Friday, October 19, 2007

Miroranjan on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa

Recently while watching JDJ, I told myself: Man, that Mini Mathur's partner Hemu should be declared an endangered species on this show. Why? Because not only is he the only one who can do a belly shimmy but also because coupled with the rather uncoordinated Mini, his dances make me laugh and enjoy the show.

But the rest of the shindig? Let me put it this way: I am sleepier watching it than Jeetendra looks on that podium.

What doesn't work on this show? Pretty much everything.

Mona Singh, for one. Trying super-hard to be Ms. Perky but coming across as my most annoying benchmate in school, she finds unamusing new ways to say pretty much the same thing over and over again. Kind of like Head - but without the amiable cuteness.

Co-host Rohit Roy is less funny than Kestho Mukherjee the hundredth time I saw him do his bewda routine. And if that sounds bad enough, even less funny is this thing judge Shiamak Davar does. Trying to make fun of himself - because you see he is so sporting and cool - he balances his reading glasses on his nose and reads something in Hindi. Gadzooks! Shiamak actually saying something in the mother tongue! Hilarity!

But just when I thought nothing could save this show - out to dance came Mir Ranjan Negi. And it is safe to say my belly laughs must have woken up the neighbors.

Dressed in a diabolical wig probably brought in a charity auction from Jeetendra's Tohfa days, sporting a rather Moghul soul patch and a sparkling purple shirt, Negi threw his arms and legs, endangering countless audience members and turned in such a horrifically uncoordinated performance that it spun the show to new heights.

The judges had no choice but to give him marks that didn't make any sense - just like his performance. Negi ki jai ho!

19 comments:

Priti said...

All those guys squirming, making "efforts soo, oh soo visibly" to pass off their heavy bulks moving as dance has been a no-no for me, and hence never really got round to watching these shows.

Guys (the die hard fans, if any), before you descend on me with hockey sticks, just want to say that I have seen these shows only in passing while surfing, so I might be shooting my mouth off. Just that they have been v. uninspiring. But the posts here are making it a "compelling watch". The posts and comments here provide fantastic review!

Anyone who wants to know really how things are going down with the audience must come to Aspi's....Not only is this place a great barometer, but also gives intelligent tips, guides, dos-and-don’ts, even as you are smiling, laughing, bellowing...

anu g said...

Ha ha Aspi, u seem to really have a major problem with Mini;s partner. Poor guy! Every time u have something to say about JDJ,u take off on him. Bechara, usne kiska kya bigaada? Of course talking about abuse, they way he pushed and threw around Mini the first time, does that qualify for a ban?

Shekhar Ki Deewani said...

I hate dis show....prefer Nach...

OzAngel said...

Hemu's cute. And so is Negi-ji. Note, the dictionary definition of cute is generally 'ugly but adorable'.

And I've heard that VS aren't coming back to SRGMP ever. :(

Saritha said...

A news bit from last season-

http://in.movies.yahoo.com/061006/43/689dd.html

Akashdeep played a popular villain on TV(guess,it's kyunki)

PS:If someone can find the video footage of the same.

girlie girl said...

Yeah, I've seen one episode of this show in my entire life, and it's safe to say, I'll never see another one again. But your comments pretty much say everything that needs to be said about this show...it's definitely a snoozer!!

Aspi said...

Actually while checking this show out I also looked at their results episode. I used the Skip button on my DVR a lot and every time it would stop, they would still be at it!

Which reminds me: I need to watch NB3 but darn it - those uploaded videos are all messed up!

Aspi said...

And I also think Negi is kind of cool and nice. So is his partner. That makes it even more fun to see him bomb.

anu g, you are right. I do pick on Hemu quite a bit. As long as he can't find me on Google Maps.

Joules said...

Akashdeep had dated Farah and had broken up with her. So he blamed his exit on Farah taking revenge on him.

Did'nt make sense but made for good TV.

Shekhar Ki Deewani said...

Nahinnnnnn...no more VS on Srgmp???I guess, the popularity of the show will go down....seriously, and no amount of oder so called 'hotties' can replace dem.....:(

Sania said...

But he gets such good marks. He must be good!


My favorite momoent in this past JDJ was the secret ballot in which half of the stars voted out Ronit Roy. Can you say catty?

Aspi said...

That Ronit Roy is an interesting character. He comes across as such a seedha, humble human being. But then he doesn't seem to mind being called the SRK of the small screen and clearly had issues taking orders from his partner during the rehearsals.

Hmm...

Shoaib said...

SKD, not to worry. VS got a good beating this time by Himesh. I am happy with SRGMP, as long as they have Himesh next year. lolz,

Himesh is such a great person.

Bappi da is a cuddly teddy bear, let him be there...

But seriously, lose ID and VS.

Anonymous said...

aspi, very fun. i like that i can enjoy this show thru yr posts without ever watching it :)

OzAngel said...

I watched this week's JDJ. Mona AKA jassi annoyed the crap out of me with her mediocore hosting skills. So did Jeetendra and the glow in his eyes every time one of Ekta's 'stars' came on. The contestants were annoying too... from the obviously fakely crying Mika to the quite ambitious Sandhya Mridul. She's an excellent dancer, don't get me wrong but her whole approach to this contest is a bit annoying. Its like- I need to win, I want to win, Dammit MAKE ME WIN lready. Pffft. I turned off the telly before I watched Mini and Hemu-- but they could only have improved this horrible episode.

Aspi said...

OzAngel, I'm with on the Mridul. What "expectations" drama last week! Tremendous! Maybe she is auditioning for roles.

anu g said...

Aspi u were right. Sandhya Mridul has been offered an item-song by Bunty Walia after he saw her sizzle(???)in JDJ.I had seen an interview of her years ago, and she came across as a very sensible person. Boy, either I was terribly mistaken, or she has changed!
How come u have nothing to say about Urmila? Her fake accent, the way she tries to show off her knowledge of dance, its a little too much to handle!I think she is preparing for the next Big Brother contest.(Shilpa Shetty got into the limelight after JDJ1).
As for Mona, if u think she is bad, just watch an episode of Nach Baliye....Hussain's wife Tina who is waiting backstage is so desperate to get the camera away from her,that as soon as the couple reaches her, she gives them a hug and them quickly says 'lets go directly to the judges for the scores'.

Aspi said...

anu g, I've seen snatches of NB3 and I have to say the hosts work much better than on JDJ.

We should be thankful for small mercies. The big hair was gone from Urmila and her hair didn't double the size of her face. Maybe more improvements are forthcoming.

Anonymous said...

Did any one notice Babaji Jumping Jack saying he does not watch Balaji's serial for some Veham ?

Urmila needs to get work in Flop RGV camp - she is way too better than Nisha Kothari (in Shorts )