Dance Karnataka Dance Family War 2 ‘Duet-Round’ Recap: Anoop-Dimpanna Stay In The Lead

Last week on #DKDFW2, many teams did much better than their last act while others not so much. Did Pranathi find a partner? Click here to know!

A Still Of Anika And Preethu Performing On Stage

We learnt many things last weekend on Dance Karnataka Dance Family War 2, starting with how the new FaceApp is trending everywhere. Hostess Anushree had a presentation to show with a selected set of contestants and judges, in their younger and older selves. While the results were absolutely hilarious, if you are yet to watch the episodes, don’t miss Rakshitha Prem’s reactions to Anushree’s presentation. With the advent of Week 2 on the show, if you recollect the weekend before last, Vijay Raghavendra gave the 12 participating teams a Duet-Round challenge. 

So without further ado, let’s take a look at how the 12 jodis fared shall we?

1. Barkath Ali (Comedy Khiladigalu) and Ningi (Kamali)

Barkath Ali And Ningi From Kamali Performing For The Duet Round On Stage
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Both beginners in dancing, Barkath and Ningi’s cute performance was liked by judges, especially for focussing more on the song and the performance together. Unlike their last week’s score, Ningi and Barkath scored 25.5/30, which means improvement is well on way, isn’t it?

2. Anoop and Dimpanna (Drama Juniors)

DanceKarnatakaDanceFamilyWar2 | 10.08.2019 | 9.30 PM | On ZeeKannada

DKD ವೇದಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲಿ History Create ಮಾಡಕ್ಕೆ ಅಂತಾನೇ ಬಂದಿರೋದು ಅನೂಪ್ ಮತ್ತು ಡಿಂಪನ ಅಂದ್ರು Magical Composer!#Zeekannada#DanceKarnatakaDance#DKDFW2#FamilyWar#Season2ಇಂದು ರಾತ್ರಿ 9.30ಕ್ಕೆ.

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Under 10 years of age, the tiny tots of Drama Juniors, Anoop and Dimpanna turned everyone’s heart into mush, with their scintillating love dance. With such precision in their act, a standing ovation was in order. Not only this, the puttanigalus were asked to perform ‘once more’ by popular demand. Second time in a row, they got a ‘Fire Brand Performance’ salute from Vijay Raghavendra and Arjun Janya. This was followed by the ‘Golden Hats’ by Rakshitha Prem.  

3. Suraj and Minchu (Comedy Khiladigalu)

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ನಾನು ಜಿತೇಂದ್ರ ನೀನು ಸಿರಿದೇವಿ ಎನ್ನುತ್ತಾ ಡ್ರಿಲ್ ಡ್ಯಾನ್ಸ್ ಮಾಡಿದ ಕಾಮಿಡಿ ಕಿಲಾಡಿಗಳು ಸೂರಜ್-ಮಿಂಚು.#Zeekannada#DanceKarnatakaDance#DKDFW2#FamilyWar#Season2ಶನಿ-ಭಾನು ರಾತ್ರಿ 9.30ಕ್ಕೆ.

Zee Kannada यांनी वर पोस्ट केले शनिवार, १० ऑगस्ट, २०१९

Without a doubt, this was Suraj and Minchu’s best performance yet. Just like Rakshitha Ma’am said, every week, this jodi of Suraj and Minchu keeps aiming for bigger and better, with a strong dash of humour of course. From the video above, it is evident that despite their physical appearance, for both Suraj and Minchu, dance lifts are as easy as slicing some benne (butter). The end result was a whopping 29/30!

4. Hanumantha and Shiny (Sa Re Ga Ma Pa)

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ಟೆಕನೀಕ ಕಿಂಗ್ ಹನುಮಂತು ಈಗ ರೋಬೋ ಕುರಿ ಮ್ಯಾನ್! ಶೈನಿ ಜೊತೆ ರೋಬೋಟಿಕ್ ಡ್ಯುಯೆಟ್!#Zeekannada#DanceKarnatakaDance#DKDFW2#FamilyWar#Season2ಇಂದು ರಾತ್ರಿ 9.30ಕ್ಕೆ.

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Hanumantha and Shiny from the Sa Re Ga Ma Pa fame, attempted to a dance style called ‘Robotic-Folk’ and boy was it awesome or what? While their performance lacked some sort of finesse (according to the judges), the overall feedback was positive. As compared to the week before last, Hanumantha and Shiny got 23/30, so there’s scope for improvement yet.

5. Lokesh and Manthana (Comedy Khiladigalu)

A Still Of Lokesh And Manthana During Their Performance On Stage
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According to the judges, although the concept of dancing on a sensual song, both Lokesh and Manthana left their steps incomplete. Additionally, due to the lack of coordination between the background dancers, at many places, the sync went off. However, with positive feedback to perform better, the two scored 23.5/30, from the judges.

