Presenting one of the cafe scenes in Operation Pyaar, starring Kareena Munshi ‘26 as Sonya Agarwal, the protagonist, and Ritik Gera ‘26 as Kabir Arora is the doctor who is Sonyas first love interest.
Presenting one of the cafe scenes in Operation Pyaar, starring Kareena Munshi ‘26 as Sonya Agarwal, the protagonist, and Ritik Gera ‘26 as Kabir Arora is the doctor who is Sonya’s first love interest.
HASINI VUMMAJI ’27

Operation Pyaar: Plot Twists and Plights

Lights, camera, love! On March 28, several students filed into the rows of the EHS auditorium, eagerly awaiting the hyped-up Desi musical, Operation Pyaar. Hosted by the school’s Peacock Society, Fusion is an annual performance that combines Bollywood dancing, singing, and most of all, acting, in a two-hour extravaganza. Starring Kareena Munshi ‘26 as Sonya Agarwal (the love-confused protagonist), Ritik Gera ‘26 as Kabir Arora (Love Interest #1: The Doctor), and Param Patel ‘26 as Jay Chauhan (Love Interest #2: The Dance Instructor), Operation Pyaar took a fun twist on the classic love triangle.

The story specifically follows Sonya as she is pushed by her mother, played by Gauri Chandrahasan ‘25, into accepting a date with Kabir, the perfect doctor. After the date goes awry, Sonya stumbles into a dance studio, where she gets off on the wrong foot with Jay. Though off to a bad start, Sonya and Jay meet again and sparks fly. However, simultaneously, mysterious forces push Sonya to pursue Kabir—all culminating in a high-stakes wedding scene. It is revealed that Sonya, secretly an FBI agent, only pursued Kabir to avenge her dead friend, who died due to his neglect. In the final scene, she walks off into the sunset with her true love, Jay.

Sprinkled throughout this eventful story were solo/duet singing performances and several dances, choreographed by Heli Parikh ‘24 and Ayrya Parisa ‘24. Standout performances included “Subhanallah” by Sriyutha Kolagani ‘27 and Mahima Jaishankar ‘27; “Chaleya” by Diti Bompally ‘24 and Srihari Senthilkumar ‘24; and “Tum Hi Ho” by Senthilkumar.

Downtime amongst the entertainment was filled with commentary from Araniee Sothilingam ‘25, and Krrish Patel ‘25. Though some of their jokes about mothers’ television and dal/chawal didn’t exactly make the crowd double over, their trivia and back-and-forth kept most of us attentive and chuckling.

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  • Edison High’s own Peacock Society board, Riya Patel ‘24 (President), Heli Parikh ‘24 (Vice President), Ayrya Parisa ‘24 (Secretary), Kamya Barot ‘25 (Treasurer), and Diti Bompally ‘24 (Co-chair), alongside with the emcees of the show, Araniee Sothilingam ‘25, and Krrish Patel ‘25. Before the show commenced, each of the board members expressed gratitude to everyone part of Operation Pyaar.

  • Sriyutha Kolagani ’27 and Sameth Sitaram ’27 sing ‘Samajavaragamana’ by Armaan Malik. The song derives from the action and comedy-filled Telugu film, ‘Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo,’ released in 2020.

  • Rithika Gunasekaran ’27 and Mahima Jaishankar ’27 sing ‘Mast Magan’ from the Hindi film ‘2 States’. The original is sung by renowned artists, Arijit Singh and Chinmayi, with lyrics penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya.

  • The Operation Pyaar cast from Edison High School’s Peacock Society, performing their concluding dance.

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Regarding the actual play, the standout comics were most definitely Nishant Bhargava ‘26 as the server/pandit, and Gera as the conniving doctor Kabir. The audience burst into laughter each time the server made a snarky comment at Sonya’s dating habits, or Kabir’s final scene, in which he chucked both of his shoes at Sonya.

However, the real comedic genius was the random toddler running onto the stage during the heated wedding scene. Though some of the actors fell into the habit of screaming into the mic or spending too much time mewing (but, who doesn’t these days?). Overall,the actors put their best foot forward, their time and dedication after school paying off, and earned the crowd’s laughter and interest with a whirlwind of romance and espionage.

To keep in the Bollywood spirit, the high energy dances definitely got the audience singing along while admiring star Parikh’s snappy and mesmerizing dance moves. It was hard not to notice the lack of coordination in some of the dances, though it is understandable and even commendable, considering the fact that most of the rehearsals were held in classrooms and participants’ houses.

Overall, this year’s Fusion performance had heart, humor, and hope. Even if it wasn’t the production of the year, it was still the camp EHS spectacle of the month.

Last but not least, the show would not have been possible without the incredibly hardworking Peacock Board. So, a virtual round of applause for the scriptwriters— the esteemed people behind the scenes:

Riya Patel ‘24 (President)
Heli Parikh ‘24 (Vice President)
Ayrya Parisa ‘24 (Secretary)
Kamya Barot ‘25 (Treasurer)
Diti Bompally ‘24 (Co-chair)

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