This week it was a pleasant tension free musical weekend. But one thing is very conspicuous – the concept of music of the two rival shows is diametrically opposite!! When one is trying to globalize music, the other one wants to compartmentalize it.
“Music has no boundary” saying was aptly put to use by Zee SaReGaMaPa and they crossed all the borders to launch the show with contestants from different countries. If the first introductory week saw one of the mentor’s - Himesh Rashamiya back again in his “Roti” mode, this week it was different. It was a completely musical episode with some nice entertainment added to it. Asma who herself claimed she was a “Nak” singer like Himesh though got eliminated, left the show after winning everyone’s heart with her innocence and faulty hindi language. Her interaction with Aditya was a treat to watch and Aditya too made sure not to leave a single chance to pull her leg. Shashi, one of the best contestants among the boys got eliminated, a decision which was tough to be taken by Ashaji as all the boys were singing brilliantly. Hope we see him back into the contest through the “Sanjeevani Booti” option. The judges were all the time ever encouraging towards the contestants. On the whole a very positive atmosphere was maintained all along the show. Showing Tarun’s poor economic condition could have been avoided to make it a perfect week. Judges, especially Adesh needs to stop taking digs at the other shows. He seems to forget that last season itself he was sitting there in the other show.
Judges play a critical role in any reality show. Maintaining the dignity of the Judges chair and conducting one with decorum is one of the minimum essentials of a judge. These judges should realize that making digs at another show, that too when they themselves were a part of it actually reflects poorly on them. Why aim for two minutes of spotlight when there are such great opportunities to score with some positive contribution in a dignified way? Hopefully the channel houses will pay attention to this and keep the “scripted drama” to the bare minimum. One week’s high TRP rating or a successful series – this is what has to be decided now by them.