The Kant men and their interactions with Rajni continue to be my favorites, hands down. Amrish is the sweetest man ever, and his 3 sons are always able to make me smile, too. These guys are my lifelines. Thank god for Ghyaan, Shaan, and Dhyaan, seriously! Also Shaan-Rajni-Dev are my favorite trio when it comes to fun with a dash of seriousness, but that goes without saying!
Amrish is amazing! I'm glad that he takes Rajni's side on most matters - and that the brothers are supportive of Shajni. Their wives can try to take issue with Rajni but they're mostly petty things that doesn't bother Rajni, so it's good that she has support from them too.
I love the lightheartedness of the show in general, but a lot of my most favorite moments are the ones that have undertones of emotional sensitivity, even if they are surrounded by a humorous context. I think that is one of the places where this show's writers have done a pretty good job so far and I hope they'll continue to do so.
A few examples from last week...
I loved the unexpectedness of Shaan-Rajni's argument about their IQs and earning a living. It started off as funny but it also touched on quite a few important issues and addressed societal mores about husband-wife dynamics and a woman's role within the household. The pillow scene later on was super adorable and it was a lovely segue into their conversation about what it means to be "khafa" with someone. Their scenes have such a good balance of emotions, with a seamless flow from one mood to the next!
You took the words out of my mouth!
I completely agree with you about husband-wife dynamics and a woman's role. I think this show portrays very different scenes - where you have a confident working woman (Surili) who probably expects similar ideals from her daughters-in-law. Instead, she has a DIL who is strives to work at home. It should not undermine her intelligence and her hard work simply because she stays at home rather than goes out. Also, I really loved that Rajni pointed out that she is smarter than Shaan. One of Shaan's biggest flaws in the show is his massive ego, which comes out everytime he talks about Rajni (I'm so proud of myself!, reminding Dev and others that he is very smart). While Rajni is his creation, if she is smarter than himself then he cannot always put down what she says. Hopefully as time goes, she makes him more humble and understand her worth.
Curious question: if Rajni takes over household chores (I think that was Shaan's original aim in the first place because he did not like how Aishwariya dominated the house), what happens to Aish??
Rajni/Dhyaan are turning out to be a lovely bhabhi/devar pairing, too. The confrontation over the bag full of clothes was a nice prelude - "Trust me!" "No! You trust me!" - and I thought their conversation about gambling was quite wonderful. It remains to be seen what will happen next week, but I'm hoping their bond will strengthen as well.I was initially scared that he would be angry with Rajni, but it turned out better than expected. Dhyaan is quite a nice guy who is dominated by his wife on one end and probably his mother on the other. Hopefully she gives him the courage to stand up for himself.