Sunday, October 28, 2007

Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 2: A show falls short

This week Jhalak Dhikhhla Jaa had some promising moments, but like all shows that are not Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, it fell short again. How so? Let me count the ways.

First, Rohit Roy showed up wearing a terrific pink outfit in - I'm assuming - homage to Jeetendra. But what does co-host Mona Singh do? She showed up wearing that same dress again - in a different color, blue this time. Missed opportunity, if you ask me.

Then Mika Singh, having fought an ongoing battle with the judges over the points handed out to him, came out to dance, walked up to the judges' podium and did a shimmy (also known on the Drift as a breast-jiggle, pioneered in Bollywood and perfected by one Rekha). Wow, I thought, sparks might fly. But what happened? Nothing! Mika walked back and went back to dancing tamely.

Yet again, Anil Kapoor was summoned to do a dance - you know the one he gets called on to do time and again from Ram Lakhan.

He launched into an Ostrich step with much sporting gusto. And I couldn't help but notice that his pants - which can best be described as low riders - were holding on to his hips for dear life. Terrific, I thought, its bound to slip sooner or later. But what happened? Nothing! The darn dance ended, probably a few seconds too quickly, and Anil was back in his chair with his modesty intact.

The only guy who lives up to his promise week after week here is Mir Ranjan Negi. After yet another amiable performance he walked backstage and pulled out his mobile. "My khiladi friends" he explained "have been SMSing for me all night. But they've been sending the SMS to my mobile!" That's sure to help improve the stereotypical image of dumb jocks the world over.

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63 comments:

Leera said...

Mr India also had a wink and you miss it appearance on Nach Baliye, in the same outfit. Also his reminiscing about 'kuch naa kaho' from 1942 A love story on JDJ was both unfunny and a little drunken.
After that promotional 'blitz' where he tried hard to convince people that he had kids in Jr.Kg (wtf?) Mr. Bhansali should retire daddy Kapoor before he does more damage.

On another note the Jeetu-Rishi dance off was pretty awesome to watch. Seizures and all.

SkD said...

ahahha..nice captions aspi..ehe..too good!

m said...

did anil kapoor say he did 20 takes for a kiss??

what a sleazebag

SkD said...

well meg, i aint surpirsed...anil was quite popuplar for his sleaziness...esp wid dimple, madhuri, sri devi....an de likes...he was so effin turned on during the shott of Taal wid Aish that he messed up de kiss scene...:-s

SkD said...

and also had numerous takes for the same shot...ehehehe..talk about chance marring...

Aspi said...

did anil kapoor say he did 20 takes for a kiss??

Not to mention, he then proceeded to tell everyone about how Manisha Koirala weighs much more than you might think. What would be cool is if Manisha could come on Nach Baliye and related some anecdote about how hairy Anil Kapoor is.

SkD said...

and how he much he actually contributed to the indian wig making industry after he started shavin his chest, back..hands..watever...eeew..loser..i dont like him anymore.:(....oh shit.......Bappida in Comedy Circus?????

m said...

yeah not a nice thing to say about a girl when he ain't no hot stuff himself Human Sasquatch

EWWWW

which one's manisha again?

m said...

I thought aspi would be totally harsh on Ranbir after that trailor they showed in JDJ, you know the towel dance, was surprised to se that wasn't captioned hehehh

anil kapoor is so weird, he acts like he's going through mid life crisis!!

well apparently he's bi, but don't quote me on that.

BTW tushar is dating manish malhotra (this one's confirmed fo shizzle by my cousin)

Sidekick said...

This seems so hilarious fm the post, captions and comments that perhaps it is worthwhile to watch just for the guests' antics! Seems just as well that things stopped short of a wardrobe malfunction for Anil Kapoor. As funny as this was to read abt, it would've been completely unfunny to watch --- i have a feeling that unlike janet jackson's moment it would not have broken any tivo records! don't know much abt his royal hirsuteness anil kapoor, but that unchivalrous and crass comment abt manisha koirala does his rep no favors. did he really boast abt 20 takes for a kiss? yikes, how much more tasteless and crude can one person get? poor sonam seems to have a dad who is a social embarrassment!

