The first thought that came to my mind as I heard of the plot-line of this show a couple of weeks/months back was KANK…remember? Yep, the infamous Karan Johar production that was released about a decade ago and was a debacle from the word go.
KANK tanked and KJo, got a shit ton of brickbats to even dare to make a movie which had SRK, the man who is the romantic hero idolized by so many; not just across our country but world, playing the part of the husband who was not faithful to the vows of holy matrimony.
A marriage is the sacred most institution in our Indian culture, even now daily soaps SELL the idea of a perfect couple via the comparisons and talks of couples from mythology. Even if those couples sometimes didn’t enjoy a blissful matrimonial life or couldn’t even end up together, they are considered to be the benchmarks, we should aspire to be.
Something that to be quite honest, never really made sense to me.
And while infidelity in today’s world is so common, so out there, that LOYALTY is a rarity, our society still would like to believe that we don’t live in the age of Tinder, a time when it is easy to succumb to temptation and live out your wildest fantasies.
Samir is lucky to be not saddled with a stereotypical image like SRK, but he is still playing arole similar to his, and sadly society isn’t quite as progressive even now, even after a decade of KANK has passed on seamlessly.
So will this tale of a pair of infidels be accepted even now? That’s the main question.