This episode of Hindi SitCom – Dekh Bhai Dekh – (which is now available on DVD for home entertainment) revolves around Women’s liberation. Well, but of course, the episode takes a satirical look at the issue and some misconceptions about the same are also targeted.
Dekh Bhai Dekh
|Jaya Bachchan, AB Corp
|Rajeev Agarwal, Liliput, Parvati Walia, Vipul Shah, Maya Balse
|Udit Narayan, Ajit Singh, Raju Singh
|Sushma Seth, N K Shivpuri, Navin Nischol, Farida Jalal, Shekhar Suman, Bhavna Balsavar, Amar Upadhyay, Deven Bhojani, Vishal Singh, Nattasha Singh, Sunny Singh, Karishma Aacharya, Rakesh Thareja, Daisy Irani, Liliput, Divya Sheth, Benu Kalsi, Shammi, Urvashi Dholakiya, Santosh Gupta, Ritu Sharma, Raju Shrivastav, and others…
Bela – a school friend of Suhasini Diwan who was settled in HongKong came to visit India, and during her stay at India, she pays a visit to Suhasini at Diwan House. Her visit proves to be a dramatic “change movement” at Diwan house. Kalpana Iyer (aka Kalpana Ayyer) plays the role of Bela in this episode. It is worth to note that despite her efforts in acting naturally, she is let down by her dialog delivery. And, she doesn’t look natural due to that.
Bela have her own ideas and ideology about the – women’s empowerment and liberation. She recently divorced her husband. During her visit at Diwan House she see that Both Suhasini (whom she loves calling Hansini – as she was used to call her during their student days) and Sunita aka Chachi both are living their lives which are centered around their family and especially their respective husbands. We see that Kareema is having his own attitude, and she don’t think that as male-servant he should have it. So she asked Suhasini and Chachi to came out of the box and live their lives as per their personal desires and not as the secondary person in the couple.
Well, as a matter of fact, there is no one in a couple is secondary. Both are equal and both have all the rights to have their personal space and preferences also. But it is the strong love and affection in them which makes both to look and care for the other then to herself/himself. When there is true love, a couple lives like a soul into dual bodies. And yes, both – is the important word. It is not like, only one is doing all the duties and other is having all the rights. And the idea behind the institution of marriage is providing unconditional support to each other in all the situations, physically, mentally, economically and all the other means.
The next morning is started as a shocking one for for both Somu and Balraj. Somu was kicked out from the bathroom, and Balraj was struggling with socks from different pairs when getting ready for the office. Both of them were shocked be the fact that since the morning their respective wives are behaving strange and found non-cooperative to them. Both of them have tried remembering if they could have forgotten any important date like birth-date, anniversary or similar, but no luck.
When on the dining table for the breakfast it was probably the first time they were both alone (and Chachi and Bhabhi are both in the city). They got to know from Kareema that they went out for something and didn’t let him know the reason!
The situation was getting more and more suspicious and both Sameer and Balraj decided to know the root cause of the same and resolve it. The rest of the episode explores their efforts for the same.
If to talk about the background score it is definitely the positive addition to the serial. All the principal actors are seasoned ones and they all performed pretty well. Deven Bhojani plays Kareema effectively in his earlier career days showing his talent and it is no wonder that he had been part of so many sitcoms later. Shekhar Suman is one of the talents which are not used effectively in the films but he got some good chances on TV and he had proven his worth. Late Navin Nischol is fantastic performer. Bhavana plays chachi effectively and her childish giggles doesn’t look un-natural. Farida Jalal is of course a veteran actress and she play it effectively in this episode too.
There is nothing outdoor seen in the episode and the drawing room and Kitchen of Diwan house and the bedroom of Balraj are the main places where the events are focused, the sets are convincing. The dialogs are small and witty and the writers deserves the credit. The screenplay is interesting.
Overall a nice episode to watch.