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Sapno Ke Bhanwar Mein: Conviction and Redemption

I could talk about how Sapno Ke Bhanwar Mein (2011-2012) did all sorts of interesting things. Like ending all their initial promos with a cliffhanger, where a woman begging for her life gets fatally shot and falls through a glass table. A very effective hook, especially since it followed warm filters, beautiful backdrops and touching … Continue reading

Aasman Se Aage: Roshini se bhare bhare nain tere

Set in the world of reality television, Aasman Se Aage (2012) explored the “Entertainment. Entertainment. Entertainment” industry through the twin eyes of young dreamer, Meenakshi, and shrewd industry insider, Dev Chopra. Meenakshi was a girl with a small dream and a big heart: she grew up in the slums of Mumbai, lost her father at … Continue reading

ना बोले तुम… ना मैंने कुछ कहा

Crime reporter Mohan Bhatnagar found himself consoling a crying girl in the lifts one day. Both this girl and Mohan being the thoda hatke types meant that deviating from the standard saccharine template of interactions usually reserved for scenes between adults and children was to be expected. His idea of consoling involved partaking of her … Continue reading

Sapno Se Bhare Naina: A Retrospective

After running for a year and a bit Sapno Se Bhare Naina (2010-2012) finally concluded on 3 Feb 2012. Sapno Se Bhare Naina was never a high-profile show – it had an afternoon slot, no known faces, and not much promotion from the channel either, so it isn’t surprising that it wasn’t a strong TRP-generator. … Continue reading

♫ ke dhoop mein khila hai chaand, din mein raat ho gayi

The rate at which Na Bole Tum… Na Maine Kuch Kaha is continuing to win my heart …ek gushing post ke poore aasaar lag rahe hain! Hafte do hafte ki baat hai.

The dilemma of Balika Vadhu

Also known as Anandhi and AndandhiANTV in Indonesia, where it airs on ANTV. Continue reading

Sasural Simar Ka: still salvageable?

Around mid-September Manish Raisinghani entered Sasural Simar Ka (2011-) as the estranged son of the Bharadwaj family, who was back on a mission of revenge. The track was introduced to salvage the show’s falling ratings, a show that had started out with a bang with a Shahrukh Khan appearance no less. Apparently Prem (Shoaib Ibrahim) … Continue reading

Hitler Didi: kis baat par woh roothte hain, kabhi hanste kyun nahin?

Problematic title aside, Hitler Didi (HD) so far appears to be going strong. Debuting with an average TVR of 2.7, higher than the predicted 1.6, the show is perhaps grabbing eyeballs and winning hearts because it is a bit hatke to what serial-watching regulars are normally used to. The Earnest Heroine Humanising The Angry & … Continue reading

Kuch Toh Log Kahenge: a show worth talking about

It’s been a month since Kuch Toh Log Kahenge, the latest offering from Director’s Kut (Bidaai, Yeh Rishta…) was launched by Sony. Let’s have a look at what’s worked on the show so far and what hasn’t.

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