Television Review: Nach Baliye 7 – Forced Drama That Puts You Off

star plus-16It’s laced with forced controversies, it’s laced with force melodrama and it’s laced with forced humour; well, we are talking about Nach Baliye Season 7, that premiered a couple of weeks ago on Star Plus.

Nach Baliye was one show that was always known for it’s dance. In fact, it’s one show that set the ball rolling for all the other dance reality shows, but unfortunately, this season has everything else but dancing.

Nach Baliye Season 7 has everything right, from the contestants to the judges, from the anchors to the way the show has been promoted. The only thing that messes it all up is the format, as this one is neither Bigg Boss nor it is Nach Baliye.

One has to give it to the makers for getting real life couples on board, something that was missing from the past few seasons, but the entire format is such a put off that it hardly leaves room for any entertainment.

The contestants are so busy in their tasks that they hardly get time to rehearse and this shows when they are actually performing in the gala. Some fumble, some are so executed, while some barely manage to finish their acts.

Some of the dance performances are a bit too mechanical, while most of the contestants do not seem to enjoy much while performing and want to just get over and done with it as soon as possible.

Couples like Himmanshoo Malhotra and Amruta Khanvilkar, Karishma Tanna and Upen Patel, Sana Saeed and Deepesh Sharma, and last but not the least Nandish Sandhu and Rashami Desai are a treat to watch, but then they too end by messing up their performances, all thanks to lack of practice as they are busy during the week performing the juvenile love challenges given to them.

Preity Zinta and Marzi Pastronji are endearing and an absolute delight. However, Chetan Bhagat is too wannabe and most of the time painful.

All said and done, it’s sad, to see such a show, with such a lineage stoop to gimmicks like this. One should have just stuck to the format of Nach Bailey as this one looks forced and tacky.

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