If you think fictional content on Indian television is bad, let us tell you that reality shows are equally terrible. Barring a couple of reality shows like Dance India Dance or Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, most reality shows have just been really bad rip offs of western reality shows. Why makers can't come up with original content, I don't understand. There is so muchy scope for good television content even for reality shows in the country. Kaun Banega Crorepati, Khatron Ke Khiladi are some of the shows that enjoyed the highest TRPs before they went off-air. In fact, some of them enjoyed good ratings even after they went off air. The recent one to join the list of Lip Sync Battle. The first few episodes were a hoot but now it's a major let down.
In fact, makers even tried to make our own version on Keeping Up With The Kardashians with Gauahar and Nigaar Khan which was called Khan Sisters. The show thankfully didn't rake in a lot of TRPs and tanked majorly. Makers even ripped off Wife Swap in India and called it Maa Exchange. Bharti Singh and Rakhi Sawant swapping their mothers for a couple of days is so far the only episode I remember. (ALSO READ: 5 TV shows that promise you a romantic ‘Happily Ever After’ but break your heart instead)
Here are 5 bad rip offs of western reality shows.
Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hai Vs Are you smarter than a fifth grader
First of all, Kaun Bajega Crorepati is bae. Why there was a need for another quiz show, I don't understand. Though Shah Rukh Khan was a charming host. Second of all, the show couldn't beat KBC's fandom.
Maa Exchange Vs Wife Swap
Obviously makers couldn't call the Indian version of Wife Swap what it is, so they just called it Maa Exchange. This Ronnie Screwala's show was an utter disaster. Worse than the American version.
Khan Sisters Vs Keeping Up With The Kardashians
Gauahar and Nigaar Khan decided to have their own KUWTK but it failed majorly on television. While the drama on the American reality show at least looked real, it was pretty evident in Khan sisters that it was all for TRP. They stopped the show after two seasons.
Lip Sync Battle Vs Lip Sing Battle
Lip Sing Battle was one very popular show which is now Lip Sync Battle on Indian TV. While Farah Khan's show was entertaining for the first few episodes, it has become really boring now. Lip Sing Battle was a much better show.
Sarkar Ki Duniya Vs Survivors
Sarkar Ki Duniya was a poorer version of Bigg Boss and a rip off of very popular western reality show, Survivors. In fact, Bigg Boss 11 contestant Puneesh Sharma was the winner of the show. Sarkar Ki Duniya was a major letdown if you've ever watched Survivors.
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