7 Indian Game Shows From Your Childhood That You May Have Completely Forgotten About!

Game shows have been a part of Indian television since a long, long time. And while Khul Jaa Sim Sim, Tol Mol Ke Bol and Kaun Banega Crorepati were such huge hits that they have become immortal in our collective conscience, there were a few others which could not really hit it off.

They had the promise, the prize money, and in some cases, a star as the host. Yet they just couldn’t connect with the audience.

Here, we list down 7  such game shows, which fizzled out pretty soon.

#1 Sawaal Dus Crore Ka

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Hot on the heels of Kaun Banega Crorepati, Sawaal Dus Crore Ka was, at best, a poor knock-off of KBC. Hosted by Anupam Kher and Manisha Koirala, the show just didn’t click with the audience, despite the huge prize money, and was soon taken off air.

#2 Kum Ya Zyada

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Another show suffering from the KBC hangover was Kum Ya Zyada. The show was based on the concept of a fact based on a number being given to the contestant, and the contestant having to guess whether the actual number related to the fact was more or lesser than the one given to them. It was hosted by Manoj Bajpayee, but never really garnered TRPs that could justify the high stakes.

#3 Bachke Rehna Zara Sambhalna

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Hosted by Mohnish Bahl (already messed up), Bachke Rehna Zara Sambhalna was based on the concept of Russian Roulette, but was thoroughly rejected by Indian audiences.

#4 Kamzor Kadi Kaun

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Perhaps best remembered for Neena Gupta’s scathing sarcasm, this show featured contestants answering questions as a team, and voting out the one contestant who was the weakest, till one winner remained.

#5 National Bingo Night

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Abhishek Bachchan tried playing Bingo with the country every Friday, but it failed badly, despite having a host of celebrities making appearances in the show.

#6 Bol Baby Bol

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Much before Farah Khan came up with ‘Lip Sing Battle’, Bol Baby Bol was the original game show which tested the contestants’ knowledge of song lyrics. It was hosted by Adnan Sami.

#7 Heartbeat

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This game show had no host or judges. It had only celebrities as the contestants. Each contestant was asked questions, and was given 10 options, 5 of which were correct, and 5 were wrong. The contestant had 500 heartbeats to answer the question. It was an interesting concept, but it didn’t click with Indian audience.

Do you remember any more such game shows? Let us know in the comments below!

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Vishesh Jaiswal

I am a digital storyteller, more persuasive than needed. Also, I am Batman.

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