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Family melodrama

Friday 8 February '13

Sanskaar Dharohar Apnon Ki reminds you of those 1980s films, in which the hero is a perpetual loser with a heart of gold and his family pinning all their hopes on him.
Returning with a bang

Friday 1 February '13

Na Bole Tum... has made a great start with a neat story, but it’s going to be a tough act to keep up for the writers-directors team.
It takes two to tango

Friday 18 January '13

Now only if the couples could turn in some great performances, Nach Baliye 5 could go a couple of notches higher.
Best avoided

Friday 11 January '13

BFF is an acronym like any other you hear these days in chat-rooms on social networking sites.
Real-life inspirations

Friday 28 December '12

Kaali Ek Punar Avatar, the fight between the good and evil, returns in its second season.
2612 Chabbis Baarah

Friday 14 December '12

A compelling drama: Chabbis Baarah is a thriller, drama tackling the subject of terrorism.
Veera: Filial ties

Friday 23 November '12

A show which has the potential to delve into human relationships with finesse, sensitivity and realism.
Elaborate settings: Qubool Hai

Friday 16 November '12

After a long time, we have seen two men (Karan Singh Grover and Rishabh Sinha) who actually look and behave like brothers.
Of star crazed fans

Friday 9 November '12

Not so valiant

Friday 19 October '12

With super Hollywood movies complete with dazzling special effects at the disposal of today’s children, the least the makers could do was pump up the production values of the show
Music and melodrama

Friday 28 September '12

Ramayana: Not in tune

Friday 14 September '12

Shikha Swaroop as the slender Kaikeyi has an attractive presence though her undernourished appearance is a little disconcerting. Gagan Malik as Ram is pleasing though has a long way to go
Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke

Friday 8 June '12

Sapne Suhaane Ladakpan Ke is about two cousin sisters. One, a Mumbai girl, the other from Benaras, where shopping for...
Dance India Dance Little Masters

Friday 25 May '12

Barely did the third season of Dance India Dance get over, Zee TV wasted no time in bringing the little masters back with
Savdhaan India, Crime Alert

Friday 4 May '12

Crime shows have been a success on Sony. Case in point, the Anup Soni-hosted Crime Patrol, a weekend show which...
Phir Subah Hogi

Friday 4 May '12

Gulabiya, played by Narayani Shastri lives with her two brothers, their wives and her daughter, Sugni.
The Suite Life Of Karan And Kabir

Friday 27 April '12

The Suite Life of Karan and Kabir is an Indian adaptation of Disney’s 2005 show, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.
Titanic: The Aftermath

Friday 20 April '12

A tiny pair of boots belonging to a three year old boy whose life was claimed by the Titanic on the fateful night of April 15...
Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar

Friday 13 April '12

The second season of Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar opened with a bang on Star Plus. We say 'with a bang' because the show...

Friday 13 April '12

In the 80s, there was this film called Sau Din Saas Ke which starred Lalita Pawar as the tyrannical mother-in-law and an...


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