Well, has everything on this bloody planet to be driven by money only ?
Since last 2-3 years, there has been almost a flood of reality shows be it for music, dance or anything else X Y Z. One after another, all channels started something and the people who might not have been earning a single penny, got a chance to be judges and it was all gold. I have not watched much of all this but recently have been following Sa Re Ga Ma on Zee TV & Junoon kuch kar dikhane ka on NDTV imagine a bit.
Sa Re Ga Ma: Its a worldwide phenomenon man. Can’t even remember what all countries they have visited. Its like a child’s play. Its flooded with scripted fights, arguments and unlimited non-sense. I just can’t understand if you are searching for a good singer whats the need to show so much of other bullshit. It has to be a simple show where all participants perform and there are judges to judge their performances. The one who does the best is the winner. Simple, no rocket science. But MONEY matters baby. And the stupid audience, more the non-sense a show has, more they like it. And that is what they need, audiences !
Junnon: Dish TV was not airing NDTV imagine so i couldn’t watch the initial episodes. But people say that it was good initially. When i started watching it, it had got screwed up like all other shows. First of all the host Annu (Why the heck its not Anu ?) Kapoor was a big disappointment. All the time giving his own expert comments. And then in the last episode when Amitabh Bachan and Abhisheik Bachan were the guests (to promote ‘Drona’ obviously) [Oh and did you notice that it was a music show and Ghulam Ali was there but chief guests were Bachans, again MONEY matters stupid !] the way and number of times the host was buttering Bachans was utterly irritating.
I never knew how it was going to end. I thought that they were looking for a winner in each category (out of Folk, Sufi and Bollywood). But no man, they were looking for an overall winner. What bullshit. So you are making Sufi, Folk and Bollywood music compete against each other ? Ridiculous.
Its not the story of these 2 shows. Its the story of all the crap running on all the channels. The only good show that i have enjoyed is Awaz Punjab Di – I which was telecast on Punjabi channel MH1. By the time it was ending i saw the standards going down as the people who were judges when it started had quit. But still it didn’t host any useless fights at least. It looked like a music talent hunt.