Friday, September 28, 2007

Sa Re Ga Makeover

How many times do I have to point out that the best makeovers happen on SRGMP? Not enough times apparently.

After Ismail's delightful makeover (and subsequent unmakeover), several came and went. Poonam ended up looking like a saas-bahu villian minus sindoor (pointed out by Saritha). Amanat is projecting a pimp daddy vibe these days. But the mother of all makeovers came when Himesh Reshammiya ditched his baseball caps and slowly started a toasty affair with kanya topis.

All well and good, I say, one must seek to reinvent oneself. The problem with this makeover is that if you end up with a particularly unflatteringly shaped cap and a nasty sock-like T-shirt - this combination came alive for the House of Reshammiya on the last show - you end up looking like a chowkidar.

And this reminds me of the terrible Nepali gurkha stereotypes perpetrated by Bollywood - second only to casting Tom Alter in a movie and ordering him to talk in some horrific gora accent.

14 comments:

Manish said...

A remake of Karz? he should be making a remake of Jagte Raho.

sania said...

I kind of like the new topis. They are more ishtylish for our beloved hero - don't you think?

Aspi said...

Yes, but he'll have to back to caps in Summer, no? On the other hand, his transplant might happen by then revealing yet another look.

Anonymous said...

Hey ASPI,

I just want you to know that I thoroughly dil se enjoy your posts!! they have 100% entertainment value, unlike some other toxic blogs where people just come and bitch about other SRGMP singers !!( read rajahasan.com)
Its total dhamaal reading all comments on this blog , they are made in good humor and I totally agree with your assessment of Aneek Dhar ,man.
the guy is only 18 yaar and he deals with the likes of Himess Ressamiya , and give out near perfect performances each time, its really commendable.

Anonymous said...

The whole kanya topi bit is hilarious,he really looked like " Salaam, Shaabji !!

m said...

hmm anon if you thought rajahasan.com disses other singers then you should check out aneek's community in orkut, they are the most psychotic bunch of fans i have ever come across on the internet and that says a LOT..

most the posts on rajahasan at least is regarding Raja whom the website is made for..

Aspi said...

Anon, glad you like the blog. There is something to be said for cool people stopping by. It makes a big difference to the standard drivel I dole out week after week.

Anonymous said...

Hii Mmm,

Maybe its possible that the aneek orkut community if full of crazy nuts, but honestly man, SRGMP and all other shows like these are all about ENTERTAINMENT , as long as you get that, its worth it !!!
I am personally a big fan of both Raja and Aneek, I think both of them are outstanding in their own " JONAR "
Raja has a great voice and Aneek is a perfect singer. There are no two's about it. Raja probably i like better, but like ASPI mentioned in one of his previous posts and like Jagjit SIngh pointed out in a recent episode that how many people can sing effortlessly like ANEEK does at age 18??
you have to be extremely focussed and dedicated to acheive the level of perfection that guy has !! and of course to deal with that joker Himess , just look at how many times himess threatens him, jokes at him, and he takes it ALL IN GOOD HUMOR.
That also speaks about his maturity at such a young age .
That i think is great about ANEEK,
Raja on the other hand is PURE TALENT PERSONIFIED !!!

dev said...

Ever notice the "feng shui" consultant they list in the opening credits ? For that set ?

Manish said...

Aspi, why are they called "kanya topis"?

Aspi said...

dev, I'm glad you brought that up. The Feng Shui consultant has also caught my attention and I was about to mention it in the next episode.

Manish they are called kanya topis because they are topis that cover the kaans. Old Indian moniker.

anu g said...

The height of fashion is by Tina, the wife of Hussain(his darji too) and the co-host on Nach Baliye....It seems she dyed her hair to match the colour of the shirt of her husband..Wow!Waiting to see him wear a green shirt!!!!!!

shekhar ki deewani said...

Hima$$ the munkey!

shekhar ki deewani said...

Hima$$ the munkey!