Posted: 23 December 2010 at 1:21pm | IP Logged
Quick Take for December 23, 2010 - Thursday
Ahhh....another good episode today! Have I told you guys how much I love the writing on this show?
Here are my quick thoughts on what stood out for me today.
Gaurav - Vidya
This beginning scene today confused me initially as some of yesterday's closing sequence was repeated...editing mistake? That said...this relationship is growing as evidenced by Vidya's slowly becoming more and more comfortable with speaking her mind to Gaurav. I love the slow character evolution shown!
Bua - Priya
This is the type of scene that makes me love this show. Average shows would have not devoted precious screenplay time to a completely secondary character like Bua...but this sort of detailing is what I love about Maryaada. Instead of leaving her as the caricature of the irritating aunt we all probably have, the writers here show the softer & regretful side to her personality. Not needed to move the story forward but more a sign of the type of writers this show has. Outstanding!
Devyani - Aditya
Another quick scene...well done in terms of showing Devyani as a normal mother checking in on her son. But more than that, I felt like it subtly showed Devyani reflecting or rather basking in the happiness she is feeling after her conversation with Priya. I felt the screenplay showed that without actually resorting to flash backs or the like. Even if that was not the intent of the writers, that was the impression this sequence left on me...and I loved it!
Priya self-thoughts and Priya/Aditya calls
Standard scene that focussed on Priya's flashback to the kiss to her smiling at the recollection to her calling Aditya and him avoiding her calls. Screenplay worked for me but I cannot swallow Priya's smiling thinking about the kiss...wish this had been scripted differently.
Pradhan Family Breakfast
Good filler sequence that started with Gaurav apologizing to Vidya for his behavior...with a bouquet. Although I still find Vidya's Daadi very over-the-top, she was in character as she angrily commented to Gaurav at breakfast about being away from Vidya the previous night.
Uttara - Rishabh
Rishabh's showing up at the Jhaakars to surprise Uttara with a gift was a good twist...at least I did not expect that! I also liked the two-seconds of screenplay time devoted to showing the easy relationship between Devyani & Rishabh. The writers are still to show any back story to why Rishabh has this deep respect for Devyani. I hope such loose ends are not forgotten.
Aditya - Priya
So Aditya is still angry about Priya's comments at the bachelor party. While it is nice to see Aditya being in a mode other than the lover-boy mode, I feel the writers have sketched this character with all the extreme reactions/feelings possible...be it love or anger. There is nothing in the middle with Aditya. He loves intensely and gets just as angry.
Overall: Loved the episode. Screenplay was top-notch once again!
Edited by darlunia - 23 December 2010 at 1:25pm