Khullja Sim Sim

Khullja Sim Sim (transl. Open Sesame) is an Indian television game show which originally aired on STAR Plus for the first two seasons, premiered on 27 July 2001.[1] The first season was hosted by Aman Verma and the second season by Hussain Kuwajerwala.[2] The third season of the series premièred on BIG Magic on 17 September 2012, also hosted by Aman Verma, produced by 4 Lions Films.[3][4]

Khullja Sim Sim
GenreGame show
Presented byAman Verma (season 1,3)
Hussain Kuwajerwala (season 2)
Original language(s)Hindi
No. of seasons3
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time49 minutes
Production company(s)Optimystix Entertainment (Seasons 1)
BAG Films (Season 2)
Original networkSTAR Plus (season 1-2)
BIG Magic (season 3)
Picture format480i
1080i (HDTV)
Original release27 July 2001 (2001-07-27) –
7 June 2013 (2013-06-07)


Khullja Sim Sim is a unique game show concept that tugs at your inherent desire to trade and win. It is an Indian adaptation of the hit U.S. game show Let's Make a Deal, which aired from 1963–77, 1980–81, 1984–86, 1990–91, 2003, and currently since 2009. It was one of the largest ever shows produced in the country, with sets that have set the standard for game shows. More than 18000 kg of stainless steel was used in the construction of the set, in addition to 2000 sq. ft. of acrylic, 2000 sq. ft. of vinyl, 2500 bulbs, 200 tube lights, and kilometers of cabling. It's no wonder that it became the top weekly game show ever since its first episode, with a loyal audience that returns every week to be charmed by the host, the games, and the fact that they never know what's coming next! Khullja Sim Sim aired on the premiere TV channel in the country, STAR Plus (part of the News Corp empire). The show went on air in July 2001, and was on for over 2 years and 105 episodes. By the time it went off air, over 1500 participants have appeared on the show and prizes worth over Rs. 2 Crores (20 Million) distributed. Khullja Sim Sim has also garnered a mention in the Limca Book of Records, 2003.[5]



  1. ^ "Khullja Sim Sim on STAR Plus". The Tribune - Spectrum. 22 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Now Hussain to say 'Khullja Sim Sim' on Star Plus". Hetal Adesara - 7 September 2004.
  3. ^ "Aman Verma back with season 3 of Khullja Sim Sim". Richa Shukla with The Times of India. 12 July 2012.
  4. ^ "BIG Magic brings back Khullja Sim Sim". 11 April 2012.
  5. ^ "Khullja Sim Sim at Optimystix webpage". Archived from the original on 22 June 2010.

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