Phir Bhi Na Maane.. Badtameez Dil, the Star Plus' new prime-time daily show, hit televisions last night and the first episode, though infused with an unrestrained acting and distinctly-extravagant settings, seems promising enough with all the makings of a hit show. Though strikes as yet another angry-rockstar's love story, the show presents a peculiar twist to the tale.
Starring Pearl V Puri and Asmita Sood in lead roles the show is about an ex-couple, who still possess hurtful-yet-passionate feelings towards each other, coming to work together. The pilot episode had the two coming face to face after eight years of separation.
So far on the show, Abheer Malhotra and Meher Purohit, the two protagonists of the show played by Pearl and Asmita, get reacquainted at a work setting. Abheer is the rockstar singer, who single-handedly be responsible for the success of a television channel. The very channel appoints a new CEO to improve themselves, and it happens to be Meher.
While Meher was prepared to face Abheer, the latter will deal with facing his ex-flame after many years in front of all his colleagues. Though they reveal very little at this time, the party that follows will have everyone witness Abheer drag Meher away to have a word alone.
In-between the reunion, a glimpse or two of their past gets revealed. Having met in college, Abheer would have pursued Meher and obligated her to marry him. They also reveal in the end of the episode that they were married and are divorced as well!
Badtameez Dil, has managed to get their point across as just not being about a colourful boy-met-girl love story, but a complicated story about a couple who once were madly in love and got separated under complicated circumstances.
While there have been many love stories already based on an angry Rockstar eventually falling in love with a simple girl, Badtameez Dil is presenting a story where the love has already ended! Let's wait and watch if the show sustains interest over a period of time.
Badtameez Dil Review
Phir Bhi Na Maane.. Badtameez Dil, the Star Plus show aired the first episode. The show presents an unique love story about a couple who have ended their relationship and are forced by circumstances to face each other everyday.
Abheer Malhotra, played by Pearl V Puri, is a rockstar singer and is be responsible for the ratings of a television channel.
Meher Purohit, played by Asmita Sood, will be watching Abheer's performance on television. The two would have had history together.
Meher will seem unaffected watching Abheer on television, though her mother detects her unease and asks her to think over it.
Abheer's channel hires a new CEO and he will be warned before hand about her. He hears the name and gets affected by it.
Meher The New CEO
Turns out Meher is the new CEO and she introduces her self and her plans for the company shocking everyone including Abheer.
Meher and Abheer would have been in a relationship before and the two will think about the way they met for the first time. Abheer would have thrown Meher in a pool during Holi.
Abheer Angry With Meher
Meher's first plan will be to change his show timings and push it from 9 PM to 11 PM so his time slot will be given to upcoming shows.
The channel throws a party after Meher's interesting plans for the company. Meher mingles with everyone but will be disturbed by Abheer watching her.
Abheer Watching Meher
Abheer will be seen watching Meher the whole time he will be in the party. He will watch her from a distance and decides to confront her.
Abheer Blames Meher
Abheer drags Meher inside to hurl insults and accusations on her. He blames her for everything that happened between them eight years ago.
Meher Gives It Back
Meher throws it back by saying he was the one who pursued her and compelled her to get married to her.
Abheer blamer Meher for their divorce. He blames her for breaking their relationship and ruining everything between them.
After the end of the day, Meher decides to be ready to face Abheer the next day yet again. She will seem disturbed yet determined.
Abheer too feels he reacted badly the first day and will make sure he gives Meher a good welcome the second day on.
Badtameez Dil's pilot episode seems promising enough but will the show sustain the interest over time? Let's wait and watch.