The patriotic songs always manage to leave one choked with emotions. This week being the Republic day special, it was expected that the songs would make the viewers' tear glands go on an emotional overdrive. But it was not just good renditions that brought out the emotions – from judgmental error, to thought provoking sentiments, to dramatic overkills, to exasperated reactions – all of them contributed to make this week an out and out an EMOTIONAL one.
SVOI this Friday saw the elimination of Jayant, yet another unfair elimination. Vyom is the contestant who should have been eliminated based on his acid test performance but because of high marks from one judge, the whole result got turned against Jayant and he paid the big price. Question that arises now is - how fair are the judges in their judgements? Sonia and her emotional family reunion on the stage was something that could have been avoided. But the most deplorable act done by the producers of the show was using improper National Flag on the show. A show that was dedicated to the Nation failed to respect its National Flag!! It was 26th January, and when the whole nation celebrated its Republic Day, the flags used in the show did not carry the Ashok Chakra!!! Such an act is really very sad, disappointing and totally unfortunate!
SaReGaMaPa L'il Champs this week saw elimination of Vaishali. Looks like after the initial hiccups now the public is voting, keeping in mind the performances and giving fair results. The show now has got its top five after this elimination. Even SRGMP saw personal drama being dragged into the show. The Anamika part could easily have been kept aside from the show on Friday. It completely marred the ambience of the show which was going on so well before that. Saturday the Republic Day celebrations saw all the five contestants give some of the best performances with Anamika again stealing the show.
K for Kishore is improving as far as singing is concerned but it still has a long way to go. Eliminations in this show are very confusing and do not follow a fixed rule. If one week there’s no elimination, then in another week, we see one while in some we see two eliminations, like this week which saw Vinod and Sameer bidding adieu to the show. It was fun watching Bappida and Sudesh Bhosle performing on the parody of the song “Ek Chatur Naar”. Friday Indian Idol Abhijit Sawant was the special guest on the sets and he made sure to steal everyone’s heart with his Kishore songs.
It was again Mission Ustaad which came out to be the best show during this week. The theme was Mother Earth and how to take care of it. All the performances were awesome, but it was the Brahmastra round which saw all the four couples giving out some really awesome compositions. Judges had a hard time selecting the Brahmastra winner and Mohit-Vasundhara Das went off with the trophy this week. But this Jodi needs to work on song selection in the other round. Their song never matches the theme or the message that they pass over to the viewers.
This week the themes were gripping enough to keep the viewers hooked to the shows. Unfortunately the creative team of few shows felt otherwise and infused too much of unnecessary drama to hang on to publics’ emotion and attention. It’s time the show producers realize, that sometimes subtlety delivers a message much more effectively than any such infused reality dramatics.
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