Indian Idol 3, 21st July 2007: Charu!! Keep smiling even if you are not in Indian Idol ….

Again, the day of result is in… again… the question… who will be next and now the same question started giving me scare… as which this rate… Abhishek, Deepali started coming into bottom… someday …..

Right now, I am really not able to comment that who must be out this time… not because everyone was good… But because no one was that bad and everyone stands for a fair chance. If I go through performances of last day, then unfortunately, I am left with taking the name of Abhishek as if I taken someone else name, then it would be unjustified. But….

Anyway, the show started mentioning that Pooja was performing well even after hearing about ill health of her grand mother and even in between, she visited the place to meet her. Such things always has been part of reality shows, but I should say that she was looking nice with that Green dress J.


In the next, Hussain kicked off a really weird and erratic argument that in last three episodes, the contestants to be sent out were only girls. What this does mean haan… were all of those, who were out was enough fair to stand here.. was Smita, Richa were able to find a chance? I don’t think so… I really have seen people firing their guns over Prashant and Abhishek… but is it good to divide the same contest in girls and boys? Tell me one thing…. Was not Sa Re Ga Ma Kids winner was a girl? Because that was the talent there….. See I know there is a little bias … but girls are getting profited in many fields too and if they stood behind someway, then the reason is … how many of them come into fight? Whenever they come to fight, then they find their places too…. Shreya Ghosal came from a talent hunt show… Sunidhi Chauhan was product of a similar show.. its not like that people have a bad taste or always biased.

Hussain said that somehow even the contestants and other people started believing that no girl ever could ne an Indian Idol. Anu Malik come to say that it has been a trend in whole world. Anu said that all the remaining girls and even those one, who have been voted out were nice, but he has not heard people commenting. (Great!!! My case is rather different, in my office, I only have heard the name of Ankita and another name was Emon). Then the same question was thrown to Jaaved Saab and I got the same as I was expecting, what else one could expect from Shabana Ji’s Husband. He himself mentioned that this time American Idol is a girl, but in next sentence came to cry that no girl got chosen most of the time. Please see the ratio and quality.

Even Anu Malik said that boys are good but girls are not bad. See, we know that only one will be the Idol and that would a singing personality according to reality show rules, not the singer only. So, things moving in the same way, who voted out first, who voted out last, that doesn’t matter… only things that matters must be performance and nothing else. Udit Ji said that he still believe over the taste of people and thinks that people will take the right decision.

My take on whole thing is this… its true that loosing girls mean loosing the charm…. That’s why its need of hour to shout over the same from the channel side. I think it was well planned and planted rather than being spontaneous.

Anyway, my female viewers might not be agreeing with me over many points… but at lease I don’t like to see them getting sympathy votes or any kind of reservations… They have shown their metal in each and every field and the same is their dignity and strength. I don’t wish to see them weaker than that as they will loose the respect, which they own now. Although I agree with Jaaved Ji, when he says that one female has to work thrice than a man to get succeed… but they know how to do it and let the same be with them.


In next, the declarations started and the first one to be declared safe was Parleen. In next, people come to hear the name of Charu to come in danger (means again one more girl is in that means only looking good don’t make you). Now, it was time to tease Abhishek… and then Emon and Amit were declared safe, while Abhishek was told nothing about his fate even after again taking his name. In next, it was Deepali, Pooja and Prashant. Unfortunately, the names to be in danger were Deepali and Pooja. What? Three out of Three are girls…. really unbelievable.

But Jaaved Ji’s words were irritating me in a way, when he said that it’s a shame for all viewers… Judges were like saying why leaving the only girl left… let Ankita standing there too. Really one must be frustrated and to change the same pattern…. a big blow of words from the big judges was expected. Finally the fourth one was Abhishek and not Ankita. Chang was declared safe.


Jaaved Sir said…. Usually you ask and I answer that who might go…    . but this time I will give another answer that who is certainly not going to be voted out. That’s Abhishek. He comes to incorporate the issues of voting and honesty of people.

Jaaved Ji… To the hell with you democracy.. its bad for sure.. but its like insulting someone personally.. when you said you could bet that Abhishek wont get voted out… somewhere I didn’t liked it. Although its true that like the other Judges… I was too in the state of shock… as even if I am not talking about Pooja…. then Deepali was my all time favourite and Charu is the charm of Indian Idol to me and many other like me. But making the same gender issues don’t enrich respect for the community. I am asking you only one thing… were all the Judges speaking in similar ways… if the first four to be voted out were boys? Sometime, the majority community faces such things… and boy’s side facing the same today.


In next, Pooja was declared safe….. Ohhhhh No… what is it? What isss it? I am just not able to write or watch the show. Deepali requested people that please give a chance to girls… Charu was confident that one girl sure would be an Indian Idol this time and also replied that she deserved to be safe.

In the next, the voted out name was declared and the name was ….



Charu was shocked… even then she was smiling… she was not believing that she is out. Probably, she never thought of the same even after coming in bottom too. She was in a state of denial. Her innocent question was “Aap Majak Kar Rahe Hai Kya?”

Hussain said “Sorry Charu!! It was nice, if it was a joke… but its true” Charu replied that she can’t believe that. Now, the environment taken the another turn… really it became a touching moment all of a sudden. Charu pleaded saying… “please!!! This stage is so important for me.” Charu suddenly became a crying baby…. there were no tears in her eyes… but only shock.

Hussain started telling about her journey up top this mark, but she stopped him saying that don’t say this. I can’t believe even now. Then the clip was shown and I was thinking that she looks much brighter out of stage… she could be a film actress from her looks. I never thought that she was this much innocent and today like others, I was feeling tears… but somehow those ones were in control inside the eyes as Charu’s smile was with her… I don’t wish that this girl may leave the stage with tears. Don’t know… but right now even I felt myself crushed with her charm. Does Indian Idol going to loose charm after this?

Charu said that she don’t have words to express herself…. but wanted to say that this stage meant a lot to her and so she wants one more chance. But everyone knows that rules can’t be changed. Each of the contestant were in tears.

