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

Jhalak Dikhla Jaa Season 5 – Time to meet the Dancing Stars!

It’s time for the celebrities and well-known faces to perform with professional dance partners on a highly competitive stage. This time Colors is back with Season 5 of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. As mentioned in our earlier post “Dhak Dhak Girl is back on television with ‘Jhalak Dikhla Ja’ season 5″  Madhuri Dixit will be one of the judges for this show. So who are the other two judges?  Well, guess what? Karan Johar and Remo D’Souza will be judging the contestants on this dance reality show. So now that you are aware of the 3 judges would you like to know the 14 participants that they will be judging? Are you excited to know all the celebrity participants?

Here are the top 14 contestants for you:

Isha Sharvani: She is a dancer and actress. Well known for her stylistic and difficult dance performances. She has also starred in some Bollywood films such as Kisna: The Warrior Poet, Darwaza Bandh Rakho and Rocky: The Rebel. She does have a strong chance to bag the top position this year, based on her strong command on this art form.

Talat Aziz: We all know him as a very popular ghazal singer and is also known to perform in front of large audiences. But will he be able to charm the audience with his dancing moves? Well only time will tell if he is able to do that.

Bharti Singh: Bharti Singh aka the “Lalli” of Indian television has certainly made an impact and is also all over Comedy Circus. It will be interesting to see her dance to the tunes of the choreographer.

Ravi Kissen:  Popularly known as Ravi Kishan, is an Indian film actor, voice actor and television personality, who works in Hindi cinema and Bhojpuri cinema. In 2006, he participated in Bigg Boss, the Indian version of Big Brother. This show might not be a tough task for him as he has done many films and dancing should come easily to him.

Sanath Jayasuriya:  Is a former Sri Lanka cricketer and was an all-rounder, who had an illustrious international cricket career that spread over two decades. He is also a politician in Sri Lanka. So will he be able to pull it off on this dance arena?

Darsheel Safary: He is best known for his acclaimed portrayal of a dyslexic child in the 2007 film Taare Zameen Par. It must be noted that Darsheel was selected for his debut film from a Shiamak Davar class, so needless to say that the 16 year old will be quite a force to reckon with on the show!

Gurmeet Choudhary: He has made his debut in the 2008 television series Ramayan as Lord Rama and was also know for his role in one of the most successful and popular show on STAR One Geet – Hui Sabse Parayi. Currently he is playing the role of Yash in Punar Vivah on Zee TV. So are you excited to see him put on his dancing shoes!!!

Karan V Grover: He is best known for his portrayal of Arjun Goenka in Saarrthi that aired on STAR Plus, establishing him as a household name. He is also currently working for Rajshri Productions’s show Yahan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli opposite Suhasi Goradia Dhami. Will he be the dark horse?

Meghna Kaur (Gill) Malik : She is a TV and film actress, who is popularly known as the high-handed Ammaji of Na Aana Is Des Laado, a show focusing on female infanticide and other atrocities against women. Will she be able to rock this show with her woman power?

Manish Paul is an Indian television actor who gained recognition after he hosted singing and dance reality. He also hosted Dance India Dance Li’l Masters on Zee TV and he is currently hosting Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstar on Zee TV.  Before getting into anchoring, manish paul has acted in many serials like Radhaa Ki Betiyaan Kuch Kar Dikhayengi on NDTV Imagine, Zindadil (ZeeNext), SsshhhhPhir Koi Hai on Star One.

Avika Gor: Our very own Anandi. Yes the child actress, famous for playing Anandi in the show Balika Vadhu will also be part of this show. Will this Child Actor be able to win the hearts of the audience with her dancing moves?

Pratyuksha Banerjee: Also know as Sr Anandi. Yes she is the one who had stepped into the shoes of Avika Gor will be seen in this show. Can she beat Jr Anandi? It will be interesting to see the two fight it out on the dancing arena.

Hina Khan : She plays a lead Protagonist role in the Indian TV drama series Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai on Star Plus. No doubt that she has won numerous awards as Favourite Bhabhi, Favourite Patni and Favourite Beti. But will she bag the title of Jhalak Dikhla Jaa Season 5?

