Kahaan Hum Kahaan Tum Review: Dipika Kakar as Sonakshi is quite the performer; Karan V Grover adds freshness

Kahaan Hum Kahaan Tum starring Dipika Kakar and Karan V Grover is off to a great start and with a sneak peek into the lives of Sonakshi and Rohit, there's a tale waiting to be told.
Kahaan Hum Kahaan Tum Review: Dipika Kakar as Sonakshi is quite the performer; Karan V Grover adds freshnessKahaan Hum Kahaan Tum Review: Dipika Kakar as Sonakshi is quite the performer; Karan V Grover adds freshness
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Kahaan Hum Kahaan Tum stars Dipika Kakar and Karan V Grover in the lead roles and is a story of how the lives of two extremely busy people get entangled. Dipika plays Sonakshi Rastogi, an extremely popular television actress while Karan plays Rohit Sippy, a surgeon, very popular with the girls and handsome if I might add. The first episode of the air aired just yesterday and well, while the fans are yet to give in their judgments about the show, we have quite a lot to talk about.

So, let us dive right into what does the show look like and what can we as the audience expect to happen in the future. While I would agree how there is not a lot one can infer with just the first episode of a daily soap that might run for a couple of years, we do have our inputs to give on how does the story work with us, the highs and lows of the first episode and of course, the if we liked the performance on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. You can read the review and drop in a comment too.

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Story so far

It all starts with a campaign that Sonakshi is a part of and while that's sweet, what is sweeter is how after pack-up, she refuses to take any money for the shoot because she believes in not taking money for good. While that's that and she bids bye to everyone, her team of 2 also deny taking money from her since they agree with Sonakshi for not taking money for a good cause. And just then, we see Divyanka Tripathi (playing herself) come at the set as well and after a little chat, they bid their goodbyes.

Sonakshi is on her way home and while she sleeps off in the car to get some rest before hitting back to shoot in a couple of hours, the driver almost runs into a bike and that happens to be none other than Rohit Sippy along with a friend. After a small argument, they head home and so does Sonakshi. At home, celebrations are on for Rohit as he has been named Dr. 100% for the successful surgery rates while Sonakshi goes to her mom and they have their own talk about various things.

At home, Rohit's family is discussing how they need the new wing of the hospital to be inaugurated by a big celebrity and while he argues he doesn't want that to happen, his brother gives in a suggestion of calling a Television star instead, and guess who that happens to be? Well, of course, Sonakshi Rastogi. On the other hand, at Sonakshi's home, she sees her sister come home drunk in the morning and while her mother covers up, she is worried. Come time for them to head to work, we see both Sonakshi and Rohit talking about an eventful (read: uneventful) day that September 24 was, 4 years ago. And that, that's where they leave us at.

The Yay?

Talk about the good, and we think that the story seems to be quite a hit with us, given all the cliffhangers, the way each character has been portrayed, and of course, the nitty-gritty that comes along. We can't miss out on how Dipika as Sonakshi talks with the camera (to us) and well, it is a breather if I might add. A lot has been discovered with the first episode, including how there is some complex relation between Rohit and his parent(s), Sonakshi's lookout for a love connection and of course, something major that happened on September 24 four years ago, that might or might not link them. In what seems to be a well-thought plot with well-defined characters, the show works just fine with me.

The Nay?

To start off with, we need to admit that showing an actress as so giving and caring might come across as forcing it to the audiences to some, which though objective, seems to be to real to be true. However, who knows? It might be too soon to point out things we don't like about the show, but for starters, it has had a good one so nothing here so far.

Performances:

Dipika Kakar as Sonakshi is a treat to watch. The very fact that she has returned in complete human form might be a reason to rejoice enough but we like the portrayal and she has picked up the nuances of the character very well.

Though there are parts which don't seem real, but she has convinced us of those too and we can say that she has made a rocking return to daily soaps after her stint in Bigg Boss. We love how her character has this burst of emotions, something that we all might relate to and at the same time, probably because there are so many things Dipika related to, she has pulled them off very well.

For Karan, well, he is quite the charmer with the little we see of him and while we do have a complaint, it is only so much that we can see more of him because he does own the screen. Right from being pally with his friends to the element of suspense, it all comes to naturally to him that he makes the character believable. While we agree that a few layers of his character are yet to be unearthed, we are helluva impressed with what we've seen.  

Verdict

For us, Kahaan Hum Kahaan Tum is quite the hit and while we are yet to dig deeper into what does the show and the actors have to offer, I did want to know so many more things by the time I reached the end of the episode and so I think, the show has successfully managed to do exactly what any show is supposed to - keep the interest of the viewers. Kahaan Hum Kahaan Tum is indeed a perfect story of how two people from different professions and lifestyles come together and to traverse that journey, should be a fun experience.

Stars: 3.5/5 

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