Saturday, October 13, 2007

Sa Re Ga Ma Pa is still a three horse race

What was the best part of the wrap-up, warm-up SRGMP show this Friday? Watching Bappida again. Ok, so it was only a jhalak, but with all the bleeng bleeng on him its hard to miss even a nanosecond of the man.

Thankfully keeping the mandatory mass hysteria shots to a minimum, SRGMP avoided the pitfalls that besieged Indian Idol 3 in its final weeks. (If the singers are really popular, you don't have to ram it down everyone's throats.)

I enjoyed watching some of the best performances from the top 3, although I would have liked to have seen more of the people we haven't seen in a while - the ones kicked off the show in weeks past.

Fans of Raja Hasan have reason to rejoice. His lead in India remains kayam. However, international voting makes this a highly unpredictable exercise. So while votes from India put Raja on top, followed by Aneek and then Amanat, the tally outside India was the reverse of this order.

The winner in all of this: Aneek who ended up on top, followed by Raja and then Amanat.

This makes it a three-horse race although Raja still remains the favorite. Amanat is now, unofficially, the dark horse.

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99 comments:

ritha said...

Aspi, the goldfish comment was bang on! Hahaha....

ritha said...

am i slow to notice or have u changed the look of some of the headings on ur blog recently?

Aspi said...

No, not slow. I did it today. I like tinkering around with things. I have some minor ideas I need to implement after SRGMP is over.

anu g said...

The darjis of all the shows must take ur advice. Ur makeover of this site is very good-subtle yet brighter and different.Looking forward to the post-srgmp makeover.

payal said...

can't wait for tonight's episode! it'll be nice to see all the prior contestants on stage again!

anu g said...

True , tho I only hope it doesnt turn out to be as boring and long-drawn as the II3 final.

anu g said...

Talking of makeovers,Ur site reminds me of the Independence Day Special episode of SRGMP. The Indian Tricolour is truly a very eye-catching sight, and I am glad u chose these colours.

anu g said...

Payal, heres a SRGMP spoiler as reg the songs to be sung today.
http://www.saregamapachallenge2007.com/spoiler-grand-finale-performances-and-challenger-leading.html
Sorry Aspi ,no song from Stawberry!

m said...

i can't wait to see Preetu again and Poo and Junaid too..but mostly Preetu... today i made a compilation dvd of all harpreet performances and was watching it with family and we watched soni de nakhre three times.. he sang is so much better than the original.. and harpreet seeda saadha vada tera vada love it love it love it.. so underrated..

m said...

i am getting a bit nervous about the results too.. but i don't wanna say anything and jinx it..

Aspi said...

anu g, now that you mention it I am using the tricolors, aren't I? Either I'm more Indian than I thought or those colors in the flags are just very happy ones (which is what I've been trying to pick).

Musing said...

I think this was not such a bad show after all. If one leaves aside one's emotions and sensibilities for a minute and views this as a commercial proposition for the sake of entertainment. Zee succeeded and How? I think there are at least a gazillion site with bazillian people debating and screaming.

Taking all this seriously. C'mon guys it was all just entertainment and I think we were all hugely entertained !!

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Joules said...

The finale will be shown in US at 9:30 CST.

Musing, also besides the entertainment value, the quality of singers this season were exceptional. Ofcourse, I have not watched previous seasons so can't really compare but even after some of the nautanki irritated me, I kept coming back to listen to the singers.

m, I agree. Harpreet was very underrated. His partner song was awesome.

Joules said...

That's 9:30 am.

Saritha said...

Iam with you guys.Harpreet's 'Soni de nakhre' was great.

Aspi,changing the 'recent drifts' color to green did the trick,I guess.It looks good.

anu,
Casually changed my mobile's screensaver theme to match with my son's latest pic.Now when the mobile rings,the saffron and green borders apprear with the num flashing in the middle which is white.ANd it's such a pleasant feeling to see the tri colors on my mobile.
achcha,I want to talk to you.Can you mail me here promiseofspringatgmaildotcom

Saritha said...

9:30am cst....you mean now in half an hr?

