18th December 2023,Mumbai: Rupali Ganguly and Gaurav Khanna starrer “Anupamaa” has been a constant on the TRP charts, capturing the hearts of viewers. However, a recent dip in ratings is attributed to a storyline that failed to resonate with the audience. The demise of Samar’s character was particularly unpopular, leading to a decline in the show’s TRPs.
The Leap Strategy
In response to the TRP slump, the makers of “Anupamaa” have devised a leap in the storyline to inject fresh energy into the show. The promotional material hints at a significant shift as Anupamaa embarks on a journey to America for work. However, her circumstances take an unexpected turn, leaving her alone and working as a waitress in a restaurant.
A Dramatic Turn of Events
The leap occurs after a gripping car accident involving Anupamaa, Choti Anu, Pari, and Kinjal. The car hangs perilously at a cliff’s edge, and Anupamaa valiantly saves the lives of Kinjal, Pari, and Choti Anu. Ironically, instead of gratitude, she faces blame from both the Shahs and the Kapadias for taking the girls out. The rift deepens as Anuj accuses Anupamaa of prioritizing the Shahs over their relationship.
Anupamaa’s Solitude in Badodra
Following the accusations, Anupamaa chooses solitude and seeks refuge in her mother’s house in Badodra. Her mother, Kanta, is portrayed as deceased in the leap, adding an emotional layer to Anupamaa’s struggles. The decision to distance herself from both the Shahs and the Kapadias sets the stage for a poignant narrative.
A New Chapter in America
Amidst the challenges, Anupamaa’s best friend, Devika, emerges as a beacon of support. Providing Anupamaa with a work permit and flight tickets, Devika facilitates her journey to America for a fresh start. This new chapter introduces a mysterious character played by Sachin Tyagi, known for his role in “Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai.” He becomes Anupamaa’s pillar of strength, yet the direction of their relationship remains uncertain.
The Influx of New Stars
Sachin Tyagi is not the only addition to the cast; Shweta Tiwari’s “Main Hoon Aparajita” co-star Princy Prajapati is set to make an entrance. Additionally, reports suggest that Aurra Bhatnagar will portray the grown-up Choti Anu. The existing cast, including Sudhanshu Pandey, Madalsa Sharma, Aashish Mehrotra, Nishi Saxena, Kunwar Amarjeet Singh, Alpana Buch, Muskan Bamne, Adhik Mehta, Apara Mehta, Ashlesha Savant, and others, continues to play pivotal roles in the unfolding drama.
An Uncertain Future
As “Anupamaa” takes a leap, viewers are left on the edge of their seats, eager to witness the new dynamics in America and the potential reunification of Anupamaa and Anuj. The introduction of new characters adds an element of intrigue, promising a fresh and unpredictable storyline. Will Anupamaa find happiness in her newfound life, or will the past relationships resurface, shaping the course of the show? Only time will unveil the twists and turns that lie ahead in this popular TV saga.
-by Kashvi Gala