Charu started singing “Tune O Rangeele”… I am happy that she is like always.. no tears in her eyes and the same expressions cheering others… I am about to complete the article and even then not able to believe that Charu is out. I think last time.. I felt this much shocked only on exit of Neha. Bye Charu… you are a brave girl… we will be with you, whenever you will be back…

we love you…




Indian Idol 3, 20 July 2007: Amit, Ankita and Parleen Rocked and Charu was the killer…

A new episode with a contrast theme… called as Chock and Cheese by Anu Malik… Means the contestants have to sing a slow song and then a fast song just after the same. I am impressed, Sony people really have learned from the experiences… last times Sandeep was tagged as the champ of slower-n-soft songs and Karunya as the strongest in fast tunes.. so better to judges the contenders this time from the beginning on the same scale, before they might have framed up into one particular. A really welcome move and I was looking for the best from the same show as was the others including Judges.

Now, directly coming over individual performances….

Pooja, The Dhanbad Dynamite: Note that for the first time, I am giving the same title from my side. You deserved it this time.

  1. Sabaki Baratein Aayi: The song was from the movie Jaanam Samajha Karo and was having Urmila on the screen. The people, who might have felt the emotions behind each and every word of this number in the same movie… might be knowing that it was not an easy job to go par with the same emotions… But Pooja, I should say that this time, I am happy with you. Don’t know, it was the magic of the song itself or something else.. but you really impressed me with this number.


  2. Khallas: Although the little girl started with a little hesitating voice, but she got the peaks very soon… I really liked her enjoying with the emotions, about which I was always worried. She has proved her versatility. Although, I agreed with Jaaved Sir that there was chances of more punch in the word “Khallas”. Anu Malik was there with his expert comments and I am really thinking that this time, he has much improved one than the last time.

Then it was acknowledged that her grandmother was ill and so she was not well during the performances.


Abhishek Kumar: A boy, from whom I expect a lot.

  1. Ek Ladki Ko Dekha: Much flat… I am disappointed… I thought he tried to sing the same song in so much calm and relaxed mood, which snatched the whole charm and magic with the same song. The song was in tune according to the Sur.


  2. Mujhase Shadi Karogi: Ok… Abhishek back again at least this time. So, Rock is your forte, you are really able to make others moving with you. His voice cracks well at high nodes and Udit acknowledged the same by giving him a thumb with the first punch. Although like Anu Malik, I also realized that he was getting carried away by the moments. He was dull at the end. Jaaved Sir commented that some punch in the singing was missing.

Abhishek was bad with first song and lost his comeback chance with the next song, when he got careless at the end. Abhishek, I was thinking to bet over you once, but …

Between the judges comment, there was much tease for Udit Ji, when actually he was looking at Jaaved Sir as the song “Ek Ladki Ko Dekha” was written by him, but as Alisha was in between, so everyone thought that he was looking at Alisha with words “Jaise Khilta Gulab”… Poor Udit J


Chang: The dentist with magical voice …

  1. Dil De Diya Hai: Don’t know the son suited your voice or you made yourself suiting to the same song. Wonderfully rendered with the exact piece of emotions. Heads Off chang.


  2. Jeene Ke Hain Chaar Din: Is it a coincidence? Your both the songs reminded me of Sandeep of last Indian Idol. You are really awesome today… but according to me, there were chances of improvements in the later one. Good comeback Chang. Best of luck.

Anu praised him a lot. Although Alisha and Jaaved commented that somehow second song was not completely well rendered. Jaaved Ji even commented about the first song with the sentence that it was good with certain weaknesses. Its really good that my feelings are matching with the judges.


Deepali: Someone, for only whose performance, I could watch Indian Idol in now days… sure my best favourite in now days… I was waiting to hear her voice.

  1. Banho Mein Chale Aao: Your voice was touching the heart like always and I felt like that you must have completed the song. You gave all the grace and decency to the song as much it was asking for. Although there were chances for performing the emotions, which I think, you avoided because of your illness… nice hearing you.


  2. Prem Jaal Me Phans Gayi: Somewhere I was loosing your sweet voice this time….. you were good as always and performance was killing like always. But there was noticeable trembling in second song.

Although it was in contrast with the comment of Alisha as she said her voice was trembling in first song and the later was nice. The comments started from Udit Ji, who said he didn’t got what he expected.. Although later Jaaved Ji and Anu JI came to praise her a lot and said you are going to stay here for long. I do think so. J


At this moment, Govinda came into the show… everyone knows Govinda for this late entry… which has became a kind of trademark for him. That’s really unfair… as a few contestants missed his comments… L He entered from the top of the stage with a song “Jaisi Karni Waisi Bharni” .. A few words from his side and I should say that he really learned a lot of things from being politician. J The show continued with Prashant.


Prashant: A strongest candidate from background… as his community is backing him just like Debojeet was being backed by east.

  1. Aai Ajnabi: He is always perfect with her voice and control over the same… although should say that never tested his voice over the caliber and playing safe in a way…. but sure he is always nice one to hear and have set up to move higher and higher.


  2. Kaho Na Kaho: A song, which made me so much impressed in Kazi Taukeer case. Although this time, I was not expecting Prashant to match the same, but he was fair enough. Although should say that this time, his original ascent was quite a time visible and it happens with Non-Hindi speaking communities. I felt much disappointed when he left the last punch, hey hey type… as that was the USP of the same song and in a way tough too… did Prashant skipped that for the same… I was sure that at least after skipping the same punch.. judges are not going to be impressed with him.. otherwise if he was well with that then the story was something else. He has the limitations.

Alisha said she didn’t got that much enjoyment. Alisha said that although in first, he tried… but not got that … and in second…. he was completely out. Udit Ji said similar … saying he is loosing his original spirit. Anu Ji came with an unexpected allegation, when asked him that do you smoke. Although he denied, but even then Anu Malik suggested him that don’t smoke and distress himself. Anu Ji is much senior, so I could feel that these words might have come from experience. Although he praised him too saying, he is fabulous and as he carried out the Arabic words in the song… was so perfect, same was opinion of Jaaved Ji, although he mentioned that it was out of reach to understand the exact feel for people, who don’t know the mean of words…. but it was really rendered well and he must be praised for the same. Jaaved Ji said that he may get passing marks this time… not the distinction. Interesting comment from Govinda that in a fight, there was so many fights…. in preparations… in caring yourself for the same and fighting itself…. And when you feel done with the fight and win… real fight begins right them.

Innocent Prashant was silent.


Then there was trailer from Partner movie. Udit Ji sang a few lines from the movie. Govinda said a few things over the movie, which was deep enough. Was he commenting over Salman approaching him after really many days?


Charu: Tajgi Ka Thadka … a feel of freshness… rightly said, if talking about her looks. She is sure beautiful.

