Titan Antakshari was an Indian game show which was based on music. The show was hosted by Himani Kapoor and Sunil Pal. Sunil pal was brought in to the show to make people laugh and Himani gave the show a good touch of music. The team members and think tank had chosen the hosts perfectly as they were different from one another and that made the show very popular. The think tank behind the show also brought on the famous daughters-in-law of Zee TV that time in Bani, Saloni and Vidya originally named Prachi, Rajshree and Divyanka respectively. Each Team was named differently. The teams were Saloni ke Deewane, Bani ke Parwane and Vidya ke Mastane. Each team contained 10 members along with the main member.
Among the 10 members, there were many musical celebrities who lightened up the show. The show had been decorated with cricket and music as the cricket world cup was approaching when the show was created. Every team member had three chances in their 1st, 2nd and 3rd innings and then their total score were added to the team tally. The set was the cricket field in the show where the teams battled and the innings were considered as musical rounds. The war was named Elan-E-Jung. The musical war went on for 13 weeks where the three beautiful ladies competed against each other continuously.
The winning team was decided to be crowned as Titan Antakshari- The world Champions. After numerous battles, the three teams had their 8 members eliminated and thus they were left with only two members. Three beautiful ladies were unable to make it to the Finale from their respective teams. Sharad and Keerti qualified from Saloni ke Deewane, Sachita and her father qualified from Bani ke Parwane, Rajesh and Jignesh qualified from Vidya ke Mastane. The grand final was dazzled with the Qawaali performance of the three beautiful ladies. Singers like Bappi Lahiri also performed on the show and endorsed it more. The winner was selected by the highest number process also audience voted for their favorite team. Finally, the moment came when the winner was announced.
Saloni ke Deewane became 1st on the show. Vidya ke Mastane and Bani ke Parwane were announced 2nd and 3rd respectively. Thus the creative show came to an end after 13 successful weeks and multiple rounds with a lot of innings. But it was the end of 1st season. The show went on for their 2nd season and after the 2nd season was also successful they made an attempt for the 3rd season and also ended the 3rd season successfully.
The show was rated highly for its procedure and the audience liked it very much. The show did a good business on the TRP market too.
Prachi Desai, Divyanka Tripathi and Rajshree played important roles in the 1st season to develop the show and they were accepted by the viewer’s very well as they were very popular at that time. The fun loving Sunil Pal and the gorgeous and great singer Himani Kapoor were also rated highly.
The show was premiered on 8 January 2007 and it ended after completing 15 successful episodes. The show ended on 18th March 2007 when the winner was decided. The show was broadcasted on Zee TV.
Another Version Of This Show
Antakshari is a musical game played in every household. This game was telecasted on Zee TV, every Friday. This show aired in the year 1993. The first anchors of this show were Annu Kapoor and Pallavi Joshi. The show was called Sansui Antakshari while it had just started, but later on, the show became famous with the name Titan Antakshari in the next season. The anchors of the show are also different now. Anchors Himani Kapoor along with Sunil Pal, host the current season. The show is based on the music of Bollywood. It contained three teams that had to face the various musical challenges to win the episode.
One of the tasks is to guess the song just by hearing to the instrumental tune of that song. The teams need to press the buzzer and guess the song. If you could guess correctly, then you will have to sing about two or three lines of that song with your partner, and you will get plus points for that. But even after pressing the buzzer, you couldn’t guess the right song then your points will decrease. There was another game in which all the teams will have to pick out a chit from the glass bowl. Whatever word is given in the chit, using that particular word the participant will have to sing a song.
The interesting thing was that each team is given a title like; ‘Mastane’, ‘Deewane’ and ‘Parwane’. The show earned huge fan following and popularity. The two hosts of the show, Annu Kapoor and Pallavi Joshi gained fame. Annu Kapoor’s real name is Anil Kapoor, but he preferred using the other name as a screen name. He has been a prominent part of the Bollywood and television industry. He has hosted many other games show on small screen but is remembered for this particular show, ‘Antakshari’.
Filmfare gave him the award for the supporting actor and his contribution in the movie ‘Vicky Donor’, introducing Ayushmann Khurrana and Yami Gautam. He also received the National Film Award for the same movie. At present, he is running a show on Big FM titled, ‘Suhana Safar with Annu Kapoor’. The show takes you on the nostalgic ride where he shares the untold stories of the film industry. He rewinds the Golden Era of Bollywood, by playing some sweet melodies. The show is got a perfect tagline, ‘Filmy Duniya Ki Kahi Unkahi Baatein’.
Another Version Of This Story:
India had the tradition of the reality show from the 20th century. In the mind of the people, there was some show which remembers them in their old age as well. The Antakshari was one of the shows. It had started in the year 1993. At that time, the concept of reality shows was rare. Zee TV has launched the Antakshari show, and the show became a success. The viewers also gave their love to the show and due to this reason, the show has done 15 seasons on the television screen. We used to play Antakshari in our leisure time or for the purpose of entertainment.
The concept of this game brought into reality. The channel has done some changes in the Antakshari. They had used the clues for the identification of the song. Sometimes, the lyric was played to identify the song. In this show, the competition was among the three teams namely Diwaane, Parvane, and Mastane. In this team, the participants were couples. This show was broadcasted every Friday on Zee TV. The host of the show was Annu Kapoor and Pallavi Joshi. The pair has rocked the stage. They had grabbed the attention with their skill and, the perfect humour timing. This pair has hosted the show from 1993 to 2005.
Annu Kapoor, the winner of the National Film Award has kept the attraction of the people for the show. The consistency of his performance and coordination with the other members helped the show and his career to grow well in the industry. Good coordination exists between them. In the mid of the time, Rajeshwari Sachdev was the co-host for the show. This show was created by the Gajendra Singh. The concept of the show depended on the Indian classical songs.
The theme of the show was the same from the starting year to 2005. Later, the show has changed its concept and name as well. Antakshari is now with some new changes. It has cast three teams under the finalist of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs, and some round was kept intact. The new Antakshari was hosted by the Himani Kapoor and Sunil Pal. If you wish to catch the episodes of the Antakshari, then open up your browser. It is available on the internet for your entertainment.
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