|Also known as||
|Created by||Sahara One Geo TV|
|Written by||Manoj Muntashar|
|Presented by||Ayesha Takia|
|Judges|| Abida Parveen
|Opening theme||Jeet Sangeet Ki|
|Country of origin||Pakistan / India|
|Original language(s)||Urdu / Punjabi / Hindi|
|No. of episodes||30|
|Running time||65–69 minutes per episode|
|Original run||Saturday, September 8, 2012 – Saturday, December 29, 2012|
|Nabeel Shaukat Ali|
Sur Kshetra is a 2012 singing talent show or musical battle between teams of two neighboring countries: Pakistan and India aired simulcast on Geo TV, Sahara One, Colors TV, AAG TV as well as Rishtey (TV channel). The show is hosted by Indian actress Ayesha Takia. The Pakistani Team is led by singer, music director, music composer, actor Atif Aslam and the Indian Team is led by music director Himesh Reshamiya.
The show has been produced by Saaibaba Telefilms and Directed by Gajendra Singh, having Santosh Shendye as the production head . The creative Director of the show is Kshonish Palit and Associate Creative Director is Mohammad Faizan.
The contestants are judged by the jury members based on their performance and are awarded marks which is either a zero or a ten. Meaning that if the jury likes the performance they will give a 10 otherwise a 0. The marks of individual contestants are then added team wise and the team with the higher score wins and the captain of the winning team gets to choose a participant to compete for the finalist chairs in a face off. After four episodes the face off takes place and the winner of the face off gets a finalist chair which means straight entry to the finals, while the losing captain has to eliminate one of its contestants.
There were 5 finalist chairs at the start of the show. Sara Raza Khan was the first contestant to sit on a finalist chair based on the decision of the jury. Mulazzim Hussain became the second finalist after winning the face off. Yashraj Kapil sat on the third finalist chair as the captain Himesh Reshammiya left it up to the judges to decide the third finalist from his team. Budhaditya Mukherjee became the fourth finalist after winning the face off for the fourth chair. The battle for the fifth chair proved to be the most exciting as Nabeel Shaukat Ali from Pakistan and Diljaan from team India went head to head in the face off. There was a lot of drama after the face off as both the contestants sang really well and it became very tough for the jury members to decide who should be the fifth finalist Asha Bhosle wanted Diljaan to be the finalist while Abida Parveen wanted Nabeel Shaukat Ali to be the fifth finalist. The neutral judge Runa Laila refused to take the decision and threatened to walk out of the show. After much drama it was finally decided that there would be six finalists instead of five and hence both Diljaan and Nabeel Shaukat Ali made it to the finals. And in the finales Nabeel Shaukat Ali from Pakistan won the title by beating Diljaan in the face-off round.
Shahzad Ali from team India was the first to be eliminated. Indrani Bhattacharjee also from team India was the next to go. Ameer Ali from team Pakistan became the third eliminated contestant and Imran Ali was eliminated next. As Diljaan and Nabeel Shaukat Ali were chosen as the contestants to face off for the fifth finalist chair, Aman Trikha and Nadeem Abbas were eliminated.
Finally there were six finalists on the bench. Three from Pakistan and Three from India. In the Pre-finals it was announced that two finalists with minimum marks would be eliminated and remaining four participants would go through to the Grand Finals. Sara Raza Khan was unable to compete in the last two pre-finals because of her health so she along with Buddhaditya was eliminated as they had the lowest marks.
Guest Jury members
Captain: Atif Aslam
Coach: Rustam Fateh Ali Khan
- Nabeel Shaukat Ali <Winner>
- Mulazim Hussain
- Imran Ali Akhtar
- Nadeem Abbas
- Ameer Ali
- Sara Raza Khan <left the show in pre-finals due to health issues.
Captain: Himesh Reshammiya
- Diljaan <Runner Up>
- Yashraj Kapil
- Budhaditya Mukherjee
- Shahzad Ali
- Indrani Bhattacharjee
- Aman Trikha <Man of the Series>
- Sur Kshetra Latest Promo Atif Aslam Sur Kshetra. Retrieved 4 January 2012
- Himesh Reshammiya, Atif Aslam set for battle on show Sur-Kshetra. oneindia Entertainment. 22 December 2011. Retrieved 23 December 2011.
- Indian will come to know about Pakistan's culture: Atif Aslam. Retrieved 25 December 2011
- Sur Kshetra Sur Kshetra
- Nabeel Shaukat Ali wins Sur Kshetra Retrieved on 29 Dec 2012