Killer said...

Meg, Tushar Kapoor dating Manish Malhotra?

meg said...

OMG ON ANOTHER NOTE

Vishal is ready for Beyonce's jelly.. he was spotted at her concert in Mumbay
"
"The crowd had a sizeable sprinkling of foreigners besides celebrities like Aishwarya Rai, Loy Mendonca, Vishal Dadlani and RJ Malini. "
"

Shakky prolly couldn't get a babysitter, otherwise they'd have been bobbing their heads together and doing a Tapori dance to "Crazy in love"

m said...

killer- yes they are :P

spruha1 said...
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spruha1 said...

the show was wack this week!! craziness all around. urmila's attempt to demonstrate the attitude for hip-hop should have been enough to make sure she shouldn't show up next week. her and mona singh are really getting on my nerves! is it just me or does mona act like she's drunk most of the time?? OH, and what about anil kapoor demonstrating how a kissing scene is shot! like WTF! by the way, megan, ranbir and sonam are going to be on the show next week. (at least that's what i heard.) i really hope jay just leaves sonam alone and lets her dance with ranbir instead.

Anonymous said...

Actually, Megan, He was with me all throughout.We are a small happy family.

---sonam ravjiani

Joules said...

He did'nt!!!

(say that Manisha K weighs a ton)

Although I like his honesty. Someone needed to tell that girl to loose some pounds.

Great post Aspi. As usual funny captions. Please let me know who gets thrown out. I am only following the show through your posts. I hope it is Mika this time.

musing said...

Actually I never see this show. Since its been discussed and covered in detail here, I went and had a look at it.

First of Negi was a bundle of laughs, I literally rofl'ed through the dance..but, I thought he did good and did not get as much marks as he should have.

Second, I liked Mika and the way he has put the judges in a catch 22. If they criticise him he gets sympathy votes, if they praise him he gets more votes..Shiamak looked positively pissed off :) Loved it!!

Lastly, aapru dikra cyrus bau motu thai gayu che..I last saw him in the Bakra show..now available at youtube..his dancing skills did not deserve the marks he got!! I thought he did pretty good (but then I was born with two left feet)?

My recommendation - They should get Himesh in this show..No.1 TRP show--guaranteed. *xillint, mindblowing..AM I RIGHT??!!!

If not then maybe Rakhi Sawant ? The judges look too boring right now :(

-a musing

Joules said...

What's up with Anil Kapoor's hairstyle. He is still sporting the one from Ran Lakhan days.

Joules said...

What's up with Anil Kapoor's hairstyle. He is still sporting the one from Ran Lakhan days.

m said...

yeah quite looking forward to sonam and ranbir episode - did jay dude say that he went to school with sonam? or did i hear wrong? I have a tendency to do that

anil kapoor's legs were so tiny but his top half was HUGE..

prachi ARGH is so annoying, can't she and Jassi hook up and leave the show together forever

cute 18 yo Prachi said...

Hiiiiiiiiiiii
like omg guys *chirps* *jumps* I am sooooooooooo excittttttttttedddddddddddddddd *makes a sweet face with a huge smile* *giggle*

Ranbir is coming to the showwwwww!! like WOWWWWWWWWWWWWW I am only 18 so like i am so like hoping to see a guy only7 years older than mee.. omg.. *bounces*
Wow and sonam didi too.. I am only 18 and so excited... *giggle*

Sidekick said...

...huh? Anil Kapoor, demo-ed the kissing scene? curiouser and curiouser. aspi, how did that get past yr very good comic-potential radar?

Prachi's classmate said...

Hi Prachi
We went to primary school together and were in same class for years, then how come I am 22 and you are still only 18?

Love,
Sejal

megan said...

does anyone here watch Prison Break?
you know that kiss between Michael and Sara in season one? apparently two of them were practising the scene together for one whole week.
Lucky biartch. He could practice it with sweet megan too you know...

