Running a daily soap is certainly one of the most challenging things to do. To have a viewer engaged to your show for a constant period and be able to deliver good content everyday is in no way a cakewalk.
The year of 2016 witnessed many shows coming on-air and going off-air, but several shows managed to survive amidst all the competition. As we are calling it, ‘the year of revolution’; several top shows delivered top scenes that stole the thunder.
After an analytical review and a lot of brainstorming, we list down the Top 5 scenes from the Top 5 shows that stood out from the lot this year –
The Bride Swap in ‘Ishqbaaaz’ : The formula of bride-swapping in Indian TV shows is a done-and-dusted concept, where several shows have repeatedly adapted to it. However, the one that happened in ‘Ishqbaaaz’ changed the lives of Shivaay (Nakuul Mehta) and Anika (Surbhi Chandna) forever. It was the first time that we saw the chirpy Anika become the quiet one which continues currently! This scene was certainly the one that changed the way we see ‘Ishqbaaaz’.
The Proposal in ‘Beyhadh’ : Barely two months old, ‘Beyhadh’ has already given us some jaw-dropping scenes and moments which we will cherish forever. However, the most awaited one was where Maya (Jennifer Winget) would propose to Arjun (Kushal Tandon). However, a cliched proposal is just not Maya’s style, is it? Proposing in mid-air in a hot-air balloon with the smartness that Arjun doesn’t have the chance to run away was absolute brilliance.
The Revelation in ‘Shakti… Astitva Ke Ehsaas Kii’ : Another shocker of the year; who would have thought that the concept of ‘kinnars’ would make it commercial TV viewing and become a success! The scene was one of the top ones as it was not just a random confession period, where Nimmi (Reena Kapoor) confessed to Saumya (Rubina Dilaik) that Saumya is a kinnar. The sheer angst, anxiety, curiousness and frustration that the character of Saumya goes through finally getting the biggest shock of her life and backed by Rubina’s powerhouse performance was absolutely thrilling.
The Pre-Leap Drama in ‘Yeh Hai Mohabbatein‘ : Even before we were introduced to Ruhaan/Ruhi (Aditi Bhatia), grown-up Adi (Abhishek Verma) post leap, there was intense and high-voltage drama before the leap in ‘Yeh Hai Mohabbatein’. Being a commercial potboiler, the show managed to aptly put things in place, where Nidhi (Pavitra Punia) abducting the baby, Ishita (Divyanka Tripathi) heartbreakingly forced to choose between Ruhi and Pihu (Ruhanika Dhawan) and Raman (Karan Patel) blaming Ishita for Ruhi’s death were portrayed. This convoluted saga had the perfect stage set for a leap with some decent acting performances.
The Drunken Drama and Engagement Break in ‘Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi’ : This scene may probably make it to the top spot of the top scenes this year. This Maha-Episode was eagerly awaited and the stage was set. After going through extreme heartbreak, Dev (Shaheer Sheikh) chose to go at Sonakshi’s (Erica Fernandes) engagement with Ritwick (Jay Soni). The episode literally had all the elements of edge-of-the-seat entertainment; Dev’s drunken drama and the emotions a broken heart goes through, Sonakshi’s ‘I-still-love-you’ moments peeking at Dev being with Ritwick, Ritwick’s maturity of handling such a situation, and finally, Sonakshi leaving the engagement at the eleventh hour to rush to a fallen Dev. Not only did the episode present us extreme entertainment but was back with some impeccable acting performances.
While these were hand-picked and probably the best of the best, there were several other fantastic scenes in several shows which could not make the cut.
Which one is your favorite? Leave in your comments below..