[TRP Talks] Diya Aur Baati Hum still manages to rule, Balika Vadhu follows it!

Television Shows TRP (This week) TRP (Last week)
Diya Aur Baati Hum (StarPlus) 5.0 5.6
Saath Nibhana Saathiya (StarPlus) 3.0 3.5
Ek Hazaron Mein Meri Behena Hai (StarPlus) 3.3 3.6
Balika Vadhu (Colors) 4.0 3.5
Pavitra Rishta (Zee TV) 2.8 2.5
Iss Pyaar Ko Kyaa Naam Doon (Star Plus) 2.5 2.8
Parichay (Colors) 2.3 2.1
Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata hai (Star Plus) 3.1 3.4
Mann Ki Awaaz Pratigya (Star Plus) 3.1 3.0
Sasural Simar Ka (Colors) 2.9 2.4
Uttaran (Colors) 2.7 2.7
Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma (Sab TV) 2.6 2.7
Punar Vivah (Zee TV) 3.1 3.0
Ek Dusre Se Karte Hain Pyaar Hum (Star Plus) 1.8 1.8
Bade Acche Laggte Hain (Sony TV) 2.7 2.8
Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha (Colors) 1.6 1.8
Parvarrish – Kuchh Khattee Kuchh Meethi (Sony TV) 1.6 1.7
Kyaa Hua Tera Vaada (Sony TV) 2.2 2.0
Phir Subah Hogi (Zee TV) 2.3 2.3
Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein (Zee TV) 2.5 2.7
Madhubala-Ek Ishq Ek Junoon (colors TV) 2.2 2.1
Byaah Humari Bahu Ka (Sony TV) 0.5 0.4
Kuch Toh Log Kahenge (Sony TV) (11 PM slot) 1.1 1.1

GRPs !!! Wk’25 2012

Television Channels GRP (This week) GRP (Last week)
Set Max 107 100
Star Plus 251 268
Sony TV 201 187
Zee TV 214 212
Colors 239 215
Sab TV 109 116
Life Ok 97 106
Sahara One 36 36
Star Gold 135 119
Movies Ok 63 64

Some other popular shows:

Ratings today – Haven’t juggled a lot.

Diya Aur Baati Hum still manages to be at number 1 position but this time it has fallen! Its ratings are really unpredictable. Last to last week it was 5.0, then last week 5.6 and this week again 5.0. Agree, it’s consistently on number one, but this much difference in ratings?

Jhalak Dikhla Ja’s second week has also been so-so, nothing great; neither in terms of performances nor in terms of the ratings!

Byah Hamari Bahu Ka finishes a month and finally there is a 0.1 rise in ratings of the show. But, viewers are in here for a major twist to be revealed – aakhir kab tak chupayenge ki kyun ho raha hai byah hamari bahu ka? Wait for the mystery to unveil!

Pavitra Rishta has managed to pick up, finally the big drama sold off! Even Balika Vadhu managed to pick up really well. It has helped Colors in GRPs as well.

In 10.30 pm slot, Punar Vivah and Pratigya are still ruling and Bade Acche Lagte Hain fans are not so happy with this! My message to all Bade Acche Lagte Hain fans, please try to enjoy the show and wait for ‘ek nayi shuruwat’, do not lose hope, you might not know, it just become BIGGER and BETTER!

Pyaar Ka Dard Hain – meetha meetha pyaara pyaara opened with the same ratings with which Sajda Tere Pyaar Mein ended – 1.5. Not that great opening as per Star Plus!

GRP wise Star Plus is still at number 1 in GECs; followed by Colors, Zee and Sony. There’s just negligible difference between Zee and Colors channels and both are competing for number 2 positionSony has been consistently falling and this time it’s a huge fall for it! Buck up Sony team!

Well, that’s it for today. Let’s see what surprise next week brings. Till then, keep watching your favorite shows and keep yourself entertained!

[TRP Talks] Bade Acche Lagte Hain loses its top position in 10.30 pm slot!

