The opening episode of this season's KBC was truly inspirational with host Amitabh Bachchan reciting a poem highlighting the power of knowledge - Na Roop Kaam Aata Hai, Na Jhoot Kaam Aata Hai, Na Jaati Kaam Aati Hai Na Baap Ka Naam Kaam Aata Hai, Sirf Gyann Hi Aapko Aapka Haq Dilata Hai.
Special performance by Big B based on Salim-Sulaiman composition of Ekla Cholo Re along with the top four Indian Idol contestants (Vipul, Amit, Devendra and Poorvi) added fervour to the show.
Then there was the famous Shillong Chamber Choir who sang a medley along with Big Dancer and choreographer Remo D'Souza's specially choreographed dance very interesting.
Kanwar Surtej Singh was the first to occupy the hot seat on Kaun Banega Crorepati and bagged Rs 6,40,000. The 21-year old B Tech student was highly impressed by Amitabh Bachchan's presence. The audience in turn was entertained by the charming young guy, who had a great sense of humour.
From what we gather from the first show, it's evident that the makers of Kaun Banega Crorepati wish to retain the charm and popularity of the show by choosing not to experiment with the essence of the show.
Do not miss Kaun Banega Crorepati tonight. The show will air every weekend at 8.30 pm on Sony TV.