September 24, 2010 9:13:09 pm
Sanjog Se Bani Sangini
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Sanjog Se Bani Sangini is a love story between Rudr and Pihu. But arrogant boy,a la Devdas,slaps childhood sweetheart Pihu two days before their marriage over a somewhat serious issue (lets not get there) so she decides to marry Abhay,who is okay with her past! A drunken Devdas then runs over poor Gauris chhoti si dukaan,her only means of livelihood. But poor girl unknowingly becomes Rudrs good friend as he tells her all about his love story. Meanwhile,Pihus heart still beats for Rudr and on the marriage day,when he kidnaps her,shes only happy to go with him Gauri on the other hand helps the two come together again before Pihus parents whisk her away. They dont want their daughter to marry a confused,angry,bitter boy.
From the look of it,Sangini comes across as a very confused love story. Maybe the makers (Deeya and Tony Singh) are still trying to figure out if they want to cash in on the Rudr-Pihu chemistry or make sweet lamb Gauri too part of their proceedings. Eventually,as the promos have been suggesting,sanjog (Hindi for coincidence) will bring Gauri and Rudr together but till then viewers will have to sadly see Rudr ping-pong between the two ladies.
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While Rudrs story is pretty intense and interesting (parents who are more interested in business deals than their sons welfare),Gauris poor bebas girl with self-respect and dignity is boring! Add to that,her stiff dukhiyari maa and a cuckoo grandmother add to our woes.
Iqbal Khan returns to the small screen with a fitter body and looks smashing as ever. Fortunately,he relishes the complex,confused Rudr. Aditi Gupta as Pihu is all fire and brimstone. Binny Sharma,who was chosen to play Gauri,because she had held the fort alone with her bravura performances in Dance India Dance 2 is a bit of a letdown. She is better on the dance floor! Aruna Irani as Rudrs manipulative mother is spot on.
A few bones to pick why would a rich boy find solace in a girl who lives in a shanty,I mean,why would he even go there? Also,Gauri who is shown to be very responsible and who confesses to have no interest in love or marriage goes all weak-kneed after a couple of meetings with Rudr. I mean,shouldnt she be asking for monetary compensation (Okay,her mother and grandmother have been chasing Rudrs mother for the moolah) from the guy whos ruined her only means of livelihood? Instead,you have her bending over backwards to bring the two lovers together. From a bright,spunky girl she turns into a sacrificial lamb.
Maybe things will get better but as of now,Sangini is average,disappointing fare if not for Iqbal and Aditi!
Verdict: Read Love Story instead!
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