Hum Hain Na TV Review: Kanwar Dhillon’s chocolate boy image saves the show

Tue, September 2, 2014 7:20pm UTC by 27 Comments
Hum Hain Na TV Review: Kanwar Dhillon’s chocolate boy image saves the show

The new show on Sony has aired its first episode and here’s what we think of it…

Sony’s newest launch, Hum Hain Na starring Kanwar Dhillon and Pratyusha Banerjee, is off to a decent start. The first episode was aired on September 1st after a lot of buzz created by the promos. Here’s our take on it…

What’s it about?

Set in the cultural backdrop of Benaras, Hum Hain Na, is the love story of Shivprasad Mishra aka Bunty (Kanwar Dhillon) and Saagrika Chatopadhyay (Pratyusha Banerjee). Though the story has a very strong romantic element, it mainly revolves around the male protagonist, Bunty, who is an ideal son, grandson and brother. The first episode mainly introduces the humble and responsible side of Bunty. The Mishra household is under a lot of pressure owing to the upcoming wedding of their elder son, Pappu and Bunty is in charge of managing everything. The episode also draws a sketch of Saagrika’s character who has just returned from London where her father was a professor. Saagrika is extremely excited about her return since this is her birth town and the only place she associates with her deceased mother.

What’s hot?

The chocolate boy image of Kanwar Dhillon from his Do Dil Ek Jaan days, seems to have worked really well in his favour. A stellar performer that he is, Rajendra Chawla’s chemistry with his onscreen wife and his relation with his sons is remarkable. Also worth mentioning was Bade Bhaisaheb or Pappu, whose innocence is sure to bring a smile to your face. The highlight of the show is the bond between the family members. Also, unlike most shows, the first episode was not all about the leads, but gave a rough character sketch of every member, so we know what to expect.

What’s not?

Though the characters of the Mishra family were well brought out, the same cannot be said about Saagrika and her father played by Ashiesh Roy. Almost all of their scenes seemed rehearsed and awkward. The over dramatized talking to the deceased mother’s photo was the epitome of clichés and Pratyusha Banerjee’s below par acting further compromises the authenticity of her character. The showcase of “humility personified” trait of Bunty was extremely simplistic and felt like an over dose of Mr Goodie two shoes. Given that it is yet another love story, we expected to see something more refreshing than the idealization of the male protagonist and the typical in-search-of-a-dream-boy-with-a-golden-heart female lead.

Verdict:

Better than the routine saas-bahu melodrama the show works largely due to the colorful characters it has introduced. Watch it if you like family dramas.

Rating: 2.5 out of 52.5 Star Rating

Reviewed by kiran kaur

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  • Pradharth

    So, you all are still busy with Pratyusha bashing? Get over it and find a new muse to look down on…

    • lexy

      As long ?! Until when ?! When will they stop attacks on talented and outstanding young actress Pratyusha Banerjee ?! Who does not leave you alone this girl ? I’m interested in who is behind the continuous attacks on this girl? Poor , inexpensive article poor journalists ! When I read this , I wonder where she went journalism ! . This article was humiliating for the entire journalistic profession .

  • River

    Get a life losers !!! And plz show us your acting if you think that you know acting so much !!! Idiots !!!

    • http://capeandcowl.tumblr.com Mockingnerd

      That’s their review and their opinion. It’s fine not to agree with it, but being gracious and mature about it wouldn’t hurt.

      • lexy

        Gracious, are you kidding me, he does not deserve to be called a journalist!

    • lexy

      As long ?! Until when ?! When will they stop attacks on talented and outstanding young actress Pratyusha Banerjee ?! Who does not leave you alone this girl ? I’m interested in who is behind the continuous attacks on this girl? Poor , inexpensive article poor journalists ! When I read this , I wonder where she went journalism ! . This article was humiliating for the entire journalistic profession ..Shame!Shame!.Shame!

  • Vibha

    Below par acting, I like that! Looks like this has been reviewed by an amateur who needs lessons in reviewing, get a lesson, get a life! Pratyusha has got above 20 awards as best actress, surely Bollywoodlife has an agenda, it always had!!

    • lexy

      As long ?! Until when ?! When will they stop attacks on talented and outstanding young actress Pratyusha Banerjee ?! Who does not leave you alone this girl ? I’m interested in who is behind the continuous attacks on this girl? Poor , inexpensive article poor journalists ! When I read this , I wonder where she went journalism ! . This article was humiliating for the entire journalistic profession .Shame!Shame!

  • padmaja

    So you are again bashing Pratyusha? We at large liked her acting until now

    • lexy

      As long ?! Until when ?! When will they stop attacks on talented and outstanding young actress Pratyusha Banerjee ?! Who does not leave you alone this girl ? I’m interested in who is behind the continuous attacks on this girl? Poor , inexpensive article poor journalists ! When I read this , I wonder where she went journalism ! . This article was humiliating for the entire journalistic profession .Shame!

