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New Beginning to a New Year – Life OK !!


The year begins with the birth of a new channel from the Star Group  called “ Life OK “. Star one bids us a  quiet farewell and makes way for the new channel. It’s always sad to see something perish in front of your eyes when you as an audience have cherished it from the day one of its launch. Star One has given us some very memorable shows which will always remain in our heartsNow it’s time for life to be Ok , or rather Life OK. We welcome this exciting channel with open arms. 

As the channel commenced its working from December 18th 2011, Life OK  has loads of different shows which are currently being  aired. The USP of this channel is the variety of shows it brings to the table with a unique feature of a 15 minutes episode, without a break. This definitely is  a new technique to keep viewers engaged and hooked on to the show. The Channel is aiming at targeting a larger mass which not only includes the  youth but also the family audience. As 2 weeks have gone by the outlook seems to be promising. The shows are getting a good response with encouraging TRP’s reflecting the same.
Shows like “Dil Se Dua Saubhagyavati Bhav ?” is an intense phycho thriller with lots of interesting twists and turns.The show  is about the struggle of Jhanvi, who is faced with any girl’s worst fears – an over-possessive and abusive husband, Viraj. The story  is extremly fast pace without a moment to get bored . Will it remain as engaging or will the momentum drop? With a TRP of 1.13 in its very first week, one only hopes to see it get better.
Few more shows to rope itself in this drama zone are, “ Sapnon  Ke Bhanwar Mein”,which is a story of an ambitious small town girl Pooja and how she gets embroiled in the dirty game of politics. The show this week managed to close with a TRP of 0.45
Another show to look out for is “ Tum Dena Saath Mera”which is about  a newly married romantic couple Abhilasha and Manan, who move to Mumbai from a small town and have opposite aspirations from life . Interestingly the very simple and relateable looking faces also form the USP of this show. 
” Main Laxmi Tere Angan Ki “ is the story of a  middle class girl called Lakshmi, her inspirational journey towards realizing her dreams. Her bubbly yet positive spirit could put a smile on even a dead man’s face. Besides, you get to see cute Sudeep Sahir back on TV after Behenein on StarPlus. The show stands at 0.70 on the TRP scale.

Meri Maa‘ which is a Hindi adaptation of a Bengali show the the same name, on the other hand on  Life OK is the story of Jhilmil, a street kid, who is on a mission to look for her real mother. With an actor like Sayantani Ghosh, who is a known name in TV and Bengali films, one hopes the show will pick up from its 0.42 TRP mark that it scored in its first week.
One can say that the  channel is also leaving no stone unturned in entertaining it’s viewers.What else explains huge risk the channel has taken in terms of variety with a devotional show like “Devon  Ke Dev Mahadev”, which is creating its own viewership. This show promises to show case the love story of Shiva and scored a promising TRP of 0.89 in the very first week.  

The famous  reality ”Sach Ka Samana” which was a hit with the audience earlier is also back with its much awaited Season 2. 

Variety is the spice of life and one  has to applaud the makers for the effort they have put in the shows and  that  by no means  is  the channel  giving up .By the look of it, Life Ok is here to stay.
However the encouraging and promising  promos of the shows being aired non stop, there  is still a lot of speculation regarding  its sustenance. Its very normal and natural for any new venture  to take time to adapt and adjust , but the bottom line is we all love entertainment. After a hard days work , we  want to sit back and relax with our loved ones and tune into watching the shows which give us happiness and also makes sense. Today’s audience can’t be fooled so the shows have to be dealt logically and sensitively. It’s huge challenge for Life Ok to create a fan base and get it to a place where Star One couldn’t reach (TRP chart).  All we can do is wait and anticipate whether  they will hit the target or wither away with time. On that note ,Good luck to Life OK !

Navyanka Varma
Rangmunch.TV
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Must Watch Shows

Bade Achhe Lagtey Hai
Sony TV ,10.30 pm

In tonight’s episode Ram will shout and loose his cool on someone on the phone.Priya tells herself to be prepared for a showdown.Ram comes to Priya and tells her that he has come home to collect his files, and in doing so says his apologies. Will Priya accept this rushed apology or will they once again end up arguing over trivial things.

Saubhagyavati Bhav?
Life Ok , 10 pm

 Jhanvi gets a call from the doctor and she gets to know that Viraj has met with an accident.She rushes to the hospital. Viraj is visibily irritated on seeing the doctor, but Jhanvi takes him home.Initially Viraj stubbornly refuses and resists as much as he can , but wounded as he is , he gradually gives and allows Jhanvi to care for him.This gives Jhanvi a little hope for the marriage .Tune to Life Ok to catch this intense drama.
Navyanka
Rangmunch.TV
 

