Sony TV to launch another Gujarati Family Drama – Byah Hamari Bahu Ka!!

As soon as IPL is over, Sony has planned its upcoming show, Byah Hamari Bahu Ka. And guess what; it has already managed to gain the interest of TV viewers. The Promos are all over Sony and as they say in Bollywood – It’s Different ūüėČ So what is this new show all about? Will it live up to the hype that has been created? Will they rule the TRP‚Äôs? Well time will only tell that. Meanwhile let‚Äôs try to find out more about his show.

‚ÄúByah Humari Bahu Ka‚ÄĚ, is a new show on ‚ÄúSony TV‚ÄĚ by JD Majethia. Jamnadas Majethia is an Indian TV serial actor/director and producer. He is a¬†theater¬†actor who is best known for his Gujarati and Sindhi plays and dramas. On stage, he has been active in Gujarati theater for the last 20 years.¬†So what‚Äôs common in serials like Khichdi, Sarabhai v/s Sarabhai, Baa Bahoo Aur Baby and Jasuben Jayantilal Joshi Ki Joint Family? Well apart from having come from the esteemed Hats Off Productions, all the shows had a Gujarati background. So is this new show also about a Gujarati Family? Well based on the Promos it’s clear that this too is about a Vaishnav Family, ie Gujarati Family.

So now that you know about the Producer and a bit of a background about what to expect, let‚Äôs take it one step ahead.¬†Time to reveal the story ūüôā

This is the story of Krish and his soul mate Rajnibala. Krish is also known as Gopikishan, who has never been in love before but soon based on one look at Rajnibala he realises that she is his soul mate.  Krish is from a rich family and Rajnibala belongs to a poor family. This serial also shows the journey of Rajnibala as she adapts in the new environment.

Now it’s time for the star cast.

Well, Popular television actor Gaurav Khanna, seen in serials like ‘Kumkum’,’ Jeevan Saathi,’ ‘Meri Doli Tere Angana’ and’ Yeh Pyar Na Hoga Kam’, has been roped in by Sony TV. Trishika Tiwari has also been roped in as one of the actors. She is known for her stints in Geet Hui Sabse Parayi (Star One) and Phulwa (Colors). Her character‚Äôs name is Namita who is bubbly, chirpy and the over-pampered child of the family. She is Gaurav Khanna‚Äôs sister and in spite of being naughty has a serious back story.¬†Shrenu Parikh, who was last seen in Hawan has been finalised to play the female protagonist in the show.

Wait till you hear this  РNews is that Byah Hamari Bahu Ka will air at 8 pm starting May 28, so that means that Kuch Toh Log Kahenge will finally move to 11 pm slot and the the show has already started promoting it.

Happy Viewing ūüôā

Down the Memory Lane : Sarabhai vs Sarabhai

I’m sure those of you who have seen Sarabhai vs Sarabhai would surely remember all the unique & out-of-the-box characters of the show. For those who have missed this amazing show, here is a brief background about it. Sarabhai vs Sarabhai was aired in 2005 on STAR One channel. The story involved an upper class family based in Mumbai. The show revolved around the life of a fictional Gujarati family, the Sarabhais. They were portrayed as a typical family belonging to the class of elite socialites of Mumbai. They did live in a luxurious apartment in Sarabhai mansion located in the upmarket Cuffe Parade area of South Mumbai. Their family consisted of Indravadan Sarabhai and his wife Maya, who used to live in an apartment with their younger son Rosesh. And their eldest son Sahil and his wife Manisha Sarabhai used to live in the flat opposite theirs.

