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Yes after 72 games the top 4 teams of IPL Season 6 were all set to fight it out to win the trophy. Although there was a lot of controversy and dram about Spot Fixing, but none the less, as they say “The Show Must Go On”. The concept of IPL gives room for Top four teams from IPL Points Table will enter playoff/semifinal round. Weeks before KKR vs SRH match the top 3 teams, Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals had already booked their place into the playoffs. So it was time to find out which team would join the 3 teams.
All eyes were on KKR and SHR’s match on Sunday. And not to forget Royal Challengers Bangalore who were waiting in the wings to find out the result of this match. If KKR wins, RCB would enter the playoffs with superior run rate. And if SRH won, then RCB would be out of the top 4. Sunrisers Hyderabad were never considered the favorites to get into the playoffs, but their consistent performance throughout Season 6 did give some hope. And based on this confidence and team work they had managed to reach just one step away from playoffs. After and intense match, it was time for the Sunrisers Hyderabad to make their dream come true. With a win against the Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday, the Sunrisers have not only booked playoffs spot but have also knocked out favourites Royal Challengers Bangalore out of the tournament.
Before we look at the schedule, let’s look at some amazing stats at this year’s IPL 2013.
Biggest Victories – Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Pune Warriors India by 130 runs
Highest Individual Scores – Chris Gayle: 175 runs
Most dismissals by wicket-keeper – 15
Lowest totals – Chennai Super Kings: 79 runs against Mumbai Indians
Best Bowling in an innings – James Faulkner 4 overs 16runs and 5 wkts
So let’s look at the top four teams and the playoff schedules.
Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians
Tuesday 21st May 2013 @ 8pm
Ferozeshah Kotla, Delhi
Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
Wednesday 22nd May 2013 @ 8pm
Ferozeshah Kotla, Delhi
Loser of Qualifier 1 vs Loser of Eliminator
Friday 24th May 2013
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Winner of Qualifier 1 vs Winner of Qualifier 2
Sunday 26th May 2013
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
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So which team do you think will manage to give their fans a winning gift!! Rajasthan Royals, Mumbai Indians, Sunrisers Hyderabad or Chennai Super Kings!! Do let us know your views on the same. And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter(iCouch) for more IPL related news.
Well, I know its IPL Season and you might wonder why we are talking about Centuries for your favorite shows? There is good news for the fans of “Punar Vivah”, “Anamika” and “Kya Huaa Tera Vaada“. All of them have completed centuries. So what does that mean? Don’t worry we have all the details for you.
Let’s talk about the first show “Punar Vivah“. It was launched on Zee Tv in February and since its launch it has been a favorite among the viewers. In our previous post we had asked a question to the fan out there - Is re-marriage concept behind Punar Vivah’s Success? Well, that might be the reason for the success of the show. And, the result of this is that they have successfully completed 300 episodes. Yes, 300 episodes. Currently the show is revolving around Yash’s dad Suraj Pratap Schindia who is all set to make a new beginning of his life by re-marrying Radha after death of his wife Gayatri. And to make this occasion even more special, the entire Schindia family is busy preparing for the wedding.
The second show that we will be talking about is “Anamika“. It was launched on Sony Entertainment Television India last November. And, has successfully completed 100 episodes. Well, most of you know that this show is based on a love story with a supernatural touch. The story revolves around Rano and Jeet and Anamika, the witch. So, are you keeping an eye on Anamika and her moves to separate Jeet and Rano? Do let us know your views about this show completing 100 Episodes.
And the final show is “Kya Huaa Tera Vaada“. This show too is aired on Sony Entertainment Television. The show was launched way back in 2011. The good news is that they have successfully completed 250 episodes this week. The story revolves around a housewife, played by Mona Singh, and the ups and downs in her life have managed to engage its viewers. Recently, the show took a 10 year leap. Currently in the show, Mona is getting married to Jatin, played by Hiten Tejwani, which will bring a new twist in her life.
iDubba wishes all the three shows all the best for the next milestones. So, which show are you following? Who is your favorite character? Do send us your Views, Reviews, Comments and suggestions about these shows. Till then Keep Watching, Keep Enjoying and Keep Reading. And as always, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter for regular updates.
I am tired, I am really….. Tired of repeating myself, that the weekend is going to be super fun and entertaining. But what to do now the channels are all set to woo there audiences with undoubtedly amazing shows lined up in the weekends.
You can have expected a little less shows due to the IPL being on air, but all the channels are determined to win over and maintain their audiences for the weekends. So as special treat to you all they have lined up exciting shows, have a look at our weekend guide, if you don’t believe it.
It looked like all is well in the Veera town, but if all goes well how the show will proceed? So here’s introducing a test for Ratan.
In a field full of men, Ratan has to not only prove her Tractor driving skills but win the race. Quite obviously the heroes never loose, then can it be said for our heroine as well? Tune in to witness the race and its winner.
