21 Jun 2008

SPLITSVILLA

i was watching this show on MTV called Splitsvilla. its quite an interesting concept where 20 girls try to woo 2 boys, and its being hosted by Ranvijyay, the winner of the first Roadies. the first two episodes were fairly interesting and the characters of all these twenty girls [not very interesting, if you ask me] and the two boys have come out quite clearly by now.

Varun Saini, one of the Splitsvilla boys [who was also seen in this season of the roadies], is exactly like some of the wannabe, stupid, shallow, effeminate looking boys i know. in every episode he feels some 'connection' with a different girl, depending on who looks 'hot' to him. from what i've seen of him in Splitsvilla, the only quality that excites him in a girl is how 'hot' she looks. he rarely appreciates the girls for the effort they put in, whether it was this girl who was slightly nervous while singing a song for him, or poetry which a few girls write for him. infact, he blantantly makes hideous faces while they're trying to put in their best. his 'vision statement', his pathetic pick-up line etched on the MTV website is, "nice pair of mountains, when will i get a chance to climb them!". i do like shockingly bold people, but on the whole, i find him pathetically unattractive, though he acts like the cat's whiskers. i seriously can't fathom why some girls in Splitsvilla find him 'hot': he overall appearance or personality seriously doesn't attract me!

then there's Vishal Karwal, a kind, sweet, gentle, sensitive, chivalrous man. he doesn't only measure girls according to their oomph quotient, but tries to find streaks of intelligence, humour and etiquette in them too. in the first round, he was actually upset about dumping [eliminating] girls, because he thought it was too early to dump them, since there wasn't much scope for interaction initially. he always looks genuinely dissapointed while dumping girls at the end of each round.

from the first show onwards, I had found him cute and sweet, however, what he said and did today really bowled me over. he fired this particular conceited, arrogant girl called Hoorzan before dumping her and said that he was upset and ashamed by her behaviour as she showed disrespect and attitude to her fellow contestants by interrupting, walking out and even laughing while they were trying to woo the boys. he told her that she wasn't better than anybody and that everyone had an equal right and equal chance to be on the show, because each of them had something special in them. he said that if she was a boy, he would have broken her bones and teeth for showing disrespect and that he was really angry as he'd never spoken to a girl like this before. he even asked the other girls how they bared with her and said that they should have given it back to her as she hurt their self-respect. he concluded by saying that no one should let anybody hurt their self respect, ever, no matter what the situation is.

Varun, the lizard, on the other hand, according to me, showed disrespect for this girl who was singing, just as Hoorzan did; but he quickly agreed with Vishal, said something mean to Hoorzan about her habit of laughing for no reason [?] and dumped her. Vishal spoke from his heart, without pretence, which was clearly seen. Varun, on the other hand, snapped at the girl half-heartedly and reluctantly, but did so to win respect from the girls as Vishal had just won......

i always thought that boys would woo a girl only if she is hot and terrible irresistible, even if she is arrogant and ill-mannered. What Vishal said today made me realize that it's not the case with every boy.....he has truly won my respect, changed a few opinions and thoughts and made me an ardent spiltsvilla viewer.....

15 comments:

SUNTOO said...

I remember seeing this programme and found Varun absolutely obnoxious. Vishal was sensitive and sensible.

On the whole I found the programme itself tasteless.

David said...

TV these days, particularly "reality TV" seems to be getting more and more inane by the day. Programmes appear to be conceived by morons for the lowest common denominator of viewers. The entire concept of 20 girls competing for 2 boys, by displaying their various skills is demeaning to the girls in the extreme. I am frankly surprised anybody can watch such crap.

Rheaa said...

its actually fun for a younger audience.....but it doesn't cater to indian tastes, so i think its a bit early for a wide indian audience.

now, the 2 boys have to also compete for the girls.....and the girls have to do the same....

anyway......its each one's opinion...
i like it better than those ten gazillion boring music shows with the same cliche pattern....

-tolerable, tolkien-like teen
RHEAA RAO

Anonymous said...

i lve slitsvilla nd vishal

Freya said...

uh, its not just about indian audience. Youngsters mostly watch MTV, not housewives(Younsters try to as western as possible). The whole thing is too sexist. Indian or not, this show is pile of BS and I dont think any sensible person will watch it.

Pro said...

Every episode episode that I have watched (and I am ashamed to admit that I have watched 3) leaves me wondering how can 20 women in this day and age of feminism agree to be transformed into sex objects and bimbettes just so that they could woo two unknown wannabes (one of whom is so ugly, rude and uncouth that he makes Laloo Prasad Yadav seem like a stud, thats Varun btw). and more importantly why is this show so popular? Do the girls who watch this farce of a "reality" show really not see the underlying sexism, vulgarity and stupidity? What's wrong with people? Why doesn't someone go beat some sense in Raghu of MTV? And for God's sake why doesn't some just beat varun senseless?

Rheaa said...

whatever it is....I watch Spiltsvilla only for Vishal because he's a kind, sweet, emotional fellow.

Nithya said...

never watched it.
i looked at the ads.
it looked wierd.

Anonymous said...

Such programmes are meant to be seen and enjoyed. I remember seeing it and chewing my nails. It was very entertaining. No one should take them seriously. Maybe the participants have been told to play the roles.

I do not think boys (men) can behave so cheaply towards ladies. However, it takes all kinds to make this world.

Somebody to love said...

I haven't seen this TV program, but I think that the very concept doesn't make too much sense. The idea itself seems flawed and demeaning to the girls.
However, the guys shouldn't entirely be stripped of their honor. The girls obviously haven't been dragged at gunpoint to participate, and it's their choice whether they want to participate or not. It's your choice: humiliate yourself on national TV or get to share the same stage with those HOT GUYS!!! OMG!!!
Which choice would you make? Hmm... doesn't seem that tough!

Sanketh Rao said...

Hey Rheaa, how r u? had not read ur blog for sometime now. but i am back. i must say u r a rockstar when it comes to writing. keep it up!!!

sanketh (leo also says hi)

Rheaa said...

thank you sanketh and leo! when r u going to pay us a visit? hari and me haven't seen you for so long!

take care!

-tolerable, tolkien-like teen
RHEAA RAO

Mystique said...

hi!am reading ur posts...dint read all i confess, will take me sometym :) but ya damn good i rilly like the pointed elves extinction theory.

I also like the blog on hari!tho i dont think he ll be annoying even he talks at all.. :)

u can check my blog when u got tym..
mystical-ways.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Whats up ? no updates?

Anonymous said...

Hi Rheaa

Read your blog entry late. I remember seeing the programme and was thinking that Varun's parents must have been fond of kids to have bought him up. He has redefined the meaning of O B N O X I O U S. Wonder when he will grow up. On the other hand, there is no other hand. Hope some one just pushes him over the cliff. That will be a happy ending. After that I hope he is reborn as a mature male child. But that is hoping for too mush. He will need 15 million zillion births to improve. Does he realise that his mother is also a woman? She must have died of shame.