Koffee with Karan (KwK) was an entertaining show. His inside knowledge of Bollywood made him the best suited interviewer in a long time. He didn’t have the finesse of Simi Garewal and thankfully, he didn’t have her stuck-up-ness either. What the show offered was pure fun. Friends chatting over coffee (or koffee).
Now, it’s back for a third run, and it’s boring. For one, most of the guests have been repeats. The combinations of guests will change and the whole show may make you feel like you are an unwelcome guest intruding on a private conversation, but it’s all still fun. If your idea of fun is watching paint dry, that is!
You know, it’s all well and good to show off that you know the guests intimately, but hey, we’re not getting anything new. One has to ask if the show is intended to give the viewer an insider’s look into the lives of these celebrities or if it’s a feel-good exercise for the guests on the show. In the second season, it was great to watch what the general public felt about the stars being interviewed. To achieve this, the KwK team visited popular destinations in Mumbai (read Fun Republic, Link Road, Andheri West). And in Season 3, they do the same. That tells me that the definitive public voice emanates from there and that the rest of us don’t matter. Not that K-Jo cares. He’s happy in his little world.
So please tell us… are we part of this conversation or are we eavesdropping? We won’t be rude, Karan… we’ll move away.