Posted: 19 April 2016 at 9:16am | IP Logged
Originally posted by indranigupta
@chick, seen the episode again.
Missed out on few of the points (liked it so much than earlier) and found two reasons why I found it jarring.
In the last friday episode, the last scene ended with Sumo almost lifeless and Shravan in despair.
Yesterday, the scene began with the ball throwing exercise.. would have preferred a monologue at this point or Shravan pacing up and down and reflecting on Sumo's words. So, felt discontinuous and as I said mechanical.
Scene two was fine... i would say with Mama and Mausi on a signing spree.
Scene three.. tashan between Shravan was executed very well and hilarious as well. With far more introspection and mature understanding on the part of Khosla rather than our astute lawyer. Khosla was quite perceptive that Shravan wouldnt want this deal to be declared in front of Nanu and also, the fact that whatever Shravan is doing, he is doing it for Sumo. Here, both Shravan and Khosla as well as googlu were brilliant with Namik absolutely dashing, full of swagger
Next jarring point.. would loved to know more about SHravan's thoughts at this point. Preferred dialogue for me would have been along the legal mode in dialogue and conflict with his love and attachment for Sumo.
Scene three.. jarring note, nobody including Nanu and Sumo raising a point about Shravan giving 6 crores. Would have loved here to see Sumo's agitation, relief, happiness, anger and pain at the eventual loss of her mother's reputation.
Scene four.. was not required and absolutely in bad taste. Kheer -eating exercise
Scene five.. the most important scene. You know what I did I played this scene in isolation and I loved it as Shravan's face contorted to show he has been double-crossed by Khosla. There was despair and anger in equal measure and then he realizes what his actions actually connoted. Loved his expressions. Namik take a bow
Sumo, a restrained performance and that of a person who has almost given up. She felt defeated (Nikita acted well here
), her sole hope had dried up. Her emotions showed the draining of her energy, her anguish that nothing more could be done.And anyways, thanks sounding poignant rather than what I thought earlier as mere acceptance.
That natija is more important than intention was good direction, (I missed out on it completely). It actually brought to mind Shravan's humiliation ten years back, Sumo might have had a good intention but nevertheless what stood out was a friend standing alone amidst the loss. Ironically, then also it was a case of a mother and now ten years later again the case of a mother. I dont know if it was intentional on the part of cvs to show Shravan immediately releasing Sumo's hand at this point.. but whatever, he realized it and his pain was obvious. For ten years long years he had tried to fight that humiliation and still fighting (probably, we are never given a chance to see whats going in mature Shravan's mind. For once, I would like to understand adult Shravan's train of thought not form his earlier version but his small inner struggles, dialogue with himself at the present day).
And the way he kept on looking at Sumo was that of a man probably suffering his worst defeat that he committed the same mistake what Sumo did.. (though again we have not been shown of Sumo's behaviour ten years ago.. Shravan has a fair idea of why she did what she did.. but, yet the pain remains).
So great direction here. But all this I saw in isolation. However, in continuity with scne four this last scene did drop its emotional and psychological complexity though few of the things which I mentioned earlier retained its flavour.
So, I feel the continuity and fluidity of the scenes were missing, otherwise as many have stated it was a good episode.
Thank you for giving me a chance to review my own feelings
And striking that U mentioned something that went through my mind too...I rewatched it too...
That moment- that natija - intention dialogue- was superb...even I was taken back to ten years ago... Though I don't know what made Shravan drop his hand- I feel it was the realisation of how deeply he had hurt Sumo, though his intentions were good...he just realised that as she said, in some matters intentions were not enough...the result had to be good. In some instances, if the results turned out bad, it could do irreparable damage...I think he realised how greatly grave his mistake was and so let her hand go...This was not something that could be mended by his speech on good intentions or an apology- HE SIMPLY HAD TO DO SOMETHING MORE ABOUT IT...Because he seemed to have hurt her more than her family or Khosla or the case- That resignation on her part- I think that was a blow to him.
And it is not the same as what Suman did ten years ago..because she had not done anything actively to insult his mother- she had just spoken the truth- and Shravan accepts that truth and hates his mom now. ...but here he had incriminated her mother in a legal way...and almost final.
I loved the rest of Ur analysis- Thank U for putting it down.
I didn't feel discontinuity in the opening scene because for me, I am not expecting monologues from Shravan...He doesn't seem the type to sit down and introspect...he simply follows his heart...The why of it, probably he'd sit down and think out some day...I was just so happy to get a father- son scene- I am a fan of the duo.
...Esp the way his dad taunted him- LOL...hit the nail right.
The signing scene- wanted to throw something at Mamaji...wish he'd grow a spine!
Hero- Fan/ AC/ Cooler scene-
- Downright funny and all three were so adorably lovable...though I had trouble getting Shravan's expressions as the scene opened. If he meant to look superior...well, I wish he had just kept a straight face- My only peeve with the scene.
Kheer scene- Now that was so interesting- Loved Dabbu's song- Cutie pie.
And why Kheer? Why, indeed? Because now the house belonged to them entirely and if someone actually came up with an offer of 24 Cr which is what the house is actually worth and more...they could go ahead without the hassle of Khosla's case- The case would mean they can't sell it for a long time...
So, even if they didn't get the money, the asset still had a lot more value...and it was not under dispute. I feel they should have clarified this bit with a dialogue btn Mausi and Manju. The case has not been explained well to the viewer, IMO.
Edited by chicksoup - 19 April 2016 at 9:18am