Review of 1st September Episode of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007
Group Performance and stage set up:
Poonam is drawing water from well, Raja is lying down in the cot, Sumedha is sitting in the auto.. Sumedha is sitting with goat and feeding them.. Mauli carries a pot on her head.. Aditya is wearing a kurta and dhoti.. The set is looking just like a village.. There is pan ki dukan (pan shop).. the goat runs here ad there.. Raja then catches the goat and brings back.. They all are acting just like how people will be in village.. They all sing and dance – rind pushmar from mission kashmir..
Aditya announces that Lalooji is the guest.. A small AV is shown starting from how Lalooji brushes the teeth, his speech, many other things.. Atlast a cattle is also shown..
All contestants are exciting.. Aneek says I like his style and hair style.. Amanat says we have heard of him in Pakistan.. His style everything is good.. Mussarat says he wanted to meet him and today the dream is coming true.. Raja says he has always been his fan..
Aditya says each one of them have prepared today for welcoming Lalooji and they all are ready to ask questions to him..
All the contestants say in front of the camera what they are going to ask:
Sumedha – I am going to tell a secret
Raja – about cattle
Amanat – I am going to copy his hair style..
Mauli – Its a surprise..
Aditya announces that here the essence of village is going to spread.. All the guys sing chalat musafir moliya re.. Raja lifts the cot and dances.. Aneek gets a pan from the shop that is setup and eats.. There is also an old man sitting in that shop.. Its total fun.. Everyone is having so much fun and is a energetic performance..
Mauli, Sumedha and Poonam sing Bheedi jalile.. Mauli is first sitting on a cot and then joins the other 2 girls who are standing in the middle of the stage.. Very energetic performance..
In between that Lalooji is show and he says I am so happy to be in the program.. They all are doing great job.. The talent is coming to notice because of the channel..
They show Lalooji starting from his house, and then getting into a private plane..
Aditya announces that today the essence of village can be seen here, but before that bringing the essence of Punjabi music is Daler Mehndi..
Daler Mehendi along with contestants (only guys) sing Rang De Basanti title song.. The contestants are giving only the chorus.. one thing to notice is that The contestants are changing their costume for every performance..
Aditya gets blessings from Daler.. He says, it was a very energetic performance and we get to see that rarely..
For the contestants Daler says Dont leave the riyaz and believe in god.. You all are very good singers and sing in Sur..
Mussarat Mussarat asks Daler what does he see as the future for saregamapa contestants and he answeres that whereever there are people who love music, for them – they have already become a star.. the door is already open, they need not struggle for anything..
Aditya asks Daler that there both Indian and Pakistani contestants here performing together.. How he feels – He says these days there is so much love between the countries and music has played a major part in it.. Happy that all these people are here together and performing..
Aditya says Lalooji is coming via plane which he calls uden khatola.. They show Him getting down from the plane and the mentors are also there to receive him.. He gets into the car and is travelling..
Daler along with the girl contestants is singing sade naal rahoge toh ash karoge..
Many songs together.. He is singing many Bappida songs.. Also sings dholi taro dhol baje, tunak tunak tun.. They all are singing all possible songs – maybe all songs that Daler knows, he is singing..
The The guys also join and everyone perform together.. They sing many songs together..
Aditya announces that the wait is over and Lalooji himself has reached the studio.. Finally (45 minutes of only group performance )
Lalooji enters the studio.. There is a red carpet welcome.. They shower flowers on him and there is fireworks.. There is band and police security and He enters the studio finally
Lalooji enters the set, Aditya puts a garland for him and welcomes him.. All the contestants get blessings from him..
Aditya says This is the first time Lalooji is attending any musical reality show..
Lalooji first addresses Subhashji (creative head for Zee), mentors, then contestants and says:
(I am translating whatever I could understand from his speech)
I am very happy to be here where they are showcasing talent.. In sports and also in music, it is important to showcase the talent.. My wife, and children watch this show and I know about Poonam’s story – how she struggled to come up and those Pakistani contestants who have come from Pakistan to participate.. we can always maintain the relationship with help of entertainment and sports industry.. Only with help of Lok geeth and music we can always maintain that bond.. Once it happened that I had to go to Pakistan and my daughter asked me to be careful.. But these days that barrier is not there and people are not afraid and the relationship is strengthened..
