Posted: 20 September 2011 at 8:12pm | IP Logged
Misti, I liked your analysis of various characters a lot and I wish they show depth to the story rather than the usual haphazard way they do their tracks.
I totally agree that Barkha can not be become that obsessive based on few days. That obsession has to be build over some time. I like the idea of Radhika's description of KK in the childhood combined with her getting interested in Dev during Mr. Mathura contest and then seeing him with Radhika later on combined with changed status of Dev in pulling Barkha over the edge. So her help from the beginning was not as selfless as shown before. I like this scenario much better as it makes it logical. Also I liked the use of letter that BB sent. Otherwise, that would be again stand alone episode.
I agree with what you wrote about Padma. Separating Dev and Radhika as well as getting RP title for her son (even if it is temporary) would not only fulfill her revenge against them but also fulfill her ambitions for her son. Her syrupy behavior seems too fake for me. Anyway, Rohan and Padma can be playing their individual games that may clash or may break Padma's dreams (if it is all fake). Rohan at this point is either turning positive or wants to be in Radhika's good books desperately. If he still wants to snatch Radhika from Dev, the first thing for him now is to make sure that Radhika starts tolerating him and trusting him by thinking that he has changed for good. Also as you said Padma is unaware of Barkha's psychosis and obsession about Dev.
Dai is another obsessive soul for whom Dada's word is the law. I don't buy her sudden acceptance of Radhika based on how she behaved with Radhika after the second wedding. Her behavior showed jealousy of Radhika's influence on both Dev and Dada (who was a hypocrite but still had high opinion of Radhika). So her sudden acceptance of Radhika and that feeble apology did not gel with me at all.
So these three obsessed insecure women would not recognize the truth that Dada recognized even if he didn't bless Dev and Radhika's union - that the bond between two is unbreakable. So Barkha can discount that childhood marriage but believe in Mahant's stupidity that anybody sleeping together that night would be with each other forever. But whoever is in the plan does know Dev and Radhika very well. I like your theory of that person wanting to break Radhika.
I am liking Maheswari ever since Dada's hypocrisy was exposed. So I am rooting for her to expose Barkha and also to tell the truth about Dev's lies. Dev deserves to be punished for what he has done.
I liked the scene between Dev and Radhika in their room especially Radhika's sparkly behavior and her knowledge of how to cheer up Dev who is just concerned about one thing these days. I also liked the scene between Dev, Rohan and Radhika as all three had good body language where Dev and Radhika are uncomfortable with Rohan and vice versa. There is an awkwardness between the three (that is natural) and even though Dev thanked Rohan, he wasn't effusive.
But what I didn't like was Dev leaving Radhika on her own in the Muth. I don't think they are going to show that Dev is just playing an intelligent game where he has overheard Barkha. I would be pleasantly surprised if they show that. So leaving Radhika to face the music (if she had been caught) and to face consequences (she would have taken the entire blame due to her intense love for Dev) doesn't go with Dev's character. They showed it this way to justify Rohan's role in rescuing Radhika. They could have still done that where they could have shown Dev going back but not finding Radhika. Then they could have shown coming back to PB in a frantic mood to find out about Radhika only to find out that Rohan helped Radhika. I don't know why they skip such details that would keep their story and yet show consistencies on characters' (especially leads') part.
Now I liked BB finding out about Barkha and trying to expose her. So they would show games between these two. But I don't want is that the focus is now on BB and Barkha nullifying each other's plans where Dev adn Radhika are mere spectators and puppets in Barkha's hands. Both know something about Barkha (Barkha gave the drink to Dev and insisted that he drinks it and Radhika saw her leaning on Dev). So they have to be the one to figure out the truth about Barkha. Let BB's role be where she thwarts Barkha's silly games. Also she helps Radhika (covertly) in linking all red flags about Barkha to her current behavior.
I hope they don't show these repeated attempts on Barkha's part to drug and rape Dev (it is not seduction) because audience are already tired of that with Vishaka and Kanika. Also please don't bring down Dev and Radhika by repeating the ONS track where Radhika and Dev are shown to look helpless and weak.
I liked Dev and Radhika's scene today in the bedroom, but can we see a genuine interaction between them rather than showing them side characters around whom things revolve but where they never have a major role. I am tired of those eye gazing scenes with a song (either from Bollywood movies or CB2 songs) playing in the background. Creatives: It is Dev and Radhika's story and Barkha is just a minor character. Viewers like to see their leads fighting for their rights and not somebody (either BB or Rohan or some combination) handing them on a platter.
Acting wise, my order is same as yours Misti. Rubina really acted very well and she looked very pretty. Pragati was very good and I am enjoying her scenes (either with Virat or solo scenes). Avinash was good in that bedroom scene as his expressions were very good (his disappointment and then his kiddish behavior with Radhika). Other supporting characters were good but again we are having too much Barkha. Can they ease on Barkha's scenes as I ended up fast forwarding her until she started talking to BB. They show her every single thought except for the part that should be shown - the background of her obsession story. But please give us some meaningful scenes of Dev and Radhika. I am hoping that Barkha is exposed soon to Radhika so that we can see intelligent Dev and Radhika. This is long overdue. Again I am reiterating myself but I want Dev to be the one who provides Radhika with her rights and not because she gets them because of BB and/or Rohan.
Edited by why6 - 21 September 2011 at 5:56am