Baarish 2 Review: Ekta Kapoor fills the void of daily soaps with Sharman Joshi & Asha Negi's relatable drama

Baarish Season 2 Review: The ALTBalaji and ZEE5 series starring Sharman Joshi and Asha Negi returns with new twists, turns and heartwarming moments.
Baarish 2 Review: Ekta Kapoor fills the void of daily soaps with Sharman Joshi & Asha Negi's relatable dramaBaarish 2 Review: Ekta Kapoor fills the void of daily soaps with Sharman Joshi & Asha Negi's relatable drama
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Series Name: Baarish 2

Baarish 2 Creator: Ekta Kapoor

Baarish 2 Cast: Sharman Joshi, Asha Negi, Manit Joura, Priya Banerjee, Sahil Shroff and Jeetendra

Baarish 2 Stars: 3/5

Who doesn't enjoy a love story unfolding under the spell of rains? Ask any Mumbaikar and they would tell you that they either want to or have experienced their love bloom while the skies poured. Ekta Kapoor's Baarish approached this very sentiment of love blooming under the monsoon skies of Mumbai with Sharman Joshi and Asha Negi in the lead. While the first season, like the first spell of rains, was all things mushy and romantic, the second season - like the torrential rains that sometimes floods the city - comes with its share of tides in the relationship. 

Before we proceed with the review - WARNING: Possible Spoilers Ahead: 

The first season was narrated from Gauravi's perspective. The second season approaches the story through Anuj's view and he has help from Jeetu Bhai (Jeetendra, making his OTT debut). The new season turns a new leaf in Anuj (Sharman) and Gauravi's relationship. After spending months in the lockup to protect her husband, Gauravi is bailed out of jail. Sans the comforts of a luxurious lifestyle, the couple starts afresh with their relationship also witnessing new twists and turns. From pulling themselves out of joblessness to owning a small 1BHK and buying a plush villa, Anuj and Gauravi rebuild their lives together only to fall apart. 

Amid their journeys to revive their reclaim a better lifestyle, Anuj and Gauravi grow apart. Their relationship witnesses its share of potholes and speed breakers but Anuj demands a divorce. Does it happen? Or do the couple manage to withstand the violent winds under an umbrella? We'll let you watch and find out. What we could say is that Baarish season 2 serves a better watch than the first season. The first season felt unnecessarily long with the stereotypical romantic moments between the arranged married couple with almost nothing fresh presented. The second season doesn't drive far away from the approach. However, the approach is crisper.  

The Ekta Kapoor created show still banks on a few adorable moments in the first half of the series to bring together the twist. But, the moment the series hits the mid-season episode, Sharman takes the steering wheel and drives the new season straight to the finish line. 

Sharman carries the series on their shoulders effortlessly with Asha giving him all the support. The writers give the two stars a wider character range to work on and present different facets of their acting talents. There is no denying that Sharman is the star of the second season. The actor goes from mellow man, falling head over heels for his wife, to angry to a suspicious husband in no time and boy, it is a treat to watch. Asha too had her moments to shine. There were a few scenes where Sharman overpowered the actress. Also, the first season was high on chemistry. But both the chemistry seems to fall short in the new season. 

The subplots fall weak. Shreya and Aniket's plot - the tension in their relationship and their need to find an end to their problems - was shallow. Vikram Singh Chauhan lacked conviction. I understand he plays a frustrated husband with a high-maintenance wife, but there were several places where he felt almost lifeless. On the other hand, Priya Banerjee (who plays Shreya) felt over the top in several portions. I am ready to give her the leeway that her character is supposed to be dramatic and psychotic. But there were some places where she just gets annoying. 

Apart from the story and acting, another element that caught my attention was the music. An Ekta Kapoor show always has some good music, take Broken But Beautiful as an example. However, what was with the background score of Baarish season 2? Damn, the scene and the vibe did not match in several scenes. Especially the ones featuring Gauravi's father. Honestly, the first time I heard the BGM for the character, it made me believe he was playing a negative role or a grey shade in the second season. 

Despite these flaws, Baarish 2 serves as an entertaining, relatable to extent watch, especially when the daily soaps are on a break. It is might help you deal with the no-show blues on television. 

ALSO READ: Baarish 2: Asha Negi is elated with the response to the trailer: Says 'I'm sure season 2 will be better'

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Anonymous 2 months ago

I had watched season 1 as well as season 2 upto 11 episodes from s1 to s2 so long time passed but barish season not getting over in which country and city they are living after every 2 seene there is rain what They think we viewers are fools and from s1 to s2 Sharman suddenly became mode and romantic its really pathetic

Anonymous 2 months ago

Well I think the end was abrupt and unconvincing. We were expecting happy ending and many questions unanswered. We can wait for season 3 if at all is possible.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Same here

Anonymous 2 months ago

Worst web series ever

Anonymous 2 months ago

What is the time of telecast, I am not able to watch it

Anonymous 2 months ago

Session 2 have 31 episode where are the rest of episodes when it's going to release any news

Anonymous 2 months ago

It is incomplete.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Guys... Don't worry ... Ep 12 is coming up by 13th April

Anonymous 2 months ago

13th May ? Is that confirmed or just a assumption ?

Anonymous 2 months ago

I don't like seasons 2 as it is incomplete story and it's is quite boarding also.

Anonymous 2 months ago

I just completed all the episodes but as season 1 was entertaining and full of twists season 2 was very predictable and ending was quite incomplete.. Maybe it's because they have planned to release season 3... Overall it's a must watch series...

Anonymous 2 months ago

It's good story and both Sharman And Asha act nicely

Anonymous 2 months ago

Why abrupt ending

Anonymous 2 months ago

When gonna start screening Baarish season 3 ?

Anonymous 2 months ago

I can't see on Zee TV as I saw season 1 on TV

Anonymous 2 months ago

Should come up with season 3 soon. End of season 2 was like incomplete.

Anonymous 2 months ago

True.it is very incomplete...

Anonymous 2 months ago

Yesterdayy watched all episodes of Baarish 2. It should have been a happy ending n not a divorce

Anonymous 2 months ago

I don't think that it is still completed

Anonymous 2 months ago

Yes season 1 is good

Anonymous 2 months ago

What timing is the baarish serial on zee tv and from when?

Anonymous 2 months ago

Same question

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