For a past few nights, I’ve been examination a programme on Star Plus called Sumit Sambhal Lega, that is a official, Indian instrumentation of a American series, Everybody Loves Raymond. Breaking Indian film, song and TV’s norm, Star Plus motionless to not usually be “inspired” by Everybody Loves Raymond. Steve Skroyan, a screenwriter of Everybody Love Raymond has been hired to manage a artistic routine on a show. Star Plus has indeed bought a rights and blending it to India. So acclamation for that. we can usually feel Vikram Bhatt, Pritam and Anu Malik rolling their eyes during this naïve opinion to artistic content.
I’ve watched any partial of Everybody Loves Raymond and have been a vast fan of a dual lead characters, Ray and Debra. It’s a sitcom from a Nineties and it ran for 9 seasons, apropos a cult classic. Everybody Loves Raymond was a grown-up chronicle of Full House, reduction a slapstick comedy. Debra, a stay-at-home mom was prohibited and humorous and unequivocally passive of her husband’s foibles. Ray was a sportswriter, waggish and a pipsqueak (in front of his mother). Believable characters, picturesque situations, intelligent humour — Everybody Loves Raymond had it all.
The uncover revolved around a family: a husband, mom and their darling twin sons and small daughter. They live opposite a highway from a husband’s Italian relatives and brother. The in-laws done a interfering Indian families seem like paradise. There was a possessive mom (Marie) and she naturally had run-ins with her daughter-in-law, Debra. Raymond had to contend a excellent change between a two. It was hilarious, as non-dramatic as possible, and unequivocally real. Over a 9 seasons, we saw everybody (including a kids) on a uncover grow older.
As competence be obvious, this setup lends itself unequivocally good to a Indian feel where vital with or subsequent doorway to a relatives or in-laws is simply a approach we’ve been brought up. Having them know and be concerned in any insinuate fact of their son’s or daughter’s daily married life is usually standard for a course. The love-hate attribute between a mother-in-law and daughter-in-law, saying a male renovate from father into a small child as shortly as he spots his mom — this is de rigueur for so many of us.
So now that Star Plus had been handed a leader on a platter, what will they do with it? For one, they’ve expel someone in a lead who looks alarmingly like Arvind Kejriwal. Namit Das, a desi Ray, is honeyed as Sumit. However, 3 episodes in, he hasn’t displayed a grit that Ray had in a series. Maybe he’ll comfortable into a purpose over time.
Sumit has a wife, who is appealing and honeyed yet given to over-acting. They’ve brought a child count down to two, by murdering off one of a twins. Sumit’s relatives are played by Bharati Achrekar and Satish Kaushik. They don’t live opposite a street, yet on a belligerent building of a same bungalow. His brother, like Ray’s, is a cop. Even a opening credits of a uncover are a same.
The desi characters are nice, yet so far, we usually don’t caring for them. Possibly given we don’t know adequate to caring about them. Ray’s pursuit used to play a vast partial in a English sitcom’s storyline. The fact that he was a sports author and done his pursuit seem like a many critical pursuit in a universe – as against to Debra’s ‘non-job’ of being a housewife and mom –was an critical component and you’d consider it would be applicable for us in India too. But no.
We don’t know what work Sumit does. Is he a detective? Is he a bartender? A automobile salesman? It’s anybody’s guess. I’m guessing his mom is a stay-at-home mom as well, not that this has been clarified. The usually chairman whose work we know something of is a hermit who is a patrolman and takes a bath as shortly as he earnings from work. Also, there doesn’t seem to be many of a tract for any episode. This isn’t a outrageous stumbling retard given many sitcoms are some-more about dialogues than plot. But in Sumit Sambhal Lega, a dialogues are conjunction utterly humorous nor sparkling.
Everybody Loves Raymond or Full House or FRIENDS are good examples of how American radio essay grabs your courtesy from a unequivocally initial stage with a writing. Unfortunately, a importance in India appears to be on a wrapping instead of a writing. Since Everybody Loves Raymond drew heavily from actor Ray Romano and a show’s writer Phil Rosenthal’s possess lives, Das is giving interviews that explain a uncover is tighten to his genuine life. Once he got married, Das apparently had a “Raymond-like situation”, with relatives who lived dual buildings divided and a mom who confessed she could not cook. “I had a Birdman moment, where we was incompetent to apart a genuine from a reel. Now, are we prepared to see what we go by any day?” pronounced Das.
I do wish Das’s residence is improved flashy than a one on a show, given it looks like a Asian Paints child threw adult all over a sets of Sumit Sambhal Lega. I’d be utterly excitable if we had to go by looking during those walls any day.
In a second partial of Sumit Sambhal Lega, we get a Indian chronicle of Marie giving Debra her spaghetti recipe yet withdrawal out a pivotal ingredient. Spaghetti became rajma, a.k.a. a caviar of Delhi. The third partial began with some feign kissing and revolved around Sumit’s inability to contend “I adore you”. Not retaining stuff, this. To be fair, conjunction is Everybody Loves Raymond, yet we get drawn to a uncover given of a waggish rebuttal and dialogues, a chaff between characters and a unequivocally plausible reactions. Nothing was over-the-top or seemed illogical.
Currently, Indian TV’s Arvind Kejriwal and his family are not unequivocally tickling this writer’s humorous bone. After all, we don’t see a humour in Comedy Nights With Kapil either, that (given a ratings) means we apparently know nothing. It would be good though, if for Sumit Sambhal Lega, they repaint a sets, write funnier lines and get absolved of a over-acting. We usually might have an enjoyable, non-saas bahu sitcom on a hands.
You can watch Sumit Sambhal Lega on Star Plus on weekdays during 10pm.