Anuja Chauhan’s Those Pricey Thakur Girls is a type of books that lends itself to a present fairly seamlessly. The characters, the setting, the milieu – as you learn it for the primary time, this could possibly be a movie or a present. So it’s no shock that the favored novel has acquired one other iteration on display, and this time it’s within the type of an internet collection titled Dil Bekaraar on Disney Plus Hotstar. Set within the Eighties, in Lutyens’ Delhi, the present facilities round Debjani Thakur (Sahher Bambba) and Dylan Shekhawat (Akshay Oberoi) as they fall in love with their nosy households watching with bated breath.
In typical 80s trend, the present opens with an previous commercial of Bajaj and you’re immediately transported to the period of rotary telephones and tv information that really mattered. With mild sepia tones and a relentless barrage of 70s and 80s Hindi music within the background, Dil Bekaraar doesn’t allow you to overlook that it is a interval piece. In the primary two episodes, you’re launched to the Thakurs who know simply two methods of life for his or her daughters – get married or get working.
When Debjani will get an opportunity to grow to be a newsreader for a TV station, she stumbles into prompt fame and finds an admirer within the neighbour’s son Dylan, who works as a journalist. Their will they-won’t they chemistry is lovable and is among the fundamental causes you stick with the present. Medha Shankar’s Eeshwari lightens up the display right here. While she isn’t very 80s, her nonchalant angle mixed along with her robust display presence makes her seem to be a promising performer.
In phrases of storytelling, it’s as direct because it could possibly be. There are a number of political undertones to its dialogues however they’re simply sufficient to make you marvel that the world hasn’t modified a lot within the final 40 years.
The addition of previous Hindi songs in virtually each Debjani-Dylan scene looks as if an overkill. The present is ready in Delhi, however except for the palatial home of the Thakurs, you don’t actually see Delhi in its genes which is kind of unusual for a Habib Faisal venture. His earlier works – Do Dooni Chaar (director, author), Band Baaja Baarat (author) are drenched within the native Delhi tradition however right here, if you happen to subtract the informal mentions of Delhi hotspots, Dil Bekaraar feels prefer it could possibly be set in anyplace.
The better part about Those Pricey Thakur Girls was its ease and that ease appears to have translated to the present as properly.
Dil Bekaraar is streaming on Disney Plus Hotstar.
Verdict: After watching the primary two episodes, Dil Bekaraar seems like an sincere iteration of Those Pricey Thakur Girls that’s partaking sufficient to make you progress on to the following episode.