The wait is over: MTV Roadies 6.0 starts airing on MTV from 29th November, 7 P.M onwards. MTV realized cult dimensions with music and then diversified its path to reality shows. It expectedly championed even this territory. Few years ago the channel forayed into a youth-specific formula of success. The format was titled MTV Roadies. It aimed at picking city and town youths from various disciplines, those who were more likely of being on the positive side of the youth graph, and pitted them against each other at a very competitive level.
The aim of the program was to find a boy or a girl who could be resilient enough in overcoming back-to-back travails of daunting adventures and peer conspiracy. The show brought to us the guile of Nikhil Chinappa, an MTV icon in his own rights, and Raghu Ram, whose fierce eyes and stoic appearance seemed enough to unnerve even Prometheus.
Those answering to the Roadie call were to first go through the grind of a rigorous selection process where they matched stock with the two giants. Nikhil has always been cocky and effusive with his study of candidates. Raghu brought the fear factor despite being fairly unassuming.
After being rigorously tested, few of the candidates were selected and then the Roadies adventure started. Spread over more than a month, candidates had to pit their powers against each others. Physical competitions, back bitching plans, voting out a fellow Roadie; all was aimed at lasting out the others for the eventual tag of the Roadie winner.
Traveling long distances over bike formed a quintessential part of the adventure. Bounties did not equal that being offered by other reality shows but the intrinsic realism and youth adventure propelled the participants to give their best shot.
MTV Roadies 6 Roadies Voted Out
Episode 1: Eliminated Roadies 6.0: Ankur, Bhanu, Sufi Malhotra, Vicky, Neha, Sonia
Episode 2: Eliminated Roadies 6.0: Varisha
Ex Roadies Winners
MTV Roadies 5.0
MTV Roadies 5.0 has been curtained few months ago. It was an amazing adventure all along. The title was finally lapped up by an unassuming, reserved lad of 28, named Ashutosh. Having self-confessed to being a small food-unit owner, the guy has cut further corners with another reality show “Big Boss”. For the first time, roadies went international. The tag of “MTV Roadies 5.0- The Game Goes International” was enough to raise viewer expectations quite a few notches.
At the initial point, the show got fixed into unwelcome mud-slinging and much maligning techniques of competitors. A point came when a guy of 28-someone called Snehasish turned the entire adventure-tuned trip to a mental conspiracy theory. He was self consumed in his sinister attempts and rightly ousted. Simran and Vikrant flattered to deceive and were ousted soon.
During its final leg, the game went international and the stakes increased. Competitions got more daunting. Sometimes it led the Roadies to dance pubs where they were made to enact opposite-gendered bar dancers. Shambhavi, an otherwise untrustworthy and apparently shady character ruled the roost for the dance challenge. She brought the right kind of meat to the eye.
Hanging through a rope under fast-jutting water was another fierce trade. Expectedly, no one fared well. Roadies traveled to the Floating markets of Thailand and raced to the Malaysian discos with élan. They did reasonably well with the challenges and finally it was Ashutosh who won the tag in a close call from Nihal, after being succored by the second runner-up Sonal, a Delhi based model-aspirant.
The entire program was brilliantly handled by a previous winner Ranvijay.
MTV Roadies 6
MTV Roadies 6.0 is soon to begin. It has brought along feverish anticipation and rightly so. Let’s now get into some details. Roadies 6.0 have pre-defined criteria. The contestants must be 18 years of age and Indian nationals. They should involve themselves with Roadies at their own risk and they would not be indemnified in any way. Further they should also have a two-wheeler license and a passport.
The general round of interview is intentionally made a little caustic. This adds spice to the show and at the same time helps in meticulous reading of a character; once they are subjected to pressure from external stimulus. Raghu Ram has rightly warned that the interview rounds might take certain unexpected route to catch the contestants off guard. This is in keeping with the theme of the show. “Expect the unexpected”
Another surprise in the offing, the details of which have been revealed by Roadie-team, is the introduction of Rajiv, twin brother of Raghu Ram. Now this is a marketing stratagem. Later, as the show proceeds, it can turn out to be a source of masterful deceit.
Despite declared animosity and biting acidity by the judges, the participants and viewers are on a consensus that the judges prefer the most genuine participants at the end and keep the Roadies spirit alive by making fair calls. Conspiracies are fine but overindulgence is detestable.
People can audition any number of times for the Roadies 6.0 and hence it is advisable to start auditioning from the first venue, Ashutosh is a testimony to this. He was selected after 2 prior rejections.
Participants are well advised to show their real face. Fake Portrayals may land them in thick soup. After all, the judges are no mean people.
Raghu might like to go a fair bit overboard with his hypertensive technique. This has to be coolly handled as this is just meant to be a test of composure.
Grapevine is abuzz that Immunity tasks, advantage tasks and money tasks may be modified in structure or altogether new variants may be introduced.
Though Roadies may spring a surprise by backing out, plans are on for turning Roadies 6.0 into an India vs Pakistan challenge.
Roadies 6.0 might take the participants to Australia; at least this is the declared plan. Before we start thinking of the awe-inspiring locales and welcome facilities, it is important to be guarded. Raghu Ram is the quintessential devil-incarnate and he will be helped by venomous snakes, perilous spiders and unnerving crocodiles to send shivers through the participants.
The snakes haven’t killed a single soul. Well! They might select you for their debut. The funnel web spiders might be on the look out for your eyes and the crocodiles with double-sized brain than yours might just make you look a little vulnerable below your knees.
This is Roadies 6.0 layout for you.
This is roadies 6.0 layout for you. This time the game ‘really’ goes international. Now for the last bit: here are the audition dates and venues for the adventure extravaganza.
- Kolkata- 17th September, Rang Manch, Salt lake
- Bangalore- 21st September, Jnan Jyoti Conventional Hall, KR Circle
- Ahmedabad- 24th September, Town Hall, Ellis Bridge
- Chandigarh- 28th September, Indradhanush Auditorium, Panchkula
- New Delhi- 3rd & 4th October, National Cooperative union of India, Hauz Khas
- Mumbai- 12th October, MTV Studio, DR. RK Shirodkar Marg,
MTV Roadies 6 Selected Roadies
Gurmeet Paulami De Varisha Natasha Sonia Neha Roop Bobby Suzzana Tamanna
Bhanu Devarshi Kiri Timung Nauman Samrat Vicky
Ankur Pradeep Sandeep Sufi Malhotra
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