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No justice delivered here!

From serials with no women in it, to programs with the most controversial item girl 'delivering justice', there is a lot happening on the idiot box. Read on to know what it has in store.

tv Updated: Nov 12, 2010 12:52 IST
Rachana Dubey
Rachana Dubey
Hindustan Times

Show: Saas Bina Sasural
10 pm, weekdays
Station: Sony Entertainment
Cast: Ravi Dubey, Aishwarya Sakhuja, Darshan Jariwala

Regardless of what happens to the show in terms of viewer ratings, it can be touted as one of the best new shows on TV right now. The concept is very cool.

Most dailies are essentially about conflicts between a saas and a bahu whether they deal with child marriage, female foeticide or any other problem. There is no saas here. It is about seven men in a family, out of which, one gets married and the drama begins.

The treatment of the show makes it fun to watch. It’s quite light on the mind and the heart. The lead couple looks really cute together. The casting has been done carefully. No one makes the show drag. The dialogue, the script and the story gel nicely. The show can retain audience attention if it continues the way it is right now, fast and fun.

On the flipside, it draws a little bit from certain old Hindi movies like Satte Pe Satta, but only in passing. The fact that the show is different from every other one in the lot might just kill it in the current time slot.

Rating- *** 1/2

What we like
Fun and fast, with a fantastic concept and treatment

We don’t like
The time slot

Show: Rakhi Ka Insaaf
Time: 10 pm, Saturday
Station: Imagine
Cast: Rakhi Sawant and a bunch of losers

Picture this: one hour, on Saturday night, you have to watch Rakhi Sawant, sorting out personal matters in public domain with chappals being thrown around, physical fights and loud discussions. To top it all, there’s Sawant, in awful costumes and weird expressions, trying to provide justice to the aggrieved.

It’s a fun idea that draws in bits and pieces from various shows including Oprah Winfrey’s chat show and Aap Ki Kachehri. Many would enjoy watching Rakhi Sawant dance, make loud remarks and try to be funny. But it’s a bit much to digest her in this avatar. Even the matters dealt with are, in some cases, quite frivolous and mundane.

The time slot is the best aspect of the show. You can happily miss it.

Rating- **

What we like
The idea of settling personal matters out of court, on TV

We don’t like
The issues being dealt with

First Published: Nov 02, 2010 13:17 IST