(New web series on zee tv amidst Corona Scare)
Due to the sudden outbreak of Corona, everyone is suffering a lot along with tv industry. The shooting of current shows has stopped so there are no new episodes to telecast on tv. Some channels are playing old episodes, some are playing popular old shows or popular shows from other channel on Main channel like Star plus. Zee TV has come up with a brilliant solution to this problem. Zee tv has its own Ott platform where they have many web series. So they will show Ekta Kapoor shows on prime time which are only available on Jio Cinema, Zee5 and Alt Balaji app. Currently the lockdown has been increased to 21 days and three new shows are re launched on zee TV and they are – Karle tu bhi Mohabbat, Baarish (2019)and Kehne ko Humsafar hain.Baarish is the show which caught my attention not because of the story but it’s depiction of story in backdrop of Mumbai Rains. As we don’t have anything new to watch on tv right now, this seems like a good alternative for now. So Baarish is the story of a middle class Maharashtrain Gauravi(Asha Negi) who works at diamond Jewellery store of Mehta Diamond, whose owner is Anuj (Sharma joshi). So Anuj’s sister falls in love with Gauravi’s Brother but Gauravi’s brother decline the marriage proposal because of her elder sister Gauravi is still unmarried, Anuj’s mother comes up with a brilliant solution to marry Anuj and Gauravi. Doesn’t that ring a bell, if you have been watching Ekta kapoor dramas for a while then you would know its story seems similar to popular show ‘Bade Ache Lagta hain'(Ram kapoor and Sakshi tanwar) which has been shown on sony tv for I don’t remember how many episode but it must be around 500. I don’t know why Ekta Kapoor had to make the show with same story again just adding new actors with a little bit of change in storyline and Mumbai Rains in backdrop. Gauravi and Anuj seems mismatch at first but after a while they seem more perfect with each other than anyone else.Gauravi at first seems like a Cinderella but she doesn’t need a Knight and shining armour to save herself from this world. She insists on sharing her salary with her parents, this is such a bold move from a girl who is marriageable age and wants to share her family’s burden otherwise this family wouldn’t be able to make ends meet. She raises a fair question if a man shares his salary with his parents why can’t a girl do the same? And her mother’s replies it would take 15 more years to reach to that stage but I think that time has come, its just that man has to accept it. Education and career is so very important for millennials these days, but family is as important.In one scene Sharman Joshi ask the hotel staff to give him the leftover food so that he can feed to the needy. He seems like a member of robinhood army who helps feed the less fortunate with the help of leftovers given by restaurants and people. How great it would be if people would give away the leftover food to these people instead of throwing it away in garbage. So one last thing this show also has dashing Vikram Singh Chauhan(Yeh Jadoo hai Jinn ka) as Asha Negi s brother, this could be one of the reason to watch it.So the second show is ‘Karle tu bhi mohabbat‘ by our famous Ram kapoor and Sakshi tanwar and their bitter sweet bickering. It was okay in ‘Bade ache lagte hain’ and we dealt with it. But making the show on the base of their fights and with poor storyline is just too much for me to take. Ram’s character is an alcoholic and divorcee actor who would loose his role in movie if he doesn’t go with counseling and there comes Sakshi tanwar who takes her job very seriously and is proud to able to stop people from drinking. They meet and their bickering starts and it’s not sweet anymore. As there is nothing more to watch on tv and if you are their fan then go ahead and watch it but consider yourself warned. And it has 3 seasons not just one like Baarish.The last but not the least is ‘Kehne ko Humsafar hain‘ and it has Ekta kapoor favorite actor Ronit Roy with Gurdeep Kohli and our ‘Jassi jaise koi nai’ I mean Mona Singh. Don’t worry she doesn’t look as awful in this one, she has gone through make over a long time ago but how can we forget copy of iconic show Ugly Betty(it doesn’t stand a chance against Ugly Betty). It has 2 season so sorry in advance if I am spoiling the story for you. So Ronit Roy is married to Gurdeep kohli but doesn’t have romance in his life and he meets Mona Singh and falls in love with her. So there confusion starts what should he do? Pick love or break his happy family even if he is not happy. So I will go forward and tell you what is second season about (don’t hate me for it) Ronit Roy is now married to mona Singh but he is still unhappy and feels alone and attracted towards his first wife Gurdeep kohli and he is confused again. Ronit Roy is popular for his Rishabh Bajaj character on TV(and yes the new one is played by Karan grover is not as appealing in the remake) but Ekta Kapoor has done what she does in all her shows create choas to make audience hooked. But I’ll admit that these sort of situation can arise in life. Still you can watch this one for amazing cast. Also this one has Kasautti Zindagi kay 2 fame Parth Samthan(Anurag Basu) in supporting along with Pooja Banerjee (Nivedita Basu) as couple.
So if you can’t find anything else to watch then go watch these show from 9 to 11 pm on Zee TV. Or you can just Netflix(movie recommendation this Quarantine) or Prime or Hotstar if you have subscription. If not then head over to your good old tv. I would like to add one more thing that I like this concept of finite series as it does not over explore the concept and end when it’s time.#baarish #kehnekohumsafarhain #Karletubhimohabbat #zeetv #zee5 #altbalaji