Posted: 06 April 2012 at 3:27pm | IP Logged
"It's the tragedy of loving, you can't love anything more than something you miss."
~Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
'The Tale of Pause 'n Affect'
Yet again, a perfect name for the Crooner, Priya! First of all, love your dad! How well does uncle understand you & the addiction that is this show!A big hug to both of you from moi! What a cute quote to summarize the feelings of the boy! He was in full display today! I completely agree about not taking anything at face value...I have deliberately stayed away from spoilers and SBS/SBB reports over the last few days; I find it takes away from the episode. Promos are different as they are more of a tagline for whats coming up...Today's episode was a refreshing surprise, which tied up some of the loose ends from the last few days! The Caring One: I absolutely adored the scene between the siblings! The banning of the papaya per the preggo research done by the concerned bro...Well, Khushi better watch out when its her turn! OMG, can we say daddy dearest in OCD mode! Again, the triangle in play...you described Khushi's pain and her realization beautifully! She has seen the tender side to him before, but today, it hurts; hurts to the point where she cannot look at him without showing how painful it is! Cut to Anjali telling him the aftermath with the meds...The doubt clears, if only for a moment...The Rabbe Ve...the sweetest of them all...the unsaid apology...but her pain takes over her...& the doubt comes back in! Loved how you tied in all the prior attempts to apologize here...all in green, no less! The Guilty One: What a great way to describe this scene...He wants to instigate her so that he gets a reaction...So that things are back to "his normal." When she doesn't comply, he doesn't stop...continues to berate, throwing the dabba business in her face, telling her he doesn't want her in his space! Asks her to do something better with her life (wow, isn't it enough she's married to you, ASR? Thats the best she could do, right!) What I loved here was the said vs. the unsaid! Even when she's quiet, he cannot stop himself. His guilt consumes him in every situation. When the MU finally clears, he will have to let her speak, have to hear her out, without allowing it to be about him! I thought the convo with Aman was hilarious! Part of the inspiration for the title to my post! Arnav has paused so many times in his calls with Aman that the dude now automatically knows when boss is distracted & the ONLY cause for the distraction! And yes, thank God the Dostana rumors are now at rest!
The Yearning One: OMG, I got goosebumps reading the Kabhi Kabhi quote...how beautiful & apt! The missing & the wanting come full circle! Somethings never change! He goes about his business, checks up on di, does what is routine for him...yet...where is she! I haven't seen her all day! Looks for her before he goes to bed; she is the last person he thinks of before lying on his recliner...of holding her, wanting her...her smile, her laughter, her words...Her chimes wake him up! Again, she is always around him, just as she was when silence took over that first night! Yet, her bangles signaled the intimacy between them, though unacknowledged at that moment! Priya, thank you so much for reminding us of the significance of those stars...I have always loved both the prior scenes with them & those celestial beings...but this one just was too special! Especially when he reaches out & touches them! Again, the intimacy of that scene did not go unnoticed...
He continues to search...Bumps into Nani...True to himself, doesn't let on what is bothering him...Instead, questions the help...Then he hears her voice, and it calls to him!
What I loved about today was that despite Khushi's silence and his harsh words to her, there was a sense of normalcy to their relationship...Yeah, they were upset for different reasons, but it was very much spouses at odds. Her leaving, giving the clothes to the servant, not picking up the phone, all of it was very believable! His longing, missing her, wanting to see her was also typical of any husband! The CVs did a brilliant job showcasing this!
I am also appreciating Nani's 'silent observer' role...Since last week, her part has taken on a new dimension...it is indeed interesting to see where the CVs go with her!
I agree with you on the dislikes...I had said Anjali might find the dhagaa in one my earlier posts. But I am confused at what was shown today. The Shyam scene also seemed so out of place...The key in the wallet made no sense. Shouldn't a tycoon have a safe with a combination code? If he does have a key, wouldn't it be safer in a drawer somewhere? Seriously, a wallet? Again, the dhagaa, wallet, key all of it was very contrived! Shoddy screenplay there! Honestly the contents of that file should be on a disk or better yet, a USB stick! The CVs sometimes live in the 19th century! The Payal-Mami scene also seemed out of place!
And yes, ASR/Arnav/Barun, please shave! That aside, Sobti, you ROCK and so does your wardrobe!
Rating: 4.7/5...A pt to Sobti alone! And the deductions are for what didn't work...otherwise a solid end to the week!
P.S. Enjoyed the interview! What a gem he is! Poetry, screenplay analysis, adventure, MI...it was ALL GOOD!
P.P.S. Sad my team lost... Thanks for all your STELLAR CROONERS this week, hun--hats off as usual! Have a masti-filled weekend with your dear ones! Will try to catch up with you & our buddies soon (I won't be able to comment until late Saturday or Sunday IST.)
Edited by Nandalala - 06 April 2012 at 11:42pm