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Ever since it's launch, ZEE5 has launched an incredible collection of movies and shows. And now, ZEE5 has come up their very own original musical reality show, ‘Lockdown’, which is the first production venture of popular rapper Badshah that pools in various singers from the Bollywood and digital platforms. The concept of the show is unique and intriguing, wherein artists like Kailash Kher, Raftaar, Sachin-Jigar, Monali Thakur, Benny Dayal along with YouTube stars Jonita Gandhi, Shirley Setia, T Bridge, Mickey Singh, Harrdy Sandhu and Raja Kumari collaborate and recreate our favourite tracks from the past. The challenge is that these artists have to create both the music videos in 24 hours, shot at some of the scenic locations across the country.
To further boost the excitement in you, here's a brief synopsis of the episodes from this reality show, which first aired on 17th August 2018.
The first episode features Jonita Gandhi and rapper Badshah, who arrive at Chandigarh with a lot of enthusiasm. After an interesting brainstorming session, they finally zero down to two songs that they will recreate. With only 24 hours to compose and shoot the song, the duo beautifully recreates two melodies, namely ‘Tip Tip Barsa Paani’ from Mohra and ‘Kaala Joda’.
Coming up to the second episode featuring Kailash Kher and Raja Kumari who arrive at Dharamsala, the abode of Lord Shiva, who also happens to inspire them to recreate two melodies, one at a time. Following the same concept of the show, the Sufi maestro and renowned Indo American rapper team up to recreate ‘Mera Piya Ghar Aya’ and ‘Kaun Hai Woh’, from the movie Baahubali: The Beginning.
The third episode takes you on a ride to the scenic locales of Goa with Benny Dayal, Bryden Lewis and Parth Chandiramani. With too much confusion over which songs to choose, the trio, completely drenched in the Goan vibes play a drinking game with coconuts to narrow down on two songs. Their collaboration gives the audiences amazing recreations of ‘Gilheriyaan’ from Dangal and ‘Gulaabo’ from Shaandaar’.
We love the fact how the artists manage to keep the entertainment quotient high with fun games that not only entertain us but also help them choose the tracks wisely. The music videos too captured the super chill vibe with nostalgic visuals for Gilheriyaan and the funky edits for Gulaabo shot on the scenic seaside location. Especially with Gulaabo, I never thought that the sound of a flute would work so well in Gulaabo. It's things like that, that left me both surprised, entertained and left me asking for more.
The fourth episode featuring Indipop star, Neha Bhasin and Punjabi rockstar, Harrdy Sandhu who land in the beautiful town of McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala to come up with their own version of two songs. Looking to sync their musical energies for optimal results, this duo chose to work wisely and took spiritual inspiration from the town as well as managed to acquire online feedback from the fans to lock ‘Akhiyaan Udeek Diya’ and ‘Khair Mangdi’ as the songs.
These four episodes were so intriguing that I can't get enough of the show. ‘Lockdown’ is certainly a unique experience among all the reality shows airing in India. If you wish to catch this web series, get your ZEE5 subscription right away.
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