Produced By: Shashi Sumeet productions
Story So Far:
The viewers are given a small flashback of what happened in the first installment of the show Pehredaar Piya Ki... how Ratan's father Maan Singh (now Khalid Siddiqui) recognizes the threat looming over his son and hands over Ratan's responsibility to Diya (Tejasswi Prakash Wayangankar).
Diya remembers her dream of how she wanted to live a free life like a butterfly, when an actual butterfly enters Diya's room and leaves an SD Card. The card contains a video of one of those family members who has been conspiring against Ratan (Rohit Suchanti) and he also threatens Ratan's life, post which Diya decides to answer back.
Diya goes to the family and creates a fake situation where she makes everybody believe that Ratan has returned to India.
As she had planned, Priya (Gauri Singh) who believes that her son Yash (Siddharth Shivpuri) is the rightful owner of Mann Singh's property, plots to get Ratan killed, but Diya and Yash foil the attempts.
At the end of the first episode, Ratan is introduced as staying in London and his entry sequence also depicts how Ratan, despite living in London for nine years, still hasn't forgotten his Rajput roots.
Ratan leaves for India to surprise his family, but Diya finds out about the same and rushes to receive Ratan herself. Ratan and his friends land in India and upon seeing Diya, they plan to prank her by introducing themselves by the name of Ratan Maan Singh. But Diya foils their plans and all of them head home.
Meanwhile at the haveli, Kakisa gets intuitions and starts preparations for Ratan's arrival. Priya sends her goons who somehow manage to capture Ratan, but Diya arrives in the nick of time on a camel and saves Ratan.
She then calls Yash, who comes to pick both Diya and Ratan up. Yash and Ratan reminisce their childhood days, when Ratan sees the Hanuman temple that his father used to bring him to and asks to stop there and pray for his protectors. Seeing Diya's valour, Ratan recognises her as his Mr. India and thanks her. The trio reaches the palace where Kakisa is ready with the aarti thaali. She does Ratan's aarti and then while warding off the evil, she throws the chillies used in the ritual at Diya.
The show yet again does not lack when it comes to its scale and grandeur. The entire royal set up has been aptly recreated.
Performances of the entire cast are applaudable. While we felt that Rohit was lacking in the promo of the show, after seeing the first few episodes we feel like he will soon cover up.The show has done away with their original concept and this version showcases realistic content and situations which are not cringe worthy unlike the first season.
What's not Good:
There are quite a few unbelievable instances like how Diya runs around and is seen doing cartwheels wearing a heavy lehenga and also how a butterfly drops an SD Card in Diya's bedroom and the pigeon dropping a chit. These scenes aren't cringe worthy, but absurd and hilarious.
There isn't much good or much bad to say about the show. There is also no Wow' moment in the show so far. It is a typical daily soap with has the regular elements like friendship, romance, suspense and thrill.
Ratings: *** (3 stars)