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.
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.
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.
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!
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.