Television Shows TRP (This week) TRP (Last week)
Diya Aur Baati Hum (StarPlus) 5.6 5.1
Saath Nibhana Saathiya (StarPlus) 3.5 3.9
Ek Hazaron Mein Meri Behena Hai (StarPlus) 3.6 3.2
Balika Vadhu (Colors) 3.5 3.5
Pavitra Rishta (Zee TV) 2.5 2.6
Iss Pyaar Ko Main Kyaa Naam Doon (Star Plus) 2.8 2.8
Parichay (Colors) 2.1 2.1
Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata hai (Star Plus) 3.4 3.2
Mann Ki Awaaz Pratigya (Star Plus) 3.0 2.5
Sasural Simar Ka (Colors) 2.4 2.2
Uttaran (Colors) 2.7 2.6
Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma (Sab TV) 2.7 2.6
Punar Vivah (Zee TV) 3.0 2.9
Ek Dusre Se Karte Hain Pyaar Hum (Star Plus) 1.8 1.8
Bade Acche Laggte Hain (Sony TV) 2.8 3.1
Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha (Colors) 1.8 1.7
Parvarrish – Kucch Khattee Kucchh Meethi (Sony TV) 1.7 1.9
Kyaa Hua Tera Vaada (Sony TV) 2.0 2.2
Phir Subah Hogi (Zee TV) 2.3 2.5
Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein (Zee TV) 2.7 2.4
Madhubala-Ek Ishq Ek Junoon (colors TV) 2.1 2.6
Byaah Hamari Bahu Ka (Sony TV) 0.4 0.4
Kuch Toh Log Kahenge (Sony TV) (11 PM slot) 1.1 1.2

GRPs !!! Wk’24 2012

Television Channels GRP (This week) GRP (Last week)
Set Max 100 112
Star Plus 268 270
Sony TV 187 201
Zee TV 212 203
Colors 215 200
Sab TV 116 120
Life Ok 106 122
Sahara One 36 31
Star Gold 119 144
Movies Ok 64 69

Some other popular shows:

Ratings today – Have juggled a lot!

It’s party time for Diya Aur Baati Hum team as well as fans! It has regained its 5.6 ratings and more the drama, more the ratings. Aagey aagey dekho hota hai kya!

Jhalak Dikhla Ja opened with 3.1 which is considerably good! So, let’s see will the shaking of celebs shake the TRPs too?

The third week of Madhubala and Byaah Hamari Bahu Ka has not been that good for them. Ratings have gone down. In Byaah Hamari Bahu Ka, there is no clarity as to what is happening or what is about to happen; the story is just going nowhere. Sincerely, time for some major twist in the tale! Madhubala has not been able to live up to its expectations and that’s why it’s obvious for the ratings to decline.

Surprise package was Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuyeh on Zee TV. It has gone up to 2.7. Wishing all the best to the team to maintain it!

After almost, 3 weeks or even more, Bade Acche Lagte Hain (Sony TV) had regained the ratings of 3.1, had also become a slot leader in 10.30 PM slot, last week! But what happened now? It is no more the slot leader…Punar Vivah and Pratigya both are at top most position with same ratings of 3.0! This is a huge fall for Bade Acche Laggte Hain. There was a huge outrage even on this baseless courtroom drama which audience did not like it at all. But nevertheless, we shall look forward to ‘ek nayi shuruwat’, I’m sure, ratings will soar then!

GRP wise Star Plus is still at number 1 in GECs; followed by Colors, Zee and Sony. There’s just negligible difference between Zee and Colors and both are competing for number 2 position. Sony has been consistently falling and this time it’s a huge fall for it! Buck up Sony team!

Well, that’s it for today. Let’s see what surprise next week brings. Till then, keep watching your favorite shows and keep yourself entertained!

[TRP TALKS] Bade Acche Laggte Hain regains its top position, Satyamev Jayate falling

