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Posted: 30 December 2014 at 9:18pm | IP Logged
@blue. I did not go into that myself, as the post was already so long and I was beginning to get really  stiff and tired. But it is a very valid point about human goodness, and I am glad  you flagged it. That is to say, re: the strangers letting Shivanand use their phones.

 As for Kuba's mother helping him at such great risk to herself, I have already discussed that in detail in the A reluctant heroine:

Why does she do all this for a stranger? At  the perennial risk of  being found out and  murdered by her husband, thus leaving her beloved son to a horrible fate? Initially, it  is out  of a sense of guilt  for having hit and injured this stranger. But  for the most part, it is humanism at its purest, goodness without any thought of reward.

And also because,  in this poor tormented woman's life,  Kuba's  relationship with this stranger brings a few moments of unalloyed  happiness. Watch her smile with pride when Kuba offers his piggy bank to the departing Shivanand. And again, the  first real smile seen on her face when Shivanand, after  fixing the lock and  throwing away the  key for luck, hugs Kuba and then picks him up and whirls him around with  the kind of playful paternal affection his father should have shown him but never  did.

But who is the father figure in Poland who dies? Unless you count Shivanand's being recaptured as a kind of living death in the sense that he is now lost to Kuba.

Shyamala Akka (are you too Tamilian?)


Originally posted by Calliope

Apologies for keeping this space reserved for so long! I just finished watching last week's episodes and here I am.
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And then we come to know why Baba saved and took Rudra Varanasi. A man full of regrets saw his own flesh and blood in Rudra, his lost legacy in the boy who was drowning. It was a easy decision for him to dive after Rudra's struggle to stay afloat. He loved Rudra like his own and till the final moments, he saved Rudra from both physical and emotional repercussions.

I must say the character Udiya Baba has come to a full circle. His guilt was lessened when Rudra was saved as a child. He continued to groom and save the child in years to come. With minimalistic memory of his own father, Rudra treats baba as his own father and the earliest mentor who has taught him values in life. He is still so young and when he walks, it seems like with the mark on his back, he is carrying weight of the world on his shoulders.

Pandey's nephew mentions something very interesting in passing: The battles between Bramhanisht Panth vs Sri Santh Panth monks. It was hinted that the two factions have fought before and it was an ongoing tussle that many are already aware of. Pandey was used as an accessory in procuring Rudra and wasn't really in on the real story. He has his vendetta against Swami and he is now hurting Swami via Rudra.

I want to be cynical and say - why help a strange looking guy wandering in the street? Why offer my cellphone to make a possibly long distance call or worse, run away with it? (We are talking 2001 when international calls were insanely expensive!) Why offer him money, comfort of my home fully knowing the extent of wrath that I will incur if my abusive husband was to walk in.Why allow a stranger to sit in my table and gladly give my phone for him to make a call. Why is that human decency becomes such a rare commodity that when ordinary people help a homeless looking man, they don't judge but help him instead. Yes, I don't think Shivanand would have been given phones when asked. But it's nice to know that there is still human decency left in this world to help a fellow human being when he obviously seems in distress.

Parallels run across Poland and Varanasi. A father figure dies, a boy mourns and a mother's love over shines everything else.

All around a very good second week for the show.

RIP Baba.


Calliope.

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Posted: 30 December 2014 at 10:48pm | IP Logged
Aunty,
Wow fabulous take as ususal and its a delight to read both of your posts and tidbits on ja too..I have not watched it for weeks now but your take wanted me to see atleast those two scenes you mentioned.sorry for going off topic.

I was not feeling well and couldn't come online as i used to before but wanted to
wish you and mk friends over here a very happy,blissful,healthy and prosperous new year...


I started of giving it a try as the storyline is different and what a treat it turned out to be.Two weeks of very good episodes with interesting twists and the hero has yet to enter the serial .I'm pretty sure he would be fabulous and do complete justice to his role but somewhere i wish the young siddarth remained along as i'm awestruck with his acting.He is such a delight to watch onscreen with ever eminent seema.
Their bond is brought out so beautifully and i wish maui's is not a cameo and would have some significance in future too...but as of now enjoying every episodes of mk and hoping it will continue in the future too.


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Posted: 30 December 2014 at 11:04pm | IP Logged
Aunty, fabulous post!
For me, what stays after the show, after a movie or after a book is the relationship between the characters and the essence of the story. The plot comes in after much recall. 

