Coming in at Number three is Balika Vadhu- Kachche Umar ke Pakke Rishthe. With last week’s episodes speeding up the story line and making major breakthroughs, supported by outstanding performances, it seems the show is getting back on track with much speed.

Balika Vadhu is placed third for the top 5 shows this week. This week saw the final culmination of the Jagdish, Sanchi, Ganga and Anandi track which saw the wrong intentions of Sanchi coming out in the open in front of her family and Jagdish being proved innocent. The week ended with Jagdish and Ganga coming back to the house and Anandi and Shivraj resolving their differences.



Balika Vadhu- Kachchi Umar Ke Pakke Rishte, commonly abbreviated as Balika Vadhu is an Indian television drama series that premiered on 21 July 2008 on Colors TV. Originally airing from Monday through Friday, from mid 2013 it also began airing on Saturday. Set in rural Rajasthan, Balika Vadhu follows the story of Anandi (Toral Rasputra) who was married to Jagdish when she was eight.

Balika Vadhu characters Top 5 shows of the week (28th Oct 3rd Nov, 2013): Balika Vadhu

Entertainment Quotient

This week’s episodes were very entertaining. This week saw the courtroom drama coming to an end with Sanchi coming out as the real culprit of the whole fiasco and the soured relations between both the families. The courtroom drama was intense and drew the viewers in; the story moved forward with every episode which avoided making the story line monotonous. It was a perfect blend of a good story line with some good entertainment. There was a lack of melodrama usually associated with court rooms.

Overall a highly filled quota of entertainment came to an end in the show. I would like to give 4 out of 5 for the entertainment quotient.

Content Quotient

The story line was good which has been a staple of the show for the past one month. The most important part here is the dialogues. All the characters including the two lawyers are given some strong, powerful lines. The most important thing in television shows is how strong you make your story line; a rushed plot not only results in confusion and hasty treatment of the plot but also affects the audience’s interest. The makers have given the time to the plot to develop and this week’s success is the testament of this. The interchange from court room to the haweli sequences is well motioned and each character is given ample time to add to the story line. In my last review of the show I said the show had become melodramatic to say the least; this week has been a welcome change or I should say a going back to old roots.

I would give 4.25 out of 5 to the show’s content quotient.

Performance Quotient

Toral Rasputra has created her own image of Anandi in the show; after the exit of Pratyusha Banerjee from the show, she has had some big shoes to fill in and I feel this week belonged to her. She managed to steal every scene she starred in. Supporting her were Shashank Vyas, Smita Bansal,Siddharth Shukla,Roop Durgapal and Surekha Sikhri.  A special mention goes out to both the lawyers who were brilliant in their roles. Every actor has done their best and for me this added to the story line. For me this week was one of the best weeks for the show in the recent times.

I would give 4.5 out of 5 for the performance quotient.


Value of Time

This week I was hooked to the show. As one of the most interesting and developed story lines came to an end, it was an end to one of the best weeks for the show. The audiences were not only receptive to some awesome performances and brilliant dialogues but also to some really good direction and screenplay.

By Ish Chandok

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