Thursday, August 30, 2007

The Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Mindblowing Shots game

As you might have witnessed for yourself, use of the terribly annoying word Mindblowing reached alarming levels last week as judge after judge on Sa Re Ga Ma Pa threw it around like daana to pigeons. This saddened me terribly until Meena recently suggested that we turn this into a shots game.

Here is how it works: every time someone on SRGMP utters the m-word, everyone downs a shot. This is the community version. There is also a competitive version. Each person picks a judge. And when that judge uses the m-word, everyone else downs a shot. Designated driver keeps score.

Although dark rum is a Drift favorite, I suggest using tequila so you don't wake up with a king-sized headache the next day.

This game can also enhance the SRGMP experience. For one, just a few shots into the game, Bappi will start making perfect sense. You'll feel like screaming along loudly with Mauli Dave. Aneek will have you dancing on the couch and rubbing your eyes. And I also find myself saying "He-man-shoo" every time Himesh grabs the mike.

If you are a non-daaru types, no problem: get yourself some cutting chai glasses, pour your favorite drink in it and join in the fun.

But otherwise, prepare to get sloshed!

29 comments:

Mind Rush said...

Mindblowing idea, Aspi!

Good ad op. Which ever liquor company sponsors SRGMP, the drink will become linked to the show like shaken martinis and Bond.

Hic-hic-gulp. Repeat. And again...

underaged drinker meggy said...

that is earth shattering, awesome idea! you're the mind blowing aspi!

i'll have to steal my dad's vodka and then replace it with water..

vodka to the left of me
corona to the right of me
i got booze on my mind
getting drunk all the time

Aspi said...

Mind Rush, in India there would have to be a "soda" ad. But great idea - every time someone says the m-word, sell McDowell's a spot where a soda bottle pops up on the side of the screen.

meggy, you should write a rap for V-S next.

Manish said...

Trivia: Keshto Mukherjee, Bollywood's most famous drunkard, was an absolute teetotaller in real life. Maybe "Mindblowing" was not a phrase in vogue during his time.

Bong hits the bong said...

My dear Hercule Manish (or should I say Manish poirot??)
if you could squeeze some time out of your busy sloshing schedule over the "M" word may be you could dig up how the winners of the old saregama have fared in their post contest period?. It would be interesting to find what fantastic singers like the 1998 winner Mhd.Wakil or 99 winner Harpreet singh are doing now? Its accepted that only a few like shreya, kunal ganjawala and off course "meg shekhar" have made a mark but nobody seems to keep a track of the others ( forget about the top three lost track of the winners too)
And after you finish may be you could find out how many ON screen " will work with you" promises of the judges have actually materialized.

Aspi your space has really got me hooked...lovely community of vibrant creative minds with huge funny bones....Respect!!

Aspi said...

Bhtb, good to have you here.

I once heard Ujjaini sing a rather gorgeous song on some soundtrack I seem to have forgotten and when I looked her up she showed up as a former winner.

And Himani has been putting that smoking voice to good use on a number of songs.

Rupal said...

That was hilarious. I showed your post to my colleagues and they planned to show up at my place tomorrow night.

They will be allowed on one condition, they bring enough tequilla.

Anonymous said...

And Twinkle Bajpai from last year is an actress now on a tv soap. The soap is doing well as far as trps are concerned but she has an annoying voice. Wonder how she sounded on sarega...

Seems like Mauli has a future :)

Aspi said...

All right, Rupal! That's the uh, spirit. Have a good time.

Anon, I think you just predicted Mauli's future. She'd kill as a phoren-returned vamp on any soap.

Bong hits the bong said...

Somehow I am hit with a sudden bout of nostalgia...remembering my all time saregama favourite Vijayprakash from 1998/99 saregama( one with shreya in fray).Unfortunately even with an exceptionally rich voice and amazing control of 'sur' he didn't win the title. Last I heard him was in the movie Cheeni Kum...( the song "soonie soonie")...what a waste man, what a waste!! I wish I could do something
By the way, Aspi, my first incarnation as an air conditioner was for this guy ..way before becoming Chang's a/c....what a compromise on quality man ....what a compromise....

Sania said...

And Twinkle Bajpai from last year is an actress now on a tv soap. The soap is doing well as far as trps are concerned but she has an annoying voice. Wonder how she sounded on sarega...

