Sanjivani 2 has come into the lives of TV buffs at the right time when we all are sick of the ever-growing supernatural creatures on Indian television. The Indian small screen has offered very few medical dramas but most of them have been nicely etched in our minds, as they had so much more to offer than the regular saas-bahu soaps; be it the original Sanjivani, Dhadkan or Dill Mill Gaye.
Amidst the plethora of K serials in the mid-2000s, there were a few shows which managed to catch our attention just because they were different from the regular saas-bahu drama. One such promising show was Sanjivani: A Medical Boon which revolved around the lives of 5 doctors who learn everything about life and love on the job.
You might remember Dr. Rahul, Dr. Juhi, Dr. Omi and Dr. Simran in the lead roles with Dr. Shashank mentoring them to become ace doctors of the Sanjivani hospital.
Sanjivani 2 took off with an issue that plagues this nation i.e. lack of medical facilities for the poor.
However, not to worry as we have a Robin Hood kind of doctor – Siddhant (played by Namit Khanna), who works in Sanjivani and goes out of his way to help the needy. He looks up to Dr. Shashank Gupta (Mohnish Behl) and follows his footsteps. But when it comes to doing things, he is more into jugaad than going by the books.
The sequel to Sanjivani that is on air right now has carried forward the legacy of this medical drama with Surbhi Chandna and Namit Khanna’s love-hate relationship, interesting medical cases, new management but same old politics.
Overall, the elements of medicine, romance and drama make this show a treat for the fans.