If eyeballs are all it took, Bigg Boss – or moderately its all-seeing dad or mum Massive Brother – would be the world’s quickest rising faith. For 3 months, folks give themselves over to the actuality present’s all-seeing eye, treating the nightly shenanigans of its contestants as nothing brief of their every day repair, all culminating in a 4-hour lengthy finale the place the subsequent winner is anointed.
As of 2019, as Wikipedia would let you know, Massive Brother has been proven in over 54 franchise nations, as disparate as Saudi Arabia and Canada, Angola and Norway. India alone has Bigg Boss operating in seven totally different languages — Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Bengali, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam. That ought to have made this Sunday fairly particular – the finale of the premium Hindi version of the present, presided over by the host and ‘Bhai’ of Bollywood, Salman Khan. Alas, we’re heading in direction of the finish of a season that got here very near sounding the demise knell on the Hindi franchise. The place, regardless of contestants which had been already standard after they entered the present, duties that pushed the boundary and a snazzy set, shrill fights and cringe alone had been served as leisure.
The present season of Bigg Boss got here throughout extraordinary circumstances. The coronavirus pandemic had cooped us inside our homes for many of 2020, placing a query mark over the format itself. Would the viewers swap on a present the place folks stay like inmates, their each motion captured by the cameras and served to us in a late-night slot.
They had been anticipated to be our surrogates, permitting us to stay our lives vicariously as we continued to remain inside our houses. The women and men chosen, nonetheless, weren’t up to the problem. It was an ‘overperform or perish’ scenario and maybe an excessive amount of for the folks chosen to enter the home. The duties had been taken calmly, and none of them managed to develop into a spotlight. Relationships stayed on the floor, and even fights appeared to be the half-hearted try of an overworked scriptwriter. Other than their incapability to create content material and drama, the contestants didn’t serve any large moments to the devoted. As a hell-raiser from an earlier season, Kashmera Shah put it, “The folks in the Bigg Boss 14 home are solely busy consuming apples and peeling potatoes.”
Maybe realising that they’d set down novices to play the sport of chess, the makers determined to name again the ‘tried and examined’. Whether or not it was the trio of Hina Khan, Sidharth Shukla and Gauahar Khan, dubbed ‘toofani seniors’, or a number of challengers who had been speculated to dial up issues inside the home – the makers needed to look elsewhere to serve the Bigg Boss-style leisure. However in the 14th season of the present, no methods appear to be working as boredom was the ruling emotion.
Amongst the contestants, Rubina Dilaik was speculated to be a TRP puller, a TV bahu who would get a picture makeover below the digicam’s eye. It had been carried out earlier than (Hina Khan) however Rubina lacked that sense of derring-do. Selecting to be the twelfth man each time a job got here up, she even refused to take the problem even when given an choice to save lots of herself. Even the duties she did had been carried out as a favour, and the complaints of how the present was unfair to her had been frequent.
The spoilt brat Nikki Tamboli managed to hog the limelight the second she stepped into the present. When the housemates got an opportunity to solely get ‘seven necessities’ every week, the actor would battle to entry all of it. A firebrand in the starting, she quickly misplaced her edge. Her tagline ‘tum dikhte nahi ho’ turned her personal reality, and he or she was quickly evicted. When she made a comeback, viewers had their hopes excessive however Nikki 2.0 was a special individual altogether.
One contestant who may have received Bigg Boss 14 solely on his character is Aly Goni. Nonetheless, his whole vitality and focus was on Jasmin Bhasin. Having entered the present solely to assist his bestie, Aly quickly received extra hearts than Jasmin herself. When he opted to stroll out with the intention to save his pal, he abruptly turned a nationwide hero. He was quickly introduced again and followers obtained to take pleasure in Aly-Jasmin’s chemistry as the two professed their love for one another. After Jasmin obtained evicted, Aly’s focus shifted to Rahul Vaidya, and tips on how to make him shine. If one can sum up Aly Goni’s journey, it would be finest to cite Saif Ali Khan’s Samar Pratap Singh from Tandav– “Should you can’t be the king, be the kingmaker”.
That brings us to Rakhi Sawant, a favorite of the makers given her presence amped up the scores of an in any other case boring season. The leisure she served was, nonetheless, doubtful at finest. Her repetitive makes an attempt to tease Abhinav Shukla, flirt with Bigg Boss or scare housemates as a spirit ‘Julie’ quickly turned drained. Viewers by no means associated to her journey, and that’s purpose sufficient to drop her off the winner checklist.
After being on our screens for greater than a decade, Bigg Boss was speculated to have matured, made higher by its experiences, studying from its errors. However as Bigg Boss 14 has confirmed, it is bang in the center of its teenage and that is the yr it has chosen to be sullen. With a ‘not ’ written in black and daring on its door, it needs you to maintain out. The query is – will the loyal viewers stand for its tantrums or transfer over to a better-adjusted rival? In any case, there are 54 variations of it on the market!