It seems to be makeover season for primetime dailies. Hindi GECs have hit on a smarter formula to revive sagging storylines of existing soaps and giving them a longer airtime (and better TRPs) by introducing new characters (and turning one into a main protagonist), sprucing up current story tracks (may be a leap forward in time or even backward), changing the 'look' of the show protagonists (and even replacing stars who can't deliver TRPs from the show altogether). After all in the numbers game, a show is only as good as its weekly TRPs! F.I.R.Revamp recipe:
Kavita Kaushik lived the role of the fiery motormouth female cop, Chandramukhi Chautala
. for seven years making it very tough for her replacement Chitrashi Rawat to fit in her shoes. By popular demand, Kavita has been brought back on her signature show in the same role and the makers are hoping for a longer shelf-life for the show.AnamikaRevamp recipe
: As the supernatural daily, Anamika
, struggles to survive in the 8 pm slot with stronger contenders on rival channels, to add some much needed spice, there's a new female lead (played byShivaniSurve). The main plot continues to be much the same: the sexychurail (SimranKaur) is still trying to win the male protragonist(MuditNayar).SavitriRevamp recipe:
An ambitious costume caper with extravagant sets, Savitri was launched with a lot of fanfare with RiddhiDogra and YashPandit five months ago. Dipping TRPs, meant a change of plans. The storyline's now moved back to ancient India. Yash has made way for a new male lead, AshishKapoor who's essaying the role of a sword brandishing warrior prince. Also joining the cast are Shahbaaz Khan, RishinaKandhari, JasvirKaur, UtkarshaNaik.AdaalatRevamp recipe:
Change is the only constant, even for courtroom dramas aired on weekends. After enjoying immense popularity and decent TRPs in the weekend band for two years, Adalat's added a supernatural flavour to every episode and has been recently renamed KhauffKiAdalat.
Actors Prerna Vanvari and Smran Jain have been roped in as the new assistants of the legal eagle KD Pathak (Ronit Roy).The Buddy ProjectRevamp recipe:
The action's moved from school to college campus for The Buddy Project
. The love story of the protagonists Keshav Desai (KD) played by Fahad Ali and Kiya's (Bharti Kumar) continues, with (some old and) new characters bringing in some more dramatic twists in the tale.Punar Vivah Ek Nayi UmeedRevamp recipe: Punar Vivah Ek Nayi Umeed
is barely two months old, but the soap makers seem keen on adding new twists to the tale to ensure the TRPs head northwards. Joining Karan V Grover, Rubina Dilaik and Shrishty Rode in the credits is newcomer AbhishekMalik, who isrumoured to be the new parallel lead. Suvreen GuggalRevamp recipe: Suvreen Guggal - Topper Of The Year
's current plot has the female protagonist Suvreen (Smriti Kalra) move to Mumbai (from Delhi), and become an assistant to a top fashion designer. Shivin Narang, Heli Daruwala, Mohit Malik and Simple Kaul continue to be part of the show.Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch KahaRevamp recipe: Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha Season 2
might have started off with much promise but the TRPs have a different story to tell. So, in a serious effort to give the TRPs a leg-up, the show's focus will shift to Megha (Akanksha Singh) and Mohan (Kunal Karan Kapoor); while characters like Navika (Jayashree Venkatramanan, Beera (Siddharth Arora) and Addu (Kanwar Dhillon) will make their exit from the show.