And finally we have Giaa Manek, she is currently playing the lead role in Star Plus‘s serial Saathiya. She too is a popular household name, but will she be able to stand out on the dancing arena?

So who do you think has a bright chance to bag the title of Jhalak Dikhla Jaa Season 5? Do let us know your views on these top 14 contestants who will fight it out and take away your hearts with their dance moves. You can also follow us on Twitter (@iDubba) for more updates about this show as and when it occurs.

Happy 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.


Rourkela’s Rajasmita is the new DID Girl

As they say during Oscars “And the Oscar goes to……… For Dance India Dance too there is a moment when you hear “And the winner is………” Well for all the dance lovers and DID fans out there, the moment has finally arrived. And it was time to announce the winner of the all important ” Taqdeer ki Topi ” No point keeping the suspense on, as you already know the Winner of Season 3. Yes as the title suggests ” Rajasmita” is the winner of Season 3. This post is about the journey of the winner of DID Season 3.

As you all know from the previous post “What to expect from D.I.D Season 3 Grand Finale !! iDubba has the answers”  So let’s go back in time and find out more details about Rajasmita’s  journey.

This Odisha Girl started her journey on Dec 25th at Kolkata auditions and got selected among the top 36 contestants, Soon on Jan 7th auditions her luck and hard work got her selected to top 18. And after this there was no looking back for the girl from Rourkela. During her journey we have seen her performing almost every dance style, right from Contemporary to Lyrical Hip Hop and from Aerial act to Free style and acrobatics. Did you know that she is just 21yrs of age and has recently finished her 12th standard? Amazing isn’t it. The moment you look at her on the screen it reflects from her personality that she is someone who has grown from ground, I am sure that most of you must have noticed she being very down to earth and a very honest and hard working girl. Well it is this dedication and passion for dancing that helped her win this prestigious dance competition.

This is also for the first time that Geeta Ma’s team mate has won this competition. As you might recollect that the winner of season 1 Salman was from Remo’s team and Shakti the winner of season 2 belonged to Terrence Lewis’s team. It was 3rd time lucky for Geeta Kapoor. A mentor is one who is most happy when his/her Mentee’s dream come true, this was quite evident from the tears of joy in Geeta Maa’s eyes when her Nandu’s name was announced as Winner of DID3. You would also agree that Rajasmita was one of the most consistent performers during the entire season and she always managed to stay in the top 4 even during the usual public voting.

iDubba and team does take this opportunity and wishes Rajasmita an amazing career ahead and also wishes the other finalists all the best for the future. Hope they keep dancing and make India Proud.

So hope you had a great time watching the Grand Finale.

Happy Dancing.

What to expect from D.I.D Season 3 Grand Finale !! iDubba has the answers

Dance India Dance Season 3 was launched on 24 December 2011 due to the grand success of seasons one and two and now all set for the Grand Finale. As you all know that the show is choreographed by India’s most popular choreographers: Terence Lewis, Remo D’Souza and Geeta Kapoor and who can forget the Grand Master Mithun Chakraborty. It’s been more than four months that the show has been on air and has managed to move your hips and feet. We are just hours away from finding out the winner of Season 3. So are you exited to find out what to expect from the Grand Finale? Hang on… We will surely disclose the details, but let’s first look at the 5 finalist and what is in store for the winner.

Here you go….. We have Mohena Kumari Singh and Sanam Johar from Remo Ke Rangeelay, Rajsmita Kar from Geeta Ki Gang, Pradeep Gurung and Raghav ‘Crockroaz’ Juyal from Terence Ki Toli.  News is that all the fifteen contestants will be performing and would be joined by all the three masters. Terence Lewis will do a Jim Morrison act, while Geeta Kapoor will make a grand entry on a huge crown and Remo D’Souza will do a hard-hitting hip hop-freestyle act to the song Zara dil ko tham lo.  And not to forget the hosts of the show Jay Bhanushali and Saumya Tandon, as they will also try to impress the audience with their performance. So what will the winner get as reward!! Well the winner of season 3 will be presented with prize of Rs. 3 lakhs, a Maruti Ertiga LUV car and a two-year contract with Zee TV. Interesting right?

