Love in the anvil
Monday to Friday,10 pm,Colors
Cast: Aakansha Singh,Kunal Karan Kapoor,Anjan Srivastav,Rinku Karmankar,Ashnoosh Kaur and Vishesh
Atrack that Colors has parallely experimented with on other shows,such as Balika Vadhu,takes centrestage in Na Bole Tum… Na Maine Kuch Kaha. Megha Vyas is a young widowed mother of two,fighting a lonely battle in a full house to survive with dignity the financial hardships. At the same time,she is trying to get her late husbands name cleared from a case where he had been declared responsible for a bridge collapse that caused the death of many. Crime reporter Mohan Bhatnagar moves into the Vyas middle-class neighbourhood. A commitment-phobe bachelor,he is investigating the same case but the two are unaware of the connection. The show takes off on a note where the sensible,responsible Megha and the cocky Mohan can barely stand the sight of each other. However,as is imperative,love will eventually blossom,much against the societal norms and the Vyas familys wishes.
Jaipur girl Aakansha Singh plays the de-glam Megha. With experience in theatre,she successfully manages to keep self-pity and histrionics away from the character. Kunal Karan Kapoor,who has earlier been seen in supporting roles in Left Right Left and Pratigya,essays Mohan. Anjan Srivastav is the reticent father-in-law while Rinku Karmankar is the elder daughter-in-law of the household. Meghas children Nanhi and Adu are played by Ashnoosh Kaur and Vishesh respectively. Unlike the contemporaries her age,Kaur particularly stands out as she offers a restrained performance as the six-year-old who has seen too much too early in life.
The show is close to reality and characters are believable in both looks and performances. An attempt is being made to downplay what would be the high drama points. The characters have been established in the very first episode. However,they lack nuances and are quite linear. The story is paced well,keeping the audience interested.
The show also seems to want to offer every possible mode of entertainment,right from a social message to the vampish bhabhi who hopes to be rich one day and thus considers Megha and her kids a financial burden.
Verdict: The show that has replaced Bigg Boss may not match up to the predecessors drama quotient but it has ample content to keep the audience hooked for now.