comscore

Sadda Haq TV review: The powerful concept appeals, but poor acting disappoints!

Channel V’s new youth show Sadda Haq makes a very powerful statement: Haq cheenne se milta hai, maangne se sirf bheek milti hai (you get your rights by snatching them; by asking, you get only handou

Sadda Haq TV review: The powerful concept appeals, but poor acting disappoints!

Equality of men and women has been an ongoing battle since the start of time – but we still haven’t achieved it…

Channel V’s new youth show Sadda Haq makes a very powerful statement: Haq cheenne se milta hai, maangne se sirf bheek milti hai (you get your rights by snatching them; by asking, you get only handouts).

The story of Sadda Haq revolves around a young aspiring girl – Sanyukta Agarwal – who, in a world dominated by men, wants to be a mechanical engineer. Her family tells her outright that the only dream she can have is to be a bride, wife and mother one day. Anything beyond that will be to enter a male domain.

Her love for machines and the need to find out how they work drives her to break rules and do what her heart desires. In spite of being controlled by men – her father and brother – Sanyukta manages to get admitted to a prestigious engineering college based purely on merit. But instead of being proud of their daughter, the males in her family penalises her. Her mother finally agrees to send Sanyukta to college so she can be free and decide her own future.

On the first day in college Sanyukta has a bad encounter with the seniors in the girls’ hostel; things get even tougher when she meets boys from her class. The students of mechanical engineering – mainly boys – are convinced that mechanical engineering is no place for a woman. The course is made for men, so any woman joining in is ragged until she opts for something else.

The crux of the story is powerful and has the potential to become something really interesting. Every character introduced so far has a clear stand – for men or for women – with no confusion, which will really help the plot progress.

Harshita Gaur playing Sanyukta Agarwal doesn’t impress too much. While her dialogue delivery is fine, that fiery passion is missing. In scenes where she is supposed to be frustrated, angry or upset, her expressions convey nothing. We hope time makes her a better actor, ‘coz it’s a big responsibility to carry a show on your shoulders. Param Singh (Randhir Shekhawat), who is hardworking, loyal and dedicated, is showcased as a male chauvinistic pig, but when he unknowingly shows off his soft side, it works nicely. Param seems like a good fit in the list of characters who will add value to the serial. The supporting characters do a decent job too.

The story has managed to hook us, and we understand the protagonist’s dilemma. We really hope the makers manage to keep the audience engaged and enraged with the topic – one misstep and it will be difficult to get viewers and the story back on the right track.

All in all, the show is worth a watch, and if it doesn’t suit your palate, there are always the saas bahu shows.

Rating: 3 out of 53 Star Rating

Reviewed by Letty Mariam Abraham

* Poor

** Average

*** Good

**** Very good

***** Excellent

ALSO READ: Karan Wahi: I hate Gautam Rode – he is too hard working!

Is Aishwarya Sakhuja’s Main Naa Bhoolungi similar to Saubhagyavati Bhava?

Kehta Hai Dil Jee Le Zara: Saanchi has a DDLJ moment!

LIKE US. FOLLOW US. STAY CONNECTED.
Facebook
Twitter
Google +
Youtube

Latest from News & Gossip

KumKum Bhagya Spoiler Alert: Pragya’s life in danger?
KumKum Bhagya Spoiler Alert: Pragya’s life in danger?
Salman, John, Ranveer - Match these Bollywood hunks with their bulge pics!
Salman, John, Ranveer - Match these Bollywood hunks with their bulge pics!
This is not the first time Katrina Kaif was spotted wearing sindoor - we have proof!
This is not the first time Katrina Kaif was spotted wearing sindoor - we have proof!
View More

Latest Videos

Varun Kapoor 'steaming video' will warm up a rainy day
Varun Kapoor 'steaming video' will warm up a rainy day
Divyanka Tripathi and Vivek Dahiya’s Rang Dey second teaser out and it is ETERNALLY romantic!
Divyanka Tripathi and Vivek Dahiya’s Rang Dey second teaser out and it is ETERNALLY romantic!
Baar Baar Dekho song Kala Chashma teaser: Katrina Kaif and Sidharth Malhotra's SWAG act plays homage to MJ and Chikni Chameli!
Baar Baar Dekho song Kala Chashma teaser: Katrina Kaif and Sidharth Malhotra's SWAG act plays homage to MJ and Chikni Chameli!
View More

Latest Photo Galleries

Aww! Boyfriend Ranveer Singh makes way for girlfriend Deepika Padukone from a CROWDED party!
TV actress Mihika Verma is in FUN MODE post her wedding with Mishkat Verma!
Kangana Ranaut added glamour to Manav Gangwani’s show at India Couture Week 2016, see pics!
View More