Lovely opening epi today...a refreshing show among the crop of usual soaps on air right now...and unlike the other recent show on sibling relationships that is currently popular on SP, I feel this show has a better writing team...
The rustic, rural Punjab setting is refreshing in a time where most shows are based in either rural Bihar or rural Rajasthan...no one's really done a good take on rural Punjab and as a Punjabi I'm looking forward to that.
Now coming to the main point...Ranvijay...what an ADORABLE kid and what a find! SUPERB casting! For his first show, this kid is SO confident and could give a run for their money to many adult actors
Such a precocious, curious and adorable little child...loved everything about him...from his habit of collecting bottlecaps to his "logic" for wanting a sister seeing his friends sporting a rakhi...to the innocent yet misguided ways in which he goes about getting a sister
The writing sprinkled in very sweet nuances...like Ranvijay offering his precious collection of bottlecaps to anyone and everyone in exchange for a sister...awww
...and he ultimately even left a bunch of bottlecaps as "payment" at the hospital bed after taking that child away
Another scene I loved was the one where he asks his friend's sister to tie him a rakhi and the haughty little girl refuses to...so hurt he is there, poor child...and the scene later on at the hospital when he's watching that lady with her child and actually comments that she got a bad deal...that if she'd paid a bit more she could have gotten a baby with HAIR
...adorable this kid is in all his innocence.
Overall, a lovely beginning...the Sarpanch and his wife are well cast too...liked the scene in the Panchayat establishing the character of the Sarpanch...the writer is the same as the writer of BV I think and that SENSITIVITY shows...in the little interactions b/w the characters...a well directed beginning as well I'd say.
Hope the show continues in the same vein in the coming future :-)