Kumkum Bhagya - A Promising start!

While the story is again about two young girls from a simple middle class background, the basic premise holds hope for a great innings ahead!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 | 6:39:47 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Producer - Ekta Kapoor, Balaji Telefilms

Story so far - 

The story is about a woman who runs a marriage hall by the name of Kumkum Bhagya with the income of which she carries on the expenses of her family which comprises of her mother-in-law and two young daughters whom she wants to see getting married and settled in life. The two daughters are poles apart with the elder one Pragya (Sriti Jha) being the kind hearted, hardworking girl while younger one Bulbul (Mrunal Thakur) is a happy go lucky youngster who loves the Rockstar Abhi (Shabbir Ahluwalia). Pragya's neighbor Suresh (Faisal Rashid) who is also her colleague at college is a geeky, righteous professor. When Pragya's wedding gets cancelled and he helps the family in stressful times everyone thinks that he and Pragya will make a nice pair but in fact instead of being Pragya's secret admirer he is actually in love with Bulbul who always makes fun of him. 

On the other hand we see that the Rockstar Shabbir is someone who apart from singing in concerts and despite being rich is shown as someone who can do anything for money. 

What works - 

The Balaji touch is very much evident in the show with the family being the centre of the show and the main protagonist being a simple girl who takes a stand for what is right. The story is moving on a fast pace with the characters being formed with good groundwork. The twist in the story of being in love with the younger sister Bulbul and not Pragya was quite surprising. 

The actors too look perfect for the characters they are portraying. Sriti Jha with her simple looks is apt to play Pragya while Mrunal as the chulbuli Bulbul is doing pretty well. Faisal Rashid too does justice to his role but the mother of the girls Supriya Shukla and dadi Madhu Raja are too good. While Supriya as the mother plays the role of a responsible mother with elan, the dadi is shown to be jolly and enjoying life to the fullest. 

What does not work - 

While every other character looks realistic, Shabbir Ahluwalia playing the Rockstar looks a bit out of place. The actor does play the character well, but overall his character as a Rockstar is not well defined. The reasons as to why he behaves the way he does is not yet established. Also, being a Rockstar it would have been great if the makers had used some original music and songs instead of making him mouth songs from Hindi films which had actors playing Rockstars in it. It would have added authenticity to the character and story.

Our take - 

The show so far has taken off with a promising start and hopefully with Ekta Kapoor's involvement will further go on to deliver some exciting moments with unusual twists and turns.

Seema Khot Mattoo

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Posted on: 25 June 2014 at 12:16am
Love the show Kumkum Bhagya.. Shabir and Sriti u rock

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Posted on: 30 April 2014 at 6:35pm
PraBhi and Purab-Bulbul are awesome as couples!

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Posted on: 25 April 2014 at 8:36am
Glad to see awesome rockstar character of Abhi want more scenes with pragya I want love them in this show as a awesome jodi

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Posted on: 25 April 2014 at 1:28am
kusum+kaisa ye pyaar he+ Kasturi

undhiyu of the above serials by balaji telefilms... hum bewakuf nahi he

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Posted on: 24 April 2014 at 4:36am
very nice show. it is doing great. loving it

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Posted on: 24 April 2014 at 2:52am
Mrunal Thakur is working great (y)

Sriti Jha, Shabbir Ahluwalia, Faisal Rashid r also working hard...

LuV u KuMkUm BhAgYa !!! <3

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Posted on: 24 April 2014 at 1:01am
Since it is supposed to be an adaptation of Sense and Sensibility, I didn't like the love angle introduced between Elinor and Colonel Brandon!!!!

I feel it was unnecessary!!!!

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Posted on: 23 April 2014 at 10:10pm
love u mrunal thakur :D ur doing awesome in Kumkum Bhagya :) God bless you :)

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Posted on: 23 April 2014 at 7:22pm
Yes, very good start and talented actors, the only put off for me is it being an Ekta show, Her shows start promising then become a khichdi with wrong partner marriges , then divorces, remarriges, break-ups, again remarriages, etc. etc. Total mess up. Hope this doesn't go the same way.

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Posted on: 23 April 2014 at 6:38pm
Of course the show has a promising start, all Ekta's shows do. But we all know that Ekta's show do not have a promising end.

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