  • padmaja

    What best can we expect from you? You are always at your negative best about Pratyusha’s acting. An actor who did wonderful job in her very first show and received lot’s of accolades has “below par acting” according to you? Get a life!

    • lexy

      As long ?! Until when ?! When will they stop attacks on talented and outstanding young actress Pratyusha Banerjee ?! Who does not leave you alone this girl ? I’m interested in who is behind the continuous attacks on this girl? Poor , inexpensive article poor journalists ! When I read this , I wonder where she went journalism ! . This article was humiliating for the entire journalistic profession .Shame!Shame!Shame!Shame!

  • Branka

    So you continue to bash Pratyusha, nothing new. You are pathetic excuse for a journalist, who have obviously personal grunt against that actress. She was superb in all 4 episodes, she is amazing actress who express all the emotion well, you would know it if you watched the show at all.
    So your verdict is just that, your own opinion. It has nothing to do with truth and reality. There are so many people all around the world who think she is doing great job in HHN, and who are happy to see her again on the screen.
    Pratyusha Banerjee and Kanwar Dhillon are amazing actors and talented young people, who are already creating an awesome chemistry in their new show, that will for sure be success. But I have no doubt that you will continue to bash her, it is just a way you are. Says more about you than anything else.

  • Bikica

    Truly amazing how people from the world of journalism spit on a human being. First of all it is very inhuman. Everything you write says more about you than about anyone else. If you do not have anything better to write then do not attack,not spit on people. God sees all.

  • nn027

    I absolutely disagree. Prats plays great. The rest of the team is solid.

  • Kop93

    Oh again journalists from “tolaet paper newsrooms,” pardon BollywudLife, write crap.

    Do you know what should be the first characteristic of a journalist, and according to your article, see that you do not know.

    Neutrality !!!!

    Your article is full, your personal impression and untruths.

    Miss Pratyusha Banerjee is a phenomenal actress who has a great reputation not only in India but also in Europe among viewers, and with this new series just proved his acting skills that she deserves this reputation and has the admiration and respect of his fans.

    For you who wrote this article, I can only say, you have chosen the wrong profession.

  • Jeca

    Or you do not know what you are watching or you are blind. Prats plays great. But you have nothing better to write. This will not reduce Prats popularity, but shame yourself.

  • lexy

    As long ?! Until when ?! When will they stop attacks on talented and outstanding young actress Pratyusha Banerjee ?! Who does not leave you alone this girl ? I’m interested in who is behind the continuous attacks on this girl? Poor , inexpensive article poor journalists ! When I read this , I wonder where she went journalism ! . This article was humiliating for the entire journalistic profession .

  • Lili

    I thought over dramatization is trade mark of Indian serials…First epi set up is directors quick way telling us quickly of sources of tension and drama to come in a story… I got that, you didn’t… Another biased reference to Pratyusha’s acting only leaves a reader with a feeling of unprofessional writing and writer’s personal angst, therefore dismissing the whole article

  • Lazar Borovac

    Here we go again!!!Please press me to answer the question-how that plays well if these people do not work!I know when you think that Pratt left alone?It’s better for you to work on your training and conscientiousness, and as far as the whole cast-ahead!Prat do not let these pawns of someone’s scared, but just keep working, Prat jealousy is a strange and dangerous, and another reason that you find a defect does not exist.More one-the whole team all the luck and go ahead and Prat you and that you press off our backs!!!

  • Anju Singh

    Here you go again, so why don’t you become the lead?? You did not like it so don’t watch because there are plenty who does. Go and do something better in life.

  • Kety76

    Pratyusha is a great, unique actress .This show,I look just for her and her perfect acting . Is this article commissioned by the envious and jealous people?

  • Lelita

    Prats is great actor,It is a fact.For her work she has got many awards.Some people in for want of arguments,again bashing Pratyusha.Hatred and jealousy are incurable illness.

  • Ivone12

    Pratyusha je izvrsna glumica u pokazivanju emocija i izraza ..Velika ljubav za tu divnu curu ,,,…

  • Nataly

    It seems that some of you of BWL are really damn jealous of Pratyusha Banerjee!!!
    Rather that it`s Pratyusha with her inner and external beauty who gives a golden glow to your chocolate boy! Your chocolate boy is just to green for such an beautiful and very talented actress like Pratyusha! She is not only very talented actress, she has an enormous charm and charisma! This chocolate boy should be grateful to God to have Pratyusha as co acress!!!

  • ziska

    I will never understand why the measure of value, so much disturbed. Praise some people who have nothing to do with acting, and underestimate the actors that much worth. Prat is an exceptional actress. She won people across Europe, with his talent and charisma. She has a gift from God to act.

  • Spice

    Well double standard. Isn’t this site and article were authentic when Zero Chemistry Awards conducted. Now its bad journalism bashing of actor.


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