Posted: 20 May 2011 at 2:39am | IP Logged
Hey Anu :) Nice to meet you, too. Was there anything much to like in this epi to be honest?
Haha, yeah. The episode did drag in bits and I wished that there was a fast forward button to the point where Anant finds out that Navya was the girl who came to the boys' hall (which came at the very end *sigh*). But there were interesting points in between and I laughed my head off at Appy and Harry's hilarious comments.
Also, Navya and Renuka's grief-stricken faces lingered on for a long time after the episode ended... Dadi today showed how our elders mean well but sometimes say too much. It has been going on in everyone's mind that there must be something wrong as there is no news from Gautam... but it was one of those things that were just better left unsaid. The woman who plays Renuka is I think one of the better actresses around these days. Her wistful look while watching her husband's pic and her tears in this episode would wrench any person's heart. The longing and the pain were incredibly moving and realistic like Shilpa has said above.
I disagree with you on one point though. I didn't find the fact that Rupesh sir checked all the girls disgusting... He didn't oggle at them... did he? >.> The only way he could have recognised the girl was from her clothes. I was half expecting the girls to be lined up in a way that Rupesh sir would check them from behind, which might have been logical but VERY insulting to them.
Yeah, he stood by watching Ritz longer than the rest (except Navya of course) but that was maybe because she's notorious to having a boyfriend and hanging around with him in college so naturally she's everyone's first suspect. Plus, the teachers are responsible for the students in the picnic so they Would have to take the blame if anything bad happened. I just think that Rupesh sir is a man of rules who follows them almost to the by-hook-or-by-crook level (and also happens to look more comical than sinister most of the time, for our benefit
). Imagine what would happen if CSB and Dadi find out about this. *faints*
Finally, thank goodness the situation didn't resolve in a ludicrous manner. The professor deciding at the very last second that it wasn't her or perhaps Navya holding her emotions in check so that the guilt doesn't show on her face. If so, I wouldn't have believed for a second that Navya wouldn't cry in a situation like this considering what a soft-hearted person she is. I was actually expecting her to get caught because of the tears but surprisingly, they saved her. :| Irony at it's best. Watch out for the quiet ones, like you said. So true.
And so the torture is thankfully over, and the episode realistically ended with Navya not meeting Anant's eyes. This week Soumya proved that she doesn't have the emotional range of a teaspoon. From elation, to nervousness, to apprehension, to sorrow to sweet tenderness back to nervousness and then terror.
She kept me hooked for sure. & though the episode dragged I'm still grateful for the fact that the writers still haven't given us a reason to open up a topic titled 'Things We Loathed'.