Broken But Beautiful Review: A simple yet soul-stirring tale of love

Starring Vikrant Massey and Harleen Sethi in lead roles, this AltBalaji show by Ekta Kapoor focuses on emotions and internal struggles of a relationship.

Broken But Beautiful Review: A simple yet soul-stirring tale of love

Cast: Vikrant Massey, Harleen Sethi, Jitin Gulati, and others. 

Created and Developed by Ekta Kapoor

Written by Reshu Nath

Rating: 4/5

People are very sympathetic. Doctors, hospitals, physiotherapy, rest… we priortise everything. But what about emotional trauma. Heartbreak. The pain of losing someone. These scars are invisible. Sometimes the person is right in front of you and you don’t see the pain he feels. He requires help and to ask for the help it requires a lot of courage. But at first, one needs to expect the fact that he or she is broken…

These are the lines one would hear right after the opening credits roll out with the introduction song which resembles completely like the opening song of Rajshri productions’ Hum Aapke Hain Kaun.

Relationships are fragile, and hence one needs to be a part of it with patience and strength. We’re aware that it is difficult for almost everyone to deal with failure, heartbreaks, and other such similar situations. One needs a companion with a great understanding and a caring nature to get over the tough time. What happens if you don’t find such a companion, and what happens if you do? That’s the core theme of this story.

Focusing on the same is AltBalaji’s recently released show ‘Broken, but beautiful’ starring Vikrant Massey and Harleen Sethi in lead roles.

Veer (Vikrant) loses his wife, Alina, in a tragic incident that affects his life completely making him aggressive with an uncontrollable rage, a symptom of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). Subconsciously he talks to Alina to make himself happy and to keep her alive in thoughts somehow. On the other hand, Sameera (Harleen Sethi) is dumped by Kartik (Jitin) after a long relationship. This sudden end of a relationship, without a ‘proper closure’, bothers her often, so much so that she pushes herself to be with forcefully. Destiny has it, and the two meet, but not on a good note. The bitter-sweet journey they share together brings them close but more importantly changes their perspective towards life and relationship, and that’s what this web series is all about.

To be honest, the first few episodes of this show are slow, and it takes time for one to understand and connect with the characters plus their past. It is at the mid-point of the story where one truly starts become a part of Veer and Sameera’s journey but until then, it is kind of a struggle – broken, however beautiful.

The 11-episode series is packed with many good, relatable moments. The story grows upon us slowly, striving to take one back in the time of a relationship, down the memory lane. Well, if that’s the purpose of the makers, then the team has surely achieved what they wished. One of the best parts about this show is the original compositions. All the three songs are different but have a quality to become favourites – especially ‘Sonheya’ but Miss Pooja.

Another plus point about the show is the cast, as they have well-defined characters that stand out. The extremely talented Vikrant Massey plays a significant role in the series by delivering emotions to his best. His strength to emote raw feelings is commendable. It’s his role that largely helps one relate to the subject as he plays Veer with enormous dignity.

Harleen Sethi’s role as Sameera takes time to grow on you, but eventually, her chemistry with Vikrant works for the rest of the series. However, her two best friends support her well throughout the series, one of them eventually lightens the mood when needed.

During the press conference, Ekta Kapoor rightly said that the web shows explore love so much. Today, we have lost a lot of detailing, where the emotions involved while dealing with internal struggle isn’t showcased in the right way. To sum this up, her concept focuses on simple emotions delivered with a wonderful storyline. It is relatable, likeable, and in  many ways ‘just beautiful.’

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