Sab TV: Shri Adi Manav
Time: 8 pm, Friday
Cast: Vrajesh Hirjee and company
If you’ve seen a movie called Tom Dick and Harry directed by Deepak Tijori (I pity you, really), you’d know where this show came from. Apart from lacking in originality, it lacks almost everything, including an impressive star cast. On a good day, I wonder if anyone would be interested in watching Vrajesh Hirjee and his two funny friends trying to be one up on each other.
Three guys - one deaf, one dumb and the third one, who’s blind, live together. The attempt to use this one-line plot to come up with an entire series should be applauded, specially when someone tried to make a limited two-hour movie and didn’t quite do justice to it. The gags and situations are really funny. But then, it’s not always that you’ll laugh. You can tune in to this one if you are starved for fun and there’s no other option.
What we like
* The funny lines that are thrown at us quite often. The actors get their timing right quite often, though. The concept is fresh for TV.
and don’t like
* The concept has already been used in a film and rejected.
At times, the effort made to make it funny is easily visible.