Rajan Shahi's Director's Kut have ably produced some of the most successful shows of today's times namely Bidaai and Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. So expectations evidently rise up from Shahi's next 'Chaand Chupa Baadal Mein'. Does it live up to the expecttions? Let's find out…
The episode opens up with a quick narration from renowned lyricist and writer, Javed Akhtar. Voice-overs may not be a new phenomena in television shows, but a personal narration from an established personality definitely adds up to the freshness and value of the show.
As far as the storyline is concerned, we get to see the same family structure where the maternal aunt shows artificial affection towards her niece, a smart and dominating parallel female lead, the angry father trying to find ways from his financial crisis, a naughty young brother and a sweet, understanding grandmother. Don't we deserve something new?
Post the voice-over enters Nivedita the protagonist (played by Neha Sargam), an innocent, soft – hearted girl having a crowd phobia. Neha visually may not be convincing enough as a female lead but surely has the potential to excel and has succeeded in generating interest among the audience by her portrayal of subtle innocence and appropriate expressions. Seeing the lead in tears in the very opening episode doesn't seem to be acceptable. However, one can expect some enjoyable moments from the young at heart grandmother played by Sarita Joshi.
The male lead Abhishek Tiwari may have the smart boyish looks but how convincing he would turn out to be as far as his acting skills are concerned, is one aspect we need to watch out for.
Well, Rajan Shahi has always been known to introduce new fresh faces with his shows, which though not appreciated by the audiences at the nascent stage, turn sout to be iconic figures in due course of time.
Presently the most credible aspect of the serial seems to be the Shimla backdrop and a simple presentation without much special effect. And the top priority stands to be whether or not the serial will survive the cutthroat competition it faces with other successful shows being aired at the prime time slot on other channels.
So let's wait and watch whether Rajan Shahi is able to score a hat-trick on Star Plus with Chand Chupa Baadal Mein…
As fas as the first episode goes, here we go..
India-Forums rating : 3.5/5
By TellyBuzz Team