Every other day, new TV shows are launched on the small screen. Here, we look at a few that are drawing to a close, and evaluate what worked for them and what didn’t.
What worked: The story about two icchadhari naagins (shape-shifting snakes) — Shivanya (Mouni Roy) and Shesha (Adaa Khan) — and their thirst for revenge. The show topped the TRP charts, as many viewers ended up watching it out of sheer curiosity.
What didn’t work: Though the supernatural element of the show was lapped up by the viewers, the show was also labelled regressive by many.
Meri Awaaz Hi Pehchaan Hai
What worked: The show’s cast that included of Amrita Rao, Pallavi Joshi, Deepti Naval and Zarina Wahab, and the story that revolved around the rivalry between two sisters in the music industry.
What didn’t work: The pace of the show and the graph of the characters. The rivalry hasn’t even been explored yet.
What worked: The show’s refreshing story about a girl (played by Anuja Sathe), who dares to dream. She also speaks up against a manipulative husband, to fight for her self-respect
What didn’t work: The narrative and pace of the show, which took a while to reach the crux of the story
Silsila Pyaar Ka
What worked: The show had a good start, as the story about a possessive mother (Shilpa Shirodkar). Her son (Abhay Vakil) falls for a girl (Chhavi Pandey), but because his mother doesn’t approve of their relationship, she starts manipulating their lives.
What didn’t work: The way the story progressed didn’t connect with the audience. The lead pair also didn’t work.
Ending: First week of June
Adhuri Kahaani Hamari
What worked: The story about love, jealousy and rebirth. Mahima Makwana’s portrayal of the protagonist also drew audiences to the show.
What didn’t work: The show’s decision to follow the trend of supernatural elements by introducing a naagin and daayan (witch; played by Rashami Desai).
Ended: May 13
What worked: Narayani Shastri’s portrayal of a rustic don. Soon, it became a saas-bahu drama about her possessiveness for her son (Gaurav S Bajaj) and her hatred for his wife (Kritida Mistry). Initially, this angle worked well too.
What didn’t work: The pairing of Gaurav and Kritida. Post the leap, Gulki Joshi played the new protagonist, but was later replaced by Sreejita De, as there wasn’t enough chemistry between her and the lead actor.
Woh Teri Bhabhi Hai Pagle
What worked: The love triangle between Dr Diya (Krishna Gokani), a fake heart surgeon, Ranbeer (Ather Habib), and gangster Nathu Nakabandi (Ali Asgar), who is pretending to be a patient
What didn’t work: The not-so-funny and over-the-top gags and plots
Ending: June 6