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Playing on the extremes!

Dil Se Diya Vachan on Zee TV and Raaz Pichhle Janam Ka 2 on Imagine are the new shows on televison to look forward to. Find out what to watch for.
Hindustan Times | By Rachana Dubey, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2010 03:49 PM IST

Show:Dil Se Diya Vachan
Station: Zee TV
Time: 7 pm
Cast: Neena Gupta, Gaurav Khanna and others

It’s a Maharashtrian lady doctor and her family’s story. They’re looking for a perfect match for their son and zero in on an orphaned girl whom everyone in the neighbourhood has problems accepting, but the mother-in-law turns her saviour.

The storywriters have put in every element that can attract a lady viewer: a nasty older daughter-in-law, a bunch of saccharine sweet men including the husband, the sons and the samdhi, and a conservative aunty who doesn’t want the alliance to work.

It’s a typical soap with some plus points. Neena Gupta gets better with every show and role. As a mother and mother-in-law, she comes across chilled out and in the skin of her character Kalyani. Her saris are to watch out for. Vandana Joshi as Nandini is okay but can do better. It’s great to see Jayashree T return as the conservative kashta-clad aunty. She does justice to her part.

On the minus side, the show moves slowly. The set of the house is a bit lavish for a middle class family. Even the timing is such that one may just end up missing it out.

Rating- ***

What we like
Neena Gupta and Jayshree T’s work.

We don’t like
Typical elements, slow paced storyline.

Raaz Pichhle Janam KaShow: Raaz Pichhle Janam Ka 2


Time: 9 pm, Saturday

Cast: Ravi Kissen, Dr Trupti Jayin and subjects

Nothing has changed. If you didn’t see the doctor’s streaked hair, you would think that the channel was running a repeat telecast of the show’s first season and what you were watching were probably the episodes you missed.

It’s the same clock that works anti-clockwise, the same host, who opens and closes the show, and the doctor who helps you go back and forth in time with past life regression therapy.

As for novelty, the time slot is different. It runs once a week. The show induces sleep more than sparking off interest. Dramatised recreation of events is okay.

Ravi Kissen has nothing much to do. Dr Jayin does her job well. However, the absence of any novelty kills it, big time. Skip it please.

Rating- *

What we like
Channel’s bravery to bring the show back.

We don’t like
There’s nothing new to watch out for.

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