Bade Acche Laggte Hain regains its top position in 10.30 pm slot!
Sr. No. Television Shows TRP (This week) TRP (Last week)
1. Diya Aur Baati Hum (StarPlus) 5.1 5.0
2. Saath Nibhana Saathiya (StarPlus) 3.9 3.2
3. Ek Hazaron Mein Meri Behena Hai (StarPlus) 3.2 3.3
4. Balika Vadhu (Colors) 3.5 3.3
5. Pavitra Rishta (Zee TV) 2.6 2.6
6. Iss Pyaar Ko Main Kyaa Naam Doon (Star Plus) 2.8 2.9
7. Parichay (Colors) 2.1 2.6
8. Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata hai (Star Plus) 3.2 3.5
9. Mann Ki Awaaz Pratigya (Star Plus) 2.5 2.6
10. Sasural Simar Ka (Colors) 2.2 2.3
11. Uttaran (Colors) 2.6 2.9
12. Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma (Sab TV) 2.6 2.5
13. Punar Vivah (Zee TV) 2.9 2.9
14. Ek Dusre Se Karte Hain Pyaar Hum (Star Plus) 1.8 1.4
15. Bade Acche Laggte Hain (Sony TV) 3.1 2.8
16. Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha (Colors) 1.7 2.1
17. Parvarrish – Kucch Khattee Kucchh Meethi (Sony TV) 1.9 1.9
18. Kyaa Hua Tera Vaada (Sony TV) 2.2 2.4
19. Phir Subah Hogi (Zee TV) 2.5 2.2
20. Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein (Zee TV) 2.4 2.2
21. Madhubala-Ek Ishq Ek Junoon (colors TV) 2.6 2.8
22. Byaah Hamari Bahoo Ka (Sony TV) 0.4 0.5
23. Kuch Toh Log Kahenge (Sony TV) (11 PM slot) 1.2 1.4
GRPs !!! Wk’23 2012
Sr. No. Television Channels GRP (This week) GRP (Last week)
1. Set Max 112 183
2. Star Plus 270 272
3. Sony TV 201 206
4. Zee TV 203 233
5. Colors 200 221
6. Sab TV 120 121
7. Life Ok 122 112
8. Sahara One 31 41
9. Star Gold 144 127
10. Movies Ok 69 68
DID Lil Masters
Sun
TVR: 3.0 (3.1)
Sat
TVR: 3.6 (5.0)Satyamev Jayate (Star Plus)
Avg TVR: 2.9 (2.9)

Indian Idol (Sony)
Fri
TVR: 2.1 (2.1)
Sat
TVR: 2.5 (2.1),

Madhubala (Colors)
Avg TVR: 2.6 (2.8),
Daywise TVR: 2.1, 2.6, 2.6, 2.9, 2.7

Adaalat 1.4 (1.1)
CID
Fri – 3.5 (3.2)
Sat – 4.0 (3.6)
Crime Patrol
Fri – 3.9 (2.9)
Sat – 2.5 (3.5)
Ratings today – interesting also, not so interesting also!
The second week of Madhubala and Byaah Hamari Bahu Ka has not been that good for them. Ratings have gone down. In Byaah Hamari Bahu Ka, the curiosity of the title has yet not been revealed and still the establishment of the base is going on! It’s been 2 weeks now, story has to move forward! Madhubala’s week 2, was so far so good. It has lots of drama yet to be unfolded. Let’s see what twists and turns next week follows; in terms of show as well as ratings!
After opening 11 pm slot and shifting Kuch Toh Log Kahenge, show enjoyed a great jump in the ratings and now its job is to maintain it and increase it. But, seems, the current story is not liked by the audience. Time for a reality check, team!
Also, Sab TV launched its new show along with Hats off “Bhai Bhaiyya aur Brother” and sadly, it has also opened with 0.4 that is very low! Let’s see how next week shapes up! The promos seem funny but not that hilarious too!
After almost, 3 weeks or even more, Bade Acche Lagte Hain (Sony TV) has regained the ratings of 3.1, has also become a slot leader in 10.30 PM slot! After all the leap promos and Priya going to Jail, Niharika’s truth revelation; high pitched drama has got ratings! Kudos to the team! Fans, be happy and wait for some more OTT drama of accident sequence in the upcoming episodes!
Mahadev on Life Ok has increased to 2.1 from 1.6! After the sati track, this Parvati track is also loved by the audience. Way to go !!!
GRP wise Star Plus is still at number 1 in GECs; followed by Zee TV, Sony and Colors.
There’s just negligible difference between the three channels and everyone is fighting for number 2 position.
Well, that’s it for today. Let’s see what surprise next week brings. Till then, keep watching your favorite shows and keep yourself entertained!

[TRP Talks] Madhubala HIT & Byah Hamari Bahu Ka did not match up to high expectations!

