Kuch Toh Log Kahenge: A Poor Copy of Dhoop Kinare

When promos for the new serial Kuch Toh Log Kahenge
on Sony TV were being shown, I had a feeling that it would be based on Dhoop Kinare. I was really excited to see our own Indian version of Dhoop Kinare. The intial episodes of Kuch Toh Log Kahenge were xerox copy of Dhoop kinare. Even the heroin's friend's name is same ( Anjie). But I am sadly disappointed. The lead actors Mohnish Behal ( Dr. Ashutosh) and Kritika Kamra(Dr.Nidihi) are no match to Rahat Kazmi and Marina Khan who played Dr. Ahmar Ansari and Dr. Zoya respectively in the original drama.
Mohnish Behal is unable to deliver the understated charm that came naturally to Rahat Kazmi. So is the case with Kritika Kamra. She has played bubbly and chirpy girl in her previous serials on star plus. But the innocence and stubbornness of Dr. Zoya Ali Khan is lacking in her. May be the comparison if unfair. But one can't help it. Dhoop Kinare is a classic and Kuch Toh Log Kahenge is a futile attempt to recreate it.


Will and Grace Star Debra Messing to Divorce Husband

Debra messing of Will and Grace fame is going to divorce producer husband Daniel Zelman. They have been living separately for a few months now. But they have decided to quit amicably from their relationship for the sae of their seven years old son Roman. And yes this Debra Messing's picture, though minus make up.

A New Twist in Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon ( IPKKND)

Bua ji's Nand kishore is entering  Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon. It is rumored that Karan Godwan of Jugni Chali Jalandhar fame will be playing a sweet NRI in the serial. His name in  Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon will be Nandkishore.
Apparently Nandkishore is unable to speak proper Hindi ( him being an NRI and all) so it creates funny situations. It seems that Arnav will feel jealous when he would see Khushi and Nandkishore developing an easy relationship. But my earlier hypothesis was that Arnav will marry Khushi when he gets to know that his Jija loves Kushi and wanted to marry her. In order to save his sister's marriage Arnav will marry Khushi and love will develop later. Well my hypothesis hasn't been proved right so far, but lets wait and watch.


Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon: A Must watch Drama

Braun Sobti aka Arnav Singh Raizada and Sanaya Irani aka Khushi Kumari Gupta are two people who have recently entered our lives. Though they are poles apart, they are thrown into collaborating with each other by the circumstances. I love how in Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon, the characters of Arnav and Khushi are well sketched by the script writers and and very well enacted by Barun Sobti and Sanya Irani.
It is not every day that you see continuous good performance on television. Hindi serials started to deteriorate in performance and content after Balaji telefilms and Ekta Kapoor entered the TV serial production. So it is really refreshing to see some light hearted serious romance on TV ( without any Saas-Bahu drama, though Nani ji and Maami provide a bit of that, but in lighter vein).
I have not been an avid follower of Hindi t.v.serials. But I have to watch them because my sister-in-law is a die hard fan of Saas bahu serials. While she enjoys her dinner watching
Gopi rescue Rashi ( Saath Nibhana Saathiya), I keep wondering what will Rashi plan next. I don't like scheming saas or bhabhi or bahu. Life is so full of tension, and these serials keep the audience on tenterhooks and in tesion all the time. On the other hand Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon is a refreshing entertainment. Watching Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon or IPKKND is like a watching a Mills and Boon novel onscreen. Is Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon has the same story line as the trade mark Mills and Boon. A Tall, Dark and Brooding and Rich hero and Cinderella heroin who always seems to defy whatever the hero has to say. Like the Mills and Boon characters, the hero and heroin of IKKPND are always at loggerheads with each other, can't stand each other and inadvertently fall in love with each other.