Posted: 03 September 2012 at 1:23pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by Rabba-Ve-Delena
As always really well written Tanu-wa!
Articulated and poignant, I'm glad the CVs and if not them Gul is listening.
Today was good. Really good! - It struck an emotional chord that was necessary after the preceding chaotic, contradictory and slightly disturbing episode before!
I don't know whether that's because we're attached the show and it's characters therefore we could sympathise or because it was a genuinely good script.
Actually it was a mixture of both!
I've always loved Arnav and Anjali's relationship and how it's been handled which usually in harmony with Arnav and Khushi's... Yet post-kidnapping they almost ruined it - but today they completely nailed it. It's odd writing this when technically Barun and Daljeet didn't share a mutual scene today but the emotions conveyed, the situation, the angst and pain... it still made a mark. If there is one thing Arnav and Anjali bond over, it's that sense of mutual loss. Of death. Of having one moment and then losing what feels like everything the next and that was defined in the scene when Anjali focusses on Arnav's tear ridden, sorrowful eyes observing her from a distance.
That was pure brilliance, bow down director jee, bow down Barun and Daljeet.
That was painful but so powerful!
It worked so much more then the random, repetitive scenes they've had lately.
It was using screen time wisely!
Then as you said, DEVELOPMENT!
When a tearful Khushi walks towards a pensive Arnav sitting down, I was on the edge of my seat. Here it comes, he's going to lash out, blame it on Khushi .. just. about. now.
But what actually transpired on screen was completely unexpected. Unexpected but brilliant, a step towards the right direction.
It was mature, deep and meaningful, those rare moments when Arnav and Khushi aren't behaving diametrically opposite to each other, randomly Rabba Vey-ing, pointlessly arguing or bickering - but have a real, perhaps one-sided conversation. He was an open book for her, and Sobti's dialogue delivery was spot on. I know Sanaya didn't have any poignant lines in that scene but her emotions and reactions to Arnav's pain was spot on!
I just love the fact they dealt with this in a mature manor and not made it into a reason to set these two in another spiralling, demeaning, irrational and idiotic argument between them. As they did when Anjali had her mental breakdown and almost tried to harm her own child.
Good stuff, but who knows what we'll get. Inconsistency is our friend on this show.
Lastly the past.
THE FLASHBACK continued beyond *Gunshot* and "Maaa!"
I got so excited at that. Anyway, I am refusing to accept such a flimsy, pathetic past. It was such a silly backstory, were his parents that mutually weak ... THIS IS WHAT MISUNDERSTANDINGS DO TO PEOPLE in IPKKND. Either cause them live in che maine wala
marriages or kill themselves. Hmph.
No in all seriousness though, promo 5 said, Khushi WAS THE reason for his parents death, so there has to be MORE to this story.
If Arnav turns away from Khushi because of what Garima did, I swear I will ... I don't know.. just do something mean to him
Steal his hair gel, forever. Kidnap Aman. Yeah, that's better.
So agreed about the Arnav-AnJhali scene. Seeing AnJhali's recent behaviour of trusting Shyam over Arnav, I was totally thinking that only Shyam can get her to react and grieve her kid's death. But it was such a poignant moment to see it was Arnav who brought her out of denial and all without saying a single dialogue. This is where IPK always scores major brownie points. Any other show on desi TV and they would have given us OTT melodrama with thunderous BG, crazy camera angles, OTT acting, but IPK wins me over every single time with its subtlety. Arnav doesn't say anythiing, just holds her gaze and lets his tears fall, and she accepts the worst just like that.
I so agree with you on the ArHi front. These rare but beautiful moments when they are actually talking, bonding, sharing their pain, instead of "I trip, you catch, let us rabba vey"
jigs that are redundant, always feel like a breathe of fresh air. And add that the surprise factor when I saw Arnav opening up to Khushi instead of lashing out at her, end result, a very happy phanki!
Again, gotta love this show for handling grave issues with great maturity and not making a OTT melodramatical mess out of it. Let me be very clear, this is just for today, God only knows what hullabaloo the writers create tomorrow..