Kasautii Zindagi Kay 2
Kasautii Zindagi Kay 2

The wait is over, as the television czarina Ekta Kapoor’s epic love saga Kasautii Zindagi Kay 2 finally hits the televisions screens. The show features Erica Fernandes as Prerna and Parth Samthaan as Anurag Basu.

The first episode kick-started with introduction of the two main families; the Basus and the Sharmas. While the Basus are seen worshipping the Indian god Krishna, the Sharma’s are introduced before a Ganesha idol. One can feel Ekta Kapoor’s essence within the first few minutes of Kasautii Zindagi Kay 2.

The Basus consist of a wealthy Bengali family in Kolkata, whose son Anurag is the apple of their eyes. Anurag’s mother Mohini is a stereotypical wealthy class woman who looks down upon people a lot.

Whereas, the Sharmas are humble and middle-class family members. Prerna Sharma is Vani and Mahesh Sharma’s overly enthusiastic daughter, who is unorganized and laid back. Anurag and Prerna go to the same college.
Anurag Basu is a heartthrob, who is closely followed and watched by many female students in an eerie way. He is highly organized and believes in creating an independent identity for himself.

The story line of Kasuatii 2 is predictable considering the popularity of its prequel. The characters are introduced in a very quick and causal manner, especially Anurag and Prerna.

The audience is bombarded with too much information within a short span of time. Acting wise, Erica Fernandes comes across tad bit hyper, which makes Parth’s character look much calmer than it’s supposed to be.
Delivery of dialogues is fast, making the pilot episode heavy on content. Ekta has managed to make her love saga filmy by adding several fancy elements, which looks unrealistic at certain moments in the show.
However, the first episode had a lot to offer in terms of colorful and appealing visuals, a bunch of conventionally good-looking actors and the signature tune of the show.