5 Things I Love About Ek Hasina Thi

By: Radhika Gupta

Ever since the show premiered on Star Plus in April, “Ek Hasina Thi” is one show this year that has consistently kept the general audience hooked to their TV sets every night .  The different concept of the show has attracted lots of people. With a stellar star cast and unpredictable twists, the show seems to be doing really well so far.

Here are 5 reasons why I love watching Ek Hasina Thi

1)   It’s different!


As clichéd as it sounds, the show IS different! Indian television tends to revolve around family life and the stereotypical ‘saas-bahu drama’ is nothing new. However Ek Hasina Thi is edgy and is an out and out revenge drama. Set in the metropolitan city of Calcutta, Ek Hasina Thi shows the journey of Durga and how she plants revenge with the motive of seeking justice for a crime committed in the past.

2)   Unexpected Revelations


There are twists and turns with every passing episode. More revelations are made about the people. There’s always something unexpected in the story line which creates the right level of suspense and curiosity. Durga’s meticulous planning is interesting to watch. Overall, the entertainment quotient of the show is pretty darn high!

3)   Social Issues


Ek Hasina Thi addresses problems that exist in Indian society. It reveals the level of corruption & bribery that happen in the country along with the state of women in India. The show deals with violence against women. It not only raises awareness about rape, adultery but also denounces it.

4)   Sanjeeda and Simone 




These two ladies are the essence of the show. Sanjeeda Sheikh, who plays the determined Durga Thakur, portrays the sentiments of an emotionally wounded yet determined girl really well. Despite her courageous and strong personality, Sanjeeda also adds a certain level of vulnerability to her character which is rare to find in an actor. Simone Singh plays Sakshi Goenka, mother of Shaurya (the guy who rapes Durga’s sister). Simone’s character is full of grey shades and she’s superb in her villainous portrayal. Simone has a powerful screen presence and the character she is playing is shown to be a cunning and materiaslitc lady. Yet when it comes to Shaurya, she loves her son unconditionally and goes to any extent to protect her son from all problems. Simone does a wonderful job!

5)   It is set in the City of Joy, Calcutta.




Ek Hasina Thi is set in in the eastern megalopolis of Calcutta. Bollywood has seen many interesting films set in Calcutta- Kahaani and Barfi being prime examples of that. Being a Bong, Calcutta is a city that is close to my heart, and well, there’s nothing not to love about it!

Ek Hasina Thi is a show definitely worth watching! Catch it on Star Plus from Monday to Saturday at 8 PM Indian time.

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5 thoughts on “5 Things I Love About Ek Hasina Thi


    (August 7, 2014 - 2:53 PM)

    I like dev and shaurya…. although shauray plays an evil character, i still like his acting. YA, EHT I like it for the story and acting of all cast members. Sanjeeda is great.

    Gayatri Reddy

    (August 7, 2014 - 2:54 PM)

    Ya I liked EHT intially a lot after lost touch but now it’s picking up again…. the best part about the show has to be the direction. Acting of Sanjeeda as well and Simone is also very good. Shaurya’s father also is good in terms of acting and screen presence. I also like Shaurya’s work.

    Shaily Kapoor

    (August 7, 2014 - 2:55 PM)

    I don’t likeeeee DEV ……………. remove him from the show pls. Shaurya should become good n marry Durga.

    Ragini Patil

    (August 7, 2014 - 2:57 PM)

    HEY, good article. Hmm  – I like the show because it’s indeed different from the usual soap dramas. I am pretty keen to know if Shaurya becomes good and if so, will Durga forgive him.. should Durga forgive him? I think this suspense element is the best part of the prog.


    (August 9, 2014 - 4:48 PM)

    First of all this drama is so different from Saas Bahu melo dramas and also it’s fast paced. Each and every character is very powerfully penned down. Everyone has to do a lot of things in the drama and each character is important. Performance wise, all of them are doing a great job though sometimes, I find Vatsal (Shourya) is a bit overacting. Love watching Bhupinder (Dr.Dayal) and Bhuvnesh (Dev) who are very good and natural actors. Simone (Sakshi)’s screen presence is marvelous. And I like the styling of all the ladies; Sanjeeda (Durga), Simone, Kishwer (Raima). And majority of the audiences are loving Shourya who is actually the villain, which doesn’t happen very often. As a whole, I really love this drama for various reasons and I really hope, it won’t get dragged like other soap operas and keep its fast paced track till the end.

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