Kaun Banega Champu belongs to the game genre. It is a spoofed version of popular Indian reality show Kaun Banega Crorepati. Sahara Filmy telecasted the show first time on 11 February 2007. It used to come on every Sunday at 7:30 pm which was then followed by a movie. It was a half hour show. Stand- up Comedian Sunil Grover was the host for the show with the name of Ruk Ruk Khan as a spoof of Shahrukh Khan who was the host of Kaun Banega Crorepati in 2007’s.
The show invited spoofed celebrity guests instead of real celebrities to play the game according to the concept of the show The lifelines in the show were known as Pipelines which was a kind of joke of originals, and there were puns of the initial conditions. One was KaunHai Friend which was like Call a friend, Sexy 20 which is 50/50, and the last being Audience Jhol. In audience Jhol, the audiences do a poll towards a particular question which is similar to the original version. But in the episode having Sanjay Dutt’s duplicate as the guest, nobody from the audience voted as he was a carrying a gun and threatening people due to which in the end poll was a zero and he lost the game. It was quite hilarious to see.
The show had exciting and very different called as hatke prizes which were offered after every paadav (as called in the original one). The prizes were too filmy as the show and channel itself. The participants received the prizes like Jumma Ka Chumma (meaning a kiss from Jumma), Maa Ka Aashirwad (meaning mother’s blessings), and even Kohli No. 420 (meaning Room No. 420). The host mimics King Khan, as all of the mannerisms, laugh, and voice modulations remind us of Shah Rukh Khan. He even made sure that his body language is also similar to that of King Khan. In the original KBC, there were celebrities as well as common people on the hot seat, but in the spoofed version, Sunil Menon impersonates different Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, and Sunny Deol, etc.
After every two segments, the guest loses and leaves the show making way for another spoofed celebrity who then plays with RukRuk Khan. The show spoofed everything of the original show from host to format to circular set up. It did garner a lot of audiences and was among the top five shows on the channel with all its advertising slots full. They even used some of the advertisements of the original one to promote their show by changing it in a funny way. It is very entertaining show and keeps the audience busy. Do watch the show!