Broken But Beautiful

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Broken But Beautiful
Broken But Beautiful 3 Poster.jpeg
Genre Web series
Romance
Created by Ekta Kapoor
Developed by Ekta Kapoor
Written byReshu Nath
(seasons 1&2)
Rajat Arora
(season 3)
Directed bySantosh Singh
(season 1)
Harsh Dedhia
(season 2)
Priyanka Ghose
(season 3)
Creative directorsSanjay Kumar Daryani
Bhavna Rawail
Baljit Singh Chaddha
Aakaash Berry
Insiya Burmawala
Starring see below
Music by see below
Opening themeYe Kya Hua
Country of origin India
Original languages Hindi, English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes31 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producerYukti Anand
ProducersSarita A Tanwar
(seasons 1, 2 & 3)
Muraj Khetani
(seasons 1 & 2)
Ashwin Varde
(seasons 1 & 2)
Niraj Kishore Kothari
(seasons 1, 2 & 3)
CinematographyJitan Harmeet Singh
Anik Ram Verma
EditorsUnnikrishnan Payoor Parameshwaran
Honey Thakur
Kamlesh Parui
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time18-34 minutes
Production companiesRoaring River Productions
Cine 1 Studios
Inglorious Films
(seasons 1 & 2)
11:11 productions
(season 3)
Distributor ALTBalaji
MX Player
ZEE5
Release
Original network ALTBalaji
MX Player
ZEE5
Picture format HDTV 1080i
Audio format Dolby Digital
Original release27 November 2018 (2018-11-27)
(season 1)

27 November 2019 (2019-11-27)
(season 2)

29 May 2021 (2021-05-29)
(season 3)
External links
ALTBalaji
Production website

Broken But Beautiful is a 2018 Hindi romance web series, created by Ekta Kapoor, and available on video on demand platforms ALTBalaji/MX Player. [1] The series revolves around love, heartbreaks and never ending romance between two individuals. [2] [3] First two seasons are about the story of Veer and Sameera played by Vikrant Massey and Harleen Sethi respectively. [4] The third season introduces a new story of Agastya and Rumi played by Sidharth Shukla and Sonia Rathee respectively. [5]

Contents

Plot

Story of Veer and Sameera

Season 1

Broken But Beautiful is Veer and Sameera's story, where their hearts were left broken. Veer lost his wife Alina in a road accident 3 years ago but still hasn't been able to cope. Veer begins to hallucinate Alina and talks to her in his imagination. Alina's sister, Ishanvi and her husband Adil are motivating him to move on in his life and try to spend time with him. Due to unavoidable circumstances, Veer has to buy his cousin Kartik's house. Kartik broke up with his girlfriend Sameera 8 months ago and moved on to date Ananya. Sameera has been unable to forget Kartik and stalks him everywhere, unable to move on. Since the house belonged to Kartik and Sameera, Veer needs Sameera's signatures on the sale papers. When she signs the papers, Veer promises her to let her speak to Kartik one last time.

Veer and Sameera come up with a plan and pretend they are together to make Kartik jealous. The show then revolves around the budding relationship between Sameera and Veer.

Season 2

Veer meets Debbie and Sameera meets Ahan. Veer and Sameera decide to marry Debbie and Ahan respectively. Then the show revolves around the realisation of love for both Veer and Sameera towards each other.