Joules said...

yeah, I believe its a live show and they are broadcasting it live in US and UK.

Anonymous said...

yeah it started in india , and mauli looks awesome in the performance

Saritha said...

Keep me posted :-)

Manish said...

Aspeee, Raja sang "mausam hai gaane ka" ! Gunmaster G9 rulez! These guys are reading this blog!

Manish said...

Aspi, I like the new graphics on the site. If Raja wins, I promise you a real nice header for the blog.

Shekhar Ki Deewani said...

Feel sorry for Amanat...hez de best according to me:(

Shekhar Ki Deewani said...

currently watchin the live show.........the set's amazin!!Vishal-Shekhoo performed....Shekoo really looks hot in that black suit....Meg, please compliment him wen u chat wid him...btw, what next for him after de show???Will miss him loads:(

Anonymous said...

himesh reshammaiya performed like a mad monkey straight out of a tiger's jaw . inviting all the children on the stage , but all i saw a host of adults . i got that strange armmmmmmaaaaaaannnnnnnn armnaaaaaaaaaaaa sound . wasnt there in the original sound .....sounds like a train singer . give him something to cheer , something like a 10 dollar cheque , not encashable please

Anonymous said...

this photo is of suman ranganathan right , SKD

Manish said...

Aneek wins. Aspi you must be delighted.

Mind Rush said...

boo hoo! Am traveling this weekend so no SRGMP. Will have to rely on this blog to hear what happens on the show.

Shekhar Ki Deewani said...

No Dude Anonymous, It's very much my photograph...i model and it's one of my portfolio pics.....i swear on ma Shekhoo:(

Mind Rush said...

Really!! Aneek is the winner???
Wow...am speechless.
OMG, Hope my DVR saves the show...
Moving on...
Aspi, ab next blogging topic kya hoga?

Anonymous said...

ok no more SKD comments from me..

that wasnt meant to offend you anyhow ...

i have reasons to believe you look good anyway ... one more update , aditya gives superb performance . and mauli again sang maiyya maiyya .. was looking a bit overweight , or just i think so ?

Shekhar Ki Deewani said...

U are right....Mauli luked kinda overweight but i think twas cuz of her outfit wich royally sucked!!!
Btw, wat r ur reasons to belive that i luk gud??oder dan ma pic??:)

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Shekhar Ki Deewani said...

Hahahaha...we seriously dont need more nasal singers...its OK!
But seriously, does Oink win?? I mean that wud be a shitty decision...i want amanat to win, but dont mind raja [cuz of VS...more cuz of Shekhoo]..

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Shekhar Ki Deewani said...

akshay's lukin weird in dat outfit...velvet coat wid no shirt and sunglasses..:s

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Shekhar Ki Deewani said...

online??on wat website??im watchin on tv...in dubai the time's 9:45 pm..live...rite now akshay's performin on hare ram hare krishna..and eid mubarak

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Shekhar Ki Deewani said...

hey...great goin for poonam...who gives dis gift btw??

Priti said...

The whole thing is kinda "thanda". Was sooo looking forward to this show. Quite disappointed!

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Shekhar Ki Deewani said...

ok...the internet is 10 minutes ahed,..

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Shekhar Ki Deewani said...

wat de f...amanat 3rd???useless p-pl...i dont beleive all dis shit...losers...HE WAS DE BEST!

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Shekhar Ki Deewani said...

OINK WON!!1NO WAYSSS!I HVAE LOST FAITH IN PUBLIC

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Shekhar Ki Deewani said...

I beg to differ..Amanat was the most versatile of the lot...Oink is a gud singer, but not better than Raja or Amanat...

Shekhar Ki Deewani said...

"THIS OINK IS NOT AT ALL PRESENTABLE ON STAGE..HE LUKS LIKE A DRUNK, RED-FACED MUNKEY...HIS VOICE IS NOT AT ALL OUTWEIGH RAJA AND AMANAT....I THINK VOTES DO NOT COUNT HERE...ONLY SOME BULL CRAP POLITICS"....this is wat my Dad sed..

Shekhar Ki Deewani said...

