From A Powerful Host Like Kangana Ranaut To The 13 Controversial Contestants - 5 Reasons Why You Need To Watch ALTBalaji and MX Player's 'Lock Upp'

From A Powerful Host Like Kangana Ranaut To The 13 Controversial Contestants - 5 Reasons Why You Need To Watch ALTBalaji and MX Player's 'Lock Upp'

Nawaz Kochra

The OTT universe is quite an exciting space and what I love the most about it is how it has something in store for everyone. Of course, there is thriller, romance, drama, comedy, and lots more, but the latest offering has me quite interested in how OTT platforms are also venturing into real-time show format. The latest reality show produced by AltBalaji and MX Player, Lock Upp, is on the web space. Let me tell you, I have never seen a show of this nature and I am not amazed for it coming from the platform because ALTBalaji has stood for making unique and path-breaking content right from its inception.

Check out the show's promo here:

To top that, they have brought on board a firebrand like Kangana Ranaut as the host. Right from the first promo, Kangana has appeared to be a daunting jailor, and on Sunday, as the show premiered, it was evident that messing around with the Thalavii actress is not a very good idea. However, this atyaachaari khel has a lot more to it and the points I am about to share will leave you convinced as to why Lock Upp needs to be on your watch list.

Here are 5 reasons why you need to watch Lock Upp:

1. The Host - Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut
Kangana Ranaut (Source: Instagram | @kanganaranaut)

While I have already sung praises for the Queen of this Lock Upp, I am excited to see how she sets the interesting set of contestants straight. What also excites me is to see how Kangana will not mince her words with these inmates, especially after I have gotten a little taste of her stance on the show. But what I am watching out for is who crosses this boss lady first.

2. The 13 controversial contestants

All the hype about Lock Upp has been the ones who are a part of it. However, 13 troublemakers who have taken on this challenge are the ones who have gotten me excited to watch the show. These contestants are Saisha Shinde, Kaaranvir Bohra, Nisha Rawal, Munawar Faruqui, Poonam Pandey, Babita Phogat, Swami Chakrapani, Siddharth Sharma, Anjali Arora, Shivam Sharma, Sara Khan, Payal Rohatgi, and Tehseen Poonawalla. Well, each one is better than the other, and as the game begins, my popcorn is ready.

3. An all-new format

What is also amazing about this show is the unique format. Earlier, we have seen jail being a part of reality shows but never have seen a reality show inside a jail. So having contestants literally locked up in a cell and compete for necessities is going to make it for an interesting watch.

4. Streaming Live

Yes, this Lock Upp will be up-close and personal, for, you will have access into their lives 24X7. While the highlights will be shown in a one-hour episode every day at 10:30 pm, the live stream will give you the real taste and picture of this atyaachaari jail. Honestly, I wouldn't want to miss a single moment of drama.

5. Play Games

Lock Upp Game Poster
Lock Upp Game Poster (Source: Instagram | @altbalaji)

Yes, I saved the best part for the last! If you think Lock Upp is just any other show, my friend, you are mistaken. For you too can be a part of this show and be a saving grace for the contestants, wondering how? Well, you can play interesting games on www.lockuppgame.com, and winning in these will help your favourite contestants with various powers, so don't miss this taste of the metaverse experience.

Lock Upp has totally managed to lock up my attention and with so many reasons to watch the show, I wouldn't want to miss it, come what may. This post is in partnership with AltBalaji. You can follow them on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.