Ok. About my earlier speechlessness, I think I needed to digest the idea and the happenings of the episode. It was a lot to take and I think the cliff hanger ending sort of left me at a loss, making me want to see how things panned out before I commented on anything. Also I was too stressed out in the episode to enjoy it so I had to go back and watch it again to enjoy it, knowing that the "confession" was Pintu's imagination. Anyway a few things:The Babloo-Pintu Interaction
This was a wonderful scene! I love how Babloo shows that he has known what has been going on all along between Pintu and Krishna, right from the days of the coaching centre. Every argument that Pintu has against this being love, Babloo has a logical counter argument showing that it is. I guess this is where being something of an academic comes in handy. I also love the way he first hints that it might be love, saying that he could go talk to VP. This to me was Babloo acknowledging the truth and legitimacy of what Pintu feels for Krishna. And finally Pintu can't argue anymore because he has been argued under the table...and he has to admit to himself...he is in love! Krishna and the DC
So on the one hand we got a clarification on how Pintu feels for Krishna and on the other hand we got a clarification of Krishna's definition of their relationship. I thought it was an interesting piece of characterisation because while Pintu just goes with the flow of his feelings and acts on them, not really feeling the need to define the relationship, Krishna, at least in her mind has given it a name and filed it, as per her hyper-organised and very correct nature. Whatever her feelings for Pintu she has not realised or acknowledged them and clearly puts her job first when she has to choose. Song Sequence
This was actually such a wonderful sequence. It reminded me of Pintu seeing Krishna on the day of his wedding to Pinky, on both sides of the road, one happy and one reproachful. This sequence felt like he was asking himself when he fell in love, and his subconscious was telling him, remember that? Or that? Or what about that?
The Pintu in the black kurta was his own heart that he hadn't acknowledged until now. Also I loved the way the flashbacks were sort of reshot in this dream format, very artistic. Also I loved that the three flashbacks sort of showed Pintu why he loves Krishna, for her making him a better person just by being herself (with the helmet), for taking care of him (withe the ketchup), and for accepting and adoring his gifts (with the bangles).
The only thing I found a bit ominous and it could be nothing, was that Krishna was wearing the same saree in the flashbacks that she wore when she "failed" her interview and Pinky passed. It could just be because the saree was pink which connotes love but...
It was clever to use Pintu realising a confession in front of the whole family was a bad idea, as a means for drama. I too was wondering what on earth had got his goat when he did that in front of her parents?!
The letter was very sweet. But I would have preferred if he used a kabutar and sang a song instead of sneaking into her house in the dead of night.
That kind of creeped me out to be totally honest and it was very risky. I am just hoping the letter and its deliver don't have any needless complications. I kind of want to get to the bottom of this track now.