Premiere Review: KarnSangini on StarPlus : Not Mythology, Just Good Fiction

Karnsangini is based on a book called Karna’s Wife by Kavita Kane- a commercially successful work of fiction that came out a few years ago. Before I write about the merits of the show in terms of entertainment, it’s important to note that it cannot be considered a mythological work, since Mahabharat makes no mention of Uruvi or any conflict of love interest between Arjun … Continue reading Premiere Review: KarnSangini on StarPlus : Not Mythology, Just Good Fiction

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#GuestReview: 21 Sarfarosh: Saragarhi 1897 – Akanksha

121 years since the conflict, the Indian audience have now been introduced to 21 Sarfarosh: Saragarhi 1897, a fiction show inspired by the real–life story of 21 brave soldiers of 36th Sikh regiment of the British Indian Army who defended an army outpost at Saragarhi in the North-West Frontier Province against an onslaught of over 10,000 Pashtun and Orakzai tribals in September 1897 in what … Continue reading #GuestReview: 21 Sarfarosh: Saragarhi 1897 – Akanksha

Siya Ke Ram – Painting Ramayana with a Feminist Brush

The TV show Siya Ke Ram on Star Plus , inching towards a sombre closure, delivered a strong statement last week. In the episode that aired on 25th October, Lord Ram, who has carried the ‘Maryada Purushottam” epithet since time immemorial, was reprimanded by his wife Sita in no uncertain terms. By re-igniting the age old debate surrounding Ram’s credentials as a husband, the show … Continue reading Siya Ke Ram – Painting Ramayana with a Feminist Brush

Badho Bahu : Review

As a general rule, I keep my distance from anything on TV with the B word in it. For obvious reasons. “Bahu” instantly translates itself to- copious tears, silent martyrdom and annoyingly ideal dialogues. However I must confess that recently, a most unlikely show has caught my  fancy and it’s called Badho Bahu on &TV. This show is about a bahu (no prizes for guessing … Continue reading Badho Bahu : Review

Viewer’s Review :Naagin by Maith Iyenger

  I am not a regular watcher of TV, being more of a reader – and I love a well-told fantasy. I see the popularity among Indians, of western fantasy tropes such as vampires and werewolves and wondered, why, despite a vast tradition of homegrown fantasy, Indian fantasy was not given prominence in our movies or TV.The one exception to the lack of Indian fantasy … Continue reading Viewer’s Review :Naagin by Maith Iyenger