‚ÄėSarabhai Vs Sarabhai‚Äô went off the air long back, but the re-runs of the popular show have been on-air eversince with a huge viewership . But now that Star One is revamped, all we can do is watch the show on YouTube. Buzz was that a sequel to the show was being planned but nothing was heard about it later. Sarabhai vs Sarabhai had an amazing cast with every character having a special place in the hearts of the audience. Who can forget the sweet fights between Maya and Manisha. Oops.. It’s Monisha. ūüėČ ¬†Actually Maya had changed her name to Monisha before marriage as she thought it was a middle class name. ¬†And the great Indravadan and his two sons, Roshesh and Sahil. You would also recollect those cute moments when Indravadhan would make fun of Roshesh, left right and center ;). And how can we forget¬† Sahil and Monisha’s non stop arguments.

There were also other characters who have made this show memorable. Those include Dushyant (played by the director Deven Bhojani). He was Maya’s son-in-law, married to her daughter Sonya. When the rest of the family was busy¬†discussing¬†some serious matters, he would create a lot of chaos by quoting facts about gadgets and their technical details. He always used Roshesh as a live example during this stage. Do you remember Madhusudan kaka aka Madhu who would refuse to use a hearing aid and this would add a new flamour of humour.¬†Indravadan did really have a tough time explaining Madhu Bhai about the incidents that¬†occurred¬†in the family via enacting them.

Did I forget something.. I Know I Know, you are eagerly waiting for Rosesh’s wonderful Kavita’s. This was one of the major attractions of the show and I am sure that the audience still remember some of his poems. ¬†So let me take this opportunity to take you back to those Mind-blowing poems. Here is one of those masterpieces..

Asman mein uud raha hai kabutar ….
Aasman mein uud raha hai kabutar ….

Hawa mein hain khushi ki aroma
jeet gayi momma, jeet gayi momma
say hi to happiness n tata to trauma
jeet gayi momma, jeet gayi momma

Lagul lagul lagul lagul
laal laal lagul lagul JELLY
jelly ke cabre dancer jaise shareer mein chhupi hai
anjaani ankahee paheli

Jelly hai moma ka mann
narm mulayam meetha
pasand hai ise har koi
sangeeta rita mita aneeta

Khatar khun khatar khun khatar khun
Sun mere dil ki dhun
Tere pyaar ki oiling mil gayi isey
Toh khatar khun ka ho jaayega gun gun

Sarabhai vs Sarabhai is one of the best and the most sophisticated comedy show you will ever see. So let us know if you would like to have it back on Television with new eposides. Do share your favorite Roshesh Poems ūüėČ

Which is your favorite show on “Life OK” channel….

It‚Äôs a tough question and answer to it is even tougher. You might ask “Why” !!! Lets dig in deep to understand what this channel is all about and what kind of shows are being aired on it.

Life OK is an Indian cable and satellite television channel, owned by STAR TV. It was launched on 18th December 2011.¬†The channel replaced STAR Network’s youth-oriented STAR One.Yes it the same STAR ONE that you thinking of. We all remember it primarily for¬†Sarabhai vs Sarabhai, probably one of the best comedy serials on TV in recent years, and for its hit reality shows,¬†Nach Baliye and The Great Indian Laughter Challenge.¬†Currently¬†“Sacch Ka Saamna” is the most popular show on Life OK. This is the only serial that had 40 mins of space and rest all the shows have just 20 mins each to broadcast.
Following is the list of shows that are currently been aired on Life OK :

