Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon


Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon
Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon

a question to all international viewers (Page 9)

Elise1981 Newbie

Joined: 09 February 2012
Posts: 1

Posted: 17 July 2012 at 3:30pm | IP Logged
I'm European (French and I live in the Netherlands) and I discovered the show because the cable tv company gave me a free month subscription to Star Plus. I think it was the British/International version of Star Plus because the show aired at 8pm European time and it was with English subtitles. I don't have the free Starplus anymore but I still watch the show everyday on the Internet (usually twice: first time without subtitles as an afternoon break around 5pm just after it has just aired in India, and a second time with subtitles in the evening).

I'm not gonna lie: the very first time I watched the show I wasn't interested in understanding the story: I was just thinking "damn this guy looks handsome!"...[glued to the tv]..."extreeemely handsome!"... "the girl is really pretty too"... "wow actually all characters in that show look really good"..."Interesting clothes and make-up"... But then I got sucked in in the story and even watched the previous episodes on youtube... 

There are things that can be frustrating, like all the abuse/intimidation scenes ASR put Kushi through, the importance and the weight of the families on the couples' relationships, the lack of communication between couples and the impossibility of a passionate Hollywood kiss. But the show just stays so addictive! It's a great way to relax and 'escape' from daily life, but it doesn't feel like a waste of time like American shows. 

It has 'opened my world' in many ways: I've started watching Bollywood movies and downloading Indian music thanks to that show. I also bought a book "teach yourself hindi" and I'm glad I can understand simple dialogues during the show. I'm actually waiting for Shyam to come back because he speaks very clearly compared to Arnav who doesn't articulate distinct syllables! 

I'm pretty sure real life in India has nothing in common with Indian tv shows and Bollywood, but I'm glad I could learn a few things about Indian culture (from a newbie / European perspective) thanks to this show and reading this forum! 

Originally posted by chillygirl

hey gals!!!

i have always been fascinated with the reach and craze of our show around the global and had this question from a long time in my mind..

Is there anyone out there who doesn't know Hindi, doesn't have Indian roots and the show doesn't telecast in their country and still watches the show??

If yes! then how did u find the show? how did u know that such a show existed??

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marqueta Newbie

Joined: 29 May 2012
Posts: 1

Posted: 17 July 2012 at 3:34pm | IP Logged
I accidentally discovered the show on youtube and since I'm addictedBig smileBig smileBig smile
Big smile I have no indian roots ... I am from Czech Republic and now living in Spain.
I dont know hindu and before I started watch IPK i didnt know anything about India and Indian movies...  I watch IPK  with English subtitles on the internet , but thanks to the show and also many Indian films, I learned a few words, and occasionally I can understand somethingClap and I try to learn more Wink

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jen_x IF-Dazzler

Joined: 07 May 2012
Posts: 2580

Posted: 17 July 2012 at 3:35pm | IP Logged
I live in the US, I don't understand Hindi or have the shows on my tv! Sad right? Haha, but I still manage to watch the shows with the help of eng sub :)

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mayabegum IF-Dazzler

Joined: 04 February 2012
Posts: 3278

Posted: 17 July 2012 at 3:43pm | IP Logged
Im from the UK and i never understood a word of Hindi but thanks to the english subtitles i got used to it now i know most things in hindi IF IT IS SPOKEN CLEARLY and i can speak a tadd bit, getting better though ;) Hope this helps :D

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Sarooh Newbie

Joined: 17 February 2012
Posts: 4

Posted: 17 July 2012 at 5:58pm | IP Logged

Hello Friends,


well I am from United Arab Emiratis, and we clearly do not speack Indian ( we speack Arabic) Sleepy. But I have some Indian roots from my mom and she do not watch these serials. Also, I am the only one who understands Hindi in my sisters Embarrassed> excuse me for the story of my life lool Blushing.

how I stated to watch IPKKND, the story is funny ROFL I was in saloon getting mehndi and all the leadies there are Indian and they were watching the show , of course I was amazed HeartEmbarrassed by the show and when I got the mehndi off my hands I searched for it Day Dreaming and here I am after 10 months in Indian forums Clap.

Love U guysss Cool

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rosalinda92 Senior Member

Joined: 25 October 2011
Posts: 362

Posted: 17 July 2012 at 6:02pm | IP Logged
wellEmbarrassed i dont know hindi and am sure i dont have any roots in india EmbarrassedLOLam from egypt and the show doesn't telecast in our country too Wink but i've known the show from youtube while looking through some videosLOL

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OmaRamdass IF-Rockerz

Joined: 03 November 2006
Posts: 9399

Posted: 17 July 2012 at 6:06pm | IP Logged
i am from way over on the other side of the world

in the caribbean 

i dont get that channel in my country but i found out about the show on IF - i love IF and am always around. 
I dont know an ounce of hindi so i depend heavily on the written updates and the subtitles put up by nipun.

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Abi.Na IF-Dazzler

Joined: 02 April 2012
Posts: 3476

Posted: 17 July 2012 at 6:07pm | IP Logged
i don't know how but, i was just watching some old scenes of Maan and Geet and accidently i clicked on one of Arshi's love scene. i think the scene took place at the beginning of the show, where Arnav pulls Khushi's pearly dori and i got interested and now i'm a regular follower of IPKKND!

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