Television Shows TRP (This week) TRP (Last week)
Diya Aur Baati Hum (StarPlus) 5.0 5.5
Saath Nibhana Saathiya (StarPlus) 3.2 3.2
Ek Hazaron Mein Meri Behena Hai (StarPlus) 3.3 3.8
Balika Vadhu (Colors) 3.3 3.7
Pavitra Rishta (Zee TV) 2.6 2.5
Iss Pyaar Ko Kyaa Naam Doon (Star Plus) 2.9 2.5
Parichay (Colors) 2.6 2.3
Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata hai (Star Plus) 3.5 3.4
Mann Ki Awaaz Pratigya (Star Plus) 2.6 2.1
Sasural Simar Ka (Colors) 2.3 2.1
Uttaran (Colors) 2.9 2.4
Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma (Sab TV) 2.5 2.3
Punar Vivah (Zee TV) 2.9 2.9
Ek Dusre Se Karte Hain Pyaar Hum (Star Plus) 1.4 1.8
Bade Acche Laggte Hain (Sony TV) 2.8 2.6
Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha (Colors) 2.1 1.6
Parvarrish – Kucch Khattee Kucchh Meethi (Sony TV) 1.9 1.8
Kyaa Hua Tera Vaada (Sony TV) 2.4 2.2
Phir Subah Hogi (Zee TV) 2.2 1.8
Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein (Zee TV) 2.2 2.3
Madhubala-Ek Ishq Ek Junoon (colors TV) 2.8 1.5 (Veer Shivaji)
Byaah Hamari Bahu Ka (Sony TV) 0.5 0.6 (KTLK)
Kuch Toh Log Kahenge (Sony TV) (11 PM slot) 1.4

GRPs !!! Wk’22 2012

Television Channels GRP (This week) GRP (Last week)
Set Max 183 237
Star Plus 272 266
Sony TV 206 219
Zee TV 233 217
Colors 221 201
Sab TV 121 115
Life Ok 112 113
Sahara One 41 40
Star Gold 127 134
Movies Ok 68 76

Some other popular shows:

  • IPL T20 Final (Max): Sun 9.1
  • DID Lil Masters (Zee TV): Sun TVR: 3.1 (3.4), Rch: 10.5 (12.3), TSV: 31.2 (28.0), Sat TVR: 5.0 (4.7), Rch: 15.0 (15.0), TSV: 34.5 (29.2)
  • Satyamev Jayate (Star Plus): Avg TVR: 3.0 (2.6)
  • Satyamev Jayate (All 9 Channels): TVR: 3.7 (3.3)
  • Indian Idol (Sony TV): Fri TVR: 2.1 , Rch: 8.9 , TSV: 20.3, Sat TVR: 2.1 , Rch: 9.9 , TSV: 19.2
  • Madhubala (Veer Shivaji) (Colors): Avg TVR: 2.8 (1.5), Avg Rch: 7.1 (4.2), Avg TSV: 15.5 (11.0), Day wise TVR: 2.7, 2.9, 2.4, 2.8, 3.0 (Mon was 1 hr ep)
  • Byaah Hamari Bahu Ka (Kuch Toh Log Kahenge) (Sony TV): Avg TVR: 0.5 (0.6), Avg Rch: 2.3 (2.1), Avg TSV: 7.4 (9.3), Day wise TVR: 0.9, 0.5, 0.5, 0.4, 0.5
  • Adaalat (Sony TV): 1.1 (1.7)
  • CID (Sony TV): Fri – 3.2 (2.6), Sat – 3.6 (3.7)
  • Crime Patrol (Sony TV): Fri – 2.9 (3.3), Sat – 3.5 (3.9)

Too many things happened in last week! Sony TV opened 11 PM slot and Kuch Toh Log Kahenge is shifted to the same. It gained 1.4 ratings. A superb answer to all those who thought the show will not work. Interesting step!

Byaah Hamari Bahu Ka which replaced Kuch Toh Log Kahenge did not quite live up to the expectations in terms of ratings. It is too low for the opening week. Well, the show is practically good, all the best to the team. Wish next week brings out the maximum ratings!

Madhubala- Ek Ishq Ek Junoon on Colors TV, which replaced Veer Shivaji got an awesome opening of 2.8; spontaneously super hit! The entire concept, execution and editing has been crisp and interesting. Let’s see how far it takes colors TV in terms of GRPs. But, as per first week, the show is a HIT HIT!

Indian Idol opened with 2.1. Again, it was not as per expectations according to the intriguing and heart touching promos. Last week was a major one for Sony TV; too many new steps taken by them, one turned out to be great, others not so great! Also, it lost GRPs as well.

GRP wise Star Plus is still at number 1 in GECs; Zee TV has again regained its number 2 position, followed by Colors and Sony TV.

