From retro to remix, from peppy, foot tapping numbers to soulful
melodious soft numbers - every genre of songs was served on the melody
platter of the two musical shows this weekend. It was definitely a
music lovers’ delight! This week was an “A” special week. All the
headline creators – whether be it Anvesha, Ashwariya or Abhas of Chhote
Ustaad, or Judge Amit Kumar and the eliminated participant of K for
Kishore Amanat Ali - all "A's"!!!
VOI Chhote Ustaad has reached its final stage where now the two best ones - Aishwarya from Gujarat and Anwesha from Kolkata
are fighting out for the coveted title – The Chhote Ustaad. Friday they
did stage show at Delhi while Saturday it was at Kolkata. Both the
days, viewers were treated with some awesome performances by the two
contestants who kept outperforming each other. Instead of Delhi
probably they should have gone for Ahmedabad as this selection puts a
big question mark over the home city support that one of these two
contestants will now be getting. How fair is it on the other contestant
who will get just one day’s advantage as Ahmedabad has been declared to
be covered next Friday? It was unfortunate to hear Abhaas saying
repeatedly that the whole nation is now divided into two parts. Both
the girls gave some memorable performances, but what stole everyone’s
heart was the Bangla song sung by Aishwarya. It is always difficult to
sing a song of another language, but this girl from Gujarat not only
chose a tough song, she sang it flawlessly too. Shilpa Shetty and Rani
Mukherjee as guests brought in lot of fun factor on both the days.
K for Kishore
this week had Remix songs of Kishore as the theme. The contestants
composed the remixes and gave some really good performances too. That
many have reservations for Remix songs was evident on the show as well.
Nagesh Kukunoor made it very clear politely that he does not advocate
the idea of remixing these Golden Era songs. But where Nagesh put forth
his views in the most polite manner, Amit Kumar decided to do just the
opposite. He was very vociferous in voicing his displeasure and in the
process he ended up belittling remix singers. He even forgot that few
of his fellow colleagues in the show also sing Remixes. Such an
outburst from an esteemed judge where the decorum of the show is
compromised is indeed a very sad state of affair. Amanat Ali from
Pakistan got eliminated this week and this elimination was probably
long overdue too.
Every show must maintain certain decorum and if that is breached, it
becomes the duty of the editing team to take care of it, instead of
highlighting it in the promotions. When things are done tastefully,
that attracts the viewers more. Drama can catch public attention
momentarily, but it cannot sustain the interest level. That is why the
correct “expression” is very important in creating the needed “impression”.
All the channel houses should realize this. Otherwise we will have
situations like what we witnessed in K for Kishore this weekend.
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