10-02-2008, 09:36 PM
Join Date: Sep 2008
First Week Report - Miley Jab Hum Tum
Let's see what the new show on Star One has to offer !
Old wine in a new bottle and that too, how many times?? This is the first thing you will ask, when you watch the latest show Star One?s ?Miley Jab Hum Tum?. Same College, same type of characters with just a name change, the same old clash between the big and small city breds, their lingual and dressing differences, well you name it and the show has it!!
After all the hype that was created right from the selection of star cast to their character sketches, the thought flowing in after having a first glance at the show is that it has been inspired from many a serials which had a backdrop of college life such as ?Yeh Meri Life Hai?, ?Dekho Magar Pyaar Se?..
Story: The world has shrunk and the story is far from reality, thanks to computers and television. The manner in which the small town girls become a laughing stock for the city brats does leave a bad taste in the mouth!! Why is it that the small towners? sentiments are touched upon time and again is a question to ask. The ragging scenes shown in the college is surely entertaining and comical, but again nothing new.
Characters: There are 6 characters sharing the limelight. Let?s start with Nupur (Rati Pandey). After doing a typical Saas Bahu opera such as ?Har Ghar Kuch Kehta hai? , this is a welcome change for her. She is acting well and is trying her best to be different when everything else is the SAME! Her character is about a small town girl who has the courage to face the world beyond her hometown ?Mouraina? !
Her younger sister Gunjan (Sanaya) is one plain jane girl, timid but intelligent; nothing new in her character as well. Now the big city hip cousin of the girls Dia (Navina Bole) is the ?Diva? of the college, she looks nice, but badly needs voice modulation.
Talking about boys, Mayank (Arjun Bijlani) has impressed the most in the first week, with his cool but calm and collective attitude. He is the only character which is closer to real life in this college saga.
Samrat (Mohit Sehgal) is the cool dude and hunk of the college, a Basket ball Champ. Now if you think you have heard this or seen this character many times before, then you are not wrong at all. He disguises himself as a nerd just to play a prank on small town janes, looks very kiddish and not needed at all. Above all, the guy needs to learn acting fast as acting cannot be replaced by a smile on the face!
Uday (Jas Karan) is one dumb brother of Dia, who is always bullied by his sisters and her group of friends, who will later on turn into a dude and biggest supporter of Gunjan and Nupur!! This dude is really smart and puts up some freat facial expressions which are watchable!!
Sets and Ambiance: Talking of the college, the name reminds you of a detergent brand; even the exterior of the college has been used in shows such as Yeh Meri Life Hai and many movies of the past. The canteen looks passable. The pool side party that was shown in the first week looked nice though, but if you think of the huge money spent for this scene alone, we wonder whether this has really created an impact and even if it has, is it really worth it??
Well, we just wish that the audience is not taken for a ride with the same old story and college life drama. Remember, it is only the freshness in the product that keeps the interest alive?