Feels like ishq has compelled me to write a review on it even though I had been on a review break. I am still watching various show but I did not quite felt as much compelled to pen it down and in my case type it down on my notes in mobile. I don’t ever binge watch a show but this one was an exception cz It was so cute I just could not stop myself from wanting to watch more. I completed it in two 2 days as each episode was sweet 25 minutes.
Feels like ishq is a breezy romantic short stories about different couples which will touch your heart and stay in it.. It has this heart-warming appeal that makes you want to believe in this innocent heart touching love which way different from everything we are watching on Tv or ott right now. The stories are predictable but endearing makes you want more but this is the type of thing where less is better than more so that you don’t get bored of the overdose.
The first story is about a runaway bride which becomes the get to know road trip for two strangers. Amol parashar is famous for his road trips in tripling but in this one his place was taken by radhika madaan as the quirky one. I loved her in the show and it made me remember her ad for Netflix on Diwali where she partied with her family and it made me want to see more of her. I have seen both amol and radhika on TV but they seem better on OTT platform with unique stories. Amol looked dashing and radhika looked hot in traditional lehanga in the short story. I never wanted it to end but I would not like it to be dragged. That’s the best thing about short stories it ends at a happy note making reader want more but knowing it’s better this way. I wish producer’s knew this fact and stopped dragging shows and movies with unnecessary sequel and plot points.
The second story was about lockdown wala love between teenagers that pure and innocent wala teenage romance. I could not believe that guys can be this sweet and its a great take on lockdown love stories where people were stuck at one place and had to go through rigorous restriction and struggled to survived it. Our sweet teenager falls to the charm of a NRI return quarantined girl and tries to meet her by texting her from his mother’s phone. It starts sweet love story with social distancing and masks and even a dose of Sanitizers. It had horror movie ka tadka with guitar wala love song with hindi English ka mix. I loved the song and I think it is sung by ayusham khurana for his wife directorial venture. Tahira kashyup had her cancer surgery but she survived the phase by being strong while talking about it on shows and social media and I will look forward to her in future.
The next one on the list is rohit Saraf amidst the beauty of mahabaleshwar. This story made me want to visit it so it is in my goto list along with the adventurous tasks the heroin does in it. Mahabaleswar at sunset point or lovers point is beautiful and their romance is cozy and warm which started off by bickering turned into a potential romance. Rohit Saraf is very very cute even though I did not like mismatched but it was not because of him. He will have a great future in Bollywood as currently we lack good looking hero anyway. The best thing in this story was that rohit was honest and told his feeling to heroine and she also accepted it rather than blaming him to hide things from her. Another good things about Short stories that they end things quickly and don’t add stupid suspense or drag things.
The next one is the queer crush love story where our heroin falls for our heroin. This is one of the few times I watched something like this one big platform in India because Indians rarely accept lesbian love. They had this cute office romance and they felt quite right for each other but I kept thinking how will heroin tell her mother and how will she accept her girl friend she is Muslim. Or is she even gay or protagonist will have her heart broken. Even though I am glad it ended on a sweet note not included all this stuff and it made me want to write about some sweet moments of life in short stories where it ends on a high note rather than disappoint you with murky details.
Last two stories were not as enchanting but not so bad. One was on interview where two strangers meet at an interview and end up confiding in each other. It’s weird how two people that are supposed to compete with each other give tip to another to pass the interview. I don’t think there are people like that in real life but all the other stories were unreal in some ways as this can’t happen in real life. The last story was on a rebound love which turns into something more.. The song ishq mastana in this one was amazing especially the girl version do listen and you can thank me later in comments. It’s a story about an entitled kid who gets dragged into a protest hoping to have a rebound to get over his ex. But the conversations they have are so touching that I feel I could listen to them more.
By now you would know it is a romantic story which is supposed to have a happy ending. Even though I don’t much rate shows but if I have to then a 3.5 out of 5 stars.
P.S. This show is available only on Netflix.. Tell me which one you liked the most.. I loved the mahabaleshwar one for two reasons in which one is ‘mahabaleshwar beauty’ and other is “Rohit saraf cuteness’.
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