The Broken News 2 Review: Critics Rave Over Season 2’s Compelling Narrative and Standout Performances

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The Broken News 2 is back to take you on yet another thrilling, adventurous journey through the realities of a newsroom. Starring Sonali Bendre, Jaideep Ahlawat, and Shriya Pilgaonkar in lead roles, the series premiered on June 10 2022 on ZEE5. Despite being a remake of the British series, Press, The Broken News captivated viewers with its captivating storytelling and impeccable performances. The viewers were left wanting more. A wait of almost 2 years came to an end when The Broken News season 2 premiered on ZEE5 across the globe on May 3, 2024.

The Broken News Season 2 Plot

At its core, The Broken News is a story that focuses on the clash of ethics between two drastically opposite news agencies – Awaaz Bharati and Josh 24/7. Awaaz Bharati is led by the unbiased, ethical news editor Amina Qureshi(Sonali Bendre) with a young dynamic journalist, Radha Bhargava(Shriya Pilgaonkar) by her side. Whereas, Josh 24/7 is led by the TRP-driven, ruthless news editor Dipankar Sanyal(Jaideep Ahlawat).

Written by Sambit Mishra and directed by Vinay Waikul, the series picks up right where it ended in season 1 – with Radha Bhargava being arrested for exposing Operation Umbrella. A helpless Amina Qureshi is seen trying her best to get Radha out of jail. Meanwhile, Dipankar Sanyal does everything possible to stay in power. However, tables turn when a vengeful Radha gets out on bail, vowing to destroy Dipankar Sanyal. An epic clash between the two is what awaits the viewers in The Broken News 2.

The Broken News 2 Critics Review

Streaming now on ZEE5, this season of The Broken News web series has garnered widespread acclaim. The Broken News 2 reviews across platforms have lauded this thrilling saga of power and ethics and the relentless pursuit of truth. Let’s take a look at some of The Broken News 2 reviews:

  • News18: With a stellar rating of 4/5 stars, News18 describes The Broken News Season 2 as “a gritty newsroom drama with some stellar performances.” It talks about Jaideep Ahlawat and Sonali Bendre being in “top form” while “Shriya Pilgaonkar shines” The review also hails the series as a “good, binge-worthy watch,” highlighting its ability to captivate audiences with its compelling storyline and powerful portrayals.
  • Times Now: Awarding it an impressive 4/5 stars, Times Now lauds The Broken News for being “fiercer and more meaningful than before.” The review talks about how Vinay Waikul’s direction keeps “luring you in with every twist and turn” while quoting Sambit Mishra’s writing for season 2 to be ”sharper and more focused” this season. In the end, the critic also urges viewers not to miss out on this riveting season.
  • Pinkvilla: Giving it 3.5/5 stars, Pinkvilla calls The Broken News Season 2 “India’s clutter-breaking show” that returns with “more grit, power, vigor, and heart.” The review praises the series’s second season for its delicious plot, relevant conflicts, and relatability, calling it “a must-watch.”
  • Free Press Journal: Praising the direction and writing, Free Press Journal gives The Broken News Season 2 a commendable rating of 3.5/5 stars. The review describes the series as a “riveting exploration of the media landscape in India,” brimming with tension, intrigue, and timely social commentary. According to the review, the standout performances, impeccable production values, and long-lasting impact make the series’s second season resonate among viewers.
  • Times of India: Awarding it 3.5/5 stars, Times of India highlights The Broken News 2 as a perfect “blend of newsroom drama and personal vendetta,” that offers “a nuanced exploration of journalistic ethics and personal redemption.” The review emphasizes the compelling performances and “thematic depth,” that make this series a must-watch for anyone interested in the “intersection of media, truth, and personal conviction.”
  • Outlook: Chiming into the chorus of praise, Outlook gives The Broken News 2 a rating of 3.5/5 stars. This review describes season 2 of the series as an “eye-opener” for audiences. It also talks about how the series will make you want to “sit up and introspect how you consume the news and media.” With its compelling narrative and thought-provoking themes, this review called The Broken News 2 a good “binge-watch” that leaves viewers satisfied and enlightened.

Watch The Broken News 2 on ZEE5!

What are you waiting for? Watch The Broken News 2 online on ZEE5, and you’ll be singing praises of this thrilling newsroom drama as well!