Must Watch Shows

      Saas Bina Sasural
      Sony TV , 10 pm 
       
In tonight’s episode ,Chaturvedi family will be seen happy about the fact that Ved has finally accepted his love for Nitika. Ved will propose to Nitika but she will refuse. Now toasty will be on a mission to bring these two hearts together again. She twill take Dadaji to meet Nitika’s parents but they will tell her that they have no problem in reuniting if Nitika is okay with it. Finally the family will manage to convince Nitika and she will agree for the proposal. Ved will be seen getting a makeover for his first date with the help of his brothers. Watch brahmachari Ved in a different avtaar!
But this love story will have a twist in the tale! Chedi will get his best friend’s daughter Rhea in the house.
 Will Chedi bring in bad news which will affect Ved and Nitika’s relationship?
Saubhagyavati Bhan ?
Life Ok , 10.pm
In tonights episode , Sia tells dadi  and Uma that Jhanvi has started behaving starngely. This worries dadi all the more. Jhanvi on the other hand is overjoyed and getting ready for the evening. Viraj sacks an employee in the office for having sneezed during a meeting.On his way back , Viraj meets with an accident and lies unconscious on the road while Jhanvi waits.Tune in to watch whats happenes to Viraj .
Navyanka
Rangmuch.Tv
 

Unlike others Love Ne Mila Di Jodi was told from a Male Perspective: Jay Verma

Jay Verma


When you have been closely associated with the making of a show, you are bound to hold fond memories of the same. If we were to mention StarOne’s Dill Mill Gayye, Miley Jab Hum Tum, Love Ne Mila Di Jodi and Rang Badalti Odhani, we know you are already smiling, since these shows have been hugely popular among fans and are still missed! There is one name that commonly binds all these shows and that is Jay Verma who has lent his brains to penning down the stories of each of these shows at some point in time or the other. 

I remember getting in touch with Mr.Verma, when I first learnt he was writing a couple of episodes of Dill Mill Gayye and would inquisitively bombard his mail box with loads of queries as an over enthusiastic fan. Ever since , I have keenly watched all his shows, and that’s the reason why, I felt, when we were doing a series of write ups on StarOne, this was one indispensable name! 

Rangmunch: What as a maker appealed to you on StarOne as a Channel?

Jay Verma: Star One is a youth Channel unlike all the other channels, which cater to the typical saas-bahu saga. It was more about love romance and young actors were doing quite a good job there. The entire approach was very young and appealing, and that is what made it different from all the other channels that are around. 

Rangmunch: Did it give more variety to a maker?

with the creative team of LNMDJ
Jay Verma: Absolutely. The best thing about Star One was it was all about Romance and that is what made it stand out, as it just does not have the soapy drama that is aired on every other channel.

Rangmunch: You have been associated with quite a few shows on Star One. Which one is your favorite?

Jay Verma: My favourite was Love Ne Mila Di Jodi. I just love the show; I loved the theme, from the channel and the producer’s side, all the actors who have now become very good friends after the show. The show also had an element of thrill wrapped in love and romance, which has not been experimented in India too much. Also every other show today on television is woman oriented show, so when we were planning Love Ne Mila Di Jodi with a male perspective, we were not sure if it would work in our favor or no. But we were so much in love with the story that we decided to go on with it. Though, it did not run for too long but people who have seen it have loved it.

Rangmunch: What do you think about the shows that Life OK is going to offer?

Jay Verma: I have not seen all the new offering of Life OK and neither have I seen the shows that were recently running on Star One but they have a very young team that I know of who think differently. So I guess they will come up with shows, which are not the regular run of the mill kind of shows but will offer variety to the viewers.

Rangmunch: What do you have to say about online viewing and the fans who think they are unable to contribute to TRPs?

Jay Verma: We cannot just ignore the online viewing. Finally, we have to create content for online viewing now and that is the future. We cannot avoid it and we should not avoid it.

Rangmunch: One message for audiences of Star One..

Jay Verma: There are several that I want to give them, but one, which is very important, is that, on behalf of all the people who work for Star One, I would like to say that we are just trying to make a story. As Fans and Viewers get too personal and write nasty mails, I would like to tell them that we are only doing our job and we are trying to make he story interesting. Every time we have a vamp trying to seduce our hero, it’s for the betterment of the story and not that we personally like the vamp or the negative character. Infact it is the other way round. We love our main leads and that is why we try to build things around them so that they could be highlighted even more. 


Interviewed by,
Niharika Vidya Sagar
Rangmunch.TV
 

Quick 5 with Rahul Agarwal!!

Director Rahul Agarwal had been associated with two hit shows of Star One, Dil Mil Gaye and Geet  Hui Sabse Parayi. As Star One has now revamped, Rangmunch.TV got in touch with Rahul to know more about his journey with then Star One, and his views on now – Life OK.

Rangmunch: What about StarOne appealed to you the most as a Channel?

Rahul: The first thing that struck me about Star One was its youthness, its freshness. It was a channel with slice of life shows. Shows which today’s generation can relate to. It was free of clichés n regressive themes. That was really appealing.

Rangmunch: How has your journey been as a maker with the Channel and the shows you did?

