The first episode is titled as Divorce. The main characters are Introduced. Ranjit (Shafi Inamdar) his wife Renu (Swaroop Sampat) belongs to a middle class family. The live in a flat of an apparment with the similar neighborhood. Raja is Renu’s brother and he lives with them. Ranjit and Renu both serves in different private companies, whether Raja is a happy go lucky guy who is searching for the job and enjoys his food. He is made fun of by his sister and brother-in-law (Renu and Ranjit respectively), but a buddy to them. They all are having great bond of affection. Mr. Bhattacharya and his wife Mandira (Vijay Kashyap and Sulabha Arya) are their immediate neighbours. Mandira has a habit of coming to Renu’s home for asking for some of the goods like sugar frequently, which sometimes irritates Renu and his family.
Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi
|Directors||:||Kundan Shah, Manjul Sinha, Raman Kumar|
|Opening Theme Singer||:||Kishore Kumar|
|Starring||:||Shafi Inamdar, Swaroop Sampat, Rakesh Bedi, Satish Shah, Tiku Talsania, Vijay Kashyap, Sulabha Arya, and others…|
Renu has prepared some good food while getting ready for the office, it is her anniversary today. Her brother Raja wished her today with a rose. She was not sure if her husband was aware with the fact that it is their wedding day today, or forgotten it completely (as husbands usually keep forgetting it, especially according to the women’s view). She even asked Raja to not to wish her husband which result reminding him about the wedding day. She wanted to verify whether Ranjit remember it. Raja however was otherwise interested in wishing Ranjit with the same flower he used to wish his sister, why to purchase two flowers!!?
Anyway, Ranjit overhears their conversation, so he clearly got the idea that it is his wedding anniversary today (if not already remember it). But, he decided to play naughty. So he intentionally doesn’t wish Renu, neither he show any hint about the fact that he knew the big day. Raja and Renu tried various stuff and giving him hint about, but Ranjit pretended to be unaware with the stuff. He then left for the office. This made Renu very upset.
Heartbroken Renu decided to take serious steps against his husband, who forgot this important day. Despite of Raja’s tries to calm her down and not go take the extreme decision, she was firm that she will divorce Ranjit!!!
What turn the tale takes from here is interesting to watch. If to say the content of the episode is realistif in almost any time. It is human psychology that women are more emotional and such important dates are near to their heart. On the other hands, men might not remember such dates precisely. The way it is picturised, is in realistic manner. It is delight to watch Shafi Inamdar, Swaroop Sampat, Rakesh Bedi, Satish Shah and other playing the roles. They have superb acting skills and comic timings. Though I must tell that Swaroop Sampat’s dubbing needed improvement (or may be she needed to work on her voice), however her acting is of course good. For sitcoms, the content is always the king, and Sharad joshi’s writing and Kundan Shah’s direction are definitely up to the mark. The DVD quality is good, though you may feel that it is poor than the quality we used to see nowadays, when High Definition videos are handy. We seriously feel that, we are missing the realistic sitcoms which are focused on middle class families and eloborate the real life, nowadays.
It is definitely worth watching. And you don’t have to hesitate a bit while watching with your family and friends, it is a genuine plus point.