Pyaar kii ye Ek Kahaani of Ekta Kapoor’s Baliji Telefilms tells the Love Story of Piyali Jaiswal, an Orphan, who falls in love with a 200 year old Vampire, Abhay Raichand. Pia is the illegitimate daughter of Arnab Dobriyal who abandoned her mother Suganth and her when she was a child. Piya spend her life in an Orphanage from the age of 10 after her mother’s death. Life changes for Piya after she lands up at Dehradun to pursue her Graduation after receiving a Scholarship to study at the Mount College. At Dehradun she not only meets her father Arnab Dobriyal, her Step Mother Madhu, her Step Sisters Misha and Panchi but also Abhay Raichand, a Guy who saves Pia – the Damsel in distress whenever she is in trouble. Piya falls in love with Abhay who not only saved her whenever she was in trouble but also stood by her when nobody else did. Though Abhay is aware of Piya’s feelings for him and also have feelings for her, he keeps a distance from her. But Piya does not give up and tries to find about Abhay’s mysterious past so that she can get close to him and erase sadness from his life. But Piya is shocked when she finds out that she is the Doppelganger of his past love Maithili whom he is besotted to and that her Knight in shining Armor is a Vampire. She gets scared after seeing Abhay in his Vampire form and runs away from Dehradun only to return to him because of her love for him. Though Abhay finds his soul mate in Pia and still continue to be her Savior and Protector he tells her that their love story is an impossible one and that they can never be one. Abhay keeps Piya from getting too closer to him as her blood is irresistible to him as she is his loved one and because his primal instinct for killing a human puts her in danger. Things get further complicated for Abhay when his Brother Siddharth, with whom he parted because of Mythili, returns to seek revenge on him and his Parents. Abhay now not only has to guard his family against Siddharth’s evil plans but also have to protect his love interest Piya who is a doppelganger of these two Brother’s past love interest.
Does this story sound as if it is taken from Twilight and Vampire Diaries? Well, there are clear signs of inspiration from both… and probably from some others too as well like Smallville, True Blood or the Beauty and the Beast. Regarding a Critical Review of the Story and its Characters…It is too early to write a review of Pyaar ki ye ek kahani considering the fact that this Hindi Serial may run for three years or more if it is going to be anything like Vampire Diaries. Moreover, with more characters being added and more to come it is difficult to give a proper analysis at this time. As of now we find the character of Abhay Raichand inspired from Edward Cullen (Twilight) and Stefan Salvatore (Vampire Diaries), the character of Piyali Jaiswal seems to be inspired from Isabella Swan (Twilight) and Elena Gilbert (Vampire Diaries). The Character of Siddharth could be inspired from Damon Salvatore of Vampire Diaries. Many of the other Characters also seem to be inspired from the characters of Twilight and Vampire Diaries. This Soap has a lot of twists and turns added to the story to suit the Desi or Indian audience. However, can our Desi Damon - Elena - Stefan (Siddharth-Pia-Abhay) recreate the same magic as the Original Vampire Diaries Protagonists is yet to be seen. This Hindi Serial from Ekta Kapoor is not without faults and come with numerous bloopers. But despite of that, I would still say that this Daily Soap on the subject of Vampire and Human Romance definitely manages to entertain and keep the audience glued to their Television Sets.
|Elena with the Salvatore Brothers Stefan and Damon|
If Pyar ki yeh ek Kahani interests you, you may watch this unusual, dangerous, dark and forbidden love story between a non human and mortal at 8:30 to 9:00 PM Monday to Saturday on Star One Channel. You may also read my updates of the Story daily episodes on the homepage of this Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani Serial Blog.
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