This review for the Amazon original series Modern Love Hyderabad season 1, episode 2, “Blurry, purple and full of thorns…”, contains spoilers.
Read the recap of the previous episode.
Relationships come with challenges. For our character Renuka in Episode 2, she faces an unexpected commitment crisis with a man she has a crush on. Episode 2 explores a specific relationship challenge, with Renuka and her partner serving as a case study.
Modern Love Hyderabad summary of season 1, episode 2
Episode 2 opens with 2D animator Renuka injuring her foot and a man named Uday helping her with a first aid kit. She takes an interest in Uday, asking him a series of questions. She asks him if he will come back to the temple. Two years later, Renuka and Uday have formed a blossoming romance with each other.
With life seeming normal and happy, Renuka is hit with a revelation; she finds a pair of another woman’s slippers in their wardrobe. Purple and elegant heels. Her friend tells her to approach Uday maturely about this. It’s a blow to his romantic relationship.
Later, she places the shoes on the coffee table in front of Uday, but he is unresponsive and watches TV. Renuka is confused, so she tries to strike up a conversation, but Uday falls asleep. The next day, she continues to put the slippers in front of him, but he does not react. She confronts him this time, and Uday tells her that he thought she bought some new slippers. After a back and forth, Uday reveals that they are Anu’s slippers, presumably his ex. Renuka wonders why he didn’t throw them away, but he doesn’t know why. This doesn’t help Renuka at all, in fact, it angers her even more.
She decides to confide in her friend; she doesn’t know what to do with her relationship, but her friend advises her to stay calm and not make rash decisions. Following this conversation, Renuka continues to obsess over the purple slippers, placing them in different areas of the house. She doesn’t understand why Uday never notices them.
Renuka has an idea, so she visits her ex’s house and ends up having tea with his wife. But then the woman catches Renuka in their wardrobe and tells her to move on. She tried to steal one of her ex’s t-shirts, but it didn’t work.
When Renuka comes home, Uday surprises her on their anniversary with candles, cakes, and flowers. He made it sentimental and Renuka is moved by his romantic approach. However, as they are about to get intimate, Renuka sees the slippers and asks Uday why he kept them on. It kills the mood. Uday tries to tell her that slippers aren’t important, but that doesn’t work, so he walks out.
Renuka visits Uday at his work and apologizes to him. She tells him that not everything has to be logical. He agrees and they acknowledge that they have only had one fight in two years. Renuka finally feels free from the purple sleepers.
But now there is pressure from their families to get married and they can feel the judgment of each of their parents. Then Uday tells Renuka that marriage is just a certificate. Renuka brings the slippers back and questions her commitment. She believes slippers are a sign that things aren’t working out. Uday thinks she is obsessed with the purple slippers and he refuses to throw them away.
Renuka suggests a break, and Uday looks heartbroken, so he walks away. After a separation, Uday meets Renuka with the purple slippers. He wants to solve their problem. He leaves them outside and someone else picks them up. The slippers are finally gone. Commitment can be weird and mean a million things. Uday and Renuka agree to trust each other no matter what. Renuka asks Uday if there are any other items. He says there are no other items besides the coffee pot – she is choking on her coffee. A new relationship challenge awaits you. Rather, Episode 2 shows how many self-sabotaging moments there are in a relationship, and it’s up to the couple to get through them.
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