Jeeto Chappar Phaad Ke belongs to the reality genre. It was a game show, and Sony TV broadcasted it from 26 January 2001. It used to come every week from Friday to Sunday. The title track for the show was composed by the popular composer,
Lesle Lewis, and was sung by the talented and popular singer, Shaan. Govinda, the famous Bollywood actor, hosted the show. It was a different quiz show than others. The launch party of the show was held at Bombay’s Taj Mahal Hotel. For the event, the crystal room of the hotel was transformed into a mela of sorts. There were guns shooting balloons at different corners of the room at a Govinda effigy and puzzle game stalls.
The most popular one was a cardboard rickshaw which had a huge picture of Govinda on its side. A photographer having a Polaroid Camera was also present at the event. A performance was done on the title track of the show which was choreographed by
Ganesh Acharya. Govinda used to mimick, sing, chant poetry, and prayers, ask questions and guide contestants. He was the perfect and the most entertaining host. He stood throughout the show, while participants sat. It had entertainment. It provided the feel of the family. It also had absorbing quizzing. It contained interesting twists in the format that had been made popular by the show, Who Wants to be a Millionaire. Govinda’s unbelievable energy used to add on the entertainment level along with his interaction with the audience.
Unlike other quiz shows, it had no serious and sombre feel. Govinda, unlike other anchors, comforted and cheered the contestants. It did not have any fix Kiya Jaye, but a simple placing of mohur whenever contestant answered and was sure about the answers given. The contestants had four friends (type of lifelines) to guide them. First was Govinda, second was Sahi Ya Galat, third was Janta Se Maang, and the fourth one was Chaar Se do. The winning prize was limitless; there was no fixed limit on the amount of money won. It could be anything, 10 million, 100 million or even more. The set helped to build the show.
There were four overhead lights in the form of circle coming on, and they used to go crazy before every break. One of the winners, Irvender got a Videocon AC and also a Compaq computer. The show was very entertaining and engaging. Govinda was superb on the show. The format of the show was new which was a add-on. Do watch the show!