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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

Anuj Kapadia of Anupamaa: When Indian TV finally created the perfect male lead

Anuj Kapadia from Anupamaa is suave, good looking, rich and knows how to navigate the tough course of one-sided love with grace and devotion. He loves, but does not negotiate with self -respect and respects consent. If you thought things could not be better, he writes poetry, has a killing sense of humour and would put Shakespeare to shame with his declaration of love for Anupamaa. Continue reading Anuj Kapadia of Anupamaa: When Indian TV finally created the perfect male lead

Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon : The game changer for romance on Indian TV

By Sreejeeta Ghosh (Guest Contributor) The Law of Diminishing Marginal Utility states that the more we consume a product, the less it satisfies us over time.  And Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon (IPKKND) is a great contradiction to that law.  It started as a simple romance show but with time turned into a (nearly) cult romance classic. Romance is universal, but no one brought … Continue reading Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon : The game changer for romance on Indian TV

Current Indian TV shows on Reluctant Romance (2021)

Reluctant Romance has always been one of the most popular sub-genres when it comes to love stories since forever. Not very surprising that Indian TV has utilized this trope over and over again with great success. We have had shows like Kusum ad Kutumb in the nineties that were mega-popular all across the country. Come 2021 and it’s difficult for shows to make a place … Continue reading Current Indian TV shows on Reluctant Romance (2021)