Live, laugh and cry with Comedy Couple Saqib Saleem and Shweta Basu in a new-age Rom-Com | ZEE5

Those who have been following DiaryOfAnInsaneWriter, know that I am a great fan of ZEE5 and it has been a trusted companion for my family and me during the lockdown. We have been watching their shows and reviewing them for our readers.

The affordable ZEE5 Club Pack allowed my family and me to explore so many shows on this fabulous OTT platform. Right from romance movies and rom-com shows to thrillers to cross-country thriller shows, the lockdown has been a breeze thanks to ZEE5. My 15-year-old enjoys the HiPi app and loves creating content on it.

Recently, I came across the trailer of Comedy Couple starring Rangbaaz star, Saqib Saleem and Shweta Basu. The trailer opens with the power couple performing a stand-up on the stage. Both are stand-up comedians who come from unique backgrounds. Their on-stage and off-stage chemistry is amazing and both of them have an affable quality.

On-screen chemistry of Saqib Saleem and Shweta Basu
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The boy, Deep is a fun-loving, shallow, ambitious boy from a small town. His parents are religious and rigid. As a person, Deep lies his way through his life to make situations easier for him. Zoya comes from a single home. Her mother, played by Pooja Bedi attempts to control her life. Zoya hates Deep’s habit of compulsive lying and sometimes fears that he will turn out like her estranged father.

There are several light moments in the narrative that offer space for the audience to laugh at the couple. High-strung, emotional moments grip the audience and leave them wishing that nothing goes wrong with this sweet couple. It will be interesting to watch the situations that take them away from their popular show, Comedy Couple. Will they come together again?

My take:

The trailer reminded me of the 1973 hit movie, Abhimaan starring Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan (nee Bhaduri). Subir (Amitabh), a singer, encourages his wife Uma (Jaya) to pursue a singing career. However, things take a turn when she becomes more popular than him. I found that Comedy Couple was similar because both Deep and Zoya are in the same profession and perform together. However, it’s different from Abhimaan because they become estranged because of familial pressures. They have adapted the situations to suit modern story-telling and the ensemble of characters along with a gripping narrative will make it an interesting film to watch.

ZEE5 new movie Comedy Couple. Rangbaaz star Saqib Saleem and Shweta basu
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I love the way Deep and Zoya share a realistic chemistry and are in a marriage of equals. Both of them represent the modern millennials of 2020 and that makes the show very relatable.

The film releases on October 21, 2020 on ZEE5 and I am looking forward to watch it with my family.

Penned by:

Mayura Amarkant

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22 comments

  1. This sounds like a very interesting series. Zee5 has some pretty good line ups In terms of entertainment. Adding this to my watchlist

  2. I have been watching the trailer and a few clips on the net of this drama, absolutely love the chemistry of these two leads. Planning to binge watch it soon 🙂

  3. I enjoy stand up comedy shows in real life, and now since we cannot go out, this will make for a great alternative, the storyline sounds interesting and i definitely like Saqib’s acting. i just finished binge watching another one of his shows – and he is quite a good actor!

  4. The plot of the show seems very interesting. Totally agree, Zee5 has a full entertainment package in term of drama, romance, action and thriller.

  5. Saqib Saleem has a timing for the comedy, it will be good to watch him in a rom com. Laughter is always a dose we all need for a family if day is stressful, thanks for the suggestion.

  6. Sounds like an interesting movie based on comedy couple. I quite like premise and two protagonists. Look forward to watching it

  7. I have recently got ZEE5 subscription to catch a few other shows and stumbled on this romcom’s trailer. Your review is right around the show as always, I really like reading it from your blog. Saqib is a versatile actor, so this is definitely one time watch.

  8. Of latetly I have been seeing a lot of thriller and pseudo intellectual stuff for entertainment. I quite like Saqib Saleem and I look forward to seeing this rom-com.

  9. I have started liking Saqib Saleem from Rangbaaz, he was brilliant in that and Shweta Basu is already a great actor, this must be exciting to watch them together, will check.

  10. Abhiman is my all time favorite movie. It would be interesting to see a movie based on similar concept. Leading couple is looking really promising and both are playing stand up comedians is something that will be refreshing to watch.

  11. I’m in love with Indian stand-up comedy and selecting that as a premise got me instantly interested. I like both the actors and would love to watch this on ZEE5 soon.

  12. I have been reading great reviews of Comedy Couple. Seems like a light, fun and frothy movie. And that’s just what I need this weekend. Will check it out. Thanks for recommending it, Mayura!

  13. I really loved the storyline and the plot, I have ZEE5 subscription and will sure add this to my watchlist!! Thanks for this review!!

  14. ZEE5 keeps up flattering audiences with new shows and content. I have watched the trailer and was planning to check it out sometime. Sweta Basu is a powerful actor, banking on her skills to level up the plot. The storyline is good for millennials.

  15. Wow this looks like a fun show. Definitely watching it next. i saw Pooja Bedi in Masaba Masaba too.She has some weird role in that. But still looks nice.

  16. Zee5 has a variety of shows as per the taste of its viewers. Is it a comeback of Pooja Bedi. Sorry but I am not much into TV shows and movies but haven’t heard or seen her name much. Storyline of this show seems interesting.

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