Review of 28th July Episode of Saregamapa Challenge 2007
Aditya Narayan along with other contestants sing the title song of Hey Baby because today’s guests are Vidya Balan who is the actress in this movie and Shajid who is the producer of this film.. As they complete the performance, the guests enter the stage..
Shajid says this show has a very good standard and all contestants are doing really well.. He also adds the top four MDs of the industry are here.. Lets give them applause.. All applaud for the MDs..
Vidya Balan says she is happy to be here.. Vishal asks her to say “Good Morning Mumbai” in the same style as she said in LRMB.. She does so..
Aditya says Vidya has always been associated with Zee.. She started her career with this tv with Hum Paanch serial and asks how she is feeling now to be part of this show.. She says, she has always been following this show without fail and likes this show a lot..
The promo of the movie is shown then.. Aditya asks both Shajid and Vidya about the movie.. Vidhya says she makes all the men cry in the movie but its fun and hope audience enjoy the movie.. Shajid says “Saare mard kamine hote hain” and they are made to cry because of Vidhya..
Today’s Theme - Today all the contestants will sing the songs of their favorite singers
First to perform Hit Squad:
Junaid’s favorite singer is Sonu Nigam and he says he follows Sonu and that is why he is his favorite singer.. sings Yeh dil deewana from Pardes.
Vidhya – I liked the energy.. sarcastically says I think technically Shajid will say..
Shajid asks Junaid What was the third line you sang? Junaid sings the line.. Shajid says yes that was good one.. If your CD comes out, I will buy and one more thing is I am going to say this for all the contestants
HR – I would want to give you 10, but you made some mistakes in the Anthra.. Would give you 8.5.. Himesh wonders whether to give 8 or 9.. Shekhar then asks, if he can give.. Himesh says yes.. Shekhar presses 9.
ID – You sang well.. gives 8
Bappida – If you had sung the low notes properly, you would have done better.. Gives 8..
To this comment Shajid says – “note this point of Bappida.. If you sing properly in low notes – producer will say – “Lo Notes”
Harpreet sings – Bheege hont tere from Murder..
Vidhya – Very good.. This is my favorite song and you got involved yourself in it..
Harpreet to Shajid – I always was afraid of you because you keep pulling everyone’s lets.. To which he says – you sang very well and much better than Kunal himself.. He said dont keep a zip like this in your pant from now on..
Bappida – There was some strain in the voice.. Gives 8
ID – Sang well, you could have done better.. gives 8
Himesh – You sang well and you are a very good human being too.. gives 9
Shekhar – You sang well but Sur ko sambhalna zaroori hain.. But today performance was mind blowing
Raja Hasan – HR before his performance asks Do You know you are the No.1 singer of this show? Raja says – its not big to be at No.1 but to maintain it like you do is difficult.. Shekhar says Raja is a star..
He sings Rut aa gayi re from earth and his favorite singer is Sukhwinder..
Shajid – You sang very well.. He asks why did you close your mouth after performance? That usually girls do.. He says “Rote huye aur haste huye main bura dikhta hoon” so to control that I closed my mouth.. Shajid says you are not only a good singer, but also a good lyricist.. You are next Hazrat Jaipuri of our industry.. He asks Vidhya Balan to do that which raja did.. she too closes her mouth and smiles
Vishal – I am really proud of you.. You sang very well..
Vidhya – You sang well.. showing little Nervousness is also good and that you showed..
ID – He asks Raja – “among the public truly tell me, who are your family members” he says the whole world is like his family.. gives 10
HR – you genuinely deserve 10
Bappida – There was some problem in the Anthra.. Shekhar gets up and goes near him.. Then Bappida says there was little trouble in the alaap, but you corrected.. Gives 10..
Vishal says this SRGMP is the best batch as they learn from all the mentors..
HR asks Raja what will you do if you win? he says till his last breathe, he would want to sing for this world.. He also asks what will you do for Rajasthan – he says they have done so much for me.. what will I do for them.
Shekhar says he is already a star
Next to perform Rock Gharna:
Mussarat’s favorite singer is Nusrat Fateh Ali khan sahab.. He sings Sanwre from Bandit Queen..
HR comes on stage and says there is no sufi singer who can even touch him.. Bappida says we have one of the best sufi singer in our contest.. ID and BL both ask him to sing again.. He sings again..
Vidhya – When Nusrat sahab used to sing, he used to sing with ease, but they are difficult songs.. You too did the same.. You sang with ease
Shajid – “Jitna accha tumhaara kurta hain, utni acchi tumhaari awaaz hain”
Bappida after his performance, comes to stage and he gets blessings from him..
ID asks how much you want? He says give me more than I deserve.. He says he will definitely give 10 + 10..
Bappida – you are a very good singer.. gives 10
VS – We always talk about your versatility but when you sing like this, all arguments are put down.. Gives 10..
Shekhar says during 1996-97 when he used to be a participant, the contestants used to give very tough fight and today seeing Mussarat he remembered that.. He says this is one of his favorite song and so would want to sing a line.. So, he comes on stage and sings..
Joy’s favorite singer is SPB.. He sings Aaja Meri Jaan title song..
Shajid – I cannot say who will win this contest, but in my next movie you will definitely sing one song for me.. He also presents him a CD of Hey Baby
Vidhya – Shajid never praises anyone like this.. He did it for you.. You sang well.. was very nice..
Himesh says the director who has given the break for him is too good and he should be thankful for that..
VS – says today’s performance was good gives 8,
Bappida gives 8
ID for you I will give 8 and as you are from Assam and as that state has done lot of things for me and made Debojit win, I will give you 9..
Aneek’s favorite singer is Sonu Nigam.. he sings Is pyaar ko main kyaa naam doon from Mujhe kuch kehna hain.. HR is shown dancing when he is singing..
