The Jhalak family went out of their way last weekend by giving out some amazing filmy performances, and now it was time to get all dramatic! The challenge for the week being Nautanki, the contestants decided to make sure they disguise themselves in such a way that the stage is set and re-set on fire after every act!
Drama hit the stage with an Afro act performed by Drashti and Salman, dressed up as birds. Amazing postures, such perfect disguise and great choreography made their act very eye catching. Knowing this couple’s improvement graph so far, their performance was appreciated and they scored 30 on 30. Following them were Karanvir and Sneha, with a Laavni act. Karanvir turned ‘Kavya’ took breaths away with a hot booty shake and really great Lavni moves. Finally moving on from his ‘24’ fixation, Karanvir broke his own record as the duo scored 27 on 30.
Up next were Sonali and Sumanth who ‘Mickey Mouse’d they’re way around with a perfect blend of Freestyle, Garba and Hip-Hop. This chhota packet bada dhamaka duo has never failed to make the audience go Wow when they perform, and neither do they let the judges down. They swirled away a 29.
Factually, never has it ever happened that a girl has donned the avatar of Lord Shiva on screen, but here it was finally. Mukti Mohan took this competition to another level by performing a Tandav as Lord Shiva and shook the audience as well as the judges with her brilliant act. Talk about expressions, energy or even strength, Mukti had it all and in the right order. She stole the limelight with her performance, including a lift where she lifted her partner Shashank, who is her new choreographer as Altaf has been injured. This couple surely could not leave the stage without a 30 on 30.
The danger zone had both the wild card contestants Karan Patel and Mantra to do the Jaan ke liye Dance. Mantra was eliminated this weekend.
The D Day cast Arjun Rampal and Rishi Kapoor along with the singing sensation Mika Singh visited Jhalak to promote their film. As a tribute to Rishi Kapoor, the Jhalak celebrities presented a small performance as a medley of his songs at the end of the episode.
Siddharth Shukla’s partner Sonia unfortunately injured herself and has been replaced by Moina. Siddharth and Moina gave a Robotics performance and Moina was appreciated for her choreography. As the judges also said, she cleverly choreographed the act in a way that his strengths were shown and his weaknesses were not touched. Another one to break his own record with hard work this week, this couple scored 26 on 30. After this robotic act, it was time for a Freestyle combined with Acrobacia act by the ‘behrupiya’ as Madhuri calls him. Yes, Shaan and Marischa did what they have been doing all this time, which is killing in disguise. If I could, I would suggest a special Jhalak trophy to Marischa for the most Conceptually Intelligent performances. This duo makes a great team and this act got them a 27 on 30.
The act after this one was that act which not only excelled in all possible parameters that dance can be judged on, but also stood out as a salute to the human ability to express. I had thought that Punit Pathak and Lauren Gottleib had left no stone unturned to entertain their audience, but I was wrong. This contemporary performance by the couple was one speechless act! The choreography was swift and not a single beat of the song had been missed, every beat and word had an emotion being expressed through a step. While Remo said,” Hats off”, Karan said that this is the best performance ever on Jhalak. Lauren’s ability to emote through dance got the much deserved salute as well and the couple, without any further ado, scored 30 on 30.
Karan Patel and Sharmishtha came next with a Paso Doble performance. With chess as a background, their choreography didn’t stand as strong as it should have. The concept required a stronger fight between the black and white which would have stood out much better and clearer if the choreography was crisp enough. The duo scored 23 on 30.
Sana and Tushar were the last to take over the stage, Freestyling the dramatic way. Their act was entertaining, as they had a lot of costume changing right there. With good choreography and great confidence, this couple scored 27 on 30.
This was a weekend full of drama, style and dance. With 3 pairs scoring full marks, we can surely see that the competition is getting tougher. Time for the contestants to show some more Jhalak of their potential to roll us over!