quirky look at marriages in India- complete with the sangeet- mehndi-
shaadi- bidaai (wedding specials-wedding-farewell) routines, never-ending
dahej (dowry) problems- Sanjay Chhel's maiden television venture
has its heart in right place.
Launched at a media meet in Juhu Hotel organised by the production
house, the event started unsually late, but the opulence had to
be seen. The host Chhel had hired a music band, palmists, mehendiwalli,
flower sellers, all that and more in addition to the overflowing
about the venture Chhel said, "Every story will be split into
either two or four episodes. It's a feel good comedy with integrally
woven songs and dances." In addition to the dialogues, Chhel
has also penned songs for the show.
What did strike the eye at the event was actor Delnaz Paul's optimism.
She said that Hum Sab Baraati Hai would be as big as her
last release, Karan Johar's blockbuster Kal Ho Na Ho!
Starring Dinyar Contractor, Tiku Talsania, Bhavna Balsaver, Dilip
Joshi, Sulbha Arya and Raju Kher, besides Paul, in main roles, the
show has been commissioned by Zee for a year.
a release issued by Zee, Zee Telefilms president Sunil Khanna was
quoted saying, "Hum Sab Baraati has all the ingredients
of being a successful comedy show. Keeping in mind the multi-combination
of the audiences we cater to, we plan to very carefully built and
expertise on multi-genre programming. Hum Sab Baraati is
filled with spicy characters, which are interconnected with each
other, and they create lot of possibilities for a hilarious comedy
to tickles the ribs to no end. Join us with the Baraati parivar
and keep smiling always.
However, quite a few goof-up were noticed in the dialogues. Something
that is definitely not expected from veteran television script-writer
According to Chhel, the road to its telecast has been easy. "I
spoke to other channels as well about this show, but somehow thought
that Zee TV was the least interfering of all."
Present at the meet was also BAG Films films division head Mejoo
Khan and actor Rajiv Paul escorting his wife Delnaz.
In addition to Hum Sab Baarati, Zee will also be premiering
next edition of 64 Panne on the same day at 8:00 pmLavanya
, starring Shilpa Saklani, Rohit Bakshi and Gaurav Chopra is journey
of a young adolescent girl to a matured woman completely in control
of a situation.
about Lavanya Khanna said, "Lavanya is another feather
to our popular slot, 64 Panne, the prime time band which
has offered captivating heart tugging stories like Dil NA Jaane
Kyun, Mansha and Aandhi, which has captured tremendous
response from viewers. Lavanya portrays a riveting saga of the protagonist
caught between a non-committed love and fulfilling the wishes of
her parents. Lavanya also exhibits the thinking of an independent
woman from the new generation who is looking forward to her Mr.
Right, who will get into terms with the new paradigm."
The show is jointly produced by Rajiv Mehta's Dream Team Software
and Moving Pictures Company.
Lets see if April launches bring any luck to Zee's flagship Hindi