Monday, June 04, 2007

Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2007 - Himesh Reshammiya = 0

Not since Einstein came up with e=mc^2 has a more universal equation been coined: SRGMP – Reshammiya = 0. If Himesh hadn’t jumped in and saved SRGMP last week by singing that one song of his (he keeps changing the lyrics each time – nice trick), the show would have sucked.

Several times a week the gurus and mahagurus of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2007 Challenge lecture their contestants on singing. They give them points, torpedo two of them and make them cry. So what if we were to reverse the situation – rate the people who are in the front and center of the show and see if they come up smelling roses?


I am in awe of Head’s (host Aditya Narayan) milquetoast amicability. I even like how he ducks and weaves like a flyweight boxer when he’s holding the mike. But he is a terrible host – often letting the show run away from him and asking the same inane questions in embarrassed, hushed tones to losing contestants. And while I’m at it – Head, you need to add a bob to your routine otherwise I can see a left arm roundhouse pole-axing you in a heartbeat. Aur mehenat karo! 35/100

Asha Bhonsle was the mahaguru in the first segment of the show. Ashaji, the way you dismantled a song and then put it back together again was fascinating. And your wink-wink nexus with Vishal-Shekhar and constant needling of Himesh Reshammiya was fun to watch. Yet it disappointed me that you came down hard on women who dared to display spunk and sensuality. Yet there is no question I miss you already. Do come back – but do so with an open mind about the evolution of singing in Bollywood. 80/100

The new mahagurus – Rajesh Roshan (you know, the first of the two Roshan brothers who publicly ceded that he was bald) and Khayyam – put me to sleep. Well, there was that one time when Khayyam thundered “Masha-Allah! Chasme Buddoor!” that I did wake up. But then even toothpicks couldn’t keep my eyelids up. 0/100

Bappida, you are so fashion forward with your gorgeous outfits that it is safe to say no one will dare to try and catch up with you. The blaze emanating from your bling leaves me bedazzled. I love that coy smile whenever your gharana is called on the floor. The show desperately needs some jhatka – I know you are the one who can provide it. 70/100

Ismail Darbar, I’m not sure about that cuddly lab rat look. But your direct and informal approach to mentoring is interesting. Your alliance with Himesh also makes sure the true star of this show stays engaged. Your sense of drama could use some tweaking, but no one is perfect – not even one who demands perfection from their students. 60/100

When it comes to starting a jhagda, no one does it better than you, Vishal and Shekhar. And the show gets a lot of juice from it – never mind that its bitter juice. Without that flavor the show would be dead and you’d all have to go back home unless you can find a lot of good singers - which doesn’t look like happening this season. 65/100

Himesh, the show had its poorest episodes when you went kutti with your fellow mentors and refused to say much. However, your flicking of Vishal like a fly in last week’s episode was a joy to behold. Your sense of drama and timing are also noteworthy. Just when SRGMP was flagging you jumped out of your seat and promised to give a losing contestant one of your compositions. Then you ordered the orchestra to join in, jumped on stage and sang that song. Bravo! 100/100

6 comments:

Mind Rush said...

This post left me LOL!!

The judges make or break the show but you came down too hard on them. The marking seems too strict, reminding me of Delhi Univ of yesteryear. It needs a bit of good old American style grade inflation instead.

I am hooked on the Vishal-Shekhar duo. They are cute, have great chemistry, and are not afraid to disagree on substantive issues. I give them an A grade. Himesh on the other hand, truly a narcissist, picks fights for the sake of disagreeing. But entertainment value counts, so I give him an A-. Bappi's bling begets a B grade. Ismail's devotion to his chelas is touching, so A- for effort. Asha's analysis was highly educational. I am afraid I will inflate her grade too and make it an A. The Khayyam-Roshan duo need to pump it up a bit. They are too genial and civil. I am afraid they get a C. Finally, Aspi, you get an A+. Awesome post. Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

i agree himesh is a rotten egg. I can't stand him . He is -0 I like bappida and vishal -shekhar.

vishal is very genuine he gives comment on what is right and i luv that.

I hope his gharan wins

Himesh should be out.

I can't stand his voice (poor quality)

Anonymous said...

I would like to pass on these messages to the zee tv and to mr Himesh reshammiya.

Himesh the so called mentor of talent seems to be the guru only for aneek.

Zee TV is searching for the best of the best singer so himesh should be doing that rather than protecting his own gharana. He should be impartial and should not promote particular contestant. He acts like a supporter of every contestant, impartial but his motive is to promote his own gharana. May be he is good as a guru but not as a judge. He is biased, not genuine. He is scolding raja for ellimination of Mussarat. In every slot, none of the contestant till date has given simultaneously, constantly in every performance 100 percent. But himesh has never pointerd them as harshly as he did for Raja. Every time he points Raja and last two episodes he is trying to mentally harras him by making him feel guilty for another contestants elimination. By this it is proved that his main motto is to mentally and emotionally weaken only the main rival of his own gharana. But Raja is not the reason. It's public opinion. Every time he foccusses on that point, takes up that issue which shows that he is towards his gharana. It also lowers the confidence of the contestant.

Zee TV should take care of that so that Contestant should not loose their confidence.

Raja is a good person and he doesnot want anyones bad. But he is loosing his confidence due to Himesh. Himesh semems to have fotgotten that where he stands today is due to public only.

So he must respect public views.

Shekhar Ki Deewani said...

ahahahah guys, after ydays accident...latest news is Himesh is casting Oink opposite him in KARZ...And below are the lyrics of one of the songs:
Oooooohhhhh Khajooooorrrrrr!
Mera Mera Mera Kasooooooorrrr!

Sardi khaansi na malaria hua
Main gaya yaaron mujhko
ooo ooo ooo
besharmiya hua
besharmiya hua
besharmiya hua

Filmon mein gaana gaake
Haye mera dhimaag bahut hi hilgaya
Ab to actor bangaya
Sallu Aamir Shahrukh ki chutti kardi
Rahu akhda akhda
Gaayu jaise bakra
Rahu akhda akhda
Gaayu jaise bakra
Best Actor ka award milna hua
ooo ooo ooo
Besharmiya hua
Besharmiya hua
Besharmiya hua

Doctor pareshaan hain saare
Kaisi deemagi beemari hui
Bina pankh lagaye
Aasmaan mein udhta phiru
Dimaag hil hi gaya
Main Oscar ko chala
Dimaag hil hi gaya
Main Oscar ko chala
Best Actor ka award milna hua
ooo ooo ooo
Besharmiya hua
Besharmiya hua
Besharmiya hua

:-)
----by Parveen Kaur Dhillon


hehehehe..cudnt stop lafin..

PARAMPAGAL said...

hi,
no doubdt, himesh is a soul of SA RE GA MA.
i have a ready stock of 100's of melodious hindi songs for himesh.

i am talented in creation of hindi songs on given situation.only himesh can provide me a proper platform.

pl convey my massage to himesh...pl...ease..
thanks
yours-PARAMPAGAL

Aspi said...

PAGAL, we'll need an audition tape first. Anything you can upload and link to so we can gauge your talent?

People here love Himmy so if you sound like him, you'll be a celebrity on this blog.