We have already disclosed to our audience almost all about the new show on Star Plus that is continuing the legacy of Nach Baliye’s Success. There is no doubt that the makers, contestants, judges and the hosts will leave stone unturned in the wake of keeping you entertained. If you don’t believe us just preview it yourself Judge Farah Khan pulling the leg of Karan Mehra.
So, did you like it? So, what are you waiting for? The show airs tonight and is all set to fill you with fun, all you have to do is just tune in.
Honestly, you might as well was waiting for this episode only. Watching these kids acting, performing is a total pleasure and now to add on the actors from your favourite Zee Tv shows will join them for an act.
Grab it while you can or shall I say watch it while you can. The adults have shed their inhibitions and will join the Dramebaaz in their Dramebaazi. Although I don’t have to mention but still I will… Just tune in witness all this and more on the fiction special.
Saturdays usually marks specialepisodes for all its daily shows and this weekend is no different. While Roli is beginning to doubt the facts that Veeru has presented her after her memory loss and decides to visit police station to clear the air around the misty memory.
Anandi is all set to begin a new life with Shiv in an all new city Udaipur, although with tear stained eyes but the family and the whole village is all set to ‘Vida’ her in super grand affair.
With Sultan in equation RK is burning with jealousy, which in return is resulting in all the more trouble for Madhubala. The question that surrounds every episode is what will happen next? All we can only ask you wait and watch what these shows brings for you (in case you miss don’t worry we are here to update you always)
MTV Video Music Awards honours the best in the music video medium. As any award function today can’t be without scintillating performances,how can you expect this one to be? Well wait with baited breath for some amazing performances by your favorite stars.
Also, enjoy your favorite artists being honored by the industry for their contributions this year.
Rohini sen case Kolkata and Zara Rehman case Indore will be featured on the show this weekend . As the format goes, the show will not only show us the inaction of live events but will also decipher the events behind the respective cases and what made normal people into criminal minds.
Tune in to not only to witness what happened but to observe why and how it happened.
The whole week in the show was leading to this very moment. And it has finally arrived. The fight between good and evil, Fight between justice and power, Fight between Jalandhar and Mahadev.
All this while the audiences has loved Mohit aka Mahadev for his portrayal of Mahadev, it would be interesting to see if he can charm the audiences with a negative character as well.
Mothers love knows no bound and so it happens that when Aamna finds a young girl without any support she adopts her and start loving her own.
But there is definetly more to it, as she later finds out that the girl is not a young girl but a soul of a 25 year old lady who is up for a revenge. How will she save her family from her? The answer lies in this weekends episode so tune in to know.
With the journey of Roadies accompanies lots and lots of fights, lots and lots of politics, lots and lots in for tasks. Last but not the least it has lots and lots of twists and turns.
This episode will see the entry of Rajeev, who will take the stable earth from the Roadies and give them a shaky thin layer on which if they are able to balance themselves there journey continues or else its time for them to bid good bye for good.
Watch the worst artists from the Hindi film industry receive awards for their work in the Film Fail Awards 2013. A fun filled set of awards that no body ever wants to receive. But there work throughout the year has put them in a position to receive this honor even if they don’t want it.
A decrepit hotel hosts seven British tourists who come to Jaipur on a holiday. Each one has a past and a new ambition. Their lives intertwine with their host, who is also trying to get a grip on life. British retirees take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways.
Cast in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel : Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, PenelopeWilton, Paul Bhattacharjee, Dev Patel, Tena Desae, Lillete Dubey, Neena Kulkarni.
Live telecast of the world’s finest motor cycling champions competing to win. Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar – Main Race.
So!! That’s it? Stop rubbing your eyes so hard its all true, let your eyes relaxant get ready for the entertainment marathon this weekend and let me also rest a while it’s hard to write when you are so excited. No complaints although because we love it more than anything to help you with our weekend guide. In return all we ask is your Views, Reviews, Suggestions and Remarks on Twitter-iDubba for the guide to make it more helpful for you and also about the shows so we know what you enjoyed and what bored you. Dont forget to set reminders about your favorite shows on our iDubba app. Till then Keep Watching, Keep Enjoying and Keep Reading!!!
Hope all cricket crazy fans have memorized the dance moves and are ready to groove. And why not, after all India’s very own Premiere League is back with season 6 with a chiming caveat “Sirf Dekhne Ka Nahi”. The promotions are already on air and biggies of cricket and entertainment have been vouched in for bull’s-eye.
Let’s find out, what’s in store for GECs during this IPL. Lalit Modi’s vision to change the way people looked at this sport in the sub-continent came through in year 2008. Entire nation was gripped into the fever of this commercial cricket-cum-entertainment club and created a huge dent in the viewership of GEC shows. To the extent that shows flunking on TRP test were axed.
Wisely the GECs played safe in 2009 and did not launch new shows during IPL 2. 25 new shows were launched post the cricketing break to woo back the lost audience. The pattern though continued in 2010 and 2011 with some 10-15 shows going on air post IPL, but the IPL bubble was bursting and losing its sheen.
