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Posted: 2 months ago

Bookmarking :)

Posted: 2 months ago

Re-posting here....

I found a nice review for season 2: 

Broken but Beautiful Season 2 review: Harleen Sethi, Vikrant Massey make love messier — and even more intriguing

Karishma Upadhyay

Dec 03, 2019 11:14:37 IST


Language: Hindi 

A long time ago, Phil Collins’ mama supposedly told him, “You can't hurry love, you'll just have to wait” . As clichéd as it sounds, truer words could not have been spoken, or sung.

 Broken but Beautiful Season 2 review: Harleen Sethi, Vikrant Massey make love messier — and even more intriguing

A still from Broken but Beautiful Season 2. YouTube

At times though, it takes two people a long time to accept what is staring them in the face. There are circumstances, there is bad timing, and sometimes, it is just a matter of listening to your head over your heart, something we are all guilty of most of the time. These are tropes that have been exploited by the romance genre for eons, be it films or books. What then, sets one romantic story apart from another? It has to be a personal connection for the reader or viewer, with the story being told.

When Broken but Beautiful surfaced a year ago, we were introduced to two broken people helping each other heal. The characters were messy and flawed but one shipped them anyway. They were two people with sizzling chemistry, who are meant to be together but life always gets in the way. The much-awaited sophomore season of the show has more of the same but with enough twists and turns to keep you cursing Sameera and Veer. And the minute you find yourself going, “What the hell is wrong with these people,” you know you are hooked.

This season opens to Sameera (Harleen Sethi) and Veer (Vikrant Massey) 625 days after we last saw them. He has moved to Bengaluru to get a fresh start, learning to make wine. And surprise, surprise... he has also found love with Debbie (Anuja Boma Joshi), a sommelier and his business partner. 

Sameera, in the meantime, seems to have finally gotten over her toxic obsession with her ex (Jitin Gulati). She has red highlights in her hair, a new therapist (Mukul Chadda), and an even newer outlook to dating and relationships. She gets reunited with an old school friend Ahaan aka Mushroom (Gaurav Arora), who is besotted by her. 

As the season progresses, it almost seems like Sameera and Veer have exchanged personalities in the time they have been apart. He does not understand moderation, and loves too much. Debbie feels smothered in their relationship but Veer is so perfect in every other way she does not say anything to him. At the other end of the spectrum is Sameera who is seemingly afraid to fall in love again, and is overly cautious about letting anyone into her life. When she gets a whiff of things getting serious with Ahaan, her instinctive reaction is to bolt. Ahaan has his work cut out for him. 

Just as you think that our almost-a-couple has moved on from each other, fate (and some good writing by Reshu Nath) brings Veer and Sameera back together. Sparks fly when they are together in the same room but there is no ignoring the fact that they are now in relationships with other people. And once again, you are left wondering, ‘Will they or won’t they?”

The storytelling is contemporary with buzzwords like ghosting, self-love, and me-time thrown in for good measure. The characters have ‘cool’ jobs, like event planning, pub-running, and wine making. What makes the show relatable, though, is how it handles messy relationships between people, and even messier situations. It takes almost getting married, mixing alcohol with anti-histamines, and a phantom pregnancy, for one half of this star-crossed couple to realise what they have is love but it might be too late.

Vikrant expectedly delivers a powerful performance, but it is Harleen’s performance that really catches one’s eye during this season. She has grown as an actor, and delivers a great rendition of a woman struggling to come to terms with what she thinks are toxic levels of attraction. Gaurav and Anuja are great additions to the show while the rest of the support cast is impressive. The other thing that gives this show uniqueness is its original music. Soulful and contemporary, songs like 'Boureya' and 'O Saajna' have no shelf life, and a certain timeless quality about them. 

Broken but Beautiful is a great example of why streaming content is forcing its way onto more screens as people break away from the jaded television fare they have been subjected to over the past three decades. 

Broken but Beautiful Season 2 is produced by Sarita Tanwar, and directed by Harsh Dedhia. It is now streaming on ALTBalaji and ZEE5.

Rating: ***

Posted: 2 months ago

We are finally here! A new one :)

Posted: 2 months ago

Posting from  last CC

Originally posted by AreYaar

Exactly....she basically hid behind Ahaan...he was initially an escape, then she grew comfortable with his companionship but she was never invested in him with her true self....that Sam she had locked away. She is generally a caring person and he's an old friend that she obviously cared for but it was never really more than the love for a friend....that's how she treated him....but he was so blind in love, he was happy with even the scraps of affection he was getting from her. 

Basically he was in the same spot as Sam was when she was with desperately in love that all self respect is gone as long as you get some little affection from the one you love.....and she only realized this later.....even then, her way of tackling it was again wrong.....instead of honesty, she chose more lies to try to spare Ahaan short term pain....not realizing how much of a long term mess she was creating. 

Isiliye toh Broken hai ka title bhi toh justify karna thasmiley36

Ahaan was a sweetheart for sure.....Debbie toh was mostly about ego....she liked Veer but she wasn't really honest with him about many things....and ultimately instead of admitting to her own issues with him, she twisted the whole thing into painting herself as a victim of his cheating....ego issue ho gaya how could any guy cheat on she couldn't really tolerate the fact that Veer loved the mystery girl enough to protect her after everything.....Debbie ka ego was hurt more than any real love for Veer.  I liked her in some scenes but her overall super bitchy attitude was quite grating by the end.....

Waise if they do a season 3, how much do you want to bet they will get Ahaan and Debbie together? smiley36

Aur abhi toh woh P and Debbie ke bhai ki so called love story bhi pending haismiley36bas ab wohi dekhna reh gaya hai but ypu are right they have 2 more "broken" pairs only that they are kind of going to be forced but yeh balaji ki duniya hai yahab sab chalta hai and don't forget karthik bhi toh broken hai absmiley36 With his trophy GF running away with that P ka stalkersmiley39

LOL IF won't let me type her namesmiley37

Posted: 2 months ago

Ok, finally managed to make a batch from the beach scene, it takes long to gif this with the cropping and I guess I'll slowly work my way through the scenes.




Btw I loved Veer's expressions when Sam was pouring her heart out....bechara needed that boost to his self-esteem to hear Sam tell him that Ahaan is great but he isn't Veersmiley36.....kitna time rejection ke hurt mein ghooma hai Veer....he needed a heartfelt full on emo confession from Sam....haha long time coming.   

Posted: 2 months ago

Originally posted by naadanmasakalli

bas ab wohi dekhna reh gaya hai but ypu are right they have 2 more "broken" pairs only that they are kind of going to be forced but yeh balaji ki duniya hai yahab sab chalta hai and don't forget karthik bhi toh broken hai absmiley36 With his trophy GF running away with that P ka stalkersmiley39

LOL yes, kaafi aur "broken" pairs ghoom rahe hain fix karne kosmiley36.....P toh single baithi hai....usko bhi hook up karvaayenge kisi sesmiley36

And I think if season 3 happens, the storyline might pick up with Sam still being married to Ahaan and trying to figure out how to get the marriage annulled or somethingsmiley36....they will show the aftermath of managing that mess given that she took it to that extent.  And maybe next season will be about the phobia of getting married againsmiley36....that is, if Veer-Sam get around to planning for 

Kartik toh ab cartoon banke reh gaya hai.....LOL maybe they'll find another new girl for him in season 3smiley36.....Veer-Sam karvaayenge iski shaadismiley37

Posted: 2 months ago

The nautanki in this bit, man smiley37smiley37

Season 1 ke Veer-Sam ab dekho toh lagta hai koi aur hi log thesmiley36

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