Jesus!! How can you do that Avni...you describe every emotion, every intricacy and even every hidden meaning I felt watching the epi, and that too so effortlessly!! This post of yours is sheer sublimity. I wish I could quote you line by line but that will probably make it too long. I have so much to say today.
As you said in the beginning itself tonight was the BEST epi of Reporters by far. Not just because it brought to the forefront the real character of Kabir Sharma, BUT more than that because his actions silently conveyed much more. Much more than what he said or did today. So many said and unsaid revelations were made about him tonight that it left Ananya (and somewhere me too) jaw-dropped. And it literally took me some time so that I can absorb what all I saw on my screen before reflecting it. The epi made certain things pretty clear:
#1 Kabir Sharma is a mighty example of a no-nonsense man -
He is not just observant and brainy, rather he processes a highly developed intellect and emotional intelligence, that he has garnered for himself through his experiences and mistakes.he is someone who has laid the formation of his future with the bricks pelted upon him. He has been bruised and made to bleed for staying true to his beliefs and that's how he has learned to serve people "HIS" things in "THEIR" way...that's what makes him say..."Bina apne usulon ke saath samjhauta kiye
He is not someone who always has his heart up his sleeve, BUT that does not mean he is oblivious to the needs and emotions of people around him. Or that he is insensitive to someone's painful condition...just like he wont have been oblivious to Mahi's pain and the fact that Mahi should not be presented in news in a wrong light..."Aur usse yahan koi khareed bhi nahin raha tha"
He has learnt his lessons the hard way...and in no way he is ready to let himself or others, make him do the same mistakes, even accidentally.
#2 Ananya affects him much more than he knows or accepts
- Signed and Sealed!
She occupies his thought, she has the power to make him hurt or happy and if it's about her, he absolutely knows what buttons to press. Something clearly indicated when he shoos away Khalid and Malvika to let him be alone. Yes he is also disturbed by them not trusting him but when have they done that before? Then why so much anger on it just today?
He says he does not owe any explanation to anyone but he still lectures her and explains to her his pov. He still bothers to make her understand his intentions and his stand. Still makes a point to let her know that how he trusted her and was hurt by the breach of trust from her end. Still does not forget to mention his expectation out of her. And still cares enough to direct and provoke her in the right direction. Do I need to say more?
He probably is not attracted towards her external beauty yet but he is surely attracted towards her character. Romantically, he is not there yet, rather not even started, but professionally and morally, he is intrigued by her.
#3 He is protecting and directing her
- He is protecting her from being another Kabir Sharma! He sees his own reflection in her. In her rebellious nature, in her stubbornness, in her impulsiveness, in her zeal towards seeking the ultimate truth and in her flaw of 'doing before thinking'. He seems to have been there done that. He knows if given the right direction, the result of her talent and commitment can be humungous but if left alone unguided, she will be crushed by the crowd. By the fickle and powerful ones like Khalid and Malvika. And that instinct of his, to not let another talented, bold and free spirited Kabir transform to a battered and bruised Kabir, in front of his eyes, will keep the flames between them alive. At least till their pasts meet their present and ignite fiercer sparks.
#4 Kabir has learnt to work on relationships
- I was the one who said Kabir does not work on relationships. I think I was slightly wrong. He has NOW learnt to work on them. The natural extinct of the once existing Kabir did not believe on working on relationships but probably his parting ways from his wife has taught him the importance of communication and clarification. Something whose lack was the reason of him and his wife falling apart. And that is probably what makes him say aloud to Ananya his intentions and expectations. Thats what makes him 'explicitly' clarify to her his each and every stand. He once again, before making Ananya learn the tough lessons, HIMSELF learnt a new lesson and immediately corrected it too, that is, if you expect your people to trust you, first teach them how and why to do it. This is what he did tonight. He gave her all the reasons to trust him in future and she shall definitely not falter the next time
#5 He WANTS (not just expects) her to be in absolute sync with him
- A boss always wants his employees to work as his expectation but there are only a few selected ones, whose support and team work he absolutely desires and needs. They are the truly talented and resourceful ones. And for Kabir Ananya is one of them!
Thus, a lot was made clear tonight. His intentions, his goals, his sense of duty and his moral compass, his said and unsaid emotions, how his past helped him shape his future, and even the level to which he is into Ananya (no pun intended
And indeed a very strong foundation has been laid for them to work as a unit and have intelligent (not blind) faith in each other. And this is surely gonna be very exciting!
Last but not the least, I would like to say, Mr Khandelwal pls take a bow!
For portraying the strong, authoritative exterior as well as the subtle undertones of Kabir Sharma with such sheer conviction! You are a true poetic justice to this intricately written character which you already command and own.
PS1 - I just love Ronnie...he is such a cutiepie.
*pulls cheeks* Every girl cannot get a Kabir but every girl does need a Ronnie!
PS2 CVs thanks for the absolute brilliance that played on my screen tonight...you indeed changed my perception of Indian tv. But I want a stronger and smarter villain against Kabir. Pretty please
PS3 Though this should not have been the last line, but Kritika you rock lady! It's tough to let your act get subdued in front of a larger than life character like Kabir and that too when its played by an actor like Rajeev, but you never fail to pull your act with ease and conviction. Ananya's charm never fades even when its Kabir's day. And its indeed commendable.
Edited by Malika - 14 May 2015 at 4:13pm