Posted: 17 July 2012 at 8:42pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by docgirlRabba Ve , masala sahelis
It was an epi worthy of moneyshot Tuesday - not intense or dramatic but whattay cuteness overload... laued it --- so much!
This was Sobti's epi all the way - he had so many shades here that I was hugely impressed at how he pulled it off. How cute was the little boy sitting on the stool before his nani and asking for his childhood fave aaloo and puri so that he could share with his recalcitrant wife. When he said thank you to his nani oh-so-sweetly when that ploy failed, I wanted to reach across my screen and hug him. He was oh-so-adorable. We started off with the tormented lover... who can only express his feelings when his wife is not conscious or awake or standing right before him. His torment was captured beautifully - he's been her nemesis, the reason for her grief and he feels it deeply. Very Nice! We also saw vintage ASR, the impatient lover. We've seen this play out with the bangles he gifted her. Then he tricked her into showing off her wrists with his bangles on them and was all smug about it. She called sharth on him and forced him to admit that he's gifted them. Then too she knew he'd gifted then, he knew that she knew he'd gifted them --- but it is that game they play. She knows he's doing all this to woo her, he knows that she knows... but this time she's a lot more angry and far less pliable. His furious and frustrated " Ab dikh raha hai!" was classic ASR. Dude, those wooing lessons, you're still at beginner level. I have one important kostin though --- when will handsomeji sharth again? Only good things happen when he sharths - unlike when we do --- just sayin' Meanwhile, I hope biwi is playing hard to get because this is bangles 360 --- not because her martyr complex has reared its ugly head. That scene on the satsang non attendance - bad omen! . CVs, peeleejh let us see some of that nayi soch SP touts all the time.
Anjali Di's grief continues to deepen and the picture starts to get clearer. When thappad gate happened, she shut herself off in denial and rejection of everyone. At the time Chottey pleaded with her "Don't cut me off from you, you can't do this" (hanging over us was the familiar FB - "you are my duniya, no one and nothing else matters!"). She was at the center of Chottey's duniya - tattered as it was.
Then Khushi held up a mirror "Despite everything that you have lost, see how much you have to live for. Don't hurt Arnavji so". Did she make Chottey's duniya turn? She did, he came running to her dropping all else in her desperate plea for help in the termination drama. She begged him to fix her world, the world they were both mourning the loss off. He was helpless, but still she was the fulcrum.
Then came the roses... a sign she thought that he suffers as she does, eager as he is to repair her world, to bring a smile to her face. So she does smile and makes desi comfort food to thank him, share with him, bond with him. The most hurtful illusion shatters - she's not only not the center of his world, his world is altogether different and the cause of her grief is at the center of it.
Today a reminder that she is all alone at a time when she should be enjoying the joys of motherhood. Surely Chottey will be my support, share in my troubles she thinks. But yet again, he seems to have forgotten about her crisis. His crisis is a world away - buying a crystalline gift to woo the cause of her troubles. The "aap meri duniya ho" FBs ring false. Not only betrayal, but she is lost, alone, helpless, adrift and worst of all unloved. Is she wallowing in self pity? - of course! Is she owed that time to be miserable - hell, yes!
Grief of that magnitude is never easy to deal with. It's no good asking people to dust off their wounds, pick themselves off the ground and get on with it. People are who they are. They can't change overnight. When the house of cards collapses, there is no structure to cling onto or to build around. It's a barren, desolate, unfamiliar landscape. Even the one indestructible pillar she could always cling to - her chottey - is no longer in sight. So she's going to flounder some more, mope some more... test his loyalty some more. So Team Give Anjali a Chance (apologies, John Lennonji! ) brace yourselves for the long haul. TRP saas-bahu drama --- we have to suffer through. I hope Devi Maiyya is merciful. GH says all his characters are his babies, but PayAsh are surely step babies and much unloved. Else, why take the chance for a real conflict about broken promises and lack of trust and grind it in the dust as we saw with the earlier PayAsh conflict about insecurity and fitting into a different world. This one is about rejecting the wife's offer of puris and a hanky, and not having a packed lunch in time. Then we suffered high heels, chameli ka tel and kaajal. Talk about wasted opportunities. Btw, maybe I just don't know this milieu at all, but what wife still hands her wife a hanky as he leaves for work? Is this not anachronistic or am I missing something about this nayi soch! However, the winner of the day : The bromance -- very, very fun. I've never been a fan of the bad hindi comedy but the lambi saas lo, saas bhi kabhi bahu thi had me in splits. The return of NK seems a definite success. As much I think Khushi needs a human BFF, this bonding trumps her needs. Lage rago... NK and Nannav mere bhai!
*Vista still looking for a sentence that she can refute/argue/or add a word to...*