It's been almost three months that we had some new shows hitting the Television screens across all channels. In the age of finite series and seasonal shows these are in the daily soap category which are bound to go on and on. We thought of just looking at what is it that these shows promised at the launch and where do they stand today. While checking the progress of the story it can be noted that in some most of the tracks are either dragged on and on and not much has been accomplished over the months.
Not one to mince words in the latest episode we see him raise his hand on Urmi who finally decides to take matter in her hands and walks out of the house. While the story had the potential to show women empowerment there were many missed opportunities as the track took twists and turns losing focus. However, now it seems to have found its path and we hope it goes on the right track.
- Ye Hai Mohabbatein produced by Balaji Telefilms on Star Plus launched on 3rd Dec 2013 - This was a mature love story between two neighbors who have to get married for the sake of a child. With the North and South divide too being highlighted, Raman Bhalla (Karan Patel) who is about to get divorced gets married to his neighbor Ishita (Divyanka Tripathy) to keep the custody of his little daughter Ruhi (Ruhanika Dhawan).
The story has progressed on fast which is the USP of the show along with the chemistry between the lead pair. While Divyanka's acting is the best of the show the worst is veteran actress Neena Kulkarni who plays Divyanka's mother is too much overacting.
The story here seems to have progressed well but then after two and half months on air we again have Paro in the same bridal avatar and Rudra unfortunately has the same expressions on his face for all emotions and scenes. To get in more drama Rudra's family has been introduced and the story sometimes unnecessarily wavers into details about their relationship. While the couple's chemistry is undoubtedly the USP of the show, a little tightening of the story and characters is needed here.
The handsome Harshad Arora has sure got a huge lot of female fan followers and the doe eyed Preetika too has managed quite a fan following. Apart from the pyaara nok-jhonk of the couple what makes this show stand out is the supporting cast which complements it. The story too seems to have been going on at good speed without dragging the tracks. It is in fact a show without the regular masala yet keeping you entertained and making you feel what happens next.
- Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya produced by Director's Kut Productions on Zee TV launched on 6th Jan 2014 - This is the slowest of the lot. The story which started with finding the match to Avni's (Kanchi Singh) brother seems to have gone into a time wrap with the shaadi happening now after two and half months! The elaborate shaadi preparations makes it look like a long running wedding trailer of a typical Barjatya film. Everyone is so sugary sweet and the only one villain who comes on and off falls flat. In fact the entire show seems to be going on in slow motion mode and it needs to speed up the tracks.
The hero Raj (Mishkat Varma) is still open mouthed with wonder and awe struck about the girl trying to woo her old fashioned style while Avni in the latest episode is still mouthing dialogues which she used to say even in the first episode. She still dreams about finding love and the perfect match and now even as her brother's wedding finally gets over after almost three months we have her parents talking about her shaadi. So gear up once again for another shaadi which will keep everyone occupied for the next three months!
Seema Khot Mattoo