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Seasonal returns on television

Crime Patrol and Rahul Dulhaniya Le Jayega, both shows return in their second edition, only one impresses. The Dulhaniyas are extremely ordinary looking, even after loads of heavy make-up and costumes writes Rachana Dubey.

tv Updated: Feb 03, 2010 19:24 IST
Rachana Dubey

Rahul MahajanCrime Patrol

Time: 8.30 pm

Cast: Sakshi Tanwar, Anoop Soni and police case files

Crime-based shows should be dealt with objectively and sensitively. Both of which happens in this show. News channels have a lesson to learn and an example to follow. Sakshi Tanwar and Anoop Soni discuss real life crime cases at the actual locations they took place in with real details, supported by the dramatisation of the incident. For instance, a crime has happened in a specific locality in Delhi, the episode is shot at that location.

Here, both Soni and Tanwar appear sensible. None of them go overboard like the anchors do on news channels during their special crime capsules. This show is gloomy, hence may not appeal to the soap-loving audience. But the content is A-rate and very well made.

Rahul Dulhaniya Le Jayega
Time: 8 pm
Cast: Rahul Mahajan, Ram Kapoor and 15 prospective nervous brides

Rahul Mahajan is apparently nervous. Ram Kapoor is acting as his sounding board. By the time you’ve seen the 15 brides — you’re choked. Not because you’re overwhelmed, excited or emotional; but because you can’t take any more. The girls are extremely ordinary looking, even after loads of heavy make-up and costumes.

The swagat ceremony was far from impressive. Worse: the show tries to make Mahajan look like Prince Charming and the girls, wannabe princesses. The show succeeds in the latter half, but fails miserably in the former. In the first half an hour, the girls fight over who gets more time with the groom. Mahajan, meanwhile, tries to be nice to everyone, but it hardly makes a mark. Bitching and fighting are at the peak from the word go. Tsk! Spare us the horror.