Ajeeb Daastaan Hai Ye was touted to be Life OK‘s channel driver but looks like the show is just all over the place.
Ajeeb Daastaan Hai Ye is all about Shobha Sachdev (Sonali Bendre), who is in love with her husband, Samarth Sachdev (Harsh Chhaya) and trusts him a lot.
Shobha thinks her husband is doing all the right things, till one day when she discovers that he has been cheating on her. Samarth is caught in a sex scandal and she sees him making out with another woman on television and he lands up in jail.
The self righteous Madam Shobha had earlier taken up a degree only to get married but now takes up a job after a gap of many years, where she develops a connection with a man, her boss in this case.
Shobha’s boss, Vikram Ahuja (Apurva Agnihotri), is somebody who she initially can’t stand, as he is a rude, mean, doesn’t like to talk to women and doesn’t even realise that he is lonely.
As the story progress, both Shobha and Vikram find a friend in each other. Well that’s what sums up the show Ajeeb Daastaan Hai Ye.
What’s irritating is the fact that every time Shobha and Vikram meet all one gets to hear is the song from the film Kal Ho Naa Ho in the background. Well both are matured individuals so can we have something that’s not as frivolous as this.
Ajeeb Daastaan Hai Ye is all about marriage, the institution we Indians believe in, but the way the writing team has handled this, it seems they are out there to make a mockery of this one.
Off the star cast, Alka Amin as Shobha’s mother-in-law is irritating and over the top. Vikram and Vikram’s grandmother are characters that have just been lifted from the film Cheeni Kum as the makes have tried to bring out the same chemistry that Amitabh Bachchan and Zohra Sehgal had shared in the film, but sadly both fall flat. One can see Apurva Agnihotri put in a sincere effort but then his character lacks depth.
The only silver lining of Ajeeb Daastaan Hai Ye is Sonali Bendre as she lights up the screen every time she is on it but then it ends there as the character has been crafted very superficially. Shobha has not depth and that’s the main reason the show misses the point completely.
Ajeeb Daastaan Hai Ye actually lives up to it’s name as it’s really weird.
Everyone spoke about Ajeeb Daastaan Hai Ye the day it's first promo hit the tube but then what one saw was hugely disappointing. Ajeeb Daastaan Hai...0.5