Posted: 03 November 2010 at 12:07am | IP Logged
So many touching moments in today's episode. Also many great dialogues! Some of my favourites:
1) Toasty's parents' conversation in their room: I loved how Toasty's dad asks his wife to help Toasty adjust into her new family. Very sensible and intelligent advice he was giving his wife there! I love the dad's character! He's really so sweet and sensible! Loved how he was all about moving forward, being positive...he listened to what was worrying his wife and had a sensible advice to calm her also. Loved his dialogue about becoming a "mother" from a "friend"...in other words explaining to Toasty's mom how much she needed her mother's guidance and experience at this stage of her life!
2) Tej and dadaji's conversation: I thought this was very poignant! I loved dadaji's dialogues here! Esp. the one about the jail and roshni! Forgetting the exact words now but when I saw the episode, I was like awww what an awesome dialogue! Something about how they're all trapped in this jail and now they're SO used to the darkness that they're afraid of light entering into their lives after all these years! Awwww! I SWEAR I had halke se tears in my eyes when I heard these words! Also loved how Dadaji so sensibly explained the perspective of Tej's dad! You know what I LOVE about this show? How it's NOT rushing things! I seriously love it! Also, they're taking the time to show each and every perspective regarding WHY Tej's family is so screwed up and why they live the way they do! It's just so much more complicated than a simple little "rule" of no women allowed in the house! So many more emotions, issues, and conflicts involved! Love how they're touching all these aspects!
So anyways, back to this scene! I loved how Dadaji at the end was also like, "It's time to be a dad to my son and guide him in the right direction again"...something like that. But seriously love the relationships in this show so far! Love how everyone TALKS and sorts out their issues! Appreciate the effort the creatives are taking to show these kinds of moments! Really making me like this show more and more! :)
3) Ok and then the Dadaji and Tej's dad's scene: This totally made me tear up slightly too! Very touching scene! Loved the way Dadaji told us about this side of Tej's dad! How he has this caring side to him inside all that strict/tough exterior. Loved the story of how much he's had to struggle and the fact that he used to give his share of food to his kids! :( Awww! And loved the way dadaji tells him that I would like to see that "dad" side of you again! :) LOVED the way dadaji got through to him like that! Without really scolding him/giving bhashans or anything...he just reminded him of the goodness/caring side he had within him. Kind of like how he was telling Tej in the previous scene, that his dad is just so conflicted after all that's happened. He needs to make peace within himself. Loved how dadaji tried to calm Tej's dad and give him some insight into his own self!
Also liked how Dadaji assures the dad that Tej is the most sensible one of the family and he makes his choices well! Tiny bit, but significant I thought. Shows how well the family knows each other. Waisse side note: but I'm liking how all the members of Tej's family are so different in their own way.
They make for interesting characters.
4) And finally the sari shop scene where Tej's dad keeps a sari for Toasty: Awwww....this scene just made the episode perfect for me. I loved the way Tej's dad in his own way portrays that he DOES care! He wants to be a part of his son's happiness, his life...but he's just dealing with things the best way he knows how to. Like dadaji also mentioned to Tej in that scene of theirs earlier, he's just forgotten how to deal with all this...'NORMAL' stuff if I may use that term. Like traditions, weddings, guests and all. Aww it's actually pretty adorable the way Tej's dad was making an effort there.
Also liked how he goes, "I know where I'm NOT supposed to be a kanjoos and this is one of those times". Awww he may be a kanjoos due to the way he's struggled in life, but he's not cheap when it comes to his family and things that are important. He saves his money, and is economical, but also decent and def. not a miser.
Really liked how Babuji's softer side was coming out in this episode! :)
A really nice episode, with great dialogues and interesting perspectives. One thing I def. wanna appreciate about this show is the fact that they make you CARE! Esp. about why Tej's family is the way it is. When I started watching this show, I def had this thought that the Hulchul/Satte pe satta inspiration is going to be simply a background, understood thing. But I like how the creatives are actually developing into the details of this situation. Very engaging!
Ok phew done...had to get all that out, since I really liked today's episode! I hope this show continues to be this detail oriented and engaging in the future as well!