Saturday, April 19, 2008

'Paanchvi Pass' Facebook Application fails.

Now that IPL has generated massive interest across the country and is getting headline coverage across news channels, the general entertainment channels are leaving no stones unturned to ensure that their programs get viewer shares too.

Star Plus is launching new reality game show based on super successful 'Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?' hosted by Shahrukh Khan, 'Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hai?'. Star has launched a Facebook application called 'Paanchvi Pass' which promises to give you loads of prizes if you answer all the questions correcly.All very good. I played the quiz and at most times ignored the fact that questions were no where related to syllabus of fifth class. However the problem is that some questions have wrong answers!

For example, the game tells you that first novel of James Bond series is 'Diamonds are Forever'.Actually it is 'Casino Royale'. Kolar is famous for its gold mines not Copper, the right answer would have been 'Khetri'.

These are only two of the bloopers I noticed. There can be many. I wanted to,but could not find any link for feedback. Even finding contest rules is a challenge!

It is a good idea and may be I wouldn't have written this post, had there been no talk of any prize or anything. For those who like quizzing it would have been a good timepass but when there is booty involved, you must have your house in order else you are cheating your users.

4 comments:

Vaibhav said...

Cool, looks nice ! There are lot of things with 5th std. ppl know :)

Neha said...

Hope u win Abhishek :))...though I don't know if 5th Std kids know about James Bond's novels, I don't know now... :((...whereas Kolar Gold Mines is easy...I remember, we used to have it in our GK books, though which class, can't say...All the best :))

Abhishek said...

Arre how could I win Neha! When I gave right answers to these questions they got wrong.

ashi.kacheria said...

Hey it is a very nice article . . . btw they also have an
official website www.paanchvipass.com and they have also created a Facebook application for the same http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=18614975589. I have used the application and played the PaanchviPass game. And it was fun!!!. For once, it felt nice to be ranked as "Chauthi Paas" rather than "IQ = 77": )