Thursday, January 25, 2007

A (10) million dollar question

-By Swetha Amit
Karle karle ek sawaal......karle karle ek dhamaal?

Back on screen is the renowned, popular yet brainstorming starry show "Kaun Banega Crorepathi."Replacing the phenomenal Big B(ee) is the crass and cheeky baadshah of mosquitos,Shahrukh Khan.A new look to the show starts of with a wannabe hip hop song.A little jig by the specimen khan along with mini skirt clad girls, almost equals his look in the metrosexual lux ad.

What is supposed to be an intellectual quiz show, sadly turns out as a disasterous Bollywood inserted dialogues saga. The sophisticated and polished "sure,confident,lock kar diya jaaye" is substituted with a cocky "freeze kar di jiye"accompanied by unwarranted,irrelevalant comments, by the desperately attempting comedy khan.It seems that this new host has nothing to boast of.Pressures of bringing in a new feel to the show and being constantly and consciously compared to the legendary superstar, appears to have got into him.Trying to coverup his stress levels drives him to do his little hyperact to the extent of giving a hi -five or massaging the participant.

A show which consists of an energetic livewire seems to electrify the screen and the minds of the learned.Shudh Hindi is abandoned for bits and pieces of a linguistic mixture.Sort of trying to bind the coastal and hilly areas into one?

It is true that the former distinguished quiz master is irreplacable.A huge contrast is conspicous between a knowledgable,wise,humourous person and an overreactive,impulsive, jumpy one.It totally removes the charm of the game, causing a brain stimulater to become brain dead.Talks of Shahrukh trying to crow over the crorepathis are buzzing around across the nation.Will this baazigar actually succeed in his new gamble?Will he erase the images of the shehenshah imbibed in the audiences, by his new act?

A (10)million dollar question indeed!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah...very true..with 13 mn viewership in the last 2 days, he better well do a good job.

though the trp's have gone high, the reports are that they are half of what AB generated atleast across the metros...

We are taking star power here i guess..:)

2:51 AM  
Blogger Whirlwind said...

@anon:Star power.Right!Too much of power generated by the hyperactive Srk.Hi-fives, what next.Seems like KBC is is portraying more than just brain Stimulaters.

Big B is certainly a legend and the so called king khan should kindly stick to his karan johar and yash raj filmy roles.Quizzing is not his cup of tea.

4:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


All the attention atleast in the last 3 days have been diverted from the prize winners onto the new quiz master and his attempts at humour...

his video at the start is quite an exmaple...It is a One man show...or so he thinks..

8:45 PM  
Blogger Whirlwind said...

One man show is right.SRK seems to want to have a sorta autocratic rule wether is the small or big screen.Typical scorpion dominance attention seeker.

11:52 PM  

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