Show: Ganga Ki Dheej
Time: 10 pm, Weekdays
Station: Sahara One
Cast: Kabir Bedi, Ashwini Kalsekar, Leena Jumani
It started off beautifully. The opening sequence reminded us of the one seen in Raavan (only in the cinematographic sense). Right from the word go, the first week’s episodes established every character and storyline with the right amount of drama and dialogue. Everything seemed to have a perfect and tight flow. Till then, you knew you were watching an intense story unfold.
Suddenly, in week two, the director-producers introduced some ‘funny’ and irrelevant characters, which took away from the central plot, that until then, was developing at the right pace and style.
The location and the clothes are beautiful, thankfully not over the top. The only drawback here is that the story is set in Bengal and the locations clearly depict Kerala.
In the acting department, full marks to the casting director for choosing the right actors, for most parts because everyone looks their part. Ashwini Kalsekar as MahaMai is loud and irritating. Kabir Bedi as Dadabhai acts well, but doesn’t shatter that suave western image of his. Leena Jumani as Pankhi has a long way to go.