Originally posted by smriti81
The episode was well conceptualised to make the transition smooth & give audience some connectivity to the new face! Re-living the beautiful bond of Teacherji & Choti Anandi to take us back to the roots of BV was a good strategy. And the old stalwarts, DS & Bhairav, the acting powerhouses of BV, were used very effectively...that was a nicely done scene trying to send across a larger message to the audience! The Ja-Ganga scene was also good...well enacted & bringing to the fore the core issues of BV...dilemma of being a BV & coping with the fallout of such marriages. All in all BV was trying to be in its true element yesterday.
But I surprised my self cause I could not find a connection to Toral's Anandi atall. I felt like I was looking at a stranger not the A I love so much...it was like watching a nice pleasant face from some other show! I had braced my self for the change & am not the kind to wallow in sentimentality, esp wrt a tele show. But as the veil of flowers lifted from the face I could only imagine P's sweet, innocent Anandi there. Have very mixed feelings today...want to continue cause I really like BV & Shiv too much to give up! I guess I will have to give more time to T's Anandi... need to see how she connects with Shiv & how she combines the confidence & strength of this A with the innocence & vulnerability of P's A.
But am really gald to see that so many of you could find the connection & are looking fwrd to the transition. It was very reassuring to read all ur positive views...hope I can do the same a few weeks down the line.
Smriti I completely agree with You.
It was a brilliant episode that showcased the CVs abilities.Beautifully conceived and well executed episode.
Looks and physical appearance vise she looks closer to Avika's Anandi.
But I could find in her face there was a bit Of Pratyusha too.I cannot clearly pin point what that is but I thought saw a bit of P.Especially when they were showing glimpses of her face through those flowers.The softness was brought in through her voice when she spoke with Shiv over the phone.I think CVs are not leaving any stone unturned to make her accept her as Anandi.
Today they appealed to their core audience which watches the show for it's story and characters by making her connect her with Avika's Anandi.
I agree.I too couldn't find the connection with Toral's Anandi.I suppose it takes time for us to actually connect with her.May be till then we have to watch it for it's story and Shiv.
But then I couldn't find connection with Pratyusha's Anandi too when she was introduced in that scene over the sand dunes way back in 2010.But finally managed to connect with her.
So I have not given up on Toral.Waiting for her interactions with DS BS J and of course Shiv to help me connect with T's Anandi.