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  • Narendra 9:57 am on May 7, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Aamir Khan, Priya Tendulkar, Rajani, Satyamev Jayate, SMS, Television, Television in India   

    5 things I Like and Dislike about ‘Satyamev Jayate’ 

    After all the hype and build up, Aamir Khan finally made his Television debut with ‘ Satyamev Jayate ‘. Here are 5 things which I liked and Disliked about the show.

    LIKE

    1) Content: Star actor exploits his mass popularity to addresses social issues. That’s a first on Indian Television, though the show in itself doesn’t do anything path breaking, there were few shows in the past which have addressed social issues ( who can forget Priya Tendulkar‘s ‘Rajani’ ) but I liked the content which was all pruned up.

    2) No Melodrama: The first few minutes gave me scare that this show is just one of those suckers of emotions but luckily theysatyamev_jayate didn’t  go deep into the sob stories ( though enough tears were shed, just about bearable ). Also, Aamir didn’t go overboard with melodramatic or “filmy”  lines, sanity prevailed and hey, no crazy background music to heighten the drama 🙂

    3) Guest is the star of the show: Aamir maintained a low profile through out the show and allowed his guests to take the center stage. This is normal in Talk shows but for a superstar to take the back seat needs some guts, Big hand to Aamir for that.

    4) Well Researched: Aamir’s team has done awesome amount of research which clearly comes through in the show, no gas, no nonsense, just facts, they presented meaningful data along with good stories from different strata’s of the society which is really terrific.

    5) Duration: Initially I felt 1.5 hours is going to be too long but after the first 15 minutes, the show kept up a good pace, none of the sessions were extended and Ad breaks weren’t annoyingly lengthy. Overall a good show and 90 minutes well invested.

    DISLIKE

    1) ‘ Aamir’ the Actor: I’m sure most of us would agree that Aamir was strictly following the script, he didn’t come out to be natural. unlike BIG B and SRK who establish great connection with the audience, courtesy their charm and zest, Aamir clearly lacks the aura, I found him little out of sorts. I’m not saying he has to make us ROFL but he didn’t seem to connect well with the audience.

    2) Poor production value: Something isn’t right about the show. I felt it was badly edited, usually we have these portion where the guest is welcomed onto the stage but here all of a sudden you find the guest on the couch, Aamir is magically transported from the stair to the couch,  that is poor editing. The stage erected was strictly ordinary, a ridiculous looking sofa and a round table, the props used in the show were disappointing and the customary SMS bhejo scheme, I mean can’t you do something different ?

    3) Paid Audience: What was the audience doing? other than shedding tears, they were left at sea. Aamir needs to quickly learn few tricks from BIG B in getting the audience involved. You can’t have 100 odd people in a room and make no use of them, for me that’s a cardinal sin. Pity the Audience.

    4) Nothing tangible: During the show, Aamir said he would write a letter to the CM of Rajasthan, so why waste time ? why didn’t he just write a letter in front of  us and mail it? why wait for our SMSes? After all he could have sent a follow up mail with our SMS thingy little later. He had a great opportunity to do something positive but EoD I felt he did what our netas do, promise and escape. where’s the accountability? will we ever know if he’s actually going to send a mail?

    5) Low on creativity – Satayamev Jayate team needs to package old wine in new bottle else they would miss out on younger audience. The first episode gave me an impression that the show aimed at middle aged people, younger lot had nothing for them. I know he’s dealing with social issues but that doesn’t mean one has to come out brooding and throw in stats, tell me which youth is interested in all that ?

     

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  • Narendra 9:29 pm on February 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Bruce Lee, , Enter the Dragon, Hong Kong, Kung Fu, Martial arts, , , Television   

    Enter the dragon…forget about returning 

    During the Innings break of today’s Pakistan-Sri Lanka game unlike most days I was scanning other channels. I stopped at WB films. Bruce Lee’s “Enter the dragon” had just started. I have seen this movie few times before, in fact I wanted to give it a miss tonight however, five minutes into it, my mouth was half open, I was stuck. *sheepishly smiling* I could neither move away from my seat nor flip the channel. After the first 30 minutes I had no choice, I was enslaved by this brilliant piece of Cinema.

    I was totally hooked to the Television, I some how managed to grab a pouch of potato chips and a large glass of orange juice, that’s all I remember. For the next 1 hour or so, I was teleported into Mr.Han’s Island along with Lee, Williams and Roper. Movie holds such a simple premise, it has been exploited in so many yesteryear Indian movies. Anyways, back to Bruce Lee 🙂

    The fire in his eyes, body language and the Qi flowing through his body in those dramatic action sequences, WOW! exhilarating stuff *speechless, in search of superlatives, please help me*. No other Kung-fu star has such a powerful on-screen impact as Lee. Take a bow to Mr.Bruce Lee. *bowing in awe*

    Here a few outstanding fight sequences from his movies. Watch them. Enjoy them. Treasure them.

     

    1. Way of the dragon

     

    2. Fist of Fury

     

    3. Enter the dragon

     

     

    Why don’t you share your favorite Kung-fu action sequences? that will be fun.

     

     

     
    • Rajiv 9:40 pm on February 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      no doubt abt it… and I know what scene you r glued too 😉

      • Narendra 10:12 pm on February 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        yyaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy…Sach mein bhai mazaa aa gaya…now glued to the match…expecting tight finish..mummmyyyyyyyyyyyy

        • sufiaz 11:30 pm on February 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          ok ill watch this one 😀 couldnt take me eyes off the match tho 🙂

          • Narendra 11:35 pm on February 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            awwwwwhhhhhhhhhhh I understand
            YOur team provided great entertainment with some variety of fielding bloopers…however, I dun want to spoil this moment ( looks like I have already dampened it )… Chalo…. yyyyaaaaaaaaaayyyy for Pak…………..yaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy for lala

            • sufiaz 11:47 pm on February 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

              lol…whats new? 😉 why do u think r bowlers r so good at ukharofying wickets? 😉 they have to…they cant rely on the fielders 😀 imagine, how good the bowlers must be 😛 with such fielders, they still got eight out of 10 🙂

              • Narendra 11:55 pm on February 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

                Amazing….happy for you…good result for your team
                Enjoy the moment,girl

    • Leianne 10:32 pm on February 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      this is actually one of my favorite movies of all time, love love love it so much!

      • Narendra 10:46 pm on February 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Ohhh…u guys share the same name as well ^^

        • Leianne 10:57 pm on February 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          Ah yes,hihi! It’s actually my nickname which was given someone special, based it on him since he knew I’m into Taoism 😉

          • Narendra 11:03 pm on February 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            Sweet ^^
            Be happy…very happy…u got a legend’s nickname…Ooooohhhwaaa! 🙂

            • Leianne 12:06 am on February 27, 2011 Permalink | Reply

              Oh I am, 🙂

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