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TV Review: Reality show score over daily soap

Does every other show remind of the of the previous one? Read our review of two shows, India’s Got Talent Khoj 2 andMera Naam Karegi Roshan and decide for yourself.

tv Updated: Aug 06, 2010 13:48 IST
Rachana Dubey
Rachana Dubey
Hindustan Times

Show: India’s Got Talent Khoj 2

Station: Colors

Time: 9 pm, Friday -Saturday

Cast: Sajid Khan, Kirron Kher and Sonali Bendre

The show got off to a good start. The acts are definitely better than those seen in the previous season. Sajid Khan, in crisp suits, is measured with his criticism.

For instance, if he plans to pan a performance, he does so without using offensive language or expressions, a trait that he shares with his sister Farah.

Sajid KhanKirron Kher and Sonali Bendre, Khan’s co-judges, are as lively as on the previous season. One misses Shekhar Kapoor, but Khan makes up for his absence. The set, however, doesn’t look any different from that of the previous season.

What we like
Sajid Khan as a judge is refreshing. Kirron Kher’s energy is infectious.
The good acts are better than the previous season. The bad acts are worse.

We don’t like
The set could have been designed differently.
The show could have done without certain dangerous and downright ludicrous acts.

Show: Mera Naam Karegi Roshan
Station: Zee TV
Time: 10.30 pm, weekdays
Cast: Sana Sheikh, Yashpal Sharma, Vikram Gokhale

Another family-centric soap that leaves you wondering why you’re watching it. The only draw was the original-sounding story line: a girl taking on the duties of a son at her father’s behest. One would’ve expected the father to die in the first few episodes, after which the daughter would take over his legacy. Three weeks down, the show is still struggling to build up daddy’s exit. Yawn!

What we like
Vikram Gokhale is impressive as usual. Ditto Yashpal Sharma.
Sana Sheikh has improved from her previous show.
The outdoors in the initial episodes were used well.

We don’t like
Vindictive family dramas are commonplace.
The show is very slow.

First Published: Aug 06, 2010 12:35 IST