Janaki Viswanathan awards telly points to five serials being currently screened this week on the small screen.
Kasamh Se, Zee TV, 9 pm
Didi and two bahenas are reunited at a mandir. Didi delivers an impassioned speech about life, death, revenge, face-lift, destiny and uparwala. This didi is the one to watch.. she has survived plastic surgery, generation leaps, murder, kidnapping and husband-stealing. How about a wild card entry into the Survivor Series?
Saat Phere, Zee TV, 9.30 pm
He knows he’s terminally ill. He doesn’t know wife knows.Wife doesn’t want him to know that she knows. “Why do I have the best wife in the world?” asks husband, clenching his jaw. Wife sniffles before replying, “Because you’re a good husband.” They swear to remain together for saat janams. And then fall asleep. Heavens, so are you actually.
Math ki safai
Balika Vadhu, Colors, 8 pm
Youngest bahu on the tube waits for her husband outside school gate. The multiplication tables for 15 are being taught. Little girl remembers her own school days and gets teary-eyed. Sad. But her tears dry up pronto when the teacher sets a math problem for the class. Little bahu starts solving it right there outside the gate, scrawling on the mud. Can she get any more adorable? Chweet!
Raja ki Aayegi Baraat, Star Plus, 8 pm
The prince finally marries the palace maid. The venue: a newly constructed temple. Her maang is filled with sindoor.. the temple’s pillars wobble. The mangalsutra is worn.. the floor shivers. The idol is showered with holy water.. and starts losing colour.. the floor cracks. The newly married couple is confused.. the king is furious. A shaky foundation indeed.
Such a long engagement
Sujata , Sony TV, 10 pm
The hall is set, the aarti ki thali is prepared, the rings are in place. But girl’s mother is distracted. She drops the thali. Then, she picks up every single rose petal from the floor, constantly glancing at her daughter (in blinding green and orange) and shifty-eyed dulha. Fresh thali is brought in. Rings are almost exchanged. Mum’s now looking at the open door and then at the daughter. Almost like watching a tennis match. Finally, mum screams, “Nahiin… abhi nahin!” When then? Break ke baad?