Why? Several reasons - and most of these had to do with things getting a bit out of hand. It all started when Wadkar ushered someone on stage who always reminds me of Mini-Me. Come on now, you know this is true. This put me in good spirits.
Then, as Anamika launched into "Crazy Kiya Re" with a chorus of "sexy lady on the floor..." I watched to see if this would be the heart attack ki ghadi. Happily it wasn't but the tension in the air was entertaining. Later yet, overwhelmed with the number of things that needed coordination, Anamika seemed to forget her moves and ended up looking like she was rehearsing wearing a saree. This seemed apt enough because over the weeks, I've come to stop thinking of these precocious kids as children.
I also noted that poor Tanmay could barely remember what to do when it came to the dances. And even though - bar a few misguided costumes (open chested lace shirts for little boys?) - Shiamak Davar did a fine job putting enough interesting things on stage to keep things going. But with Tanmay declared the second runner up, the competition then boiled down to Heart Attack Dad versus Akhada Dad.
And at this point for some reason I couldn't stop laughing. Perhaps it was the gigantic envelope/box that descended from the air with a voice over that sounded like an Amitabh Bachchan knock-off. What? I told myself, they put a 70 year old in a box and launched him the air?!
You know I wasn't the only guy thinking so, because as soon as the thingamie landed, the guy who was supposed to open the "envelope" ignored Head's instructions and rushed to peer at the back of the box half expecting Amitabh to emerge. More hilarity!
In any case, all is well that ends well. Its hard to say that the top 3 was the best selection, but the way they ended up seemed fair enough. Anamika has been clearly the top of the class. Rohanpreet showed great heart while singing and since boys' voices break at puberty in significant ways, he'll be a better singer with time.
And Tanmay, dude, thanks for the great entertainment. But next time avoid beating a joke to death. And if you see that cringe-worthy Nagin girl again, bite her or something.
- A satisfying end for Mind Rush
- m thinks its all staged anyway
- More lip syncing from the singers points out girlie girl
- sidekick's review of the finale
- anu g gives us the skinny on the Nagin girl and an update on Chhote Ustaad
- Rohanpreet's mum looked pretty glum notes LP
- The finale was too long for Bella and so was Jodha Akbar
- Pratik is betting on Anwesha on Chhote Ustaad
- Aamir Hafiz's exit killed the show for Madhumita