Shekhar R said...

Megan, your mouth has been everywhere on the planet.Pray tell me who has been spared from your 'seductive' charms?And I hope you have not picked up any STDs during your love making sessions.
Please spare me and let me live in peace.

spruha1 said...

megan, you heard right. jay said he went to school with sonam!!! ughh...i guess that means he's going to dance with her too?!? yeah, prachi and mona are driving me crazy too!!

Mind Rush said...

I am enjoying the power struggle between Mika and the judges. Loved that Mika pretended to try to make up with the judges but he was actually being sarcastic. The judges too are acting like offended school teachers. C'mon! Get over it, judges. He has more fans than all of you combined.

I am also scratching my head...Why on earth is Negi still in this show? The man can't dance. He can't even pretend to dance! He is affable but this is not a competition of charm. The judges are not being objective.

Aspi said...

Person who went on JDJ this week was Cyrus. And honestly I did a rush job on JDJ this week because I wanted to get to Nach Baliye because you all have been talking about it.

I really enjoyed it. Must remember to do a post this week.

OzAngel said...

Lol at this post, pretty funny, if a bit tame.

I love Mr Negi, he's choo chweet.

On another note, I was chased by a dog on my way down the street today. While trying to get it to not bite me, I took pauses every fifteen steps and talked to it.

Like "Hello, good dog, please don't bite me, now sit, sit, sit damn you."

It actually listened.

Heh, someone should write a book on how to deal with dogs out to take a piece of you out... (6 months ago I was nearly bitten by one.)

#R@%!#%T#! Sorry Aspi, this post is so irrelevant.

Aspi said...

OzAngel, its most timely. Why just yesterday I was giving my sons the usual "life in India was so hard you guys are so lucky" spiel and telling them about the time I was bit by this angelic puppy I tried to pet - resulting in six shots to the tummy.

Sunitha said...

Looks like no one is watching SRGMP. There must have been a very good transition between HR and Suresh Wadkar. SW also repeats 'mindblowing..fantastic..superb.. etc..' He din't quite get HR's order though! Or did HR insist that his presence be felt in SRGMP through SW?

There is another show on Start One (don't remember the channel name) called 'Jhoom India'. There are 10 singers like Suresh Wadkar, Sanjeevini, Vinod Rathod, Zubin etc. The show is worth a watch.

Anonymous said...

Megan and SKD....
Are u watching VOI? If yes, how did you miss Atif? He looks lot better than Ranbir or Sekhar and has a great voice... I think he is dude to go bonkers over.
Now, get set go.....

megan aslam said...

anon, are you effin crazy? i saw atif and srsly i never thought he could a effable but i saw him this weekend and OMFG he was hot.. i liked his personality and the way he articulated himself, not to mention his talent and his voice

in fact i did say something about him around here but i got IGNOOOOOOOOOOORED

SkD said...

Hey Anon,
I think Atif sings well...but sorry huney, i dont find him good enuf to get over Shekhar...lol..but yea, hez better than Ranbir..who i just saw doin a strip tease in de towel..which is sooooooooooooooooooo gay...eewww...

anu g said...

Aspi,believe me every parent gives this lecture....for us desis, it is 'life, when we were young was so hard,you guys r so lucky......blah blah'. My aunt was saying how her husband who has come up the hard way, was telling his daughter how his father used to give them a very hard time etc etc..He then waited for his daughter to be enlightened and say that she was totally moved and promised to transform herself. Pat came the reply 'Dad,u r unlucky u had a bad dad...but I am so lucky, I have such a nice dad, so I cant compare myself with u" and breezed off. Poor Uncle was left speechless....!!!
Talking about dog-bites, my husband's friend was walking with his 12 year old son to the bus-stop, and the son got very scared of a pet-dog.The father said 'Cmon, dont be a sissy...u have to be brave, just pat it like this, see?".....and boy, did he see what happened. The dog bit the father's hand!Poor Guy, it was a double-shocker, he had to go thru the course of injections, as well as make him lose points as an ideal father!!

anu g said...

