Monday, October 15, 2007

‘Highs and Lows’ of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa this week : Part 2

Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa's first performance for Friday's theme of Disco and Cha Cha...kick starts with Mini Mathur and Hemu doing the cha cha on the Jeetendra's famous (badminton) song ' Dhal gaya din...ho gayi shaam' from Humjoli. Mini Mathur dressed in white and red, swayed to the remix version, which tempted the ‘Jumping Jack’ Jeetuji to come on stage and dance to the song. Mini in true Jeetuji style says, "Cha cha was done first by our very own Jeetuji and our dance is a tribute to him" But the funniest thing was that even after this brilliant performance from Mini and Hemu, the judges were too miserly when it came to awarding points.
Instead, these were the comments that Mini got from the Jury. Urmila said "Mini, you are looking like a doll", Jeetendra said "Choreography wise it was much better than what we originally did in the song, beautiful and well synchronised" . Perfectionist Shiamak points out and says "Cha Cha as a dance form does not have too many lifts, I want to see more dance".The twist in the tale was that, all the jodis who performed on Cha Cha had the same lifts and jumps in their acts! So how is there a variation in points?

Thursday, September 13, 2007


Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Dancing with the stars is a unique reality-based dance format show that brings together celebrities from different walks of life such as sports, films, fashion and music to perform with professional dance partners on a highly competitive stage. The contestants will perform before a live studio audience and of course the entire viewing public. They are going to dance with the same amount of passion and professionalism that made them the achievers they are today. The show is produced by Synergy Communications (makers of Kaun Banega Crorepati) and Theatre Red for SET in India. The show whose format is owned by BBC, has been a huge success across 27 countries like Britain, America, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, to name a few. These celebrities will be paired with their highly skilled dance partners who are accomplished dancers. They will train, support and complement the celebrities some of whom may never have danced before. Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Dancing with the stars will invite viewers to vote for their favourite contestant jodi. The voting pattern will follow a 50:50 ratio for judges and audience. One celebrity pair with the lowest scores will be eliminated each week. Voting lines will be open for five days starting from the day of the performance.