Friday, May 30, 2008

An Orkut Conversation with a SAREGAMAPA Fan



We use the word 'fan' so often that we forget that it's short for 'fanatic'. Reproducing here, a short conversation between me and a SAREGAMAPA 'fan' on the networking site – 'Orkut'. It is so fresh that I haven't had the time to analyse whether this conversation is hilarious or tragic or part of a black comedy.

Sourabh Kulkarni:

i think something has gone wrong. coz, we all have seen megafinal of saregamapa. and u were interviewed by mr.atul, but all we didnt understand, how mr.limbekar stood as mahagayak?even he didnt have a voice quality, and he was singing only gramin songs,on the other hand, mahesh sir was at his best, why did u not disqualify mr.limbekar at time of auditions?waiting 4 ur reply.


Kaushal:

it's your opinion, sourabh and you're entitled to it. If Mr Limbekar got through to the finals, I would have looked like a fool disqualifying him right at the auditions, wouldn't I? Secondly, good music is something beyond individual tastes. So I assure you my friend that nothing has gone wrong except for the fact some other people may think different from what you think. So take it easy!


Sourabh Kulkarni:

in one of ur interviews, u told, u were also expecting a pair of Mahesh & sangita chitale, but all the dice went wrong marginally.Let me question u, if Mr. mutalik would have stood up as mahagayak along with Mrs. chitale, would zee marathi have had any problem?also, at the time of declaration, even they didnt announce the scores, that might tellu the story of partiality.i am not blaiming u, also Mr.limbekar was weakest with his pronunciations and still he is mahagayayak, that will really affect TRP, that is why, zee has assassinated the tallent, waiting 4 ur reply

Sourabh Kulkarni:

no doubt, good music is somewhere beyond the cards, but intellectual people like Mr.mutalik, Anandsagar pathak, got biggest setback. I have no objection abt zee marathi' policy, yr temperament, but one thing is quite conspiquous,instead of brahmin people getting uplifted, they r badly pulled off, dont know , who is accountable for that

Sourabh Kulkarni:

one thing, Mr.Salil and Mrs. Ashatai, the were phenomenal with their duty. I was shocked, when Mr.salil desired mr.limbekar to be a mahagayak. They both r brahmins, they should have uplifted mr. mutalik & Pathak. We all wasted our more than 4 hrs in watching that preplanned show. same thing was also happened with MANGESH BORGAONKAR, Mr. kosambi also moved as mahagayak even he did not deserve it. Situation was different, when u were mentor for one of the schedules. That schedule had all the brahmin candidates,that is why, mahagayak was always going to be a brahmin. again zee went partial, when they selected Mrs.bhaisanmade neglecting sayali panase.hence, they r doing it incessantly

Sourabh Kulkarni:

waiting for yr reply

Kaushal:

I think you are wrong and I don't want to answer such a venomous comment. We look at music and not whether it is sung by a brahmin or not. And let me remind you that zee does not select the mahagayak. It is people like you who send in their smses. Why are you insistent on making this a casteist issue? Salil Kulkarni and Asha Khadilkar are honest musicians who see music as their religion. There is no place for caste there. Why should they uphold only brahmins? If you're shocked, it's entirely your problem. Please bear in mind that this is my last communication to you on this issue. If you think you have wasted your time, simply don't watch the show. It's an easy solution, isn't it?