Thursday, September 25, 2008

Game rules

The Game consists of two different rounds:
1st Round: in the first round, 2 Contestants compete against each other in a best three-out-of-five format in which they are asked a 'Poll Question' and asked to provide a whole percentage number that most closely approximates the exact survey poll answer for the question. The contestant whose answers' are closest to the poll results for 3 out of 5 national survey questions wins the 'First-Round'. The Contestant who loses is then eliminated from the game.
2nd Round: the Contestant who wins the first-round plays the game to win up to Rs. 10,00,00,000/- (10 Crore Rupees) by trying to correctly approximate the survey's results within a narrowing percentage range for up to 4 poll questions. In this round, the contestant was given similar questions, and placed a range on a scale from 0% to 100% that included the correct answer (for example, if the answer was 53%, then the contestant's range must have included 53%). The size of the range decreased as the money values increased:

  • Rs.10,000 question: 40% range
  • Rs.1,00,000 question: 30% range
  • Rs.10,00,000 question: 20% range
  • Rs.1,00,00,000 question: 10% range
  • Rs.10,00,00,000 question: Exact guess on the previous question (see below)

For the first 3 poll questions, the correct answer to the question was revealed once the contestant locked-in an answer by pulling down a lever. For the 4th question of Rs.1,00,00,000, the correct answer was revealed only-if the contestant's range missed the question. And if the question was answered correctly, the contestant was then given the chance to win Rs.10,00,00,000 by picking the exact percentage (rounded to the nearest 1%) out of that 10% range (11 choices in all). In addition, the Contestant has the opportunity to consult with his/her designated supporter before deciding whether to Lock-In a response at the Rs.10,00,00,000 prize level. Also, as with the lower prize levels, the Contestant may elect to take the walk-away prize for the Rs.10,00,00,000 (Ten Crore Rupees) prize level i.e. Rs. 10,00,000 (Ten Lakhs Rupees) and terminate the game prior to locking in a response. However, if the contestant decides to lock in a response, the response cannot be changed, and the Contestant no longer has the option of taking the walk-away prize of Rs.1,00,00,000 (One Crore Rupees). If the contestant locks in a response, the survey result for the poll question is than revealed. If the survey's result is exactly the same as the Contestant’s response, the Contestant is than awarded Rs.10,00,00,000 (Ten Crore Rupees). But, if the survey's result is not exactly the same as the Contestant’s response, the Contestant will be awarded Rs.10,00,000 (Ten Lakhs Rupees).

10 Ka Dum With Salman Khan

10 Ka Dum is an Indian version of the popular international reality game show Power of 10, which aired on CBS channel. The show is hosted by a popular Bollywood actor Salman Khan. 10 Ka Dum is launched as Sony's answer to Star's similar reality show Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain?. Salman gets paid $150,000 to host this show. The show has helped Sony TV regain its third position among other Indian rival channels.