Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani, the Drashti Dhami and Siddhant Karnick starring Zee TV show aired its first episode last night, 27 July. The much awaited period drama has managed to establish itself as the beginning of an epic love story between a King and a common girl.
Gayatri and Ranaji aka Rana Indravardhan, played by Drasthi and Siddhant, are from two different worlds, literally. When Gayatri is from humble backgrounds, reminding us a lot of Cinderella, Ranaji belongs to royalty.
The first episode had the two characters getting established. Gayatri as a book-reading, hard-working, sweet/bubbly/innocent young lady who is the daughter of the state's biggest moneylender, Gopal Seth. Ranaji, the pride and successor of the Royal family of Ameerkot, who has returned with psychological battle scares from World War 2 and whose life is in danger in his own palace.
Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani, which marks the comeback of Drashti after her super-hit show - Madhubala Ek Ishq Ek Junoon, sure has all the elements of becoming a TRP churning, money-minting show. Interesting story and characters, impeccable actors to play them, impressive settings to support and present it with all the galore and simplicity it requires to unveil yet another Cinderella story.
Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani Review
Drashti Dhami and Siddhant Karnick starring Zee TV show, Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani hit the small screens last night. The period drama's first episode managed to impress with the grand settings and interesting characters.
Drashti Dhami - Gayatri
Drashti Dhami, who will be seen on small screen after her show with Vivian Dsena, Madhubala Ek Ishq Ek Junoon, was seen in a de-glam avatar, yet looking most beautiful playing Gayatri.
Bubbly/ Innocent/ SimpleGirl
Drashti Dhami plays Gayatri on the show, who is simple, bubbly and innocent girl. Her character was established in the first episode riding a cycle to the royal library in the palace.
Ranaji - Siddhant Karnick
Siddhant Karnick plays the King on the show. He plays Rana Indravardhan, Ranaji, who returns home after fighting in the World War 2. He will be disturbed psychologically by it.
Ranaji's mother, the Rajmatha, will be seen being proud of her son for having won the war and returning home a winner.
While he did not need to fight the war, Ranaji would have volunteered to fight and would have returned home with psychological scars only to find himself in the danger in his own palace.
Car Blown To Pieces
The car in which Ranaji will be riding home gets blown to pieces. He would have taken a horse ride at the last minute which would have saved him.
Ranaji Safe Home
Ranaji survives the bomb in his car. He would have survived the war only to realise his life is in danger in his own palace.
Gayatri In Library
Gayatri would have the habit of reading books from the royal library. She would be visiting the library regularly.
News About King
Gayatri receives the news about Ranaji riding in front of their house and gets excited to be getting the chance to see the King.