The GEC genre had shrunk by 4.35 per cent during IPL 4 (in the All India market), as compared to a 9.07 per cent drop it had witnessed in the first season of IPL. This is what restored the confidence in the GECs and they launched 5 new shows during IPL 5 to maintain their viewership. IPL 5 turned out to be a flop show registering the lowest TRP in last 5 years.
IPL 6, therefore, is not just another game challenge this year. Its entire existence has been put to test. Another significant dip in TRP may even result in a death blow for the league as most of the revenue is generated through Television.
Interestingly no new fiction shows are getting launched during IPL 6 which, some may say reflects that IPL brand is no longer a threat to GECs. The television fraternity seems to echo the expression. They are not ignoring the threat posed by IPL but this time, are keen to tweak the content of their existing dailies, as and when required, to maintain their viewership just like other days of the year.
So as we see it today, GECs are all set to take this challenge head-on without any major transformations. They expect a dip in TRP but not significant enough to push them over the edge. IPL down trending TRP is good enough reason for us also to believe that this time the cricket divinity may create a hiccup but shall not be able to supersede the daily shows/ soaps addiction.
Will the predictions go wrong and IPL 6 will be able to grab substantial eyeballs for its sustenance by creating a dent in GEC viewership? Will the star presence breathe life into a fading tournament? Well we will have to rely on TRP data for the answer.
What will you prefer to watch this summer – IPL 6 or your daily entertainers? Share your Views, Reviews, Comments and Suggestions on Twitter-iDubba and set reminders about your favorite shows on our iDubba app.
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Amidst all adrenaline rush and much anticipated glam roll, IPL finally kicked off on a feisty note on 2nd April, 2013. With the ceremonial lamp lighting ceremony by none other than the revered Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, the show began with some frenzied and glamorous performances.
Amogst the crowd, the who’s who of cricket fraternity was also seen. This included Rajeev Shukla, the chairman of IPL, N Srinivasan, BCCI President, Arun Jaitley, the vice-president and many others.
The show opened with KKR’s owner, Shahrukh Khan’s voice in the background booming, ‘Where the mind is without fear’. Shahrukh’s rendition to a famous Rabindra Sangeet poetry lent an ethereal feeling into the atmosphere, as the dance performances came alive with the regional song.
With a background of heavy cascade of shimmering silver curtains, the performance, which followed soon after witnessed some jazzed up acrobatics by a well trained troupe, consisting primarily of Chinese percussionists, flying drummers and a balloon performer, dropping the iconic trophy into the KKR captain’s hand.
The auditorium soon reverberated with the booming voice of Ravi Shastri’s ‘Welcome boys and girls’ captivating and sending the frantic audience into an uproar.
Starting with the Indian Cricket team captain, M S Dhoni, the team captains, signed the ‘ICC fair play pledge’, to mark the onset of the almost 2 months long festive cricketing premier league.
After the acrobatics, sky dropping performances, and some fair play petitions, it was time for what all waited for. It was time to witness a grand entry of our beloved Bollywood stars.
Dressed in a shimmering golden gown, carried on a chariot, looking no less than some Egyptian princess, Katrina’s beauty looked replete with glamour, and exquisite elegance. Dancing on her songs, Sheila aka Katrina rocked as the svelte and suave girl, throbbing every heart in the auditorium.
Soon after, it was Deepika’s turn to re-ignite the stage with her power packed and energy spiked performances. She grooved to music tracks like ‘Tumhi ho bandhu, sakha tumhi’.
Shahrukh, after a long wait, made a grand entry with ‘Main hoon Don’ and also jigged to ‘Kuch kuch hota hai’ with some children. Lending his voice to his famous dialogue ‘picture abhi baaki hai mere dost’ he swigged to some more raunchy numbers like ‘Chammak challo’ etc.
Usha Uthup and Bappi Lahiri were also rearing to go as they did Kolkata ceremony proud by singing songs from their famous compositions.
However, what made the show reach its zenith was the star performance by the famous rapper, Pit Bull, who set the stage on fire with his great performances.
The IPL inaugural ceremony, which was also reported live on TV, on Sony Six, on 2nd April, started with some casual chit chat by Gaurav Kapoor and the captains of Kolkata Knight Rider and Chennai Super Kings, in the crowded auditorium of Salt Lake stadium.
While Gaurav reported the auditorium happenings, Kapil Dev and Sidhu chatted away with Samir Kochhar about the razzmatazz, back stage, in their extra innings segment. They were accompanied by the glitzy, Karishma Kotak , apparently the newbie anchor of IPL extra innings T20, who will be reporting the nuances of the matches, shoulder to shoulder with the cricket stalwarts. She is making her debut with the 6th season of IPL. Let’s see what this lasso has to add, as a substitute to the noodle strapped ‘Mandira Bedi’?
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