As the contestants get set to rack their brains to answer the questions of Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain?, STAR Plus reveals the classmates of the show who will help the contestants win the coveted prize money of 5 crores.
After months of stringent screening and many aptitude tests in Delhi and Mumbai, Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain? has hand-picked extremely smart, intelligent and spunky kids to be the classmates on the Paanchvi ki kaksha on the show. The intelligent batch of classmates includes Shriya Sharma from Palampur, Dheirya Sonecha from Mumbai, Anubhav Motilal from , Shreeparna Ghoshal from and Milanjeet Singh Bhatti from .
Premiering on April 25, 8 pm on Star Plus, Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass se tez hain? is a television game show based on the international Mark Burnett format 'Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader?'. It's a question-based game that challenges adults to remember the lessons that they were taught in elementary school. The game takes on a classroom theme, with host Shah Rukh Khan as the head of the class. Five first to fifth-class students, called classmates, are on hand to help contestants earn high marks and win big money. The atmosphere is relaxed and almost casual, even while the possibility of winning a million dollars hangs in the balance. However, the pressure of going back to school for the participant, keeping their reputation intact and taking help from merely nine-year-olds isn't going to be that easy.
Se Tez Hain? on Star Plus is played by a single contestant, who attempts to answer questions taken from elementary school textbooks. Each correct answer increases the amount of money the player banks; a maximum cash prize of Rs 5 crores can be won. Five classmates sit at school desks to start the game. The contestant selects one classmate to come up and stand at a podium next to her, to help out with answers during the game. All of the kids write down their own answers to each question as the game progresses to both help the contestant and add interest to the game. After every two questions, the contestant must choose another classmate to come to "the front of the class" and take the podium to help him/her if required. Notably, upon getting an answer incorrect or deciding to prematurely end the game, the contestant must state that they are, in fact, not smarter than a
The contestants can make use of their lifelines in three forms:
Taank Jhaank gives the contestant an opportunity to review his current teammate's answer before submitting his own.
Nakal means the contestant may opt not to answer the question at all, but rather, let his current teammate answer for him. Unlike the "Taank Jhaank" cheat, in this instance, the contestant cannot reject his teammate's answer & has to go with it.
Bachao, this cheat is triggered automatically if the contestant gives a wrong answer. If the contestant's current partner turns out to have the correct answer, the contestant is then 'saved'.
The only instance in which two cheats can be used on the same question is if the contestant opts for Taank Jhaank, rejects the kid's correct answer, gives a wrong answer himself, and is then saved by the kid through Bachao.
Other than this one scenario, the cheats must necessarily be used
individually. If the contestant makes it to the 11th and final
question, he cannot use the classmate's help in answering the question
even if any of his cheats have not been used.
The kids are bright and add fun, innocence and authenticity to the show. So, play along on Kya Aap Paanchvi Paas Se Tez Hain?, a show that will make for great family viewing with loads of entertainment and edutainment. Get ready to laugh and be laughed at when taking help from our five classmates, besides humbly accepting that, "I am not smarter than a fifth grader".
Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass se tez hain? premiers on April 25, 8 pm, Fri-Sun only on STAR PLUS.
Reporter and Author: Melanie
Pictures: Supriyo Das