Like October, November too will see an influx of several new Hindi serials on television. For starters, following its ‘Nayi Soch‘ slogan, Star Plus is coming up with two new shows in different genres, while Colors brings you a mythological serial based on one of the most dreaded Hindu deity.
Pardes Mein Hain Mera Dil (Star Plus)
Drashti Dhami and Arjun Bijlani’s ‘Pardes Mein Hain Mera Dil’ is based on Shah Rukh Khan starrer hit movie Pardes. Drashti and Arjun are both popular faces of Indian television and are being paired opposite each other for the first time. You can catch the show from 7th November onwards at 8 pm on Star Plus. For now watch its cute promo below.
Mythological show, Shani will capture the life of Hindu God Shani Dev who is believed to be the son of Surya Dev, the Sun God. The show has Juhi Parmar playing Shani dev’s mother Chhaya while Salil Ankola will be playing Surya Dev. My problem with mythological shows is the dismal special effects. I hope this show makes some effort at bringing good visuals for its audiences. The show will be telecast at 9 pm on Colors 7th November onwards.
P.O.W. Bandi Yudh Ke (Star Plus)
OK this one has my 108% attention. P.O.W. Bandi Yudh Ke is inspired by an Israeli drama named Hatufim. It is the story of two Indian soldiers who have been prisoners of war and have returned to their respective families after 17 long years. The show has a stellar cast with actors like Purab Kohli, Sandhya Mridul and Amrita Puri and is being developed by Kal Ho Naa Ho and Airlift fame director Nikkhil Advani. A finite series of 126 episodes, P.O.W. Bandi Yudh Ke will be telecast at 10:30 pm from 7th November.
Legend of the Blue Sea
What makes this November a ‘sweet’ November is Hallyu star Lee Min Ho’s television comeback, ‘Legend of the Blue Sea’ in which he is paired opposite one of Korea’s most successful actress, Jun Ji Hyun. The drama is about the last mermaid who falls in love with a human and transforms herself to be able meet the man she loves. The initial teasers of the drama look quirky and I am looking forward to see what Min Ho and Ji Hyun have to offer together.
Father, I’ll Take Care of You
Then we have weekend drama, Father, I’ll Take Care of You. The show is about an elderly couple who wish to live their lives in solitude after they have fulfilled all their responsibilities towards their four children by raising them well and sending them off to live independently. However, one day all of their kids come back to them at the same time robbing the couple of the solace they imagined for themselves. Sounds different, doesn’t it?
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo is another Kdrama I am excited for. Starring Scarlet Heart Ryeo’s Nam Joo-Hyuk and Doctors, Lee Sung Kyung the show is about athletes training to represent their country in different sports like weightlifting, gymnastics, swimming, etc. I haven’t watched many sports drama so this show will be a refreshing change for sure.
It’s sad that I reviewed only one book in October. I was suffering from a book slump because the books I was reading were plain boring and going back to them seemed extremely difficult for me. But I have managed to overcome the slump and shall dedicate my November to the remaining three books of the Lunar Chronicles. Hopefully, the rest of the series might not be as dull as the first book Cinder.
With so many interesting serials, dramas and books to review this month I am sure that my November will be more eventful than October 🙂