I am going to miss Cyrus.He provided us great entertainment with his dancing, and more importantly his constant witty comments and repartees.

Anonymous said...

The towel dance of Ranbir is inspired by towel dance of Kajol in some movie long ago. This one is crass and that one was class.

Couple of shows with Atif, you'll be well over Shekhar and you'll be AKD...sounds better. Megan seems to move fast.

m said...

kajol's was class? maybe if she didn't sport a monobrow then maybe just maybe she'd look classy.. but heck no.. she also has a really sharp mouth in real life..and is super rude and god i had the misfortune of watching her in Koffee with karan for 5 minutes, she is so crass.. heck if rakhi sawant wasn't born in a slum and has tanuja for a mom, she would have more class than Kajol

m said...

pardon my grammer in the above post.. i spent all day drinking low calorie beer and watching Heroes boxset with my bro.. so i am allowed

Anonymous said...

M...
I think, I was not clear enough. I act in comparision to Ranbir's Towel dropping was a class act.

m said...

right.. i understand people have differing opinions but i found absolutely nothing crass about Ranbir's towel "act" ..

how was kajol's act classier? i aint being condascending, i just would like to know? perhaps because Ranbir isn't a female? It wasn't vulgar or crass, in fact the whole promo was very aesthetic IMO but i respect your opinion

SkD said...

Sorry Anon....Skd stays Skd...lol..i mean..i love when i get rid of competiton..but u just want to hve more of it..hehehe...be happy wid Atif huney..while im happy wid Shkhoo....
the Kajol towl dance was..."mere khwabon mein jo aaye..from DDLJ"

SkD said...

and yea Meg, Rakhi Sawant's much better..shes very bold..i like her for being honest and straight forwrad.....

Joules said...

What's Cyrus's claim to fame?

SkD said...

MTV Bakra...he also acted in de movie 'Jalwa' as Archana Pooran Singh's drug addict younger brother...

Joules said...

I love the Ranbir towel song and he looks adorable.

SkD said...

Btw, guys, Ekta Kapoor's a lesbian...:-s...poor Jitendra..both his kids are Homos...there goes his 'vansh'.

Sania said...

Only just watched JDD and catching up on the comments now.

- Mona Singh makes me want to stick a fork in my eye. That voice, those mannerisms. She makes me embarassed for my Punjabis everywhere.

- Mika, go awayyy.

- Is it just me, or is Sonali kind of a big girl? I mean, from looking at her face, you expect her to be a twiggy little thing, but that red dress this week was not doing her any favors. And next to that little boy Toby, well, yeah.

- I'm going to miss Cyrus so much! He is just too funny, and adorable. I really liked his commentaries. It's rare that I laugh at desi humour, but he's got a good touch.

- You know, Shiamak dabbled in singing a number of years ago. He had a song that made me swoon - Jaane Kisne - and it was in Hindi. Hm. Daal mein kuch kaala hai. Will post the link when I find one.

- Atif is cute, but pretty besura. I like his album anyway.

- Ranbir's towel act, while intended to be innocent, is kind of sleazy. I don't know why - maybe it's the hip thrusts. And while I hate to disagree with Megan, I don't think Ranbir is cute. AT ALL. This may be because he reminds me of someone I know who is a reprehensible human being.

- And ohmigosh, Nach Baliye was so good this week, can't wait to see a post on it. I have a girlcrush on Vaibhavi Merchant.

Leera said...

Haha, here's shiamak in jaane kisne

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nk74G31y4LU

Wow sania, thanks for remembering this gem, however looking at his botox face reduces my enjoyment of the song.
Btw what the hell is he wearing, does it say surf's up?

Saritha said...

Wow!I almost forgot that one fine morn,Shiamak ,the choreographer landed up in a recording studio to test his vocal abilities & boom - out came his music cd.90's when everyone and I mean everyone HAD to cut an album.Krazhy.....

