Broken But Beautiful Season 2(AltBalaji-Zee5)
Starring Harleen Sethi, Vikrant Massey
Rating: **(2 stars)
There is this friendly shrink whom Sameera is seeing. No no, not ‘seeing’ as in dating but consulting. Apparently she has still not healed from the broken heart that her absconding lover Kartik gave her at the start of Season 1.
The mending process goes on for most of Season 2 while the Friendly Shrink(FS) sits around pretending to listen while pretending to drink coffee out of an empty mug.
Pretence, I suspect, is the memo-brief given to the writers for a second season of Broken But Beautiful.Even if you are sucker for Mills & Boon mush, this second season is as exhausting as a second helping of an over-sweetened dessert. To bring the broken-hearted couple back is merely an excuse to separate them for as long as possible, while they date other people and exchange sentiments stolen from whatsapp forwards.
So we have Sameera being speed-wooed by a distant cousin Ahaan whom all of Sameera’s friends(including a gay hairdresser) have a crush on. But Sameera has other plans for her heart.Don’t ask what they are. Okay, here’s a hint: until the end of the season she will be cynical about love until the FS(with the empty coffee cup, so emblematic of the emptiness simmering at the core of this pretty but shallow take on urbane relationships) observes that Sameera no longer needs therapy as she’s gotten over Kartik.
Good. But has the series gotten over Sameera trying to flush unrequited love out of her system? Going around in dizzying circles Broken But Beautiful Season 2 is like a love song that has overstayed its welcome.
The dialogues are a facsimile of smartness. “I am glad you’ve changed. But be careful what you change into,” warns Sameera’s dogmatic friend. Going from Season 1 to 2 Broken But Beautiful shows no sign of change. That could only be good thing only if what we had to begin with , was precious.