The second instalment of any film or series is always tricky, especially when the film or series has been a hit among the audience the first time around. There’s always more excitement, expectations and hopes for the story to move forward in the best way possible. Have to say, the second season of Broken But Beautiful is a great example of that. Vikrant Massey and Harleen Sethi are back as Veer and Sameera. The characters bring with them a host of insecurities, confusion and fear, clouding their undeniable love for each other — relatable, aren’t they?In season 1, we saw Veer and Sameera helping each other heal from their past heartbreaks and slowly finding their way to each other. However, Sameera lets Veer down and decides to enjoy her newfound freedom. The latest season picks up with them starting afresh and moving on. Gradually, the two of them find love again in Ahaan (Gaurav Arora) and Debbie (Anuja Boma Joshi). But, Veer and Sameera never really resolved their feelings for each other, which makes them pine for one another when they come face-to-face after a long time. This makes up for the rest of the story. With an amazing supporting cast and some soul-stirring music, this is one broken yet beautiful tale you can’t miss.
Here are 5 reasons why we think you should binge on the show:
The chemistry between the lead pair
You know when you think you are over someone and it’s in the past? Then you see them and all those emotions come rushing in, leaving you numb and confused? Yes, that’s what happens to Sameera when she finally sees Veer after their last meeting and a gush of emotions overpower her. She is not over him. And honestly, we were never over them. So I was all for going on this roller coaster ride of love and heartbreaks all over again. With very passionate yet restrained chemistry, their coming together turns into much more. It is the moral high ground and it being off-limits that makes it so layered and complex that it drains you out by the end of it. Vikrant and Harleen look absolutely stunning together and have such terrific chemistry, we can’t help but root for them — against all odds.
The two new lovers
Veer and Sameera now have two new people in their lives who they think they love or can love. Veer is in a relationship with a girl, Debbie, he met a few months ago and Sameera with her childhood friend Ahaan. Gaurav and Anuja are like a breath of fresh air and are great additions to the already amazing star cast. Their characters and performances are so well done, we end up relating to their side of the story as well. Also, helps that they are both so good-looking, right?
The supporting cast
The supporting cast is what I feel is the real world around Veer and Sameera’s passionate and chaotic tale of love. From Veer’s sister-in-law Ishanvi (Poppy Jabbal) to Sameera‘s best friends Porno (Pooja Bhamrah) and Agni (Akriti Singh), they become the anchors in the lead pair’s lives and bring equal amounts of light moments to the story. I personally loved Poppy’s portrayal of the protective but ever-so-brutally honest, Ishanvi. Mukul Chaddha as Sameera’s shrink is also great, and adds that bit of humour with how he views Sameera’s tragic tale of love.
The music album
When its a tale of such complex emotions turning into tornados in the hearts of the lead characters, words and dialogues aren’t the only things that can bring those out, right? Music is the only saviour then, and what an amazing album this season has got! From a lovely-dovey fun song like Shaamein to the bitter and heart-wrenching tunes of O Saajna, this series has something for every mood in love.
Broken but Beautiful season 2 manages to give us some beautiful and nuanced performances by the lead pair and everyone else on the show. Vikrant is amazing as the mushy as well as the lovelorn guy and does both parts with equal charm, making us root for him. Harleen has this very restrained undertone throughout the series, with so many times where she has nothing but her eyes to convey her fears, love and longing. The rest of the cast bring in the much-needed lightness and dynamic to the story that makes it one binge-worthy watch!Catch all the episodes on the AltBalaji app today!