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

Dhak Dhak Girl is back on television with ‘Jhalak Dikhla Ja’ season 5

The dancing diva of Bollywood is back on Television, and this time as a Judge for ‘Jhalak Dikhla Ja’ season 5. She has been the epitome of grace right from her days of dhak dhak in Beta to Dola Re Dola in Devdas, Madhuri has always carried on with her million dollar smile. Sony Entertainment Television brings back it’s reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, which brings in new celebrities and well-known faces to perform with professional dance partners. Thanks to the Success of Season 4, the channel has approached the Dhak Dhak Girl to come back for the 5th Season.


The shows format is taken from the “Strictly Come Dancing” show on BBC One in UK, which has been a huge success in over 30 countries like America, Australia, New Zealand, and Italy, where it is known as Dancing with the Stars. The Indian version has been extensively remodeled to appeal to the country’s viewers and India is the only country to not have live music with an in-house band.

Coming back to Madhuri, she had co-judged the last season (4) with Remo D’Souza and Malaika Arora Khan. However, the co-judges of Madhuri Dixit for the fifth season are yet to be finalized. The show, which was previously aired on Sony TV since 2006, will now be broadcasted on Colors.

So what to expect from this show in Season 5? Well iDubba has some of the answers:

So here we go:

  • In the first look promos for Jhalak Dikhala Jaa 5, Madhuri will be seen giving a tribute to the divas of yesteryears starting with the 60’s superstar Meena Kumari
  • The song “Thade Rahiyo” from Pakeezah is one number which mesmerized us and now, it is with this very song, that Madhuri pays homage to Meena Kumari
  • The promo will see Madhuri in a shimmering pink anarkali outfit performing to the song in true Meena Kumari style
  • The sets will replicate the Pakeezah look – right from the fountains to the pond with floating candles, lights etc


It will not be wrong to say that Madhuri is one actress who can do a disco and a mujra with the same finesse. So are you all set to shake your hips and move your feet with the new season of Jhalak Dikhala Jaa? Well we will be back with some more information about the celebrity participants soon.

Till then …. Happy Viewing.


Can 19 Actors make a movie “Housefull”?

Yes 19. Not 4 not 10 not 15… There are 19 actors on the screen who will try to make a movie ” Housefull “.  Housefull 2: The Dirty Dozen is an upcoming Indian action comedy film directed by Sajid Khan and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala. It is the sequel to the 2010 hit, Housefull. Well we all know that Housefull received mixed to negative reviews upon release, but was a huge success at the box office. This film was a remake of Tamil Blockbuster Kaathala Kaathala with changes in the plot.  It is the story of four fathers, four daughters and four prospective son-in-laws and as the second half of the title suggests, they are the dirty dozen.

So can these 19 actors make Housefull 2 a bigger HIT that the 1st movie? As they say “If Two Actors can’t do it… then 19 might make it worse”. So do you really think that 19 actors can pull it off on the silver screen? You might be eagerly waiting for find out who these 19vgb fine actors would be. Well, here you go:

  • Asin Thottumkal as Henna
  • John Abraham as Max (Jolly)
  • Jacqueline Fernandez as Bobby
  • Ritesh Deshmukh as Jwala (Jolly)
  • Zarine Khan as JLo
  • Shreyas Talpade as Jai (Jolly)
  • Shazahn Padamsee as Parul
  • Mithun Chakraborty as JD a.k.a Jagga Daaku
  • Rishi Kapoor as Chintu
  • Randhir Kapoor as Daboo
  • Boman Irani as Batook Patel
  • Chunky Pandey as Aakhri Pasta
  • Johnny Lever as Vishwas Patil
  • Neelu Kohli as Dolly Kapoor
  • Ranjeet as Dr Ranjeet
  • Virendra Saxena as Mr. Babani
  • Malaika Arora Khan in a Special appearance in Item song “Anarkali Disco Chali”
  • Vindu Dara Singh
  • And Mr Khiladi ie Akshay Kumar as Sunny (Jolly)

This is truly an exhaustive list of actors for one movie.  The sequel was confirmed by producer Sajid Nadiadwala on September 30, 2010. Filming of the movie started on 9 June 2011 in London & Peterborough. The second schedule started from late October 2011. Housefull 2 hired a Hollywood action-set for Akshay Kumar’s character, which is announced to be a comic inspiration of James Bond. Malaika Arora Khan Features in an item-number song and the music is composed by none other than Sajid-Wajid.

So are you excited to watch these 19 actors on the screen? Are you ready for a mega star, multicrore movie? Don’t worry; you will not have to wait for long. The film is scheduled for release on 6 April 2012. Do send in your views and feedback about this movie.

Happy Viewing 🙂

Juhi Parmar wins Bigg Boss season 5 (Salman and Sanju entertains)

So finally after two and a half hours long finale Juhi Parmar was declared Bigg Boss Season 5 winner.

The episode was full of all expected surprises and fun. Imran Khan and Karan Johar were present to promote their upcoming film “Ek Main aur Ek Tu”. There were dance performances by Sunny Leone, Pooja Misrra, Malaika Arora Khan, Rakhi Sawant and a final one by all the ex-housemates.

The whole eviction process started with calling that housemate out who got the least votes from audience and the first one to come out was definitely shocking. Sanjay Dutt called Amar out and we could see the shock on everybody’s face.

Dolly Bindra also came who was a participant in the last season. There was another obvious promotion of the new show which is going to air from Monday at 10:30 replacing Bigg Boss. The show Na Bole Tum…Na Maine Kuch Kaha characters gave a brief appearance. Sanjay Dutt and Salman Khan performed too.

The third one to come out was Siddharth who was evidently not happy at all and his little smile on the face was enough to prove it. Finally Sanjay and Salman went into the house and got Juhi and Mahek, the top 2 finalists out to declare the winner. Before declaring the winner one things happened and that certainly took me by surprise and that was Mahek’s boyfriends’ proposal for marriage. I wonder sometimes how easy it becomes for non-tv artists to show to do something like this that requires a lot of guts in front of national television.

Finally the moment came and Juhi Parmar (as predicted by many) was announced as the winner of Bigg Boss Season 5. She was congratulated by all the ex-housemates and she was ecstatic and emotional as soon as her was announced.

MTV: Music or Masala Television

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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