A show that started with many promises and an interesting line up of intense promos on two hearts that could never meet, today seems to have turned into a series of comical strips put together day after day! Reason? No one knows!
But Is Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon on Star Plus, was all about Arnav, Khushi and how they both hated to love and loved to hate one another. The story also was heading towards an interesting twist with both Arnav and Khushi breaking their engagements off under different circumstances. But now suddenly, the story seems to have stayed where it was two months ago when the whole dramatic series of incidents occurred with no subsequent follow up.
Forget sharing romantic moments together, the story has not even come to a point where neither Arnav or Khushi have realized they feel for one another. Occasional bouts of gentle breeze moving strands of Khushi's hair does remind us of an impending love story, but every other sequence only digresses from the main point of the story.
The exit of Lavanya was compensated by the entry of Nanda Kishore, another comedy element in the story. The prospective moments always end up on a comical note between the leads and the character of Shyam seems to turn nastier by the day! However the lack of connection between the main leads with the other characters in the story at the moment seems to be the shows biggest draw back!
Here is a show with a loyal fan-base, and never dying positive expectations! Fans still look forward to the time when things will pick up, since they know it will. After all they are totally attached to Arnav and Khushi and would eventually like to see them fall in love someday!
The steady TRP's also seem to indicate the comedy track seems to be working. Here comes the dilemma once more of the divide between the online audience and the ones giving TRP's. While the Fanpage of Is Pyar (https://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/ipkkndfp)boasts of around 10,000 fans who are always active and discussing the show making requests and suggestions, there seems to be a whole lot of others with no access to computers whatsoever that seem to be deciding the fate of the show. So who do the makers create a story for?
Ups and Downs are a part and parcel of daily soaps that run over years sometimes, and keeping up the same momentum is never easy! However, the popularity of a show depends on how the audience reacts to various tracks, and when something begins to hurt you time and again, you eventually tend to withdraw sooner or later! Like we said, hope the show only has good times ahead, and the makers air a promising promo atleast laying the growing disappointment to rest!
Niharika Vidya Sagar