  1. O Sajna: She started with a too much slow song and I am not happy with her choice as this song was not really suiting her…. It doesn’t matter that how much well rendered it was… but mass don’t hear from the view of perfectness… she brought up thrills, when feels the same from her inside… and that’s her USP…. Which was of no use in this song… and so there was no difference in her and others.


  2. Sar Se Sarka Jaye: Here comes my Charu….. she is at her one of the best… at least performance wise… she really thrilled me… she was awesome in looks…. And her movement in the start of the song….. Uffff… I could watch the same clip again and again….. the same directly moved in treasurers of Indian Idol. Charu….. your only this performance is able to keep you stayed in…

Alisha praised her and even if Jaaved Sir was not that happy, but didn’t said her bad and then Anu came here to say that …. She is no more special than other singers and she needs to better than others as she has the caliber… Govinda suggested her to work over Sur… and also choosing songs of her genre…. Is Govnda really knows anything about Sur… yeah you could comment over everything. I should say that it was wrong choice and not a wrong rendering.


Emon: Here comes the Emon…. Controversies being created for him and Anu…. Over confidence… its like wrong argument. It doesn’t stand for a chance… till he is performing excellent. He is a perfectionist and probably that makes him better than the rest. As about me, then I am just missing the particular reality show thrill from his personality…. Probably the same argument is brought in place for giving him the same potential…

  1. Chaudahvi Ka Chand Ho: You are really trying to prove yourself…. in front of all the arguments. The song was sung in so much relaxed voice as the original one was…. So I am giving you full marks over the same.
  2. Dil Mangta Hai: Tu Aaja Soniye…. Right punch….. right node…. Right throw…. everything was perfectly placed and you were able to make people have goose pimples, if were enjoying the same from the inside.. rather than singing the same with a bit extra dedication to prove yourself… singer here are like child and sometime… pressure from outside.. makes them down… its nice that Emon survived this time.. .. I know he could go more better after this….. I am waiting for.

Everyone praised him and a fun was in between Alisha and Anu, when Alisha said that you really answered Anu Ji well…. and Anu JI said to Alisha that you must be happy as you got your desire to beat Anu over someone else shoulders….. this funny fight is now being USP of Indian Idol 😉 Jaaved Ji said if the kid is so sweet, then people like to put a black point over his face and he placed the same with commenting over wrong rendering…. Govinda said that his voice is sweet because of his purity of heart from inside. Before Anu Ji’s actual comments… a break got the place and Anu Malik said Emon is trapped now… After the break even Jaaved Ji said… that for others it was break and was break down for Emon… Anu expressed his happiness over the improvements in Emon… and said this was what he was asking for and that’s why was angry over him.


Ankita: The Charismatic girl every time… again I am like looking like…in what way.. now she is going to make someone dancing. Could she do it again?

  1. Babu Ji Dheere Chalna: What a presentation … she is really really talented and enough and knows really well how to choreograph her songs…. All the other girls… were like looking at her with open mouth… only Deepali were looking happy over the same. Whether its slow song or fast…. She gave answers if people were thinking about her as a rocker only…. But I should say that in a way, this song was not that much slower number.


  2. Babu JI Dheere Chalo: Really good selection of songs… see yourself… Babu Ji Dheere Chalna/ Chalo …impressive Ankita every time. Now, it was time to get the full mood for the rocker…. She made people move their legs…. And Udit Ji were like thrilled more specially… she is unstoppable in a way. What a punch… what a rendering…. From where one could catch a mistake…. She is perfect and thrilling every time… she has competition with herself only. She has her special class…


Govinda praised Jaaved Sir saying that what happened to country’s making that we are not getting good enough like Jaaved Ji… although this was a rather different comment as the matter in focus is Ankita right now… Jaaved Sir given her 10 out of 10 and Govinda said she posses a feel of enjoyment and she must carry the same all the time as the same is her USP.. Alisha said that she smoked the stage… Udit Ji said she was thunderbolt….. Anu Malik was saying that it was a real attack over audience and she made everyone thrilled.

Jaaved Sir requested Govinda to dance with Ankita and …. I was like… smiling…. Ankita, you made it again… you made it. Govinda is always a Govinda and I always have seen people performing better in once more and the same was with Ankita,,,, right performance and right expressions all the time…. No matter Indian Idol is with her or not… she will get her ways…. Although I should say that its right time…. when she must start using her feminine ways as she was in Ajnabi song …. Govinda was like all the time… laughing and dancing buddy.

So Anky Baby did it again.


Amit Paul: He always has the potentials and he peaked up at the right moment…

  1. Dil mera Churaya: What a voice… what a control… you are the best …. I really missed to follow you earlier… but you really taken off everything…. Good going … this is perfect style for the reality shows… you were really unnoticed till yet .. but now no one could ignore you… but people rather started waiting for your performances…


  2. O Tum Kya Jano: Although I should say that the second song was not that perfect.. but he was excellent enough to stand out of the rest.


Jaaved Sir said that even he is speechless over his performance and really thinks that he wishes he was having such a voice… Really a big big thing to hear… Amit,… you got it.. While everyone praised…. Anu Ji mentioned that Ankita and Amit are the wild card entries… and this is their hunger to prove them, making them perform out of the rest. Rightly said and I would not be surprised, if one of them wins the final battle…. Although its almost confirmed that one of them is going to make it for the finals… but I am fearing as not all my predictions going well like the last time… L


Parleen: I started noticing his personality … he is really cute and handsome… and you really know that its not that easy for one boy to praise other boy’s personality… but I am doing the same…

  1. Soona Man Ka Angan: Whole the time… I was thinking that where I have heard the same song… but was not able to get it… should say that he was really well… I was wishing if he was singing the whole song…


  2. Kyu aajkal Neend Kam Khhwab jyada Hai: Really got the pace….. you were really here to rock the stage today.. everything was so perfect… you proved that you could sing… you proved that you could perform.. .. what else one needs…. You were so perfect in both the songs…. Great spirits to win…


Anu praised him a lot… Govinda suggest him to be more opened up…. Probably, he was not knowing that how much he has faced on his performances… everyone was saying that he is reborn star… Jaaved Ji said… today he sung like Parleen… so sung nicely… he must keep it being himself… So Parleen is back and he must have all the reasons to be happy now… Anu said… Parleen proved that boys could beat girls again in this competition… I think he was commenting over Amit’s and Parleen’s both the performances…