Hence, I loved you post.

And for this week, a take 10 would also be less Wink. Some very nice scenes already.

Thanks for the PM

-Shreya 




Edited by sp108 - 30 December 2014 at 11:18pm
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Posted: 30 December 2014 at 11:51pm | IP Logged
So am I glad that they had her in role with such integrity. I am not quite sure,or perhaps I hope that  hers, and Kuba's, are not cameos.

Here, but for the fortuitous circumstance of her being able to clobber him to death, she could never have called it quits and escaped. He  would have tracked her down and murdered her; this sort of horror is all too familiar all over the world.

Shyamala Akka

Originally posted by Calliope

Originally posted by sashashyam


And also because,  in this poor tormented woman's life,  Kuba's  relationship with this stranger brings a few moments of unalloyed  happiness. Watch her smile with pride when Kuba offers his piggy bank to the departing Shivanand. And again, the  first real smile seen on her face when Shivanand, after  fixing the lock and  throwing away the  key for luck, hugs Kuba and then picks him up and whirls him around with  the kind of playful paternal affection his father should have shown him but never  did.

Shyamala Akka (are you too Tamilian?)



I met this woman yesterday who was in an abusive relationship for nine years before calling quits to her marriage. I watched this episode after talking to the woman for couple of hours and somehow the lady in the show was the biggest hero of all. She had much to lose, her dignity was hanging by threads and there was a risk helping Shivanad, yet she did anyway.

I am super glad the writers gave the woman integrity, poise and an intact moral compass to play a small but an integral role in the story.

Nope not a Tamil but Kannadiga :=)
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Posted: 30 December 2014 at 11:55pm | IP Logged
Thank you, Shreya dear.

As I read your post, I remembered what  a very dear friend of mine said to me once "At the end (of life), all that is left is a few relationships". That is why I devoted 80% of this post to the benaam rishtey. I am glad you took to that as I had hoped my readers would.

Yes, we are going to have a lot of fun this week; yesterday's episode was full on paisa vasool!

Shyamala Aunty

Originally posted by sp108

Aunty, fabulous post!
For me, what stays after the show, after a movie or after a book is the relationship between the characters and the essence of the story. The plot comes in after much recall. 

Hence, I loved you post.

And for this week, a take 10 would also be less Wink. Some very nice scenes already.

Thanks for the PM

-Shreya 

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Posted: 31 December 2014 at 12:02am | IP Logged
My dear Priya,

I am delighted  to have one of my favourite girls here with me at last, and I am  even more pleased that you like this show as much as I do.

One of my abiding regrets at present is that we cannot have both Rudra Sr. and Rudra Jr. together as siblings. Oh well., it cannot be helped, I suppose! But it will be not just the role of the young Asoka. This boy is surely going places, and before we know where we are, he will be a full fledged movie star!

As for Maimuyi, I think she will be there till the end, mark my words, and that is only partly wishful thinking!

Warmest good wishes to you and your family for a healthy, peaceful and fulfilling New Year 2015.

Affectionately,

Shyamala Aunty

PS: Do hit the Like button, kiddo, for I like  to keep a record of this for all my posts.


Originally posted by prav2

Aunty,
Wow fabulous take as ususal and its a delight to read both of your posts and tidbits on ja too..I have not watched it for weeks now but your take wanted me to see atleast those two scenes you mentioned.sorry for going off topic.

I was not feeling well and couldn't come online as i used to before but wanted to
wish you and mk friends over here a very happy,blissful,healthy and prosperous new year...

I started of giving it a try as the storyline is different and what a treat it turned out to be.Two weeks of very good episodes with interesting twists and the hero has yet to enter the serial .I'm pretty sure he would be fabulous and do complete justice to his role but somewhere i wish the young siddarth remained along as i'm awestruck with his acting.He is such a delight to watch onscreen with ever eminent seema.
Their bond is brought out so beautifully and i wish maui's is not a cameo and would have some significance in future too...but as of now enjoying every episodes of mk and hoping it will continue in the future too.



Edited by sashashyam - 31 December 2014 at 12:02am

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Posted: 31 December 2014 at 12:22am | IP Logged
Sure aunty.Done(Hit the like button.)Would remember in future too...

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Posted: 31 December 2014 at 12:24am | IP Logged
Good girl!

Shyamala Aunty

Originally posted by prav2

Sure aunty.Done(Hit the like button.)Would remember in future too...

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