They all say their story is different, but a few episodes into it and we know we are seeing the same run of the soap mills
BBC World Entertainment’s production Ek Boond Ishq is a love story with an apparent twist. Even though we couldn’t really find the twist, the makers claim that there are several in the pipeline. The trailer starts with Viraf Phiroz Patel as Mrityunjay imprisoned and chained for a gruesome murder. Well we are not yet sure who was killed by him, but then again, this is just the trailer right!
Next, his future love interest Chhavi Pandey as Tara is introduced. She is loud, crass, uncultured and a typical tomboy. Well we’ll give her credit for looking pretty and pulling the tomboy look, but the acting…uhhhhh…not so much!
And finally enters the antagonist of the show who could shock and sometimes even scare you. With over the top make-up, excess jewellery all over the body and a not so feminine voice – Vishwajeet Pradhan aka Kalavati. Yes you got it right, he is playing a woman or should we call him a eunuch in this show.
So the story suggests that Mrityunjay is arrested for killing someone and his father will do almost anything to get him out. He even ropes in Tara to marry him in return for the security and stability of her family. On the other hand, Kalavati who is also Mrityunjay’s paternal uncle (tayaji) will stop at nothing to disrupt this union.
All said and done, the show has definitely roped in some good actors but will the screenplay keep up the level, we really doubt. Nonetheless giving them the benefit of doubt, we’ll wait for show to launch on September 9 at 8:30pm on Life OK to give our final verdict. Till then watch the video and tell us what you think about it, BollywoodLifers!