The Group Performance:
In this weeks episode we will see Bappi da singing "ek lo ek muft" from 'Guru' He will be then joined by Ashaji who sings "raat baaki" from 'Namak Halal'. After this scintillating performance by the doyen of Hindi Film music we will also get to hear Vishal and Shekhar who are going to sing "Mumbai nagariya' from 'taxi no. 9211'. If you are thinking this is the end to the performance by the celebrities, then you are wrong. Harpreet fans good news for you all. Saturday episode will start with the song "maahi ve" (kal ho na ho) sung by Aditya, Harpreet & Poonam.
Here is a good news for all Aditya’s fans who were disappointed for the reason that Ashaji did not fulfill the request of Aditya. She will be singing a beautiful Nepali song for Aditya when he welcomes her. Aditya is touched and he requests Ashaji to sing the song "yaee re yaee re" from the movie 'Rangeela' which he had sung with her when he was a kid. Aditya starts blushing when Ashaji comments on his cute face & good looks. However, we are still unaware, if she fulfilled the request of Aditya – which we might know only after watching the episode. Hope she does it soon, atleast for the fans of Aditya who are eagerly waiting for him to sing along with Ashaji.Now, for the performance by contestants of the Gharanas:
Atlast the suspense breaks as this episode is going to answer the question of – What is the role of Eklavya Gharana in this series?
Here we get to see the performance by few contestants of Eklavya Gharana who get selected by the Gharana mentors. The first one who gets selected by a Mentor is Anita Bhat and guess who selects her – Its none other than Himesh for the song "crazy kiya re" rendered by her on stage. She is followed by Sumana Ganguly who sings "mohe ghar aayi" and this song reminds Ashaji of Kalyanji. Bappida welcomes Sumana to his gharana. The Next one to leave the Eklavya Gharana is Brijesh who is selected by Ismailji for his Yalgaar gharana. What happens to the other contestants – well, lets not spoil all the suspense.
Be prepared for a big verbal disagreement between Ashaji & Himesh regarding Pakistani contestant, Mussarat Abbas's singing only Rahat Fateh Ali khan songs. This leads to a controversy of sorts & argument & displeasure amongst the mentors along with Ashaji.
This week we will also get to see Ismailji taunting Himesh when he selects Tushar as he is from Assam, reminding him about the Debojit episode & the consequent votes which came in his favour. To this Vishal & Shekhar say that voting shouldn't be region or nation biased. Only they will support the best of the lot. To this Ashaji in her own fanciful way said that "Its really miraculous that these 4 mentors are sharing the same platform today". Ismailji retorts saying that its just because of her that they have somehow maintained their dignity otherwise everyone would have seen their true colours. Looks to be quite a masala episode again this weekend.
Desh Gaurav from Ismailji's yalgaar Gharana sings "sun zara". He sings it reasonably well. We get to see something entertaining too. Ashaji will be calling on Himesh's Rock Gharana to perform by singing 'aashiq banaya apne ' by holding the microphone in Himesh's style. Himesh is very moved by this gesture of hers. This should be a real fun to watch for sure.
Mussarat Abbas sings "main jahan rahoon", again a Ali Khan">Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Song. Its Himesh's composition for the movie "Namaste London" . Mussarat makes a good attempt but Himesh sings it again for which he gets a standing ovation. Everybody appreciates Mussarat & asks him to come out of this Rahat Fateh Ali khan mode. To which Himesh retorts that he does not want to make him a jack-of-all-trades. He should focus only on one genre so that he does not have to struggle. Himesh further says that there are number of singers in India who can copy Sonu Nigam, Udit Narayan & KK. But there are no one to copy Rahat Fateh Ali. The producers cannot afford Rahat but they can certainly afford Mussarat. Himesh promises Mussarat that irrespective of his performance here in sa re ga ma , he'll give him a break within next 6 months & that song will be it'll be a super hit.
This week we also get to hear Sikandar Ali from Karachi performing “intehan ho gayi intezaar ki” for his wife whom he is missing terribly as just after 10 days of his marriage he had to come to Bombay for participating in Sa Re ga Ma pa contest. The episode then ends with a surprise for Sikandar. And that surprise is an AV displaying his marriage snaps. Obvious that he gets very emotional after watching the AV.
Thereafter there are subsequent performances by Vishal - Shekhar's Hit Gharana, Ismail Darbar
's Yalgaar Gharana and Bappi da's Josh Gharana. Saberi & Junaid perform & they are well appreciated. Even Mouli's performance is highly appreciated. The episode ends by the closing song by Desh Gaurav & Amrita who get eliminated in this round.
To know what more happens in this episode, do not forget to tune into Zee TV on May 18th and 19th at 10.00 PM IST.
Reporter: Hiral Bhatt
Contact Writer: Barnali