Well, that’s it for today. Let’s see what surprise next week brings. Till then, keep watching your favorite shows and keep yourself entertained! 🙂

[TRP Talks] IPL is over and Diya Aur Baati Hum par sabse zyaada asar!

Television Shows TRP (This week) TRP (Last week)
Diya Aur Baati Hum (StarPlus) 5.5 4.9
Saath Nibhana Saathiya (StarPlus) 3.2 3.4
Ek Hazaron Mein Meri Behena Hai (StarPlus) 3.8 3.9
Balika Vadhu (Colors) 3.7 4.2
Pavitra Rishta (Zee TV) 2.5 2.6
Iss Pyaar Ko Kyaa Naam Doon (Star Plus) 2.5 2.3
Parichay (Colors) 2.3 2.4
Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata hai (Star Plus) 3.4 3.4
Mann Ki Awaaz Pratigya (Star Plus) 2.1 2.2
Sasural Simar Ka (Colors) 2.1 2.0
Uttaran (Colors) 2.4 2.5
Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma (Sab TV) 2.3 2.3
Punar Vivah (Zee TV) 2.9 2.9
Ek Dusre Se Karte Hain Pyaar Hum (Star Plus) 1.8 1.8
Bade Acche Laggte Hain (Sony TV) 2.6 2.6
Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha (Colors) 1.6 1.6
Parvarrish – Kucch Khattee Kucchh Meethi (Sony TV) 1.8 2.0
Kyaa Hua Tera Vaada (Sony TV) 2.2 2.0
Phir Subah Hogi (Zee TV) 1.8 2.0
Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein (Zee TV) 2.3 2.5

GRPs !!! Wk’21 2012

Television Channels GRP (This week) GRP (Last week)
Set Max 237 298
Star Plus 266 262
Sony TV 219 210
Zee TV 217 213.2
Colors 201 212.8
Sab TV 115 116
Life Ok 113 123
Sahara One 40 39
Star Gold 134 138
Movies Ok 76 69

Some other popular shows:

  • DID Lil Masters (Zee Tv): Sun TVR: 3.4 (4.0), Sat TVR: 4.7 (5.1)
  • Satyamev Jayate (Star Plus): Avg TVR: 3.0 (2.6)
  • Satyamev Jayate(All 9 Channels) TVR: 3.7 (3.3)
  • Adaalat (Sony): 1.7 (1.8)
  • CID (Sony): Fri – 2.6 (3.5), Sat – 3.7 (3.4)
  • Crime Patrol (Sony): Fri – 3.3 (3.5), Sat – 3.9 (4.2)

IPL 5 is over and its best positive effect has been witnessed in Diya Aur Baati Hum ratings! It had lot of drama last week and performances of lead actors were worth all praises. Surprisingly even with most interesting matches in its last week, Max ratings decreased!

Bade Acche Laggte Hain completed one year today. Last year the show was launched with great promotions and high expectations. And for a while, it lived up to it too but now the tables have turned. There is lot of happening on its front and a time leap is expected in the show sometime in mid June. Let’s wait and watch what ‘different’ or ‘new’ stuff is in stored for the audience.

Little presence of Barun Sobti aka Arnav in Iss Pyaar Ko Kyaa Naam Doon has got little increase in the ratings. Barun, your fans love you a lot, and we wish you finish your movie shoot ASAP, so you can stop playing hide and seek in your show. 😉

Latest offering by Zee TV, Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke which replaced Choti Bahu season 2, has got an opening of 1.6 which is OK. The promos were good, first week story was more of establishment of characters and gradual story progression. The show does look promising. All the best to the team!

GRP wise Star Plus is still at number 1 in GECs; Sony TV has regained its number 2 position followed by Zee TV and Colors.

Well, that’s it for today. Let’s see what surprise next week brings. Till then, keep watching your favorite shows and keep yourself entertained!

‘Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon’ Can Colors surprise the viewers?

The moment we hear  “Madhubala”  we think of her as one of the most influential and talented Hindi movie actresses. It was the film Mughal-e-Azam that marked what many consider to be her greatest and definitive characterization as the doomed courtesan Anarkali. So is this post about “Madhubala” the actress? Well not really. But some what close to that. So lets find out more about ‘Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon’!

