Jhalak Dikhla Jaa Season 5 – First Week, First Look!

It was finally time for the Dancing Stars to show their talent on the floor of ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa‘. Yes after a lot of time and publicity, Colors was back with Season 5 of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. It was also time for the audience to see the 3 judges in action, that included Madhuri Dixit, Remo D’Souza and Karan Johar. There were 13 contestants on the show which included, Darsheel Safary, Archana Vijaya, Isha Sharvani, Sanath Jayasuriya, Gurmeet Choudhary, Talat Aziz, Shibani Dandekar, Ravi Kishan, Jayati Bhatia, Pratyusha Banerjee, Bharti Singh, Gia Manek. And there was some suspense that  was created for the 14th participant, and it was none other than KBC Winner Sushil Kumar.

So did you miss the opening episodes of the show? Well dont worry, iDubba is here to give you the review of the opening week. The opening episode of season five was as good as an award function. The huge set did create a larger than life feel along with an impressive line-up of celebrities. A host of TV and Bollywood celebrities like Priyanka Chopra, Shaan, Sonu Sood, Malaika Arora Khan and Ayushmann Khurrana were invited to introduce the contestants. Another highlight of the show was a power-packed performance by Remo and Terence Lewis, who danced together on the “Singham” title track. It was a two-hour, star-studded show and was full of Bollywood masala. But at times there was a feeling that the audience would have got confused as to who were the real contestants. Were you also confused?
Well, lets move on to the second episode of the season 5 of ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa‘. The second episode did present some electrifying performances by Madhuri Dixit, Remo D’Souza and Karan Johar. And soon it was time for the celebrity contestants and their choreographers to impress the audiences with their moves. Well if you thought that there was just dance, well as expected the famous Gazal singer Talat Aziz did end up doing what he is best at – “Singing”.  Well there was more, Stand-up comedian Bharti Singh turned out to be one of the most entertaining celebrities, and also did perform well with her dancing moves. But the surprise package was Sri Lankan master blaster Jayasuriya who took to the stage, the audience and the judges by storm. The judges actually did give him a standing ovation.
Jhalak Dikhhla Ja created a lot of buzz on the social media sites and also a lot of views and feedback was circulated. There were fans who said that ‘Jhalak’ should experiment with some new choreographers as it gets a little boring to see the same faces year after year. Also some are of the opinion that it gets tough to sit through a two-hour television show. Well  the show promises to be bigger and better than the previous seasons. But Is ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa‘ season 5 really bigger and better? Let’s wait and watch what the future episodes have in store for us.
Do send in your feedback and views regarding ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa‘ season 5.
Happy Dancing and Viewing

The Movers and Shakers of Indian Television is Back

Guess who is back… Indian Television’s very own Movers & Shakers – ‘Shekhar’ Suman. Yes, he is back with arguably the most memorable and popular Television Chat shows ever. Movers and Shakers is making a comeback after a decade. And this time it will be aired on SAB TV which will try to be on top of the Chat Show race in Indian Television. SAB TV is considered the Best Indian comedy channel, as it guarantees to be a complete family entertainment with Hindi comedy shows for all ages.

So where were we…? Oh right…Mr. Shekhar Suman! We all remember him as one of the judges of ‘The Great Indian Laughter Challenge’ show along with Navjot Singh Sidhu. This was first of its kind of stand-up comedy challenge shows on Indian television. However, he quit after the end of the third season apparently due to differences with his co-judge, Sidhu. He soon became the judge of a rival comedy program Comedy Circus. And he also had an association with SAB TV, when he hosted the show ‘Jab Khelo SAB Khelo’ on SAB TV. Also who can forget his dancing moves on Sony TV as a participant in ‘Jhalak Dikhla Ja’.

News is that Movers and Shakers will see Shekhar Suman focusing on the human aspects of the celebrities and their stories along with a set of ‘must see elements’, ‘street segments’ and a ‘common man’ segment at the end of each episode. No doubt it’s a cult show and a great platform to reconnect with the people as well as be the common man’s voice. There are also rumors that Anna Hazare might be one of the celebrity guests on the show. Well time will only tell if this is true or not.

So are you ready to move and shake your funny bone with Shekhar Suman !!! MOVERS AND SHAKERS which will be telecast on Monday to Friday at 10.30 pm beginning March 12, 2012. So send in your comments and reactions once the show goes on air.

Happy Viewing.

Can Mona Singh make it back on the top (Kya Huaa Tera Vaada)

You might say that that Mona Singh was always present and was seen on Television. Well, you are right, she had never left Television. But what about serials!!!!…. I am sure that no one will forget her performance in “Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin “.

But that was way back in 2003, and had a successful run till 2006. What after that… she was not to be seen in any other serials. Well, In March 2007, she signed an exclusive contract with Sony Entertainment Television to be the brand ambassador for the channel for 13 months. And then came Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa in 2006, which again got her back in limelight and all over Television and she won the 1st season of  Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. She also hosted the season 2 of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa and there was no looking back. Soon she was the host of all the 4 seasons of Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega. And then back to host Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa season 4.

You might ask, what about the serials… has she stopped working in serials…? Well, you will soon see her back in action. Balaji Telefilms is all set to launch her back in a new Serial “Kya Huaa Tera Vaada“. So what is this serial all about? Let’s get to the details.

It’s a story about a couple Pradeep Singh and Mona, who are living independently in Mumbai. The couple had been married for 10years and have dealt with several situations together in the past.  As the episodes move forward, that too will be reveled.  Pradeep (played by Pawan Shankar) has stepped out of his father’s business and house and wants to carve his own niche. Mona (played by Mona Singh) has stood by him in this endeavor. In-spite of that Pradeep and Mona’s love life is taking a new turn and also their life is revolved around their 3 kids and their work. Oh yes, they have 3 kids, Bulbul,Rano and Rajbir. Mona whose only priority was her husband today has her 3 children asking for her attention and at times even demanding it. Hers is the classic case of a woman who ceases to play any other role except that of a mom.

Interesting right… well, I guess many young couples out there might end up saying … “Hey that’s my story”… “I too have gone through this phase”….and so on. So will this new serial take Mona Singh back to the top of television , as her 1st serial did…. ??? Well only time will tell. So are you excited to watch this serial… are you ready to witness your life (at least some of you) on television. Your wait will be over on 30th Jan . As always looking forward to your views, review, and comments about this serial. Happy Viewing.