Rahul: I did two shows with star one namely Dil Mil Gaye and Geet Hui Sabse Parayi. Both are very dear to me as a maker. I loved doing both the shows. One gave me a chance to explore and other to polish 🙂 The channel people were always supportive of new ideas n techniques, which I kept on doing in both the shows. It was a helluva rolla costa ride 🙂 and trust me a scintillating one. With star one it was always work hard and party harder.

Rangmunch: What are the kind of shows you look forward to on Life OK?

Rahul: I think you mean Life Ok. Well being a star network brand, I for sure can say that it will bring path-breaking shows as always and again surprise viewers with the kind of content they will offer. Looking forward to what they have to offer to the makers and audience.

Rangmunch: Your sentiment now, as the Channel has gone in for a re-vamp?

Rahul: Every channel goes through a lotta extensive research and planning right from getting feedback from audience to marketing to branding and finally delivering a ready product. Star one catered to a certain age group because of the youth content of shows. I sure the revamp will be for the betterment 🙂

Rangmunch: A message to all your viewers on StarOne.
Rahul: It was a very exhilarating journey with all you guys. Your love and support was great. Overwhelming at times 🙂 and not just the viewers, to all who were even remotely involved with the shows, be it the makers, the doers or the watchers. Thank u all for being with us in the journey called Life. Ok :)) Love U all!!

Interviewed by:
Niharika Vidya Sagar
Rangmunch.TV
 

Awww n Hawww Moments of the Week!

On Christmas, Rangmunch.TV is back with its regular weekend dose of Awww n Hawww moments. So let us do a quick recap and check them out!

Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon on Star Plus: 
Finally Lavanya bid adieu to Arnav and the entire Raizada family on knowing that her relationship with Arnav had no future. Even though she was extremely heart broken and hurt, but she was not bitter towards Arnav. She pleads the family members not to blame Arnav, while the viewers go awww seeing an initially selfish La turn into selfless Lavanya.
Parichay on Colors: 
Both Kunal and Siddhi tries and resolves each other’s tension. While Siddhi arranges the money for Raveena’s mehendi ceremony, Kunal finally gets Shilpa her right match. Awww!!! However, Richa and Rohit continue to play their foul games in trying to win over their love. While Richa is using Vineet to win back Kunal, Rohit on the other hand manipulates Nisha to lie and puts Raveena into a dilemma. Hawww!!!
Diya Aur Baati Hum on Star Plus: Meenakshi finds out the biggest truth as she over hears Sandhya talking in a cybercafé and informing her Bhabhi about her brilliant result. In order to teach Sandhya and the family a lesson, she files a police complaint against Bhabho for Domestic Violence. Meanwhile Sandhya is restless and wants to tell the truth about her being qualified both to Suraj and Bhabho, but just when she is about to do so police comes into the picture and arrests Bhabho. Hawww!!! 

Kuch Toh Log Kahenge on Sony Entertainment Televison: 
Ram Milaye Jodi…but here the jodi is not of Ashutosh and Nidhi. We are talking about Armaan and Rohan. Well these two good souls decide to bring the two lovebirds Ashutosh and Nidhi together. With a lot of hit and miss, Armaan and Rohan’s plan succeed as Dr. Ashutosh and Nidhi come face to face at the Dargah where they had come to pray and ease their restless soul. As they both gaze at each other in complete awww, we all felt like saying Rab ne bana di Jodi!!! 
Ek Hazaron Mein Meri Behna Hai on Star Plus: 
This week the viewers saw some really sweet moments of love and romance. Viraat plans a night out for Viren and Jeevika so that the newly wed couple can find some time for themselves away from the family..awww!!! On Jeevika’s birthday, Manvi decides to gift a cake and takes Viraat’s help. She turns Viraat into a Master Chef as he bakes a cake for his Bhabhi dearest on Manvi’s instructions. Awww how cute!!!! Last but not the least, Viren too leaves no stone unturned to make Jeevika’s birthday the most memorable moment. First he goes missing, leaving Jeevika and the entire family worried and in tears, but on his return he takes everyone by surprise, especially Jeevika, as he brings in her birthday gift. Jeevika gets emotional as she sees Manvi before her eyes and realizes why Viren went missing. Awww!!! 

‘Dil se di dua…Saubhagyavati Bhava?’ on Life OK: Hawww!!!Hawww!!!Hawww!!! Yes this is the only reaction that viewers might have had watching every episode of this show. Jhanvi’s dreams of a blissful married life soon turn into a nightmare as she gets to witness the over possessive nature of her husband Viraj. While Viraj appears to be a thorough gentleman to the outside world, only Jhanvi gets to see the real Man behind the mask. For no fault of hers, Jhanvi undergoes mental and physical abuse from Viraj, which makes her life a living hell. While Viraj’s behaviour towards Jhanvi is still a mystery, we only hope that we get to see some awww moments between the two in the forth coming episodes.

Rangmunch.TV wishes all its readers and viewers a Merry Christmas!!!

Swati Ghosh
Rangmunch.TV
 

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