So, the performances ends here and so my article… which was pending from last many days in midway… I really wanted to say sorry to all viewers… who is reading my articles on daily basis.. really work is getting over me…. And that’s why its becoming tougher and tougher…

The show ended with the entire contestant crew dancing over the stage over the song you are my love… and I should say that my eyes were finding only Charu… she was looking really really …… uffff… I am angry over camera man that he was roaming from here and there….although Ankita too came in her own ways… but Charu posses natural charm and she is unbeatable in that era… later Govinda and Judges too joined the same dance…


So… bbyeee… and wait for next article and also try to comment…

Indian Idol 3, 14th July 2007: Good Bye Smita …

The show started with the correct comments saying that Deepali and Amit Paul were the clear winners. Although I was thinking that they will count Pooja as well, as she was on the mark after really many many days. And also how they could skip Ankita…. Is being outstanding all the times is crime? It seems that we are not giving credits to people, who lived up the expectations each and every time.

Hussain made a marvelous comment saying that Jaaved Ji, we really missed you, when you were not there, but now we started missing Shabana Ji too as she was brilliant there. Perfect saying. On performance and singing … Jaaved Sir’s comments were “This is a question that a singer is performing or a performer is singing.” Really, he could match only himself. Short and straight.

Then, it was a question thrown to others that Emon is overconfident or not and people were like saying that it is just an allegation and nothing like that. Jaaved Sir made the right punch saying that probably Anu Malik was the one, who praised Emon much more than anyone else, so if an elder is praising someone so much then he obviously has the right to curse him at a point, when he seems to going wrong. Jaaved Ji said that according to myself, it was not like that Emon was singing that badly, but he has such a sensitive voice and probably the song was not suiting the same that much. Minni come to ask one question, which was probably prepared from earlier as the same must be being asked on the message board and the question was “Should a singer not be performing?” Jaaved Sir replied that the question is that a singer is performing or a performer is singing. He prefer the earlier category. Jaaved Ji is always Jaaved Ji. J

All contestants denied the allegation and when Prashant was asked the difficult question that how was the song last time, then Prashant hesitatingly spoke that he has not this much dare to comment on the same but he feels that Emon was capable to do better than the same. As public was supporting Emon in visuals, Anu commented that when someone else will be Indian Idol, then the same public wont be anywhere around him as its upon him that what he decides.. as we are done with what we were capable of ….

My piece of comment on the same is that. Its kind of Devil’s advocate … according to me Emon and Pooja never impressed me n the ratio of praises they are getting. It might be the case that they might technically good enough behind the stage or I might not be that good in judging… but honestly speaking, I never got thrilled by their performances… although Charu, Deepali, Aisha, Suhit, Jolly, Padmanav, Shantanu, Bhavin, Prashant, Chang, Amit and Shifa..all of them got their moments. Hoping that Emon would be able to thrill me as Bhavin did, after my similar feelings about him. J

Then it were a little fast declarations… and Emon was declared as safe at very first and I was noticing the cute smile on Anu’s face. You to notice the same, as its not always easy to see him smiling from the heart. 😉 Finally Parleen, Smita and Charu was declared as in bottom and I was more or less satisfied with the same decision. Minni and Hussain surprised everybody with saying that they are declaring only last three, so Prashant and Abhishek, which were only left… are safe.

Then Hussain said to Charu that she has to go now. Charu was like a plastic face on the same like nothing she might have heard. She was not even thinking that he might loose the battle this much soon… the smile on being safe was a kind of sign of over confidence… and I think, such a sign is not good for such shows.

Except Udit Ji, all judges were in favour of Smita being saved. Jaaved JI made an interesting comment by giving example of Amitabh Bachchan, that he was rejected in each attempt, when tried to come into movie world. He said, he wont comment more than it. Either I missed the feel or Jaaved sir was not in that punch.

Anyway, Smita said she expected her in bottom, if the performance was concerned. Finally her name was declared as the one coming out of competition. Smita tried to be smiling till the end and the same was the fighting spirit with her. She promised that she wont cry till the end, although the tears were almost on the edge and was very much visible in her trembling voice. Anu Malik promised her that he will compose for her one day.

Jaaved Sir said that the dream of her father wont break as it was not Indian Idol in his dream, but the music was. Anu Malik made the note that hoping that there will be one day, when Jaaved Ji will write lyrics, Anu Malik will compose and Smita will sing with Udit Ji. A big comment. Smita must have felt really cheered up.

Smita ended with the song composed by her father. Good bye Smita.





Indian Idol 3, 13th July 2007: The set was all set to fire … :)

The show started in really dramatic mood and I was really impressed with the ways, Charu performed the falling … although I was surprised that where was Abhishek, the so called drama king.

Bollywood; the Official Theme for today’s Indian Idol.

Bollywood, one thing, Indians can’t live without it… Next change was Jaaved Ji was not there… and someone replaced him as Judge. Everyone might be thinking that Jaaved is just irreplaceable and no one is able to replace him, but there was someone really able to do the same. Minni was right with her words, when she said Dr. Shabana Azami, the inspiration of Jaaved Sir. I was wishing that someday I might get chance to see both of them together on screen or off screen.


Anyway, the clips of Morning Raga was displayed in introduction of the gracious lady and the people knowing music must be floored over it. I will not claim that I have seen the whole movie 😉 , but as much I seen the same, it was technically very good. Why said technically.. you really know… sometime now days youth feel … Shabana Ji preferred to say the name of Chang, when was asked about the name of her favourite. One thing, I must comment over her makeup … I personally don’t like much make over eyes… yeah she has the age against her…. but I was not really able to like her raised kind of eyebrows.. but its my personal view.

Now, coming over the individual performance.


Abhishek: “Das Bahaane” His idol was Abhishek Bachchan. Leave the performance…. First of all, I wanted to praise his looks and personality… he was really looking hot today … he rocked. Although I am not that happy with him today. Although Udit Ji said that he was not well in start, but I should say that he was going flat in the end.. although performance was really well..

Again Alisha and Anu’s clash came out. Where Alisha said he was flat… Anu Ji almost attacked her from all over saying that she was prepared to made down the first candidate.. and public is going to decide over the same that Anu was right or not.

I should say, I loved the performance and looks, but something was missing in the performance… some punch was not there.