Main Lakshmi Tere Aangan Ki (Do read our review about this show):¬†¬†‘Main Lakshmi Tere Aangan Ki’ is about a middle class girl called Lakshmi, her inspirational journey towards realizing her dreams. Lakshmi has led a very nominal middleclass life since her childhood, yet she always felt that money is important. Hence she always motivates people to think higher, to rise up in life. The story revolves around her unique love story and how she is perplexed and unable to choose between true love and wealth. Watch ‘Main Lakshmi Tere Aangan Ki’ on Life OK daily at 9.40 pm.
Meri Maa: Meri Maa’ is the story of Jhilmil, a street kid, who is on a mission to look for her real mother. The story revolves around the tryst that Jhilmil has to undergo just to survive alone; and how Pratibha, her mother, faces depression and social stigma for losing her daughter at a local event. The show leads on into how Jhilmil meets different people, some kind and some hurtful, towards her in her journey to locate her real mother while Pratibha too never stops looking for her missing child. Will Pratibha and Jhilmil ever meet again? Be a part of Jhilmil’s journey, to find out more watch ‘Meri Maa’ on Life OK daily at 9 pm.
Devon Ke Dev… Mahadev:¬†‘Devon ke Dev…Mahadev’ is the story of Shiva, the most powerful God within the Hindu culture, as a sansarik or householder. The show portrays his journey from a hermit to a house holder. Sati who is the daughter of Daksh, a staunch Lord Vishnu devotee, is drawn to Shiva against the wishes of her father. Experience the mesmerizing journey of Sati falling in love with Shiva, her point of view of the Mahadev…the most charismatic God of Hindu mythology only on Life OK daily at 8 pm.
Zindagi Kahe… Smile Please :¬†‘Zindagi Kahe… Smile Please’ is a family show on a lighter note. It is the journey of a rich family who learns the value of relationships from its servants. The story explores what would happen if there is a role reversal between the master and servant. Watch it on Life OK daily at 8.40 pm.
Tum Dena Saath Mera:¬†‘Tum Dena Saath Mera’ is about a newly married romantic couple Abhilasha and Manan, who move to Mumbai from a small town and have opposite aspirations from life. While on one hand, Abhilasha, a meek, dependent woman who looks towards others to make her decisions, desires love and a simple life; on the other hand, Manan, her husband is stubborn and ambitious in chasing material success. A hardworking professional, Manan has forgotten to stop and enjoy the simple pleasures that are all around him. The show revolves around the romance of the couple and what it takes to survive in a city like Mumbai, while trying to catch the small joys that life has to offer. Come, share Manan and Abhilasha‚Äôs experiences, watch ‘Tum Dena Saath Mera’ on Life OK daily at 8.20 pm.
Dil Se Di Dua… Saubhagyavati Bhava?¬†: ‘Dil se di dua‚ĶSaubhagyavati Bhava?’ is about the struggle of Jahnvi, who is faced with any girl’s worst fears – an over-possessive and abusive husband, Viraj. To the outside world, Viraj is suave and charming, at home he is a different man. Viraj, who has had an abusive childhood, is irrationally dominating while being sweet, polite and nice. While everyone sees Viraj as the perfect husband, it is only Jahnvi who knows and deals with the manipulative and irrational side of him. Will Jahnvi be able to bear Viraj’s atrocities or will she be able to find a way out of her pain? Come, share Jahnvi’s onward journey, watch ‘Saubhagyavati Bhava?’ on Life OK daily at 10 pm.
So now that you have an idea about the kind of shows that are telecasted on “Life OK”, it might be easy for you to decide your favorite show. Do let us know your views about this new channel. Is it here to stay or it‚Äôs just a pass ? Can it make a special place in the hearts of Indian Television audience. We‚Äôll wait and watch.

Happy Viewing.

Main Lakshmi Tere Aangan Ki – potentially paisa vasool

The newly launched Life OK, a replacement of the youth-focussed Star One, has quite the varied programming portfolio – the most high profile ones from its line up¬†being¬†the issue-based serial Saubhagyavati Bhava, which¬†depicts the life of a¬†domestic violence victim, the mythological serial Devon Ke Dev …Mahadev, which¬†narrates the love¬†story of Sati and Shiv, Meri Maa, a serial¬†that explores the bond between a mother and her lost child, and the second season of¬†Sach Ka Saamna, the reality show hosted by Rajeev Khandelwal¬†that gives people a platform¬†to pledge their fight against corruption on. However, today let’s have a look at one of the more light-hearted features on offer from Life OK – Main Lakshmi Tere Aangan Ki, which airs on the channel everyday at 9.40pm.

