Superhit Muqabla

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Superhit Muqabla
Genre MusicCountdown
Written by Siraj Syed, Pawan Sethhi
Directed by Irfan Khan Sushil Datta,
Presented by Baba Sehgal, Ekta Kapoor, Krutika Desai, Gurudas Man, Bali Bramhbhatt, Priya Arora, Shahrukh Khan, Shilpa Shetty, Chunky Pandey
Opening theme "Superhit Muqabla" by Kumar Sanu
Country of origin India
Original language(s) Hindi
Producer(s) Harish Thawani, Irfan Khan, NIMBUS TV & Sports
Running time Approx. 60 minutes
Original network DD Metro
Original release 1992 – 1994

Superhit Muqabla was an immensely popular countdown show of popular Hindi film songs that was broadcast on the Indian TV channel DD Metro of Doordarshan network, for several years in the 1990s. Krutika Desai did most of the shows including covering Michael Jackson's History tour in Bangkok.

It was a winning formula because of its pioneering format of pep talk by a host, Baba Sehgal in its earlier days, and being one of the first interactive content programs on air. The top 10 songs were decided every week by the polls sent in by the viewers. The response each week was immense in spite of the painstaking postcard polls compared to the SMS poll-ins of these days. The impact of the show can be imagined by the fact that it got its own award show SUMU Awards, which became hugely popular as well. It spawned a number of countdown shows on similar formats but none made an impact much like Superhit Muqabla. It was the first show to have its own theme see as much popularity and recognition as many of the songs featured in it.

Simultaneously the program was also shot in the Tamil language by the name SUPERHIT POTTI. It was aired from DD Chennai simultaneously at the same time. The Tamil version was not a dubbed version but was separately shot,edited and aired show which was hosted by many Tamil film and Television stars.

It was pulled off the air amidst much controversy.[1] Several failed attempts were made to revive the show.[2][3][4]


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