No, I did not know Amanat earlier..but will sure try to meet him sometime..

Priti said...

The grande finale....was such a damp squib! From the show, to the final winner. Disappointing...

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Shekhar Ki Deewani said...

Ideally shud have been this way:
1. Amanat/Raja
2. Amanat/Raja
3. Mussarat/Poonam

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Shekhar Ki Deewani said...

But, still im watchin the show JUST FOR SHEKHOO:(..sniff...will miss him:(

Shekhar Ki Deewani said...

Yea..for me...
1.Shekhoo
2.Shekhoo
3.Shekhoo
4-~Shekhoo
:D

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Shekhar Ki Deewani said...

Shekharr was soo sweet in backin up raja and amanat....did u even say wat oink sed to Hima$$."I LOVE U SIR"...see shows Besharmiyan did some nonsense wid the votes...Vishal was sure pissed...:s

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Shekhar Ki Deewani said...

Mann...dunno bout Megan.....i see shez a fan of ranbir kappor too..but I NEVER feel normal mann....im really crazy bout Shekhoo...and not oder celebrity..sacchi...and ya, i remember the saregamapa show 10 yrs back..i was 14 at that time in gujrat..and yes, shekhoo was ma fav on de show den....didnt ever expect that it wud be him, part of VS.. suddenly such a change....wow..I seriously wanna meet him...or atleast get to chat wid him online..:(

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Shekhar Ki Deewani said...

oh...no more Shekhoo on de link..:(..seriously, this guys so secretive...there no websites on him...not many fotos..no info on his life...birthday, etc..

Shekhar Ki Deewani said...

Bingo!!!!!!!!!How did u figure that????Yes, he was very much ma first crush..{blush}...i remember very clearly...that year dad had got us cable tv conncetion for the first time...:)..and im a mix breed, kannada+marathi by brith..brought up in gujrat...

Shekhar Ki Deewani said...

and at that time the show was saregama only...and Shekhoo was the most chikna...bole toh...cute...in it...and hey...dat makes me his oldest fan!!!:D

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Saritha said...

Thanks for all the update SKD and Sanjay

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Shekhar Ki Deewani said...

You are welcome Sarita....yes, sanjay, I have yahooo..lol

Shekhar Ki Deewani said...

mann....im sure ppl must be sick of our talk..and my constantly chanting Shekhoo chalisa..

Sanjay said...
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Shekhar Ki Deewani said...

MISS U SHEKHOO!!!

m said...

ewww i aint gonna watch the finale specially that fat kid and his mentor's smirk on their faces.. ufff

i bet himesh played dirty games with network.. hate him hate him hate him

they can both go to hell..

but at least Raja has numerous B/w offers what does Oink have??

fat ass body an obsessed lover in the name of mentor

Saritha said...

Nope Sanjay!

I just chkd it twice in these 3 hrs.It took me 10mins to read thru all the comments....more than the post it self.....lol

m said...

im gonna watch preetu's performances and raja, amanat and poonam's

THATS IT

and of course my sweety vishal and shakky's as well

Indian junta are tonedeaf and ethnocentric..what else can we expect from them ufff

m said...

i see a lurvvvvv connexxxxion happening between shekhar ki diwani and sanjay

Shekhar Ki Deewani said...

wat connection meg????????

Shekhar Ki Deewani said...

mebbe some's just jealous;-)

Shekhar Ki Deewani said...

tryin to get me outta de way...

Anonymous said...

boss, Aspi, can you censor this? Too much Shekhar stuff...my brain is seeing red...

Sidekick said...

priti, i agree the finale was a little deflating. i guess it's impossible for these shows to live up to pre-finale hype. The so called "live" performances with large audiences and backup dancers, jazzy costumes and elaborate sets relegate the singing (which has now degenerated to lip syncing) to the background. this is almost a mockery of what made SRGMP such a big draw --- the super talented singers! I think these shows would be better served by retaining the intimate indoor setting with a few select guests - perhaps an audience of lucky winners of a contest. but then what do i know abt building TRPs?

Shekhar Ki Deewani said...