Smita: “Salame Ishq” Her Idol was Rekha… it was noticeable when she was living well with the breath, when it was hard keeping the same in key with the song. A much heard song by everyone in India, so sure was tougher than any other. I will sure complain that she is not that good as she was earlier, I mean before the Gala… According to me, she was good today…. but somehow, she is not able to thrill viewers even after makeover…. It’s a bitter truth that she is not Antara Mishra, who got looks after makeover and neither she is Amit Sana, who was enough good to be competitive in such format too… so one day you have to go… not expecting you to survive in next three four rounds… Today you were better than other days..


Charu: “Mujhe Mast Mahaul Me” Her Idol was Sushmita Sen. What a beauty… what a beauty.. … you were like making the whole stage smoked. She was lightening like anything. You just matched Sus.. really… I was just thinking, what if she became professional singer…. Only Shreya Ghosal is going to be competitive to her and even she is not going to win 😉 Performance and expression; both the things were in key… I should say… it was a kind of best watchable performance for this version of Indian Idol.

    But I was disappointed with her voice.. there was no thrill and it was sounding too heavy like she might be trying to make it rather than being natural.

Although Alisha commented that she was looking ravishing, but she was flat. Shabana was with the right comments saying she has everything to be star … and also commented that her performance was like a little scared kind and was needed more rehearsals.

One thing, I will like to add in the end… she got the looks for sure… and could make a great fan following behind her and I am sure impressed with her always smiling looks.. although the same makes here like “Mom Ki Gudia”, which sure will come as weakness at some point.


Parleen: “Sitaro Ki Mehfil Mein” Idol is Hritik A huge risk…. A song, which made the whole India floored for Hritik .. one was needed to have that kind of looks and also dark coloured dressups… for making the same rocking … Parleen’s concentration was too create the same environment, which hritik created with the same in cinema halls… and trying to do the same… he lost the voice and sur many times and worse is that it was almost impossible for him to reach to the level of Hritik and viewers were not ready to compromise any way lesser.

    In last few lines, he seemed to have lost the breath too… dangerous sign for a singer… Anu rated him the weakest among all boys after this performance and Shabana ji also agreed over the same.


Pooja: “Tujhe Yaad Na Meri Aayi” Idol Kajol. Tough song… when for the first time, I watched the same movie… then there were tears in my eyes with the same song. I was not surprised with the choice…. Pooja’s nasal voice was going to suit the same song. Perfect start!!! Although I was not to ready to live the same tears again and was trying to keep myself smiling.. but you won Pooja… you really lived extremely well wit the same song. For the first time, you were at the same place.. where you must be. Now, I came to know that why you were favourite of my girlfriend.

    Although Shabana said she was not able to feel the same emotions as she is too young.. but I totally disagree…. She is enough mature and emotional to feel the same.. and she did it.. I am not hearing even if Anu and anyone else is saying any words against her.

    Pooja, you were outstanding today.


Prashant: “” His Idol was Akshay Kumar Dashing entry … I am really surprised…. You are silently doing well every time… One thing, I started noticing from this time… that you are going to keep the fan following from your community behind you like crazy and the same will make you in huge advantage in later stages… I really knew that why you are never in danger and technically know that you are not going to go out. He will get preferences over Chang, when the time will come. His passionate fan following is going to make ways for him. Hoping that he will justify that fan base.

Anu was too harsh over him and said that its not a joke and it was not the way to sing….. Although he excused saying that his health was not that well. It was not working over the audiences, I think, neither on the Judges. His nasalling voice is not new and sure it was not like impact of any fever or illness. Don’t be shy Prashant, you have a few good things with you. You know how to work hard and the same will help you till the end.

Shabana made the quotable quote. “The weaker the circumstances, more you work hard, you can’t afford to take it low.”. Really she is like Jaaved Sir’s wife must be.


Ankita: “Chhamma Chhamma” Idol Urmila … Right choice of Idol. Ankita Ankita Ankita… everytime, I think that it was your best and it would be impossible to match up with your own standard next time, but in a way, you are always watchable and giving everyone smiles from the innermost of the heart. You just catch the eyes and heart of the viewers and I will be disappointed, if you gonna to come into bottom ever again.

What an rhythmic entry… well dressed … in start, she was holding only her voice and tunes… and was careful about the same and as the song continued… she came back in her own mood. She is much creative and innovative.. style of saying UP, MP was her own and worked really well with her ways… she is not always used to of using her womanhood all the times.. but whenever she does it.. no one could match her.

Anu Malik praised her saying fantastic and Shabana Azami made the same higher by saying superb. Alisha said she is always another person everytime. Udit Ji came with another view saying that beginning was bad and she was not in key…. I found Anu much rude over the same, when he said that Beta bata kaun sa sur gaya tha… it was not the way.. I didn’t liked it…. Although Anu was on the right side… but he is the not the one… people could think as decent. I was not ready to see such moments in this show. Thankfully, sweet Udit Ji was controlled over the same.


Chang: “Jise Dhoondhta Hoon Main” Idol Saif Ali Khan The shouts were showing that how hot favourite he is. He was better performer today. Alisha was smiling in cute ways and Minni was encouraging in nice ways… all girls seemed to be supporting to him. He ended his song with giving rose to Deepali. A thing, probably I was doing, if got any chance 😉

Shabana was careful about words and marked him as average. Alisha praised him and so it was expected that Anu will come against him. Anu said that with the rose, the rhythm gone a little. Similar opinion was from Udit Ji too.


Deepali: “Mera Piya Ghar Aaya” Idol Madhuri … Oh!! My God. Oh!! My God …. You smoked it this time. Although one of my three hot favorites, Abhishek was only looking well and not performed to thrill me, but the second one Ankita made it and now it was time for Deepali to cross the standards set by Ankita. She rocked, rocked and rocked. Alisha said the right words that she ruled over everyone… and it was 100%. Flawless for Anu Ji and complete in emotions. I am sure jealous of Hussain that he gave that rose to her not me ;(

    Deepali… I was thinking that Ankita was in balance with performance and singing and Charu, Abhishek were the best in looks this time… but you really redefined a lot of parameters. What you wanted to hear more, I have not enough words to praise, even now moving with your rhythms and smiles..


Emon: “Khaike Paan Banaras wala” Idol Amitabh Bachchan. Your voice was really well today… I was thinking that your voice is used to choking at higher nodes… but at least this time, you were able to control the same. My suggestion is to improve your stamina…. then the same problem will resolve.