6. Prekshith and Anwisha (Drama Juniors)

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Expressionsನಲ್ಲೇ ಮೋಡಿ ಮಾಡಿ ಸಖತ್ Cute Performance ಕೊಟ್ಟ ಮುದ್ದು ಬೊಂಬೆಗಳು ಪ್ರೇಕ್ಷಿತ್ ಹಾಗು ಅನ್ವಿಷ!#Zeekannada#DanceKarnatakaDance#DKDFW2#FamilyWar#Season2ಇಂದು ರಾತ್ರಿ 9.30ಕ್ಕೆ.

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From the Drama Juniors family, Prekshith and Anwisha performance on a cute but romantic duet. Expression Queen Rakshitha Prem was later asked to mimic Anwisha’s performance and the result can be seen in the video above. Even though they scored 26/30, their overall feedback was more than positive.

7. Vikranth and Adithi (Gattimela)

A Still Of Vicky And Adithi After Their Performance In The Duet Round
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Despite a ligament-tear, Adithi from Gattimela along with her dance-partner Vicky gave a romantic performance last week. So much so that the three judges were shocked to see that Adithi didn’t let that pain show on her face or in her steps. For their wonderful effort and with the encouragement to keep getting better, the judges scored gave the dance-jodi 24/30.

8. Hiranmayi and Soorya (Mahadevi)

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ದೇಶಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಪ್ರಾಣವನ್ನೇ ಲೆಕ್ಕಿಸದ ಸೈನಿಕರಿಗು ಹಾಗು ಅವರ ಮನೆಯವರಿಗು ದೊಡ್ಡ ಸಲಾಂ ಎಂಬ ಅರ್ಥಪೂರ್ಣ ಸಂದೇಶ ಸಾರಿದ ವಿವೇಕ್-ಹಿರಣ್ಮಯಿ!#Zeekannada#DanceKarnatakaDance#DKDFW2#FamilyWar#Season2ಇಂದು ರಾತ್ರಿ 9.30ಕ್ಕೆ.

Zee Kannada यांनी वर पोस्ट केले रविवार, ११ ऑगस्ट, २०१९

With sakkath josh in their performance, Hiranmayi and Soorya floored the judges and their fellow-participants with their act. Taking the unique concept of an army-wife, for whom, even though her husband is not around, her sindoor is her best friend, until… (watch a glimpse of the performance above to know what happens). Their act was given a score of 28.5/30 which is slightly better than last-to-last week’s score. But as they say ‘progress no matter how small, is important’, we certainly hope these two give a ‘Fire Brand Performance’ next week.

9. Ashok and Bhavana (Aathma Bandhana)

Aathma Bandhana's Bhavana And Ashok During Their Performance
Source: ZEE5

The only challenge that Ashok and Bhavana had during their performance was balancing on a long bench and dancing on a cute romantic track. Rakshitha Ma’am reminded everyone of this fact and praised Ashok and Bhavana. The end result of their performance, as opposed to last-to-last week’s score of 24, was 26/30 which is a great start into the competition.

10. Anupama (anchor) and Nanditha (Jodi Hakki)

A Still Of Anchor Anupama And Nanditha From Jodi Hakki After Their Performance
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Making the highest progress, i.e from the first week’s 22.5/30 to scoring 25/30 last week, Nanditha and Anupama have shown so much potential. Despite having stitched all over her body, Namma Nanditha from Jodi Hakki danced like nothing was wrong with her. This effort was commended by the judges too. Fingers crossed to see these two working towards full marks.

11. Preethu (Paaru) and Anika (Kamali

A Still Of Anika And Preethu Performing On Stage
Source: ZEE5

Since last week’s round was a ‘Duet Round’ Preethu and Anika chose to perform on Vijay Prakash’s Shrungarada Honge Mara from the film Panchatantra. It was a brilliant effort in terms of chemistry from both of the performers. So making slow but steady progress, i.e from 24/30 (in the first week) to 25/30, let’s wait and watch their journey on #DKDFW2.

12. Pranathi (Bramhagantu) 

A Still Bramhagantu's Pranathi Performing On Stage
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Unfortunately, Pranathi still didn’t have a partner last week but gave it her best as she performed on a song with lights as the main prop. The coordination and the effort were lauded by all the three judges, who cumulatively gave her a score of 24/30.


Dazzling performance of the week: Vivek and Hiranmayi

Jodi of the week: Anoop and Dimpanna

Performance of the day: Suraj and Minchu

Next challenge: Vijay Raghavendra announced that next week will be the ‘Mass-Round’. This means that all mass-oriented films, songs have to be utilised to bring out the best in each celebrity-jodi.

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