To make people a laugh is not a laughing thing…! Correct… It is very tough job. It is said that make people cry is also comparative easy job (compare to make them laugh genuinely).
Those who are aware with the old days of Doordarshan are well aware with the Sitcom aired those day – Dekh Bhai Dekh. Starring noted actors including but not limited to Late Navin Nischol, Farida Jalal, Shekar Suman, Bhavna Balsavar, Deven Bhojani, Sushma Sheth, Vishal Singh, Amar Upadhyay, N.K. Shivpuri, and others; it was one of the most genuine sitcom. The story revolves around the Diwan Family and spread through 3 generation. There is no one there who is having a heavy personality. Everyone was enjoying the life as it is coming. This is very rare to find. Jaya Bachchan was associated with the production of the same. The sitcom was directed by Anand Mahendru.
Now this TV serial is available as a set of 9 DVDs with quality video and audio and those who love genuine situational comedy will surely enjoy it.
Let us take a look at the briefing of the first episode of the same.
It was a kind of introduction to all. Retd. Colonel. Sr. Mr. Diwan (the head of the family, a man with big mustaches) and his wife are aged but full of life couple. They used to go for morning walk together. We see their love is still as it was supposed to be in their youth.
Balraj is their eldest son. His wife is Suhasini. Balraj is the most sensible and serious of them all. His amusing smile does a lot without so many dialog. His wife runs a beauty-parlor and is full of joy an life.
Sameer aka chachu is the second son of Mr. Diwan and is married to Sunita aka chachi. Sameer plays a lot of pranks and found witty in addition to being funny. His wife is an upcoming author.
Sanjay aka Sanju and Kirti are the children of Balraj and Suhasini. Sameer and Sunita have two children as well. Their names are Vishal and Abha.
Shilpa is Sanju’s girlfriend and Sanju spends most of his time on phone with her. There is a guy named Dipak who is studios fellow and likes Kirti.
Kareema is the manservant of the family. Other characters are Sahil chachu, Priya, Dingoo, Chirutha etc.
We see that when Mr. & Mrs. Sr. Diwan came back from the morning walk. They comes to the Dining table for the breakfast. Mr. Diwan doesn’t like to red bad news in the morning so he rather settles for the crossword page of the newspaper. But her wife Sarla was quite social and hence want to go through all the major important news. The problem those days were quite similar to the current problems (eg. the hike in the petrol prices). Sameer loves reading the business stuff, mainly stock market. Sunita helps Suhasini in the kitchen and they both have their own activities to look after, as well. Balraj goes to the office in the morning and returns in the evening and so do Sameer. As Balraj getting aged, he developed the habit of forgetting the things.
In addition to the introduction to the characters the first episode focuses on the event, when Balraj’s boss (chairman of the company) is to visit him at his home. While his family (in absence of Balraj) mistakenly understand him someone else and the funny incidents took place.
Overall a worth watch episode.