Posted: 18 December 2010 at 7:13pm | IP Logged
Here's my short and expanded take of yesterday's epi:
Short take: Instant reaction
I am still to catch my breath. All those who complained about lack of
passion must be pleased with that mighty overdose they gave us today.
dont think anyone is complaining except our spouses and children who
are as jealous as our Munda Maan when it comes to sharing their
spouses/mom's time with the hawtt Maaneet.
Munda became a
tailor for his lady love - One who only takes measurement but does not
note it down! (maybe he has a photographic memory and does not really
need to note it down). So one more profession he can get into if he
loses KC because of the cunning Arjun. He already has done dry runs of a
costume man, a makeup man and a post man for his Geet.
gave us an indication of what would Geet's reaction to Sam be. The girl
is as possessive of her man as he is of her. She will fight like a
tigress I am sure. Maybe first with him and later for him.
Arjun-Annie - totally lack chemistry. Looked like they tried to contrast the two couples by interpersing their scenes.
after that initial take and a good night sleep which has toned down my
euphoria of last night a bit, I'm back to note a few things:
Coming to the symbolism of the epi, I dont know if the makers were intending to show any but these are what struck me:
rubbing of the glitter from Geet's cheek by Maan and Maan's cheek by
Geet - To me this showed that the two will rub off the sheen
(represented by the glitter) which may cloud their judgment of each
other and see each other for what they are. I think with Sam's arrival,
Geet's awe of Maan will be toned down as she sees him as the imperfect
human he really is as opposed to the godly status she has given him.
is on his knees and Geet has her foot on his thighs when he is taking
her measurement - Sam's entry will literally reduce Maan to his knees as
Geet will have the upper hand here. His failure to mention about her
till now will be held against him. But we got an indication for Maan's secrecy in this matter. The guy is highly insecure, maybe from past experiences. He asks Geet to always be with him.
3.When Maan says that he is
possessive about her Geet tells him she is possessive about him too.
Again an indication as to how she may react to Sam's entry. She may
first fight with him (for not revealing anything about her till date)
and maybe for him (when she finds that Sam is trying to drive a wedge
1. Geet's sudden
challenge of a kiss in return for Maan's admission to his possessive
streak seemed a bit forced. We have never seen him try to kiss or demand
a kiss from her before. So Geet using that as a means to extract an
admission seemed a bit far fetched unless the girl was really losing her
patience will all the moon talk and chaste kisses on the forehead and
decided to challenge her man into some real action. They could have had
a build up to this by making Maan try to kiss her and she escaping
from him and then later telling him that she will comply if he answers
her question.I understand this scene has been added because of all the
passion and kiss but then the story telling should not be sacrificed at
the expense of pleasing the masses.
2.Geet seemed all ready to
receive the kiss after Maan admitted his weakness. She had her eyes all
closed and was leaning towards him. Then why did Maan not do the honours
instead of standing like a statue? He had to wait for the lights to
come and for the moment to fade before he realised he still has not got
his reward? The extra pause there in the scene reduced the impact of his
demand. Unless the CVs were trying to re-emphasis the fact that Maan is
slow in that dept and it is Geet who has to take the initiative always.
the above Maaneet scene was haawwt to say the least in direct contrast
to the lift scene with AA. Couldn't help notice that every single lift
scene of Maaneet were so memorable in comparison to this highly
forgetable one. Annie clinging to Arjun was so pathetic and looked
forced. Piyush was OK but NM was just dreadful in that scene.
Coming to the theme of this den:
direction does this show want to take? This is still unclear as the
story has so many messages it can give but has failed to deliver so
Apart from the usual drama that is required to run the show, I would like to see the following:
1.Crime and punishment: Devtara need to get punished. They deserve it for what they did. NT can go crazy and Dev can have a slow painful death.
2.Geet's self development:
Geet taking steps for self development. ITs all fine that she has found
her ideal man but life does not end with marriage. I would like to see
her develop her innate talents and become successful. Here they need to
show a gradual progression instead of making her a whiz business woman
all of a sudden.
3.Maaneet as a socially responsible couple: Geet
was lucky to have found Maan. Not many women are. So I would like Geet
and Maan to think beyond themselves and do something for such women.
Geet may take the initiative of setting an NGO to help women affected
like her. The story need not focus entirely on this but at least some
scenes to show that Maaneet sensitive and proactive couple as far as
social issues are concerned would be a welcome change to see in a
Edited by Opti - 18 December 2010 at 7:29pm