The first episode of Kaun Banega Crorepati Season 9 starts Amitabh Bachchan giving us a showing of some of the beautiful memories the veteran had from the previous seasons. Big B mentioned how people asked him why he was coming back to TV, but he said he had to, and in his age it was the start of a new chapter for him. He even showed a nostalgic first promo of the very first season of KBC.
Amitabh Bachchan next recalled the birth of lifelines on the show. He showed us how he introduced us to the newer lifelines and how they fared in the past. He then reintroduced us to the heart of Kaun Banega Crorepati, the Hot seat. How this Hot seat is gives the normal man the power of changing his fortune. Big B introudced us to the common men, the viewers, in a cute puppet representation the Devi, and the Sajjan. The couple then had a cute chit chat with Mr Bachchan, with a few more memories.
Here are five new things about KBC 9, which makes it a must watch.
1. New lifeline: A new lifeline Jodidaar has been introduced this year wherein the participant can bring along a partner to join them on the hot seat.
2. Video-a-Friend: The famous Phone-a-Friend lifeline has been replaced by Video-a-Friend. Now, the contestants on the hot seat will not just be able to talk to their friend but will also be able to see them through video call.
3. Digital transfer of prize money: Earlier winners were given life-size cheques, which will now be replaced with digital currency transferred directly into winner’s account.
4. Limited episodes: KBC 9 will have limited number of episodes, which will consist of 30 to 35 episodes. The makers want the show to be crisp as they want KBC to be an annual show.
5. Play along feature: KBC 9 viewers will have the chance to play along with the contestants on the hot seat through Jio TV’s Play Along feature. The Jio TV subscribers will be able to see the question along with its four options, as it is asked to the contestant on the show. With this feature the show will become more inclusive and will increase viewer engagement.
Amitabh Bachchan surmised it by saying how the show is only and only upheld by the viewers of the show. The audience is the biggest show. He said it is not just a show because it is celebrated like a festival by the viewers. The show didn’t have any of the main action today, however it was an important episode as it reviewed the days of the past, symbolising the importance of the show. The show begins tonight, 28th August 2017.