Shajid – You sing like Sonu Nigam.. Aneek says this is 2nd time i have heard this.. Shajid asks when did you hear? When Sonu himself said? Aneek says no when Shekhar said..
Vidhya – You sing like Sonu Nigam and look like Chintu from Bobby
VS – fantastic.. Sur aur acche ho sakte hain.. gives 9
Bappida – sur hil rahe thee.. gives 9
ID – No question 10.. you have the quality of a playback singer..
Vishal says the way you have sung today was too good.. Those mistakes you made here, will not be seen while recording and the play back singers make more mistakes than this..
Himesh says, if it was someone else, he would have got 10.. Requests Bappida and VS to give 10.. They do so..
Shajid asks Aneek to make a promise and asks him to say “He will not wear this jacket again because this is not a jacket its a carpet”.. he does make a promise..
Only then Aditya says there are many female fans following for all the contestants, but the major female fan following is for Shekhar and there is a girl called Megan who is the biggest fan.. She is none other than our forum member Aphrodite He says where ever you go on internet and type Shekhar, there will be many videos available on Shekhar.. Shekhar thanks Megan for this and says he does not even deserve this.. Congrats Aphrodite Aka Megan
Next to perform Yalgaar Gharana:
Amanat sings Kuch mere dil ne kahaa from tere mere sapnay as his favorite singer is Hariharan.. Before his performance, he says he doesnt know how he will sing, Mussarat created a very good atmosphere here.. HR says you will do 1000 times better..
ID comes on stage and says he is a very neat and clean singer.. HR agrees to this..
To Vidhya Balan he says a sher praising her and telling her that she is very beautiful and when she goes to the mosque there are many who look at her..
Shajid – he says to his sher, he will also say something.. he says – Shyam jawan hain, magar uska baap major thaa
VS – Give you 10, you are going to become a very good singer..
Himesh – definitely 10
Bappida – We need good singers like you.. Gives 10..
Himesh says, the TRP of this show is too high.. There are lot of expectations from this show for the viewers.. People like you make the standard high..
Poonam sings tere hain baarati
Aditya asks it was as if you were going to get married, you sang so well.. Any plans for that? Poonam says she has lot of responsibilities towards her mother as she is also ill and wants her to get recovered soon.. Only then she can think of anything else..
ID says good you have realized your responsibilities, for what your mother has done for you – you will have to do something for her.. But after you become successful do definitely get married, that is what is the dream of all the mothers..
Aditya says we also caught up with her mother when she went to Lucknow recently.. An AV is shown.. She is first walking on streets and then enters her home.. Its too small and her mom is also sitting there.. She says we have had so many difficulties and her father passed away when she was not even born.. I had to sell bhutka’s on the road side for the livelihood.. Poonam then goes to the STD booth where she was working.. She says “I used to work here and used to get only 450 or 500 per month” but that was not even sufficient for the electricity bill we used to get..
Poonam then continues on stage that there is something she wants to share with all of us.. She says there was a day when they had no food at home.. It was around 1.30 in the night when she was very hungry.. Her mom had asked her to get money from the place where she worked but as she was a person who had lot of self respect she didnt want to go and ask as she had already got so much from them in advance.. It was almost 2-3 days that they had not had food.. Then there was little atta present at home and there was not even wood for burning the stove.. So, they burnt the papers and made a little roti out of it and ate.. That is one thing she can never forget..
Vidhya – she says you sang well.. Will pray that you be happy always and will pray for your mom’s recovery..
Shajid – My eyes were filled with tears and says “Jo apne maa k sewa karta hain, usko khudba khud madat mil jaati hain”
VS – You are a phenomenal singer.. You know what you have to do and you know what mistakes you have done.. Shekhar maybe wanted to give some other marks but Vishal says let it be Shekhar Give you 10..
Shekhar says you have a powerful voice..
Himesh – Gives 10
Bappida – He sings a song for her – Aana jana laga rahega dukh jayega sukh layega.. You will be one of the toppers.. gives 10
Next to perform Josh Gharana:
Abhijit sings Chanda re Chanda re from sapnay
Vidhya – This is one of my favorite song.. you sang so beautifully.. Shajid has asked me to say “Hey Baby”..
Shajid – you sounded like Bappida and I like him.. You were fantastic
Himesh – You are doing good in SPB, Hariharan genre.. Gives 9
ID – 10
VS – this was one of the best performances till now.. Gives 9..
Sumedha’s favorite singer is Ashaji.. She sings Aao huzur tumko sitaron pe le chalun from Kismat..
Shajid – You are cute and so is your voice..
Vidhya – You have that Ada.. You sing so well and with that Ada, it makes it so beautiful for that Shajid says “You sing with your eyes” that is what is called as Ada..
ID gives 10
Himesh says Mahesh Bhatt’s decision was so right.. Gives 10
VS gives 9
Bappida says I want public to vote for you
Mauli’s favorite singer being Sunidhi she sings Mast title song..
Bappida says she was outstanding today.. Keep singing like this everytime.. He says shajid – I have given her the name of Indian Shakira.. Maintain that name..
Shajid – Only one word – Mast..
Vidhya – I love Sunidhi.. You did well.. I never thought anyone can sing like her, but you did so..
VS -they sing mila mila mila tujhe dus
HR – The audience shout 10 – HR says, Can I take this decision? He says i will give you 5.. The whole set is in silence..
ID also say – what is mast – Mujhe jama nahin..
Mauli says dedijiye na please.. HR asks her to say to her audience “Hey baby, first day first show” She does the same..
HR then says from me and Ismailji its 10..
All the mentors and guests come on stage.. The song of Hey Baby is played.. they all sing along with it.. Thus the show ends
written by Anu