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P.O.W : Bandi Yuddh Ke : An Indian TV Upgrade?

On 7th Nov, P.O.W,  Bandi Yudhh Ke,  premiered amidst high anticipation, thanks to Star’s extensive campaign under the Nayi Soch banner. The teasers released were exquisitely crafted,  revealing an emotionally charged story  that promised nail -biting suspense. The  first episode delivered on all these promises,  easily establishing P.O.W as the best television show currently on … Continue reading

Siya Ke Ram – Painting Ramayana with a Feminist Brush

The TV show Siya Ke Ram on Star Plus , inching towards a sombre closure, delivered a strong statement last week. In the episode that aired on 25th October, Lord Ram, who has carried the ‘Maryada Purushottam” epithet since time immemorial, was reprimanded by his wife Sita in no uncertain terms. By re-igniting the age … Continue reading

Nach Baliye 7: The “Too Much” worked just enough

When ‘Nach Baliye 7’ proclaimed it was going to be different this season with the ‘too much’ tagline, little did anyone know it meant real business. It is a very daring experiment to mix different genres of Reality TV into one and if you go by the numbers garnered by NB this season, the risk … Continue reading

Mahakumbh:   How a Multi-Dimensional Concept fell prey to flat Execution

Lifeok’s Mahakumbh attracted quite an interest right from the day it’s launch was announced, owing to grand promotions and a fairly unique concept. There was this story rooted into ancient mythology yet set up in contemporary times- What could it be about?   The theme seemed to be dancing around psychology, religion, philosophy, history and science … Continue reading

Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat on Colors TV: First Quarter Review

When Chakravartin Samrat Ashoka promos started airing on television, the lustrous city walls and graphically enhanced landscapes caught my imagination right away.  There was that promise of bringing back a bygone era, with an impressive degree of authenticity. I could almost smell the ink on the parchments, hear the hoof beats of racing horses and … Continue reading