Sony Entertainment Television’s Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi writer, Durjoy Datta wrote a beautiful piece on why he feels lucky to be part of the show. He published the post on ucweb.com and we have pasted the same below.
He writes, “What works for me in the show (as a fan) are how Devrat and Sonakshi are as characters. They are riddled with flaws and that’s what makes them interesting. They are real and incorrigible and unpredictable. They falter repeatedly and don’t emerge as better as a consequence. They are stubborn, and they hold on to what they think it’s right. The truths for them are relative, even convenient. They see things from their vantage point. And that’s how people are. They seldom change after a certain age. What’s also refreshing to see is the arrogance in their love. They know for a fact that no one, absolutely no one, can love as they once loved each other, that despite how it ended, no one has felt the love they have. It’s the kind of arrogant, rude, superior love that lays waste the feelings of other people. It’s the kind where their falling in love is a favour to the world, something that gives them a legitimate reason to play truant with others and excuses them of all responsibility. It allows them to be moody, unreasonable and irrational. They allow themselves to be vindictive without reproach, hurt without guilt. They love deeply and passionately but that doesn’t make them kind, and that’s a welcome change. They seldom feel embarrassed about the things they do. They move on, brush them under the carpet like it didn’t happen, and that’s how most of us behave. When they fight, they pick the points that are most convenient to them, ignoring instances and arguments that don’t suit their side. They are throbbing with love, anger, jealousy and disappointment and they wear it on their sleeves.
He continued, “It also helps that they look gorgeous together. TV shows in India have a particular grammar and trajectory that’s hard to break. To bring a show like this to television itself was a brave decision by the producers (Mamta and Yash Pattnaik) and the broadcaster whose entire focus was to tell a good story. Since a show has to run for long for producers to turn in a profit on the risk taken, for the technicians to have a sense of security, and for the actors and the writers to gain a foothold in the industry, leaps and long separations become an integral part of storytelling. I think despite these challenges and hurdles, KRPKAB has achieved something that only a few daily shows do – repeat value. There are scores of episodes that you can watch repeatedly. At first, it seemed a little stupid that I was watching a bunch episodes repeatedly on YouTube, but I realised I was not alone. The views on the episodes on YouTube swing wildly meaning a lot of people are viewing a few episodes multiple times. That’s unprecedented for a daily soap. It will be unfair to not give Sony its share of credit for their handling of the show. Their only ask from the broadcaster’s production team is for a coherent, compelling and engaging story. The creative handling of the show from the channel’s side is on point. Whatever the love KRPKAB receives from the audience is seen by a bonus by the entire team because it’s not often that a team that’s working for a show is incredibly proud of what they are putting on screen.”