Sat, Mar 28, 2009

The baap of all reality shows, ‘MTV Roadies 6 - Hell Down Under’, is reaching its end with five participants remaining in the arena – Sufi, Palak, Nauman, Natasha and Paulami.

They are the new TV stars and very, very popular among youth. A gang of 20 boys and girls travelling all over India and performing tough tasks to win the title of ‘Roadie’ has got the viewers glued to the idiot box, pumping MTV’s TRP ratings to new heights.

So, who is going to win this year’s Roadies. Speculations are rife that it has to be either Nauman or Sufi. Puneet Malhotra aka Sufi, a 24-year-old struggling model since last two years in Mumbai, has a huge fan following that’s quite evident from the social community sites Orkut and Facebook. Whereas, the confident 21-year-old Nauman Sait from Bangalore is anything but Roadies material. Lacking that go-getter attitude, this boy has climbed up through his cute face and diplomatic ways.

And who can forget the fighting comeback made by Palak when she ousted Bobby, whom she hated the most. Gurmet Kaur Johal aka Palak is a true Punjabi Jat girl who cares for nothing. But did MTV disclose that she acted in films? Palak was seen as a bride in the popular song ‘Bhootnike’ from the Akshay Kumar starrer Singh Is Kinng . Then there is the make-up queen Paulami De from Kolkata and the way she made up to the top five is puzzling. Rough and tough, Natasha Sinha was a call-centre employee before she landed up in Roadies.

Raghu Ram, the straight-talking baldie who has more foes than friends since the Roadies started, is actually the brain behind Roadies series. He was quoted as saying, “Roadies has travel, adventure, drama, touch of voyeurism…” But what is noticeable is that the reality show has too much of reality. Forget adventure, it’s all about drama. The cat-fights between female participants, full of slangs and politics behind the scene makes the inevitable part of Roadies.

Wait till the finals to know the ultimate winner, but what is remarkable about the show is that with the right concept, no celeb glitz-blitz and without public polls and votes, the show is turning out to be a true winner. And we hope they could filter dialogues more efficiently, as the show is popular not only among youngsters but also amidst parents, especially mothers.