I finally saw the first episode and the verdict is - I LIKE it, (LIKE, in CAPS) ...I dont want to kill the joy with the overanalysis of the episode because this episode doesnt deserve to be killed. It was very pleasing. I found 80% of the show, straight lift from DK, be it the features of the characters, Dialogues, Instances, Circumstances, or even the name -Anji.
Do I like the fact that the writer played safe - I would actually give him a round of applause for showing the true spirit of what is termed as "Based on the Adaptation of...". He is making our generation re-live the 1986 days by not loosing the essence of the characterization. (I will not comment on the script because that would be too soon a post mortem).
I loved MB as Dr. Ashutosh and he totally justified Ahmer today. I felt his pain and hence, I give him full marks. Unlike many, I actually liked the fact that the interaction between Ashutosh and his Baba was kept at minimum, enough for us to feel what MB was going through and yet not make us yawn! (I would seriously forward Ahmer and Baba's scenes in DK)
Kritika was way above average. She is giving her best to the role and seems very promising. I am looking forward to feel Zoya!! I just wish her intro was a little more impactful and notorious than this as was the case in DK!
Nidhi's father was well picked again from the features perspective and is trying hard to justify the DK days and I am quiet happy.
Nidhi's BUA - A+...Totally justified the DK Character.
Now, coming to Anji, she was my only disappointment. Anji in DK is matured in a funny way. This is the only character whose sketch seemed different from the Anji in DK. If the writer wants to make a difference, then I would have to loosen memories of DK to accept the new characterization.
Anji's father looked lot like the character in DK, from the physical feature perpective but I would give him more time to get a grip on the character.
No Comments on Anji's mom.
The music didnt pinch me then I guess I was ok with it.
In all, the show has got me on my edge and I am very much looking forward for the story to begin. It has many parallels to DK but the script seemed like giving a tribute to the old classic and NOT a cheap copy paste!!
PS: All those, who have been asking me for my comment, I am sorry, couldnt post earlier. saw the episode, but got busy at work.
Edited by Dancingdoll - 03 October 2011 at 7:30pm