He says about the cricket selection committee that he is also a part of Bihar selection committee and The best are always chosen..
He says only with music and sports we can maintain the Vasudev Kutumbakam ( the family that we call).. He addresses Mauli and says, she has come from USA, so here we all are like one single world.. We will have good fun here.. I will again come if shubhash ji calls me.. The song yeh jo des hain tera is played in the background..
The Lok geeth songs will be sung by the contestants..
Hit It Gharana –
Thanks Laoji and zee family.. It is sung only for those who are very special guests.. I am singing Rajastani song and says I want your blessings and have to keep the pride of the paghdi that I am wearing..
He sings Kesariya Balam a Rajasthani folk..
Lalooji – He is singing very well.. You are singing with lot of feelings..
Himesh – Had total fun.. 10
Ismailji – You have welcomed the guest with your beautiful song.. 10
Raja – I got tears in my eyes – You are outstanding.. God bless you.. If I can I will give more than 10.. gives 10
Shekhar – You are singing very well.. It was mindblowing..
Vishal – If Rajasthan people give support, you will do well..
Raja – He asks Lalooji – how he climbed the cattle? He tried once, but got hurt badly.. His brother has come just to see Lalooji and say that Raja is big fan of Lalooji and also asks how he climbed.. Lalooji replies – Where you have climbed, be there..
Bappida comes on stage and sings a song:
Lalooji aaye bahaar aa gayi,
saregamapa pe masti cha gayi
sabse nirali hain aapki ada
lalloji aap pe hain sab fida
welcome welcome, lalooji
namaskar aapki hain shaam..
Everyone are happy that you are here..
She says – I am feeling happy that you are here.. I have come from US, but is basically gujarati.. But for you, will perform a Bihari song.. She sings namak from Omkara..
Shekhar – Mindblowing – 10 marks..
Vishal – I am glad, you are maintaining the stand
Himesh- Bappida, Mauli – superb.. mindblowing 10 marks
Ismailji – You are a gujarati, coming from US, then too you sang the bihari song very well.. that is the talent of the artist.. gives 10..
Bappida – public will vote for you for this song.. They should do..
Mauli – asks him how he brought so much profit for Indian Railways?? He says, everyone asks this question to me.. Indian railways is life line.. There are more than14 lack workers and there is track everywhere.. Before me coming there was total loss and whenever there is such loss, we usually handle it over to the private sector or reduce the man power and increase the travelling charges.. I told them that we will do nothing of such sort.. I infact reduced the travelling charges, and increased the man power and I brought the profit without any rigging.. they always ask how did you do?? I would say – You all have seen only the Jadoo, you have to see the tona..
Sumedha Karmahe –
She says, though I am from chattisgargh, Even I am bihari.. I am also Shivji’s devotee.. I heard that shivji appeared in front of you, please tell me how it happened.. Lalooji says, you first give the performance, then I will tell you
She sings Morini Bhagama from Lamhe
Lalooji – She has made the Bihari’s proud.. I will wish her for the future.. Mahesh Bhatt has already given you the chance, you have good chance.. Sumedha asks him when Shivji appeared?? He says Shivji appeared at 4 in the morning and he asked me to leave Non-Veg.. I first could not resist having it, and my wife and kids said, I cannot be without eating.. But then I asked them to make egg.. later on, did not like that also and stopped that totally
Ismailji – You didnot sing so much well, but did well.. 10 marks
himesh – This was not the best.. gives 10
Vishal – you bring light with your singing.. Your performance was not the best.. gives 9
Bappida – Listen to what mentors say..
Amanat Ali -
He had gone to his home town.. His mother says – he has always had love for music.. I was first afraid, but I am happy that Zee has taken care of him like a child..
I have heard of you in Pakistan and you are favorite among many there.. This is the first time I am singing this song, so if I do any mistake, please excuse me for that.. Ismailji says I want you to sing in Bihari style..
