Down on luck stories - A staple on Indian reality shows
This show was so popular that some of the contestants who won in that show format have gone on to become dance performers and become famous too. This popularity showed the producers that this was a theme that was well accepted by the audiences and that they could definitely produce shows to get those eyeballs for their channel. Once the potential for Indian reality shows was discovered; different shows with the reality themes were launched. The foremost among the list being the Indian Idol an American reality show adapted for the Indian audiences.
This Indian reality show focused on the singing capabilities of contestants who were selected from lakhs of people who applied and tried their luck of becoming a part of the select few participants. The journey of these young participants, their life before being selected to compete and after showed stories of grit and glory. Some stories were so sad, most often these stories showed a side to life in the country that the common man faced every day. It spoke of courage, love, estrangement and glory in each of the contestant's lives. The everyday journey of these contestants was avidly watched and commented upon by the audiences. Becoming overnight sensations was the biggest gift anyone participating in these reality shows gets.
These Indian reality shows are also available for viewing online. Online TV shows have managed to get the youngsters to watch the shows they would otherwise not see on TV in their homes. The gadget savvy audience prefers to see the shows they love and like and online TV shows offered on websites is the answer to that need today.TV shows have become accessible to people on their smart phones with internet connectivity. This makes it easier for them to watch the online TV shows they love with their friends around and even discuss the pros and cons of the show.