Bengali TV Show - 2021 Dadagiri Unlimited Latest Updates, All Episodes


After a successful run, Bengali TV’s one of the most favourite shows ‘Dadagiri Unlimited Season 9’, is ready for its grand finale. The ninth season of the show, hosted by none other than the former captain of Indian Cricket Team Sourav Ganguly, had a spectacular journey. The grand finale will also be a gala affair. It will be a star-studded affair. Prosenjit Chatterjee, Rupam Islam, Biswanath Basu, Ditipriya Roy, and many other celebrities graced the finale episode which was shot at Biswa Bangla Convention hall recently and will have its telecast on June 5. Dona Ganguly was also a part of the special episode. Adding magic to the atmosphere, Dona will be seen shaking a leg with Dada. Here’s a glimpse…

Today Episode:

Dev, Paran Bandyopadhyay, Shakuntala Barua and others to feature in
special episodes this weekend. Dada Sourav Ganguly will welcome some celebrity participants. Superstar Dev, along with veteran actors Paran Bandyopadhyay, Sujan Mukherjee, Tulika Basu and Shakuntala Barua will be seen on the show. They had a gala time during the shooting. Paran, who is known for his acting brilliance and wittiness, engaged in a candid chat with the host. While he heaped praises on Sourav, the latter spoke highly about the veteran actor whose enthusiasm and passion is infectious. He also shared how Paran looked handsome in cool shades. Actor and MP Dev also had a fun-filled conversation with Sourav. When he asked Dada what works as a tonic for him, Dada quickly shared that ‘Cricket’ makes him really happy. And now, he has three special persons in his life. He said, “I have three tonics in my life. One is my mother, my wife and daughter. Jodio amar meye amay patta deyna (although my daughter doesn’t give me much importance).” Sourav, who is known for his wit left everyone rolled with his eloquence. Dev and his co-stars who appeared in the show to promote their new film shared their experiences during the shooting. There is no doubt that the upcoming episode will be high on entertainment quotient. Last week, ‘Dadagiri Unlimited Season 9’ welcomed some special participants along with their foreigner spouses. The fun-filled episode entertained the audience and the foreigners won hearts with their ‘Bangaliyana’.


  • Non-fiction show ‘Dadagiri Unlimited Season 9’, hosted by Sourav Ganguly, is ready with some power-packed episodes this weekend. The upcoming episode will feature the cast and crew of TV show ‘Amader Ei Poth Jodi Na Sesh Hoy’ who will face googlies from none other than Dada. Annwesha Hazra, Writwik Mukherjee, Arkojyoti Paul Chowdhury, along with veteran actor Phalguni Chatterjee, will feature in the show as the contestants. The upcoming episode will have some most entertaining moments starting from Urmi and Satyaki’s ramp walk with none other than Dada, facing googlies, Sourav’s famous witty one-liners.


  • Musical extravaganza filled with some fun-moments:
    Bollywood singer Akriti Kakar along with Srikanta Acharjee, Rupankar Bagchi, Manomoy Bhattacharya, Iman Chakraborty and Raghab Chatterjee will participate in the show. While Iman and Akriti will be seen teaching Srikanta some dance steps, The team had a gala time during the shooting of this special episode. Akriti, Srikanta, Iman, Manomoy and Raghab who were a part of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’s last season. While Akriti and Srikanta were the judges along with singers Mika Singh and Joy Sarkar, the season had Iman, Manomoy and Raghab as the mentors. They all bonded during the shooting of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’s previous season.
  • On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, Dadagiri Season 9, welcomed some young participants. They all dressed as the National Heroes of India. Host Sourav’s conversation with the young participants left the audience rolling.


