Okay, so four episodes in and how are we doing? First two eps brought my expectations right down to earth but the third episode went some way to bringing them back up a little bit.
In today's ep, I'm so glad the galat-faimi - and the whole "darling, darling" thing - wasn't prolonged too much - and we got straight down to the heart of the show - Ram and Priya. Contrived as the scene might be, I loved it. This Ram who is always laughing and joking in front of his friend Vikram, his family - the only person he can open up to is Neha (he thinks). But what he ends up doing is confessing his deepest, darkest secret to the one girl who can understand exactly what he is going through. I really felt for Ram in this scene - when he said that despite everything, he gets jealous too.
One thing I really liked was how his emotional speech not only gave encouragement to Priya, but also cheered her up - to the point that she had practically forgotten about Vishal
She went into that bathroom to cry and came out with a spring in her step. This sense of camaraderie that she felt with a stranger on the other side of the door - someone she has never met but who feels the way that she does...this was a lovely way to bolster her confidence back up. This is the kind of connection she was talking about in yesterday's episode, and it was a million times better than her standing in some crowd thinking it to herself with a morose look on her face.
Ram and his bodyguards scene - anyone remember the movie Dil
LMAO @ "Parvati type bhabhi"
Yeah Ekta, we get it
btw, Ram, us Kahaani veterans know that Parvati and Om were the Ram-Sita of their
so it is
possible for a Ram to marry a Parvati
What does Priya's papa do
apart from follow her around to yoga classes and on long walks?!
"Ek hi toh sapna hai mera..." - yeah, where was your sapna ten years ago? Useless man. When is Priya's brother showing up?
Loved Priya's description of love, as imagined by her, and by the rest of the world. And I loved her acceptance that there are other people like her in the world and that perhaps she is supposed to meet one of them.
Again, liked the contrast between Priya and Ram, with the example of the sunrise. And that song is so damn lovely
, I could just listen to it on a loop all day
will be ripping that
Are you there, Ekta? We want a FULL LENGTH VERSION sung by Shreya Ghoshal pretty pleaaase!
Most of that family scene was so filler...but that one bit where Priya's mom showed Priya her wrinkles reminded me sorely of my own mother
Loved Priya's reaction to that - why would a laundry guy even bother to look at her like that. But how quickly did that scene turn so awful?! What kind of mother talks to her daughter like that? It's not even that Priya isn't beautiful - just because she doesn't sit around the house applying face masks.
That scene between Ram and his mother was very...weird. There were some serious undertones to that scene that should be explored slowly - both Ram and his mother had weird looks on their faces. Methinks that Ram is not all happy-happy with his stepmother and that even he knows something is up.
So, Priya goes straight from a hurtful scene with her mother into a lift with a guy who has obviously hurt her before. And then the highly typical lift breakdown
...sigh...cliche, cliche, cliche. That goodness it didn't last too long. I wonder why Priya is still friends with his wife. Not a very good one, it seems - yesterday she seemed very friendly; today there was a distinctly catty
vibe. Made me think that maybe she had engineered yesterday's meeting with that awful guy simply to set Priya up to that scene.
Despite the earlier scene, I liked Shipra standing up for Priya in her own distinct way; at least we know she's not totally indifferent to her elder daughter. What makes me wonder is that though she today acknowledges that Priya gave up Ashwin to take care of her family, a few days ago she was totally dismissive of Priya's sacrifices. But THANK GOD that Priya called her up on it!
I wasn't sure that she would - her being of the mahaan K-serial ilk - but I loved
that even a little bit of her anger came out.
The rest of the scene between Priya & her mother was very nice. Went some way to redeeming Shipra. LOL @ her imitation of Shruti.
She's a materialistic woman, but her heart is in the right place after all. Though it annoyed me how she kept veering from "wait till you get married, I will make sure your hubby has the best car, the most money etc" to "teri kismat mein badi ghadi na sahi etc"...make your mind up, woman - which is it?
Uh oh - I guess this accident was per the synopsis of the show before it aired. Is this their first meeting? I'm intrigued.
A decent fourth episode - with its cliche moments intact but again with a simplicity in certain scenes - like the walk and discussion of the sunrise. Though Vikram and his constant "shaadi karle! You need a jeevan sathi!" jaap is still annoying me. But at least there was no Neha today
P.S - so I ripped the new instrumental from today's episode and thought of adding both tunes here.
Title track - 1 June:
Dheere Dheere - 2 June:
Edited by psawyer - 02 June 2011 at 4:01pm