Star Plus' Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 received a lukewarm response when it premiered on September 25. Fans were not quite impressed with Ekta Kapoor's reboot version of Kasautii Zindagii Kay. However, with the entry of Hina Khan, who will be seen playing the iconic role of Komolika, Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 is expected to slowly gain momentum. The show created quite a buzz when Ekta first announced about the new-age Kasautii Zindagii Kay. However, it isn't making to the top 10 shows in the BARC chart. This Parody Video of Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is Unmissable (Watch Video).
While shows like Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai and Kumkum Bhagya with so many extensions, leaps, among others, are ranking on the TRP charts, one might wonder why is Kasautii, which has a beautiful cast, not even making to the top 10 shows on the BARC chart.
Well, here's why KZK 2 fails to top the charts:
# Though the characters retained their names with the costuming and makeup being toned down for this one, the fact of the matter is reboot shows haven't worked in the history of Indian Television. It’s tough to revive a show that is still very much alive in the memories of ardent Ekta Kapoor fans.
# Many fans of Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 are checking out the show on Hotstar. Hence, the online viewership of the show is tremendous but unfortunately, Ekta Kapoor's ambitious reboot of Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 doesn't fare well on the TRP charts. The show possibly would have been on the Top five shows list, only if online views would also have been counted.
# The Ekta Kapoor show recently had Hina Khan making her big entry as Komolika, leaving fans comparing her version with the original character played by Urvashi Dholakia. Well, on social media, most fans felt that the actress tried really hard to match the oomph and mischievous panache of the character, but failed to match up to the expectations.
# While the chemistry between the lead pair of Erica Fernandes aka Prerna and Parth Samthaan aka Anurag Basu is amazing, the ardent fans of Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 are not able to replace Shweta Tiwari and Cezanne Khan (who played the role of Prerna and Anurag in the original version) as they are still fresh in the minds of the audience.
#Another reason for the show not trending on the TRP charts is obviously its sluggish plot line.
You will love Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 as long as you don't compare it to the original version, Kasautii Zindagii Kay, which featured Shweta Tiwari, Cezanne Khan, Ronit Roy and Urvashi Dholakia. What do you think about our observations about the show. Let us know in the comment section below. Stay tuned to LatestLY for further updates.