Take 5: Kai Po Che Week

-Jamba- IF-Rockerz

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Posted: 15 March 2013 at 9:26am | IP Logged

Presented by Dr J - who  completed her Ph.D in the art of kite flying this week. Hug Hug Hug

Full Disclosure - I DON'T watch complete epi's. Bas, bol diya. 

Week 3 che. As stated above - I've learned more about kite flying than I ever need to know for the rest of my nine lives. For instance - I know that young ladies need to make sure that their hair hides their face - like blinkers on a horse. batting eyelashes  (And if your hair isn't three feet long, then you need to make an emergency trip to the salon to score a wig. STAT.This not only allows the girls to focus, but also prevents sorta-but-not-really fiances from sneaking peeks. 

They're also  required to yell "Kai-Po-Che" every now and then, which, in kite flying lingo - roughly translates to  "How do you like THEM apples - sucker?"Evil Smile Evil Smileaccompanied by a victory boogie.Dancing A version of the chant is even used by soap duniya celebrities like Lalit Mohan - who deploys it in every Facebook post (Cut it).

Armed with our new found knowledge of traditions and customs - this week's Take 5 is posted from Garden-of-Eden-giri, where Dikhra finally sees the face that goes with the belly button and backless choli. Party

1. Monday. He's a JERK! Dikhri forgets the first rule of juicy gossip - check to make sure no one is eavesdropping. D'ohUnfortunately for her, Dikhra gets an earful as she bashes him like dirty laundry at the dhobi ghat. Ouch This being the last straw that breaks the camel's back - Dikhra decides to get out of town while he still can. The bags are packed, and all that's left is a stop in Bapu's room to get confirmation that he isn't selfish.

Selfish? Dikhra?? ShockedShockedShocked

Bapu retorts - whoever said that needs to perform open heart surgery and peek inside Dikhra's heart. Unlike the rest of us mortals who have mundane things like capillaries and blood vessels - he only has LOVE angel and RESPECT angelangel oozing out of each vein. That's enough for Dikhra to change his mind about leaving - he's now decided to stay with Bapu. In. His. Room. To take care of him until he recovers.

Holy Devi Maiiya! Shocked  Bapu backtracks in a hurry. He be the damaad - he can't do SEVA! Unfortunately, Dikhra reminds him of his own words - he's beta first and damaad later. Of course, all this is for the benefit of an eavesdropping Dikhri - who has very kindly alerted Dikhra to her presence with her incessant jingling. This would drive any normal person BATSHIT CRAZY Angry but then - so would the rest of that outfit. 

Yeah. Let's not go there. Ouch

2. Tuesday. He's WHERE?? Dikhra's Daddy learns that beta went AWOL. Instead of wowing businessmen in Las Vegas, he's rescuing Bapus in Las Ratnagiri. Daddy-ji is surprised, but pleased. Coz beta is finally falling in line with his expectations, and it is all because of Dikhri! He shares his joy with Step-Mummy-ji...

...who reacts like Cleopatra being dethroned.  This being Telly duniya- the vamp always gets her share of smarts in bulk from the local warehouse store. So she bounces back with a grand plan to go to Dikhri-land and fly kites with the prospective in-laws...

...who are still engrossed with those blessed kites. Confused Dikhra and Dikhri are playing "I-spy-your-belly-button-but-not-your-face" and he's growing ever more determined to see if she has a giant wart on her nose. He's partially successful thanks to Bapu - and is at least able to confirm that Dikhri isn't cross eyed, and doesn't have a Harry Potter scar on her forehead. 

PROGRESS!!! PartyPartyParty

3. Wednesday. Hurricane Alert! As the Garden of Eden flies a kite, the snake prepares to slither in with her poisoned apple. But more on that later. 

All of Dikhri's household is kai-po-che'ing while the underlying war of wills continues. Dikhra is determined to see her face, and Dikhri is just as stubborn. He saw her belly button on Skype, and now he gets to see her back. The face is off limits.

This gal is muy loco. As in AJEEB. Ouch

The festivities continue as Dikhri's bapu falls more desperately in love with Dikhra each day. (No, smart-ass - that wasn't a typo. I did mean Dikhri's Bapu Confused) The audience can smell the coming heartbreak like a pair of stinky gym socks, but is still hanging onto the hope that Swami-ji is omnipotent, and can change destiny. Or at least change the screenplay.

Across the sea, Hurricane Ghuman a.k.a. Evil Step mom is preparing for landfall in Eden-giri. She's all packed and ready - and already has a rating of 5 on the Television Satyanash Scale (TSS), seeing as she's cliched evil step mom *and* cliched evil mom-in-law all rolled into one backless package. Confused And if that weren't enough, she even has a sidekick evil didi - who really needs to stop using an industrial paint roller while applying make up. 

