Now we are quite familiar with various characters of Hum Paanch. The episode revolves around the dream of being Crorepati – the dream of almost every middle class family.
Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor, Rajesh Sharma, Shobha Kapoor
( Balaji Telefilms, Zee Telefilms)
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|Ashok Sharaf, Priya Tendulkar, Shoma Anand, Vandana Pathak, Kavita Rathod, Ritu Deepak, Neelam Sagar, Amita Nangia, Vidya Balan, Sujata Sanghamitra, Rakhi Tandon, Bhairavi Raichura, Priyanka Mehra, Aishwarya Duggal, Aruna Sangal, Jatin Kanakia, Suchitra Bandekar, Rajendra Nath, and others…
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It is good to view dreams and do hard work to pursue them and it pays most of the time. On the contrary taking shortcuts or just awaiting for luck to play its part to make us reach; doesn’t work in most of the cases. For example gamble or lottery are two soft works to do and have chances to get crores of rupees or even dollars or pounds. But do they work for all? As we know people who earn from this business are actually those who run the business. The users are at lost in majority. There are number of people who bought the ticket for a lottery and eventually only one will get the top prize (and a few more remarkable prices are also there in most cases) but rest of them lose their money. It is probably only game where luck or co-incidences play the major part. And when you talk about a game where skills doesn’t have to play a major role, it is dangerous for sure.
Anyway, the episode is not much focused on the pros and cons of lottery. It is taking a small satirical look at it. It is weaved in the tale beautifully, but there are more things in the episode which keeps exploring the characters and produce humor.
The dialogs from Ashok Sharaf spreading words of wisdom of not relying much on such shortcuts to make money; is the best part of the episode. It serves as the wisdom tale of PanchTantra, or Akbar-Birbal stories. The dialogs are written well. The language we use in our daily routine is used in dialogs which makes it more authentic and audience can relate to it very easily. The dubbing quality is also really good. The remastered sound works well. Though sometimes when the background laughter is there, you may found it much louder. The video is remastered as well, but at the time of shooting it was not possible to have High Definition video to record, you may find the video quality quite dull, in comparison to what we see on TV these days.
The episode start with Sweety doing her usual stuff. Being a self-claimed fashionista she was quite much into working on her makeup and dressing. Through her dialogs you know that she applies a very little mind at other stuffs. She usually is not aware with the current affairs apart from what she think may affect her looks! Chhoti – the youngest of the sister have much interest in gossiping of all kind. She is like CCTV camera who records possibly everything around her and have her opinion about it as well. She is the one who read newspapers and magazines regularly to find the latest about various celebrities. She is the one who brought an interesting news to Sweety and Radhika that a man in Europe won a remarkably huge amount of money via lottery!
It made Radhika and later Kajal and her mother to think about this way of income! All they found the idea very interesting. And why not, think when you slept in the night, you are in your current situation where you are struggling to maintain your budget; and you woke up as a millionaire! The idea itself is fascinating right? Even the wise people lose control over their mind when such idea strike their mind. So everyone in the home was almost agree to go and try luck with lottery.
When Anand reaches home he found that people of the family are sitting together and the environment is quite peaceful! He sense something unexpected is being cooked amongst them. And he got to know the details. He then try to make them understand the realities, but you know when someone is tempted with such idea, they are in kind of trans and cannot (or do not want to) see the reality. The are able to convince Anand Mathur to provide money to buy lottery ticket the next day!!
The incidents happen then after are the rest of the episode. We found most of the actors perform really well. The girl playing Chhoti is unable to deliver dialog convincingly. Rakhi Tandon is the perfect choice for her character. Bhairavi Raichura is convincing as Kajal Bhai. Ashok Sharaf and Shoma Anand are both effective. It is Ashok who performs even better. Amita Nangia is good in the non-glamorous role. Vandana Pathak have less to do in this episode. Priya Tendulkar makes her presence felt. The background music is quite effective, though the background laughs are much louder at times, which is disappointing.
Overall a genuine comedy serial where this episode take a small satirical look at the people who find shortcuts to earn money (like lottery). The most positive factor is you can watch it with your family. There are no absurd dialogs or situations. You will find your time and money spent at a proper place for sure.