Day after day, we get bombarded with content that simply has neither head nor feet. We see clueless actors buzzing about a set on the screen with no particular storyline and no idea about the plot. And yet such dramas continue to attract viewers. We have some solid examples of dramas that had no story at all and yet the actors continued to give their best shot to save a sinking ship. The very recent, Wahaj Ali, Hania Aamir and Zaviyar Nauman starrer Mujhe Pyaar Hua Tha is one such example.
16 episodes down and Mujhe Pyaar Hua Tha is still stuck where it initially kicked off from. Areeb, played by Zaviyar Nauman is hung up on Maheer (Hania Aamir) and Saad (Wahaj Ali) continues to be her knight in shining armor, shielding her from the wrath of the world. However what is surprising is the fact that even after being dragged with such a slow plot, Mujhe Pyaar Hua Tha continues to get high TRPs.
Here are a few reasons we think why the drama is still watched by a large audience despite its short comings.
Wahaj Ali’s Charisma
Although Mujhe Pyaar Hua Tha has a stellar cast, including the likes of Shahood Alvi, Salma Hassan, Angeline Malik, Hania Aamir and Zaviyar Nauman, we can bet its 110% Wahaj Ali’s charisma and recent popularity that has audience sticking to the show, despite its dragged storyline.
What is surprising is the fact that nothing really happens in the drama episode after episode. Maheer cries, Areeb rants and Saad just continues to exist being the good guy he is. Its like watching Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai’s Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam in a parallel universe.
The Beautiful Soundtrack
Kaifi Khalil’s song, Kahani Suno, makes one beautiful OST for Mujhe Pyaar Hua Tha. To be honest, majority of the audience watched and got to know about the show because of Kaifi’s vocals. The occasional drag then follows where Maheer tears up, Saad wipes her eyes and music plays in the background. Areeb blames his mother for ruining his love life, gloats in solitude and the gorgeous background score springs up. There are less dialogues and more of the OST in each and every episode that goes on air. Perhaps the makers are trying to cash on the popularity of Kahani Suno rather than working on making the storyline strong.
The Gorgeous Aesthetics
Do you remember the very forgetful Indian film that starred Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan in the lead? Thugs of Hindustan. The film had absolutely wonderful aesthetics, gorgeous with a capital G. But then, it tanked at the box office. Aamir or Amitabh’s star power or the beautiful setting or editing of the film couldn’t save a sinking ship.
The same is the case with Mujhe Pyaar Hua Tha. Maybe the audience is sticking to the show because of its set, lighting and overall feel. However, the fact exists and the question remains, how long will a weak story line continue to attract the audiences and hold their attention? Not for long, we suppose.