He sings Kashi heele, patna heele – a bhojpuri folk..
Lalooji – You have sung very well innocent Amanat.. You have strenthened the bond between the two countries.. You come here again and again and spread the message in your country also.. My family’s wishes are also there with you..
Himesh – very good.. 10
Shekhar- It wasnot as if you were singing this 1st time.. the neergy was very well maintained 10
Bappida- outstanding – 10
Ismailji – You have to get into the song when you are singing and you did that.. thats why you have been given so much praise..
Amanat says – I wanted to make hair style like yours, but it all went wrong.. Lalooji for that replies – You come to Delhi and I have a barber appointed there, you come and meet me, I will make him cut this hair style for you..
Jay Prakash Yadav is also present today..
She had also gone to her house.. She had sung in a concert there.. The show her mother and the same AV that was shown before also.. Her mother cried when she sang Hungama.. She goes to a shop and says they used to lend me money in difficult times.. she says You have made me cry by showing this AV again.. I didnt want to cry because everyone cried along with me when I cried..
Ismailji – I want you to smile because this is a masti song.. He asks her to smile..
She sings pan khaaye saiyaan hamaro from teesri kasam.. Raja and Amanat get pan and eat from the shop..
Lalooji – she is Ubhartha hua gulab ki kali.. For bringing her up, her mother has also suffered a lot and she has a hand for what Poonam is today.. He tells a doha of a Bihari poet.. He says the guru asked you to keep smiling before the performance.. Yadav’s never loose their charm.. I told Rabri also that If nothing happens, I will take her into railways..
Himesh – Pocket size power house ke liye 10
Bappida – You keep performing like this.. He sings de ded pyaar de.. 10
VS – You forget the hard times, because now your path is going to be smooth.. you are fantastic.. 10
Ismailji – What can I say for that person who has the blessings from all and whole world is with her.. I wish you luck and will pray for you..
I welcome you you on behalf of all the people across the world.. I wanted to meet you when you came to Pakistan, but couldnt do it.. I am so happy to meet you here.. You are popular in Pakistan also and It is possible that you will win if there is an election in Pakistan..
He sings – Sajana tere bina from Bandit Queen..
Lalooji – You are a very high pitch singer and you have sung from heart.. that is what is important..
Shekhar – what to say – I request you the viewers to make you top 3.. you sang from heart.. 10
Bappida – It is like the soul of Nusratji ihas come inside you.. give you 10
Ismailji – You are the best.. You only sing, dont bother about win or loose.. 10
Himesh – I am proud of you.. I am proud that you are my student.. Mussarat also says I am proud to have you as the guru..
Himesh calls Aneek on stage and says I am worried about him as he is very much dedicated but he has fallen in love.. People tell me not to promote your love story and spoil your career, but I feel that there is nothing wrong in this.. Lalooji says there is a saying “Pyaar kiya toh darna kyaa”.. You are very naughty and charming and just listen to your guru.. Himesh asks him to take his lover’s name and sing..
Aneek says this song is favorite song of Lalooji and is very famous in UP, Bihar everywhere..
He sings rang dalo from banaras.. Mauli and Sumedha give chorus.. Amanat comes with a plate of color powder.. Aneek puts tika for him and Amanat puts for Aneek and he thorows some color all over.. All the contestants play holi on stage..
Aditya asks Lalooji, if Aneek can sing again.. He says yes and Aneek sings again.. The girls are near Lalooji and talking to him.. Aneek goes near him and invites him.. Aditya and Amanat also go near to him and invite him.. He refuses and then its turn of mentors.. they get invited on stage..
Himesh tells Aneek – first get the marks.. Ismailji says 10, Bappida says 10, Shekhar says 10.. Now all say 10.. Lalooji says I give full 11..
Aditya invites Lalooji on stage and asks him who is the spark of the day – He says everyone sang well and for me everyone stand first.. They all are very good singers.. Vishal was missing at the end
Thus ends the 2 and half hour show
Written by Anu