31 July 2011 | krrish_zone2000
''An Endearing flawed protagonist''
Tired of Melodramatic Rona-Dhona Glossed Series? Thirsty for different taste? Need some Self-confidence Tonic??? Then tune into Mahi Way!!! A Contemporary representation of 26 year old overweight Mahi Talwar ,played brilliantly by Pushtiie Shakti, A Character with whom we can relate to. Mahi's life is surrounded by Chocolates, Gol Gappas, YRF Love story DVD's, Mills n Boon novel etc & can't think of anything else. She even fails to hit Gym and varieties of Diet, And yes her Typical Punjabi family who always taunt her for being an overweight Miss Nobody by her nagging mother, super-sexy-over smart sister & still gets pampered by her happy-go-lucky Dadi, Best Friends Lady Gabbar ''Roshni'' Played by Monica Khanna & Designer Thakur ''Sid' Played by Mark Parakh'.
Just like others, she too dreams for prince charming but shies away due to her size. Wasn't House enough that she even faces Human-right violation in her TREND MAGAZINE OFFICE where she is agony aunt professionally & writes column for despo type people. One side Her colleague ''Sona'' & ''Mona'' whom Mahi prefers as Kutti-Kamini & rest size-zero obsessed people makes her life a hell while the other side her Boss Ramona Kohli Played by Sharon Prabhakar forgets her Name every now and then. But what makes her to come office is to see her dream Prince Ishaan Singh Ahluwalia Played by Siddhant Karnick whom she encounters everyday in an elevator.
Once in a week with total 25 episodes, MAHI WAY keeps you engaging because it's mired under Smart-script, fresh-blood characters and witty dialogues all over. Layers peels off with every episode & avoids all the conventional cliché's like the ''Priceless'' Climax-Episode where Mahi runaway from her own wedding to eat Burgers in ''Wimpy'', it's so strange-funny-indescribable-yet-so-endearing. Unlike other Glycerine-manipulating series, here you get ''Humor'' in a right way, Mahi handles all the worst nightmares in a comical way which adds novelty. You get to see Nagging mother, supportive father, Bitchy sister, mischievous brother, pampering grand-mom & funny-superb friends, You are able to emphasize with the Characters because their are so real and are genuine throughout. We can enjoy each and every activity they do. The dialogues inspires abundantly & credit goes to 'Anvita Dutt Guptan' for it. Cinematography is top-notch, you feel As if It's a YRF motion picture, Very rare technical brilliance that has arrived in small screen with a numero-unno banner.
The Show is embellished with superior performance from the entire cast who brings fresh-of-blood out of their characters. PUSHTIIE SHAKTI is the lifeline of the show, I am telling this not because she suits the role as per her size but because she infuses true sincerity in the Role of Mahi Talwar which I doubt any body could have. She has a great quality of an actor & can compete with all so-called size zero actors in the industry. VIRAF PATEL & SIDDHANT KARNICK oozes screen presence and acting skills are totally posh....bright discoveries!!! AMRITA RAICHAND is devilishly sweet as Anjali whereas MONICA KHANNA & MARK FAROOKH are credible as ''Roshni'' & ''Sid''. SHARON PRABHAKAR has less footage but is very funny, ADITYA PANDEY too makes an incredible impression as Mahi's hyper-mischief brother. Special Mention for IKHLAQUE KHAN for being the best supportive father whereas Rest actors too are amazing as well.
Overall MAHI WAY is a fun-loving-Mature-Unconventional show to ever come on Indian-screen before. The show has come to an end but don't get disappointed. You can rejoice the energy by viewing the episodes in You-tube anytime. The show has no age & Gender limit. A pure-Unadultrated entertainment.