Finally a day that I caught the episode in time - even if not in best quality - so here go today's rambles.
Mohan Nanhi scene - obviously the highlight of the episode for the subtlety and undertones in such a seemingly harmless and adorable interaction... I love the profound traces of their scenes, which are never preachy, and absolutely never dragged - clean and crisp and always so cute! To the chemistry between the child artist and Kunal - From the very start of the scene - Nanhi's latest gambhir soch vichaar walk on the terrace to sighting the bell and ringing it promptly; to Mohan peeking from his window, postponing the call, jumping across the houses and reaching "destination" - I LOVE how Nanhi keenly watches him scale to and fro every single time. She's like this pocketful of sunshine goodluck for both Mohan and Megha, in different ways. In Mohan's life, she's this unadulterated "self-assumed and hence accepted equal" who watches out for him, has his back - even though in logical terms she should be, and could be no match for him! Still, she will tie hanky knots for him, send those quick prayers up to her Ganpati exclusively in Mohan's name, watch him until he's done all his Spiderman-giri to reach back his balcony safe and sound, ring the bell to bid him goodbyes and goodnights! His days have found a fresh new feature - Nanhi, who will pop up out of nowhere like a repeated reminder of being innocent and pure, like a good deed which doesn't seek out reaping benefits! So anyway - the little chat between unspoken but accepted "equals" - like aww at the way she makes a point of exchanging spots and Mohan's smile at her harkat!!! He makes my heart giggle like a girl when he gives those fond little smiles reserved for Nanhi, knowing he's wrapped round her finger, and lets himself be, because in an odd way he can't explain, she brings him this exclusive affection in a world that he has long resigned to believe of being contriving and scheming! And then the advice exchange takes places. I like how the writers bring out both examples through "animal" parallels. Making Tanu a chuha and Megha a butterfly! The little bit with Nanhi jumping back at the sight of the rat-catcher - - and Mohan picking on it to tease her even if just a little! They are SUCH equals when it comes to all these silly antics, because Nanhi is a little girl at the end of it all, and a part of Mohan as we all know never really grew up from being a bratty boy Adorable, adorable, oh so much!
Overall such a satisfying scene that leaves me with a smile and much contentment! Sigh - what a bond!
@ Megha-Nanhi scene in the kitchen - I love how Megha explains why they can't just go and accuse Tanu, and I love even more how Nanhi understands the predicament. She is- despite being that little girl who thinks of butterflies for solutions and cringes at rat catchers - a kid who has matured beyond her age. And it shows how she constantly deems to become a pillar for her mother, much beyond her 8 years. The way she will go to the end to seek out justice is just like her mother of course, only with greater fire given her young years which haven't worn out as much as Megha's.
@ Sanjay - oh he cuts such a small and sorry figure for himself. Like Fivraa said in the last thread, there is no denying how his situations have been somewhat unfair to him ... but then the fact that he is such a compulsive pessimist does nothing to improve the circumstance. As for Renu still going on about the fake "ijjat" and what not - apni to apni, us lafange Tanu ki bhi - for all the times that I know where she is coming from, today she cut a disgusting new low into her irresponsibility as a wife, and a mother. @ the whole Tanu getting caught red handed and let off so easy - The person I want to hate on THE MOST here is MIL. How the hell could she stand in that place and hear Renu go on about her MOST laadla Amar the way that woman did?! Seriously?! If all her hating of Megha is because of Amar's loss - does the woman have not a bone in her spine to stand up for that same son?! Unbelievable is not even word enough. She just made me plain mad by being a silent - partially acquiescing onlooker today - not only does she not deserve a DIL like Megha, I have begun to doubt if she ever deserved a son like Amar. Tanu is a jerk and his good for nothing babbling mother knew it the second she saw that money in his hands, that he was stealing indeed. The eye exchange between them said it all. Nanhi was her usual bravado - but what really made me glad was Megha defending her daughter and not just giving in. I LOVE that about her - despite having submitted to so much else of circumstances, she is not the one to be walked over with blames that aren't hers to bear. And somewhere, Mohan has been constantly responsible for more than usual exercise of this self defense trait! Overall - a well rounded episode. Missed Guru of course, and dear little piddi - but star of the day was Nanhi for sure. Mohan toh hai hi, star of the show
Btw - despite how long this post has become, I want to add something that occurred to me while watching the FB's in today's episodes from yesterday's showdown. A double meaning attached to the brief but precise dialogue that was executed by Megha. I was thinking of how every point that Megha made about Amar before Mohan, held true for the latter. She told him how he was the kind of man who'd go out at odd hours and for days, not caring about himself or his priority to help out neighbours - and I was suddenly thinking of that was EXACTLY what Mohan did for Nanhi. Then she was telling him how his good deeds were never about propaganda or getting credit, about about the deed itself - and it was like a glaring point; because there was Mohan, facing her, hearing all this, the man solely responsible as her equal, if not greater, aid to have found Nanhi and never spoken a word of it. Never expected a thanks, not demanded gratitude, and certainly not credit - in fact, as he told Guru on the kite flying day, he gave no shit about "credit-debit" I was thinking how I'd missed to draw that parallel yesterday - but how well written those lines coming from Megha were, doubly so, now that I see how they fit both Amar and Mohan, in the respective ways. Somewhere I think Megha might be compelled to remember her own words, and picture Mohan in the slot which had been intended as a description for Amar.
And that's that. The precap isn't extra eventful for a Friday, but I suppose that's only a start scene - there's going to be some cliffhanger about breaking this MM stalemate, and then until Monday...