Story of Agastya and Rumi

Season 3

Broken But Beautiful exhibits a determined and courageous Agastya Rao who is a struggling theatre writer-director with principles and truckloads of attitude who believes the mediocre world doesn't deserve someone as talented as him and a feisty Rumi Desai who come from a different strata of society. Rumi comes from a rich family, a spill-over of her mother’s second marriage. She has always been into her calf love Ishaan Rana and whatever she did was to win over him. While Agastya only has his best friends Farah and Rishabh as family. But things change when Agastya meets Rumi at an art exhibition and where Agastya publicly humiliates Rumi's artwork. The next day Agastya finds a sponsor Mr. Manish Lakhani, who is interested in his shows and is willing to sponsor only if he let's his daughter, Gul play the lead role. Agastya agrees. But on the day of the show Gul ruins the show which angers Agastya and he walks out of the theatre. Outside the theatre he meets Rumi again who makes fun of His direction and Gul's acting. After the play, Lakhani meets Agastya. But in a fit of rage he blurs out that Rumi made fun of her friend's acting and he eventually countermands his agreement with Lakhani. Hearing this Mr. Lakhani screams at Rumi in front of Ishaan. Jealous of seeing Gul and Ishaan together and out of frustration she goes to Agastya to confront him, but they end up kissing. She later conveys that she does not want him to fall in love with her. The next day Rumi goes to meet Gul to apologize for the previous night but in return Gul humiliates her but she feels embarrassed when she realizes Ishaan saw her fighting with Gul. On her way back home she remembers that her step-sister Maira was supposed to return soon. She always hated Maira because she was an overachiever and her parents loved her more. So on Maira's welcome party, Rumi invites Agastya to humiliate Gul but later announces that she is the lead actress of Agastya's next show, leaving Agastya astonished. Later Agastya agrees with her. On the first day of rehearsals, Agastya appreciates Rumi for her work. After the rehearsals, she goes straight to Ishaan's house to share the good news, but is left devastated on seeing Ishaan and Maira together. She goes back to Agastya and shares her story and in return Agastya motivates her to prove herself. The pair becomes intimate. After a series of events Agastya finds himself attracted towards Rumi. On the day of the show while Rishabh and Farah handles the rest of the arrangements, Agastya helps Rumi out of her cold feet. She performs on stage, fascinating everyone. While Agastya realizes his love for her during the show seeing her play the character so well. After the play, Ishaan invites everyone over to his house for he was throwing a party for Rumi's success, infuriating Agastya. He refuses to accompany his friends to Ishaan's house, but Rumi convinces him. But he becomes jealous seeing Ishaan and Rumi together. Later a drunk Rumi confesses her love for Ishaan resulting in Maira and Ishaan's breaks up. Rumi and Ishaan then start their relationship afresh. Agastya keeps calling Rumi but she avoids his calls. Seeing his critical situation, Farah warns him of the consequences. At the afterparty of their second show, Agastya feels heartbroken seeing Rumi and Ishaan together. The Next day, he barges into Ishaan's bedroom and confronts Rumi. Agastya later signs a contract with an agency. He receives an award and signs a movie with a very popular actress. Seeing his popularity Rumi also wanted to achieve something. She then asks Ishaan about where their relationship is going but receives a negative response. Heartbroken she turns to Agastya for relief. They spend a lot of time together. But now realizing that he lost Rumi, Ishaan plans on winning her back. He proposes to her right on the day Agastya plans to propose to Rumi. But then Agastya is badly hurt to know that Rumi accepted Ishaan's proposal. Heartbroken, Agastya loses all interest in his work. Rishabh and Farah motivates him and ask him to go away from the mess so that he can hit ground zero and return to them being the same Agastya he was before. When Agastya was finally getting over Rumi, he sees her wedding photos which breaks him further and he ends up drinking an entire shampoo bottle which Rumi had left at his house and falls unconscious at a bar. A woman named Sakshi Gupta, takes him to a hospital and informs Farah and Rishabh. After that incident his friends tries to keep him away from alcohol but he ends up at a bar where he meets Sakshi with whom he shares his sob story. She then invites him to a storytelling session where he learns that Sakshi is a single mother to her son Sharan, after her husband Dev's death. After learning about Dev's suicide Agastya realizes that his pain is nothing compared to Sakshi's. He then decides to move on with his life.

