This is another reality tv music show aired on NDTV imagine, Fri-Sat . I dont know when it started airing but tell you people what.. they have roped in an amazing pool of talent. The concept is different and I am happy to see that the producers have not roped in Jatin & Lalit Pandit and that Abhijeet Bhattacharya.... and that the music director from Allahabad Aadesh Srivastava. Abhijeet and Aadesh are a pain in the ass. There are 3 new faces as judges... Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Ila Arun and Anand Raaj Anand(who is he ??) representating different genres viz.. Sufi, Folk and Filmi... Hmmm as I said different concept and conceived by none other than Gajendra Singh who is regarded as the "mai-baap" of Indian TV relaity scene.
The highlight of the show is not the singers or the set up or the host but it is one of the judges.. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. Oh My God! what a golden voice he has guys.. he usually sings one line and thats it.. the show is a HIT. he sings and your body hair stand at their ends.. for sure. I remember in one of the episodes he sang a few lines of Naina from Omkara and it just swept me off my feet. WAH USTAD WAH! Banda GENIUS che..
Talking about singers.. well you have participants from across the border as well and again amazing singers. I like Ustads camp minus that punju chick and then there is Sharib from Filmi who is the younger brother of Toshi the most popular face on music shows on television. I would rate this show above others simply because there is less of drama and only because you dont have those two assholes.. Abhijit & Aadesh. Though the TRPs would not say so but then this show may is aired on a "baby"... NDTV Imagine.
Watch this show for that Sufi Singers and none other than USTAD bhai! If you are lucky then you ears will be treated to some great singing by USTAD.