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ISHQBAAAZ REDUX – my hopes and dreams

Hi guys, I am Kalzart . I have been an avid fan of Ishqbaaz since the beginning until they came up with the whole Vanavaas track.For me, That was one track that exposed Nakul’s drawbacks as an actor especially when it comes to emotional scenes.( the “yeh meri maa nahi hei ” from the all yellow pinky Shivaay drama too was terribly overdone ( ugh).But needless to say Nakul aces romance and carries it out with so much elan that some of the older episodes are just evergreen.When it comes down to acting i have always felt that Omkara was the best in the house even though he seems a bit shy when it comes to romancing on screen. whatever the emotion maybe one can find it reflecting in Kunal’s eyes and his voice too.He carries off the sensitive om memorably. Rudy would always be the x factor of the show because he is the one character that has done it all comedy – all time, romance-He truly had better chemistry with Soumya and yes when he played the bad boy ( terribly hurt and broken abusive Rudra ) ,he did it just right i.e he was able to portray that conflict between love and anger.His voice modulations are just spot on!!. But when Kunal did the same thing with Gauri, It almost always looked like he just truly totally hated her that there was no scope for love at all untill one fine night which happens to be the third- last day of DBO and everything happening seemed to be so ‘poetic’ that all the anger melted away for half an hour.Anyways I did rather not go into all the assessment because it would be so long and  lets get to the point.

First of all Ishqbaaz started out as the story of three brothers and it was all about that initially but then the girls were introduced and slowly it changed into any other soap save the chemistry between  Anika and Shivaay. So it would have been all the way better if there was more focus on Om’s and Rudy’s lives too.Of all that we have seen now the only thing Om and Ru does is walk around and be mute listeners and hug and cry and complement their Bhayya .Its the same when it comes to the girls too. Shrenu is an amazing actress, Mansi may not be as good as Neha and Surbhi is simply brilliant.

Secondly , I noticed that everyone seemed so silent and strange in the redux version it was like they were being extra careful not to be the character they were before.i just hope that they get over that soon.I mean the uneasiness  Third, the Gauri and Omkara track was just too unplanned that it seemed like they would never unite.Till date , there was no powerful emotional reconciliation between  Gauri and Omkara .What I feel is that there were many points in the DBO track where Om could have had the realization but where never utilized.Even when they tried to give each other a second chance it didnt work out well.So, it would be great if they could make it better this time.Same applies to Rudra and Bhavya’s track and fourth, Oberoi mansion looks so empty without all the family members I hope it gets all chirpy and lively soon.Another thing is that we have all got lost somewhere atleast once keeping track of the number of weddings Shivika had,so i just cross my fingers and hope they keep it to one this time if the track extends to the wedding.

Finally the best redux that I have seen is the What/if episode of Grey’s Anatomy in which they change the background story of every character to make them entirely different people but at the end of the day all former pairs show sparks for each other.I dont think thats possible for IB since this redux is portrayed as a test of love or re-incarnation or something.I just dont agree with those concepts and their importance in Indian soaps however I am just trying to ignore that hoping the redux would keep up to the expectations.I personally believe that its high time that Indian series change their core concept from the saas- bahu idea and move on.Ishqbaaaz is not much of a deviation from the well trodden path but it offers something better than the cliché. I really love this show and hope that it works out the way i wanted it to at some point of time.

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