Back Benchers

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Back Benchers
GenreQuiz show
Presented byFarah Khan
Country of originIndia
Original languageHindi
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes20
Original networkFlipkart Video
Original release19 October 2019 (2019-10-19)

Back Benchers (Class ka Pehla Din) is an Indian celebrity quiz show hosted by film producer and director, Farah Khan.[1] The show debuted on Flipkart Video in October 2019, featuring Anil Kapoor and Shilpa Shetty as the first guests.[2][3][4]


Back Benchers is a non-fiction show which features Bollywood celebrities as students. Back Benchers is the first original series from Flipkart Video[5] and can be watched for free on the Flipkart app in the Flipkart Video section.[6] The show is hosted by Farah Khan who portrays the dean of the school.[7] Every episode sees stars trying to get the position of a Back Bencher in Farah's class. The show puts the guests in the hot seat, testing their general knowledge through a series of oral as well as written tests.[1] Celebrity guests can score marks on every right answer across three different rounds, additionally, guests can also score grace marks as awarded by Dean Farah Khan upon performing entertaining acts during the show. The series consists of 20 episodes in its first season and the first episode was broadcast on Flipkart on October 19, 2019.[2]

Regular Segments[edit]

The show consists of three segments, after each round, the scores are revealed and the guest with the most points wins

Oral test: In this round, questions are asked to the guests to test their general knowledge

Written test: The guests are asked to write down their answers on the blackboard

Speed test: The segment includes a rapid-fire Q and A with Farah asking guests a similar set of questions

Step of the day: Farah challenges her guests to replicate a pre-decided step of the day which is then thrown open to TikTok users[7]


During the first season of Back Benchers, several Bollywood celebrities have visited the show and participated in fun and games. The entire list is present

Episodes Titles Guest(s) Duration
1 Jhakaas Anil vs Royal Shilpa starring Anil Kapoor & Shilpa Shetty Anil Kapoor & Shilpa Shetty 35m
2 Saand Ki Aankh Special starring Tapsee Pannu, Bhumi Pednekar, & Vineet Kumar Singh Tapsee Pannu, Bhumi Pednekar, & Vineet Kumar Singh 31m
3 Sporty Sania Vs Filmy Parineeti starring Sania Mirza & Parineeti Chopra Sania Mirza & Parineeti Chopra 29m
4 Made in China Special starring Rajkumar Rao & Boman Irani Rajkumar Rao & Boman Irani 29m
5 Murga Bana Shikaar starring Manoj Bajpayee & RJ Naved Manoj Bajpayee & RJ Naved 29m
6 Get 'Fukrey'ed on Back Benchers starring Richa Chadda, Manjot Singh, & Varun Sharma Richa Chadda, Manjot Singh, & Varun Sharma 35m
7 Jacqueline Rohit go bonkers starring Rohit Shetty & Jacqueline Fernandez Rohit Shetty & Jacqueline Fernandez 32m
8 Copycat Choocha starring Varun Sharma & Sonakshi Sinha Varun Sharma & Sonakshi Sinha 36m
9 Marjaavaan Special starring Riteish Deshmukh, Rakul Preet Singh, & Milap Zaveri Riteish Deshmukh, Rakul Preet Singh, & Milap Zaveri 30m
10 Hot Malaika Vs Cool Maniesh starring Malaika Arora & Maniesh Paul Malaika Arora & Manish Paul 37m
11 Jahnvi Ke Choocha Bhaiya starring Janhvi Kapoor & Varun Sharma Janhvi Kapoor & Varun Sharma 29m
12 Ananya Ke Tony Stark starring Ananya Panday & Chunky Pandey Ananya Panday & Chunky Pandey 31m
13 Arjun as "Sanju Baba" starring Arjun Kapoor & Kusha Kapila Arjun Kapoor & Kusha Kapila 34m
14 Bharti Padi Bhaari starring Bharti Singh & Raveena Tandon Bharti Singh & Raveena Tandon 0m
15 Pati Patni Aur Woh Special starring Ananya Panday, Bhoomi Pednekar, & Kartik Aryan Ananya Panday, Bhumi Pednekar, & Kartik Aaryan 35m
16 Musical Ride with Vishal and Shekhar starring Vishal and Shekhar Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani 34m
17 Dhuandaar Gaurav with Gorgeous Neha starring Gaurav Kapoor & Neha Dhupia Gaurav Kapoor & Neha Dhupia 32m
18 'Flute'licious Neha Kakkar starring Neha Kakkar & Jassie Gill Neha Kakkar & Jassi Gill 29m
19 Wasseypur Ki Rani starring Huma Quershi & Prajakta Koli Huma Quershi & Prajakta Koli 27m
20 Anna and Bhidu starring Suniel Shetty & Jackie Shroff Suniel Shetty & Jackie Shroff 35m


  1. ^ a b "Farah Khan to test general knowledge of celebs on Backbenchers, shoots with Parineeti Chopra and Sania Mirza". Hindustan Times. 14 October 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Farah Khan's Quiz Show Backbenchers Will Take You Back To School Days". Mid-Day. 16 October 2019.
  3. ^ Ganjoo, Shweta (17 October 2019). "Flipkart launches Video Originals to take on Amazon Prime video". India Today.
  4. ^ "Farah Khan apologises for hurting religious sentiments". India Today. 27 December 2019.
  5. ^ "Flipkart to take on Amazon, Netflix; first original series 'Backbenchers' to release this month". Business Today. 16 October 2019.
  6. ^ "These Celebrities Played The Ultimate General Knowledge Quiz On Farah Khan's Backbenchers & We've Kept Score". India Times. 23 November 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Flipkart Video Originals की नई पेशकश, 'बैकबेन्चर्स' सोशल मीडिया पर दर्शको को बना रही अपना फैन" (in Hindi). News18. 25 October 2019.

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