Host Sourav Ganguly grooves to 'Bachpan Ka Pyar' with actress Mithai aka Soumitrisha Kundoo and others
Popular show ‘Dadagiri Unlimited Season 9’ hosted by Sourav Ganguly had a good start. Actors from Bengali TV show ‘Mithai’ featured in the show. Actors Adrit Roy, Soumitrisha Kundoo, Tonni Laha Roy, Sourav Chatterjee, Dhrubo Sarkar and Koushambi Chakraborty appeared on the show and played the game with host Sourav. Sourav was caught in a candid mood, shaking legs with Mithai aka Soumitrisha, Tonni and Koushambi. Soumitrisha and Tonni were all overwhelmed after they enjoyed a dream come true moment with host Sourav. Mithai confessed her admiration for Dada and then, they all grooved to the song 'Bachpan Ka Pyar'. Dada joined them too. Adrit, who is playing the lead role in ‘Mithai’, is a good singer in real life. He showcased his singing skill and left everyone on the shooting floor impressed with his melodious voice.The celebrities represented different districts in the show. At the end of the episode, Tonni was declared as the winner.

Sourav Ganguly hosted Dadagiri Unlimited Season 9’s first episode:
Former Captain of Indian Cricket Team and BCCI President Sourav Ganguly hosted non-fiction show ‘Dadagiri Season 9’ is launched on September 25. Gala opening, Dada’s googly, a brand new theme, interesting games, and surprises are waiting for the audience. Here’s a sneak peek into the first day’s episode, Grand premiere, Dada is ready for the brand new inning as a host in ‘Dadagiri Unlimited Season 9’. The show will have a grand premiere tomorrow. A number of surprises are waiting for the audience. With this year’s motto ‘Haat Baralei Bondhu Hoi’, ‘Dadagiri’ is set for a new journey. Special performance, The premiering episode will have spectacular performances. ​‘Ultimate Dadagiri, It is indeed host Sourav's Dadagiri who never stops amazing his fans with his charisma! With such a huge fan following and successful seasons, Dada is ready to mesmerise the audience once again. This time, he will be seen in a brand new avatar. Sources suggest, the quirky specs Dada is wearing this season are from London! ​Participants, The show will welcome participants from different walks of life who will play the game. The participants will represent different districts just like the previous seasons. ​A special moment, The very first episode will witness a special moment where an artist would present a portrait of Sourav Ganguly. The host was all overwhelmed by the gesture of the talented artist. ​When Dada got a witty reply!, The audience will see Suneel Chakraborty, a priest, as the participant. Dada, who is known for his wittiness and eloquence, asked to predict when we will get rid of the pandemic. And the reply of this contestant literally left host Sourav floored.

Contestants, Celebs, Participants:

  • Bollywood singer Akriti Kakar specially flew down to Kolkata to shoot for the special episode.
  • Along with her, popular singers Srikanta Acharjee, Manomoy Bhattacharya, Iman Chakraborty, Raghab Chatterjee, Rupankar Bagchi also shot with Dada for the soon-to-be aired episode. It was quite a starry moment as all the renowned singers graced the stage together.

Latest Update:

  • The wait is over! Dada Sourav Ganguly is back to the small screen. Earlier, ETimes TV reported, ‘Dadagiri Unlimited’, will soon launch its new season and the auditions are being conducted. And now, the good news is Sourav, whose biopic will soon be seen on silver screen, has started shooting for the season as well. Dada, himself is excited about the brand new season which will have an interesting theme.

    The team started shooting in Dadagiri’s set following COVID-19 protocols. The shooting set is beautifully decorated and will have a vibrant feel this season. Dada too, will be seen in his most handsome avatar. With his new specs, Sourav’s current look is quite trendy. Sourav shared a photo on his social media page and fans simply couldn’t keep calm. They are eagerly waiting for the show’s launch.

    While the stage is all set to kick start the new season, Dada is looking forward to welcome new participants to the show. Just like the previous seasons, ‘Dadagiri’will feature both commoners and celebrity participants.

    The non-fiction show is one of the most popular programs on Bengali television and witnessed an immense response from the viewers. The show is an instant hit. It enjoys a huge fanbase despite running all these years. Thanks to Sourav’s witty comments, eloquence and his charm, Dadagiri truly rules Bengali television and keeps scoring well on the TRP charts. Despite being aired in the weekends, the show outshines all other popular daily soaps in terms of TRPs.
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    Rival TV channels at loggerheads to cast Sourav Ganguly as host?

