Indian Reality Shows: A Saga to Be Revealed

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Indian television industry is brimming with a new entertainment torrent called reality TV. The success saga of the Indian reality domain starts at very scratch from the inception of Kaun Banega Crorepati, anchored by Bollywood tycoon Mr. Amitabh Bachchan.

The unexpected and real time success of the KBC has opened the doors for more reality dramas on small screen. From the very success of the show, it has transformed the way audiences look the reality shows. Interestingly most of the reality shows aired on the Indian television is adaptations from popular reality shows aired on other international channels.
The ground breaking novel Überstar ( from Australian novelist Vaughn Alaine-Marshall exposes reality-drama like never before. Published by Hendlin Books ( Überstar explores the workings of your favorite reality shows and the behind the scene lives of its participants. Their joys, sorrows, expressions and intimacies are shown like for the first time.

In Überstar Alaine-Marshall has tried to extricate every bit of the reality truth in front of the masses so that they could understand the extreme reality behind the shows termed 'reality'. As these shows are interesting in presentation and façade, the occurrences behind the camera are also much amusing. The expressions, discussions and arguments in these shows are as fascinating as it seems to be.

The concept of these reality shows are different, however all the reality shows intrinsically follow the same path- pursuit and amusement. These reality shows put general people or celebrities in real-life situations where in-house cameras puts a vigil on the activities and expressions on the participants.

The list of the Indian reality shows is vast. Hundreds of reality shows across the channels are gripping the audiences. After the grand success of KBC, Indian television came up with new and unique concepts for the viewers.

The superstar reality show on the televisions was aired on the MTV and titled MTV BAKRA where Cyrus Broacha's effort to puzzle and bewilderment the audience on the television was aired live. MTV Roadies, another milestone in the reality domain is still very popular among the audience and becomes the longest running reality show on Indian television. Some other prominent shows that have received the applauded or still running successfully on the idiot box are 'Sawaal Das Crore ka', 'Kya Aap Panchawai Paas Se Tez hai', Sach Ka Saamna, 'Boogie Woogie', 'Saregamapa', 'Indian Idol', Dus Ka Dum and 'Perfect Bride'. These are some names but list is endless.

Hendlin Books is a publishing firm and online bookstore that offers prominent books, novels and magazines at affordable prices. Hendlin Books publish the concepts of the Indian reality shows which comes through Überstar novels.

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