Broken but Beautiful (Season 2)
Thankfully like most viewers, I did not have to wait a long time to see the story of Veer and Sameera unfold. I only watched season 1, when season 2 was out for which I am very thankful, as I am very impatient and long waits make me lose interest. Therefore, could not bring myself to watch season 3.
Season 1 flashback – Veer (Vikrant Massey) and Sameera (Harleen Sethi) strike a friendship as they realize they are not very different when it comes to giving it all and loving someone with all their heart. After Veer loses his wife in an accident, he gets into a shell, blaming himself for her death. Whereas, Sameera is unbale get over her ex-boyfriend Karthik who dumps her one fine day after dating her for 5 years, stating he doesn’t love her anymore. Veer (Karthik’s Cousin meets Sameera in a very unlikely situation and thus begins their story. Season 1 ends with Sameera and Veer sharing a kiss. However, Sameera turns down Veer stating she wants to discover herself after getting her heart broken and do not want to get into a relationship wherein once again, she will lose her dignity. Veer agrees and they part ways.
Season 2 begins with a very different Sameera. She is now bold, confident and full of self-love. Things are working out just great for her wherein she doesn’t get involved with men emotionally and guards her heart to not feel again the pain she went through when her ex Karthik broke up with her. Veer is also a changed man now. He is dating Debbie and very serious about their relationship.
Veer and Sameera bump into each other after two years and are taken aback by the contrasting personalities that they see in each other. Veer is all excited to settle down with Debbie and Sameera has Ahan (childhood friend) who is very serious about her too. Meeting each other makes them realize that they have intense feelings for each other, but they do not ponder upon it, not only because they are now with other people and afraid to hurt them but also because Sameera does not want to feel maddening love for anyone and take the risk of getting hurt again. She rather be with someone like Ahan who makes her feel safe and secure, rather than Veer who drives her to the edge and makes her feel things that she is too afraid to accept.
What happens when two people who love each other yet choose to stay away forms the crux of the story.
The story of Veer and Sameera is fresh, relatable and seamlessly transit in Season 2 making us believe and trust their decisions. It ponders upon unrequited love, guilt, cheating, self-love and most importantly puts light on the fact that love is selfish. Vikrant Massey and Harleen Sethi do not disappoint and bring back the same chemistry from Season 1. Season 2 has good additions of Ahan ( Gaurav Arora) and Debbie ( Anuja Joshi) which makes it for an interesting watch.
Writing / Performance
I am really happy with the writing (Reshu Nath) of this one. It is fast paced; the characters are all well written and the story comes full circle. Vikrant and Harleen once again stole the show for me. They literally live their character of Veer and Sameera. Ahan ( Gaurav Arora) and Debbie ( Anuja Joshi) give strong and grounded performances too. It definitely was a delightful addition.