Originally posted by misti73
Misti, I am writing these comments for the third time now. I lost them two times because somehow I pressed the wrong key. Anyway, this time I will be brief as I wrote so much last two times and now I just don't feel like typing again.
Today while watching the show the following dialogue from Shakespeares Hamlet came into my mind''''..that Denmark is "an unweeded garden" of "things rank and gross in nature" (Act 1, scene 2). Hamlet was the prince of Denmark. Anyway not saying that chunnu munnus writing is anyway near Shakespeare's,
Glad you clarified this. Chunnu munnu comparing themselves to Shakespeare is one thing as we know their delusional tendencies, but if you do it ...(not that you have done it yet).
just that this dialogue came into my mind seeing the ego trip of both badi bahu and Padma. Both are now competing regarding restricting people's access to God's blessings for the same reason'''ego. Badi bahu wants to show that although she has allowed Radhika to do pooja but no one can take arti from her because she does not want anyone to think that anything is less than her wishes'''.and that also includes God. Same with Padma, who is more brilliant in this respect, she believes in horoscope, omens and is supposed to be a God fearing person but is stopping her son's access s to God's blessing. Padma is more interested in proving to Radhika that she is no one in the family and is jealous of her. Badi bahus husband did not exactly refuse''.he blessed her but then walked off. Liked Radhika saying that she is not forcing anyone to do pooja, good if people want to take apart then it is on them whether they will go against badi bahu or not. If others come in spite of badi bahus wishes then that will be Radhikas victory'''As expected the badi bahu freaked out when Radhika said that Kanha will get dadaiji well and she rushed to take back her rights on her FIL. IF Radhika uses her brain, which I know she has, this should be an indication for her that she will have to use other means to take care of this problem. The dynamics of these two bahus were open in front of Radhika.
Padma and Maheswari are both self-centered selfish egotist women who clash when one's interests threatens other's and get together when the interests are same. So this current Padma is more like the pre-leap Padma who could be sharp with Maheswari but was totally quiet when Dev was mistreated. She turned against Dev in a minute without considering that if Radhika wrote that letter, then it implied that Dev was sacrificing his love for Rohan. Now she is doing the same to Radhika. Before marriage she was all sweet to her and now she is vicious towards her. Tomorrow she would again turn against Dev when the truth comes out and would be beseeching Radhika to accept Rohan. If only they would still show some monologues from her as to why she kept quiet all these years.
But Radhika profiting from the clash of all these cats and bulls is good as she has nobody on her side. To me this is more in line with Kanha's leela than him directly intervening in each ritual. Radhika can handle them on her own.
Out of all the people in this world it is still Mansaram who knows Radhika the best'''he understood from her tone that something is not right. Mansaram and Radhika relationship is one of the freamworks on which the show is built and I sincerely hope that the creatives do not spoil this. This poor illiterate man is always ready to stand beside his daughter and to trust her belief. Radhikas inner strength and confidence comes from this man's unconditional love. I know she is trying to protect his feelings and that's why she is not telling him about KK because she knows that her father will be shattered that he did not pick up on her behavior. Mansaram's family is a refreshing change from the purohits for me''..very real characters'''.from a empty headed sister who is obsessed about marriage, a good hearted but money minded brother who is ready to help his family members but also wants to look out for opportunities for himself, the abrasive but practical mother in Shanti who tries her best to not let her husband know what she is upto but her husband catches her out. Liked the Mansaram, Shanti and Chanda conversation today when Chanda's big mouth lets the secret out and Mansaram catches them. Shanti was refused today by the badi bahu but she is not a person to sit quietly regarding Dev.
Yes to all this. Mansa and Radhika's relationship is very beautiful. She only wanted to talk to him even though she asked about other family members. But she was so hurt inside that she wanted to talk to this father who offers her unconditional love. Similarly, Mansa was mainly concerned about Radhika's emotional well-being. Hope they keep it same and not destroy it as they destroyed Shastriji's character in the second year in CB1. As far as Shanti is concerned, she would now get an idea about Maheswari's motives and take some actions that would in future may expose Maheswari to Dev (assuming that they keep the script interesting).
Liked Dev and the change of expressions on his face while he was listening to Radhikas song'..first he was mesmerized but the line that mentioned that no one knows what our relationship is and I am Radha to your kanha'''made him realize and his expression changed''..
Except for the beginning, found Dev more realistic today. There was softening on his part when he saw his Dadaji enjoying the Bhajan and his eyes flickering to Kanha murti was good. I too like the use of this song. At the temple, they used the song not only to convey Radhika's happiness at finding KK, but also Dev realizing that Radhika loved him and didn't want to marry Rohan.
Also liked the touches of reality like the conversation between Virath and Mohini regarding who will get up to switch off the singing...and Virats grumpy remark regarding Kumbhakaran...Mohini refusing and Virat telling her off and then grumbling'Liked the dynamics between these two''
Virat was hilarious with his grumbling and Mohini was amusing because her sleep came first for her. I have family members for whom sleep is the priority and they will not wake up for anything trivial.
Rohan running and then pulling up his pants as kids do and then trying to calm his mother down that he took the blessing because Radhika offered him'.I think Pari is going to be Rohans petname for Radhika.
I like this petname "Pari". It suits Radhika and suits kid Rohan calling Radhika that as Rohan likes pretty things. Radhika is this pretty object for him and he really wants her to become his friend. Radhika's interaction with him was also good because now Rohan is a kid to her and so her previously detached feelings (and also her barely able to tolerate him reaction) have changed to feelings that one has towards a child. She is going to become Mommy Phuljhari soon.
A good episode ''the drama was there but light moments were there too..Liked the use of the same song to depict the many moods of Radhika...from thinking about kk, anticipation of KK, happiness after finding him and today a serene calmness and liked that Dev's eyes were constantly going to the small metallic Kanhas idol, the significance of which is known to him and Radhikas family members only.
Yes, liked Dev's reactions. Also it seems tomorrow your scenario may come true. They were showing Radhika going towards Dev with a bowl and he was looking apprehensive as this would prove Radhika's point once more. All the rituals are being completed with him. Since they talked about pag-pheras, I guess that is coming next week and of course Dev would be sent to fetch her back as Rohan is indisposed.
Liked badi bahu with no make up'.if she can sleep without makeup then why can't Mohini'.or is she planning to enter some beauty contest in her sleep.
Yes, can not understand why can't they show more natural setting in bed. Maheswari actually looked better today than any other day. It is so unrealistic to show women sleeping with their jewelry, makeup and heavy sarees. If people wear them to bed in real life, they would never be able to sleep with that stuff.
Anyway liked all the actors,'.whatever dialogues they were given, all justified them.
Yes, today dialogues were good. Also liking the fact that they are not showing Mohini indulging in petty schemes but instead using her sweet syrupy tone to score her points. It is another thing that her barbs are to Radhika are actually relief to Radhika as she doesn't want to be in Rohan's room or feed him first.