Anu was really harsh over him… when he said that he was too bad today. Even Shabana and Alisha opposed in the joined words… he said I am really unable to understand that why he is so harsh over Emon specially. Emon was visibly upset, when he come to hear the same words again, about which, he was trying enough to avoid this time, but the same fear came to him in more worse. Shabana completely against Anu in the same.

Anu said that if he don’t get it, then he is gone. Pooja was in tears with the same. Emon’s words over the same … were not balanced and well controlled and the anger was sure visible from his inside. Pooja was almost ready to fight. Deepali said that keep quiet at least in front of the camera. Smart girl.


Amit: “” The Idol was Amir Khan. The come back kid. Really I am surprised with the ways….. he is stepping higher. He was perfect…. Yes I am saying perfect… I don’t think anyone ever got the same words from me in this ways in this version of Indian Idol. If I am saying his flawless then it does mean. I loved you… just wishing that if I was able to sing like you.

Hussain said that he was like under rated till yet, but today he is going to get the best comments today. This time Anu’s poem was cute… really cute. Shabana said it was just perfect… not any bit lesser…. not any bit higher… right on track. Alisha asked for once more. Really there was a Nasha in the same and it was not like someone said to her… but was spontaneous …. When the same made Alisha move to stage dancing for him. Really he was too well today and deserved to make someone dancing for him. Ankita did it with one by one and Amit made everyone moving with him…. Ankita got competition now.

Amit you even crossed Deepali today… Hoping that people are able to get the means of the same that me saying the same. I really want to thank you for the same performance.


So, should say that it was a memorable episode for this version. I am impressed with Ankita, Pooja, Deepali, Prashant and Amit. And also impressed with looks of Abhishek and Charu. What else you could ask from a single episode. Shabana must not go disappointed with the same.

Shabana ended the same episode with the comment that if one is in such a competition, then he/she has to play to win only, must develop the same killer instinct. Right note… thanks Shabana Ji for your valuable presence there. You never let us be any bit down in the absence of Jaaved Sir.




Indian Idol 3, 7th July 2007: Jolly left us in tears ..

Hussain started the show with the note that most of the last night performances were thrilling, I don’t agree. Anyway ….

A Pakistani family got introduced in the start of the show and it was really fine to acclaim their affection towards the show as I have always experienced that people outside India find the same affection or even more than us 😉 It reminded me of my best friend. Just wishing that somehow she was here in the same way J Dreaming, Dreaming and Dreaming … its me always.

I also haven’t mentioned about the title song Roobaroo.. it’s the same way cute like the last one and I should say.. much, much beautifully picturised and choreographed. I am impressed.

Then it was to make over of Smita, one thing that was expected, but was sure tough. People will remember Anu for his bold comment, when for the first time, he got to see Smita. Yeah!!! She was different this time …. But can’t say that the make up did that wonder, as it was with Antara Mishra.

Judges were agreed on the same view that Jolly should be out today. Contestants were of mixed opinions, but more votes were against Smita. Now, it was to bottoms…. Smita was the first one declared to be in bottom. The most happy one on being declared safe was Chaaru.

I felt shocked, when got the next three names at a sudden: Deepali, Emon, Jolly and Smita. I was like what?????? How it could happen? I was thinking like judges that she must be getting much votes to be in top three, but the pattern seemed to be different. Am I going to get the same shock as I felt on getting Ayesha and Sifa out?

Thanks God Deepali was sent back to safe seats. Anu Malik was shocked on Emon’s name. He mentioned that look like people are voting on basis of looks only. Udit Ji also expressed his disregards over Deepali and Emon coming in bottom.

So, now the last note was with two names Smita and Jolly…. After a bitter silence, the name was Jolly Das… no matter that how badly she sang last time … but when she was there with her silent eyes… the same come to remind me all the days from the past. Somehow even I wished that she was able to get one more chance. She was only bad in last round only, but look like people were waiting for excuses to put her out from fight.

So, Jolly’s ways got an end here in this show. I saw tears in Chaaru’s eyes. Jolly is much senior and experience and it reflected when even in that tensed mood, she sang…. Gajab Ka Hai Din … in that jolly and smiling mood… the same made others crying even when Jolly herself was smiling…. Abhishek was crying a lot and finally Deepali also broke in. Jolly was not able to hold her tears, when she got to see everyone around her in tears…

So, the tears started rolling out … even if there were not that much on Richa’s exist.


Indian Idol 3, 6th July 2007: So finally Anu x Alisha started …

Why the same title, you will come to know later.

The show started with news that was flashed in the last episode about a bunch of boys, who eloped from home to Mumbai for watching Indian Idol from closely. Indian Idol Team invited one of those boy named Milan in the show. Although they seemed to be confused as they were not sure that the bunch was eloped for taking part in Indian Idol or that was to watch the show only. So, it seemed that the same was prepared in last moment. Anyway, it was really amazing that boys were in Mumbai for 35 (or 25) days.

Jaaved Sir did right thing by telling him that he did very wrong thing with your parents and Anu, when got nothing to speak then come to make people confused that if someone want to become singer then should take the right route. I don’t think that those kids were there for singing, they were there for watching… but that’s our Anu Malik.


Anyway, where I am? This time, it was announced that all the contestants will sing those songs, which might be describing their personalities. Nice Idea …. The ball was rolled to Judges’ court at very first.

Jaaved Sir: Main Jindagi Ka Sath Nibhata Chala Gaya (मै जिन्दगी का साथ निभाता चला गया)
Alisha: Made in India (Of course synonymous with her name). Her ever best performance.
Udit Ji: Although Minni and Hussain suggested “Lekin, Kintu, Parantu”, but he was with his trade mark Jaanam Dekh Lo (
जानम देख लो)

Anu Malik: Ek Garam Chai Ki Pyali Ho (One of my favourite because of Salmaan ;))


Contestant: Meiyang Chang
Song: Banda Ye Bindas Hai

Comments: Although I can’t say that it was a perfect pick for describing him, but sure was a nice tune and it was pleasant to see Chang with that. According to me, he made it perfectly. Only problem is his expressions, which might not be showing enough excitement to Hindi-speaking crowd that’s why sometime people might be missing the same thrill in his performances. He seemed to have full support from his mates.

