Emotional Weekend in Reality Shows...

How was the musical treat this weekend? Were the eliminations fair, was the performances top class? What stood out like a sore thumb? Read the critical review this week and see if your views match or not.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008 | 11:07:32 AM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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The patriotic songs always manage to leave one choked with emotions. This week being the Republic day special, it was expected that the songs would make the viewers' tear glands go on an emotional overdrive. But it was not just good renditions that brought out the emotions – from judgmental error, to thought provoking sentiments, to dramatic overkills, to exasperated reactions – all of them contributed to make this week an out and out an EMOTIONAL one.

SVOI this Friday saw the elimination of Jayant, yet another unfair elimination. Vyom is the contestant who should have been eliminated based on his acid test performance but because of high marks from one judge, the whole result got turned against Jayant and he paid the big price. Question that arises now is - how fair are the judges in their judgements? Sonia and her emotional family reunion on the stage was something that could have been avoided. But the most deplorable act done by the producers of the show was using improper National Flag on the show. A show that was dedicated to the Nation failed to respect its National Flag!! It was 26th January, and when the whole nation celebrated its Republic Day, the flags used in the show did not carry the Ashok Chakra!!! Such an act is really very sad, disappointing and totally unfortunate!

SaReGaMaPa L'il Champs this week saw elimination of Vaishali. Looks like after the initial hiccups now the public is voting, keeping in mind the performances and giving fair results. The show now has got its top five after this elimination. Even SRGMP saw personal drama being dragged into the show. The Anamika part could easily have been kept aside from the show on Friday. It completely marred the ambience of the show which was going on so well before that. Saturday the Republic Day celebrations saw all the five contestants give some of the best performances with Anamika again stealing the show.

K for Kishore is improving as far as singing is concerned but it still has a long way to go. Eliminations in this show are very confusing and do not follow a fixed rule. If one week there’s no elimination, then in another week, we see one while in some we see two eliminations, like this week which saw Vinod and Sameer bidding adieu to the show. It was fun watching Bappida and Sudesh Bhosle performing on the parody of the song “Ek Chatur Naar”. Friday Indian Idol Abhijit Sawant was the special guest on the sets and he made sure to steal everyone’s heart with his Kishore songs.

It was again Mission Ustaad which came out to be the best show during this week. The theme was Mother Earth and how to take care of it. All the performances were awesome, but it was the Brahmastra round which saw all the four couples giving out some really awesome compositions. Judges had a hard time selecting the Brahmastra winner and Mohit-Vasundhara Das went off with the trophy this week. But this Jodi needs to work on song selection in the other round. Their song never matches the theme or the message that they pass over to the viewers.

This week the themes were gripping enough to keep the viewers hooked to the shows. Unfortunately the creative team of few shows felt otherwise and infused too much of unnecessary drama to hang on to publics’ emotion and attention. It’s time the show producers realize, that sometimes subtlety delivers a message much more effectively than any such infused reality dramatics.

Author: Barnali

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Posted on: 02 February 2008 at 12:30pm
Good article/pictures.

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Posted on: 31 January 2008 at 7:54am
i luved saregamapa cuz of da song sonu sang!

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Posted on: 31 January 2008 at 7:10am
Regarding Anvesha : She is a great singer, perhaps one of India's best ones now, but this is what happened this time:
1. She chose a wrong song.She was too concerned if she could keep track with the track or not and while trying to be technically perfrect, she forgot the lyrics.

Even Shreya?Pritam mentioned that, didn't they?

I have seen better perfromance from Anvesha before.So keeping that in mind,I do not believe Anvesha's this week was really a great one !

As far as your comments regarding SRGMP, well its your no comments.

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Posted on: 31 January 2008 at 7:05am

1. Me copying Sonu :Ha ha that was a good one comparing me with Sonu Nigam.Sonu a has a face value, so far all his claims have had a good statistical backing.Aise hi hawa mein baat nahi karta hain woh. Atleast his say and deeds have a footing, important enough to be taken seriously.But my dear, can you substantiate your claims-Seems even this second wild card thing that u posted here also was a mere speculation like the one just like the other one forcasting Sonu's actions had been?

3.Jaya have you had a look at the TRP rating this week? Seems the public across India is actually enjoying the SRGMP show. Well, does that make them all non music lovers ...? ha ha....

2.Regarding objectivity : To become objective one needs to have the perspective right.A National Flag disrespected is a big issue whether it happens in a musical show or in the roadside! A person can be music lover but foremost he/she is a person with sentiments.And to those sentiments disrespecting of the country's flag matters.

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Posted on: 31 January 2008 at 2:52am
Bhaskar - I was talking of the performances... and you are talking of all the non-musical factors!

Its time we stop mixing the 2 and become more objective!

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Posted on: 31 January 2008 at 2:20am
Pleaseeeee Jaya... Lets not talk about patriotism with respect to VOI.

A show which is celebrating Republic Day but shows disrespect to National Flag should not talk of Patriotism.

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Posted on: 30 January 2008 at 11:05pm
Adi - you almost sound like Sonu to me... And you know why ;)

Anwesha failed to deliver? When? 'Zindagi maut na ban jaaye' was a beautiful rendition by her.. She stopped in between just because the musicians had messed up with the tempo of the song initially... Even Areeb and Vyom gave wonderful performances!

Rather - it was on the Lil Champs when none of the renditions could actually arouse any of the patriotic sentiments... Lacked feel- all of them!

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Posted on: 30 January 2008 at 9:20pm
Lets stick to this week as it's this week's review. And this week Anwesha failed to deliver leave aside the rest of the CU's. The way they got the hype and the pressure built around them that now they have started cracking and showing inconsistant performances.

@Jaya : IN reply to your previous I would like to say it's better to keep things clear rather than get others read some wrong facts. SRGMP has announced it's finals which is slated after 4-5 weeks. There's no more wild card rounds.

SRGMP makes sure to stick to a format and usually thats a simple one commonly used.

All these things with the fun element is what is making the show getting such high TRP's than all the other reality shows.

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Posted on: 30 January 2008 at 8:52pm
I think Jayant's elimination was justified. On that particular day even after Vyom choked up, he still sounded excellent. whereas Jayant performance wasn't upto par. I think it is only fair that Jayant got eliminated.

However i totally agree with the whole Anamika episode. That looked so staged. How come Anamika was the only one to announce this heart attack episode? Didn't the show producers and directors let the other kids know?

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Posted on: 29 January 2008 at 11:55pm
Anamika selected a difficult song on the Republic Day special - yes... But then, she sounded quite nasal specially in the higher notes in that rendition of hers.. plus her problems with diction continues... So everything together, I wont regard that performance of her very high...

Anwesha selected one of the most difficult songs as well, and though the musicians messed up initially with the tempo and she had to pause, what she rendered after that was flawless...

Infact there is no point even comparing Anwesha with others as she is perhaps the best talent we have seen in years in any of these reality shows!

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