Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6 review: A mix of awesome dancers and clumsy non-dancers!

Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6: A mix of awesome dancers and clumsy non-dancers!

The sixth season of JDJ started with quite a bang as all the three judges grooved on the prestigious dance platform

This time around stand-up comedian Kapil Sharma monkeys around with Manish Paul on the Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6 stage. And for the grand introduction episode there was Ranbir Kapoor to give some serious competition to these two clowns. While RK claimed to be plain bored of doing the towel dance on sundry shows, he got a tad innovative on JDJ and replaced the towel with a bar of soap that he gave a ludicrous name (the Sabun dance) to, even as Shaan crooned Jabse mere naina – the track from Saawariya, that first film that had some contribution in catapulting RK to fame.

But apart from silly one-liners and ridiculous jokes, we would love to list the highlights of the show – moments that would want to make us want to tune in to Jhalak again, and keep a tab on what’s happening on that star-studded grooving podium. Madhuri Dixit dancing with Kathak maestro Pandit Birju Maharaj left us mesmerised. Remo’s tribal dance act, acquainting the viewers with all the choreographers, was a high-octane performance, fierce and fabulous, with the raw appeal that made it an energetic hip-hop jungle jig. Drashti Dhami and Salman Yusuff Khan – the eye candy couple – opened the show with their romantic performance waltz. The Madhubala babe needed to be lighter on her feet, remarked the king of technique Remo D’Souza, who reassured her that when a choreographer like Sal is with her, there’s absolutely nothing to fear.

The Deols – Dharmendra, Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol made a dhamakedaar appearance on the show to promote their new film Yamla Pagla Deewana 2. While Sunny and Mads recreated the Tridev magic by shaking a leg or two on Main teri mohabbat mein, veteran star Dharmendra spiced up the episode by dancing with contestant Shweta Tiwari.

Aarti Chhabria was all irritating as she kept repeating ‘I’ve worked super hard’. So what gal, everyone has! But her saucy bachata was enough to overlook all of that. And as for firangi Loren…as Karan says, she danced like a typical Bollywood heroine despite arriving from the land of milk and honey, the USA. She is without a single trace of doubt a strong contender, but this strong dancer might lose votes because not many know her, except perhaps as the heroine of Remo’s ABCD and a contestant on the American TV show So You Think You Can Dance. But if you have noticed, she’s playing her cards quite right;  in fact, she’s started to shuffle and scatter them in the right direction. “Hum Jhalak mein ek baar aate hai, ek baar perform karte hain, aur jeet te bhi ek baar hi hai,” she said, gazing in KJo’s direction, with her own version of the director’s Kuch Kuch Hota Hai dialogue. Great way to get noticed, gal!

And for God’s sake, what is Suresh Menon doing on the show? Is he here to fool around and be the comic element? And Shaan, stop killing us with all that cuteness – unfortunately all that charm is working like black magic, more than enough to put us right off!

Wethinks the fun and spontaneous element is missing; and by ‘fun’ we don’t mean Manish and Kapil’s unhinged stupidity. The contestants should loosen up, stop the ‘I have worked hard’ thing a 100 times a minute business and everyone needs to get down to some serious rivalry and dancing.

Rating: 3 out of 53 Star Rating

Reviewed by Deboshree Ghosh

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  • SANJANA DSOUZA

    Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa 6 is a tremendous dancing show.Most of them are celebreties n the most interesting fact is that madhubala or drashti dhami is participating n madhuri dixit is judging.i don`t miss any dance show specially JDJ bcoz it is my fvrte dance show n then nach baliye. love u n best of luck to drashti dhami luv uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu.

  • Aryaan Aslam

    Excuse me, Lauren is the best dancer of Jhalak Dikhla Jaa. Judges are definitely playing favourites. Drashti’s ‘extraordinary’ Afro dance, wasn’t even up to Lauren’s ‘Shama Parwana’ act. Madhuri, Remo and Karan are definitely being fair but they’re definitely playing favourites. Drashti’s even apart of the ‘Colours’ family (Madhubala: Ek Ishq Ek Junoon), and I’m sure Drashti will win ‘JDJ6′ because of her popularity and unfair scores. Mukti, Lauren and Sana should be in the grand finale, but it will never happen, because of Drashti’s biased and unfair judging.

  • Bhaavna

    I had watched Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa till the end. However, the final result was quite disappointing. I am not concerned about who won but it was not conducted in an impartial manner. All participants were not given equal amount of time to receive votes. When I came to know that voting lines were available only till 9.30 p.m. and Drashti was the first one to perform, I could guess who the winner would be. There was no need to wait for results and I did not.

    It was obvious that Lauren was purposefully asked to perform in the end with no time left for voting in order to preclude her from getting votes.
    **** HIGHLY DISAPPOINTING RESULTS. ****
    If it was decided to declare Drashti as the winner, there was no need to carry the show for this long. It SHOULD BE NOTED that viewers are very smart and intelligent and can rightly guess what was going behind the camera******

  • Bhaavna

    I had watched Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa till the end. However, the final result was quite disappointing. I am not concerned about who won but it was not conducted in an impartial manner. All participants were not given equal amount of time to receive votes. When I came to know that voting lines were available only till 9.30 p.m. and Drashti was the first one to perform, I could guess who the winner would be. There was no need to wait for results and I did not.

    It was obvious that Lauren was purposefully asked to perform in the end with no time left for voting in order to preclude her from getting votes.
    **** HIGHLY DISAPPOINTING RESULTS. ****
    If it was decided to declare Drashti as the winner, there was no need to carry the show for this long. It SHOULD BE NOTED that viewers are very smart and intelligent.


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