Well, here we finally are. I don't think I have ever been this excited to watch a TV show before
well, not since the day when Parvati became Janki and a whole section of Sakshi's fanclub on KGGK forum cheered her revenge against her useless family.
So, thanks to the generosity of the amazing uploader who posted this video in literally half and hour, I get to watch it quicker than I had anticipated.
Naturally, mommy dearest is...well, mommy dearest
Aur chotti beti toh laajawab. Ek bracelet ke peeche itna hungama!
And bechari Priya being the gopher, trying to keep the peace. If one bracelet could make or break a potential Miss Mumbai...
Phoolon ke gehna?!
that's a new one...I'm not sure about the casting of Ram's mother, though she does look like the typical "vamp saas" ...
If Aisha had a yellow bracelet, wouldn't she have it at home somewhere? Then why come out to the market instead of going home and searching for it?
I loved that both Ram and Priya - though they had their different ways of going about it, and different budgets of course - but both managed to get what they wanted for their sisters. Priya's mother is amusing at the moment, but her act is bound to get old, especially as we see how often she ignores Priya for Aisha. Step-mother storyline coming up?
Looking at these girls, you wouldn't think they would need a TOEFELS class
but in any case, seems they are pretty much going abroad to be golddiggers anyway...
Nice scene with Priya and the magazine photo of Ram - I swear, one thing this show has done for me has stuck this lovely song in my head
all day, every day
Quite a nice first episode - a lot more happened than the usual "girl prays for about twenty minutes, cries for the rest episode" business etc. Liked the fast-paced nature of the ep; and of course the very obvious parallels between Ram & Priya. I like their characters too - thank God Ram is not the selfish, money-minded awful guy that they usually are in first episodes of Ekta's serials. No useless "money is everything, love is bakwaas" dialogues. He seems a very genuine character - obviously his reticence for marriage stems basically from the neglect from his mother; to his way of thinking, if his mother can't love him, then why would anyone else? For Priya it's slightly different - her mother simply pays no attention to her but blabbers on about either herself or her younger daughter. Will be interesting to meet Priya's brother who will be the catalyst for Ram and Priya coming together.
I liked that the show didn't put on any airs ; none of those scenes that depicted opulence, wealth and snobbery on the one side, and depressing poverty on the other. Of course, this was only one episode in so it can still be done, but I found the "average-ness" of both the characters refreshing. Yes, one is infinitely richer than the other, but for all that, his experiences and his sore wounds are the same as the other's. Looking good, but then EK shows always start well. Onwards to tomorrow, I say! I'm looking forward to R-P's first mulakaat.
Edited by psawyer - 30 May 2011 at 12:10pm