SRGMP Critical Review of the Episodes: 25th-26th May
Power packed entertainment episodes - that's what this week can be aptly called! It was nothing short of a bollywood blockbuster - had it all – the masala, the twists, the villains, songs, humor, emotion, drama and even an anticlimax.
Performance wise, this week showed a lot of improvement. Sikander was outstanding. His emotional angle I am sure would have touched a few hearts. I really enjoyed his prompt and cheeky response to Ismail Ji on Friday when he asked Sikander how he was. Sikander’s instant reply with a straight face was –“Allah ki reham se maa ki dua se public ki demand se tip top".
The first performance by Wasi and Jyoti on Friday was not upto the mark. But they showed a lot of improvement the next day. The second performance by Joy, after donning Himesh’s cap, was really applaudable. Wonder if it was the magic of “TheTopi”?? If only Himesh was there then he would have definitely awarded Joy his most coveted prize of this season – “Roti”. Well, Shekhar and Ashaji in unison did the honours on Himesh’s behalf. Joy’s comments about his mother somehow brought back some old memories of C-2005. The contestant is again from the same state - Assam, the same emotional mother angle, only difference, this time round it’s from Rock Gharana. Well future episodes will tell what course this new drama takes.
The most conspicuous thing on Saturday was a “cap minus its owner”. Himesh had to be away on shooting, so he handed over his baton oops!! “topi” to Shekhar to take charge of his gharana. Shekhar also got into the “Shoes” of Himesh and not just the “Topi” by even promising “Roti” to Himesh’s contestant Joy Chakraborty in a very “Himeshiana style”.
Atlast Bappida was finally found to speak a bit more in this episode. Otherwise it seemed that he was carrying the same “Gold” in his attitude too by following the “Golden” quote – Silence is Golden. But then maybe he is trying to make up for the long discourses by Himesh. The "scripted" slip-of-tongue word “Saaliya” in place of “Taliya” for Imran by Aditya was done very naturally. Seems, Aditya is really getting into the role of host.
Most disappointing contestant was Imran from Hit Gharana. I am yet to understand what made Vishal and Shekhar make the statement that he is a “final material”. He was indeed a surprise package! No one ever expected him to be such a “not so final” material. Amongst the boys, Imran not getting qualified for round 2 is no big surprise.
This was Ashaji’s last episode. In these few episodes, she imparted lot of entertainment and shared her knowledge with the contestants but her last act of eliminating Sarika somehow left a bitter feeling amongst many. It’s still a big question mark as to on what basis was Sarika eliminated, when actually she got the most praises from the Guru’s and Ashaji herself. So shocked was Sarika that she collapsed on the sets right away.
Wish Ashaji had stayed back to atleast clarify the basis of this questionable judgement. I found it a little strange that Ashaji’s farewell was held before the girls’ result was declared and she left immediately after that. Why, I wonder…..
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