Broken But Beautiful Season 2 Review - With drama comes risk

Broken But Beautiful Season 2 Review - With drama comes risk

The second season of Broken But Beautiful feels more attached to Harleen Sethi’s personal life than a fictional tale. Earlier this year she parted ways with actor Vicky Kaushal after the humongous success of his national award-winning film ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’. "Honestly, it did not bother me but it did bother my family and friends. As an individual, we all have our own identities. I was associated with a movie star and I haven't done a movie yet, doesn't make me any less. I still love myself. And I would love to be known as Harleen Sethi. I am Harleen Sethi. I think it will be unfair to call someone else my ex-boyfriend, right?" Harleen had made the above claim on an entertainment portal, and that attitude seemed to be too attached to her character throughout the 10 part web-series. In the second season of Broken But Beautiful, Harleen Sethi plays Sameera, who waits for validation but when she gets to hear the rude opinions on her face, she has a new attitude, ‘my life, my rules’. She is a woman who claims not to be too afraid to hear the truth but in reality, she is unaware that she is just not prepared to hear them aloud. Through her recovery, she has failed to understand that in an attempt to be better after a horrible break-up, she has only turned into the man she never wanted to marry. The series has its heart in the right place, however, the frames capture details which aren’t necessary for the narration. We live in a world where we are too afraid to love, that’s why we choose to either hate or remain separated, simply because accepting hate is easier than embracing love. Broken but Beautiful comes from Ekta Kapoor who is mainly popular for the infamous, dramatic K-serials, such as Kyunki Saans Bhi Kabhi Bahut Thi, Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki, Kausauti Zindagi Ki, Bade Ache Lagte Hain to name a few. Broken But Beautiful is a major improvement from what Ekta Kapoor used to be. It is difficult to conclude if the melodrama has decreased or if Vikrant Massey is simply too pleasant to be ignored. Each time, the characters Sameera and Ahan went on a date, it felt like a made-up story told by a girl who lives in the world of fantasy, but each time Vikrant as Veer entered the screen space, he carried with himself the expression of happy friendship, untold love, ambiguous sign of consent, and thereby even if you haven’t emotionally been in the same place as Veer, he remains your constant companion. Broken But Beautiful is a massive improvement for Ekta Kapoor’s career as a producer on the small screen, but a lot more is expected from the producer who gave Bollywood films such as Judgemental Hai Kya, Lipstick Under My Burkha, Ragini MMS 2, Dirty Picture, to name a few. Ekta Kapoor’s standard of creativity has oscillated from best of Bollywood to worst of Bollywood, Hindi television. Ekta’s attempt in bringing in more talents to the industry has been well-noted, perhaps one of the reasons why Broken But Beautiful season 2 failed to stand out is because it operates on the same lines as their earlier web-series Fittrat.

Rating: 2.5/5


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