Posted: 04 January 2011 at 5:09am | IP Logged
I appreciate everyone's takes. Here's mine:
1.) Shekhar: The initial zing which I had liked in his first performance is no longer there! I was so wishing Sushant had done something like that in his first performance! And now what is Shekhar and his choreo doing?
I think Shekhar has lots of potential and his choreo really needs to work hard to bring it out in a better way.
2.) Ragini: When I had heard of the concept, then itself I was think how are conjoined twins gonna dance? If one is in love with Rags, then why should the other dance with joy and so on- doesn't make sense. And I was right. Very good concept, no doubt, but dance is foremost. They should have thought of it a little bit as how to whether the idea is executable or not. Just getting good ideas is not enough.
Ragini sure has a lot of potential- Neerav should use that and put the story alongside the dance.
21 was okay I think.
3.) Sushant: Some people said it wasn't as good as his 'Mrityunjay' performance. But I feel one cannot compare it with Mrityunjay. Mrityunjay laid more stress on storytelling and scenes, this one laid more stress on the 'three' and the dance-modern contemporary- expressing solely through body mvements. Mrityunjay was more on the classical side, this was a completely different form. Mrityunjay was a controlled yet fierce performance, this one was expressed in a different way. Mrityunjay was devised to be made grand, larger than life, this one- owing to its patriotic theme- was deliberately made to be somber.
I feel the two cannot be compared. If asked to chose one, I would chose Mrityunjay, I liked it more cos of its grandness and the story- but this act was perfect too. I understand why the judges gave Sushant a 30- he had done justice to the theme he had chosen- a patriotic one- done in a somber way, with perfect body language, and a really strong concept. He clearly had the best concept- when you hear the word 'three' the first thing that you imagine (If you are an Indian) is obviously the tricolour. It is synonymous with 'three' I feel.
It would have been difficult to deduct marks, especially when the 3 had conveyed the message and theme most beautifully. Their expressions were spot on. The best part I liked was when Sushant (signifying peace) almost died out due to the fights between the two girls (signifying our religious fanatism which always affects the innocent party most)
. Even the ending I liked- it was like a warning- when the two girls ran to a dying Sushant (peace)---- the message was---- analyse where we are going wrong before you ruin everything for everyone.
I always praise Sushant and Shampa, but I'll give a special word of praise here for Rashmi. Very good job done.
All in all, a well deserved 30, though Mrityunjay remains my favourite as of now.
4.) Finally---- Daya:
I'll be honest, I didn't like the scores given to him. I mean, if they were portraying Circuit and Munna Bhai, then they would be doing 'bhai type' steps na? So why should that be dismissed? I felt that the basic steps were a requirement of the dance this time. IF we had seen Munna and Circuit doing some complex dance, it wouldn't have gone with the theme.
Okay, choreography is important, but come on judges-- so less? I would have given him 24.
I want Daya to come with a dhassu performance next week, even Shekhar. They have the potential.
Edited by nikitagmc - 04 January 2011 at 5:23am