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Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon : The game changer for romance on Indian TV

By Sreejeeta Ghosh (Guest Contributor) The Law of Diminishing Marginal Utility states that the more we consume a product, the less it satisfies us over time.  And Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon (IPKKND) is a great contradiction to that law.  It started as a simple romance show but with time turned into a (nearly) cult romance classic. Romance is universal, but no one brought … Continue reading Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon : The game changer for romance on Indian TV

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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

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

P.O.W : Bandi Yuddh Ke : An Indian TV Upgrade?

On 7th Nov, P.O.W,  Bandi Yudhh Ke,  premiered amidst high anticipation, thanks to Star’s extensive campaign under the Nayi Soch banner. The teasers released were exquisitely crafted,  revealing an emotionally charged story  that promised nail -biting suspense. The  first episode delivered on all these promises,  easily establishing P.O.W as the best television show currently on Indian TV . It was a tightly written episode that … Continue reading P.O.W : Bandi Yuddh Ke : An Indian TV Upgrade?

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