Zee5 is all set to bring a spin off of Zee TV’s popular family drama, Jamai Raja. The makers have retained the primary cast of the show, Ravi Dubey, Nia Sharma and Achint Kaur who will be reprising their characters from Jamai Raja, but with a totally new look. The 10-episode series is a thriller and has a completely different narrative than the original show.
Here’s a small review of the first few episodes of the series…
The story is set in the beautiful backdrop of Pondicherry and since the opening scene it is established that DD (Achint Kaur) is the queen of Pondicherry’s night life. She owns night clubs and is a prominent businesswoman. The very fact that she ousted her business partner by unfair means just to acquire the whole business proves that she is a money-minded woman and doesn’t care about anybody but her business.
Soon, we are introduced to Siddharth Sharma (Ravi Dubey), a handsome young lad who fills his stomach by doing stand-up comedy but is here in Pondicherry with a secret motive. He intends to destroy DD’s life for a mysterious reason. To get close to her, he flirt with her daughter, Roshni (Nia Sharma). Roshni hates her mother for the very fact that she has always been very neglectant towards her and she hates her father, who she claims is dead for 6 years, but the truth is something else.
What is Siddharth’s motive? How does Roshni find out the truth about her father? Is all that the series is about.
Achint Kaur is a star and she quite smoothly outshines Ravi and Nia in the series. Her flawless performance as DD is the best thing about the series. Ravi Dubey and Nia Sharma have oozed a lot of sizzle on screen with their intimate scenes. It’s a nice change to see Ravi acting once again after his many stints as an anchor. Nia Sharma as always has a strong screen presence.
Other supporting actors have done a fine job too.
Screenplay & Direction:
The narrative is strong and story keeps the viewers engaged. The series has a commercial appeal to it with all the intimate scenes, action, mystery and thrill element. Though dialogues could have been better.
All the Jamai Raja fans out there, this one is a must watch. It’s a masala potboiler with the total package of action drama and mystery. Watch it for Ravi and Nia’s smoking hot chemistry and Achint Kaur’s badass character DD.
***½ (3 ½ stars)