Let’s go back in time and find out the winners of the previous seasons. The winners of the 1st season and 2nd season were Salman Khan (Mohammed Y.K. Ghouse), from Bangalore and Shakti Mohan, from Mumbai. So who do you think will win the ‘Taqdeer ki Topi’ this season? Will it be Mohena – princess of Rewa ! Or The  Dehradun boy “Slow Motion King” Crockroaz aka Raghav ! Or The dance teacher from Guwahati “Pradeep” ! Or The Hip-Hop queen from Bhubaneshwar “Rajasmita”! Or The Delhi boy “Sanam”!! Who is you favourite dancer? So are you all set to watch the Grand Finale!!

Did we mention what will be the Finale Act of each of the finalists? Not yet!! So here you go:

Mohena : Will be dancing to Man Mohini with a huge Venetian mask.

Raghav: Will dance to the tunes of Chamak challo and Tenu main love, and will teach the audience how to do a slow motion dance!

Pradeep: Freestyle and parkour routine with 40 kids doing a shaolin dance

Rajasmita: With 24 dancers doing an aerial act, hanging above the audiences

Sanam: A mirror ball act replete with free style and contemporary dance moves

Hang on its not yet over, the show cannot be compete without the Celebrity Guests who will present the ‘Taqdeer ki Topi’. Anil Kapoor , Ajay Devgan and Sameera Reddy of movie ‘Tezz‘ will be a part of the finale and also will promote their movie and motivate the final 5.

Happy Dancing !! And Happy Viewing.

Are you a Born Dancer…Dance India Dance is Back!

Well in my opinion we all dance to the tunes of life. We all manage to move our feet the moment we hear our favorite song. No matter who you are, where you are, everyone at some point of time has danced.
Some are good, some are better and some are exceptional Dancers. That’s what season 3 of DID (Dance India Dance) is all about. People might call it a reality dance show but its not just a dance show, it’s a festival of various dance forms that we have, right from our traditional Bharata Natyam, Kuchipudi, Mohiniyattam,Odissi to western dance forms like Salsa, Hip-hop & Funk dance, Latin dance and an endless list. DID is a dance show where it’s not just a test of talent but also a show where the judges try to teach and educate the dancers and the audience. You might have noticed that after every performance they tell the audience about what is the dance form, where did it originated from , what are the different ways to perform it. Hence this makes this show not just a dance show but a complete dance show.
So Are you ready!!!!!!!! Yes your guess is right; the 3 judges are back with a bang. India’s very own MJ, Mr Remo D’Souza aka Gabbar of Dancing is all set to choose India’s top dancers. To help him do that, we have Geeta Kapur aka Geeta Maa and the charming Terence lewis. All three of them have different style of dancing, all there have vast experience in this area. But the most important thing is that they have a common passion and a desire to present the top performers to the world. The future episodes will surely be filled with some amazing dancers, some amazing stories about how they managed to reach this level.  Am I missing something…? Oh yes Kya Baat Kya Baat. I am sure that you all are excited to hear these words from the man himself…. Our very own GrandMaster, Mithun Chakraborty.Not to forget Jay (Host) of the show who is hot favorite of the Judges for his comic timing.
The auditions have started, and Delhi is the 1st city to face the test. You might not agree to it but I too witnessed few contestants who tried their luck in the previous 2 seasons but failed to impress the judges then. Their passion for dance brought them back to this stage and here they were trying to impress the judges for the third time.Looking at the comments from the 3 Judges one thing is clear that DID is back looking out for exceptional talent, average or good performance has no place in this competition.It’s not going to be easy for the contestants; they have to work their heart and soul out on the dance floor to please the audience as well as the Judges.
Highlights of this first episode of DID was undoutedly the 3 Remo’s dancing together..surprised??? Yes , there were 2 contestants who look alike to our Remo but unfortunately their dance failed to impress him.
Lot more to come on this show and certainly like very other season weekend evening will be booked to watch this show..So guys.. get on your dancing shoes and don’t forget to watch Season 3 of Dance India Dance.  As always we are looking forward to your views and reviews about season 3. You can follow us on Twitter – @idubba and also visit our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/idubba.page
Happy Viewing 🙂