Jyoti, another new show on NDTV Imagine by the makers of Balika Vadhu, Sphere Origins. Let's see how it fared in its very First week and what it holds for future.
Story: Is the journey of a young woman Jyoti, the eldest of the three daughters and the sole bread earner of the family who sacrifices her dreams and aspirations to fulfill every need of her family. However, for many in her family, beneath the veneer of helpless concern for her, she is actually no more than a golden goose. And that the one person, whom she always thought had been waiting in the wings to envelope her with love, is the one who delivers her the hardest blow of all...Irrespective of all this, Jyoti strives forward with her undying positive attitude and continues to shine, yielding light to the people around her. This is the story of Jyoti… in today's liberated world
Concept : We have seen such stories on big as well as small screen both, and it is a fact that in all the ever sacrificing, women of substance shown on the small screen, there lies one Jyoti .The show also seems to be inspired from the old movie of Nutan called "Sone ki Chidiyaa" and even for the matter of fact the laster made Hindi movie, starring Rekha and Raj Babber, titled "Jeewan Dhara". Divulging the whole plot in the start itself speaks about the insecurity of the makers, they want viewers to be mentally prepared for the usual daily soap with some twists and turns to follow later. But we sincerly hope that viewers remain patient until then, and give this show a chance to prove itself . As of now, nothing is new and Jyoti is nothing but a straight-out-of-the-mill product. It is like a movie, which has revealed the whole story in the teaser itself; now choice lies with the audience whether they want to watch it or skip it. However in most of the cases they usually choose the latter option !
Actors: Red Alert!!! Jyoti needs stars more than actors at the moment, please bring them on as soon as possible, as the predictable story and no face value give a lackluster look to the show. Having said this, the lead actor Jyoti (Sneha Wagh)
looks charming and acts well, so does her mother (Zaida Parveen)
. Rest of them are doing what is expected out of them, nothing new neither in their characterization nor in the approach! Brother Deepu (Varun Khandelwal)
is the usual brat and blue eyed boy of the house, so as other sisters of Jyoti. However Sudha
is the ray of hope and is different in this predictable lot, with her suppressed, introvert nature.
Set and ambiance: Suiting their situation and their financial conditions is the set and appearance of characters in the show, but it is coming across as gloomy or depressing in appearance, with minimal light, rocking chair, patriarch of the family on wheel chair. All this is adding to the predictability in story!! There was one scene in the first week where Jyoti is shown dancing on the banks of a river, that place was a refreshing change to the whole show, but lasted for few minutes only.
On the whole, Jyoti is a story told umpteen number of times on both celluloid and small screen!! They can be different in their approach and screenplay, and that is where the success and fate of the show will lie! As of now the future looks bleak!
Soap Ratings : Lets see how many Soaps this show gets..
*1 Soap Stinky one ,1-12/soaps -somewhere in between, 2 Soaps Slippery with no fragrance ,2,1/2 :with little fragrance,3 Soaps sandal wood with rose petals , 4 Soaps must use/watch
Note: The views expressed in this article are solely of the author... Concept and Author: Nishtha
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