I guess I'm one of the first people to watch today's episode, since I don't see any discussion topics for me to post in yet. So I guess I'll initiate one for today..
Today's episode was very entertaining - at least in my opinion. Megha remembering the events from the court room on her way back was a nice way to show that try as she might to put a strong front up for everyone else, she does get affected by the distrust that everyone shows her husband's character. And this was something that they reiterated later in the episode also - with her telling her friend that it feels nice when someone trusts her husband's honesty.
On another note though, I've noticed that they keep showing Mohan standing around waiting for "someone" every so often in an episode. Is that supposed to be a specific
someone that he is supposed to be waiting for or is this just to re-enforce the fact that he is a reporter (by showing him waiting on any one of his sources)? And for that matter who is that "Tawre" guy that keeps calling him?! I don't know if we have actually met him in the show..
So I knew that Navita going to school with Tanmay was going to present problems, but boy had I miscalculated the TYPE of problem it would cause! I thought she'd be late for school or something and get in trouble with the principle.. But yahan toh aur hi mamla ho gaya!!
I mean as soon as that guy said "shadi wadi", you knew that he had Navita's attention! And then she just actively cataloged how much money he asked for and what was all the information he needed for an advertisement to be posted. Of course she didn't actually decide to go ahead with it until later in the night, but the wheels had started to turn..
The interaction between Navita-Megha have to one of my favorite mother-daughter scenes till date. It really is heart breaking to see such a small girl so burdened with all the stress in her life and her mother's. She worries about her mother's happiness, she worries about her father's honesty being validated, she worries about Addu (who made a "Sleeping Beauty" appearance today, by the way!) and her having to scavenger for money to fulfill their needs and her mother having to hear "boojh" waley taaney because of it.. And then she worries about her mother taking care of her self and eating on time.. *sigh* So heart breaking. She seems to be the ONLY confidante and support Megha has at the time, especially in moments when Megha confesses to her about how hard it is to live on without Amar.. And where we see all this maturity from Navita, we are also reminded by her innocence and childhood as she ties the knot in her mother's sari because she wishes her father to come back.. Or a father figure at least - not that Megha realizes that quite yet. And how she protected that knot when Megha tried to undo it.. Also, I like how they both take care of each other - equally - in their own way. If Navita tries to be there for her mother, Megha is there to comfort Navita and remind her as softly and easily as she can that her father won't be back.. And how when she notices Navita's resistance in the matter, she just holds her close to let her know it will all be okay - that mommy's here.. *sigh* *sigh* *sigh* Oh man.. That was a very poignant scene for me..
The way they showed Navita's sort through her thoughts and decide upon publish an add was HILARIOUS! How she remembers everything she heard in a TV show on Udaas TV ( how her in her bachpana she's influenced by what she sees and hears around her) along with the comments her mother had to hear and the financial burden they're having to shoulder.. And so she gets up and starts to write down the "details" for the advertisement.. The entire scene was so innocently cute! I love how they managed to portray a child's thought process in a convincing manner..
For the umpteenth time, I hate
it when kids act older than their age..
Mohan and Renuka... Bwaahahahahahhaha
She went there to snoop around and him being the reporter that he is, KNEW that that's what she was attempting.. Aur phir jab Mohan jee bolne pe aye toh kya "cool chashma" aur kya "ladoo", NOTHING stood a chance..
Such a classic way to handle snooping neighbors! Hum toh fan ho gaye Mohan jee! *salutes*
I am so sure now that Megha's eventually going to get a job because this is twice now that the friend has mentioned the job opening at her husband's publishing firm.. Also it's good that they are laying background for Megha to start a job - ye nahi k aik din uth k she just randomly decided she wanted a job and then got it too right away! Being some anti-hero's secretary.. *rolls eyes*
And this brings us to the last and arguable the best scene in the show today, second only to the Navita-Megha scene! The confidence with which Navita took out her mother's marraige advertisement and handed the money to the guy in the office was absolutely hilarious. And of course his reaction wasn't any less.. And then how he turned her away - thank God
he didn't agree to publishing that because if they had shown him to go ahead and publish that advertisement from an 8 year old without question.. *shakes head* - first a bit leniently and when he realized she was persistent, a bit more harshly. Again, realistically portrayed.. very interesting. But of course this was all made even better by the fact that this led to the Mohan-Navita meeting and what a meeting it was.. Lol! Mohan is a nice guy at heart, beechara.. He tried SO hard not to be bothered by her insistent tears, but eventually he had to ask k kya hua.. And I was in splits when I noticed k Navita was actually ignoring him until he softened his tone a bit!! ROFL! Ab aya na unth pahar k neechey..
And again, outside the way Navita started maro-ing the show waley dialogue from memory and Mohan jee (who is busy eating her school lunch and drinking form her PINK water bottle, but he way..
) looks like he's seen pigs fly.. But eventually, the dialogues mixed with the threat of taking away his remaining lunch was enough to convince him to do the "good" deed and help
her mother (who he sees as a powerless widow sitting by stove struggling for cough syrups!
).. And once that happened and I realized that he was actually having the advertisement published (in all of Indore no less
) without reading it first, I just laughed.
Oh man! Bechara.. Really.. And if the precap is anything to go by, his woes and confrontations with "Mirchi Madam" are just beginning.. *shakes head*
By the way a couple of small things that I wanted to mention though.. Loved the hint at Mohan being the "guardian" in Navita's life - the one who'd from now on (intentionally or otherwise) look out for her. Loved his conversations with Guru as always - such an amazing equation they both have!!
And lastly, I know a lot of us were wondering about how Mohan would interact with Megha's kids given that he clearly doesn't like kids.. Turns out, he respects brains in a child.. Because while he seems to be turning into fast friends with Navita, (going the precap) Addu seems to be a different story..
Of course that doesn't mean that he won't be nice to Addu, just that his initial interactions with both the siblings are turning out to be so different. Navita treats him like an equal and acts like an adult (as best she can!) and so he treats her like one too (again, as much as he should).. But it seems it won't be so with Addu.. Oh, I'll be lying if I said I'm not looking forward to him interact with the kids some more (AND Mirchi Madam) tomorrow..
I can feel myself slipping up on the skepticism just a bit and I'm afraid it might come and bite me in the butt if this show falls through.. But today's episode was such an entertainer for me k I guess it couldn't be helped. But even so, I am determined to maintain my "one day at a time" policy.. So I guess, lets see what tomorrow has in store now..