Sacch Ka Saamna
|Sach Ka Saamna|
A poster of Sach Ka Saamna featuring host Rajeev Khandelwal
|Created by||Howard Schultz (Lighthearted Entertainment)|
|Directed by||Arun Sheshkumar|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||48|
|Producer(s)||Siddhartha Basu (Big Synergy)|
|Running time||Approx. 25 minutes|
|Original channel||STAR Plus Season 1
Life OK Season 2
|Picture format||576i (SDTV)|
|Original run||July 15, 2009 – April 22, 2012|
Sacch Ka Saamna (Hindi: सच का सामना, "Facing the Truth") is the Indian version of the popular American reality show The Moment of Truth, which itself is adapted from the Colombian reality game show Nada más que la verdad. The 1st season premiered on STAR Plus on July 15, 2009 and aired at 11PM IST from Monday through Friday. The 2nd season of the series premiered on December 18, 2011 on STAR TV's new channel Life OK. Both seasons were hosted by Rajeev Khandelwal.
Prior to appearing on the actual show, contestants are asked 50 questions while being hooked up to a polygraph machine. The biological indicators of the contestant, such as pulse rate, blood pressure, etc. are measured and used by the polygraph to decide whether the answer is true or not. The contestant is not aware of the results of the polygraph for his or her answers.
During the actual show, the contestant is asked 21 of the same questions again. If the contestant answers honestly, he or she moves on to the next question; however, should a contestant lie in his or her answer, or simply refuse to answer a question after it has been asked, the game ends and the contestant loses all their prize money.
There are six levels of prize money in the game. The first level consists of six questions, and answering all of them truthfully will win the contestant Rs. 1,00,000 of prize money. The next level has five questions and the prize money goes up to Rs. 5,00,000. The third, fourth and fifth levels consist of four, three and two questions respectively, with the prize money being Rs. 10,00,000, Rs. 25,00,000 and Rs. 50,00,000 respectively. The final level has only one question, with the truthful answer fetching the maximum prize money of Rs. 1,00,00,000.
The questions become increasingly personal and potentially embarrassing in nature as the stakes get higher. The contestants are usually accompanied by close family members or friends, who are seated beside them and the host. Several of the questions tend to be related to the relationship between them and their acquaintances present there. Next to the guests is a buzzer, which they can use to override a question which they feel is better left unanswered. In that case, the contestant will be asked an alternate question which may be easier or tougher than the question it replaced. The buzzer can only be used once during the game.
- "Sach Ka Saamna on Life OK revels in Satyameva Jayate". afaqs!. 2009-07-10.
- "Family can press alarm bell on Sach ka Saamna!". Times of India. 2009-07-14.