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Life is all about moving on with good memories – Waseem Sabir!

Waseem Sabir
With the recently revamped channel StarOne now being called LifeOK, we talked to various names from with in the industry that have worked with the Channel, to know what they feel and how they perceive this new change! Here is what Waseem Sabir had to say.

Name: Waseem Sabir

Profession: Indian Television Director

Shows Worked on StarOne: Remix, India Calling, Mano Ya Na Mano, Saathi re, Pari Hoon Main

while shooting for India Calling.
The History….
In 2004-05 when Star One was launched they wanted to cater to the youth with shows from different genre like Remix, Family Business, India Calling, Mano ya na Mano. Then in 2007 they decided to make it a sister concern channel which is like Star, which is Indian with not much of youth oriented stuff. So as a result, Cult shows like Remix were taken off air. But later the youth shows were back again on Star One.

with the actors of Saathi re
On Multiple revamps on StarOne…
Let me explain this to you, the way I understand it. The GRPs of a channel get divided. For Eg: If Star is leading with 312 GRP points, Sony’s GRP is 258 points , Colors is at GRP 240 points, Zee TV is 140-150 GRP points, Imagine TV 70-80 GRP points, Star One 40 GRP points. Initially when Star One revamp happened, the idea was to get some additional TRPs without hampering Star Plus. Its like having a sister concern channel which is trying to pull ratings from your other channels. So I guess by launching a new channel, the idea once again is to offer more shows which would then hamper the GRPs of other channels. This will also affect the GRP points of Star Plus but that will be very nominal. So at the end of the day the GRP of Star Plus and Star Desh or Life OK will all come to STAR as a whole.

The Future….
Life OK is great since I just saw the promo and it says do not think about the future but think about the present and try to live in the present. There are a couple of interesting shows like MA, which is of Venkatesh Productions and is already very popular in Bengal. Then there is a story, which is in the lines of Agni Sakshi the movie , with Karan Veer and Shiti Jha. Then they have a mythological show called Mahadev where they are going to show a lot of special effects. 

However, Life OK is coming up with a new concept or rather; format wherein they are going to pitch in 15 minutes episodes unlike 30 minutes that we normally see. Therefore, the idea is to cover three shows in a span of one hour, 15 minutes for each show. In addition, the shows are going to be aired on all the 7 days of the week. Now whether this format will work or no, that one will have to  to wait and watch. However, there is a ray of hope that the channel might offer something new.

The Audience….
Life is all about moving on. Therefore, I will like to tell the viewers to move on with good memories. In addition, every show, every character, every actor has a shelf life. Before the characters stop appealing to you and the story loses its essence, it is better to part with good memories.

~ Waseem Sabir


Sing a song:The untold story !

Nothing like a song to soothe a soul. Rangmunch this weekend is back with its Sing A Song Section that eases the emotions of the TV characters through lyrics and melodious numbers …..
Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon (Star Plus): Every time Arnav decides to stay away from Khushi, situations and circumstances bring them back together. Moreover, this time the Raizada family unknowingly has conspired against Arnav and brought Khushi back into the mansion. Poor Lavanya completely oblivious to Arnav’s slow and steady change of heart helps Nani and Anjali to successfully execute their plan of keeping Khushi in close quarters with them till the marriage gets solemnized. Poor La **sigh**.

Aap yeh angoothi nahi pehna sakte, yeh humari sagai ki angoothi hai…these words of Khushi left Arnav in a state of shock and he freezed. Khushi was engaged, how could she? Yes this was the first thing Arnav asked her as soon as he got back to his senses. One could see the look of pain and disbelief as he tried to come to terms with the truth. As he stood there watching Khushi leave with Anjali, one could feel him shout in silence…why me??? While you all try to predict his next course of action, here’s a song from the movie Ajab Prem Ki Gajab Kahani which aptly describes Arnav’s emotional turmoil.

Kaise batayein
Kyun tujhko chahe
Yaara batha na paayein
Baatein dil o ki
Dekho jo baki
Aankhen tujhe samjhaein
Tu jaane na aaaa..
Tu jaane na
Tu jaane na aaaa..
Tu jaane na
Milke bhi, hum na mile
Tumse na jaane kyun, meelo ke,
Hai faasle tumse na jaane kyun
Anjaane, hai silsile
Tum se na jaane kyun, sapne hai
Palko tale tum se na jaane kyunnnnnn…
Diya Aur Baati Hum (Star Plus): While Sandhya continues to stand up for what she believes is right, Suraj being the ever loving and supportive husband decides to silently support her. The Maha Episode revealed how the two slowly are beginning to come close and Sandhya is starting to feel comfortable around her husband. Thats why when Suraj offers to bring out her clothes for her, she nods in agreement and allows him to pick a saree of his choice. The subtle acceptance and understanding between the two is endearing to watch. Suraj just gets better with every week as he proves to be a man with a heart of gold. There is a reason why Bhabho is so possessive of her dear son! The lyrics of this song from the movie Tanu weds Manu beautifully depicts the emotions of Suraj in the present situation.

