Jai Rao is a bittersweet story about two lovers, whose perfect fairytale was cut short. Koravic’s mother abandoned him as a little boy. His neighbor Aoey was the only woman in his life. As they grew up together, they both fell madly in love with each other. Koravic’s father soon grew sick. On his father’s death bed he asks to see Koravic propose to Aoey. Koravic arrive at Aoey’s house only to find that she had run off to America. Confused and devasted, Koravic returns to his father with no woman by his side. Koravic burst into tears on his father bedside. Heartbroken to see his only child in such pain, he quietly passes on. Eight years later Koravic had rose to become one of the most sought after actor of all Asia. Koravic was nominated and had just received a highly prestigious award . As Koravic is about to leave, paparazzi bombarded him with questions about his love life. Just then Koravic looks up to find himself staring into a familiar pair of eyes, Aoey’s.
Why did Aoey suddenly return? And most importantly why did she suddenly disappear all those years ago? Will Koravic and Aoey ever be able to return to be like the same? The ending is hard to imagine. But it is evident that the road to recovery will be rough as both of them have changed. Koravic is now a bitter, self-centered man and Aoey herself has returned from the United States with another man who loves her dearly. Watch to see if this fractured heart of Koravic will ever heal.
Cast & Credits
The acting was pretty decent, I love Ken's acting in pretty much anything, and as much as I like Aff due to her cuteness, I hate most of the characters she plays. It's not that she is a bad actress, but her roles are almost always mopey leads who cry multiple times during each episode, to the point where it starts to grate on you whenever her eyes tear up. Viewers can only sympathize with a character crying at critical moments, but if the characters cries constantly, it's hard to muster any sympathy. I far enjoyed the second female lead, played by Vicky. She shines as a realistic person who is hesitant about a relationship, but is willing to give it a shot as everyone around her urges her on, yet can back down when shown the reality of a situation. I far preferred her character to that of Aff's, who seemed so mary-sue that by the end of the show I did not care what happened to her.
The show drags on and on all due to miscommunication. I HATE when writers use that as the driving force of conflict between a couple, especially if the lack of communication between the main leads is over such a STUPID reason (SPOILER: in this case, there really was NO reason for Aff to hide her illness until almost the last episode). I found it ridiculous and redundant. This made the whole show drag on and on and one of the reasons why this show has no rewatch value. You will be forwarding through most of the show since the same stuff repeats over and over again.
Save yourself the time and skip watching this show .