This weekend’s musical shows can be summed up with just two words- “Thoroughly Enjoyable”.
Whether be it K for Kishore or SVOI’s Chhote Ustaad, they managed to
capture the attention of the viewers with some brilliant performances
and heart touching moments.
In VOI Chhote Ustaad, it was the last week of studio performances. The show was surprisingly “sensation and drama free”. The performances on both the days were outstanding. The theme on Friday was “bidaai” –
a very emotional theme, and as expected some great songs on this theme
were sang by the top five. However one thing needs to be questioned
here is - was the theme of marriage suitable for young kids who have
just stepped into their teens especially looking at the kids who seemed
quite embarrassed on the sets. Soniya’s elimination was surely an
emotional moment and this little bundle of talent girl gave one of the
best performances of the day before bowing out. Anvesha’s song
selection somehow is not up to the mark and is failing to connect with
the masses. Did Pritam go a little overboard on his ‘advice'
to Anvesha and even with his reaction on Sonia’s elimination when he
made a walk out asking the producer of the show to stop all
eliminations? Salman as a guest was indeed the boost the show needed.
The sets reverberated with energy and one conspicuous thing was he
seemed to call the shots and judges had a tough time keeping up with
him. Except for the “Dare to Bare”
fiasco, the rest of the show was totally enjoyable. Prakriti forgot her
lines midway but was given the go ahead by Salman, something that might
raise questions as many others were not given the same chance earlier.
Anvesha made up for the weaker performance of Friday and gave a good
performance on Saturday, however the show stealer was definitely
Ashwariya and her effortless, flawless and outstanding rendition of
Albela Sajan. It was perhaps one of the best performances among the
reality shows that we have witnessed in recent times.
K for Kishore this week
celebrated the Big B special featuring hit songs of Kishoreda
picturized on Amitabh Bachchan. The show featured some really good
songs of this super Jodi and was very enjoyable. It seemed all present
in the sets, be it the hosts, the participants or the judges, they all
enjoyed themselves to the fullest. Celebrity guest Javed Akhtar Saab
was yet again very precise in his observations and advices. Nagesh
Kukunoor, the other celebrity guest of the week was also quite involved
in the proceedings, he being there to hunt for the most suitable voice
to playback for his forthcoming film on Kishore Kumar. Amit Paul yet
again missed the episode due to a serious throat ailment. This week he
got a respite and next week his fate will be decided. How fair is it on
other contestants to give Amit Paul so many chances? This weekend
Amanat Ali and Rex were in the bottom two and before the elimination
could be decided, Rex opted to bow out of the show so that Amanat Ali
could stay. Professionally how right this was on Rex’s part to get out
this way is for Rex to contemplate, but what was heartening to see is
that in this cut throat world of competition, one contestant felt so
deeply about a fellow contestant that he decided to bow out to
make place thus becoming the real hero despite getting eliminated.
This week’s performances have left
the viewers satisfied enough to expect more such treats. Hopefully this
drama-free journey will continue and we will get to concentrate more on
quality performances than on other trivial paraphernalia.
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