Yup!It was all decided who wud be winner...i felt that ever since Besharmiyan started grunting "Oink Oink"..had a very bad feelin Oink wid win...but stilll trusted Janta Janardhan...but seems it was more like Hima$$ mania all over...it is a bad decision nonetheless, and Vishal sure was upset when he was asked to speak about it....althgh he ddint say much..No worries, this dude will end up like Debojit, or mebbe a heroine in Aap ka Suarr..
Hima$$ should not be a mentor again.
PS: Please dont censor anything bout Shekhoo..he was the best thing to watch:)...whoever is seeing red..please go to the doctor!

Sidekick said...

my fave was raja and i would've liked to see him win, but i could make a case for each of the 3 winning. despite having very different strengths, all 3 finalists were excellent singers and there was little difference in overall quality /excellence.

as for HR and his antics, the finale was just more of the same.... the patently false "bade bhaiyya" shd win bhaashan and then as soon as Aneek was anointed winner the bid to take over the proceedings and stifle everyone else including Aneek. It completely disrupted what ought to have been a happy celebration with raja and aneek enjoying their moments of fame. i watched as always with disgust and amusement! yet, i'd be the first to acknowledge that HR kept us glued to the show if only to unite against the villain. the show would have been much more boring and lost a lot of steam without him - case in point: VOI!

Shekhar Ki Deewani said...

Didnt he like look gay wid his chikna chest showing???

Aspi said...

Oooh! Many thanks for the live blogging Sanjay and SkD. God knows I wouldn't have the discipline.

I'll link to all these wonderful comments in my post - which I need to work on soon :)

Shekhar Ki Deewani said...

Hey thanks Aspi!
I feel so badd that I came across dis blog like just 3 days back!!..
I was in hospital, so cudnt access net or anythin..and im new 2 bloggin..i have made some nice innovative pictures on de concept of hima$$ and Oink gettin married..dey r on facebook in de group called Anti-Himesh rshammiya...sorry if u feel offended:(

Aspi said...

I'm not offended, but you do need to hook up with Manish for some photoshop lessons, that's for sure :)

m said...

hahahahaha those pics are genius!!! the photoshop job is just so campy

love it love it love it

mindblowing

m said...

AHAHAHAHAHA

http://photos-b.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sctm/v129/213/75/774455105/n774455105_1375301_5354.jpg

http://photos-b.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v143/213/75/774455105/n774455105_1375305_4558.jpg

OMG Himesh looks like a typical auntyJi hahahahahahahahhaha

http://photos-a.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sctm/v129/213/75/774455105/n774455105_1375300_4970.jpg

AHAHAHAHA OMG

Shekhar Ki Deewani said...

Hey guys thanks a ton!!.The idea was sure mine....but the crappy pics wid bad fotoshop jobs r not my pics....lol..This is one of the pics that I had made...the others were removed cuz dey were too sleazy...lol
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=353687&id=512541953&op=1&view=all&subj=2260427725&aid=-1&oid=2260427725
and meg...u still didnt tell add me on ur fb...

m said...

SKD, my facebook account is strictly for my family and friends. Sorry

but i got orkut and that isn't for my family or friends and i wouldn't want them to know about it..hahah

Shekhar Ki Deewani said...

Okie tokie:)

anu g said...

Just heard on the news that Himesh is going to sing a Tamil song for Kamal Hasan. I'd read earlier that Himesh said he would sing only for his own movies. Does that mean he is aspiring to become a Tamil superstar since they r so 'revered'.Oh God, please save the Tamil film industry.

Shekhar Ki Deewani said...

I wuld like to quote Rakhi Sawant here..."OH MY GAWD!!"...I dunno Tamil, but sure can imagine....u know what wud happen...just like people throw money on the screen while watchin Rajni movies, they r sure to throw joota-chappal and aida-tamatar on de screen, as well on the shops sellin the Cds fer sure..
Btw, I also herd dis thing that Himesh wud reduce singin and concentrate more on acting....briliiant!!!...After dis Srgmp...he definitely will get the best Actor award.

OzAngel said...

Apparently he's also only goina make music for movies he's acting in. Tsk, tsk.