Bigg Boss 4 - 1st Week Review

TellyBuzz analyzes week one of COLORS' Bigg Boss 4...

Monday, October 11, 2010 | 6:40:41 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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It's been a week now since Salman Khan and Bigg Boss 4 went on air. And, we are having mixed feelings about the show, for sure. First things first, the opening episode was a downer. Though Salman tried to pep up the proceedings with his goofy antics and candid humour, it still left us cold. To make matters worse, the 14 contestants were not who we had expected, certainly not after the kind of names (read Rajesh Khanna, Sangeeta Bijlani, Bhagyashree, Saurav Ganguly etc) that did the media rounds. Daku 'haseena' (well, not quite) Seema Parihar or Bunty 'beep beep' Chor certainly didn't make the cut!

Sigh! But here we are looking at Bigg Boss after week 1.

The Desh Ka Aadesh and Aakhri Salaam episodes were full on fun and masti. As we had expected after the thanda first few episodes, Salman had to pull up his socks, vest, everything to round up the week with a bang. And that he did, whether it was asking cheeky questions to the evictee (Abbas Kazmi) or making him dance with firangi extras or even making the housemates do silly things like running in a circle like a train. All that did make up for the lost zing in the initial episodes.

To have Bejan Daruwala predict the future of the contestants was a good idea though we wish the channel could have saved him for the last couple of weeks.

On the flipside, it's dj vu as contestants seem to follow the template of contestants of those of earlier seasons. So you have Sameer Soni aka Mr Cool and Calm, a la Rahul Roy, Manoj Tiwari with his pearls of wisdom and endearing smile (as opposed to his boisterous Bhojpuri colleague Ravi Kissen or the short-tempered, wicked Raja Chaudhary), Sara Khan as the damsel in distress (she sure knows to flutter her eyelashes and play the 'babe in the woods'), Seema Parihar sharing her 'jungle' anecdotes laced with a tale or two about her poverty and inability to educate herself, Rahul Bhatt probably still trying to figure out what he's in for (we feel, his dad, Mahesh Bhatt with his bare-all life-stories would have been a better bet), Veena Malik or Rakhi Sawant of Pakistan, has already had a spat with Hrishant Goswami, not to forget her little pow-wow with Shweta Tiwari, Shweta doing her kabhi bechari kabhi chulbuli act (trying hard to be everything she is probably not!), Aanchal Kumar (the striking sweetie with a stunning wardrobe has already shed a few tears over Kazmi's exit, we wonder why), Ashmit Patel (being daddy to little Sara and eyeing Aanchal, all in a day's work), Splitsvila winner, Sakshi Pradhan  (well, whatever) and last but not the least, Begum Nawazish Ali flitting from her yin to her yang avatar…

The contestants are a mixed bunch, alright but none of them seem to be themselves, all are playing 'roles' they are required to play, or attempting to play the way their predecessors did. And that's the reason why you get that 'maine yeh pehle bhi kahin dekha hai' feeling! So we are neither shaken nor stirred when a Veena Malik recounts her story of abuse and insult or when Shweta tells us how she has been working from the age of 12 (baby, some girls start even younger, so spin us another yarn!). Worse, everyone seems to be in a hurry to milk their '15 minutes inside the House' by narrating sad, personal, 'shocking' stories, lest someone else walks away with public sympathy and votes…

Well, we surely hope, they have some other tricks too in their bag they can unleash on the hapless viewers in later weeks. For now, it's Salman and Salman alone who is the big draw of Bigg Boss 4.

India-Forums Rating : 2.5/5 (1 full mark credited to Salman)

By Suhaani Rai

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Posted on: 19 March 2012 at 8:47am
hi friends i am happy to be a part of this community

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Posted on: 16 January 2012 at 9:48pm
Come on TB
Now even BB5 is over and ur still having a BB4 article on the front page

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Posted on: 24 November 2010 at 3:19pm
AIMYloveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu soooooooooooooooooooooooooo much........................................salman

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Posted on: 13 November 2010 at 4:45pm
I love this show, it is great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted on: 02 November 2010 at 12:52pm
eeeee chal hat!!shweta rocks!

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Posted on: 15 October 2010 at 1:43am
Bigg Boss 4 - 1st Week ReviewBunty's outster and behaviour made initial days dramatic. There were a few boring days, but overall the first week was quite interesting.

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Posted on: 14 October 2010 at 2:58am
this season iz the best among all the seasons of big boss.big boss 4 rockzz........

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Posted on: 13 October 2010 at 12:38pm
Suhaani Rai the author of this article.I think the author should find an another job for herself. What a rubbish review. because her review is only her personal (re)view on the show.
Bigg Boss is very entertaining and that is the whole perpose of the show.
Who cares what happend in the previous shows???
we certainly enjoying this one!! do you all agree???

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Posted on: 12 October 2010 at 1:40am
the 1st episode was awesome, are u kidding me!!! Salmaan rocked in it, and entertained all of us really well

this article is dumb

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Posted on: 12 October 2010 at 12:44am
sameer & shweta da best on da show...yea dont like this article..

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