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Rama, Rama, what’s the drama?

Here's what we think of this week's new shows Ram Milayee Jodi, Gunahon Ka Devta. Read on for more.

tv Updated: Oct 08, 2010 14:18 IST
Rachana Dubey
Rachana Dubey
Hindustan Times

Show: Ram Milayee Jodi
9.30 pm
Station: Zee TV
Cast: Nishant Malkani and Priyal Gor
Everything is jalebi sweet here: the girl, the boy, their families, friends, neighbours and distant cousins. You’re sure to get diabetes before the show ends! There’s naach-gaana, a dose of emotional drama and some forced comic moments. The idea behind the show could have been to depict the confluence of two cultures. But it leaves you thinking if you’re actually watching an extended televised version of Jab We Met because the boy and girl are supposedly as similar as chalk and cheese (don’t ask who is what).

Everyone hams, including the two newcomers in the lead, who still have a long way to go before they can call themselves actors. The clothes are too loud, as if everyone’s attending a wedding every minute.

On the sunny side, there are moments when the girl actually charms you and the boy seems believable. But otherwise, this franchise is worth a watch, if you have nothing, nothing more to do!

What we like
The scattered funny moments.

We don’t like
The characters hamming endlessly.

Show: Gunahon Ka Devta
9.30 pm
Station: Imagine
Cast: Tanvi Bhatia, Ashish Sharma
Set in the fictitious UP town Lallanpur where a male child learns to operate a gun before he learns to hold a pen, this one’s another drama set in the hinterland. There’s a woman head of family who doubles up as the terrorising chief goon. Yeah, sure, we’re over Ammajis and Maasas to now gulp down bhaujee.

Our lead goon is in love with a damsel whom he saved from distress. The girl is about to be married to another crooked character when, love takes charge. Heard that before?

On the sunnyside, the lingo, the body language and even the style of dressing is close to real. Baring a few, all the actors have performed well, especially Ashish Sharma who makes Avdhesh Singh believable.

On the flipside, the story after a point becomes quite predictable. If there’s still a long time before the show wraps up, the makers can certainly do something about this.

What we like
Ashish Sharma’s performance.

We don’t like
A near-predictable storyline.

First Published: Oct 08, 2010 14:06 IST