The perfect relationship and the unconditional love that was between Deva and Parvathi, of the Telugu TV show Muddha Mandaram, is hard to forget. Since the generational leap in the show, fans have been yearning to see them again. We were introduced to Abhinandan and Soundarya (played by Pavan Sae and Thanuja Gowda), apparently the reincarnations of Deva and Parvathi. Since then they have only been fighting in every possible situation. But now it seems the days aren’t too far when Abhi and Soundarya will fall in love with each other. And their romance will begin.
In the episode aired on May 21, 2019, a new chapter seems to have begun for Soundarya and Abhi. During a free lecture in the college, Soundarya bullies her classmates into playing a game that she wants to play. After some resistance, they agree and ask about the game. Soundarya teaches them about ‘Slap and Pinch’. This game includes one person to bend and guess which finger the other player uses to touch them. If the person touching the other wins, they have to slap the opponent and if the opponent wins they can pinch.
Her classmates are scared to play the game, considering Soundarya’s rowdy side. But she convinces them. After a few rounds, Chaitra challenges Soundarya and fails to guess Soundarya’s correct finger. Taking this opportunity, she slaps Chaitra as hard as she can. While she is still recovering from the slap, Abhi enters the classroom and tells Soundarya that he wants to play the game too.
Soundarya gets excited thinking she will get an opportunity to slap him. But to her disappointment, Abhi tells Soundarya that if he wins, she will owe him a peck on the cheek. Abhi bends and just when he is wondering how to win, he spots a mirror on the other end of the classroom. As expected, Abhi wins and demands a kiss. Poor Soundarya refuses to do it and Abhi offers to make it a ‘Best of 3’ game. Soundarya has some hope of winning and agrees to the deal.
Thanks to the mirror, Abhi wins the other two rounds as well. He inches closer to Soundarya and asks her to fulfil his demand. Soundarya is furious to see this behaviour and pushes Abhi aside. She discovers the mirror and accuses him of cheating. She calls out to Chandrika and leaves the classroom. This incident will surely spark something in their hearts.
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