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Bepannaah Review: An Intense Story Defining True Love


The wait was finally over as Bepannaah finally went on air tonight on colors tv . There is a lot of hype around the show as it marks the return of Jennifer Winget on TV after her spectacular show in Beyhadh. Harshad Chopra, known as the best romantic hero of Indian TV is also back with Bepannaah. The show is produced by Cinevistaas, who have given successes like Dil Mill Gayye and Beyhadh. The first episode was keenly awaited by fans of all actors. The makers have spared no efforts in terms of publicity with ads on billboards, radio and city tour promotions. So, did Bepannaah’s first episode live upto the buzz? Here is our review…

What’s it about?
It is the story of two married couples. Zoya (Jennifer Winget)/Yash (Sehban Azim) and Aditya (Harshad Chopra) and Pooja (Namita Dubey). Zoya and Aditya are crazily in love with their spouses, who probably have their affections elsewhere. Incidentally, Zoya and Aditya’s fathers do not like the choice of spouses made by their partners. The couples live in bliss till a phone call changes their lives. The first episode was more like an introductory one where we were introduced to the lead characters. The real drama begins tomorrow with the mysteries unfolding one by one.

What’s hot…
Jennifer Winget as Zoya looks like a dream. Her dialogue delivery is perfect and she has shed her ‘Maya’ avatar to be this sweet and demure lady. Back after a long break, Harshad Chopra looks dashing as a pilot. His female fans were in for a treat as we saw him shirtless (partly) and romancing away. Sehban and Namita are subtle but convey their emotions well. We also have Rajesh Khattar of Beyhadh fame here (Remember Ashwin Mehrotra and his Maya Baby!). The screenplay is good and every frame is captured with a great deal of attention. The story starts in the present and shows us varied shades of all the characters, which makes it very interesting. Everything is just not what it seems. The gorgeous locales of Mussoorie are pleasing for the eyes. (Also Read: Bepannaah: Here’s why Jennifer Winget and Harshad Chopra’s show promises to be a riveting watch)

What’s not
There is hardly anything to dislike about the first episode. The makers have spared no efforts to make it look glossy and visually appealing. A couple of lines might sound a little too cheesy but that’s a minor gripe.

If the tackiness of daily soaps puts you off, Bepannaah with its finesse is a welcome change. The story promises to be an enthralling one, so you should surely give it a watch.

Main Characters:
Aditya and Pooja:
They have a lovely bond of friendship. They had been childhood friends and then turned into life partners. They had studied together and had lots of fun during their college times. Aditya finds Pooja a perfect girl for him. They had realized their love and eventually got married. They respect each other. Pooja understands him very well. She knows his strengths and weaknesses. Aditya feels he can’t live his life without her. He needs Pooja badly in his life. Pooja is his main support. Aditya is very sensitive. Pooja has always handled him emotionally. He is a professional pilot. Aditya has rough terms with his dad. He is very much logical and calculative. He wants the wrong doer to accept mistake and not argue to justify. He is very expressive about his feelings. He can’t control his ire when he learns Pooja has cheated him by breaking his trust and loyalty. He gets too hurt and ends up hurting others to make them feel his pain.

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Yash and Zoya:
Yash is a decent and hard working guy, who loves his wife Zoya a lot. He wants to keep his family happy. He hides all sorts of problems from his family. He runs his business. He is very caring and responsible. He deals with all obstacles all alone. He believes in unconditional love. Zoya hails from Mussoorie. She is a Muslim girl. Her life was always perfect. She married the guy she loved. She had a protective childhood too. There was nothing she could complain about. She was always pampered by Yash and her family. She lives happily in her perfect world, full of love, respect and happiness. One incident shatters her world. She loses Yash in an accident. She then learns about his affair, but tends to not believe it. She doesn’t let any suspicion enter her heart to spoil Yash and her memories. She then overcomes the tragedy with the support of Aditya. She regains strength and finds her perfect love in Aditya. She then self-discovers herself.

Jennifer Winget as Zoya
Harshad Chopra as Aditya
Sehban Azim as Yash
Namita Dubey as Pooja

Story So Far:
Aditya and Zoya are seen deeply in love with their spouses Pooja and Yash. Zoya celebrates her love and relation of five years with Yash. She is completely smitten by his charm. Zoya has blind faith in him. She showers much love on him, but he seems to be lost thinking of someone else. Her love doesn’t keep him engaged. Zoya prepares to celebrate their wedding anniversary. She is ready to do anything for Yash. Aditya and Pooja are introduced. Aditya is a professional pilot. He is married to his childhood friend Pooja. He feels too lucky to find love in his best friend.

Aditya believes Pooja is very true and loyal towards him. She seems much devoted towards her husband. She has been hiding a big secret from Aditya. Aditya is forgetful sometimes. He forgets Pooja’s birthday. She reminds him her birthday. He promises to celebrate her birthday. She knows his playful side and habits well. She hides her secret diary from Aditya. She doesn’t let Aditya read her diary. Zoya finds a ring in Yash’s cupboard. The ring doesn’t fit her. She doesn’t think much about it.

Aditya and Zoya meet at a shop in Mussoorie to buy gifts for their spouses. They like the same Gramophone to gift Yash and Pooja. They have a cute argument to buy the Gramophone. Aditya manages to flee with it. Zoya gets chasing him to get the Gramophone back. They both receive a shocking call. They get informed about the most terrible thing. They rush to the accident spot and witness Yash and Pooja lying dead, holding each other’s hands. Aditya and Zoya’s world crashes down. Aditya feels shattered and feels Pooja has cheated him. He concludes Pooja was with her lover at the time of death. He reacts too angrily. Zoya refuses to believe what meets her eyes. Police hands over Yash and Pooja’s dead bodies to their families for last rites.

Our Take:
The show describes various stages of love and marital relationships, how people perceive their partner’s deceive and fall in dilemma to pick up a second chance in life. It emphasizes on the tough phase when one has to go through a big heartbreak after a spouse’s cheat and loss. Both Aditya and Zoya are poles apart when it comes to handle their spouses’ affair truth. Aditya instantly believes Pooja’s affair and develops strong hatred for her. Zoya doesn’t change her opinion about Yash, even when the world speaks against him. Aditya and Zoya have one thing in common, that’s their belief in loyalty in their relationships. The other characters, Yash and Pooja find love in each other, while they were pretending to be happy in their perfect marriage.

Zoya and Aditya will be ultimately finding love in each other after going through a lot of emotional turmoil. The show will highlight on Yash and Pooja’s back story about their affair and emotional connect. Zoya and Aditya will be questioning themselves to know where they failed in not being perfect for their spouses. Zoya and Aditya’s journey of self-realization will be seen. They will find love again. They will get married by going against their families and society. Their strong bond will stand out despite facing many hurdles. The characterizations are strong, contrast, distinct and right on their front.

Aditya and Zoya’s stories are interwoven well. Their immense love for their spouses are depicted well. Everything from dialogues, sets, costumes, screenplay to the stellar cast is perfect for the show. Jennifer plays the role of Zoya perfectly. She makes the character more watchable by her striking looks. Harshad is very much natural as passionate lover Aditya. The leads outshine in their portrayals. Even the other leads Sehban and Namita do complete justice with their roles. The show has a fresh appeal, even though there had been many shows around infidelity before. Bepannaah looks much more promising because of its contrast characters.

Bepannaah is an intense love story with much emotions, drama, romance, mystery and thrill. The story begins after post marriage phase. The relationships are seen with much detailing and emotional depth. A show with a unique and heart-touching storyline.

Overall Rating : 4.5 out of 5

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