MTV India Shows Slant Towards Reality TV
What are the best MTV India shows on the small screen today? Each viewer has his or her own opinion, of course. MTV India is India’s leading multimedia platform geared toward youth. The network’s programming caters to the interests of teens and adults between the ages of fifteen and 34.
Featuring a blend of music and non-music programming, MTV India shows are known for their creativity and unique brand of humor. Reality shows are extremely popular. The current favorites are “Stuntmania,” “Roadies,” “Grind,” “The Real World” and “Coke Studio at MTV.” Here is a brief overview of each of these MTV India shows.
“Stuntmania” “Stuntmania” is one of the hottest MTV India shows today. The popular reality show features different groups of young people competing through extremely difficult bike stunts. The show is hosted by Allan Amin, a famous action and stunt director in the Indian film industry who has worked on numerous Bollywood, Tollywood and Mollywood action movies.
“Roadies” “Roadies” is another hit reality show on MTV India. According to series producers, this youth-based program has “travel, adventure, drama and a touch of voyeurism.” Selected roadies travel pre-determined routes on Hero Honda Karizma bikes, performing various challenges or “tasks” along the way. Each episode ends with the roadies eliminating a fellow roadie by anonymous vote.
“Grind” “Grind” is another top-rated MTV India show. Shot around hotel swimming pools and private beaches, the show features young women in bikinis and skimpy beachwear, dancing and grinding for the camera. Some viewers question whether to label this show sexy or sleazy. Either way, “Grind” is currently near the top in MTV India shows.
“The Real World” “The Real World” brings one of America’s hottest reality shows to India television. The show focuses on the lives of ambitious young Indians, strangers who audition to live together in one house for several months. The housemates are taped around the clock and cast members receive a stipend for their participation.
“Coke Studio at MTV” “Coke Studio at MTV” rounds out our short list of top MTV India shows. The popular series, filmed in the format of a jam session, features live music performances by various singers and musicians. Viewers watch as musicians from vastly different backgrounds merge their musical styles to create new sounds.