Great analysis, Sunshine!
I actually loved the episode, even though I totally agree that the acting was OTT! Especially Appa Saheb and his fake heart-attack...though it did make me laugh a lot!
But on the other hand, there was no need to caricaturize an evil and intense villain into a blundering joker...they could have just let Asavari do the funny stuff! Btw, her expressions were just too funny...
Garv, thank god, was his usual dignified and amused self...I quite liked his expressions when Gauri gives him an earful and he cooly ticks her off saying that he couldn't care less for her too! Love the way he maintains his equilibrium, whatever the situation!
Btw, Mrunal is improving leaps and bounds...she was quite convincing in yesterday's episode...the right amount of pathos, desperation, grief, shock and anger...I loved how she still believed in Siddharth and knew that something was wrong!
I think the creatives should tone down the dramebaazi a bit...sometimes the show seems more like a street play than a daily soap...also, the characters need to dress down a bit...too much gold on everyone! For God's sake! Tribhovan Das Zaveri ki chalti firti dukaan lag rahe the sab log, especially Gauri, with her 1000 gold necklaces and Nandita!
The story is moving real fast now...from the pre-cap, Appa Saheb will probably pretend to have another heart-attack and that will force Gauri to accept Garv's proposal!
Like someone had mentioned before, Mrunal seems to be better at conveying hatred and anger than at portraying love!
She looks far more convincing hating Garv than she ever looked being in love with Siddharth.