There is no doubt that everyday millions make their way to Mumbai – the city of dreams to struggle for a ticket to the top. And guess what, Year 2012 marks the onset of the 100 years of Indian cinema and to celebrate this landmark moment, COLORS has launched a first-of-its-kind venture on Indian television against the backdrop of the film industry, ‘Madhubala…Ek Ishq, Ek Junoon’.

Madhubala-Ek Ishq Ek Junoon on Colors TV is tipped to be one of the biggest shows even before it made its its debut on 28th May 2012. Colors has left no stone unturned to promote this new show and to add to that it also has a mega star cast with actors like Raj ZutshiDrashti DhamiVivian DsenaShagufta AliSushmita Mukherji and Rakhi Vijan among others. Madhubala is a love story set against the backdrop of the film industry that beautifully weaves in multiple stories of people that challenge their dreams opposed by luck. Shot on a scale to match the grandeur of the film industry, Madhubala will provide a glimpse into the lives of the real Bollywood stars while showcasing the challenges and struggles of the people facing the arclights and fulfilling dreams while being grounded with real emotions in the back.

 

As mentioned that it made its premier yesterday, so what was the first episode about?

The episode opened with a shooting sequence where Balraj Chaudhary (Raj Zutshi) is practicing his skills on his own daughter Trishna. This is set in Motihari, Bihar, where Balraj balances an apple on Trishna’s head who then runs to her mother Padmini (Pallavi Purohit), who is Balraj’s second wife and is seven months pregnant. Balraj’s mother Ammaji (Shagufta Ali) calls up Guruji to predict her son’s future. Guruji (Lalit Parimoo) tells Ammaji that if Padmini delivers a baby boy, then Balraj will flourish but if a baby girl is born, he will perish! Ammaji then spares no efforts and calls for Badi Dai who predicts that Balraj and Padmini will have a baby boy. Both Balraj and Ammaji are very happy with the news and call for a celebration while Padmini secretly escapes from there and makes her way to Mumbai.

But why does Padmini escape to Mumbai? Hang on this is just the beginning. To know more you will have to follow the show on Colors from Monday to Friday at 8:30pm 🙂 

So do let us know your views on this first-of-its-kind venture on Indian television. So Can Colors surprise the viewers !!!

Happy Viewing.

“Balika Vadhu” – 1000 episodes and still counting!

July 21, 2008 was the day when Balika Vadhu — Kachchi Umar Ke Pakke Rishte had started its journey on Indian Television, Colors Channel. Not many of us would have guessed that it will complete its 1000th episode. The practice of child marriage was the main topic around which the show revolved. And soon it was India’s favorite daily soap. Since its launch in 2008, Anandi has become a household name and looked up at as a catalyst of change. At an early age of 8, Anandi’s innocent smile and simple questions took the whole nation by a storm and soon her life was followed by many.

The show has won many prestigious awards during this amazing journey. It won the Apsara Guild Awards – Best Drama Series (Fiction), 8th, 9th and 11th Indian Telly Awards for the best Child Artist Male and Female, Popular Daily Serial, Best Programme With A Social Message and many more individual awards. If you think the journey was a smooth ride, well you are wrong. Balika Vadhu took centre-stage in national politics when members of Janata Dal (United) raised serious objections to the show’s content and demanded it to be taken off air. They said the serial was glorifying child marriage and the I&B Ministry should ban it. So, to avoid going off air, the show started showing slogans at the end of each episode describing the negative effects of child marriage.

And this became a national discussion because it also highlighted the repercussions of ‘child marriage’ besides touching upon several thought provoking and sensitive issues such as adult literacy and women empowerment. The story did take lots of turns and twists portraying Anandi’s difficult times, Jagya’s betrayal and breakdown of her marriage. But despite all this it was finally time for Anandi to make a new beginning leaving behind the bitter past. The 1000th episode did make the story more interesting when a new man named Shiv (Siddharth Shukla) made an entry in Anandi’s life . The elders in the house thought that it was high time that Anandi moves on in life. Shiv is a well groomed charming young man with an army background. He seems to be an energetic yet impatient, good-looking and a self made man of today.

Only time will tell if this new addition will help the channel to attract more viewers and not to forget the TRP’s 😉 So Stay tuned to iDubba and set a reminder for Balika Vadhu and find out about Anandi’s life as she embarks on a new journey… Do let us know if you liked this new start in Anandi’s life.

Happy Viewing