One year, nine months and eight days ago. Yes, that’s when Mahadev blessed us, with Devon Ke Dev.. Mahadev. The trailers seemed extremely intriguing, attractive, and enchanting. I remember telling myself, “Okay, Ishma. This is one show you ought to follow, if it really turns out to be the way it seems –subtly magnificent.”

Cut to 18th December,2011. The impressive Background Score, VFX, a superman in deep meditation. His eyes, closed, yet expressive. The rudraksh broke off from his arm, travelled, only to reach those delicate hands, unaware of their real power. Sati, had found the first step to reach her Shiva. In the first episode itself, came the moment, which, in my opinion, was the bedrock of Mahadev.375370_2559642344518_10837746_n

With every episode, the story attracted me more, and more. Power packed performances by the enigmatic Mohit Raina, charming Mouni Roy, graceful Sonarika Bhadoria, and now, Puja Bannerjee ; have left me spellbound.

The story, screenplay and the path breaking dialogues, have given Mahadev its soul.

“Main woh hoon, jo nahi hai…Jo nahi hai, woh main hoon..”

“Main toh vairagi goon, na sammaan ka moh, na apman ka bhay..”

“Prem kya hai, yeh tum pooch rahi ho?”

“Tum meri shakti, main tumhara Shiv..”

And most lately,

“Ansh nahi, Vikalp..”

“Satya Keh Raha Hoon Main..”

Shakti kabhi Shaktiheen nahi ho sakti…”

 imagesCA0OWNQWWhat amazes me is the treatment the entire team has given to God. Indian TV has seen God before, but only as a stiff boon giver, or an evil-destroyer.  But, this show, re-defined God. Gave Him a humane touch. Not just the professional front, we got to see God at the personal front as well.  As a lover, as a husband, as a father.

Coming to the music. Goodness, could we ever get to hear such pious music anywhere else? It enhances the magic.

imagesCAATAPIBEach episode of Devon Ke Dev… Mahadev, has the ability to create an aura. Its depth forced you to look into IT, and look into YOURSELF. It absorbs you, until you learn how to absorb it. Is it just me, or do many of you too, feel drained after watching the episode?

Mahadev gives each person in the audience to interpret every episode in his or her respective way.  And again, Mohit Raina… He is a rare talent! Self taught, entirely and so thoughtful. He has RIGHTLY been named Mohit. The epitome of charm, and talent.

Devon Ke Dev.. Mahadev, has taught Indians how to accept antagonists and their views. In a country like India, where beliefs regarding mythological antagonists are so rigid, this show has efficiently made people cry on a villain’s death (Emotions at their peak), especially, Jalandhar.imagesCAW4P2TV

Mahadev has completed an epic 500 epiCsodes,  and even now, it attracts me with the same force, as it did before ; or perhaps, stronger. Take a bow, Team Mahadev. You have given a teenager a glorious chance to widen her horizon! Har Har Mahadev! J

Ishma Raina is a high school student, an enthusiastic viewer-reviewer at @dramasD on twitter.If you too want to write about your favorite shows, mail us at

22 responses to “Devon Ke Dev Mahadev – Ishma Raina”

  1. I love Ishma’s passion for the show and her detailed interactions with Utkarsh – she brings all of that to this very well written review! We all love the show for various reasons, and she’s captured all of them I think!

    1. Hey! Thanks Maith.. Yes, you got that right..Compilation ans consolidation of content.. Thats what its all about.. 😉
      Thanks again!

  2. Hmm…What do I say Ishma? U have written it fabulously! My most fav part being the para after those dialogues regarding the humane touch being brought! U covered each n every aspect!
    N yeah this had depth too! 😉

    1. Thank youuu Simran! You know very well how I feel for the show! 🙂

  3. Very well written Ishma….M sure it says it all what we wan to convey…grt reviews…and ofc such grt viewers-reviewer can be only for a show like DKDM. Kudos to the team on extremely successfull 500 episodes 🙂 God bless 🙂

    1. Thank You so much for your compliments! 🙂 yes, Mahadev ki kripa.. That’s what is all about! God bless you too!

  4. ohh yeah.. V can never get tired of discussing DKDM.. can v?? 😉 This one show jiske dialogues bhi yaad rehte hai bcoz they r so catchy! This is more than just a show! This is a memory, an experience!
    Very well written ishma 🙂

    1. Thank you Anushree..(Yeah, I prefer calling you Anushree, not Anu..) 😉
      yes.. Mahadev is seemless.. so are the discussions! :p

  5. matter how many times we have already discussed this, it always sounds so new 🙂 great job Ishma 🙂

  6. Beautifully written by u Ishma dear. You have put all ur feelings in this article. Loved it so much sweetheart. Awesum, fantastic, great, coll, nice etc… etc… etc… 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  7. Beautifully written Ishma. All your thoughts from ur mind has been out by you in a beautiful manner. Loved it so much sweetheart. Awesum, fantastic, great, pure and and article full of feelings 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    1. Thanks you so much! 🙂 Just a humble attempt.. And hopefully, a successful one! 😉

      1. Yup its a successful attempt dear. Loved it so much 🙂 🙂

  8. This is just amazing Ishu! My little girl has written with such depth that you do not even have to visualize Mahadev because I feel that she has painted Mahadev through this piece and not just written about him.
    I am really proud Ishu.

    1. Thank you so much.. You saying this means a lot.. It was a first attempt.. Really really happy you liked it Mamu! 🙂 More to come, soon! 🙂

  9. a true mohitian..:)

    1. MASSIVE COMPLIMENT! 🙂 thankyou!

  10. Mahadev will bless you.

  11. Just read it today … 🙂 So lovely putting up of thoughts … Yes how cud I forget… #MohLady U are… beautifully written… I strongly feel tat every MOHITian can connect up to ur writing …!! Not much to say Just KUDOS… !! 🙂 😉

    1. Thanks a lot.. Glad I was able to reach to Mohitians! 🙂

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