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Will the Viewers 'Nach' again, in this Season of Nach Baliye?

Telly Buzz brings to you, a Weekly Review of the Celebrity Couples' Dance Competition,Nach Baliye!

2007-09-24T22:25:00Z

Fun, excitement, surprises, few disappointments and not to forget, controversies! That was Nach Baliye 3 - first day first show!

Finally the wait is over! Curtains were raised from India's best Celebrity Couples' Dance Competition - Nach Baliye 3! The 1st season was welcomed by one & all, for its unique concept of celebrity couples competing against one another. Some of the finest names in the television indstry were given a platform to showcase another side of their persona..a part of their personality that the audience were, more or less, unaware of. The show was a huge success and left the audiences wanting more. The 2nd season took the success story to greater heights, having gathered the best & most popular television celebrities in one show! Unfortunately, the 3rd season met with a mixed response. At the onset, viewers didn't seem too excited with the line-up of jodi's. Not to mention, the judges too were all new! Nevertheless, the concept and excitement of their favourite show in its 3rd season, had the audiences' looking forward to it. So, how was it? Did it live upto the standards set by the 1st & 2nd seasons? Did the audience get what they expected? Well, the answer is - Yes & No!

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In the first episode, the audience were treated to some fun-filled & fabulous performances, not just by the jodi's but judges' too! Ishaa Koppikar & Vaibhavi Merchant set the stage on fire with medleys of their popular item & choreographed numbers, respectively. Bollywood's 'Partner' jodi, Salman Khan & Govinda, joined in the revelry and introduced the 3rd judge - David Dhawan! The superstars regaled the audience with anecdotes of their experience working with the 'No 1' director.

Speaking of judges..do they fit into the shoes of Saroj Khan, Kunal Kohli & Malaika Arora Khan? Only time will tell..though ofcourse, comparisons are inevitable. Vaibhavi Merchant is a renowned choreographer, having choreographed some of the best dance numbers with the best in Bollywood. But her unpopularity amongst the audience, could it prove to be a setback? Saroj Khan's 'teekhe' comments, her seeti's & Rs. 101 shagun were sorely missed. Kunal Kohli's "pappi's" were replaced by David Dhawan's "jhappi's". With his penchant for comedy & loud dances, hope David Dhawan is able to do justice to the judge's position! Though ofcourse, his smile is so endearing..he deserves to be given a chance! Ishaa Kopikkar & Malaika Arora Khan - both item songs' 'specialists', with the so-called 'X'-factor in them. However, the spark was missing in Ishaa..the vivacity and oomph we associate Malaika with. We miss you, Malaika!

Jodi's performance's were a mixed bag..some superb performances, some okay and some surprises! Well, it can only get better from here. With some terrific dancers, like Rakhi-Abhishek, Krushna-Kashmera, Sanjeeda Sheikh, Hanif Hilal amongst others, the competition will be tough.

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The second 'Pardaafash' (reality) episode was laden with controversy..not 1, but 2! First, in the form of the very popular Juhi Parmar, who was brought in by Star to participate in the competition as a 11th contestant..not with her real 'baliye', but a contestant chosen from amongst the public through auditions. This 'surprise' did not go down too well with some of the contestants as they thought it deviated from the main concept of 'Nach Baliye' - that of participating with one's real partner. If that was not enough, the Rakhi-Kashmera rivalry (since Big Boss) was further fueled! Rakhi accused Kashmera of some uncalled for comments lashed out at her..while Kashmera vehemently denied making any such comments. What does one call that - 'nautanki'? A TRP's raising publicty gimmick?? In all this, the hosts - Husein & Tina - looked like they were stuck in no man's land! Nevertheless, they & fellow contestants called a truce between Rakhi & Kashmera. Whether they were successful or not, we need to wait & watch in the upcoming episodes. Lots of 'spice' in store for viewers..

Until next week..with, hopefully, more fun, more masti, and more moves that burn the Nach Baliye dance floor! Check it out!

Author: Ekta

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anku2cute
anku2cute 12 years ago nicely written article....eksoo ji...our reporter ji...u knw busy reporter ji

well i feel ths Rakhi Kash matter all is just a trp gimmick...fr sure...the way hosts also ask thm and everythng...sooo sick of the channel...
MARCELLE
MARCELLE 12 years ago Including the judges!!! instead of criticising we should appreciate the guts of all the couples taking part... lol as much as I love to dance, I dont think I could do what they do!! lets sit back enjoy the show and give heaps of kudoos to Hussein and Tina to hosting the show and Good luck to all the contestants!! and Krushna-Kashmera really vibed beautifully with each other... they were totally insinc!!
i5hy
i5hy 12 years ago i dont like the new jodi's of NB3. only sanjeeda-amir is good. others like rakhi n kashmira r there for controversies n trp sake. the contestants of JDJ2 looks more appealing n im lookin forward to that:D
-Amby-
-Amby- 12 years ago i think the other jodis over reacted with juhis entry i think if she would have come it would not harm anyone
nrin2k
nrin2k 12 years ago i wonder who r the viewers of this season?? THATS THE QS !!

WHO WATCH IT?? :O
T_fari
T_fari 12 years ago hmmmmm.. honestly i didn't watch their dance performance yet... but i love Salman khan and Govinda's enterace....show ko 4 chand lag gaye thay...
talkativetaurus
talkativetaurus 12 years ago hmmm .... nice article .... the charm is missing in the show ... it has no life ... did anybody like kashmira n krushna's performance so much to get 30 ?? tht was wrong judgement .. aamir n sanjeeda far better than anyone .. the only dance tht i enjoyed!!
maha_prakrti
maha_prakrti 12 years ago Gee.... I really hope the show does its best.... It was the firs of its kind, would hate it to go down so soon
maha786
maha786 12 years ago i totally agree wid this article i just miss the judges of season 1 and 2 well i know its too early to say but the contestants r more controversial than having concentration on the actual theme of the show dance
kabs786110
kabs786110 12 years ago I miss Saroj. I don't think the marks (ranks) given were fair in anyway. Rakhi Sawant and her partner didn't flow together and were dancing at different paces ... yet they got better marks than Amir and Sanjeeda.. how... when Amir and Sanjeeda in my opinion where the most coordinated. Obiviously the judges lack the experience and tact of teh previous judges. On whole, the couples weren't that impressive altogther ...NB has lost its charm!
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