7 Reasons Why Kaun Banega Crorepati Is Still The Most Successful Quiz Show in India.

7 Reasons Why Kaun Banega Crorepati Is Still The Most Successful Quiz Show in India.

  • There is no doubt that (KBC) Kaun Banega Crorepati is one of India’s most successful popular quiz shows. It is inspired by the famous television quiz game show named “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” – A franchise of British origin created by Steven Knight, Mike Whitehill and David Briggs. The quiz game show (KBC) Kaun Banega Crorepati started in India, in the year 2000. Let’s look at some interesting reasons why it still remains one of the most popular and successful quiz shows in India.


No. 1 Superstar Amitabh Bachchan Brings the quiz Show to Life

Superstar Amitabh Bachchan Brings the quiz Show to Life

  • We all know that the host of Kaun Banega Crorepati is one of India’s biggest superstars, the legend Shri Amitabh Bachchan. He is one of the most important factors that contributed to the success of Kaun Banega Crorepati. With his deep, baritone voice and his immense fan following, the quiz show was an instant hit. The highlight point here is his ability to engage with the audience and especially the person on the hot seat maintaining a sense of suspense, enigma, excitement and fun. As a host and actor, he is really good with his pauses, throw outs and punches making him a formidable combination of a superstar personality.
  • A fun fact is that Zee TV came up with its own quiz show named “Sawaal Dus Crore Kaa” with Anupam Kher as its host & Sony TV with “Jeeto Chappar Phaad Key” with its host as Govinda, but none of the shows became popular or successful like Kaun Banega Crorepati,
    though the price money was several times bigger as compared to Kaun Banega Crorepati. So one powerful center of attraction that outweighs competition is a must-have part of any successful quiz show.


No. 2 How a quiz show KBC Broke the Trend & Made a New One

How a quiz show KBC Broke the Trend & Made a New One

  • The beginning of 2000 marks the era of Saas-Bahu serials & daily soaps. The Television Channels were dominated by these shows. The experimentation of an exciting quiz show was quite an attractive idea. Hence, this quiz show was programmed by Mr. Sameer Nair and his team from the year 2000 to 2007 on the channel Star Plus. Due to the insertion of a new trend, it broke an already existing pattern and gave the Indian audience something fresh to latch on to. this quiz show created more curiosity and suspense than the Saas Bahu drama. This explains how trying out a new idea for engaging the audience sometimes is worth the effort.


No. 3 KBC is Based on a Proven & Successful Idea

KBC - quiz show is Based on a Proven & Successful Idea

  • As much as starting a new trend is important, it is equally important to evaluate whether an idea would work or not. It’s a wise decision to analyze the sustainability of an idea before putting it to work. Kaun Banega Crorepati had its validation based on the success of
    its original quiz show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? The only calculated risk was its experimentation with the Indian audience. The idea here to see successful ideas of the recent times and then created a modified version of your own keeping your audience in mind.


No. 4 The Perfect Game Difficulty Setup

The Perfect quiz Game Difficulty Setup

  • The prize money factor of this quiz show is brilliant. Though there is a maximum prize that one can win, which is one crore and now even more than that. However, the organizers always cleverly set up the initial questions quite easy and obvious. This is purposely done for the contestants to win at least a minimum amount of prize money. And as the contestant progresses, there are lifelines kept to tackle the difficult questions. Earlier, there were three lifelines, but with quite an increase in the game’s prize money, the show now has four lifelines. But the lifelines 50-50 & audience poll have always been there. The key takeaway here is to keep the beginning level easy enough for everyone to enter and the difficulty should subtly progress in a way that keeps the audience glued and also keeps them from quitting.


No. 5 Adding Stories & Drama To The Show

KBC - quiz game show is engage audiences like none other.

  • The whole KBC set & Shri Amitabh Bachchanji always makes sure that contestants feel comfortable. Since the last few seasons, Kaun Banega Crorepati has started filming short documentaries on each contestant. It includes the contestant’s basic introduction of life,
    interests, family background, challenges, and struggles. It makes the contestant feel like a celebrity in those particular moments when every audience member and viewer focuses on this single person’s life story. For an ordinary, common middle-class person, it is a really
    huge thing. The key takes away here is the story and drama. Stories always work and stick. They engage audiences like none other.


No. 6 Leveraging On Indian Festivals & People’s Emotions Associated With it

celebrate a festival in KBC - quiz game show

  • Festival celebration is another important and significant contributing factor. On every big festival or occasion, the organizers invite special guests & celebrities. They play on the hot seat & give all their prize money for charity. Sometimes, the special guests may not be
    always familiar figures. They are at times some unknown faces that make a huge difference to other’s lives and contribute significantly toward society. Kaun Banega Crorepati gives them an excellent platform to inspire and encourage others. Everyone remembers the blockbuster hit movie, 3 Idiots. And everyone knows that it is based on Chetan Bhagat’s novel “five point someone”. But very few people know that Mr.Sonam Wangchuk was the inspiration behind the character of Rancho. The legendary engineer, innovator, and education reformist appeared on Kaun Banega Crorepati in season 10 & shared his valuable knowledge. Before this event, very few people knew him.
  • So leveraging on festivals and trending occasions is also one of the most significant factors that kept Kaun Banega Crorepati trending and popular.


No. 7 Side Experiments Along With The Mainstream Quiz

win daily price in KBC - quiz game show

  • The organizers are never afraid to try new things for the viewers who are glued to Kaun Banega Crorepati. They introduced ‘Ghar bethe jeeto jackpot’ and ‘play along’ KBC. This medium provides a great opportunity even for the audience so that they can win generous prizes. So apart from the main players if you have methods to engage the viewers, your popularity grows manifolds. What else does an audience need from a high rated quiz show? A legendary star as its host, amazing prize money, a simple & easy process to get to the player seat, alluring set & mystifying background music, and the gummy phrases which became famous through the show like ‘Lock Kar Diya jay’ and ‘Sure Confident?’ And yes, lots of knowledge, action & entertainment for straight Ninety minutes. Overall these contributing factors make Kaun Banega Crorepati still a massive success even after nineteen years.

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