Posted: 24 March 2006 at 5:52am | IP Logged
Ek Main Aur Ek Tu - Singing! uh...what's that??
The time's perhaps right to give the viewers some slack! First,
it's the warm weather that's having an adverse on our anatomy, and
then, when after a hard day's work one looks forward to some soothing
programming on the idiot box, there comes unnecessary drama and staged
histrionics that makes one want to hurl something at the idiot box!
The melodrama displayed on Zee's Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Ek Main Aur Ek Tu is just a case in point!
The first thing that occured to me when I decided to pen this piece
was the fact that why would anyone want to ruin a perfectly fine
programme like Ek Main...Not only is the format excellent, but it's
blessed with amazing singers who have more melody in them than all the
others (on other channels) put together.
In the beginning the show looked like a rip off of Sony's Fame
Gurukul, but in hindsight, I realised that there is more to Zee's
format than what meets the eye. The jodis are decided on the basis of
their singing compatibility, not their affection for one another or the
lack of it! There's just one singular consideration and that's one's
singing abillity and their tuning with their partner!
Leslie Lewis and Hariharan seem to gave done a great job and now
it's up to the contestants to use the opportunity. What the controversy
that erupted on the set on 23 March did, was drive attention away from
the talent on display and bare the crude and ugly side of human
sensibilities. One more thing that it did was drive the loyal Sa Re Ga
Ma Pa viewer away from the show -- "Why the hell will I watch a musical
show if all they show is drama???????" is what made me switch channels.
To put it very mildly, the little act that followed the last
performance on this Thursday was far from 'real'. The only one who
would be scarred from the whole episode will be Vishwas who decided to
speak against the wild card couple on television. If there's anything
called viewer sympathy...he will not win any here!
...and just because the show is looking for a jodi, it isn't
necessary that the host should have his hostess too! Shaan looks
positively uncomfortable and frankly the 'duet' jokes just don't work!
This is to the Sa Re Ga Ma Pa team -- Take a break...or better still.... Reality TV,...take a break!
This article says it all just what I was saying-In US will see this epi march 30th.
Edited by teenindia_usa - 24 March 2006 at 5:57am