TV Show Review | Bigg Boss 6: Not enough to justify the 'alag che' funda

Weekends just got curious, anxious and exciting! Televison’s biggest nonfiction property Bigg Boss is back with the bigger and (promised) better season 6. The opening episode of the show was one thing that people compromised their Sunday’s for! The curiosity of knowing the contestants, the first look of the Bigg Boss house and entertainment by Salman Khan all made the perfect dinner menu for a Sunday television viewing experience.
The opening montage was done very differently, with the Bigg Boss ‘picture’ hall showing ‘houseful’ boards and this promised some true sense creativity this season. ‘Salman bhai’, as he is fondly called, had a grand song and dance entry giving the opening a perfect entertaining start. Though the stage looked too gaudy with flashy lights and equally flashily dressed background dancers. A major disappointment came from the title track of the show. We think that the previous season had a better foot-tapping number than this one.
The interest sets in with the first look of the house. The house seemed simple and done up very interestingly. The inclusions of the hand-pump, the 3 wise monkeys in the garden area, the ‘panic room’ may add that little angle of humour and curiosity as to what and how it may be utilised. With over 70 cameras looking over the 15 contestants 24x7, other inclusions this season include the parrot ‘Radhe’ and the fish. The colours and the symmetry used in the interiors are unusual with bright red, sober white, grey and black and the lively yellow. We wonder how celebrities would manage on the not-so-spacious sunflower bed!
Speaking of celebrities, the list of the inmates is also a little unexpected. The entry of the first celeb, cricketing whiz Navjot Singh Sidhu was a ‘googly’ by Salman Khan with a musical performance by singer Daler Mahendi. The other celebs include actor Vrajesh Hirjee, TV vamps Urvashi Dholakia and Aashka Goradia, the official ‘naagin’ of TV Sayantani Ghosh, model and south Indian actress Sana Khan who was caught under the ‘Yeh toh bada toing hai’ commercial controversy of a premium inner ware brand. Interestingly, controversial cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, (who promised a transparent and a ‘democratic show’), hairstylists Sapna Bhavnani and 'desi girl' Sampat Pal of the 'Gulabi Gang' fame and the ‘common man’ Kashif Quereshi bring in the non-acting / stardom angle to the show and promise some ‘real life’ twists. The Bhojpuri actor – singer Nirahua seems too uninspiring to add sizzle to the show, unlike ‘bhaiya’ Ravi Kishan who caught fame with when he echoed 'zindagi jhand ba phir bhi ghamand ba' in season 1 of Bigg Boss. A million heart attacks were saved when Himesh Reshammiya, who we thought was a participant in the show, was kind enough to announce that actually he’s was there just to entertain. Models Niketan Madhok and Karishma Kotak seem too passive and too involved in the 'prim and proper' ways to impress the inmates. But we believe that the biggest bets for this season are the recently separated couple Rajeev Paul and Delnaz Irani who, from the first look if the show, look like they are forced to face each other in the show.
Rani Mukerji was also seen at the opening episode of the show promoting her upcoming flick ‘Aiyyaa’, who got Salman Khan doing some belly – dance!
Having said all this, with an unusual mix of contestants and a sleek Bigg Boss house, the first episode is not enough to justify the ‘alag che’ funda. Team Adgully gives the opening episode of the ‘Bigg Boss’ of reality shows a hopeful 3 stars out of 5. Even if all things fail, we've still got and Salman Khan, who is now the highest paid TV host in India, to offer somthing ‘alag’ when he comes to our living rooms on the weekends! | By Ankita Tanna [ankita(at)]

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