Yudh: Big B’s First Appearance On Daily Soap

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At the age of seventy two, Bollywood’s biggest superstar Amitabh Bachchan makes a comeback, much to the surprise of his fans. After his successful seasons with Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC), Big B is all set to woo the audience with his fiction daily soap Yudh.

For those tired of watching typical desi soaps, Bachchan’s appearance could come as a relief. The promotions received good reviews and the first episode promisingly set the way forward for the show.

Yudh is expected to be a new genre on the small screen. Unlike daily soaps with highly dramatized characters, the show has a realistic tone.  Slow screenplay will be dominated with many close ups. To add to it, scene shot with dim lighting will dominate the show’s façade, is the impression given by the first episode that was aired on Monday. This type of show is seldom seen on Indian small television.

While the story is yet to unfold, there must be a lot in store for audience. The story plot doesn’t reveal much but puts out an intense and thrilling inkling. Judging from the first episode, some may call it dull, slow and boring but Yudh can be given a chance. First impression may not always be the best impression. Contradictorily, Yudh has the potential to change the face of Indian television series.  But for now we cannot jump into conclusions.

Yudh has been awaited by many who admire the work of Soojit Sarkar and Anurag Kashyap. Their coming together in the creation of this show has led to eager anticipation for their fans. Bachchan is featured as the lead character, Yudhishtir who is webbed in an array of emotional and professional turmoil and suffers from a psychological disorder. With emotions well expressed, he fits well into the character.

Yudh also stars a list of talented and accomplished actors like Kay Kay Menon, Sarika, Nawazzudin Siddiqui, so the subsequent episodes would create a better experience with the show.

For Big B fans, Yudh is going to make quite a ride with it featuring as a daily soap. Will it succeed? Only time will tell.

Valentina Telien Kom

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