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Sneak peek: Pratigya

tv Updated: Dec 09, 2009 19:47 IST

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Time: 10.30 pm, weekdays

Cast: Pooja Gaur, Arhaan Behl, Shahab Khan, Ankit Gera

This one’s a story of a girl from a small town who puts her foot down to fight eve-teasing. Pratigya Saksena is a student from Lucknow who encounters eve teasers on her way home to Allahabad. The rest of her co-passengers on the train behave like mannequins in a store (a little unbelievable at the outset, but true). A Sikh guy comes to her rescue but it doesn’t help. Meanwhile, Pratigya’s father who receives her at the station thinks that she should have just ignored them. Right, the story and its execution are above average but they can be a lot better than this. The leading lady, Pooja Gaur, looks a little stressed to deliver her part. There are moments when one can see that she is making a lot of effort to look and behave naturally.

The guys playing goons came across a lot more convincingly but two of them do go overboard, crying and pleading when the police officer takes them to task.

The story moves fast in the first two episodes. The show could only work if the pace and most importantly, the issue it focuses on, are kept intact.