Note to Swami-ji: the audience has been burnt before by ominous references to DARK PASTS that turned out to be damp squibs. Ouch If you spend so much time developing a PAST - it had better have a decent TSS rating. A grand revelation along the lines of evil-stepmom-stole-Bapu's-dhoti-twenty-years-ago WON'T cut it. Capisce?

4. Thursday. Holy whiplash!! Shocked The day begins with more kai-po-che'ing, the game of Hide-and-Seek-Face is finally won - and we abruptly hang a sharp left into DEEP DARK PAST.

Dikhra and Dikhri sign up for the Ratnagiri half marathon - where the grand prize is a felled kite. At least for Dikhri. Dikhra could care less about the kite - he just wants to see her face, and he FINALLY does - praise the Lord.  not worthy We can all move on. 

Arey chokrey - BIG FAT REJECTION LETTER, sent express post from Dubai. Ring any bells? waiting

Their chase takes them to a distant lake, where...abruptly and with no warning whatsoever - Dikhra is thrust into a nightmare. 

Go-beta, the swift change from playful to anguished was neatly accomplished. My compliments. ClapClapClap 

Clueless Dikhri continues to taunt him - not realizing that he isn't even listening to her anymore, but is caught up in the demons from his past. Mission accomplished for her - time to head back to the lair.

Dikhri blithely informs the elders that she sent Dikhra into the talaab. Going by the reaction, she may as well have declared that she sent him to the Bermuda Triangle - everyone scatters like ants at a picnic. 

She's stumped - what'd I do? Shocked 

Nothing much, ladki - you just scraped a raw, festering wound with your nails, and then poured 150 proof alcohol all over it. Time to go eat humble pie, served with a large slice of crow on the side. Ouch

5. Friday. How much for 1 pound of maafi? Dikhra is back home after a stint of wood chopping - after he freaks out the owner of the wood. As he heads back home - he's awaited by Dikhri, who finally realized the enormity of her mistake. Unfortunately for her - Dikhra is NOT in a forgiving mood, he'd much rather slam the door on her. Which he does. Literally and metaphorically OuchOuchOuch

Across the sea - step-mummy-ji is seriously mad, and more than a little worried. Apparently, the insanely rich and famous living in gora desh have the same passport problems that the rest of us ordinary mortals face...did she forget to renew it? To add to her woes, step-beta isn't even answering her calls. nail biting With poster-child-for-how-not-to-apply-makeup Didi adding fuel to the fire - she's desperately looking to head to where all the action is, to make sure beta hasn't suddenly changed his mind about remaining a sanyasi.

And to close out the week - a precap that portends more penance for Dikhri. Dikhra has decided to put her through her paces before she earns his forgiveness. Coz he knows enough about his Dikhri to know that he'll NEVER get such a golden opportunity again, whether they marry or not. Dikhra is a smart dude. Thumbs Up

And  week 3 rolls to a close. The story appears to be shaking off newbie jitters and settling into a rhythm that is apparently beginning to appeal to SOME viewers - if the page count on IF, and the number of Day DreamingDay Dreaming Day Dreaming icons  is any indicator.  (At least those that aren't just marking time until we hear the sound of chanchanchan later this monthWink

Hopefully the newly installed Pope of desi soapdom realizes that the same audiences that are gushing over the budding romance today...will be sticking pins in bearded Bhansali dolls once the satyanash kicks in.  

Will he change the story to make it more palatable to today's enlightened viewer? Or will he stick with a plot written when the world was still young and baby dinosaurs roamed the earth? 

Now that - would TRULY be a 10 on the Television Satyanash Scale. 

Edited by -Jamba- - 15 March 2013 at 9:38am

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savvy05 IF-Rockerz

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Posted: 15 March 2013 at 9:27am | IP Logged
Oh, the game of tag Dikh-r2-(ia) play!! Kumud, time to chase Saras now. How the tides have changed in a week, no chance of turning in your running shoes - yet Wink

Scene of the week has to be the lake scene - Saras almost in a state of stupor wades into the pond as the vines of the past ensnare him and passive painful memories flood in. The images of the past and present were woven well into the scene.

Serious props to Dukhba for entering the pond and yanking Saras to safety. It was  refreshing to watch her swim towards him without second thoughts rather than the  usual depiction of waiting on the banks and crying for help. Clap

"Aisa kyun hota hai?" question ** cough, indelible as a few things are** What is with soapland heros and mommy issues, living or otherwise?Confused

Edited by savvy05 - 15 March 2013 at 9:42am

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Tish_Ani IF-Sizzlerz

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Posted: 15 March 2013 at 9:31am | IP Logged
Oh yes
This week a complete entertainement
If u see from 3 weeks POV, den d whole story is going at it's best
Each epi n precap is getting better
Acting, direction n execution r so gud!
This week was beyond expectation and SC always satisfies me!Big smile
RPoud to b an SCian!Big smile

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Newbiesoapfan IF-Sizzlerz

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Posted: 15 March 2013 at 9:45am | IP Logged
ROFLROFLJ- you are getting better and better!!LOLROFL

Weekly roundup watching full episodes !

