The Great Indian Cricket Tamasha
ďThis is marketing at its best,Ē says Ravi Kiran, chief executive officer for South Asia of Starcom MediaVest. ďA great product, in a great package, at a fantastic price. And in my opinion the fourth biggest milestone in the history of Indian television.Ē
The first milestone, according to Kiran, was the era of Ramayana and Mahabharata, when the streets across India wore a desolate look because people scurried home, entrenched themselves before their television sets, hands folded in reverence and neighbours in tow, absorbing every twist and turn as the epics unfolded before there eyes. The second, he says, was the time when Indians got the first taste of salacious scandal and never-before drama on satellite television as ZEE unleashed Tara and Banegi Apni Baat on its audiences and made the likes of Navneet Nishan a household name. Kaun Banega Crorepati was the next big leap in the sense that it taught an entire generation of people how to get rich
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