About the show:
  • Dadagiri Unlimited is a Bengali language quiz show telecast by the Bengali TV channel Zee Bangla. The show is hosted by former Indian cricket team captain Sourav Ganguly.
  • The contestants are chosen by a preliminary selection round held in different parts of the state West Bengal; every contestant represents their respective districts of West Bengal. The show premiered in 2009. The title track has been penned by Srijit Mukherji. and sung by Arijit Singh.
All Seasons Winners: The winning districts of Dadagiri Unlimited in different seasons are :
  • Season 1 – Kolkata
  • Season 2 – North 24 Parganas
  • Season 3 – Bardhaman
  • Season 4 – North 24 Parganas
  • Season 5 – Bardhaman
  • Season 6 – East Midnapore
  • Season 7 – North 24 Parganas
  • Season 8 – Darjeeling
  • Season 1: In 2009, Kolkata won the finale (Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan was the celebrity guest in the finale episode of the first season);
  • Season 2: North 24 Parganas won. Dadagiri season 3 was organized in 2012 and was hosted by Mithun Chakraborty.
  • Season 3: The then undivided Bardhaman secured the trophy of Season 3.
  • Season 4: Started on 26 August 2013, and ended on 23 February 2014. This season, the main host, Sourav Ganguly hosted the show. In this season, North 24 Parganas secured the win for the second time (Bollywood personalities Farhan Akhtar and Vidya Balan were celebrity guests in the finale of season 4, who came to promote their film Shaadi Ke Side Effects).
  • Season 5: Started on 17 November 2014.
  • Season 6: Began on 11 January 2016, and ended on 3 July 2016.
  • Season 7: Began on 10 June 2017 and ended on 25 February 2018.
  • Season 8: Started airing from 3 August 2019 and temporarily halted in March 2020 due to the lockdown measures taken to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. After the lockdown, it started airing in late August 2020, ending with the Grand Finale which was aired on 13th September, 2020.

Sometimes, a number of Bengali celebrities or renowned personalities come to play the game for the bottom six districts on the list.

Former captain of Indian Cricket team and BCCI President Sourav Ganguly is having a successful inning on Bengali television as a host. Popularity of his show ‘Dadagiri Unlimited’ is unparalleled and TRP reports are proof of it. Now, rumour mill has it that a leading Bengali television channel is keen on casting Sourav as a host for one of its non-fiction shows. Industry sources suggest that Sourav was approached by the channel too. Sourav, who is busy with his other commitments, hasn’t replied yet. Meanwhile, the channel airing 'Dadagiri Unlimited', is keen on launching a new season, too.
Launched in 2009, ‘Dadagiri Unlimited’, successfully concluded its 8th season declaring team ‘Darjeeling’ as the winner. Sourav’s natural hosting skills, sense of humour, and undeniable charm made the show a huge success.

Sourav’s eloquence made the quiz show quite entertaining. His off-field googlies never missed a chance to entertain the audience. Though the show is only being aired on the weekend, in terms of TRPs, it gives a tough competition to all other daily soaps aired 7 days a week. The show has welcomed Bollywood stars and eminent cricket personalities. Sachin Tendulkar, Shah Rukh Khan, Farhan Akhtar, Vidya Balan, Bipasha Basu, and many others have graced the show.
It will be worth a wait to see what Sourav has to say about the news shows that he was approached for.

Earlier, Jisshu U Sengupta, who was mostly seen hosting singing reality show ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’, gave a green signal to the rival channel and hosted two TV shows ‘Super Singer’ and ‘Hasiwala and Company’. Actor Abir Chatterjee stepped into his shoes and hosted the recently concluded season of ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’.

Srabanti, who shared the panel of judges with Jisshu in reality show ‘Dance Bangla Dance’, signed a contract with the same channel and hosted ‘Superstar Parivaar’. She was the judge of ‘Dance Dance Junior’ as well.

