Music Ka Maha Muqqabla (Hindi: म्यूज़िक का महा मुक़ाबला) was a reality show on STAR Plus, which first aired on 19 December 2009. 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.
Six teams, led by their own superstar captains, battled it out in this weekly music competition. The singing superstars included Shaan, Shreya Ghoshal, Mohit Chauhan, Himesh Reshammiya, Mika Singh and Shankar Mahadevan.
Each team consisted of three well-known singers and one new singer.
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.
Tajinder Singh Ahuja
Sanjeev Kumar Jha
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.Episode 6: Uday Chopra and Priyanka Chopra for the promotion of Pyaar Impossible
Episode 8: Shahid Kapoor and Genelia D'Souza for the promotion of Chance Pe Dance
Episode 11: Shahrukh Khan and Karan Johar for the promotion of My Name Is Khan
Episode 13: Arshad Warsi and Vidya Balan for the promotion of Ishqiya
Episode 17: Sharman Joshi and Tabu for the promotion of Toh Baat Pakki
Episode 18: Farhan Akhtar and Deepika Padukone for the promotion of Karthik Calling Karthik