Unconventionally for a serial heroine, Lakshmi (Shraddha Arya), is a girl obsessed with money. At the age of 9 she zoned in on Arjun Aghnihotri, son of the richest family in Kanpur, as the prince she will marry one day so she can have lots of money at her disposal. You’d think over the years this thought would have been forgotten as a childish whim but instead, if possible, the idea seems to her even more plausible now. On hearing that Arjun (Sudeep Sahir) has completed his studies and returned from London to handle his father’s business she lands outside the gates of his¬†mahal-like house hoping for a meeting. One¬†nazar¬†is all that’s needed for him to become¬†fida¬†over her, she reckons. Sounds like a gold-digger you’re thinking, but her characterisation isn’t as judgemental as that. Lakshmi thinks that everyone deserves to live a better and bigger life. She has indeed successfully encouraged many in her town to aim higher. Her own dreams of becoming rich one day are also not limited to luxuries for herself – she wants to give her family all the happiness in the world, though ofcourse in her head this means showering them with material gifts.

Initially Lakshmi’s constant¬†gyaan-giving about dreaming and working hard to chase those dreams seems a bit off-putting because you wonder why she isn’t working hard herself instead of standing around waiting for a¬†rajkumar¬†to drown in her eyes. But slowly you realise that she isn’t one for inaction. With the money she earns from her dance classes she’s going to gift her accountant sister and journalist¬†jeejaji-to-be a car. By investing in carefully chosen shares she has doubled her income to better help with the daily expenses of the house. She and her sister help their¬†buaji¬†with the daily chores of the house and are vigilant about being economic in their¬†kharcha-paani. Not as air-headed as one may initially have thought, then. In fact, the serial takes pains to establish Lakshmi’s entrepreneurial credibility – first by having her give share market advice to the hero, someone who holds a management degree from Oxford, and having the hero acknowledge it to be sound, and then through a track where she wishes her father to invest in a plot scheme and the audience suspects the family will end up losing their money over it but it turns out she was right, though her father (understandably) didn’t have the courage to undertake the risk.

Aside from the characterisation of its heroine MLTAK is worth watching for its adorable romance. Arjun and Lakshmi are an interesting pair. He’s smitten the moment she goes all Miss Latar Patar on him and she makes it clear, to his surprise and delight, that she’s about to get married to The Arjun Aghnihotri so he better not get any ideas. Ofcourse Arjun wants her to love him for himself and not his money so he decides to win her heart as Ajay Sharma first. Watching Arjun woo Lakshmi and seeing Lakshmi realise that what she has right now is more precious than the pots of gold she’s always chasing after is bound to be an enjoyable journey. It’s very fairytale¬†filmi¬†ofcourse – she thinks Arjun will fall for her as soon she comes in front of him …and conveniently enough he really does, but who doesn’t love a good “happily ever after”!

If MLTAK continues in its current vein, as a melodrama free, light-hearted and breezy romance along with some slice of¬†aam zindagi¬†moments it should do quite well. Time is money, they say. Well, your time watching this show would be well spent in that case ūüėČ

For more of guest blogger Nakhrewali’s¬†opinions check out her blog:¬†Serious About Serials

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Star One’s reality India’s Magical Star!!

According to sources ,Star One is coming up with a brand new reality show India’s Magical Talent.In other words Star One gave a chance to budding talents in india.This is the first time that such a reality show, a competition between magicians, will be launched sometime in ¬†June.Though the registrations was upto 5th April this year.The production house has got a set of great talented¬†magicians who will be seen competing with one another by performing all kinds of magical acts.

The show will have two senior magicians as judges along with a bollywood celebrity ,though they have not been finalised yet.The format will most probably be the two magicians will be mentors cum judges in the show.It is said that the India’s Magical Show has a foreign crew from IMA(International Magician Association) helping in ¬†designing the magic arts.