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Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao premiered on 13 July 2009 on Sony Entertainment Television (India). It is the first of the series of reality show Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao based on British reality game show I'm a Celebrity…Get Me out of Here!.[1] The winner of the show was Mona Wasu, who earned prize money of 10 million INR.[2]

Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao
IssJungleSeMujheBachao.jpg
A promotional logo image of "Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao".
Created byITV
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Hindi
No. of series1
No. of episodes40
Production
Producer(s)Silverback (Sweden), Miditech (India)
Running time60 minutes
Release
Original networkSony Entertainment Television (India)
Picture format576i (SDTV),
Original release13 July –
4 September 2009
External links
Website

Contents

ConceptEdit

The show is licensed from ITV's Format, I'm a Celebrity…Get Me out of Here!. The basic concept is the same, where a group of celebrities have to survive in a jungle camp without any amenities, and must compete with each other to stay on in the show.

Every contestant gets a handful of rice and some soybean or lentils for food every three days, which is clearly not enough for survival. Therefore, they must participate in various physically challenging contests and win "food credits" for themselves and their team members. Each day, the team must nominate one participant to play in the day's contest and be the bread-winner for that day.

At the end of every week, the contestant with the least number of public votes and the contestant with the most number of elimination nominations from the participants face off in an elimination task called the "Maha Jungle Challenge". The winner of this challenge gets to stay back while the loser is eliminated from the game.

The audience can vote for their favorite participants via phone calls or SMS.

Series DetailsEdit

Series Host(s) Launch date Finale date Days Celebrities Winner
Series 1 Mini Mathur and Yudhishthir Urs 13 July 2009 4 September 2009 54 15 Mona Wasu[3]

Season 1Edit

Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao
Presented byMini Mathur and Yudhishthir Urs
No. of days54
No. of housemates15
WinnerMona Wasu
Runner-upChetan Hansraj
LocationTaman Negara, Malaysia
Country of originIndia
No. of episodes40
Release
Original networkSony Entertainment Television
Original release2009

Ten Indian celebrities were chosen to participate in the first season. They were flown to Taman Negara in the rain-forests of Malaysia, where they had to stay in the jungle in an outdoor camp with little or no luxury amenities. Every contestant was allowed to carry any two luxury items of their choice, which they had to specify before the contest began. The ten celebrities were often divided into different sub-groups and made to compete among themselves every week.

Some more celebrities were introduced in later episodes as the original celebrities started getting eliminated.

The 10 original contestants were:

The 5 wildcards were:

Elimination TableEdit

Each week the audience votes to save their favourite celebrity to stay in the jungle. The celebrities with the lowest votes face each other off in the "Maha Jungle Challenge" after which the loser is evicted from the jungle.

Contestants No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 No. 4 No. 5 No. 6 No. 7 No. 8 No. 9 No. 10 Finale
Mona Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Bottom two Safe Immune Winner
Chetan Safe Safe Safe Bottom two Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Saved Runner-up
Anaida Bottom two Bottom two Safe Safe Safe Safe Bottom two Safe Safe Bottom two Evicted
(Day 54)
Akashdeep Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Bottom two Bottom two Evicted
(Day 52)
Jay Not in the Jungle
(Entered, Day 22)
Safe Bottom two Bottom two Safe Safe Bottom two Evicted
(Day 50)
Aman Safe Safe Bottom two Safe Safe Safe Safe Bottom two Evicted
(Day 47)
Kashmira Not in the Jungle
(Entered, Day 37)
Safe Safe Withdrew
(Day 46)
Marc Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Bottom two Evicted
(Day 44)
Chitrashi Not in the Jungle
(Entered, Day 22)
Safe Safe Bottom two Evicted
(Day 40)
Mika Not in the Jungle
(Entered, Day 22)
Safe Bottom two Evicted
(Day 33)
Negar Not in the Jungle
(Entered, Day 13)
Safe Bottom two Evicted
(Day 26)
Palak Safe Safe Bottom two Evicted
(Day 19)
Shweta Safe Safe Withdrew
(Day 13)
Fiza Safe Bottom two Evicted
(Day 12)
IshQ Bottom two Evicted
(Day 5)
Winning Team/Contestant Blue Team Yellow Team Blue Team Yellow Team Marc Akashh Jay Jay Anaida Mona Mona
Survivor Anaida Anaida Aman Chetan Jay Jay Anaida Mona Akashh Anaida
Face-off Challengers IshQ
Anaida
Anaida
Fiza
Palak
Aman
Chetan
Negar
Mika
Jay
Jay
Chitrashi
Mark
Anaida
Mona
Aman
Akashh
Jay
Anaida
Akashh
Chetan
Evicted IshQ Fiza Palak Negar Mika Chitrashi Mark Aman Jay Akashdeep Anaida
Withdrew None Shweta None Kashmira None
  Red Team/Merged Team
  Yellow Team
  Blue Team

HighlightsEdit

  • In the second week, 8 contestants out of 10 staged a walk out from the show as Akashdeep Saighal got bitten by bugs and worms while doing a task.[4] The two contestants who decided to stay back were, Palak Kaur Johal and Fiza Chand Mohammed.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1] Archived 16 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "News18.com: CNN-News18 Breaking News India, Latest News Headlines, Live News Updates". News18.
  3. ^ Mona Wasu wins Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao
  4. ^ "News18.com: CNN-News18 Breaking News India, Latest News Headlines, Live News Updates". News18.

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