The viewers are left with mixed reactions after watching this week’s two musical reality shows – Chhote Ustaad and K for Kishore.
There were good and entertaining themes and some fabulous performances,
yet they had something lacking - both the shows lacked sensitivity on
Saturday and in both the shows a participant each had to face
unpleasant moments that was totally demoralizing. At this stage of the
show, both the incidents could have been done without.
From this week the stage performances started for SVOI Chhote Ustaads.
The participants, all of them gave rocking performances on Friday. Vyom
faced elimination and he made his exit very gracefully. One shortcoming
of Friday was Abhhas probing the participants guardian’s for
sensational comments or emotional talks which wasn’t really required.
Saturday both Aishwarya and Anvesha gave brilliant performances. While
judges went generous with praise for other two, in Prakriti’s case, it
was just the reverse! Kunal and Shreya, especially Kunal, was very
harsh in his criticism of Prakriti after the rendition of the first
song! They left the little girl visibly upset with her confidence badly
shaken, which in fact has an impact on her second performance, where
she was not up to the mark. The judges, made it distinctly clear on who
they wanted to see in the finals. Did Prakriti deserve such a rude
treatment? They could have commented on her performance but not in such
a demoralizing way. Why do these judges forget that as judges, they
have to remain neutral and they should inspire the participants and not
demoralize them or dent their self confidence? Another point was going
for the eliminations in the stage-show rounds? Getting eliminated or
judged critically in front of so many people can really shake up a
participant’s confidence level affecting future performances especially
keeping in mind that this is a kid’s series.
K for Kishore this week was a
Rajesh Khanna special where each participant had to sing two songs of
Kishore Kumar picturized on Rajesh Khanna with each song representing a
different mood. Apart from that, they had to identify the song and sing
two lines from the clues given by Nagesh Kukunoor in the Director’s
Choice Special round. While some performed very well, some of them were
not that good. Kishore Bhakt – Vinay Nadkarni’s special way of paying
tribute to Kishore Kumar was a show stealer on Friday and had all those
present in the sets in splits. This show is totally “Besura” as far as
a fixed format goes with the format changing "Scales" or "Notes" as per
whims of the producer. This week, in the director’s choice special,
Arnab Chakraborty was chosen the topper by Nagesh, while the overall
topper was Nayan. Apurva got eliminated this week, but the way
eliminations were done and Amanat the other one in the bottom two got
treated, was in very poor taste. Getting such a negative treatment from
fellow contestants can demoralise anyone in such a contest. The AV on
Amit Paul and the visit of his fellow participants also seemed more for
dramatic effects to spice up the show and increase the TRP’s.
While last week, we sighed a heave of
relief to see music rule the shows, this week unfortunately despite
such brilliant performances, the behavior of some stood out like sore
thumb. If this was done to generate more public interest to raise TRP’s
or generate more votes, then it indeed was a very sad state of affair.
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