Here's the TV review of ZEE TV's new show Tash-e-Ishq. If you are expecting me to praise this show, I strictly warn you to refrain from doing so...
Gone are the days when Television or the 'idiot Box' as it's popularly known, showcased some remarkable shows like Saans, Heena, Kora Kaagaz, Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai, Hip Hip Hurray etc. Today, ridiculous saas bahu sagas and other mindless daily soaps have found a place in our lives and sadly so. Another one gets added to the list- ZEE TV's Tashan-e-Ishq starring Jasmine Bhasin as Twinkle and Zain Imam as Yuvraj Luthra.I find myself in a daze after having watched the first episode of the series. I'm trying to come up with words to describe how utterly mind numbing this new show by ZEE TV is. Somehow, I have gathered my strength and am ready to give you my opinion. So here it goes:
What's it about:
Tashan-e-Ishq is technically about nothing but in the literal sense, is a story about two rich warring families- Tanejas and Luthras. The two khandaans have nothing better to do expect point out one another's 'aukaat' by rubbing their moolah in the latter's faces. How typical! The show is set against the backdrop of Punjab and depicts the clichéd and done to death clicks of Punjabi culture like people flaunting their BMW's, being loud or wearing gaudy clothes. And now for the introduction of the characters. Meet Twinkle Taneja, an overtly enthusiastic, bordering on ADHD girl who is single but not ready to mingle. Her mother Leela is eager to get Twinkle married but the latter always manages to drive her 'rishtewalas' away with her eccentric behaviour. Yuvraj Luthra on the other hand is the most stereotypical punjabi munda one could think of- the one who drives jeeps, listens to loud music, blah blah. His mother Anita Luthra is the arch nemesis of Leela and the two have one motive- to prove that they are richer and fancier than one another.
The only hot element in this show is probably the marble from the temple, that was depicted in the beginning scene of the show. I can't think of one factor that makes the show unique or different from the rest. The only refreshing element is the fact that the Punjabi community is being represented in a TV show for a change as opposed to Gujarati or Rajasthani culture which has seen its share in several daily soaps and shows.
Jasmine Bhasin's character as Twinkle, got on my nerves. I'm confused about whether the lead actress has been asked to act in a loud manner or whether she genuinely acts that way. If that's the way the makers wish to represent Punjabi girls then god help the women of this community. I understand if Twinkle's character had been outgoing or eccentric. But this Punjabi girl is annoying, shrill and a lot to take. Jasmine's overacting left me with a headache and for the viewers to tolerate her as Twinkle will be quite an ordeal, to be honest. The editing of this show has gone for a freaking toss. There's no definite beginning or an end to a scene, and to expect a flow between the sequences would be asking for too much. The constant bickering between the Tanjejas and Luthras took me back to my kindergarten days. The storyline came across as typical. There is no hatke element to look forward to and the first episode proved to be 'another one bites the dust' situation. All in all, the show is Ishaqzaade only with two rich families fighting instead of political ones.
What to do
If you have absolutely NOTHING better to do, then go ahead and watch this. Or else, don't waste your time on this mindless, predictable and typical show. I'm cheesed off I'm sure you wouldn't want to be.
1.5 out of 5
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