Concept & Story:
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 that
is hosted by none other than Shah Rukh Khan. The intelligent batch of classmates
includes Shriya Sharma from Palampur, Dheirya Sonecha from Mumbai, Anubhav
Motilal from Delhi, Shreeparna Ghoshal from Delhi and Milanjeet Singh Bhatti
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 at 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 a nine-year-olds isn't going to be that easy.
Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass 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 Paanchvi Pass.
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
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".
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