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The Anupamaa Appeal

It’s been more than a year since Starplus launched a seemingly run-of-the-mill show called Anupamaa about a little-educated housewife whose life revolves around her family, with little or no reciprocation. What else is new, you ask? I did too and was mildly tempted to watch just because of the consistently high TRPs. But well, TRPs have hardly been an indication of quality content when it … Continue reading The Anupamaa Appeal

AHALYA, THE SHORT MOVIE:JUSTICE IS SERVED

When the doorbell rings at the start of Sujoy Ghosh’s 14 minute short film, Ahalya, it rings in your ears as a premonition.  It rings to disturb a status quo, a cacophonous silence which has persisted long enough for anybody’s comfort. Indra Sen, the police officer ringing the doorbell, carries an inadvertent doomed look while he peruses the sinister looking dilapidated building. This moroseness changes … Continue reading AHALYA, THE SHORT MOVIE:JUSTICE IS SERVED

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Devon Ke Dev Mahadev: Why It’s Different

While Mythology has come back with a bang on TV with the roaring success of the masterpiece Devon ke Dev Mahadev,  I would not bet   on just a mythological theme to have the same amount of success everywhere. Many new programs of this genre have been introduced, hoping to cash in on the sudden love of fantastical stories among viewers. But is simply joining the … Continue reading Devon Ke Dev Mahadev: Why It’s Different