This week SaReGaMaPa show was a
gala event filled with music, fun, laughter, drama, emotions, live
orchestra, 22 celebrities, and not to forget the music release and much
more. Watching the last week's studio performance by the 3 finalists,
was definitely a treat and to top it up, the cherry on the cake was to
see live orchestra back on stage on Friday. The sweetness however
turned saccharine sweet seeing the song selection by the contestants.
They could have selected far better songs. The 22 celebrities from
Bollywood in the SaReGaMaPa sets on Saturday not only set the record
for the maximum number of celebrity guests for a day, but changed the
geography of the show as well – it was less musical but more fun
filled. It was evident that this episode was set for bidding farewell
to Challenge 2007, as all the mentors and the contestants had more fun
dancing with the celebrities’. To everyone’s surprise, viewers even got
to watch the most silent mentors - Shekhar and Ismail Durbar performing
some exclusive dance steps.
Mentors of these reality shows should make sure that they maintain the
dignity of the show. But this is lacking the most in these shows at
times. Himesh was found commenting on issues that has no bearing to the
show, and at times it was beyond the comprehension of the viewers as
well. He seems to have turned into a brand ambassador for each and
every film that comes to the show for promotion and makes sure to
remind the viewers in every episode that this show is number one in
TRP. And if it’s Himesh’s behavior that’s standing out as a sore thumb
in SRGMP, then it’s Abhijit in SVOI who is giving Himesh a competition
with such behaviors. Is it as a result of getting too attached to
certain contestants and over hyping them in every other episode? Please
let the viewers choose them on the basis of their performances and not
on other issues.
After so many weeks of talks and speculation about the wild card
entries, SVOI finally got three contestants from the wild card round.
The results and selection of the wild card entrants have left most
viewers utterly confused, frustrated rather than being happy. The show
seems to be running without any rules or directions. If one minute the
announcement was that one wild card would be selected, then in a couple
of week’s time, this number changed from one to two, and finally by
virtue of judges veto power, the number has reached to three. So do we
now take it that if another good singer gets eliminated next, these
much esteemed judges would again use their veto power to bring one back
yet again? The question that now arises is - Why was this veto power
not used when other good contestants were eliminated, despite good
performances or as to When or Who introduced it? Excuse given for
taking Priyani back was the marginal difference of votes between her
and Abhaas; something that could have been used for even Toshi when he
got eliminated. The biggest question that is now haunting the minds of
the viewers is – Do we have an end to this show in sight or will this
be a never ending one? Is it that just like in Saas-Bahu serials we see
the characters making re-entry; even here contestants will be brought
back at different stages? In this whole drama, the one who got the most
unfair treatment was Sumitra, who was eliminated last week even though
it was a wild card round. And of course, the top four too who even
after reaching that coveted spot are now back to again top seven.
If anyone is suffering in this chaos and confusion, it is mostly the
participants as their morale is taking the beating. The next to suffer
are the fans who are taken on wild goose chase and are paying through
their teeth to send maximum SMS votes to keep their favorites in the
contest. A clear-cut format and adherence to a set format is the most
important part of a show. Dignified behavior, good themes, song
selections and brilliant performances should decide the TRP toppers.
These are few points the channels now needs to understand and work upon.
Author : Barnali
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