Broken but Beautiful (Season 1)
This web series is created by Ekta Kapoor. I have always admired her for the content she produced in the early 2000s, setting a benchmark for creating various records. She mainly produces Indian Tv serials which I do not watch, however broken and beautiful season 1 got my attention as not only was it a web series with just 11 episodes of just about 20 minutes but it has one of my most favorite actors Vikrant Massey in lead which got me excited.
Veer Shikawat (Vikrant Massey) is trying to cope up with the loss of his dead wife who he lost in a car accident 3 years ago. He is guilt ridden and miserable as he was the one driving while arguing with Alina (his wife) which leads to the accident. Veer loved her dearly and after her death he has gone into a shell and starts hallucinating her everywhere. In order to move on in life Veer’s friend insist him to move out in a new house. He decides to buy the house of his cousin Karthik where he encounters with Sameera (Harleen Sethi) his cousin’s ex-girlfriend who is also part owner of the house. Sameera has been unable to forget Kartik and stalks him everywhere, unable to move on. Veer instantly takes a disliking towards Sameera as she allows Karthik to walk all over her and still believes that she can get him back and therefore decides to avoid her at all cost.
Veer’s perception towards Sameera starts changing when he realizes that they both in fact are in the same boat. Together how these two broken souls gather the courage to move on and be happy in life form the crux of the story.
The plot is a little cliché but the story is simple, relatable and endearing which talks about two broken individuals and their fight to move on and discover happiness. It will definitely connect with people who have their heart broken and give them hope. Also, Vikrant Massey as a lover boy is too adorable to watch.
Screenplay/Performance/ Cinematography/ Music
Vikrant Massey is stellar as the broken and lost Veer Shekhawat. Harleen Sethi is at par and believable as the Naïve and optimistic Sameera Joshi. The supporting cast are very mediocre as most of the them are over the top. Their characters are too dramatized and little annoying. This series completely belongs to Vikrant and Harleen for their grounded performances. The title track is soulful and addictive. Background score is very well synchronized with the story.
Disclaimer: The above review solely illustrates the views of the writer.