Saregamapa Challenge 2009 Review – 16th August episode
First of all, wish you all very Happy Rakshabandhan. Today is Shankar Mahadevan special on Saregamapa 2009. The show begins with Shankar Mahadevan singing Jhoom Barabar Jhoom title song.. He asks all the participants to join him on stage and they all sing the same song together.. Aditya asks everyone to applaud for Shankar and welcomes everyone for the show..
Aadesh – Ur great and you are the finest singer..
Himesh – Superb, Fantastic, Mindblowing, outstanding..
Pritam – Har Har Mahadev..
Today’s Special – Shankar Ehsaan and Loy as well as celebrating Raksha bandhan
Aditya welcomes Kavita on the show.. He then says, We have heard, the trio SEL is called Amar, Akbar and Antony.. Tell something about.. Shankar says, We are different in size, we are from different musical background, we are from different religion.. Thats why we are called so.. Its a coincident and we are enjoying it..
Aditya says, Today is Rakhi and to support our contestants we have the brother-sister Jodi – Ekta Kapoor and Tusshar Kapoor… They both enter the stage.. He says, Welcome you both to show and wish you and all our viewers Happy Rakhi.. Aditya asks them to share one of the special moment on Rakhi.. Tusshar says, We always fight and any day its war in the house.. Regarding who gets the maximum beatings, Ekta says I would have been half the size if my parents had beaten me instead of Tusshar.. I have got the maximum.. Aditya says, We dont beat each other these days..
Aditya tells, their new film “KCcompany is about to release and asks Tusshar to tell something.. He says, The caption is when loosers become rulers.. Its about 3 individuals struggling to come up..
Aditya asks All the actors are afraid of Ekta.. So, are you also afraid?? Tusshar says, I am always afraid when she comes on sets. She never comes.. But she is more afraid of me and even if she comes, she will not say anything… CKkompany promo is shown..
Himesh – I am a big fan of Ekta.. When someone thinks about television even after 100 long years, Ekta will be on top..
Shankar tells Tusshar, I want you to say that dialogue which you used to say in Golmaal, I am a big fan of you… Tusshar acts the dialogue for Shankar..
Mitika, Sara, Pallavi and Anupama sing Bepana pyaar hain aaja…
Aditya says We have dedicated this song for Ekta as we hear this song in every serial and asks if its her fav song.. She says, This is not my favorite song… My favorite song is Kabhi na sukoon aaya… Aditya asks Himesh to complete the song and he sings the song…
Sara and Fareed are asked to get on stage.. Aditya says, Fareed recently visited his house after 3 long years… Fareed says, Before 3 years, I left my house and came.. I didn’t keep in touch with any of my family members.. After getting selected I called my parents and said I want to come for Rakhi.. From then, Rakhi has become my favorite festival.. An AV is shown where Fareed’s sister ties rakhi for him.. She wishes him luck for the future..
Aditya asks Sara, How do you find this festival.. She says, I loved the festival.. In Pakistan also we celebrate the relationship, But we dont celebrate this festival.. I feel very happy, but I missed my two brothers.. Tusshar says, “If you want, you can tie rakhi for me”.. Sara ties rakhi for him and he gives her a ticket as gift.. Aditya says this is not a ticket for your return but a ticket to Ajmer Sheriff which you wanted to visit..
Jai Ho Gharana..
Sayon is called on stage.. Aditya picks the sweet box which Sayon was hiding behind and says, I know you had gone to Kolkatta and this sweet box is for me.. An AV of him visiting Kolkatta is shown.. He is received in Kolkatta and he goes to his house where his sisters tie rakhi for him and wishes him luck…
He sings Kyun is kadar Hairaan tu.. Singer – Raman Mahadevan.. MD – Shankar Ehsaan loy..
Aditya says, the songs of this album was done differently.. First lyrics were written and then the music was composed.. Shankar says, Not for all the songs but for this song.. The essence of the song can be felt while seeing the song in the movie..
Shankar – He sang very well.. He was worried about the last peak in the song, but he did well..
Pritam – You have great voice and quality of the tone is very good..
