MUMBAI: Anil Kapoor’s ’24’ is probably about to change Indian television forever. For an audience used to saas-bahu soaps and reality shows, here is a show that is a political thriller and slickly produced at that.
More importantly, the word-of-mouth after the first episode seems to be very encouraging.
Most praise is reserved for director Abhinay Deo, who has brought his directorial ability to the show and for Anil Kapoor who single-handedly stole the spotlight from everyone.
Thank you so much I am completely overwhelmed with the response to #24India
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) October 5, 2013
On Twitter, Anil Kapoor, who recently joined the social networking site, was praised a lot and even trended. Bollywood colleagues spoke about it as well.
— Sanjay Gupta (@_SanjayGupta) October 5, 2013
24 it is gripping and stylised and going to change the face of INDIAN TELEVISION, Kudos to Anil Kapoor and His Team !!!
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@mbhandarkar268) October 4, 2013
Great 2 c brilliant reviews of @AnilKapoor ‘s 24 on twitter. On my way 2 LA.. Hope I can catch up with it on youtube. Congratulations
— Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) October 4, 2013
Finally an Indian TV serial that is classy, gripping & progressive. Well done Anil Kapoor & the team of “24”
— arshad warsi (@imarshadwarsi) October 4, 2013
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) October 4, 2013
The audience too has loved the first episode, most of them praising Anil Kapoor for his performance.
Just saw the desi version of 24 with Anil Kapoor – I must say inspite of myself I ended up being impressed !! The show can grow on you.
— Mehool Parekh (@parekhm) October 5, 2013
Impressed with 24’s debut episode. As usual @AnilKapoor is ekdum chakkas. Im gonna watch again tonight
— Ms Marmalade (@nayareali) October 5, 2013
Buzz is that Kiefer Sutherland who plays Jack Bauer in the Hollywood ’24’ could make a guest appearance in an episode. Also a season 2 is already allegedly being planned with shooting to begin in November. This is surely a big boost for a show that is bound to break barriers in Indian television.