Critics Corner

...And the winner is Music!!!!

What captivated the viewers this week - the tension, the tiredness, the joy of hearing great music or the victory or loss or was it something else? Read on to know the Telly Buzz critic view of the shows that rocked the nation this weekend.


This weekend surely was one of the most electrifying musical weekends!! Be it for absolutely outstanding performances in either shows or the nerve wrecking tension faced by the viewers, frustration or exhilarated jubilations or the controversies surrounding Amit Paul's return, the week was definitely an emotional rollercoaster ride! While some cheered, some were left in despair. But musically, it was a gratifying week!

SVOI Chhote Ustaad ruled this week’s musical time. The two talented girls – Aishwarya and Anvesha, gave one brilliant performance after another and clean bowled the crowd. If Aishwarya had touched the heart of the Kolkata crowd with a beautiful rendition of a Bengali song, this week it was Anvesha’s turn, who sang a flawless Gujarati song and endeared the crowd of Ahmedabad!

The Grand Finale on Saturday was a grand affair, celebrity studded and the jewel in the crown was Amitabh Bachchan. There were some outstanding performances by the two finalists, and the other performers. Some of the performances of the two A’s really stood out. The retro dedication was beautiful but some of the new popular numbers was not as pleasing. The show stealer of the day definitely was Anvesha with her “Ami je tomar rendition”. The show though grand, had a few flaws as well. The two hosts – Abhaas and Shaan, went overboard many a times with their exaggerated expressions. The editing team did not match up to the occasion resulting in eye catching faux pas especially in the beginning when Abhaas announced for the AV to show the reaction of the other Chhote Ustaads and Shaan agreed that it was indeed confusing hearing them, but the fact is that AV was never shown! The end was abrupt, the anchors forgot to mention about the awards won or even the votes count. Repeated use of “Aath dus ka difference”, that figure of speech was indeed mistimed and it caused more controversy than consolation.

In K for Kishore, this week the theme was “Dard Se Disco Tak”, a tough challenge set to judge the versatility of the top 5 and they all gave some brilliant performances. The new introduction style of the participants with their own composition was indeed entertaining. The performance by Amit Kumar and Sudesh Bhosle was also very entertaining. This week the show format has changed again. Does the show have a fixed format at all or does it evolve as things progress? Handling the mike by the contestant gives an impression that maybe the songs are prerecorded and what we see on stage is only lip-sync. Amit Paul has been shrouded in controversy from the time he set foot and the episode ended again on a suspense – whether Amit Paul should be allowed to be a part of the contest or not. This time Amit Kumar and Sudesh Bhosle’s comments hold some weight. How many times should a participant be given a chance? Is that not unfair to those who are also unwell and yet have to face the challenge?

SVOI show had many technical and TRP related shortcomings, but it has definitely produced two very talented singers who have walked away with the Winner and the first runner up titles of Chhote Ustaad. On the whole, a very happening musical week – the winner this week was definitely music.

Author: Barnali

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crazy_x 12 years ago This content is hidden.
Love-u-all 12 years ago The show stealer of the day definitely was Anvesha with her “Ami je tomar rendition”.

No doubt Anwesah is a gem destined to produce many more show stealers in the times to come!
kothra 12 years ago This content is hidden.
angel*eyes 12 years ago Guys & girls i don't think the judges of KFK are that foolish to give so many chances to Amit...
I'm sure they are just doing all this natak for trp's of the show to go up...I don't think ya'll should be that harsh on the guy.

This is just my opinion....
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Too_Much 12 years ago I disagree with the Chote ustaad column..i mean not wel balanced written...
Its giving more footage to abhaas then Big B. lol...

If Bhootnath flops or Aiswarita rai's career flops then i will blame Telly buzz team =))coz they have not mentioned why Big B came(to promote Bahu and Bhootnath)...

Meri bahu Aishwariya is missing...that raised many controversy too,coz people felt Aishwarya's name is being promoted too much...

No wonders if Big B starts planning to direct and produce a film title Meri Bahu Aishwariya
Then salman will direct a film Meri mehbooba, Shahenshah ki Bahu


K for kishore should be called now as
CFE for Change format Experience...

Take a Chill Pill

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yipee 12 years ago i agree that in CU the winner def was music
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