TV Review: Rab Se Sohna Isshq

Show: Rab Se Sohna Isshq
Channel: ZeeTV
Time: Monday to Friday 8 pm
Verdict: A fun watch
Rating: ***

Tapping love stories are nothing new on TV, but despite the oft-repeated theme, Rab Se Sohna Isshq manages to bring about a freshness to the concept. Blame it on the rather viavacious protagonist Sahiba — who to a great extent reminds you of Kareena Kapoor’s character Geet in Jab We Met — or her fiancé Ranveer who seems straight out of a romantic novel, but the look and the feel of the show definitely click. A true-blue romantic, Sahiba can think of little else than seeing Ranveer happy, but his own happiness lies in his dream of going to London someday. And so madly is Sahiba in love with her dream guy that she is ready to go to any lengths to help him realise his dream.

Interestingly, there seem to be no hitches or villains around to play spoilsport for the two lovebirds, and wedding preparations are already on for the two to get married soon. Providing a twist here is Sahiba’s sceret admirer Daljeet, who has been smitten with her ever since he saw her for the first time. But it’s a one-sided love and he is content just looking at his woman of dreams by far.

The high production value is certainly a plus point of the show that’s moving at a steady pace. Performance-wise, all the three leads have been impressive so far. Ekta Kaul fits the role of Sahiba to the t as do Ashish Sharma who plays the flamboyant Ranveer and Kanan Malhotra who plays Daljeet. On the flip side, the show overall seems loud, and too filmi at times, even by the standards of Punjabi culture that’s depicted here. The story offers nothing new, but it manages to keep the audience hooked. A family bonder for sure, it will definitely hit home for the more romantic sorts.

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