Udit Ji commented that he was nice but the Gala needs more. Alisha commented that he is not that Bindas but is very compassionate. Anu Malik said probably Chang won’t be knowing that its an Anu Malik song (Why? Wasn’t he confident about his credential?), but he was outstanding and with the feel. Jaaved Sir commented exactly what I felt that he was thinking that Chang could do only soft numbers but he did really well with a rather different song. There were a lot of funny Lekin’s in the same speech.


Contestant: Charu Semwal
Song: Pari Hoon Main

Comments: The song reminded me of the music video of the same. It was originally sang by Sunita Rao. In that Music video, if I remember right, then the lead actress was in school girl’s uniforms. I hope, it was more wonderful, if Charu was confident enough to over the same. Although the same song was suiting her well. She missed a few lines twice in song and even me surprised that how Jaaved Sir said that she missed only once… Look like he was thinking about something else. Probably about Anu Ji’s comment of last time. She was very fine with the voice quality and in the same side, she almost matched Sunita Rao.

There were a little dull faces while the performance from the contestant’s side and Judges’ side (including Alisha), but later it resolved to be nice for her till Anu came in action again. Jaaved and Alisha gave her fine marks and Alisha said that the song was made for her. Udit accepted that she goes off key often and then it was Anu. He said she started Off key, then was coming on track, but against lost and then it was like the same till the end. He said you were better from last time, but not like that I could go for claps. Charu seemed to be arrogant over the same and it was obvious in a way. Could Charu make it for last four in such circumstances?


Contestant: Amit Paul
Song: Main Hoon Jhum Jhum Jhumaroo

Comments: Although I was not thinking about the same song about him, but the same performance made me think something. My guts feeling is telling me that last two might be from the four “Amit, Abhishek, Deepali and Ankita”. He was fine, fine and fine. Perfect… bravo… you are getting your place in hearts.

Jaaved Sir said, An Indian Idol might be there. Although he complained that he misses words very often, which he must not do. Alisha was very happy over yoddling at least. Udit was about to say that sweetness of voice was missing, but Anu Ji interrupted and till the end, he was desperate to not let Udit say something 😉 Anyway, he commented one line,

“Charu Tujhe Dil De Ya Na De Amit Paul, Kahin Na Kahin Taiyar Ho Rahi Hai Teri Doll”


Contestant: Ankita Mishra
Song: Yai Re

Comments: I was really surprised that why not the contestants were ready to take chance with choreography? I thought it was better, if it was Red-n-White combination rather than Red-n-Black combination. But anyway, this girl really has made a sound fan following, in spite of the fact that almost all other contestants are against her, including the lady boys. Pooja was most depressed and annoyed over her praises.

Everyone praised her like always except Alisha, who was like you missed a few things, but your performance was so awesome that we forgot everything in that. Probably the same given fire to Anu Malik and he came up with the finest praise, he has ever done in this show. Taking account of little things, he made almost everyone convinced with his words. Whatever the reasons might be, but he did the right thing. She deserved the same.

In fact, she is the only contestant, whose name I heard in my office. As one was my colleague Arun was mentioning her name. Definitely, she is going to be more tougher with this like performances. Although I must say that with Ankita, I was expecting a bit more in this song.


Contestant: Emon Chaterjee
Song: Chand Taare Tod Laaoo

Comments: He was well confident and although was doing mistakes, but was not letting the same effecting his expressions. Means a kind of professionalism rather than being natural or like some contestant. Udit Ji commented that he was not natural at few places and even Emon in a way, argued a little. Alisha was like praising him as always. Jaaved Sir was to comment over his higher nodes and then again it was turn of Anu Ji. He said that Emon got the feeling that he is better than others and it’s going to be dangerous for him. Right comment at the right moment. Anu Ji is really good today.

After his performance, it was told that Emon’s birthday was in the same week and Abhishek’s birthday is on the way and it was belated birthday to both of them. A Guitar shaped Cake was also there for both of them and Jaaved Ji made a serious humor saying that after cutting the first piece must be sent to Judges to get their opinion first. Although the first pieces were give to Emon and then Abhishek by Deepali, so Jaaved Sir’s words …..


Contestant: Smita Adhikari
Song: Main Hoon Khush Rang Hina

Comments: Started nicely and was going well except loosing key at a few high nodes. The song was of relaxed mood and so was unable to give people a sense of thrill. But for me, she was not a kind of bad as Anu Ji commented. Anu said it was most flat singing ever. Alisha said she thought she is improving a lot and she was nice. Over the same Anu criticized her a lot and the clash from behind the screen was clearly visible on screen too. Udit Ji admitted that she was not in sur and in a way, Jaaved Sir also given green light to the same comment. Although he said that it’s not like that she was not in sur completely, but could say that she was not in that mood.

For me, she was not that bad… just the song was not enough.


Contestant: Prashant Tamang
Song: Main Hoon Na

Comments: I don’t know why Jaaved Sir praised him once over pronunciation as it was like blunder today, so exposing his limitation very well. Voice was nice and he got Once More, Once More from crowd, but for me, I think it was prepared crowd as he was not that good. Although other said him well, but Anu Malik spoke of his heart again and said in start it was not good and with the song, it was not going good and he got the keys only in the end.

He was not well and the problem was specially with pronunciation.


Contestant: Abhishek Kumar
Song: Bachana Aai Hasino

Comments: Really the choreographer and dress designer of the show was in a great mess. Now, when with the same rocking song, it was required to have darker and sparkling colours, it was really dull. He was like singing nice, but the passion and excitement was missing, which makes immature singers sometime more exciting to watch than the professionals. Sometime being calm, don’t make you rocking.

Judges’ comments were like up and down… but over all, there were with a few words of caution and advices, means he was off the mark. Although I am not going to admit the same as like Deepali and Ankita, he is my personal favourite.


Contestant: Deepali
Song: Jab Chhaye Mera Jaado

Comments: The most strategic, mature and charismatic girl… I wont say that it was great as there were a little trembling in mood, but it was sure better than the rest. At least, she was in a nice outfit suiting the song. Everyone come to praise, although Anu Malik was with a few words of caution, but others ranked her material of Top Three and she is the same in deed. She knows what is the right moment, she knows that when which emotion will suit and when the performance needs passion and when it needs a throw. She is the perfect performer, even if others are praising only Ankita and Parleen. For me, she is the best of the rest. MY HOT FAVOURITE, THE REAL ROCKER.