1) Shart completed - muh dikhai over. Her akad can go fly a kite!
2) Hero's mother committed suicide -- hope the why justifies the angst!
3) Stepmom repeated a saree and wore trousers again- woot woot!
4) All the running in the last two weeks was in preparation of marathon yesterday!
5) Dikri has become beti!
6) Dikra has become an integral part of dikri's family!

SLB had better go fly a kite if he wants to satyanaash too soon! Cut it!

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savvy05 IF-Rockerz

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Posted: 15 March 2013 at 9:51am | IP Logged
ROFLROFL Where do I even begin to comment on your Take 5 - so I wont Wink

Just ek prashna - what happened to the score card this week, what was the J verdict? Pleej tells us!!

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Newbiesoapfan IF-Sizzlerz

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Posted: 15 March 2013 at 9:55am | IP Logged
Originally posted by savvy05

ROFLROFL Where do I even begin to comment on your Take 5 - so I wont Wink

Just ek prashna - what happened to the score card this week, what was the J verdict? Pleej tells us!!

Et tu Sri -- IPK DP?

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PSharada IF-Sizzlerz

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Posted: 15 March 2013 at 10:19am | IP Logged
Reswa for my place - I am going to be like Red Queen in 'Alice in Wonderland' and do marathon of this in half an hour straight tomorrow and be back with my vishesh tippani - I would have done it today itself but having an eye infection and seriously wouldn't want to aggravate the condition of my eyes with the over the top and in-my-face-color-dupattas of the lead and her family. Sanjayji seriously who the hell wears clothes like that - They would be walking talking neon ads with the colors they are wearing. Just please tone down the over the top makeup and over the top clothes - they don't suit the characters - Got it.  Will be back after I watch the episodes tomorrow - pakka.


This ought to be record for my television watching - I watched a whole week of episodes in under 1hr straight. I ought to remember that I can do this. Dammit man, I still take up to 50 mins per episode to watch 'the-serial-that-ought-not-to-be-named' in its pathetic telugu dubbed version as the story is now on its hate wedding phase and I end up rewinding and re-watching the scenes much to the amusement of my hubby who suddenly is giving me looks as if I have grown 2 horns on my head. ConfusedConfusedConfused

Okay back to come back to SC land leaving that one far far behind. Cut it. So well 3 weeks done and we have the Dikhra - Dhikri finally seeing each other face to face. Hallelujah. Praise be to the lord and thank god for small mercies. So finally Dhikri can satisfy that the Dhikra has a decent nose and good enough looking face to match those bushy eyebrows and Dhikra can be satisfied that Dhikri is at least good looking - Though for my the sisters of Kumud are far more prettier than Kumud. So chalo we also have the step-mom huffing and puffing and trying to do everything she can to get this marriage derailed. Don't worry mummyji - Yeh Shaadi nahi ho sakti, actually nahi hogi - Hum ne picture dekhi hai. OuchOuchOuch

So all of dhikri's family members and fida over dhikra but dhikra has royally, nope correction speed postlly rejected her. Dhikri is lost because she has dhak-dhak over Dhikra's eyebrows and now has a royal ego to boot and she can make Dhikra go doobki in the talab to satisfy her ego. Now to see who will bend first ? Will it be Dhikri or will it be Dhikra.

My personal 2 cents - Can't warm up to any character. Dad seriously needs to put some wig at least, can't see his bald head and that too when he opens his eyes wide on anything shocking, I feel like his eyes will pop out any second. Mom/badi ma only say - 'Kumud tumhne yeh kya kiya' and nothing beyond that. Don't understand what is so special about Kumud. And Kumud darling being angry means much more than tightening of your neck muscles and please go easy on your neck muscles. Aise na ho ki lene ke dene padh jaye. And SC dhikra - Life is a moving train, you don't stop at one station and keep on brooding. And this line takes the cake J in your post.

Note to Swami-ji: the audience has been burnt before by ominous references to DARK PASTS that turned out to be damp squibs. Ouch If you spend so much time developing a PAST - it had better have a decent TSS rating. A grand revelation along the lines of evil-stepmom-stole-Bapu's-dhoti-twenty-years-ago WON'T cut it. Capisce?

Don't tell me how badly I have been burnt with this - Still can't get over the freaking closure even after 4 months. Oh well cut it.

Edited by psarada - 15 March 2013 at 8:14pm

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showstruck IF-Rockerz

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Posted: 15 March 2013 at 10:43am | IP Logged
J... Hug and couldn't agree more, it will be a satyanash 10. I was asking Ash what to do as I am liking the show and can't stop thinking about what I know will happen. She said go and read J's post.

Found some peace of mind. Thank you for writing.

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