Indian television content has never been a rocket science or extraordinarily different that would make you anticipate things with bated breath.
However, there have been quite a number of shows which have been able to keep their viewers at a ‘guessing’ point.
It’s like the story tellers are asking you with a smile, ‘Keep guessing!’ and then walking away gracefully giving you that taunting smirk you don’t like to see.
Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke is actually doing that to us at the moment. Somehow the way the pre-leap story abruptly stopped mid way and the way the post leap saga started, it’s kind of confusing and the viewers may even get baffled thinking, “What’s actually going on?!”.
And exactly for that reason, we would give a thumbs up to the creatives for making the story post separation so unpredictable despite the fact that it looked sooo predictable.
So wearing the guessing cap on, after watching the first 3 minutes of MishBir romance just before the 2 months leap were were like, “Wait, was that a dream or did it happen in real?”. We bet many viewers got confused at that moment. We accept, we were confused too.
The scene itself was so heart warming that while watching it, it’s hard to believe that it was just a dream. Especially because Mishti sounded like she knew the entire reason behind why Abir (Shaheer Sheikh) left her and Abir sounded too casual like he already had everything under his control…until the alarm started ringing and both looked the other side as if they had an unexpected visitor?
Well, it can be two ways. It can be a dream. It is completely possible for Abir to dream such a scenario where Mishti (Rhea Sharma) knew the reason behind his deeds and both were together.
And it can be a real scene too! The creatives have stopped the story mid way and we don’t know what really happened at the airport when Abir went to meet Mishti. We just know he was too vulnerable at the moment and one nudge could have made him spill the beans. It’s possible that probably they met then, Abir told Mishti the entire truth and both came to an understanding. They met in secret (that’s why they needed password!) and later may be because of Meenakshi’s spies (Remember, Lakshman?), they decided to part their ways having a mutual consent that both will meet a few months later. If this arrangement turns out to be true, it will be amusing to witness Meenakshi’s reaction after it gets revealed.
But even if it was just a dream, we just can’t get over it! If it was a dream, it was good to be real. And if it was in real, it looked like a beautiful dream!
Now coming to what we loved post the leap in the show –
1. Shaheer Sheikh is looking absolutely dashing! Hopefully there aren’t any two minds about this that the man is nailing it as Abir right now.
Also the way he hides his eyes from his family, the forced smile on his face, the eyes that look so tired are portrayed flawlessly by the actor.
2. Rhea Sharma’s new look is adding to the new confidence in Mishti. She no longer ears specs. This Mishti looks stronger. The smile on her face looks genuine and it also makes you wonder “Why is she smiling so much upon returning to Rajkot?”. The happiness of returning to family is fine, but doesn’t she have any bad memories related to her travel on the rooftop of a bus at Rajkot? Our guessing hats starts making us wonder again!
3. We love this new Kuhu (Kaveri Priyam)! The way she gives a cold shoulder to Kunal (Ritvik Arora), never fights with him and never gives him a chance to start a fight but is working hard to make her new business a success, it’s like she is evolving as a new leaf. Kuhu’s innocence and her excitement are all intact within her character but she has now learnt to respect herself. Her reactions baffle Kunal and that’s quite commendable. By the way, did anyone think that why after seeing Mishti breaking down so badly and crying along with her Kuhu is seen dancing with her ‘bro’? In this tenure of 2 months, is it possible she never questioned Abir? And if Abir didn’t bother to answer her, is it possible she would have this happening ‘bro code’ alive with Abir? Our guessing hats starts making us wonder again! These answers will be given only through flashback scenes, may be later in future.
P.S:- Mishti entered Abir’s life yet again by travelling on the rooftop of a bus. Abir out of nowhere reached the bus stop, like a magnet, went up the ladder and even spotted Mishti. But after blabbering ‘Mishti’ to himself, he just went down and never looked back. Quite a weird reaction from a man who didn’t know Mishti is coming back, no? At least some curiosity or just a little bit of surprise would have been normal. We just feel the creatives again told us, “Keep Guessing!” with that unwanted taunting smirk that we don’t like at all!