Indian Pro Music League (IPML)- a buffet for music lovers and the new family time on weekends. The brand-new concept of a music reality show is getting an overwhelming response from all over the country. With the number of viewers and love the show is attracting, can it be a new festival in India like IPL? Well, here’s all the instances from episode 5- March 7, 2021.
IPML 2nd Week: The competition by far
Smule Delhi Jammers competed with WeSafe India Punjab Lions in the first league match of the innings. Mika Singh gave an enthralling performance. Rupali Jagga gave Ankush Bhardwaj a tough competition. The second league match of the innings was played by Divya Bhaskar Gujarat Rockers and Nilkamal Mumbai Warriors. Gujarat Rockers won the toss and both teams competed with great zeal. In the face-off round, Javed Ali and Kailash Kher won everybody’s hearts with their rendition of “Maula-Maula.” All the episodes are available on Zee5 for free.
IPML Episode 5 highlights: Idol Salman Ali and Raw Star Rituraj bedazzled everyone with “Mere Rashke Qamar”
The episode started with Shaan and Akriti (from Bengal Tigers) appreciating the Beauty of Bengal and warning the Team UP to stay and play safe. But then Salman Ali entered singing “UP Dabbangs” version of “Hud Hud Dabbang” along with Ankit Tiwari and Payal Dev which was enough to shut Team Bengal up.
Moving to the Battle, the match consisted of 5 rounds wherein 4 rounds teams can choose their song by themselves and can perform solo, duo, trio or in the group. 5th round is a face-off where there’ll be a singer from each team simultaneously performing the one song. Team UP won the toss and decided to go first on the stage.
IPML Bengal Tigers: Shaan, Akriti Kakar, and Rituraj Mohanty
Owner: Ananya Birla Foundation
Brand Ambassador: Govinda
Team: Rituraj Mohanty, Akriti Kakar
IPML UP Dabbangs: Ankit Tiwari, Payal Dev, and Salman Ali
Brand Ambassador: Suresh Raina
Captain: Ankit Tiwari
Team: Payal Dev, Salman Ali
The stage was owned by the New Voices of both teams. Rupam from UP Dabbangs beautifully sang “Dil Mera Muft Ka” from the movie “Agent Vinod.” Captain Ankit Tiwari could not believe what just happened on the stage. Mismi from Bengal Tigers came up with Lata Mangeshkar’s “Jaane Kya Baat Hai.” Payal Dev appreciated the texture of her voice and Ankit Tiwari gave up her a standing ovation. She definitely raised the bar.
Ankit Tiwari and Payal Dev from UP Dabbangs did a fusion of the song “Twist” from the movie “Love Aaj Kal” with “Khwab Dekhe Jhoote Moothe” from the movie “Race.” They literally compelled everybody to dance on their seats with their performance. Then Shaan with his soothing voice came up with a Lockdown version of “Mere Samne Waali Khidki Mein Ek Chand Ka Tukda Rehta Hai” along with Akriti Kakar. This song reminded everybody of legendary singer Kishore Kumar leading them to play antaakshari of his songs named IPML Fantakshari. In which, other artists- Amit Trivedi, Rajkumar Rao, Baabul, and Neha Bhasin also participated through pre-recorded clips.
In the 3rd round, the whole Team Bengal jumped on stage and took everybody on the India tour. Shaan sparked the stage with a Bengali hit, Rituraj then represented Gujarat with “Chhogada Tara,” Akriti then pulled the train to Punjab with the famous folk song “Lathe Di Chadar” and finally all four of them wrapped up the performance with “Sabse Aage Honge Hindustani.”
One of the RJs in the panel declared this the best performance of the night by far and denoting the performance as a strategy to gather the votes from all these states. To compete with the whole Bengal Tigers, Ankit Tiwari sent his Ace of Spade- Salman Ali. He sang “Aas Paas Khuda” and left everybody mesmerized with his performance.
Salman Ali from UP Dabbangs and Rituraj from Bengal Tigers lit the stage when they faced-off. They sang “Mere Rashke Qamar” and blessed our ears with another level performance.
From Team Bengal Tigers Shaan, Akriti and Rituraj showed up to perform first. They beautifully sang the fusion of “Koi Kahe Kehta Rahe” from the movie “Dil Chahta Hai” and “Mai Aai Hoon UP Bihar Lootne” They modified the lyrics in order to tease UP Dabbangs
Dil Walo ke dil ka karaar lootne, hum aaye hai UP ke vote lootne
Tigers hai hum, toh andaaz kyu ho purana
To which Ankit Tiwari responded after the performance, he said “yahi khade hai, aaiye loot ke dikhaiye” and a fun moment was created out of it.
All four from the Team UP Dabbangs wrapped up the episode with “Afghan Jalebi.” Ankit’s desi afghani accent was a surprise element. Though a good performance, one of the RJ criticized. He expected Salman to bring variation in between which didn’t happen and declared Rupam as a not so good move for the round.