Miditech is all set to unveil the new Kishore Kumar through its talent hunt show ‘K for Kishore’, which premieres on Sony Entertainment Television on December 21, 2007. The reality show will air on Fridays and Saturdays at 9 pm. The 20-episode series is the first ever show dedicated to a legend. ‘K for Kishore’ aims to celebrate Kishore Kumar’s musical legacy and provide a golden opportunity to his lovers to relive the ‘Kishore’ magic.
The show will feature 12 singers, hand-picked from a selection of talented and experienced singers from across the country as contestants, who will be judged by two permanent judges of the show – Bappi Lahiri, whose compositions won three Filmfare awards for Kishore Kumar, and Sudesh Bhonsle, who has carried forward the Kishore legacy ever since the legend passed away in 1987 – accompanied by a celebrity judge in every episode.
Commenting on the new show, Babul Supavitra, Head of Non-fiction at Miditech, said, “Having done successful music based shows, we at Miditech had been working on a show that not only provides a platform to talented semi-professionals, but also brings out the nostalgia through popular Hindi film music. Many consider Kishoreda as an equal to God in the field of music. He had an interesting personality. With millions of anecdotes, he is remembered and missed in the recording studios till date. The show will bring alive the various moods and eras that Kishoreda had led through his singing and compositions.”
The ‘no age bar’ feature of the show format allows a very interesting mix of contestants – from 21 year old Suhas Sawant of Mumbai to 49 year old Sameer Memon of Chhattisgarh. The only two things all the contestants have in common are their undying passion and love for Kishore, the showman, and their unmistakable musical talent. Apart from the immense musical talent, the contest also brings in oodles of team spirit by grouping the singers into two teams – ‘Bangdu’ and ‘Jhumroo’.
The show has been conceptualised by Babul Supavitra, and realised by a team headed by Creative Director Pranjal Kandhdiya and Supervising Producer Bimal Unnikrishnan.