Posted: 08 February 2012 at 4:34pm | IP Logged
Finally got around to watching the episode, late as usual - and here with the inevitable part of my rambles...
For the amount of confusion Mohan's "wrong choice" of words creates for him - time and again - I must be too fan-hit to still find it adorable about him Like seriously, the moment he said agar maine kuch galat chaap diya to...I was like *headdesk* and *aww Mohan!* all at once, because he's such a natural verbal-klutz, if ever there was one I like how the entire Mohan vs Khatarnaak Item Vyas family scene, despite its serious strains (fantastic acting by Aakanksha, and brownie points for giving her a relevant dialogue which didn't go on and on like a preach maarthon) I love how Mohan can't help but retain his character. Mohan being Mohan seems to be unconditionally enough to get on the wrong side of the people in this house - minus Nanhi of course, the only aankh ki parakh wali in this mad house - and of course when he starts off responding to a polite "kya chahiye" with "aapku bahi, Mrs. Vyas" - you already know his fate is sealed, at least for this encounter But just as inevitable is it for Mohan to say something as spontaneously subtle but touching as "main yahan Nanhi ke papa ke liye aya hu" ... something which even if all the others in the family don't comprehend, Megha does, or soon enough will - because both her intuition and facts know that he isn't lying about anything that bears Nanhi's name.
The best part of the scene - for me - has to be Mohan's silence in response to Megha's brief but effective dialogue about her husband. Such a perfect actor Kunal is for this role, his eyes are unmoved in the trite romantic sense for this woman, and yet, even as his gaze remains unwavering, you can see that flickering of reaction to her earnest words, the innate pain, and of course, the gleam that begins to line her eyes by the time she's done. And then the fact that he bounces right back by pressing down the doorbell till the door is reopened for him - is such a Mohan thing to do. He's taken in for a moment, but only that, and then its as if her brief truthful spitfire has given him an extra reason to persist - no not consciously for her sake, not yet - but the reporter on him knows his gut feeling about things not being as they seem are not unfounded gets him ringing for a second audience.
I might not be making sense with my gushing here, but what I'm saying is that I really love the perfect blend of the professional and the softie in Mohan - fairly balanced as this scene demands - without letting on even the slightest unnecessary nuance of any romantic allusion - executed to perfection by Kunal, in his brief and mostly interrupted lines (I mean bichara gets jumped at even by spineless people like Sanjay!) and in the longer silent interludes where he's listening, and letting eyes just touch upon where his heart and mind may be in reaction...
So yes - totally a scene that lived upto the expectation and more, for me.
@Megha visiting Prerna - for some reason I was expecting in equal measure, that Meg would, and would not, ask for a job for Sanjay instead. She didn't and I suppose somewhere that's going to be followed up with her taking up a job after all...
@ Guru throwing back random insult in Tanu's face - aah, hallelujah to all the times I've wanted to get in their and box his years! Like seriously! How did he even muster the audacity to play a prank on Guru when only the night before he'd be caught in that state by him? Only a fool like Tanu would play a joke on someone who has an ace on him like that one *shakes head and rolls eyes*
@ the kids and their little scene of being happy with gifts - nothing major I know, but it was cute all the same. On a side note - second day in a row, can Vedji please cease being such an utter idealist? When he told Mohan uparwala is going to fix the problem I honestly groaned. He is, as megha told Prerna, a very well meaning and father like figure. But I wish to no end (even more than an improvement in sourpuss) that he would develop one practical bone in himself... oh well...
Overall another good episode. I really liked the climax of Mohan vs the family showdown scene - and with the given precap (oh I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way he says the dialogue I used in my title *does a little fangirl jig mentally*) I think we've got one thing and more coming in the remaining couple episodes this week.
Sigh - do I ever not say this? Go NBT!