Throwback Thursday: 5 times Indian television attempted a Nishabd, and almost succeeded
Before Yeh Moh Moh Ke Dhaage, we had Astitva Ek Prem Kahani and Kuch Toh Log Kahenge.
A new show called Yeh Moh Moh Ke Dhaage recently premiered on Sony Entertainment Television, and it has been able to grasp the attention of the viewers because of its unusual storyline—a love story about a 42 year-old man and a 21-year-old woman.
But in case you were wondering, this is not the first time that Indian TV has attempted to present to the viewers such a love story.
‘Love is equal to age no bar’ formula has been used by makers before, and on some occasions, these shows did work their magic.
Mohnish Bahl and Kritika Kamra starred in this medical drama as Dr Ahutosh and Dr Nidhi. The show’s plot revolved around the romance between a young intern (Kritika Kamra) and a senior doctor (Mohnish Bahl). Later Mohnish was replaced by Sharad Kelkar as he was apparently uncomfortable filming some of the intimate scenes.
Ram Kapoor and Prachi Desai’s chemistry on this Ekta Kapoor hit drama was too hot to handle.
Plotline: An arrogant businessman marries a young woman, thanks to a trick of fate. And things start to unravel in typical Ekta Kapoor fashion.
A show about a doctor in her mid-thirties who falls for a younger man. A show about love, marriage, betrayal, identity, and acceptance. This show was ahead of its times. Niki Aneja Walia played Doctor Simran, while Varun Badola played her love interest.
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A 27-year-old charming man (Ruslaan Mumtaz) falls for his neighbour, a 34-year-old Sangeeta Ghosh.
But unfortunately for the show, the audience didn’t fall for the storyline.
The unlikely love story of a diamond merchant and a diamond cutter’s daughter. Santu (Aasiya Kazi) and Dharamraj (Ronit Roy) were not meant to be. But they did eventually tie the knot. However, the show failed to retain the interest of the viewers for a long time despite a strong cast and plot.