Posted: 09 May 2011 at 4:43pm | IP Logged
Ahhh where do I begin...I literally liked everything in this epi I think
...after many days, no cause for complaint...even Anant's character was beautifully justified today I feel without going OTT today...I totally understood what he was feeling and what Navya was feeling... :-)
Ok so starting off on the list as usual:
1) The entire beginning scene with simple silent communication b/w AN..."aankhon ki gustakhiyaan" as LadyM terms it
...such a sweet bit seriously...so subtly and cutely handled...Anant walks in...Navya's all like staring at him, then looking away then looking at the empty seat next to her then awkwardly glancing away again
...and Anant's glances, stares match in tune
...it's hard to describe this scene but it has to be watched...it wasn't shown in a cliched/OTT fashion...and the awareness that is growing b/w these two characters, the chemistry b/w them was beautifully shown...I really LOL'd though when Appy randomly sat down on the seat JUST as Anant was about to sit on it...LOL...bechara...his crestfallen expression and Navya ka bhi
2) The back and forth of glances post this scene
...also Anant was so quiet (surprisingly...lol)...and it seems like he wasn't thinking of getting Navya to agree for the picnic until Ritz asked him to again? I dunno...last week's end said something else and today it's like he decided to ask her more when Ritz requested him to
3) "Hi and bye"
...what the hell was that, Anant?
...I was like isko kya ho gaya and then two seconds later we see him calling Navya...and what follows is such a TYPICAL bf-gf convo...haha..."Tum akele nahin baith sakti kya?"
...cute session there...with Navya mostly going "haan? What?"
...and the bit where she was actually trying to cleverly pretend ki signal nahin mil raha to go see him only and he's like "Friends ke saamne naatak? Main tumhein dekh sakta hoon, ok"
The actual "mere liye" convo actually turned out better than it had seemed in last week's precap...I feel that Anant actually talked pretty sensibly there...the whole "I also think my family will say no but what's the harm in asking?" bit...cajoling her to atleast try...not asking her to come point blank...just asking her to try...now see this seems like normal Anant to me...sensible even as the changes in him show...
4) Navya's introspection following Renuka scolding her again...she deffo got spooked there with the "Anant ki Navya" realization
...so she steps back...this makes me wonder about Anant's reaction when/IF he ever starts to process this more deeply
5) Anant's convo with his brother: Fantastic scene honestly...why is this brother not given more footage?? So many nuances in this scene giving us his backstory and in a sense giving us a more indepth view of how the children of this family have been brought up/kept under the thumb of the elders...his brother was never even asked for his opinion or marzi in anything down to the woman he was married off to...while Anant has been given more freedoms in comparison...at the same time his brother doesn't seem bitter...just seems to be one of those ppl who've resigned themselves to their fate...really sweet character...loved his subtle advice to Anant in the end...very nicely written and enacted scene
6) Anant ka gussa
...Honestly speaking I was wondering what the hoopla was about in the forum since morning but to me personally, this Anant is seeming far more normal and understandable than the more hyper version of him a few days back
...that entire last portion was so naturally written with such a natural graph to it...Anant first all happy to see her...having the same discussion with her that he's never tried this before either but really wants to atleast try this time...for that one long shot they have at a yes...I think he made all valid and sensible points...but Navya toh has spooked herself now with her "Anant ki Navya" realization
...so her protests in that bit did not seem convincing even to me...Anant toh obviously would take them harshly...the first outburst with the "khudgarz" bit was a bit OTT but I liked how he apologized after that
...and after this the entire sequence, I really liked Shaheer's acting...the palpable anger on Anant's face even as he cuts off from Navya and goes and sits alag se in the class...refusing to look at her or talk to her
...and the last bit with Navya so sweetly telling him to sign the form and go
..."MAIN zidd kar raha hoon?"...I loved his righteous little fit there
He's sooo upset with her...for now he doesn't realize why it hurts just SO much that she isn't even WANTING to go as she's made it but obvious...he's cloaking it with the "sab friends jaa rahe hain, why don't you want to care about your friends?" thing but everyone knows it's a "FRIEND" and not friends that's the issue here
...What I find interesting about all these scenes is the nuances they added...The entire epi was well written and well enacted...wasn't bored for a moment and less of Anant's whacko family...Hallelujah! LOL why can't they show just show his brother all the time?...I for one would so prefer it
Edited by nureat01 - 09 May 2011 at 4:42pm