Aditya says, there is something written about the contestants in the pritam puran as well and asks Pritam to share something abou Sayon.. He says, There is a connection between Sayan singing and Ghosts.. Sayan says, he started learning when he was studying in KG and got inspired by a Bengali ghost film.. He thought just like in film, he will also get 3 wishes fulfilled..
Himesh – You sang very well and the expectations are very high from you.. So, you should start doing much better..
Aadesh – All the mentors have said it right and you have that original voice..
Kavita – Your singing, personality is charming.. You have the potential and you maybe able to touch the note..
Ekta – He looks as cute as he sings.. You expressed the song well..
Tusshar – It was very tense and the song had the soul..
Anupama is called on stage and she had also gone to Delhi.. She is seen with her kid and her family members.. Her parents say, my daughter has come after 3 months and we missed her.. She ties rakhi for her brother… She sings Aaj ki raat from Don.. Singer – Sonu Nigam.. MD – SEL..
Aditya tells Ekta.. She is a daughter in law and has always got the support from her Mother In Law.. She too wants to say something.. Anupama says, I love Kyunki.. We have learnt a lot from the serial.. After seeing my mother in law all I want to say is, “You should make a serial showing the nicer version of relationship between the mother in law and daughter in law”.. Ekta says, “The relationship between Tulsi with her daughter in law is nice and I hope you too continue to have such a relationship with ur mother in law”..
Himesh – I would like to wish your mother-in-law.. Shankar also said, she sang well..
Shankar – The one to praise here is, the original song had the chorus, but she sang without any chorus..
Pritam says, you sang well and from Pritam Puran he says, Anupama’s eleven month old child made her to hit the right notes.. She says, I always used to riyaz at home after my mother in law compelled me.. As and when I start the riyaz, my son also used to cry.. So, we both started to do riyaz together.. He used to cry and I used to do riyaz..
Ekta – Anupama ne apne sasuma ko saaz aur sason se khush kardiya hain..
Ekta requests Shankar to sing the Maa song from Taare Zameen Par.. He sings the song.. Aditya also joins him..
Tusshar – Great attempt.. You did very well..
Kavita – I feel your name has been joined along with this song.. I somehow feel the song should be featured on you..
Pallavi is called on stage and she says, “I had gone to Hyderabad for Rakhi after 3 months.. My parents were missing me and my brother had come for Rakhi from Bangalore”.. An AV is shown where she is received at the Hyderabad airport and She ties rakhi for her brother.. She sings chup chup ke from Bunty aur Babli… MD – SEL..
Shankar – I loved the performance.. Mahalakshmi Iyer and Sonu sang very well… You too did a good job.. He asks her to sing the anthra.. You now sang well, but it didn’t come perfectly before..
Himesh – Im happy.. You sang well.. In one moment to sing this song is difficult..
Aadesh – Singing this in one attempt is difficult.. You did well..
Pritam – it was a great attempt by you..
Kavita – The anthra is very difficult to sing.. And you did a very good job..
Tusshar – I felt you are very hard working.. Just like your mentor, you will also reach great heights… he says, I know you are looking for Ekta, but There is a foreign delegate who has come and she had to go and meet her..
Sujat Ali Khan sings Mitwa from KANK.. Singer – Shafqat Amanat Ali.. MD – SEL..
Aditya asks Shankar Why did you get Shafqat to sing song?? He says, I heard Shafqat singing Aankhon ke sagar in a radio show and the RJ was a friend of mine.. So, I got Shafqat to sing the song… Himesh asks Shankar to sing the sargam as Sujat left it in the middle.. Shankar sings the sargam and says, I liked Sujat performance and it was good in parts.. It was not steady in scale.. You have to beat your first performance..
Aadesh – No one can say correctly other than Shankar.. You have sung this difficult song, thats a great job..
Himesh – Anthra was good, Mukhda was not good.. Just catch one genre and strike in that because you cant sing songs of all genres..
Kavita – I have already heard you once and I loved this performance of yours.. Keep the love for music..
