Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Indian Cinema Quiz at B.J.Medical College - Report

Date: 18 Feb, 2007 (Sunday)
Venue: B J Medical College, Pune
Quiz set by: Kiran, Snehal, and friends

1st: Niranjan + Ramanand
2nd: Phani Babu + B. V. Harish Kumar
3rd: Safal + Satyanshu
4th: Sameer + Anand

Report

* Like last time, had an enjoyable time at the cinema quiz
* Was completely Hindi-cinema oriented this time
* Criticisms: many qns were too easy, and lifted from the Penguin Indian Cinema quizbook
* Interesting aspects: they have a very different format (with lots of buzzer questions, elims with -ve marking etc.) which forces teams to react differently
* Harish and his dad (making his debut on stage!) were off to a good and early lead. Safal and Satyanshu had one dream round where they got all 4 buzzer questions set in the era 71-85, though some of it was due to some strategic buzzing. Niranjan and I made up in the exclusively-buzzer round (we had a missed a few earlier, which given the easiness of questions was almost fatal). It was tight and could have easily remained with the leaders. Blame it on buzzers
* A nice aspect was the reading out of little tidbits about the personality or film involved in each answer. The organisers had put in a fair amount of effort to create the slides and audio/visuals, for which they are to be commended. But some more effort on content is needed.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

questions please
Sancho

Ramanand said...

will try, but unlikely to be able to get them.

GuNs said...

I have left a comment on your older post. Please drop a reply on my blog.

http://notesandstones.blogspot.com/2004/06/history-of-verve-quiz-1998-to-2004.html

GuNs said...

But you didnt answer my query. Where can I find info on the verve? Are you all still students or have you moved to being professionals like me?

-PeAcE
--WiTh
---GuNs

KK said...

this is kiran kumbhar, one of the organisers... i wud lyk to clarify that NONE of d Qs in d quiz were picked up from anywhere... i havent seen that book yet (or for that matter 'any' book on indian cinema, since we based our quizzes entirely on reliable info derived from the Web).. altho we r doubly joyed that our 'original' Qs r d same as framed by the xperienced quizzers of d book...

Ramanand said...

KK: didn't mean any offence - it's just that many of us there saw many questions similar to the book, so it was a conclusion we came to. if you didn't do it, bravo!