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Monday, 28 March 2016

Some better Daily soaps to watch

Hi All

I mean those of us who had shunned the TV in disgust and  as a revolt against all those Saas Bahu serials .2016 seems to have brought a  whiff of fresh air , better themes tackled in a better way , mature direction etc ---I hope you are all noticing the degree of comparison I am using ,the second one  " Comparative degree or degree of comparison " because where as we have crossed the positive degree we are yet to achieve the superlative .

Anyway coming to the serials being aired these days---Star plus

                                                                                     1Meri Tamanna--for a change there is no scheming m-i-l or d-i-l but a scheming hubby  who  tries to dominate and sabotage a wife's dreams and ambitions by acting the poor "bechara" who has been wronged in life who has been the underdog due to his shyness , the helpless one  who wants to fulfill his dreams with the help and love of his wife .
The poor innocent and loving wife all the time believing him , loving him sacrificing for him until of course she sees through his plans and then when she finds that he  even suspects  her fidelity she hands him their daughter's paternity test results  .  His complacent  noncha lant reactions to this when he says " Chalo maan liya ki Shubhangi  meri beti hai  ( ok agreed she is my daughter .. )"  and then he resumes  his typing on the  laptop as if it was just a normal everyday thing asking his wife for proof of fidelity  no regrets no feelings nothing  But almost immediately his  reaction of surprise and disbelief when  together with the paternity test papers she hands him  papers seeking divorce.   I loved the way she says "Ye wo hai jo aapko chahiye aur ye wo hai jo mujhe chahiye" absolutely cool and calm and nonchalant no drama .... beautiful theme and mature and subtle handling of situations by the director no drama , no melodrama  Everything shows the woman's strength and disgust and the man's smugness.

The trailor and adds for this serial say ---its the story of a woman's love for cricket and how she fulfills her ambition BUT NO it has nothing to do with her fulfilling her dreams or ambitions its all about a woman's self respect and dignity her attempts at setting up a home with love and adjustments She never wanted to pursue her cricket after marriage she had resigned herself to the fact that for her  husband ,home and hearth were the priorities of life and in that order too . She tells her father too that   her husbands likes and dislikes were more important for her than her own likes and dislikes . Its  only when her ex coach comes into the picture asking her husband permission to let her play , and the hubby allows( aiming at projecting himself as a nice person )  her that all the tension arises . She even rebukes her coach that he is not always right he should understand that for her its her husbands wishes and happiness that are more important ....

The husband is a time server , scheming and always tries to emotionally blackmail her telling her about his insecurities , his helplessness and his love for her .

All in all I find this an interesting and serious theme tackled maturely and spending 30 mts for it is not  waste .

The second serial I would recommend is DAHLEEZ  again on star plus and this one too seems to be a mature handling of a mature theme . the cast too is full of talent .

Some other serials which seem to be trying to better the standard for the daily soap watcher are

Kuchh Rang Pyar ke aise bhi
Ek Duje ke vaste

No harm in trying them when one has nothing to do

And this one is a goood comedy " Bhabhiji Ghar pe hain? "



  1. I have not seen any of these serials yet Rajni.These days i prefer to watch epic channel--it is different.I specially liked their Dharmkshetra.But i do want to see the last one mentioned by you.
    Love n hugs.

    1. Yes Induji I too used to watch Epic but these days my time schedule permits only the 9.30 to 11 30 slot and I find these serials a bit more glamorous :) and they help me be more in with the times --don.t want to become an epic myself :) :) hahah ----do give Tamanna a try ---and about Bhabhi ji Ghar pe hain ---some episodes are really hillarious

      so nice to see you back again
      love and hugs

    2. Glad i came back Rajni.Yes,I have become an epic now-not in sync with the times.
      THAT at least,is one thing which can be said in favor of these soaps.
      So yesterday i saw snippets of tamanna and yes it IS different.Thank you.

    3. so glad Indu ji ----I don't know what sape the serial will take now but till now it has been good --lets hope it does'nt fizzle out ----about becoming an Epic hahah never Indu ji never will you and I become an epic because one is only as old as one thinks --and there we are younger than so many ---don't you agree

      lots of love
      keep watching TV

  2. Thanks for the tips Rajni. I wish I had time to watch TV. But when I do I will now know what to watch.

    1. Thanks for the visit Kalpanaa M

      actually sometimes back I was stranded with a lot of time to kill and no engagement to keep me occupied when I ressorted to TV which I had abandoned --and found a refreshing change for the better --and I have sort of resortrd to TV watching --its good at times .

      glad you think my choice worth giving a try :) :) THANKS :)

  3. I also watch Meri Tamanna. It was quite different from other soaps till Dharaa got divorce. However I find the last couple of episodes a bit boring. Dialogues are not as sharp as they were earlier.

  4. I also watch Meri Tamanna. It was quite different from other soaps till Dharaa got divorce. However I find the last couple of episodes a bit boring. Dialogues are not as sharp as they were earlier.

    1. Agree with you Hariharan Valady but lets not lose hope the directors are a mature lot ---may be we have better things in store ---thanks for visiting my post

  5. if i get time to watch TV then i will try these soaps and let u know hw much i liked.

    1. Sure you Re welcome Jyotirmoy Sarkar ----thanks for the visit :)