2 YEARS LATER

Agastya is now a successful play director who was supposed to enter Broadway soon enough. Ishaan and Rumi pretends to have a healthy marriage but they barely speak to each other. One day, Rumi unexpectedly sees Agastya but is shocked to see him with Sakshi and Sharan. She realizes her love for him and audition's for his recent show. She keeps chasing him, but he disregards her. One night she tries to kiss him but he refuses to cheat on Sakshi. Seeing his disagreement in getting back together with her, Rumi is heartbroken. Sakshi finds Rumi in a devastated condition and tries to console her, but she confesses about her and Agastya's kiss. Sakshi confronts Agastya, but later realizes that, all this while she never loved him and they mutually agree to breakup. Knowing about their breakup, Rumi becomes overjoyed and tries to get back together with Agastya, but he refuses to do so. He says that he has moved on with his life and could not bear the pain of a heartbreak all over again. But in a reunion with her family, a drunk Rumi, confesses that she kissed Agastya. An angry Ishaan then goes to Agastya and hits him. But Agastya explains everything to him and asks him to hold on to Rumi and to never let her go. The night before Agastya leaves for New York, Rumi tries to confess her love for him, but Agastya turns down her proposal and asks her to try and be happy with what she already has, and asks her to forget him. This breaks Rumi. On her way back home she gets a call from her doctor who informs her that she is pregnant. The entire family is overjoyed with this news, but Rumi asks Ishaan for a divorce, saying that she does not want her child to live a lie. Ishaan requests her to get back together with him but she rebuffs him. The show ends with Rumi bidding adieu to Agastya before he leaves for New York, still holding on to all her memories with him.

Cast

Main

ActorRole(s)Appearances
Season 1Season 2Season 3
Vikrant Massey Veer ShekhawatMainGuest
Harleen SethiSameera JoshiMainGuest
Sidharth Shukla Agastya RaoMain
Sonia RatheeRumi DesaiMain

Recurring

ActorRole(s)DescriptionAppearances
Season 1Season 2Season 3
Sheetal ThakurAlinaVeer's dead wifeRecurring
Poppy JabbalIshanviAlina's sister and Veer's sister-in-lawRecurring
Nikhil SabhrawalAdilIshanvi's husbandRecurring
Pooja BhamrahPornoSameera's friendRecurring
Akriti SinghAgniSameera's friendRecurring
Meherzan Mazda ParthAgni's husbandRecurring
Jitin GulatiKartikVeer's cousin and Sameera's exRecurring
Simran Kaur Mundi AnanyaKartik's girlfriendRecurring
Gaurav Arora Ahan ChaterjiSameera's boyfriendRecurring
Anuja JoshiDebbieVeer's girlfriendRecurring
Ivan Sylvester Rodrigues Mr. ChaterjiAhan's DadRecurring
Sameer RoyNeilDebbie's brotherRecurring
Ehan BhattIshan RanaRumi's love-interestRecurring
Jahnavi DhanrajgirSakshiAgastya's colleagueRecurring
Manvir singhRishabhAgastya's colleagueRecurring
Taniya KalraFarahAgastya's friend and PR managerRecurring
Saloni khannaMairaRumi's younger sisterRecurring
Bishakha ThapaGulRumi's friendRecurring
Bijay AnandDilip DesaiRumi's step-fatherRecurring
Nandini senVasundhara DesaiRumi's motherRecurring
Pratik PariharAmitAgastya’s Lead ActorRecurring
Tanvi ShindeVinnyRumi's friendRecurring
Karan TanejaNavinAgastya's BrotherRecurring

Episodes

Series overview

SeriesEpisodesOriginally released
1 1127 November 2018 (2018-11-27)
2 1027 November 2019 (2019-11-27)
3 1029 May 2021 (2021-05-29)

Season 1 (2018)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
11"Bleeding Memories of the Happily Ever after."Santosh SinghReshu Nath27 November 2018 (2018-11-27)
22"Haunting Of the Heart."Santosh SinghReshu Nath27 November 2018 (2018-11-27)
33"Broken Damaged Deranged"Santosh SinghReshu Nath27 November 2018 (2018-11-27)
44"Scared and Alone"Santosh SinghReshu Nath27 November 2018 (2018-11-27)
55"Found A Doppelganger Soul"Santosh SinghReshu Nath27 November 2018 (2018-11-27)
66"To Make Me Whole"Santosh SinghReshu Nath27 November 2018 (2018-11-27)
77"To Mend My Heart"Santosh SinghReshu Nath27 November 2018 (2018-11-27)
88"And Drown the Pain"Santosh SinghReshu Nath27 November 2018 (2018-11-27)
99"So I Breathe Again"Santosh SinghReshu Nath27 November 2018 (2018-11-27)
1010"Closure"Santosh SinghReshu Nath27 November 2018 (2018-11-27)
1111"If I Said I Love You"Santosh SinghReshu Nath27 November 2018 (2018-11-27)

