Sunday, November 28, 2004

Koffee with Karan, anyone?

I watched the second installment of the newly-on-air 'Koffee with Karan' on Friday. I don't know yet whether Mr. Johar has got an Ekta Kapoor fixation or whether it is just a coincidence that his name happens to start with a 'K' and he changed the name of the caffeine concoction to synchronise with it.

Anyway, I think the show is quite amusing to watch. The first episode with Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol was hilarious. Obviously the two guests thought so too because they were in splits themselves for a good length of time. The second episode with Rani Mukherjee and Kareena Kapoor was a bit watered down but interesting nevertheless - I think Karan Johar needs to be careful lest he falls into the boring celebrity talk show mould though. What makes this show different is simply the humour (where Karan spares no expense - apart from asking questions that are designed to provoke the stars, he takes the 'insults' thrown at him by his guests very well) and the genuine vibe that exists between most of his guests. Having grown up on a steady dose of Stardust and Filmfare when I was younger (people do go through their phases, you know!!), this show is particularly entertaining for me because it deconstructs the actors beautifully. I mean, lots of the stuff written in spreads is fiction or at the very least, written with a generous dose of masala - I suppose the paparazzi do have to find some way of selling their magazines. And though the possibility of the actors on the show, well, acting, is not entirely absent, the chance of them doing that with a friend (Karan Johar knows most of the people on his show quite well) is much less. Think of Kareena Kapoor and her repeated 'What is this, yaar?!!' to Karan, especially when he beeped what he called a 'lie-o-meter'!!

Anyway, I laugh through a good part of the show and in a day and age where a rerun of 'Friends' is the only other show that make me laugh a decent amount, that makes 'Koffee with Karan' a success in my eyes!!


1 comment:

Raccoon said...

yeah! I like KWK too..! its more interesting and funny than other talk shows...with Veer Sanghvi's coming close.
though, talking of good serials..you should then catch Sex and the City on HBO.