Posted: 12 November 2012 at 10:46pm | IP Logged
Ok wow the very first post of a new show based on its first episode that I so know was being looked forward to would shape up like this was not in my wildest imaginations frankly.
To say this was a long awaited show would be an understatement in the grossest of terms ever since MJHT went off air precisely 2 years ago, the next shows of all its 4 leads were eagerly awaited - not only cos of the sheer craze for the actors but also an enthusiasm of their fans, who wanted to see their favorite stars back in a brand new avatar in a new set-up. role etc. And somehow the longest wait was in for Mohit' return.
When articles started pouring in about 4this show and Mohit was confirmed as the lead it, the news spread like fire alas the show seems to put on the dampeners to the spirits rather quickly.
For a show that was touted in the print media as Mohit' comeback vehicle, the first episode not only gives the image that is contrary to this but also seems to be disappointing in more ways than one.
A Mature Love Story - that's how Khamoshiyaan was touted; however that doesn't at all seem to be the content on screen. A quick proposal and an engagement to follow up were really the last thing I expected in the pilot. But what was more unnerving was the way the whole thing took place, yes the pace is quick we get it Sid and Gauri are childhood friends but in no way was the vibe of childhood sweethearts or even of high school lovers. Sid I suppose is in love with the idea that he is in love with Gauri rather than being in love with her in the first place as per me. Not to mention I never imagined when SP decided to do away with the childish heroine who is a bimbo essentially in all matters they would do the unthinkable - make the hero a kid. I get a guy being a man-child but unfortunately the case here seems of Sid being a pampered protected gullible lad. He is shown boyish, a tad reckless and not at all worldly- wise while Gauri is somehow too far responsible and mature as it comes across.
Even with the engagement scene - a day when any gal is perhaps at one of her happiest moments Gauri comes across as sorta sullen and lost in her thoughts. In no way did she seem excited remotely for her upcoming nuptials only wondering about her appa-saheb and her remainder family. I get it its a big day and you want blessings from your elders and want your near and dear ones around you but shouldn't a moment come when perhaps you dwell on those around you in such a special occasion rather than be miserable for those absent.
The only intriguing point in the whole show is perhaps the moments when the mystery of this appa-saheb comes into the picture. He is a prominent figure in politics, a goon in his own sense yet gauri is under a false impression of him being perhaps a naive poor farmer in some remote village. Though the actor playing the role of appa-saheb does seem good even his scenes have a bit of a fiasco for eg the part where he kicks a man in his face. I get him falling, the guy even bleeding but him being knocked unconscious ? really from a foot in the face and being dragged by guards - what does this appa-saheb eat if he has that kinda of a strength ? they ought to tone down the melodrama in that sense - people want an escape from reality when they watch a movie or a show- a distraction from their woes, life and stress in general in the form of entertainment not an escape from rationality.
The first episode has been a disappointment sadly but I hope it gets its footing right soon. for all the heavy promotions it has done I hope its not lost in a drain. The makers should focus on Sid getting matured with the progression. There clearly is a mystery why gauri' parents are lying to her as well as the fact that why this appa-saheb shows concern for gauri whereas he is least bothered about his son asking him if he only needs money which seems weird to me.
There is a series of events that is responsible here for Gauri landing in India however it remains to be seen how that's played out. The only hope remains its senile enough.
On an ending note just wanna wish everyone a happy diwali and the show all the very best.
AUTHOR' NOTE: this post is just a representation of my views not an attack on anyone. Hope everyone sees that. Cheers!
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