Byaah Hamari Bahu Ka – First Week, First Look!

“De re na na na … ra ri raa ra ra ra ra ra…” 

Mind blowing MUSIC!

The blissful and soul touching music of the show is a master piece. One can’t just get enough of it. After really long time, the music of any show on Indian Television has been remarking! Background music is something without which the show will not be able to create its impact on the minds of the audience and I’m very proud to say that Byaah Hamari Bahu Ka team has absolutely HIT the jackpot in this term. The music of the show is a complete 10/10 for me!

Caring & Cute CHARACTERS!

Baa is a typical Gujju character and almost every household in Gujarat would be able to relate to it. Maa and Papa are very humble, down to earth and have warm feelings for their family. Maa has her own way of respecting elders and teaching youngsters to do the same. She wants best for her family and her kids. Even if she’d hurt someone, she’d not hesitate to ask for forgiveness. And that’s the best thing about her character. Her takiyakalam is “sahi kahaa baa aapne’. The little sister is too cute for words. Servants in the house are also typically gujju and ‘bhawai’ is something which is funny to watch! Krish on the other side is a complete modern person with rooted traditions in his mind. Paulomi is modern, broad minded, sensible, little childish (situational) but completely adorable. She shares a great chemistry with her mom which is outstanding! Many people will be able to relate to their emotional mother-daughter bonding. The research effort is clearly depicted on-screen, with the peculiar nuances of all characters.

Splendid SET!

The house (interior + exterior) is just GREAT! Right from the small thing to any big thing, detailed description in terms of screenplay is maintained. Color co-ordination, neatness, soothing properties and overall it does not look FAKE. Set design and art direction add a lot to the flavour of the show.

Curious CONTENT!

Writer Aatish Kapadia says, “Usually, a title gives away the concept of the show, but this one’s unique. It makes the viewers question it and builds curiosity.” And Producer JD Majethia adds, “This is a unique show with fresh content, characters and great performances. It’s a show of ‘today’ which will also attract the youth along with the family audience.”

Shows based on Gujarati culture are often a ‘safe’ game. Byaah Hamari Bahu Ka is a Gujarati family story based in Baroda (Gujarat). The family is conservative but progressive. They all have a family business under the name “Kanahaiya Dairy Ltd.” Krish and Paulomi are business partners as well. Their friendship is more like Rahul and Anjali from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. Sure thing! The storyline so far has been simple yet interesting. The unfolding love of Paulomi for Krish has been revealed and Krish doesn’t know of his feelings yet. But he does sure likes her and that’s why agrees to get married to her. But he doesn’t want to hurt his mother’s feelings as he is also a mumma’s boy. So, he is ready to meet different girls for an arrange marriage in the “Vivah Aayojan”. Mumma, here, does know of the girl’s feelings, but doesn’t want to accept it until and unless her own son comes up to her and tells her the same. As according to her, she is not the right choice for this family’s BAHU to be.

Hatss off always comes up with path breaking concepts. They truly live up to the saying “the toughest talk can also be simplified and broadcasted!” Hats off to Hats off!

Sony TV’s next SUPER HIT!

Hats off to Sony TV for always trying and experimenting new and fresh content! I’m in love with your conviction for your shows and by offering Byaah Hamari Bahu Ka you have won not only mine, but a lot of other hearts too! It sure is a keeper in your kitty and it is going to be a splendid HIT.

So, how will Krish get married to her soul mate Rajnibala? What will happen to Paulomi then? Why Rajnibala will be remarried? All these questions shall be answered with the gradual progression of the story! But even after all this sorted stuff, “kyun ho raha hai vaishnav parivaar mein byaah unki bahu ka?

Jaanne ke liye dekhiye Byaah Hamari Bahu Ka on Sony TV, Monday to Friday at 8.00 PM.

Cheers !!!

Ek Doosre Se Karte Hai Pyaar Hum – First Week, First Look!

The latest show on Star Plus “Ek Doosre Se Karte Hai Pyaar Hum” made its debut on 23rd April, 2012. It replaced Sasural Genda Phool- A show that had been entertaining its fans all over the globe for the past 2 years. This is latest offering by Hats Off Productions. Hats Off is famous for producing shows like Sarabhai VS Sarabhai, Khichdi, Instant Khichdi, Baa Bahu Aur Baby, Ek Packet Umeed, Jassuben Jayantilal Joshi Ki Joint Family, Resham Dankh, to name a few. JD Majethia and Aatish Kapadia are professionals as well as friends. The duo always comes up with some fresh and light shows which lure the audience.

The promos of the show Ek Doosre Se Karte Hai Pyaar Hum were hilarious and portrayed a typical Gujju family story, based in Ahmedabad. It is not just a comedy show. But has various soapy elements like drama, suspense, emotions, etc. It has a very high emotional quotient!

It is a story of the Majumdar family which includes- saas, sasur, beta, bahu, baa, other kids and servants. Primarily it falls into saas-bahu saga or a family story. The saas is a perfect, dignified and progressive woman, and not the typical one. She wants to groom her bahu and make her the ‘Raubdaar Naagraani’ of the Majumdar Family. In the first episode itself, the show took a leap of 4 years. In the span of these 4 years, the saas did not succeed in her grooming. Now, she feels it’s high time; she should do something about it. And she starts being a little strict, but is completely positive. On the other side, Susla (bahu) shares a very beautiful relationship with her brother-in-law Aniket, who she loves like her own Son. Since she has been childless for four years into her marriage, her love and affection for Aniket often results in her supporting, pampering and taking his side on every occasion. And the saas (Samyukta) thinks her bahu is responsible for spoiling Aniket’s habits. And she keeps on wanting to stop her, tries to, but fails eventually. This is the emotional and drama content.

The humor element comes in the show with the typical gujju accent of the characters, the two teenage kids who are ‘not-so-gujju’ types, and are more inclined to books and gadgets. Shashwat (the other brother-in-law) has a habit of talking like ‘I toh, then toh’ and using ‘urf’ and some filmy connection to each and every sentence he speaks.

Suspense element enters the show when we get to know that Aniket is suffering from ‘sleep-walking’ disease. He is irresponsible, did not study after his 12th, and is super pampered. But the twist in the tale comes when we might get to know, that Aniket might not be the biological son of the Majumdar family. (Just a WILD guess after watching 4th episode of the show).

The show over-all has a ‘smart’ blend of all characteristics. There’s a lot of glamour in the show too. The set is lavish and huge. Exteriors have also been shot well. Music is awesome; I feel the credit goes to the production house as well as the channel to select one of the finest songs for the title. The different versions of the title track being used in the background music, adds more connectivity to the show.

First week of the show was more of establishment of the family and its characters. They ended on a high note of suspense. Well, we all welcome the Majumdar family with open arms. I hope it keeps on entertaining the audience and offer smart and fresh content. The show does look promising and interesting!

Not to mention, Hats Off to “Hats Off” for launching the show during IPL. And the time slot is also 7.30 pm, which is the starting timing of the IPL matches. They sure do have GUTS and a great Vision. Best wishes to the team.