(Last Updated on : 11-01-2011)
The very entertaining and religious show Yatra produced and hosted by the popular model-turned-actress Deepti Bhatnagar has clicked very well with the small screen audiences. It is a well-made visual travelogue and comes as a great show for the television viewers who have otherwise been bored with the petty sentiments of the family dramas. The spiritual essence of this religiously elevated show intensified the spiritual fervor of the small screen audiences.
The show Yatra covers the places of the Indian subcontinent, which are of religious interest. It is altogether a very intelligent and entertaining television show in the same breath. The mandatory shots of deities, the religious rites and rituals performed by the priests were all featured in the show with the extra sparks of all the necessary information that will make your visit to these places to cherish forever. The director's translation of the religious scripts as well as the use of the superb camera work capture the spirit of each temple and pilgrimage spot and engage the attraction of the audience in a unique way.
The intricate details of each temple make you wonder with awe at the creative bent of the sculptor's mind. The occasional lyrics of the 'bhajans' or religious hymns lend a special touch to Yatra. The voices of Suresh Wadkar, Alka Yagnik, Anuradha Padwal and Sadhna Sargam multiply the beauty of the melodious tunes. The main highlight of the show is however the very gorgeous Deepti Bhatnagar who adorns her curvaceous figure with beautiful saris and compliments it well with costume jewelry.
She also faces the camera with unparalleled grace and delivers the information with unequalled poise. Over all her presence in the whole show either participating in the worship or accepting 'prasad' multiplies the elegance of the whole show. Often she also relates the legends associated with the deities and makes the whole show even more intriguing. She brings in the feel in the hearts of the audience as if they are themselves present in the temple offering worship to the revered deities. Over all it is a great show and provides both audio and visual delight to the devotees.