Abt the towel,hmm....I really like Ranbir,but not in this song.What was he doing exactly?The bhangra step,his hair....something's not rt.On the other hand,Kajol's song in DDLJ has this perkiness to it that the towel scene went down really well.

Infact Ranbir reminded me of Bhagyashree from 'Maine pyar kiya' holding a satin sheet to the camera....anyone??There's a similarity,both are cute.

girlie girl said...

Great post, Aspi! Ok, so I've never seen the show but I read the posts here so I thought I'd check it out. You're right Aspi, it's nearly not as good as SRGMP, but I think we've found our Himesh of JDJ, annoyance-wise at least. And that award goes to...drumroll please...MONA aka Jassi Singh! Damn that biatch is annoying! I think because of her and Urmila, I will not see any more episodes and just get the jist of it from your blog! Come to think of it, this show is full of Freaks...ROnit (or Rohit, which ever the host is) dresses like a drag queen every chance he gets...Urmila dresses like a NYC hooker, and lets not forget some of the dancers...Dear god, what happened there!! Sorry JDJ, your show does have some Himesh-ness in it, but not enough to keep me entertained!

OzAngel said...

Ouch, 6 shots doesn't sound that appealing, and I'm sure it wasn't. Wonder how many shots it'd take to get over a case of Himesh-ness. I actually quite miss the drama-baaz's nataaks and hungamas. Except lil champs has an aura of being a respectable song show. And I adore the little Mussarat (kid who sang Saawarein) he is pretty darned awesome!

Sidekick said...

Saritha, that is defi damning ranbir with faint praise :D . poor guy is now on par with bhagyashree???

i think ranbir is cute and the towel dance is total paisa vasool for the women in the audience! maybe i'm jumping the gun, but fm the promos so far, ranbir's excessive head shakes and finger wagging suggest that he is likely going the SRK/Ritwik way - the physical skool of acting as apposed to the john abraham/ajay devgan wooden/expressionless style :D

OzAngel said...

Sorry if I offend people, but I don't find Ranbir hot. (Once again no offense to all those in the drooling legions)... He looks like an amalgamation of certain people I know, and don't like. Also, noone can be as hot as V. The baldness is really quite delectable.

anu g said...

Joules, Cyrus also presents a 30 minute news show on CNN-Ibn called 'The News that wasnt'. Its a recap of all thats happened in the week with the humourous touch of Cyrusisms.Its a favourite with my 13 year old son as well as my 73 year old dad!He is good!

ritha said...

haha gud observation sidekick i thot so too... although i'd say ranbir is in the same league as his cousins, who (used to alteast) mistake stage acting for film acting. Every feeling/emotion/expression had to be overtly shown. Even plain smiling during a song.
@anu g: the show is "the week that wasn't" and is such a hoot.

anu g said...

Oops!My mistake.Thanks so much Ritha. I wonder how I could make such a mistake. I realised my grammar and spellings are horrid on this blog cos I am in a hurry to post.

anu g said...

Guess who is getting a 30 on JDJ this week!Sandhya and Negi??????Either he has dramatically tranformed into a great dancer overnight, or the judges are trying to support him with lots of points, so that Mika can get ousted next week!!!!!

spruha1 said...

OK, Aspi, I'm extremely curious about your thoughts on Negi's perfect score this week!! Oh, and how his turban fell off halfway only to reveal his bald head...I seriously fell out of my chair laughing!!

m said...

forget negi for a minute but that sudha lady FREAKS ME OUT SO MUCH

she is so scary looking and she loves to show too much skin with her flabby bits showing.. EWWW COVER IT!!! last performance was very disturbing, no wonder she got out.. no one wants to see an auntyji doing sexy moves

spruha1 said...

haha megan!! i agree. that hip-hop get-up she had was especially freaky. like WTF!

nutmeg said...

hahah that was truely frightening.. someone should make a horror movie with her in it..

"Killer auntyji from outer space"

the little move this week where she's lying with her partner and he lifts her up was so freaky..is she trying to gain more votes by exposing? sry2say that has the opposite effect