Originally posted by pigbelly4myfeet Awww And no ways...the maatey term is only appropriate for you. I am really not half as eloquent or bang on as you are. But if you mean 'matey' in the sense of lengthy blabbering phir toh I can def. give you company in that department. :P Yaar I'm not getting into this to and fro volley. But you can quit being modest now ! Over the concern of length, LOL, let's call Fivraa to join in for the triumvirate Words would feel so ignored if it wasn't for verbose people Oh this def. makes it even more hilarious! This chingum is such a backup/safety option for Mohan in these awkward times. Bichara aur kare bhi toh kya...chalo chingum hi khareed leta hoon. And the fact that these two always seem to stop at that specific uncle's chingum shop. Waisse, I think I remember chingums being sold individually in India too no? Remember those individual ones that had this little joke/comic strip inside them? Those are the ones Mohan buys clearly.
Great analysis of Mohan's chingum buying habits here JZ. :D
Acha I'm not aware of comic strips wale chingums, but if they sell those in India, I bet Mohan toh wohi khareedta hai
Oh great point JZ. Yeah that contrast is very interesting. You can just see how these two would become a support system for one another eventually. The process has already started. That to me is what I look forward to watching in terms of love stories. When we can see two people supporting each other in this way...where you can see that relationship progression long term...and two people helping each other grow as individuals...helping each other bring out their full potentials. Really completing each other in that sense...regardless of how cliched this statement is. And it is so rare to see this kind of development/sensitivity with love stories on Indian TV. I really hope this sweetness and CARE is maintained with MM's evolution and story.
Word to the bold. There's just something very real about balanced and equated love stories. And NBT thus far is really living up to that aspect - with all the scope to continue with it too - let's hope! I like how the strengths and weaknesses of both characters show a steady graph here. They don't either seem to suddenly sprout up extra power glands the way most TV leads do... and that's a relief. They're shown banking entirely on traits that were always hinted at, or seem very credible as part of their person.
Oh yeah! Intuitive understanding is SO the phrase!! Really...yeh dono ki intuition hi toh hai na? I mean it's our gut feelings only that make us reach forward..trust someone. And that concept of faith again...it's on an intuitive level only na? So I think until two people can have that intuitive kind of understanding between one another, they really can't have that kind of FAITH, that kind of confidence or trust in each other. Hope that makes sense and it is not just a random/half-baked si thought in my head.
And really great point about Megha and Mohan's fundamentals as characters. MM's story only started on that note na? The first impressions. Mohan himself had that impression about Megha after hearing Nanhi's monologue from that "Udaas TV" bit. He himself had this impression that Megha was this dukhiyari widwa and all needing sympathy. It was only after his interactions that he got to admire her strength. And really that admiration has become so subconscious and acceptable to him now. That he has no hesitation regarding Megha's capabilities and his confidence in her. And similarily with Megha too...she had the exact misconception regarding Mohan as well...just like everyone else. And now, like you said, they HAVE reached a mini milestone indeed. And I love that connection you made with this three month anniversary thing too. In a way their story is about overcoming these prejudices...these first impressions and misconceptions and getting to know each other. It's because both Megha and Mohan's background is so interesting too. That it evokes these kinds of misconceptions in society. Megha being the widow and Mohan living this carefree, adventurous reporter life. Megha being so family ingrained and Mohan being a bachelor who has consciously had a disagreement with his family (mainly his dad apparently). These backgrounds themselves provide such a great premise for their story to progress upon. And both Megha and Mohan have this similar trait...of defying societal norms in a way. But they have different ways of doing this.
So anyways...going off on random tangents here...but really SO much scope for this story to progress upon. I really hope it's handled well and all the connecting relationships too are given the required footage and care.
So interestingly even the fact that Mohan took less time overcoming first impression of Megha, than Megha did for him, is also more justified than trite - because given Mohan's worldly wisdom, and general unbiased approach in life, he ought to have seen through sooner. Besides, he did trust "evidence" over his gut faith in her word once, and realized.
Megha's lack of stepping into the world prior to now, so much of her own, is reflected in how she started off with some very obvious opinions about Mohan, consolidated by all those Murphy inspired situations Mohan always happens to be in the middle of, such that it's actually taken an eye opening revelation for her to see the Mohan Bhatnagar for the guy he really is! And yet, despite all her whimsical opinions of his prior to this, the fact that Megha had been able to place intuitive trust in Mohan is evidence of how it takes one to recognize one - between such simply core inside out genuine people! And the point of conversation at the dhaba where Megha told Mohan how she should have trusted him was like a circle being completed, because Mohan had chided himself for the same in the Rangreza episode. They both formed first obvious impressions - and took their respective time and events to overcome the same - but beneath it was always some level of instinctive knowing that they were made of similar fundamentals.
JZ kya yaad dila diya! I love that Shishupal scene from Mahabharat. LOL Yep yep, I see your point about how this fits with our Mohan too. lol Ok your insight with connecting Mohan with Krishna is now really making me wonder whether this name chosen for this character was intentional. And really if they do love associating Mohan with some God...then why haven't they chosen Krishna yet? Seconding Anu here...lol...perhaps this is the next God in line. :P Yaar I know! In fact Mohan is so not Shiva and Rama - in specifics of traits - he is so much Krishna! But like I said to Nur, Janamashtami is a while to go na abhi
P.S. JZ...I love the text in your sig box.
Oh I see. Oh haan, I do remember hearing of that book/movie of course but I've never read/watched it so I wouldn't know. But that text is totally appropriate for that MM scene. And even that Gulaal-Kesar scene...though I haven't seen it...I can understand the context of it.
Acha - strongly recommended in that case. The movie for sure, and if you're the reading kind then start with the book as a MUST.