It’s sequel v/s sequel...

Catch our take on this weeks new TV shows; the second editions of Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega and Kahani Chandrakanta Ki.
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Updated on Jun 27, 2011 03:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRachana Dubey, Mumbai

Show: Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega
Station: Sony Entertainment
Time: 9 pm, weekdays
Cast: Farah Khan, Anu Mallik and talents

Thank god, the makers of this show have learnt a lesson from the previous season, which was a disaster. This time, the show actually goes to another level in a lot of respects.

Taking it from the top, the judges, Anu Mallik and Farah Khan, seem refreshed and are entertaining on their own. Their jokes, revelry, chemistry and enthusiasm help the show a lot. Mona Singh and Vishal Malhotra show improvement too.

In terms of format, the show, for once, moves out of the studio too. It’s a welcome change but at the same time, it also reminds one of Khatron Ke Khiladi because a lot of outdoor shoots are stunt-based. The acts are nothing of the kind you haven’t seen on a format called ‘Got Talent’. But eventually, the performers do make an effort to ensure everything comes across with a factor of novelty.

What we like
Judges, and the innovative themes and outdoor shoots

What we don’t like
Resemblance with Khatron Ke Khiladi and Got Talent

Show: Kahani Chandrakanta Ki
Station: Sahara One
Time: 8 pm
Cast: Shikha Swaroop and company

The first edition of this show came two decades ago and worked with the DD audience. This edition of the fantasy-drama airs on a general entertainment channel, and doesn’t work in several departments because the entire package looks outdated.

In an age when everyone, from detectives to bahus, on the tube have gone tech-savvy, this show talks about ayyars, behroopiyas, weirdly-dressed daasis, servants and soldiers trying to protect her royal highness.

With great displeasure, we’ll have to announce to the producers and the channel that this is something that, at least in terms of quality viewing, doesn’t work.

The idea of the show seems boring now and one can’t resist changing the channel. There’s lot of hamming in the performances.

The costumes are confused because the designers don’t know whether the show is contemporary or mythological. The dialogue sounds ancient. It would have been nicer if the producers let us be with the memories of the old show that had something called novelty.

What we like
Producer and channel’s courage to bring the show back

What we don’t like
Bad costumes, confused storyline and boring package

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