Dance Premier League

Dance Premier League is an Indian dance reality show that premiered on Sony TV on 9 October 2009. The series is judged by the known Bollywood film actress Rani Mukerji, and famous Indian choreographer Shiamak Davar who guides all six teams as an 'umpire'.[1] The series replaced Sony TV's long running dance show Boogie Woogie.[2]

Dance Premier League (DPL)
Title card of "Dance Premier League".
GenreDance reality show
Presented byHussain Kuwajerwala,
Eijaz Khan, &
Sara Khan
JudgesRani Mukerji
Shiamak Davar
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Hindi
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes24
Production
Production location(s)Mumbai, India
Cinematographysurindra rao Asst dop = nitesh choudhary
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running timeApprox. 52 minutes
Release
Original networkSony TV
Picture format576i (SDTV)
Original release9 October 
26 December 2009
External links
[www1.setindia.com/DPL/ Website]

Format

  • The show consists of six teams, consisting of eight dancers each, that are chosen at auditions across India. One of the six teams consists of NRIs.
  • Each zonal team will play against every other zone.
  • Each match will have a solo, a duo and a group round. The tally of all three rounds will decide the winner.
  • The scoring is like cricket runs, e.g., duck, single, boundary, sixer, etc. The winning team gets 2 points.
  • At the end of each match, awards are also given just like cricket, e.g., Man of the match, most 6's, most 4's etc.
  • After the league matches the top four teams will play semifinals and then the top two will fight in the finals.
  • The points are awarded by the choreographers whose teams have not performed on the day. Shiamak Davar, aworld renowned choreographer is the match umpire and he can question or raise an objection to the points awarded.
  • Rani Mukerji, DPL ki Rani (Queen), will choose the man of the match and also award runs for the performances.
  • Man of the match gets 6 runs and these runs are added to the Round 3 score of their team.

Teams

Team Uttar Ke Puttar
[North Zone]
Southern Sizzlers
[South Zone]
Eastern Tigers
[East Zone]
Western Yodhas
[West Zone]
Central Surmas
[Central Zone]
Desi Pardesi
[NRI team]
Choreographer Pappu and Maalu Nagendra Prasad and Swaroop Uma and Gaiti Harshal and Vitthal Mini Howard
Official Supporter* Salman Khan Prabhu Deva Bipasha Basu Kareena Kapoor Himesh Reshammiya Sohail Khan
Participants Sadhika Sharma Madan Kumar AV Deepu Singh Puneet Cheema Rohit Thakur Priyanka
Varun Mishra Sneha Bhimbahadur Gurumg Vishal Sarvaiya Prachi Bhosle Ruel Dausan Varandani
Aadi Kumar Vijay Babu Pratap Singh Karthik Mohan Upasana Madan Kalpita Desai
Chirag Agarwal Kishen B.A Vishay Singh Prashant Mohan Ankita Rana Pravin
Harish Chaudar Bindu Prasarna Monalisa Mandal Rahul Khot Tejas Patil Serena Unadkat
Dinesh Mudiyar Sohan Giri Antareepa Bora Santosh Kapdi Anup Bhargav Alisha Pranjivan
Annie Anusha Sharmi Bose Shashank Malli Neharika Soni Parth Dani
Sahaj Singh Taraq Xavier Binaisha Deshmukh Karishma Chavan Sanket Pathak Karen Pereira

Slogans and points

Team Slogan Match 1 Match 2 Match 3 Match 4 Match 5 Total 
Uttar Ke Puttar Doodh Makhan Khayenge, Chakke Chudake Jayenge 2 0 2 0 1 5
Southern Sizzlers
[3rd Place]
Rasam Ki Kasam, Jala Denge Hum 0 0 0 2 2 4
Eastern Tigers Apna Jalwa Hai, Baki Sab Halwa Hai 0 2 0 0 0 2
Western Yodhas
[Winner]
Hamari Thaath Hai, Baki Sabki Waat Hai 2 2 2 2 1 9
Central Surmas
[2nd Place]
Hum Hain Surma, Bana Denge Sabka Churma 2 2 0 0 2 6
Desi Pardesi Hum Pardesi, Kar Denge Sabki Aisi Taisi 0 0 2 2 0 4
  • The Official supporters! came to the auditions merely to promote their movies which released at the time. These "official supporters" did not appear on the show.

Fixtures

Winning team names shown in bold

Date Match Score (R1+R2+R3) Man of the Match
23 October Uttar Ke Puttar /
Southern Sizzlers
UKP: 14+17+16 = 47

SS: 10+12+18 = 40

Bindu  Southern Sizzlers
24 October Eastern Tigers /
Western Yodhas
ET: 12+14+26 = 52

WY: 19+20+30 = 69

Vishal  Western Yodhas
30 October Central Surmas /
Desi Pardesi
CS: 18+16+30 = 64

DP: 14+14+13 = 41

Tejas  Central Surmas
31 October Uttar Ke Puttar /
Eastern Tigers
UKP: 16+22+12 = 50

ET: 11+20+30 = 61

Bhimbahadur and Binaisha  Eastern Tigers
6 November Southern Sizzlers /
Central Surmas
SS: 10+20+16 = 46

CS: 15+20+31 = 66

Prachi and Ankita  Central Surmas
7 November Western Yodhas /
Desi Pardesi
WY: 24+31+10+6=71

DP: 21+21+26=68

Santosh  Western Yodhas
13/14 November Uttar Ke Puttar /
Central Surmas
UP: 23+30+22=81

CS: 23+21+20=64

Dinesh  Uttar Ke Puttar
13/14 November Eastern Tigers /
Desi Pardesi
ET: 31+20+22=73

DP: 31+17+27=75

Ruel and Priyanka  Desi Pardesi
13/14 November Southern Sizzlers /
Western Yodhas
SS: 19+20+21=60

WY: 15+27+37=79

Karthik  Western Yodhas
20/21 November Uttar Ke Puttar /
Desi Pardesi
UP: 21+22+26=69

DP: 21+24+20+6=71

Karen  Desi Pardesi
20/21 November Southern Sizzlers /
Eastern Tigers
SS: 21+22+27=70

ET: 16+18+29+6=69

Antareepa  Eastern Tigers
20/21 November Western Yodhas /
Central Surmas
WY: 24+24+30+6=84

CS: 18+26+30=74

Karthik and Vishal  Western Yodhas
27/28 November Southern Sizzlers /
Desi Pardesi
SS: 30+20+28+6=84

DP: 16+24+30=70

Tharak  Southern Sizzlers
27/28 November Uttar Ke Puttar /
Western Yodhas
UKP: 18+14+27+6=65

WY: 23+20+22=65

Dinesh  Uttar Ke Puttar
27/28 November Eastern Tigers /
Central Surmas
ET: 20+23+26+6=75

CS: 24+30+24=78

Binaisha  Eastern Tigers
12 December 1st Semi-final
18 December 2nd Semi-final
19 December Match for 3rd position
25 December Face off between choreographers
26 December Finals Western Yodhas won from Central Surmas by 3 points. Karthik from Western Yodhas was declared as the Man of the series. The third place went to Southern Sizzlers.
WY team won 51,00,000 INR and Coaches won 50,00,000 INR as price money.

References

  1. "Shiamak Davar to judge Sony's 'Dance Premier League'". Business of Cinema. 23 September 2009.
  2. "Sony rides on IPL buzz; to replace Boogie Woogie with DPL". Indiantelevision.com. 15 September 2009. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011.
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