With her fine attitude during the show and presentation of variety
mixed with creativity offered through her performance,
Mrunmayee Deshpande seems to be the favourite among the
Apsaras in the Ekapeksha Ek reality show on
Zee Marathi. One can
understand the fierce competition among the remaining Apsaras
for the crown, but looking at the performance of Mrinmayee so
far, she has been inviting attention of her growing fans with
her diversity in selection of songs and costumes.
fame girl has been the most popular TV artiste on MMW site, for
the number of responses she invited on her
interview published last
year. It only indicated that she has a great fan following, whom
she will not disappoint in the coming episodes of this reality
show. The progress of the serial 'Kunku'
is only because of her popularity in that character of Janaki.
Though Zee Marathi has been able to catch up with the viewers
with this reality show, their talk show at prime time 'Khupte
Tithe Gupte' on Fridays and Saturdays is moving down in
popularity with not so impressive show during the week. Their
other reality show 'Marathi
Paul Padate Pudhe' has just begun and it remains to be seen
how many deserving local Marathi people with talent, get an
exposure through this show.
There is nothing much to be reported on current Marathi serials,
as none of them have the capacity to keep the audience engaged.
The same old methods of Good v/s Bad are adopted through
inception of different characters from time to time. And, in the
recent times we find more negative characters stepping in with
good looks, only to show that evil has an edge over good. So,
what message are they passing to the society? Or, are they
testing the patience of the audience, especially the housewives.
On the news front, this week some news channels highlighted
Supreme Court Justice A.K. Ganguly's statement on Mr. Vilasrao
Deshmukh's elevation as a Minister in a reshuffle of the Central
cabinet. While addressing lawyers and activists at a two-day
conference on 'Gender Concern in Conflict Zones' in Mumbai. Mr
Ganguly had criticized the Government, saying "It is sad and
shocking to see how the government allows and appreciates such
ministers. Not only that, and also gives them a Cabinet post. It
is not a dignified act, I would call it a shameless act."
Incidentally, these news channels had brought this act of Mr.
Deshmukh to the notice of viewers only last month, a little
before the cabinet reshuffle.
During the week, Star Majha brought out a report on their sting
operation against those shops selling Cigarettes and Gutkha near
schools in the suburbs of Mumbai. They literally showed how
these items were sold within just few meters distance away from
the school, when existence of such shops itself within that
radius was banned. The operation showed the shopkeeper openly
selling such items to the kids. This operation by the channel
did send a strong message to the authorities, who ignored such
happenings in the society. This Moral policing carried out by
the channel under the title 'Operation Baby Killer' was a
welcome move in investigative journalism.
by Ulhas Shirke © MMW