Season 2 (2019)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
121"I Made You Up Inside My Head"Harsh DedhiaReshu Nath27 November 2019 (2019-11-27)
132"Happily Ever After"Harsh DedhiaReshu Nath27 November 2019 (2019-11-27)
143"Puppy Love"Harsh DedhiaReshu Nath27 November 2019 (2019-11-27)
154"The Penny Drops"Harsh DedhiaReshu Nath27 November 2019 (2019-11-27)
165"Little Death"Harsh DedhiaReshu Nath27 November 2019 (2019-11-27)
176"Loves Me, Loves Me Not"Harsh DedhiaReshu Nath27 November 2019 (2019-11-27)
187"Addicted To Love"Harsh DedhiaReshu Nath27 November 2019 (2019-11-27)
198"Walk Away"Harsh DedhiaReshu Nath27 November 2019 (2019-11-27)
209"The Perfect Mistake"Harsh DedhiaReshu Nath27 November 2019 (2019-11-27)
2110"Broken But Beautiful"Harsh DedhiaReshu Nath27 November 2019 (2019-11-27)

Season 3 (2021)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
221"It Happened That Night"Priyanka GhoseRajat Arora29 May 2021 (2021-05-29)
232"Love and all other drugs"Priyanka GhoseRajat Arora29 May 2021 (2021-05-29)
243"You, Me, Him and Her"Priyanka GhoseRajat Arora29 May 2021 (2021-05-29)
254"La La La Land"Priyanka GhoseRajat Arora29 May 2021 (2021-05-29)
265"Crazy, Stupid, Foolish Love"Priyanka GhoseRajat Arora29 May 2021 (2021-05-29)
276"This Could Be Us"Priyanka GhoseRajat Arora29 May 2021 (2021-05-29)
287"A Sense Of The Ending"Priyanka GhoseRajat Arora29 May 2021 (2021-05-29)
298"Eternal Sunshine of the Helpless Mind"Priyanka GhoseRajat Arora29 May 2021 (2021-05-29)
309"The Fault in Their Stars"Priyanka GhoseRajat Arora29 May 2021 (2021-05-29)
3110"And so, begin again"Priyanka GhoseRajat Arora29 May 2021 (2021-05-29)

Soundtrack

Season 1

Broken But Beautiful
Soundtrack album by
Released16 November 2018
Label Sony Music India
Producer Ekta Kapoor
Shobha Kapoor
Track listing
No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Ye Kya Hua" Amitabh Bhattacharya Rana Mazumder Shreya Ghoshal, Dev Negi 4:12
2."Laute Nahi" Yash Narvekar Yash Narvekar Papon 4:09
Total length:8:21

Season 2

Broken But Beautiful - Season 2
Soundtrack album by
Released30 May 2020
Label Zee Music Company
Producer Ekta Kapoor
Shobha Kapoor
Track listing
No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Teri Hogaiyaan" Vishal Mishra Vishal MishraVishal Mishra2:55
2."O Saajna" Akhil Sachdeva Akhil SachdevaAkhil Sachdeva4:44
3."Shaamein" Manoj Muntashir Amaal Mallik Armaan Malik 3:13
4."Boureya"Akshay ShindeSandman Anusha Mani 3:33
Total length:14:25

Season 3

Broken But Beautiful - Season 3
Soundtrack album by
Released28 May 2021
Length22:23
Label Zee Music Company
Producer Ekta Kapoor
Shobha Kapoor
Track listing
No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Mere Liye" Akhil Sachdeva Akhil SachdevaAkhil Sachdeva4:54
2."Tere Naal"Akhil SachdevaAkhil SachdevaAkhil Sachdeva4:17
3."Kya Kiya Hain Tune" Rashmi Virag Amaal Malik Armaan Malik, Palak Muchhal 3:11
4."Teri Hogaiyaan 2" Vishal Mishra, Kaushal KishoreVishal MishraVishal Mishra3:36
5."Hun Jaavaan"Ginny DiwanSandmanRomy, Anusha Mani 6:25
Total length:22:23

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