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The misconstrual of Tere Bin as romance

For as long as the genre of romance has existed, there has been this unsaid but clearly defined rule that it must have a HEA (Happily Ever After). The genre has no other purpose but to satisfy the desire for a fulfilling romance in its target audience. Till last week, Tere Bin, the wildly successful Pakistani drama, which has been breaking records on Youtube in terms of views, was doing an excellent job in this regard. The audience across South Asia was swooning over Murtasim Khan, the male lead who had charmed everyone with his romantic endeavours to win over his reluctantly wedded wife, Meerab. However with an unforeseen twist on the show last week, everything changed in a matter of minutes. It turns out the story cannot be categorised as a romance at all, because a happy ending does not seem. to be in the books, at least not a logical one. Continue reading The misconstrual of Tere Bin as romance

Unrequited Love : Graceful examples from Hindi Cinema

By Aastha from Nazariya The recent ‘Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar‘ was full of references to works by the team behind the film. Notably, one reference had the leading man, Ranbir Kapoor, call himself ‘ek tarfa ishq ka brand ambassador’ – a nod to his 2016 film, ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’, where he played Ayan, a man who struggles to accept the fact that the object … Continue reading Unrequited Love : Graceful examples from Hindi Cinema

YOU Season 4: All hope for Joe Goldberg’s redemption dies a cruel death

With season 4 the fascination with the protagonist and probably the show finally ends because it was never about seeing him caught, it was about seeing him absolved. But by declaring him just a madman with dangerous power and no remorse, there aren’t many layers left to explore. Yes, the season was engaging and addictive, but I am not sure a season 5 would be. It would be best to end it here unless Love Quinn resurrects herself to give Joe the end he truly deserves! Continue reading YOU Season 4: All hope for Joe Goldberg’s redemption dies a cruel death