Originally posted by nureat01
@Soapie: You're summed it up perfectly! Yes, Bidaai is a show made with heart and warmth that clearly shines through and the characters are also better sketched and then ofcourse, it has stalwarts like Alok Nath, Vibha Chibber, Seema Kapoor, Natasha Rana....etc.....
In this show, there are good senior actors too but barring Omi Kaka as you pointed out, all the rest of them are very poorly sketched and one-dimensional.
As for Hina, I also initially was very impressed with her and felt she was fantastic for a debutant but off late, she has disappointed me a lot in her emotional scenes and even some in which she's supposed to act shy.....it comes across as artificial. I'm hoping she improves in the long run cuz the lead of a daily soap like this HAS to be able cry/do the emotional scenes well since it is guaranteed that there will be a LOT of such scenes....LOL
I feel really terrible bringing comparsions between Bidaai and YRKKH, bit its inevitable, considering both have been made by the same production house and helmed by the same man. Infact, all the inital popularity and ratings that YRKKH got is thanks only to Bidaai! It was this show's immense popularity that got rubbed off on the new one, but its surely not going to help retain it!
Every character in Bidaai has been given layers...they are all simple people but with depth. Right from the garrulous but funny Malti to the scheming duo of Navin and Avni...they are people who intrigue you, who interest you, who compel you to watch the show to see what is going to happen.
Nothing of that sort here...except to see who's Sari is looking better today, Kaki or Rajshri!
Lolz...I can understand what you mean by Hina Khan's acting. The poor girl had a fairly good innings in the beginning first few weeks but after the episode where the unfortunate soul discovers the meaning of love (Again, a very unconvincing sequence...just compare it with Ragini and Sadhana discovering the meaning of love in their lives and you will see how superficial the whole thing was for Akshara) her acting has been plummeting downwards!
The whole meeting with Rituraj left me in splits...instead of appearing docile and shy, Akshara came out to appearing silly and bird-brained. Now how can you expect any man to marry a girl who cannot even answer his simple questions in a straightforward manner? He just asked about her likes and dislikes, not where she would want to go for a honeymoon!
But its Varsha and Shaurya's marriage sequence which put me off so majorly. First that Shankari Tai telling about the rejection (It can hardly be called a rejection!) right in the midst of the wedding ceremony. Second, Rajshri as usual getting hyper and weepy and third, Akshara crying buckets as if someone told her that Rituraj is the last man left on Earth and now she would die a virgin! And ofcourse, Vishambar Nath's thundering about his Ego being hurt. For what? Didn't he hurt the other family's ego because his daughter did not want to marry a guy with moustache?