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'. The series replaced Sony TV's long running dance show Boogie Woogie.
|Dance Premier League (DPL)|
Title card of "Dance Premier League".
|Genre||Dance reality show|
|Presented by||Hussain Kuwajerwala,|
Eijaz Khan, &
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||24|
|Production location(s)||Mumbai, India|
|Cinematography||surindra rao Asst dop = nitesh choudhary|
|Running time||Approx. 52 minutes|
|Original network||Sony TV|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV)|
|Original release||9 October –|
26 December 2009
- 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.
|Team||Uttar Ke Puttar
|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|
|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|
|Hamari Thaath Hai, Baki Sabki Waat Hai||2||2||2||2||1||9|
|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.
Winning team names shown in bold
|Date||Match||Score (R1+R2+R3)||Man of the Match|
|23 October||Uttar Ke Puttar /
|UKP: 14+17+16 = 47
SS: 10+12+18 = 40
|Bindu • Southern Sizzlers|
|24 October||Eastern Tigers /
|ET: 12+14+26 = 52
WY: 19+20+30 = 69
|Vishal • Western Yodhas|
|30 October||Central Surmas /
|CS: 18+16+30 = 64
DP: 14+14+13 = 41
|Tejas • Central Surmas|
|31 October||Uttar Ke Puttar /
|UKP: 16+22+12 = 50
ET: 11+20+30 = 61
|Bhimbahadur and Binaisha • Eastern Tigers|
|6 November||Southern Sizzlers /
|SS: 10+20+16 = 46
CS: 15+20+31 = 66
|Prachi and Ankita • Central Surmas|
|7 November||Western Yodhas /
|Santosh • Western Yodhas|
|13/14 November||Uttar Ke Puttar /
|Dinesh • Uttar Ke Puttar|
|13/14 November||Eastern Tigers /
|Ruel and Priyanka • Desi Pardesi|
|13/14 November||Southern Sizzlers /
|Karthik • Western Yodhas|
|20/21 November||Uttar Ke Puttar /
|Karen • Desi Pardesi|
|20/21 November||Southern Sizzlers /
|Antareepa • Eastern Tigers|
|20/21 November||Western Yodhas /
|Karthik and Vishal • Western Yodhas|
|27/28 November||Southern Sizzlers /
|Tharak • Southern Sizzlers|
|27/28 November||Uttar Ke Puttar /
|Dinesh • Uttar Ke Puttar|
|27/28 November||Eastern Tigers /
|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.
- "Shiamak Davar to judge Sony's 'Dance Premier League'". Business of Cinema. 23 September 2009.
- "Sony rides on IPL buzz; to replace Boogie Woogie with DPL". Indiantelevision.com. 15 September 2009. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011.