Posted: 16 May 2011 at 8:04am | IP Logged
My favorite person's post in this forum. What more could I want? Honestly, this post just made my day. Call me a pile on or an opportunist or plain lazy ...*cheeky grin* But I like to piggyback my views on your posts Anu dearie ... simply because you analyze so well. Ab yeh baat alag hai that I may or may not agree on certain points ...
But here goes my 2 cents on whatever was weighing on my mind for the past three days:
After watching the episode once again with a much open mind, I must admit that I actually liked the episode up until the "hug" part.
I liked Renuka's outburst and her apparent jealousy with Navya's situation. I liked her mother trying to soothe her ruffled feathers, only to be rebuked and asked to keep quiet. It was such a typical mother-daughter scene that we find in all households. I feel so sorry for Renuka already.
I really liked AN's "bus chudd waa di" conversation and Anant's matter of fact way of telling Navya that he doesn't know why he's acting so weird lately. Even I LOL'ed when Navya said that now she'll have to go back home... Anant's quick thinking for taking the taxi was very masculine (for a lack of a better word). I even liked it that he didn't bother to pick up her luggage like a chivalrous coolie and run towards the taxi. The taxi conversation was very nice, with Anant trying to take the lead for a normal conversation and Navya being awkward despite the fact. It was in many ways symbolic of that traffic crossing scene where Anant takes the onus for leading Navya through the difficult times in their lives. I liked it when Navya innocently lets it slip that she left the bus for him and his curiosity getting piqued to know the reason. Very, very natural scene. I liked it when he asked her to get off the taxi and tell him why she did what she did. I even liked Navya's haltingly admitting that she doesn't know why she's changing either ... At this point, I wish the makers had left the open question hanging in cosmic void ...
Things I did not like:
1) Not only did I not like Navya's mechanical delivery of the 3 dialogues, I personally did not care much for them. I was cringing as she went through her dialogues because I felt that it is too soon for a timid and introvert girl like Navya to "confess" her feelings so soon, unless her life depended on it. You may disagree with this bit, but being an introvert person myself, I know just how difficult it is to talk about your feelings to someone you like. I know she likes Anant. Even then IMHO it was out of character for her to blurt out those 3 dialogues
2) Anant's tubelight like realization and the consequent hug
3) Their expressions as a result of the hug
Like I said in some other post, the fact that they went from liking each other's company to being madly in love in 3 seconds flat made me cringe.
Other than that - I actually liked the episode.