Format, Rounds:
  • Selection Round, Six contestants are selected in this round. This round was dropped in later seasons.

  • Toss Round, Six selected contestants from 23 districts of West Bengal and a contestant representing Team India participate in this round. Six clues are given for a single answer, from which the participants have to guess the answer. From season 4, a seventh clue had been included, which was presented after the participants finalized their guess in the sixth clue. The participants' 'runs' are deducted if their guess is wrong, while they are awarded points if their guess is correct. The number of runs awarded or deducted depends on the number of clues the contestant used to finalize his/her guess. In the later seasons, this round has got tougher with the clue being vague and the answers unexpected. In season 8, participants need to write their guesses from the first clue but without telling anyone, which is revealed at the end before announcing the seventh clue i.e., the answer.

  • Powerplay Round, All six contestants play this round. Random questions of nine people are selected to ask the contestants. If they are able to answer without taking options, they get 12 runs. They can also select from questions valued two, four or six runs if they wish. A two-run question includes two options, a four-run question has three options, while a six-run question has four options.

  • If any other contestant thinks that the contestant's answer is wrong, he/she can challenge that particular contestant, receiving double runs if the answer is correct, but losing double runs if the answer is wrong. One contestant is eliminated at the end of this round.This round was renamed as Bouncer Round in season 7.
  • Cover Drive Round, Here, the contestants are given some audio-visual questions to answer. Questions range from one to four runs (score). The contestants are questioned, without options, on either a video or an audio clip, depending on their choice. The help and challenge options are also available here. This round is quite similar to the Power Play round; only the question pattern is different.

  • Googly/Doosra Round, The Googly and Doosra round is quite similar to the type of bowling in cricket it is named after. As the bowler surprises the batsman with such a delivery, the contestants are also baffled by riddles or rebus puzzles. This is perhaps the hardest round in the game, but certainly the most enjoyable. Each contestant can choose from googly and doosra. As a doosra question is more difficult, a contestant gets 12 points for the right answer and minus 12 points for the wrong answer. A googly question has six points. A contestant gets six points for the right answer and minus six points for the wrong answer. Others cannot challenge the contestant (who is asked the question) in this tricky round.

  • Slog Over Round, This round was called Full Toss Round in season 7. The remaining three contestants are asked 12 questions. Previously (before season 5) the number of questions was 18. The fastest one to press the buzzer after the question is asked gets to answer the particular question. One who manages to answer consecutive three questions correctly gets a 'free hit' which means that there will be no negative marking for him in the question. Questions that all the contestants have failed to answer are asked to the Runners' Bench at random. One contestant is eliminated.

  • Bapi Bari Jaa, The remaining duo is head-to-head in this final obstacle to victory. The contestants are told to choose from six subjects alternatively, from which they will be asked questions. Similar to the Bouncer round, one can challenge the other. If they decide to challenge in this round, their answers are kept unknown to each other until they have finalized them.

The contestant who has scored more runs wins the game.

In season 3 'Bapi Bari Jaa' round was renamed as 'Check Mate' round, in season 4 it was again named as 'Bapi Bari Jaa'. 

Chief Guests

  • Season 1 – Shah Rukh Khan
  • Season 2 – Prosenjit Chatterjee, Jeet & Mithun Chakraborty
  • Season 3 – Alka Yagnik & Udit Narayan
  • Season 4 – Farhan Akhtar, Vidya Balan, Prosenjit Chatterjee & Rachana Banerjee
  • Season 5 – Bipasha Basu, Monali Thakur & Palash Sen
  • Season 6 – Ankush, Mimi Chakraborty, Nusrat Jahan & Sayantika Banerjee, Jeet
  • Season 7 – Sachin Tendulkar
  • Season 8 – Raghab Chattopadhyay, Manomoy Bhattacharya, Upal Sengupta, Anindya Chatterjee, Anupam Roy, Mir Afsar Ali, Rupankar Bagchi, Somlata Acharya
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