Believe it or not - Twinkle's voice is actually quite good. Her speaking voice is terribly annoying, but she had a nice throaty singing voice.

Aspi, perhaps it's sacrilege to comment about Indian Idol on a SRGMP post, but I'm dying to hear your thoughts on Roobaroo - especially Ankita's Pyaar Hua Iqraar Hua. Just thought I would mention it since I'm watching it right now.

Aspi said...

vijayprakash?! I'll have to look him up on YouTube. But I'm sure Chang appreciates all the lurv.

Sania, nothing is sacrilege here, especially for you. I'll watch II3:R in a bit. I would be a complete wreck if I didn't have a DVR :)

bong hits the bong said...

Aspi ( and all others interested) this is to spare you from looking up youtube...I hereby unleash the mesmerizing genius of Vijayprakash ..they don't make like these any more...sigh!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENZ1QLE66z0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EX2RXnzZb8c

some how I see an air conditioner in the making...

Aspi said...

bthb, wonderful. Thanks for the links. I imagine given what he sang the work just wasn't there for him. I can't see SEL thinking of him when casting the vocals for Heyy Babyy.

meg wishes her name was Jodha said...

i don't think i will be able to watch this weekend's shows. Specially the elimination episode. It had made me totally ANGRY AND SAD.
However Vishal promised that its for the best and he gave me good news. So, I am kinda cool about the elimination. But i still wont be watching it cuz i'll be out (no pun intended).

Anonymous said...

Shekhar just said - Mindblowing, Mindblowing performance - What do I do? Go for a Patiala?

clix said...

watch this friday's saregamapa to see mauli auntie add one more scalp to her impressive booty. this time the song to get murdered was the beautiful "kaisi paheli zindagani". i think she sang at least 3 notes up. what do learned people here think?

btw, poonam was amazing with her "baarati" song.

also, has anyone noticed bappida's clapping style? [watch him clap when miss maiya finishes her dracula act] does it remind anyone of the nature's "trishankus" who are also synonymous with the shot when a batsman clears the fence in cricket :)

Aspi said...

Anon, heh. That would be two shots but you get to make up the rules so a patiala peg will work just fine.

clix, I always thought Bappi clapped the way he did because he couldn't get his arms any closer to each other.

clix said...

aspi, maybe there are deeper and more complex forces at work here with bappida than mere physics ... he defies the laws of classical physics by just walking. earth is held in place due to his gravity. why do u think he blesses everyone indiscriminately and frequently? he is HIM.

btw, what is this "jonar" that topiwala keeps extolling the virtues of? i seriously looked at the dictionary for the various ways in which "genre" is pronounced, but ... :(

Leera said...

Well, not being much of a drinker, I have arranged for the mindblowing 'tokes' game at my place.
Btw this goes out to cunning use of words by 'bong hits the bong'. Seriously man,I wish I had thought of that!

bong hits the bong said...

Thanks Leera!! I am honoured!...feel free to use it if you like..no IPR issues I promise...R U a bong by any chance??

Aspi said...

If I can remember, Leera totally is a bong. In our house, she'd be treated like royalty by my wife (who is not a bong).

Leera said...

Thank you drift memsaab! *slightly embarrassed cough*

Anonymous said...

I ran out of bottles tonight. Shekhar eMMed the show so many times - I am sure McDowell sponsors him.

megan said...

shekhar bechara, mere like love main bohot pagal ho gaya hai

didn't he say Aneek was like number 1 singer in Hindi movie industry??? like WTF? last time i checked Sonu, Shaan, Kunal etc haven't retired

also Vishal aint quite sane himself.. mere heartattack main pagal ho gaya...

Aspi said...

megan, you need to have a chat with that guy. He is the Don of the M-word if my counting survived that tequila.

girlie girl said...

Great Blog Aspi...Hats off to you buddy!
I didnt exactly watch Friday's episode, but judging by Saturday's episode, i think i counted atleast 8 M-words. Out of those i believe 6 were from Shekhar! I think we need to send him a Thesaurus for future episodes!

Anonymous said...

Aspi, you should post a statutory warning on this drinking game. The last srgmp episode could have caused severe alcohol poisoning. Perhaps when Shekhar takes up the mike we do half a shot?

- texan

Aspi said...

gg, thx. I counted the same.

texan, that shekhar - megan needs to have a chat with him.