14 October 2009

'Lapataganj' : DD time back again?

Promo 1 : There is couple trying to take a sleep at night. Suddenly power comes and light is on. Wife tells husband to switch off light as she can’t sleep with lights on. Husband asks her to wait for a while. Within few seconds power cuts off again. Couple now again happily try to take a sleep. But before going to sleep wife reminds her husband not to forget pay power bill as otherwise power will be cut!

Promo 2 : In an area, people are playing with colours on occasion of Holi festival. One leader comes with chamchas. One or two men act of pouring water from bucket. With fear of getting wet, leader goes back. Then these men says, Pani aaye na aaye, tyohar to aate hi hai.’

These promos are of serial ‘Lapataganj’ coming soon (from 26thOctober) on Sab Tv. This is based on famous poet, writer, satirist Sharad Joshi’s (whose daughter Neha Joshi is well known actress and anchor) stories. From promos, one can judge that this serial is going to give you not only entertainment but also it will look into middle class and rural people’s lives.

It seems that with this serial and ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chasmah’ Doordarshan time is coming back as this type of serial talks about society’s lower and middle class people’s worries with entertainment. There had been a huge gap where nonsense serials like Ekta Kapoor’s K brand serials and other Saas Bahu Serials were ruling. In humor slot also there were serials in which humor was also nonsense. But with ‘Taarak Mehra…’, ‘Tedhi Baat’, ‘Sonu Sweeti’ like serials, good entertainment is back. I am not advocating or making p.r. for Sab. There are FIR and Gunwale dulhaniyan le jayenge like serials also. But overall, good and meaningful entertainment is back again, that’s what I see.

So, wait and watch for ‘Lapataganj’!

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