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DC: The reality of reality-ASA

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Posted: 16 June 2012 at 10:46pm | IP Logged

Reality of reality

Reality of reality

I had a nice little plan. To get into Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 5 mood, I was going to watch Aasman Se Aage (Life OK), a show that throws sharp-sharp light on reality dance shows. Iss show ka concept bahut jana-pehchana hai. DC, or Dev Chopra, is the judge, producer and director of a telly dance competition. Only two things matter to DC: ek toh DC himself, and doosra, TRPs. Every decision he takes is either to satisfy his own ego, or it's an offering to the TRP God.

DC's dance show has two more judges Sanam, a cross-dresser celebrity with a mind of her own, and item girl Mahua. There are also contestants, a screaming anchor, and nodding studio audience. There are big prizes and stardom to be won, dramatic long pauses before winners and losers are announced, rona-dhona and everything else that a dance show has. Except that Aasman Se Aage is not a reality dance show. This is a show that shows the real reality of reality dance shows. And it's not the mood for a spoof; it's more in expose mode.

Badi hi chalaki se the creators of Aasman Se Aage have mixed and matched the tension and excitement of reality shows and the tried and tested saazish-syappa scenarios of our daily soaps.

We get little on-stage dancing, but there are lots of candid, parda-faash moments. During the "breaks" in the dance competition, we listen in on the judges' creepy politics, watch pushy parents cursing other parents and rival contestants exchanging deadly glances. We are privy to off-camera bitching, snide remarks, killer looks, and kaun sa contestant kis judge ka favourite hain, aur kyun. We see how contestants, and TRPs, are manipulated by flogging stories of poverty and family tragedies.

But, just as I was getting in the mood, Kya Hua Tera Vada (Sony) mein Jatinji ne entry mari aur ek hi neat stroke mein sab ke tote-shote uda diye.

Oye hoye! Kya moment tha when Jatinji told Mona's in-laws, "If you don't mind, I'd like to marry your bahu." Hain! Everyone was giving priceless hakka-bakka expression and Mona's ex-husband Pradeep toh itni tension mein tha that he was swaying aage-peeche, as if trying to push out last bits of obstinate potty.

Mona, who was upset and muttering "how can I remarry... I'm not a piece of furniture that anyone can come and claim me", took me back to Salma Agha's famous line to Raj Babbar in Nikaah, "Mein tairti, tairti thak gayi hoon Haider, mujhe kinara chahiye." Monaji, a brief halt hi sahi, kuch der toh Jatinji ke dil ke bageeche mein tehel lo. Hai, bada maza aayega.

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Posted: 17 June 2012 at 4:04am | IP Logged
The minute i warm up to DC feel emotional about him Life ok decides to take it all away from me. I have no option left other than wait for Apu's next character. I am still waiting for some magic to happen. Thanks for sharing

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Posted: 18 June 2012 at 12:50pm | IP Logged
A show Like ASA, is mapped with any reality or desi show where the crux is TRP and to some extent the reach of fame, since they are intervened together and thats the hard fact !

LifeOK is ruthless and thats all I can say, Apurva as DC is fantastic to have given a breakthrough to himself and to bring the crux of viewership which deals with TRP..
After watching ASA I will find all reality show twisted even the regular shows can easily be mapped to genius brain of DC why the producer and channel crave for TRPs! DC is a Genius for the world of television and Apurva is doing a role of a lifetime which the channel is brutal to axe for their selfish reasons and the viewers who genuinely watch this show will be at a loss..Ouch

Thanks for sharing Tanu !

Edited by shanti05 - 18 June 2012 at 12:51pm

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Posted: 18 June 2012 at 3:31pm | IP Logged
thanks for sharing Tanu!!




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Posted: 19 July 2012 at 11:28am | IP Logged
channel has done the most cruel thing ...So many shows are there showing the same stories and the trend is getting so boring, One show which was getting to be different and gave a lot of inner understanding to human behavioir and streght to go to fetch the goal and its pulled out.. DC was an amazing character  and Apurv showed he is a stalworth

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