iDubba wishes everyone a very Happy New Year!
Bid adieu to eventful 2011 and a give warm welcome to 2012.
Have a Rocking Year Ahead!! 🙂 🙂
We are just two days away from 2012. So in this special blog post iDubba brings you the 10 most popular shows/events of 2011. The ranking and popularity has been taken in consideration on the basis of activities done for these shows on iDubba in 2011.
Keep watching your favourite shows! 🙂
You might scratch your head and start thinking why am I referring MTV as Masala Television. Well the following post is about finding out the real truth. After reading this you may also come to a conclusion whether MTV is a Music Channel or it has turned out to be Masala Television over years.
It was not long ago say some 9-10 yrs back when viewers used to wait to see what’s new in the list..New Album, hot album, Best songs… in a way they wanted to see the latest Music Labels, their reviews and responses. Top most Singers had their music launch aired in MTV, there were shows explicitly telecasting interviews with the Singers and rappers. TV was geared more towards music and music appreciation, The concept of VJ’s was made popular by MTV as this channel was about MUSIC 24/7!! The VJ’s of early 90’s had good knowledge of music, a unique style of their own and undoubtedly a great sense of humor too.I am sure that none of you must have forgotten VJ’s like Malaika Arora, Maria Goretti , Shenaz Treasurywala, Mini Mathur and a few others. No doubt that Cyrus Broacha and Nikhil Chinnappa are still holding the fort but the charm that the previous VJ’s had, is not present there anymore. . MTV is now being hosted as a television show with VJs who have very little to do with knowledge in music and music videos.
You might have this question..Does MTV has series of reality shows!!! You might be surprised, but the answer is YES. The biggest ammunition that MTV has is “Roadies”. It was started way back in 2003, and currently 8 seasons are over. No doubt that Roadies is very popular and has many ardent followers, but the channel is trying to replicate this success in every other show. Every second show is now a Reality show. They are trying to get the youth hooked on to its channel by shows like MTV Stuntmania a biking stunt show hosted by famous stunts director Allan Amin and MTV Splitsvilla A dating reality show.
This channel which once used to be solely a music channel has turned in endless race of reality shows, In 1998, we had about 19 hours of music programming. 2008 saw an average of just three hours of music videos per day on MTV, with the rest of the day devoted to reality shows. . Is this a conscious effort made by MTV or has it lost its audience??? Is this the reason for MTV to drop “Music Television” from its corporate logo too in 2010?
If i ask you, which is the channel you prefer for watching Songs, MTV will certainly not be your 1st choice. Some might say, 9XM , B4U Music, and the latest one Sony PIX. You might say that I have missed on one more important Music Channel, ie Channel V. Well, they too are slowly but steadily moving on the path of MTV. Only time will say if MTV was right moving its focus on Reality Shows and slowly taking Music off their menu. What are you views on this topic?
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As the name suggests “Am I really blessed to be married”, the show is portrayal of a woman who is a victim of domestic violence. Dil Se Di Dua..Saubhagyavathi Bhava is about struggle of a female Jahnvi (Sriti Jha) who gets married to Viraj (Karanvir Bohra) in a typical set up where a guy from rich family falls for a simple girl from middle class family. Jahnvi and her family are happy with everything. Jahnvi is all excited about her marriage like any other girl and dreams of a nice life with a loving and caring husband. Her dreams and hopes of a well settled life comes to a halt when she finds out that her husband Viraj who is suave and charming for the outside world but a completely different person at home. He is extremely short tempered and is a complete fanatic. He is an awfully possessive, over-dominating, highly insecure and an irrational person because of his abusive childhood.
After reading this you might remember that Viraj’s character is very similar to Nana Patekar’s role in the movie ‘Agni Sakshi’ where he played an over possessive and abusive husband because of a deprived childhood. However the plot seems to be a little different right now as we don’t see another man in the picture yet.
Getting back to the story, Jahnvi who has recently started her married life is confused because sometimes Viraj is exceptionally loving and caring and the very next moment something happens that makes him abusive. He is psycho to a level that he has installed cameras at his home and keeps a watch over his wife from office. He is very particular about cleanliness and immensely organized. He makes her suffer and punishes her if she doesn’t do any work properly or leave it in between. When she mentions about getting servants so that she can get some help in the work, he gets angry and slaps her. He says that he doesn’t want any person to interfere in their life and ruin the privacy of their relationship. Jahnvi is definitely taken aback as she is facing this situation which is any girl’s worst fears. Viraj is a perfect husband in everyone’s eye but it is only Jahnvi who knows and deals with the manipulative and irrational side of him.
