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Moj Maja Musafari review: Jay Raval's travel show gets repetitive as it starts at pilgrimage and ends at food

There is nothing new nor is there a wow factor in this minimally explored travel show.

2.5rating
  • Shaheen Irani

Last Updated: 05.43 PM, May 02, 2022

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Moj Maja Musafari review: Jay Raval's travel show gets repetitive as it starts at pilgrimage and ends at food
Moj Maja Musafari.

Story:

Gujarati influencer Jay Raval introduces Indian foothold in foreign places. He begins with Atlanta, a city in North America.

Review:

While ShemarooMe's new show is named Moj Maja Musafari (Fun and travel), there is no moj or maja in this series. It is one big yawn and has limited things to offer.

Jay Raval introduces Atlanta with Shiv Shakti Mandir, which is, as the name suggests, is strong on Indian culture there. The Ambaji temple also has many Gujaratis going to it but unfortunately, you do not get to see the real pleasure of seeing how they celebrate life in the temple.

We get to visit places from hospitals to restaurants but none of it are really explained in detail. The show simply doesn't explore what the Indian roots in North America looks like unless there is a brand associated. Thus, you know about a restaurant and its food only if there's a big chef involved.

You get to see a glimpse of Swaminarayan Mandir and it is sheer beauty. From the structures being inspired from the Mughals to a small pool being in the centre of the temple, finally some things are explored in depth in this series.

The Baahubali sandwich makes a comeback. This show follows a format - from mandir to restaurant and the camera does most of the work.

Finally, something new happens. You visit a lake in Atlanta which is more like an amusement park. Of course, this show takes the typical route again but thankfully, it gets better at giving the viewers what they deserve - an actual in-depth glimpse into what Atlanta has to offer Indians.

The places where an in-depth exploration isn't exactly required (the museum), this series does explore. The camera actually pans at Mahatma Gandhi's statue for five minutes straight, when there is a lot to cover anyway.

While it is good to know about the places from owners, there is really nothing unexpected that they say. All they have to do is promote their own place - not a big deal and also not user-friendly.

Verdict:

While everybody loves it when hosts keep their interactions brief and crisp, that is not completely the case with Moj Maja Musafir. Here, while the series is very brief, it is not to-the-point. It doesn't even have the wow factor that intrigues you to travel, which is the main motive behind travel shows.

Although it is good to know about Indian foothold in Atlanta, when Jay actually explores the places, you know others could do a better job at it. The places that should be explored at depth are left out and suddenly, the places that you need limited time for, is explored wholly. So, while it is better to skip this one, it is just another travel guide on what Indians can do in Atlanta, if at all you are up to visit the pricey places.

To add to that, if you really want to watch the show, check the title once again. All you will be left seeing in this one is temples and restaurants. So, unless you like repetition and not exploring more, please go ahead with this one.

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