Nothing more to say. She is my personal favourite and if I come to say more then it will brought up only praises for her and she was not that well according to my expectations from her, so …


Contestant: Jolly Das
Song: Main Albeli

Comments: What a colourless singing? Although was trying to maintain, but was never succeeding. I never heard this much bad singing from anyone in this part of show and I am really surprised that how she was like this as she was really nice in last rounds.

Everyone come to criticize in their ways and when Alisha came to rescue her, then she faced open criticism from Anu, who was saying like Alisha is hearing some Aathawan Sur .. Hoping that now people could guess that why I given the same title to my this article.


Contestant: Parleen Singh Gill
Song: I am the best.

Comments: Best outfit suiting to the mood of the song. At least one contestant was with right cloths. I was missing the right throw in the song. He was going dull. Although his mom was also there. For me, he was not there, where he was able to be.

Three judges said him the best. But Anu Ji said that he don’t prefer to say in front of her mom, so called him near himself and at the end said that he is the best and he is angry that why not he wants to get a hug from him. I thought Judges’ comments were of some other tune, if his mom was not there. For me, Parleen and Pooja are like now gone or will go soon.


Contestant: Puja Chatterjee
Song: Hawa Hawai

Comments: What a perfect and comic entry, really felt nice. Forget my comment that she is like now gone or will go soon. Her start was the best, but she was not that well throughout the song and I completely disagree with Anu Ji’s comment that she was outstanding with the song. She might be technically perfect, but somewhere she was not connecting well. All other judges praises her and she was deserving for the same as she was sure better than the earlier performances.


If someone is asking me that who should go in next round, then my clear words are speaking the names Jolly Das or Smita Adhikari and more clearly, I would feel disappointed, if Jolly don’t get voted out in next and I am saying the same even feeling too bad about her as she was really crossing over all the others in her two performances.




Indian Idol 3, 30th June 2007: It’s time to go for Richa Aneja, Thanks God …

So, finally the result day of first gala came. Everyone must be tense there, as they really able to guess that what will be the pattern of public this time. After departure of Aisha and Bhavin, even the talented and performing ones are not sure about their places.

As per last day telecast was, it was almost certain that Richa Aneja should go, not only because of her no improved performance and at the same time, saying that she don’t know that what she could do better, but also because of visible signs of joy, whenever anyone of the participants was being taunted or criticized by Judges, either it may be Charu, Chang, Deepika or Pooja.

I am really surprised that how come this natured girl finding even single friend among the 13. Anyway, rest people, who might has to go today or some day later are Smita, Parleen and Pooja. I will be really surprised, if the result may come otherwise. I am also looking for Jolly Das, as today will decide that public is ready to adopt the girl in reference of her well deserving efforts.


The episode was very small, so my review will take length according to that. Only 29 mins.

The same show started in the same ways, asking contestants about their views that who must be voted out today.

Abhishek: Smita, because her voice was shaky at the day.

Prashant: Richa, because her voice is immature.

Smita: Richa, because her pronunciation is certainly not a stuff for playback singing.

Amit: Richa, she has no mature singing.

Richa: Voted herself out. Good guts… Anyway, still you said that she doesn’t find any mistake. But voting herself out as Judges were not satisfied.

Parleen: Charu, as Judges said over the performance, I think in the same way.

Chang: Charu, if someone don’t take it personally as personal emotions are not meant to be here. She was always fine, but last she was …

Emon: Prashant, although public and judges love him, but according to me, he need to learn classical music a little more. Emon! Your statement is making my eyebrow raised and sure of public too.

Deepali: Pooja, she is the strongest contender and we have lots of expectations from her, but yesterday, her performance was not up to the mark on that basis, so I voted her out.

Jolly: Pooja, her song was going offkey.

Ankita: Pooja, whatever she sang that day, she was capable to do much better than that.

Charu: Pooja, as I go along with Judges.

Pooja: Voted out herself saying that all the four judges come to criticized her a lot. So, I thought others are more deserving than me.


Pooja was called in danger zone. Minni asked that why hew friends voted out in this way? Was she that bad? Pooja replied in the brave ways, saying that they are her true friends as she was really bad last day.

After it, judges were asked the same question and the first one to reply was the innocent Udit Ji, who said that he will take the name of Richa, on which Richa will think that I am her enemy, but it’s not like that (Even this statement says a lot about Richa and her future).

Alisha took the name of Jolly and that was really strange to me. Anu Ji come to take the name of Richa and Jaaved Ji come up with the name of Pooja.


Richa was also called in danger zone. She was asked that is she satisfied with what the judges said? Anyone could see the arrogant face of the girl. Many people will be disappointed, if this girl doesn’t get voted out today. :O

Chang and Smita got declared safe and then Deepali and Prashant. Then it was Abhishek and then Amit Paul was called on stage and Minni made the twist saying that you are safe and you just needed to shake hands with me. Then Emon, Ankita and Parleen .. Ankita and Emon were declared safe. Among Parleen, Charu and Jolly only, Jolly was safe and this come up with a surprise to me. According to me, this was the best decision, but I am really surprised that public started thinking logically.

Then from the Bottom four, Charu was declared safe. Then it was the turn of Parleen and in this way, the last two were Pooja and Richa. Now, Richa started being depressed. Richa was just praying. Even Alisha was n favour of Pooja more than Richa.

Minni asked the crucial question that is Richa here because of coming in competition a couple of years earlier? Anu Malik replied in his peculiar ways that Pooja’s mind is shaken right now and not in the program right now. He was also going to say that there are girls, who sing so perfect in the same age, so the age must be an excuse. Jaaved Sir tried to defend her… but also mentioned the fact that the problem with Richa can’t be improved by her.

Finally Minni announced that Richa got the lowest number of votes and Pooja was declared safe. Now, Richa started crying. Was Minni right, when she said everyone from the show, was loving the girl?

She got the standing ovations from all the people including Judges… I am on the same statement that she did not well deserve. Jaaved Sir said that no one from us got standing ovation in such little age. He also invited her for coming into Indian Idol again and said that she will go to more heights only.

Then it was final emotional moment, when Richa was up to singing the song, “Dil Hai Chota Sa”, but wasn’t able to collect herself. All the other contestants come to encourage her on the stage. She was really nice with this song, even when she was singing it with trembling voice. The same scene made Jaaved Sir in tears… What else the little girl may ask for more?

Thanks public for the right decision. I doubt that Richa even now knows that what are the reasons behind her being voted out.