The latest season of the travelogue-reality show – MTV Roadies 5.0 – kicked off today from the sunny locales of Goa. This is the fifth season of the show and this time around, the game goes International! Apart from India, the show will see the contestants traversing across Thailand and Malaysia as well. I remember seeing the first season which had no single winner but the pseudo-winner was Rannvijay who went on to become an MTV VJ and has hosted all the subsequent seasons. I didn’t get to see season 2 but I renewed my viewership with seasons 3 & 4. Though season four is still fresh in memory, IMHO season three was the best till date. That year all the contestants seemed real and all of them had a passion for participating more than winning. Season four seemed to be like made-to-order-for-the-TRPs!
Anyways, keeping aside the bygones, the fifth season has been packaged well and is being advertised much more aggressively by MTV. Their ads try to convey a no holds barred and ruthless torture kinda environment of the show, which may or may not be true! This year the MTV Hero Honda Roadies 5.0 contestants are Shambhvi Sharma, Ankita Sehgal, Vikrant Rathore, Snehashish Das, Anmol Singh, Sonel Singh from New Delhi, Nihal Nikam from Mysore, Ashutosh Kaushik from Saharanpur, Varun Saini and Prabhjot Virk from Chandigarh, Vibhor Gupta from Dehradun, Ayaz Ahmed from Kolkata and Ankita Bajaj from Ranchi . These guys and guys have started off on the journey that could make or break them. And they better be good…coz that’s what viewers like me will want! Whatever MT Hero Honda Roadies 5.0 may be, it definitely is not easy! The one word for it is – unpredictable! The first episode telecasted today was a pointer in itself as it saw not one, but two Roadies eliminated!!!