The makers very evidently tried to make the show funny but failed miserably.
Last Updated: 05.27 PM, Mar 15, 2023
Abhimanyu and Asmita feel for one another but she cannot stand the thought of cheating on her fiancé, Shauvik. Who will Asmita pick?
Dear Ishq begins with, obviously, a building, before Niyati Fatnani’s Asmita Roy and Sehban Azim’s Abhimanyu Razdan are introduced to the story. Welcome, welcome, the show is back!
He is very much like an alpha male and Sehban almost nails it. Niyati, also, does well for her part.
Kishwer Merchant’s Maya has a pokerface role this time. She is given a funny moment but saying all the dialogues pokerfaced, works against her.
Buneet Kapoor as Shauvik comes back in another hilarious scene. He is seen as the protective fiancé and for the right reasons.
Of course, the glimpses of Mumbai traffic are back! Why, can the makers answer that? Adding to the cliché is the music that introduces Sugandh Dhindaw’s Bani with Kunal Verma’s Rizwan Khan. While he is sensitive, she tries to be manipulative but is barely there. The music, as expected, is of no help.
Kunal plays his part as Rizwan pretty well. His scene with Bani is well, even though she does very little to contribute to that.
Sehban as Abhimanyu is also great in his role. He expresses just as he should, given the situation.
Puneet Tejwani’s Peter makes an entry later in the series but definitely leaves a doubt in your mind. Just as that happens, the glimpses of Mumbai are back. Should we say hello? Hold on to that, because you have to welcome the music too.
With that, the random scene change is back. The focus goes to Abhimanyu’s face at a bizarre angle for some reason.
Sandeep Soni re-enters as Nannu, finally! Unfortunately, he doesn’t have a fun or even larger role this time.
This time, the makers re-introduce Asmita with Abhimanyu’s nameplate. Slow claps much?
The show ends on a random note. It is not a cliffhanger but isn’t a particularly bad watch either.
Dear Ishq is only bearable. The show does not offer anything new or good. It tries to be funny but fails miserably. However, that is not reason enough to write it off completely, after the improvement stage, just yet.