Tusshar – You sang all the difficult portions with ease…
Aditya says, next on stage is Mitika from Chandigargh.. He also says, there is one more from Chandigargh who made India proud.. SRGMP wishes Abhinav Bindra for winning gold medal in 10m rifle shooting.. Mitika also had gone to her house.. She says, I didn’t feel like coming back.. I just felt like sleeping at home and spending time with my parents and brother.. But once I thought about the sets, I came back.. An AV is shown where she is having fun with her neighbors and tie rakhi for her brother…
Mitika sings saiyaan ko chodke na jaa.. Singers – Shankar, Loy and Shilpa..
Tusshar – You sang it very differently and I felt // thats called confidence..
Shankar – You really surprised me and the sher you sang in the beginning, you sang well. You are very versatile.. Even though the key is up, you sang the
Himesh – We all enjoyed it..
Shankar says, There is one musician amongst us who also has played music in the original album and he is Girish.. Girish is applauded by the audience..
Aadesh – We can easily know that you have got the talim..
Pritam – You always take it seriously.. pritam puran says, Dhoom ek aisi cheez hain which was a hit, which is a hit and which will always be a hit..Shankar says, now this is something, that is not written in Pritam Puran.. There is something very fantastic about your performance..
Kavita – The harkatein is your style and now I also agree with Preetam Puran.. She says, Dhoom Machade.. Shankar says, I also agree, but the one Pritam said was not written.. He is just faking and Kavita says, “Its not necessary that all thats written in Pritam Puran is true” LOL
Among girls, Mitika is In.. Anupama is in..
Among girls, Pallavi is eliminated.. I wasn’t there and you came in.. You are getting eliminated today.. Pallavi says, I have the Sanjivani bhooti.. Himesh says, If you have the hope, then I will not take out the hope from you..
Kavita says, “If everything was in my hands, I would have kept both of you.. But if you have music as your destiny, then you will definitely reach”..
Sayan is eliminated
Pritam – I feel very happy.. But Im equally feeling bad for Sayan.. Sujat, do keep everything that has been said by mentors..
Tusshar – Even if something does not happen good, then just keep the positive attitude in you and think that God will do something good for you..
Sanjivani bhooti decision.. All the mentors write the names in chit and give it to Aditya.. Sayon gets 3 votes and Pallavi gets one vote… So, Sayon gets the sanjivani bhooti..
Tarun is called on stage.. Tarun singing the songs in previous episodes is shown as AV.. An AV is shown where he visits his house.. His sisters tie rakhi for him.. His mother says, Im so happy to see him .. I felt very happy but I have brought my sisters along with me who wants to tie rakhi for Aadesh…
Aadesh goes on stage where Tarun ties rakhi.. Faraz singing the songs in previous episodes is shown as AV.. I am giving you lot of blessings.. The blessings should be there in our family always.. Tarun’s sister says, I never thought that someone will come to know about me.. There are many who say, I will definitely come for your wedding.. Aadesh says, its a promise that we will do your marriage with lot of fun and masti..
Faraz and Sayon are also called on stage…
Aditya says, All three will have to sing one after the other and then the decision will be taken..
Aadesh says, “I dont know how to take this decision… I am now a brother of someone and two are from my gharana.. So, I dont know what to do”.. Shankar says, We cannot do anything.. Thats the format of the show.. So, we have to eliminate any of the two.. Pritam also says, We are changing the rules everytime.. One time we are maintaining one stand and the other time, we are maintaining another stand.. Himesh says, These 3 are great singers and we cannot afford to loose any of them.. We are not changing the rules.. We just cant comment on anything as of now.. Shankar says someone has to go out.. Pritam says, You keep breaking rules according to your standard.. Shankar says, I agree.. Himesh says, We dont want to get into fight.. We have lot of bonding and I would say, “Golden is silence”.. Lets not stretch it more.. Lets keep silence.. Shankar, Himesh and Aadesh leave the stage… ConfusedConfusedConfusedConfused
Kavita says, One should not loose a good singer because of the rules and format of the show.. They should be brought back and asked to sing with other singers by which those who got into the next round and are less deserving will get eliminated…
Tusshar also agrees with Kavita..
Now Aditya says, we dont know what will happen to the decision of these three.. We need to wait until next week
Written by Anuradha from India forums