Friday, August 26, 2005

100 chances of seeing the same face

The number of channels in India have exploded. But has anything changed fundamentally.
I still see the same faces who were around when I become a TV buff thanks to the pursuit of a boring engineering degree .
Shekhar Suman stole viewers' hearts with Dekh Bhai Dekh as Somu. A brilliant sitcom with great casting. The same Shekhar Suman now desperately tries to be comic on a few new comedy shows on Star One and looks stale and boring.
Sajid Khan is still around. He started with his Ikke pe Ikka on Zee Cinema. And his best probably was 'Kehne mein kya harj hai' on Sony where he used to review movies and pull up everyone in Bollywood. He then went into hiding since he overdid the parody and the flimsy egos of the industry were hurt. Then he made amends and latched on to SAB TV. And now he is back on Super Sale on Star One which vaguely reminds me of Tol Mol Ke Bol one of the earliest shows on Zee TV. What a full circle the circus has come to.
Javed Jaffrey was brilliant in his shows on Channel V in the late 90s. Flashback and Rewind were the best film based shows and his takeoffs on Pran and yesteryear heros was good. He alongwith his brother Naved and friend Ravi Behl gave us Boogie Woogie which was enjoyable for a long time thanks to the ready wit of the hosts and slick presentation. Today the entire set of characters is back on Kaboom a new dance show with Prabhu Deva.
I would not mind if someone got some brilliant TV actors of yesteryears.....Rajit Kapur, Pankaj Kapur ...SRK ??

2 Comments:

At 9:57 AM, Blogger sandy said...

hi
i 2 would love 2 c some new faces .... sidhu getting in2 anchoring was/is bakwas....
but nothing wrong in trying...
bye

 
At 11:37 AM, Blogger Parth said...

Remember the days of good old Tabassum in Phool Khile Hai Gulshan Gulshan. The first anchor of note. I did like Javed's gags on V, but the rest just come and go. You can tell me more, but now all the new VJs are English spouting hep-dressed girls and guys and are famous. Wonder where the Shekhar Suman's of the world fir in here

 

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