Coke Studio MTV is a type of reality show which showcases live studio-recorded musical performances by several artists. It combines music of all type from Hindustani, Indian Folk, and Carnatic, to contemporary pop, rock, hip-hop music. It started telecasting on 17 June 2011 at 7 pm on MTV India. It is created by MTV India, and The Coca-Cola Company, and is based on Coke Studio Brazil. Chandrashekhar and
Samar Khan were the executive producers. It had a total of 10 episodes, each one hour long. In each episode, around 6 songs were featured which had different genres, and some were even created for the show only. It was a weekly show. The last episode featured the best one of the entire season.
First episode of the show consisted of 7 songs. ‘Bichua’ was sung by
Sunidhi Chauhan & Mousam Gogoi, ‘Chadta Suraj’ was sung by Sabri Brothers & K.K., ‘Hoo’ was sung by
Harshdeep Kaur, ‘O Maaji Re’ was sung by Saurav Moni & Shaan, ‘Tip Top’ was sung by Khagan Gogoi &
Shankar Mahadevan, ‘Vethalai’ was sung by Chinna Ponnu &
Kailash Kher, and finally ‘Yaar Basainda’ was sung by Mathang &
The Second episode had 5 songs. ‘Allah Hi Rehem’ was sung by Shankar Mahadevan, ‘Dheere Dheere’ by Megha Sriram Dalton, ‘Jiya Laage Na’ by
Akriti Kakkar, Megha Dalton, Khagen Gogoi, & Shankar Mahadevan, ‘Mehrmaa’ by Akriti Kakkar & Shankar Mahadevan, and ‘Path Kai Paare Hoi’ by Khagen Gogoi.
Episode 3 included ‘Jhakki Dil’ by Lesle Lewis, Divya, Mousam, & Sunidhi Chauhan, ‘Maula Maula/ Angel’ by Rabani, Murtuza, Qadir, & Divya, ‘Tu Mane Ya Na Mane’ by
Wadali Brothers, ‘Chitthiye (Heena)’ by Wadali brothers & Sunidhi Chauhan, and ‘Kadiyan Aa Mil Jaye Yaar’ by Bondo, Mousam Gogoi, & Wadali Brothers.
Episode 4 of the show had ‘Tere Naam’ by Lesle Lewis,
Shruti Pathak, Papon, Sanjeev Thomas, Chinna Ponnu, & Kailash Kher, ‘Indian Jaadu’ by Chinna Ponnu & Sanjeev Thomas, ‘Dilruba’ & ‘Piya Ghar Aavenge’ by Naresh, Paresh & Kailash Kher, and ‘Pak Pak (Bihu Naam) by Papon.
Episode 5 had ‘Tere Bin Main’ by Lesle Lewis,
Raghu Dixit, Divya Lewis,
Parthiv Gohil, Ustad Rashid Khan,
Bombay Jayashri, &
Richa Sharma, ‘Hey Bhagwan’ by Raghu Dixit, ‘Aao Na Gale Lagao Na’ by Parthiv Gohil & Divya Lewis, ‘Aaj Koi Jogee Aave’ by Ustad Rashid Khan & Richa Sharma, ‘Aesian Nighawan and Paluke Bangara’ by Bombay Jayashri & Richa Sharma, and ‘Katyayini’ by Ustad Rashid Khan & Bombay Jayashri.
Episode 6 had ‘O Aaj Kehne Bhi Na Diya’ by Pankhi Dutta, ‘Tere Bin Dil Laage Na’ by Lesle Lewis, Pankhi Dutta, Shruti Pathak, Advaita, &
Shafqat Amanat Ali, ‘Aay Hori He’ by Pankhi Dutta & Shafqat Amanat Ali, and ‘Ghir Ghir’ by Advaita. Shafqat also sang two more songs, ‘Kya Haal Sunawan’ with Shruti Pathak’, and ‘Akhiyan,' alone.
Episode 7 had ‘Aaj Jaane Ki Zidd Na Karo’ by Rupmatii Jolly & Ramya Iyer, ‘Tu Hai Yahaan’ by Lesle Lewis, Sanjay Vidyarthi, Mathangi Rajshekhar, & Sabri Brothers, ‘Tu Aashiqui Hai’ by K.K., ‘ Hamein Toh Loot Liya’ by Sabri Brothers, and ‘Khilte Hai Gul Yahan’ by Sanjay Vidyarthi, Mathangi Rajshekhar & K.K.
Episode 8 had ‘Sumbaran Mandal’ by Nandesh, ‘Tum Jo Mil Gaye Ho’ by Harshdeep Kaur & Shaan, ‘Heiyo Re Heiyo’ by Saurav Moni, and ‘Jab Se Tere Naina’ by Shaan. The actual last episode (having new songs, telecasting on 12 August) had ‘Rama Rama Krishna Krishna’ & ‘Sunder Balma’ by Colonial Cousins, ‘Kancha re’ by Suzanne D’Mello &
Benny Dayal, ‘Aaja Sapne Saja Re’ by
Kavita Seth & Lesle Lewis, and ‘Dar Ughad Baya’ by Nandesh Umap. It also had Coke Studio MTV Theme Music by Sur Sangam Club & Zoheb Hussain.
In all the episodes, before every song, they gave proper respect and contribution to the actual people behind the song. As an off air initiative, Coca-Cola and MTV organized 10 Coke Studio MTV Minicerts or miniature concerts. The team or the musical caravan of Coke Studio toured the country, and consisted of prominent artists like Lesle Lewis, Sanjeev T, Mathangi,
Angaraag Mahanta, Harshdeep, Tochi Raina, and Kailash Kher. They began on 29 July 2011 in Mumbai, and were held in Guwahati, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Pune, Bangalore, and Delhi.