Hindi TV is right now is shitty, except for 2-3 serials. While browsing through the regional shows, I landed upon this Bengali show called Jibon Jyoti which narrates the tale of a selfless girl, Jyoti who is adroit in laathikhela (a kind of martial art). I was really satisfied after watching the show. I mean, it’s rare that a show does justice to its theme. Having a run of just 118 episodes, the story is nothing new. Some irritating elements indigenous to Bengali drama plots, the most popular one being - the groom’s father asking(read compelling) his son to marry the girl he chooses, the girl eventually deciding to complete her studies to become “joggo” remain part and parcel of it. But what sets this serial apart is the non-problematic way of illustrating the plot. Comparatively, the villain OTT is less. And a huge relief that a routine story is executed nicely. I was in fact like why did they end this soon? They shut the show because of low ratings (also time slot). I know TRP audience never likes simple shows. Sigh !
P.S : I got to know that the actor portraying Jyoti, Aindrilla Sharma is a fighter like her character. She is a cancer survivor and also took training in laathikhela for her role which involves action. This is anything but easy for someone who has battled cancer. Cheers to her !