Anuja Chauhan’s Those Pricey Thakur Girls is one of those books that fits a show flawlessly. The characters, the setting, the milieu – as you read it interestingly, you realize this could be a film or a show. So it is nothing unexpected that the well known novel has one more cycle on screen, and this time it is as a web series named Dil Bekaraar on Disney Plus Hotstar. Set during the 1980s, in Lutyens’ Delhi, the show revolves around Debjani Thakur (Sahher Bambba) and Dylan Shekhawat (Akshay Oberoi) as they go gaga for their meddlesome families watching with bated breath.In commonplace 80s design, the show opens with an old ad of Bajaj and you are in a split second shipped to the time of rotating telephones and TV news that really made a difference. With light sepia tones and a consistent blast of 70s and 80s Hindi music behind the scenes, Dil Bekaraar doesn’t allow you to fail to remember that this is a period piece. In the initial two scenes, you are acquainted with the Thakurs who know only two different ways of life for their little girls – get hitched or get working.
Whenever Debjani gets an opportunity to turn into a newsreader for a TV station, she coincidentally finds moment distinction and tracks down an admirer in the neighbor’s child Dylan, who fills in as a columnist. Their will they-will not they science is cute and is one of the principle reasons you stay with the show. Medha Shankar’s Eeshwari eases up the screen here. While she isn’t very 80s, her casual demeanor joined with her solid screen presence causes her to appear to be a promising performer.In terms of narrating, it’s really immediate. There are a couple of political feelings to its discoursed yet they are barely enough to make you wonder that the world hasn’t changed much over the most recent 40 years.
The expansion of old Hindi melodies in pretty much every Debjani-Dylan scene appears to be an over the top excess. The show is set in Delhi, yet beside the palatial place of the Thakurs, you don’t actually see Delhi in its qualities which is very weird for a Habib Faisal project. His past works – Do Dooni Chaar (chief, essayist), Band Baaja Baarat (author) are soaked in the neighborhood Delhi culture yet here, assuming that you take away the easygoing notices of Delhi areas of interest, Dil Bekaraar feels like it very well may be set in any spot.
The most amazing aspect of Those Pricey Thakur Girls was its straightforwardness and that simplicity appears to have meant the show too.