Pavitra Rishta 2 review: charmingly performed, pious & bittersweet ode to love
What: Pavitra Rishta season 2: It’s never too late – the second season of the iconic 2009 ‘Pavitra Rishta’ that gave us the great late Sushant Singh Rajput along with Ankita Lokhande as Archana and Manav who became instant house hold names is a charmingly performed, pious & bittersweet ode to love.
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Begins from where it ended, Archana (Ankita Lokhande) and Manav’s (Shaheer Sheikh) have parted ways, their marriage has been dissolved and they have began to move on. But love finds its way and Archana and Manav cross paths again and again. Will they finally be together again forever, will they will be able to overcome their anxieties, guilt, duty, responsibility etc. What about Manav and Archana’s family and their opinion?. Pavitra Rishta Season 2: It’s never too late answers all the questions.
An ode to the old school romance, Pavitra Rishta 2 the continuation of the ionic 2009 Ekta Kapoor’s ghar ghar mein famous Pavitra Rishta which gave us the multitalented late Sushant Singh Rajput as Manav and the adorable Ankita Lokhande as Archana has its emotional moments which are predominantly standard. The performances of the lead stands out in this classic ode school love directed by Nandita Mehra and written by Nikita Dhond, Gautam Hegde and Ritu Bhatia.
The best part of the eight episode second season created by Ekta R Kapoor is the feeling for the pious love between Archana and Manav which melts the hearts of the audience from time to time. You want them to be together and also at most of the times understand their reasons for backing off.
However, the circumstances which bring them together are placed at sheer convenience of the makers to make the story move forward.
The background score by Binod Ghimire goes with the flow. The use of the immortal “Sathiya Tune Kya Kiya originally sung by the late legendary S. P. Balasubrahmanyam and Krishnan Nair Shantakumari Chitra (K.S. Chitra) composed by Anand Milind from the 1991 movie Love starring Salman Khan and Revathi takes us to a nostalgic ride.
Shaheer Sheikh as Manav wins your heart, comparison with SSR will be unfair. Shaheer Sheikh gives his own persona and delivers the role with full honesty.
Ankita Lokhande is outstanding as Archana. Getting into the skin of her character with tremendous ease, Ankita makes us feel for her.
The chemistry between Shaheer Sheikh and Ankita Lokhande is heart rendering, heartwarming and relatable to the core.
From the other cast, Usha Nadkarni and Suchita Banderkar are competent. Ashima Vardhan leaves an impression. Vivek Dahiya charms his way throughout. Anant V Joshi is fabulous. Pooja Bhamrah is fine as well.
Pavitra Rishta season 2 : It’s never too late is for those who believe in the age old institution of never ending love, relate with lines such as ‘kuch rishte toot ke bhi toot nahi patein’ and can hum S. P. Balasubrahmanyam’s ‘Saathiya tune kya kiya’ anytime they come across. Pavitra Rishta 2 is a charmingly performed, pious & bittersweet ode to love streaming on ZEE5.