Kitne dafe dil ne kaha
Dil ki suni kitne dafe
Vaise toh teri na mein bhi
Meine dhondh lee apni khushi
Tu jo gar haan kahe toh baat hogi aur hi
Waise toh teri na mein bhi
Meine dhondh lee apni khushi
Tu jo gar haan kahe toh baat hogi aur hi

Ek Hazaron Mein Meri Behna Hai (Star Plus): The wedding celebrations have begun and Viren and Jeevika are almost inseparable, emotionally! Though they dont spend too much time with or around one another, they make it pretty evident they crave to be with one another. The sweet scene between the two where Viren takes her out, and they hold hands for the first time, was a moment many fans treasured and were thrilled at. But now with Jeevika’s hari choodiya banning the two from meeting, the drunken escapade seems to have proven to be a disaster! Virat’s heart almost skipped a beat when Viren confessed “Mujhe pyaar ho gaya hai” and then instantly breathed a sigh of relief when Viren further added “Mujhe Jivika se pyaar ho gaya hai.” Here’s a song from the movie Vivah dedicated to our to be bride and groom of tellyland.

Zaraana Suhaana Aisa Prem Geet Gaaye

Aane Waale Kal Ke Mithe Sapane Dikhaye
Ye Ehsaas Peheli Baar Dil Ko gudgudaaye
Sab Din Abhi Hai Baaki Sab Raate Abhi Hai Baaki
Bauchhar Ek Padi Hai Barasaate Abhi Hai Baaki
Ched Diyaa Puravaa Ne Tan Kaa Taan Puraa Hai
Milan Abhi Aadhaa Adhuraa Hai 


Balika Vadhu (Colors): “Charitraheen”..Characterless!! Just when Anandi thought she was free from all troubles, reality hit her. Least did she know then that her freedom from the tormentors would put her into yet another mess and this time it would tarnish her very existence as a woman. Why at every step a woman has to prove her worth? Why is peoples trust so fragile that it breaks at the very first opportunity that one gets? While we know that Anandi will eventually come out clean and prove her innocence to the world, here’s a song or rather words of wisdom that we would like to share with Anandi.

Kuch To Log Kahenge

Logon Ka Kaam Hai Kehna
Chhodo Bekaar Ki Baaton  Mein
Kahin Beet Na Jaaye Raina
Kuch To Log Kahenge
Logon Ka Kaam Hai  Kehna
Kuch Reet Jagat Ki Aisi Hai
Har Ek Subah Ki Shaam Hui
Tu Kaun  Hai Tera Naam Hai Kya
Seeta Bhi Yahan Badnaam Hui
Phir Kyon Sansaar Ki  Baaton Se
Bheeg Gaye Tere Naina
Kuch To Log Kahenge
Logon Ka Kaam Hai  Kehna
Kuch Toh Log Kahenge (Sony): While Dr. Ashutosh is still oblivious to the sudden change in Dr. Nidhi’s behaviour, its not gone unnoticed by Dr. Ranganath and Nidhi’s father. Dr Nidhi has slowly opened the doors of her heart for Dr. Ashutosh to tip toe in. But by doing so she has also invited trouble in the name of Dr. Mallika who is all out to get Dr. Ashutosh by hook or by crook. Meanwhile here’s a song for our carefree Dr. Nidhi from the movie wake up Sid! 

Sun rahi hoon sudhbudh kho ke
Koi main kahani
Puri kahani hai kya kisi hai pata
Main to kisiki ho ke yeh bhi na jaani
Ruth hai yeh do pal ki ya rahegi sada
Kise hai pata
kise hai pata

Jo barsein sapne boond boond
Nainon ko moond moond
Kaise main chaloon
Dekh na sakoon
Anjaane raaste

Goonja sa hai koi ektara iktara
Goonja sa hai koi ektara
Goonja sa hai koi ektara iktara
Goonja sa hai koi ektara

On behalf of Rangmunch.TV we hope you enjoy reading these moments that conspired between your favourite jodis and their lyrical representation.  
Swati Ghosh