The show is very different in comparison to all other prime time shows. It is trying to bring awareness about domestic violence which is a big issue in our country already. So now the question is will the show survive or will it be given typical treatment that’s given to soaps in Indian Television? Will Jahnvi be able to bear Viraj’s violence or will she find a way out of her pain?
Lets get down to the details of the show, well not all of them, but will keep some unsaid so that you can enjoy the show. As they say, one does not enjoy the show till one watches it or feels it. The Opening song ie the original theme “Saiyan Naino Ki Bhasha” is already a huge hit. This serial is slowly but surely getting attention and is getting popular as we speak. Its a story of a middle aged man and a young doctor falling in love with each other. Not to forget another Sr Doctor who is in love with Dr Ashutosh.
You might say that whats new about serials, every other show is the same. Same Drama, same Action. But hang on, did i mention that the cast included Dr Ashutosh ie Mohnish Behl !!! Just observe and watch his expressions, its just amazing. Yes he is the son of Nutan, renowned film actress. He manages to speak through his eyes and expressions. I know you also want to hear about the other cast ie Dr Nidhi. So here we go, Dr Nidhi ie Kritika Kamra is a person full of life and a very hard working doctor. All she wants is to make her patients happy and always manages to bring a smile to their faces. YES, that includes Dr Ashutosh. 🙂 Yes there is also a grey character in this story, its Dr Mallika, ie Rukhsar Rehman. Dr Mallika is in love with Dr Ashutosh, and over the years she is been waiting for him. But the recent events have forced her to play some evil games against Dr Nidhi.
Well enough has been said about the plot and the main cast. All you now need is to go on and watch “Kuch Toh Log Kahenge”. Its on Sony @ 8pm. One tip, even if you miss the serial at 8, you can catch the repeat at 11pm. Don’t forget to share your views. You can follow us on Twitter – @idubba and also visit our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/idubba.page
Happy Viewing 🙂
STAR Plus, will usher its viewers into the New Year by bringing to their homes, world’s most sought after reality show-‘ Survivor’.
Survivor India, the Indian adaptation of the international series is now set to shudder your heart, January 6, onwards, 9 pm only on Star Plus, India’s number one entertainment channel.
‘Survivor’ the international series originated in the USA with more than 20 seasons in 11 years and has already been replicated in 48 countries around the world.
Survivor India will witness, twenty two extraordinary participants in its opening season, some well-known, and some not so known, some trying to prove their mettle, some wishing to push boundaries. However, all gearing towards the ultimate challenge of‘Survivor India’!
Marooned on an uninhabited tropical island of Philippines where even basic minimum amenities aren’t available, Survivor India will be ultimate game of physical and mental endurance. Its well encapsulated tagline-‘Jo Tikega, Itihaas Likhega’/ Kya Jee Paoge? is a testimony, that only the fittest, the grittiest and the ruthless will survive and will be the ultimate winner of this show.
Nitin Vaidya, Business Head, Hindi Channels, Star India, said, “STAR Plus has brought its viewers the ultimate reality formats, whether international or home grown. It was time for us to present another breakthrough concept on the Indian television and hence Survivor India is the perfect New Year gift for our viewers!”
He added:” The series will showcase a life-changing journey of 22 individuals battling for survival, in a do-or-die situation. We firmly believe and hope that our viewers will live every moment of this exciting journey with our participants.”
Star Plus has redefined the Hindi GEC space with a robust fiction line up across all time slots. With contemporary and distinct fiction content, iconic characters, unparalleled non-fiction formats & events to its credit & the renewed brand promise of Rishta Wahi Soch Nayi that reflects in its content, STAR Plus has set the agenda for the Hindi Entertainment genre in India.
The opening season of SURVIVOR India will have some of the known faces like Payal Rohatgi, Shilpa Agnihotri, JD Majethia, Sangram Singh, Abhinav Shukla, Karan Patel, Timmy Narang, Sylvester Rodgers, Priyanka Bassi, Rajesh Khera and Munisha Khatwani – contesting against each other for survival as the battle gets wild and wicked.