Music Ka Maha Muqqabla

Music Ka Maha Muqqabla is a reality show on STAR Plus, which first aired on 19 December 2009.[1] It aimed to bring a new format to music reality shows in India, which is based on teams rather than individuals. The show lasted for a total of 13 weeks.[2]

Music Ka Maha Muqqabla
Music Ka Maha Muqqabla logo
Also known asAmul Music Ka Maha Muqqabla
GenreGame show
Created byGajendra Singh
Developed byGajendra Singh
Directed byGajendra Singh
Creative director(s)Rajesh Sonawne
Presented byAyushmann Khurrana
StarringRahul Vaidya
Sharib Sabri
Aneek Dhar
Debojit Saha
Harshit Saxena
Aishwarya Majmudar
Raja Hasan
Vinit Singh
Hemachandra Vedalal
Ravi Shukla
Toshi Sabri
Himani Kapoor
JudgesShankar Mahadevan
Shreya Ghoshal
Himesh Reshammiya
Mohit Chauhan
Mika Singh
Theme music composerAnand Sharma
Annujj Kappoo
Opening theme"Music Ka Maha Muqqabla" by all six judges
Ending theme"Hoga Muqqabla" by all six judges
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Hindi
No. of episodes18 (as of 14 February 2010)
Executive producer(s)Poonam Yadav
Nilakshi Guha
Mahua Banerjee

Project head:
Dheeraj Raina
Producer(s)Nitin Gaikwad
Production location(s)Mumbai, India
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time52 minutes
Production company(s)Sai Baba Telefilms Pvt. Ltd.
Original networkStar Plus
Picture format576i
Audio formatStereophonic sound
Original release19 December 2009 
20 March 2010
External links

Six teams, led by their own superstar captains, battled it out in this weekly music competition.[3] The singing superstars included Shaan, Shreya Ghoshal, Mohit Chauhan, Himesh Reshammiya, Mika Singh and Shankar Mahadevan.[4]

Each team consisted of three well-known singers and one new singer.[2]

The show was hosted by Ayushmann Khurrana. Each week two captains competed for the highest score in order to win.

The captains that did not compete judged the performances of the singers. There were a total of five rounds in each competition. The audience and the judges gave the score. The show took place in a large outdoor stadium in Mumbai. The stadium consisted of a small section for a few audience members to stand very close to the stage. The rest of the audience sat in the back. Each member of the audience was given a voting machine where they voted when the host asked them to vote. The two competing teams sat on either side of the stage. The captains that did not compete sat in an area in front of the stage. There were background dancers that accompanied the singers when they sang. Two of the captains always sang in the final round and occasionally sang in any other rounds. A "Singer of the Day" Award was given at the end of each episode to a singer selected by the judges. The Grand Finale was won by Shankar Rockstars on 20 March 2010.


Shreya's Superstars

Shaan's Strikers

Himesh's Warriors

Mohit's Fighters

Shankar's Rockstars


  • Round 1: Jugalbandi-Two singers from different teams sing together
  • Round 2: DJ - solo round
  • Round 3: Duet-The two teams sing a medley with their captains


The scoring was based on the judges' average score and the audience's average score. In Rounds 1 to 5 the scoring was out of 20 points (10 from the judges' average score and 10 from the audience's average score). In the final round (Round 5: Muqqabla Aar Yaa Paar), the voting was out of 50 points and only the audience voted.

Celebrity guests


  1. Dhingra, Deepali (19 December 2009). "Small screen's big musical battle!". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 December 2009.
  2. "Music Ka Maha Muqabla on Star Plus". 3 January 2009. Archived from the original on 23 January 2010. Retrieved 18 January 2010.
  3. "talent hunt". The Day After. 18 December 2009. Retrieved 22 December 2009.
  4. "Get ready for 'Music Ka Maha Muqqabla'". The Times of India. 15 December 2009. Retrieved 22 December 2009.
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