Boogie Woogie (TV series)
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|Created by||Naved Jaffrey & Ravi Behl|
|Directed by||Naved Jaffrey|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||7|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production company(s)||R&N TV Productions|
|Distributor||Sony Pictures Television International (Global)|
|Original network||Sony TV|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)
|Original release||1996 – 30 March 2014|
Boogie Woogie was an Indian dance competition television series created and directed by Naved Jaffrey and Ravi Behl for Sony Entertainment Television and Sony Entertainment Television Asia. Debuting in 1996, the show was hosted by Indian film and television personalities, Javed Jaffrey and Ravi Behl. Javed Jaffrey appears as the permanent celebrity judge, while his brother Naved, also the director and producer of the show, hosted the show. The early episodes were shot in Mehta Industrial Estate in Andheri, Mumbai and later, was also shot at other film studios in Mumbai including Natraj, Filmalaya, Filmistaan, Famous, Film City among others. It is one of the oldest dance reality shows on Indian TV and it has become the longest show in India. In the earlier seasons, the judges assigned various themes to episodes, including Bollywood, Horror, Friendship among others. It was also co-hosted by Kadambari Shantshri Desai in season 1 and 2.
The popularity of the dance show has led to the creation of special championship shows, such as kids' championships, teen championships and celebrity championships, in which various Indian celebrities, such as Mithun Chakraborty, Juhi Chawla, Esha Deol, Dia Mirza, Govinda, Vivek Oberoi and Ritesh Deshmukh have participated.
Boogie Woogie was among the first shows to start special dance championships catering to different age groups. In the first two seasons, these championships would be one to two episode long and the one winner would be decided at the end of every episode.
The series' first season premiered in 1996 and ended in 1997.
After a long gap of 5–6 years, the show was relaunched by Sony Entertainment Television in 2003 for its 2nd season. After the end of season 2, Boogie Woogie was off air for sometime in 2006, before it came back in a new avatar in 2008.
During this period, Sony Entertainment Television Asia in London launched the International Boogie Woogie championships. The judging format of this show was created by Samir Bhamra.
The show held auditions for its new season contestants from 16 to 20 February 2008 in Mumbai. The new season began on Sony Entertainment Television Asia in mid-March. In the end of February or in the beginning of March 2008, the name of series was prefixed with "Videocon" under a sponsorship deal and was titled Boogie Woogie Little Champs.
After the end of the 3rd season, its 4th season was launched in the last week of November 2008.
After the end of its 4th season, Sony Entertainment Television again launched the series for its 5th season on 29 May 2009, named Boogie Woogie Mummy's Championship. The series was continuously telecast from February or March 2008 to 3 October 2009, and was replaced by the new dance series Dance Premier League from 9 October 2009. However, the series was said to be return after Dance Premier League ends.
Season 6: 2010
Season 7: 2013-2014
- Sachi Sharma Utah dance group (season 3)
- Farhad shahnawaz
- Priya Adivarekar (Season 1 and 2)
- Phulwa Khamkar (Season 1)
- Fictitious Dance Group (Season 1)
- Jaykumar Nair (Season 3)
- Mini and Group (Season 1 and 2)
- Yogesh Pathak and company (Season 1 and 2)
- Jayshree and group (Season 1 and 2)
- Damandeep Singh (Season 2)
- Abhishek sinha (season 7)
Throughout the globe, Boogie Woogie Kids Championship received mostly positive critical reception.
- Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, a celebrity dance show that was aired on Sony Entertainment Television. Now on Colors.
- Nach Baliye, a reality dance show on Star Plus.
- 2 posts tagged "boogie woogie" - Sony Entertainment Television’s Blog on Vox
- "Little celebs to contest on Boogie Woogie". Tellychakkar. Retrieved 18 February 2008.
- "Saroj Khan in new Boogie Woogie". Tellychakkar. Retrieved 25 October 2008.
- "Sony rides on IPL buzz; to replace Boogie Woogie with DPL". Indian Television. Retrieved 15 September 2009.
- "Boogie Woogie is back after a seasonal break". Tellychakkar. Retrieved 13 March 2010.
- Official website
- Boogie Woogie on SET India
- Interview with Ravi Behl
- Boogie Woogie at the Internet Movie Database