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The Golden Age Returns – Balika Vadhu

It was a golden age when DD teleacasted its own serials, shows whose primary focus was to show reality in India. Shows that contained content suitable to all audiences. Now, Saas bahu serials seem to dominate Indian television, One cannot imagine a TV channel that runs without a single Saas Bahu Serial. As an initiative to provide content that stood distinct from the rest of the entertainment channels, Colors launched series of programmes focusing on the current problems in society, shows that reflected the history and culture of India. Balika Vadhu, adds to my list of highly recommended programmes.

Listen to the Title Song:

(Click here to download :))

The Shows promos were not distinctive enough, It looked like a complete Saas Bahu drama. I was proved wrong, The Serial is a real treat. Let me assure everyone that this not a Saas bahu. It is more focused on a life of a girl who is married at the age of 10. The show aims at showcasing the problems faced by a 10 year old girl, facing child marraige. It also showcases the life of people around the girl but mostly concentrating on the problems that a girl child faces in the society.

Imagine a 12 year old friend of the newly wed girl who is widowed by the death of her 60 year old husband. The widow is forced to live a simple life and die being alone. How would a girl child be affected if married at an earlier age forms the main plot of the serial.

U have to watch the serial to get the real feel. Well casted characters make u feel attached to the story. Music is a big plus. The screenplay needs to be specially appreciated, as the show never feels like slowing down. Plenty of emotions and drama leave u stuck to the seats. All in all, A short post, but a much watch. 🙂

TV Schedule: Colors TV, Monday to Friday 8pm. Repeat Teleacast: Check TV listings.

MY Ratings:

  • Cast Performance: 5/5
  • Plot: 5/5
  • Audience Participation: 5/5
  • Camera Work: 4/5

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Kunal

PS: I wanted to write a lot of about this post, but never found the correct words.. This one itslef is a mess.. What would have happened if i had taken this a lot longer 😀

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  1. Ambika
    September 28, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    I agree.. Basically I am against watching all this TV stuffs.. So when my family started a new fiasco every night at 8pm I was like.. Oh God!! Not again!! Weren’t the previous ones enough.

    But, When you have to live in the same home, and every one is glued to the TV screen, AND when sometimes you even have to wait for the Commerial Break to get your dinner(this part is the worst), you have no other options but to endure the pains of watching whatever the others seem to be enjoying..

    So this was the main reason that I was forced to watch a couple of minutes of this serial, and to my horror.. I enjoyed it thoroughly!!!

    Although the setting is quite modern (with the use of TV, telephone and even some of the Urdu words like ‘maafi’ and ‘tohfa’), the contents are very ethnic and they take you a different era altogether.
    At first, I thought some of the characters were Over The Top, but my mom and grandma came to my rescue stating that, ‘It ACTUALLY was like that during those days.’ I told my grand ma, that had she been like ‘THAT GRANDMA’ we would have never got along. She replied by saying that their grannies WERE like that, and they pretty much HAD TO GET ALONG!!

    The Title Track is heart warming and so is the music. And the little protagonist is very true to her character. Unlike the other Saas-Bahu(silly) serials, this one is very INDIAN and promises to take you to your roots.

    I agree with Kunal that I could go on and on… (as I generally do in most of my comments 😉 ) So all in all, this soap is highly Reccomended, even if you hate the other daily dramas. Because this one is definately different and a treat to watch!!!

    Ambika

  2. Ambika
    September 28, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    Even after writing so much.. I feel there’s so much left to write 😦 But, I must say, a good (or unusual) topic for a post.. 🙂

  3. Kunal
    September 29, 2008 at 8:45 am

    Hey Ambika..

    Ur comment is longer than my post 😀
    I guess it’s time u become an author! Start a blog!

    I can’t wait to read what u write! Get spending more time on the computer writing blogs than stay glued to Orkut or Zapak!

    Kunal

  4. Ambika
    September 29, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    Thanks for the appreciation.. but its only you who shall suffer. So much of appreciation only inspires me more and more……………………..To right even longer comments….. 😉 But as I said, I am really planning to give it a shot.

    I would like to mention another thing. If any of you is inspired to watch the soap, there is another one which starts after this one ends. If nothing else, just watch the baby who plays Lord Krishna. He is more than adorable!!

    🙂

  5. Kunal
    September 30, 2008 at 8:21 am

    @Ambika..

    As long as i inspire u to write a blog, I don’t mind having longer comments! Atleast I’m getting some now :p

    I have seen Krishna, but its a story that most of us know, so nothing exciting about it.. btw from 7.30pm till 11pm, the TV Remote is with my MOM, what she wants to see is what i have to see! 😀

  6. DEEPALI
    October 6, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    @AMBIKA

    ambika di ( if you more than 13 years old ).Why you had wasted your time writing huge comment.Its totaly looks like a story.

    PLEASZZZZ DON’T TAKE IT SERIOUSLY.JUST A JOKE.
    HAAA!HAA!

  7. Ambika
    October 6, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    Hi Deepali!!

    As you said, I would not take it seriously and will continue writing longer comments 😀

    This is because I love stories 😀

    But thanx for your reply! It was very sweet of you 🙂

    Have fun!! My wishes to you!

    Ambika

  8. Kunal
    October 7, 2008 at 7:54 am

    @Ambika, Deepika..
    I feel like i’m growing a family here.. Thanks guys.. Keep posting comments!

    Deepika, Who recommended u a visit to the blog, Or how did u land up here??

  9. toofan
    October 15, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    have u guys watched kyunki…jeena issi ka naam hai on dd1? it’s on at 8:30 pm, mondays to wednesdays. now *that’s* a real social soap!

  10. Kunal
    October 15, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    Hey Toofan..
    It’s a wonderful programme that u recommend.. I dont watch it regularly though.. Have seen once or twice..

  11. myidea4india
    March 18, 2009 at 11:33 am

    My feeling about this serial is that about this anti social serial is that, this is putting up very adverse effect on entire poor community more so on poor and socially deprived peoples. These kind of serial should be banned as these are illegal and having very bad effect on community.

    You can vote your opinion for this at
    http://www.myidea.co.in/voteonidea.php?i=302&smo=dbv

  12. Kunal
    March 18, 2009 at 11:45 am

    @Myidea4India

    First of all, Thanks for the comment, not many do so..
    However, I tend to disagree with you slightly.. Serials like these should rather be promoted so that people understand the problems that a ‘Girl child’ faces when married in a small age..

    Uttaran is also a great way of showing what a life of a person is who is a daughter of a Kaamvali Bai..

    Na aana is Des mei Laado.. again is one of the better serials as it’s main focus is on why people kill a girl child and how difficult is it for a person to stop all this..

    All concepts are great, but the only problem is when a lot of masala gets added to it.. When the serial shifts focus from what it was actually meant to be.. And that’s when i feel there should be an end to it..

    One more problem with it is that these serials are popular in metropolitan centres, People belonging to villages and remote areas where this problem is persistent do not have access to the channel and we still stand at the starting point..

    Kunal Janu

  1. March 16, 2009 at 8:21 pm

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