Wednesday, March 02, 2005

The Idol Mania...!!!

Tension!!! thats what prevails in our flat now. My roomies are all anxiety personified. Words can't describe the emotional turmoil these people are going through and the pain they are experiencing mentally and physically.

Me: Chalo Yaar! Khana kha lethe hain...
My Roomie: You go ahead, i can't eat now. My fingers are crossed...
I look at his fingers. They are all really crossed and piled one on the other!

No, none of them are awaiting Chartered Accountancy exam results or any thing like that (Talking of the CA exam, i am reminded of the following joke. Written on one of the walls in Hyderabad: "Jesus Neve Fails!". Some one wrote next to it, "Ask him to go take CA exam!").

And before you wonder too much, let me clarify. It's the Indian Idol mania thats shaking my flat so much. With the final episode telecasted, now my roomies are too tensed to know who will become Indian Idol. And they have to wait one whole week to know that. I only pray to god to keep them alive till next saturday so that they can uncross their fingers and eat something.

And they are not alone. I have many friends and colleagues who are taken by this mania. But thats the power media has. Its just another example of how mass media can influence people just by creating hype about something. Singing contests are nothing new on TV channels. And the credit should go to ZEE for Sa Re Ga Ma which i say is one of the best programs ever conceived on indian channels. And to say, the quality of singers and music is far better than in any of these over-hyped programs. But who cares! As long as mobile service providers churn money from those frenzied SMS senders, they wouldn't mind sponsoring many more such programs. And Yeah, not only Shilpa Shetty and Susmita Sen, we will also get to see Mallika Sherawath and Neha Dhupia offering their expert opinions on music in future!!!

6 Comments:

Blogger surya said...

yeah...really crazy...I see many people discussing about this in many online communities..

The program is not worth. Sa Re Ga Ma is really class... it gave us singers like Sonu Nigam, Shaan..etc...

It is just another Jassi...too much hype and nothing worth it...like an Aishwarya Rai movie....

03 March, 2005 19:58  
Blogger Anupama Viswanathan said...

True enough..that there is all the hype going behind producing shows on TV channels..They just keep the viewers hooked on...and they would do anything for TRPs...Crazy and big bad world out there! I somehow feel these channels restrict children from exploring so many other possibilities..They always sit glued to the idiot box.

03 March, 2005 23:12  
Blogger Miss J said...

American Idol is such a craze, people suffer from idol fever here. I agree Sa Re Ga Ma is the best music program in Hindi television.

04 March, 2005 07:34  
Blogger Vani Viswanathan said...

Hahaha...
so this stupid madness going on in India also? good that most chennai-ites can't see it!
you shd've seen the hype for it in singapore...it was so much that even i used to watch it in the mobile tvs in the buses, and to the dissapointment of the people a "good lukin" guy was voted out(but he sang really well actually!)...sadly i didn't know the judges, so i couldn't see if they were "qualified" enough like our "modelling" judges!!!

04 March, 2005 16:17  
Blogger Amrita said...

You r right sriram,
Even my father is anxiously awaiting the results of the Indian Idol. But crazier than this is the crossing of fingers when a match between India and pakistan is held. Don't you think so?

07 March, 2005 07:31  
Blogger Harish Sivaramakrishnan said...

cant agree more to your view sreeram.. Farah khan judging musical talen of people!!!

11 August, 2005 03:57  

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