viewers fprize in the initial scheme which is closed i was right several times and i had confirmed the same on the next day. but i have not received any sharing prize cheque so kindly find out as towhat is the exact prociere
    my mobile no is 9819719898

  24. thank you sahara pariwar
    Ihave got my price
    thankyou
    yourfaithful
    jatinbhandari

  25. SIR,
    IT IS MORE THAN FOUR MONTHS THAT I HAVE WON THE VIEWER’S PRIZE OF 50000 BUT NO COMMUNICATION FROM SAHARA ONE .I HAVE CONTACTED THE FOLLOWING PERSONS
    1 CHANDA KADAM
    2RAJIV
    3JAY
    4PURENEDNU BOSE
    5LISA
    5JASDEEP
    6KUMMED CHAUDAHARY
    BUT NO PROPER ANSWER WAS GIVEN TO ME . I THINK IT IS HOAX AND A CASE OF MASS CHEATING.
    THANK YOU SIR

  26. My mother KAVITA AGARWAL from farrukhabad won in the episode of DIAL ONE AUR JEETO dated 18th oct 2005. She won all the prizes except the car.We contacted you all many times we were asked to FAX the PAN card no.We have done that also.Till this date 27 th JAN which means over 4 months we have not heard from you nor have recieved the prizes.

    My landline no. is 05692-225522(U.P.)
    Cell: 09822316622.

  27. To
    Sahara One Pariwar
    Im you the daily watcher Of dail one aur jeeto
    but im not able to get a chance plssssssssss
    give me an chance My ph:- 09884408885

    From
    Nishant bhandari
    Form Chennai

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