TV Review: Colors TV serial' Madhubala- Ek Ishq Ek Junoon
might be remembering a serial based on the life of a dwarf woman titled as 'Baba
aiso var deejo'. This was aired on Imagine TV channel that has since been
closed. Nautanki films were the makers of that serial. The same production
house, Nautanki Films managed by Saurabh Tewari and Abhinav Shukla is coming up
with a news show on Colors. The title of the new serial kept changing since it
reached in its final stage for telecast. It was initially titled as "Shikhar"
subsequently its name changed to "Kathputli" and the makers finally titled it as
"Madhubala- Ek Ishq Ek Junoon".
I am really convinced
with the current title of the show ie "Madhubala- Ek Ishq Ek Junoon" vis--vis the
previous couple of titles that were just not impressive and lacked the real
boost that was required for attracting attention of the monotonous TV viewers. The
makers literally woke up the disgruntled viewers who were fed-up with watching
the stereotype prolonged serial shows with the same indoor shots wth repeated
slide shows of close-ups of expressionless characters.
The serial "Madhubala-
Ek Ishq Ek Junoon" has finally arrived with a bang on a large canvas. When I watched
its initial episodes I felt as if I was watching a movie and not a TV show. The serial had all the qualities of a feature
film and the most noticeable was the dynamics with which the story moved ahead.
The serial "Madhubala-
Ek Ishq Ek Junoon" is going on well and is sure to get desired TRP and
viewership. The main attraction of the serial is that it is about the lives of
the Bollywood strugglers aspiring to become film stars. The serial is showing
both the aspects of the lives of the people, like that of the celebrities and of
the junior artists, working in Bollywood. The common people and TV viewers are
quite curious to know more and more about Bollywood, Indian cinema, the actors,
technicians and makers. If the makers of "Madhubala- Ek Ishq Ek Junoon" manage
the serial carefully it is going to dominate all other TV shows.
This is a story of the
junior artists who aspire to become film
stars. The serial started with the initial background of a family of a village head
Raj Zutshi, who is a cruel person an atrocious husband toward his wives. He had
killed his first wife because she delivered of a baby girl. He has also made it
clear that he might repeat the same crime with his present pregnant wife, suspected
to have a baby girl in her womb.
His wife Pallavi
Chandran consults her family midwife Sushmita Mukherjee about the child she is
expecting and runs away along with her step daughter from her house for saving
her life and that of her children. They board a train and eventually disembark
on a Mumbai railway platform. They dramatically get shelter in a chaul and Pallavi
Chandran started doing junior artists' jobs on daily basis. She delivers of a
baby girl on a film set during a shoot. That girl is named as 'Madhubala' by an
elderly veteran actor.
The serial then
abruptly takes a time leap of 18 years and the story continues with interesting
and exciting incidents portraying the lives of strugglers, film stars, the junior
artists and technicians.
is really worth watching. Nevertheless, it requires being more realistic and
the dramatization and exaggeration will have to be reduced to a considerable
limit. The subject and the storyline are
quite new for the TV viewers who are really enthusiastic about knowing all
about Bollywood and the lives of the people related to film production.
the makers of "Madhubala- Ek Ishq Ek Junoon" have made it a bit louder and
exaggerated than required. The portrayal of the main lead character RK the
superstar is too very loud. He is looking like a villain rather than a popular
film star who should be intellectually rich and emotionally sensitive. Similarly,
the character played by Raj Zutshi has also been shown too very loud and
abnormal. In many shots he looked like a lunatic rather than an illiterate village
rustic. I felt bad when I saw an artist with such a huge acting talent, looking
like doing 'over acting'.
there is an inevitable requirement of changing the portrayal of these two
characters. The superstar should be shown as a darling of everyone across
genders and age groups. At the same time Raj Zutshi should be given freedom to
display his acting talent suiting to the character and cut-down the
On the other
hand, Bhupinder Singh the foster father of the female lead deserves to appear
more frequently on the screen. He should be shown a bit more involved in the
family affairs equivalent to the character played by Rakhi Vijan and Pallavi
Chandran. I think the TV viewer would like to see him more often on the screen doing
some worthwhile contribution to the life of Madhubala.http://www.discovery-of-life.com/2012/07/tv-review-colors-tv-serial-madhubala-ek.html?spref=tw
Edited by LadyFlame - 20 July 2012 at 7:46am