Reality show over mythology!

By Hindustan Times

Nowadays, reality shows have been the audience choice of dish in the Television world but the mythological shows also have their own audience.

Show: Dance India Dance 3
Time: Saturday-Sunday, 8.30 pm
Station: Zee TV
Cast: Mithun Chakraborthy, Geeta Kapoor, Remo D’Souza and Terrence Lewis

Kya baat! Kya baat! Kya baat! It would be unfair to talk about this dance show without using this ‘takiyakalam’ frequently yelled by grandmaster actor Mithun Chakraborthy. It’s a relief to have the original format back because after season two, the channel went into several hybrid versions of the show, which didn’t seem to click. The only exception was Dance Indian Dance Li’l Masters, which was as good as the original show, if not better.
The talent the makers have scouted this time is top notch. The dancers appear well-trained right from the first audition. The pace of the show too is just right, not too fast and not slow. The packaging is interesting. There are emotional, happy and glum moments in the right proportions between the judges and the contestants. The audition episodes were designed particularly well. The judging trio is back together after a long time and that brings a lot of energy on to the show. The set has been designed well and it appears spacious. And Mithun is, well, Mithun. Overall, a good and a must-watch on weekends!

What we like
Transparency maintained by judges when their students appear as contestants
Mithun Chakraborthy… need we say more?

We don’t like
The original Friday-Saturday timings were better
Rating: ****

Show: Devon Ke Dev Mahadev
Time: 8 pm, daily
Station: Life Ok
Cast: Mouni Roy and others

Different people have different reasons to tune into a mythological show. Sometimes, it’s the deity being spoken about or the events in mythological history. And sometimes, it’s purely the way a story is being narrated. We tuned in because of the way the story is told, and the background music, which has been blended excellently with the visuals. The Shiv Shlokas (poetry) used throughout the capsule deserve a special mention because somehow they leave the viewer with goose bumps. However, animation used could have been a lot better. The performances are okay and the costumes remind one of Ekta Kapoor’s Mahabharat, where everyone looked like they belonged to the Roman Empire. The set is lavish. The story moves at a decent pace. This show is for ‘bhakts’(devotees) of Lord Shiva.

What we like
Amalgamation of background score with visuals
The sets

We don’t like
Costumes
Performances, dialogue could be better.
Rating: **1/2

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