Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 has been one of the much awaited Ekta Kapoor shows and it is finally here. Before I start with my review of the first episode, let me tell you that you must be an ardent fan of this iconic show first or else you might feel a bit misplaced while watching it. For those who have watched the original show, you are in for a nostalgia ride. Coming straight to the protagonists Anurag (Parth Samthaan) and Prerna (Erica Fernandes), they are totally two poles apart. While Anurag is a serious, nerd kind of a person, Prerna is that giggling, unapologetic, dreamy girl. Are these two destined to fall in love? The waving red dupatta falling over them time to time and the beautiful title track playing the background hints so!
In this first episode, we can totally see the difference between the Basu family and Sharma family. While Basus are all about money and class, Sharmas are about values and love. The makers take extra efforts to show the difference between both the mothers where as the fathers go strong with their 10-year-old friendship.
The characters have been introduced through the entire episode but the romantic coincidence between the love birds start with the first episode itself. The chemistry between Parth and Erica looks refreshing and there's a lot that we can expect from them in the upcoming episodes. Speaking of the sets, they are grand and suitable to the serial's plot, giving you the 'Devdas' feels. The costumes are given keeping in the mind the backdrop of Kolkata and are eye-pleasing and glamorous.
Speaking of the background music, the first episode had a bit of a loud music during the 'puja' scenes but the rest of the time, it was impressive. They have also added the original background music during the moments of Anurag and Prerna's interaction which will make you hum along with it. However, when it comes to dialogues, they are quite dramatic and poetic but then that's how Ekta Kapoor likes it with her serials, and probably even her fans.
By far, the episode has managed to pique the curiosity and has a promise of a heartmelting lovestory weaved between the lovebirds. The fans of the original soap are totally going enjoy it. Even though Parth and Prerna look wonderful together, the music is bound to take you back to Shweta Tiwari and Cezanne Khan's time.
-Erica and Parth's chemistry
- Background music
-that red dupatta!
- Some dialogues are too dramatic for today's age
-obvious implication of the class difference
-No introduction of Komolika yet but I guess we got a glimpse of Mr Bajaj!
As I said, the show is majorly a nostalgia ride for those who have previously loved the original serial. The casting looks almost perfect for the new-age love story and the chemistry is the plus point of the whole serial. Also, the idea of retaining the original music and the red-dupatta-coincidence, has paid off well. The serial definitely has the potential to keep the audience hooked to it. What are your thoughts?
Ratings in stars: 3.5/5