Misti, I just had a routine visit with the doctor, but was cancelling it several times. Was tempted to cancel the appointment again (hate doctor visits) as I saw your comments just when I was about to leave. But then didn't feel like getting a lecture from the doctor and family. So went ahead. Thanks for the concern.
Actually, I really liked this episode a lot after a long time. Fruitcake got almost sympathy from me in the first part because he is falling badly for Phuljhari and just about when he decides he won't be able to live without her, Bhasmasur would pop up. But am going to enjoy Bhasmasur (as long as they don't make him a molester or a murderer - really keep him grey. Again as you said, change from positive to negative or vice versa can be made easily in that case). Both Mohini and Fruitcake were excellent in the first part. Second part belonged to Radhika and her family as well as Fruitcake.
Yes...in the first part both Mohini and fruicake reminded me of kids...they are adults but behaving like kids.
Ok, Mohini is really becoming one of my favorite characters. Hope they don't ruin her. I found her intolerable in the beginning but they have improved her dramatically. If only they had paid this attention in the beginning instead of rushing everything. Slow and steady wins the race. To me today's episode showed that these writers have a capability of writing, but are probably forbidden to do so because of TRP love of production house and the channel. There were bloopers but they can be excused because of this need for churning out quantity over quality. So hard to keep track of every thing.
Yes...the way they introduced the members of purhit family was rushed...they did the entire thing in one episode and then rushed to Dev meeting Radhika at college and their romance. I am guessing that the channel had a hand in this and again the reason was TRP...but it did harm the characterisation and the screenplay and hence the story.If they had introduced the characters slowly then the audience would have also got slowly attached to them. I ignored the bloopers today and did not write them in my initial writeup because the res of the episode was good and so decided to pay my attention to that part. The current scenarion in TV industry does empasise on quantity over quality and hence the slips happen and everything does boil down to TRP and the competition to survive.
The discontinuity bothered me because it would have made the initial scene more understandable but still it was easy to get the missing part. Still wish they would stretch an episode that needs to be stretched rather than always going for Friday cliffhangers. This rush sometimes create dull shows on Monday.
Coming back to that scene, Mohini's comments were so good. First she irritated Baby Bhasu when she told him that his pari was gone (gone with Dev or he has lost pari if we talk about double meanings)(the double meaning was there and I am guessing that Rohan got it...he is not an idiot and knows how to put two and two together). Then she pushed Padma's buttons. So it is clear that superstitions are not the main driver of her insecurity. She is possessive about Rohan and first she lost him to Maheswari (again her fault but she is blind to her own faults) and now to Radhika for whom even Baby Bhasu is denying her. Here she is like Vaishali who was also very insecure for a long time about this. But Vaishali was scared of losing Dev and hence used to behave in his presence.
Yes...I am glad that they are clearing Padma...her main issue is insecurtiy and her fear that she will loose Rohan again, and this time she might not get him back because she knows Rohans fascination for Radhika. When just Maheshwari was conecerned Rohan did come back to her when he did not get things from badi bahu and did ask for her help but for Radhika she knows that he went against her fears to get married to her. ...superstitions are an excuse for her to keep Radhika away.Atleast thats what I got yesterday...and it also explains to some extent why she sent that bangle of hers as a shagun.
I like the dynamics between Maheswari and Mohini. Maheswari knows about Mohini and vice versa. The only problem is that Maheswari considers Mohini an airhead which she is not.
Yes...Mohini has more brains than what her husband and MIL think...she picked up on Padmas insecurity and is nicely playing with it while the badi bahu is just patting her head.
Actually, I found Fruitcake very funny and realistic this time. Even though he is denying it, but he is being a typical chauvinist husband who is taking out his frustration on the only person who is closest to him. He is becoming more and more possessive about Radhika despite his denials. So he barks at her for no reason because he is angry at himself. Then he was sheepish when he realized that he was at fault and took that out on her too. Since Radhika is not smiling anymore at him and ignoring him quite effectively, he is not finding his usual excuses to throw tantrums at her and so is using lame reasons to do so. He pointedly brought the car at a high speed, screeched to a stop and then strode towards the dhaba without opening her door. Did the same when they were going back. Would have loved to see the pre-scene as to who decided on a break. I have a feeling that it was Dev who wanted to have a break and just blamed Radhika for delay even though she only took few minutes at the temple.
That dhaba scene was very amusing...Fruitcake is like a chuvinistic husband throwing a tantrum...I burst out into laughter when he told her sheepishly and gruffly "aap pahele nahi bata sakte the kya" when he realised that the pallu was stuck in the car door...and since she is the only person he considers his own he dumped the anger that he was feeling for himself on her...I think Radhika ignoring him is irritating him more and I won't be surprised if he had wanted to stop but again blamed the entire thing on her.
Now the reason I felt almost like sympathy for him was because mainly due to RAdhika's response where she refused to let his tantrums affect her and hence drove her point deeper and behaved like a mature dignified person. So that made him look like a kid at his obnoxious best and secondly because he is falling for her and Bhasmasur is coming just when he would be ready to surrender. So this time it would hurt him worse because he would have fallen for real Radhika and not some image. On the other hand, he would be insecure because Radhika gives him importance due to her thinking of him as her husband but she has not fallen in love with him and is only in love with KK. So I would like to see an episode where he wonders if Radhika loves him or not. She has never really told him that.
Yes...and he might also get irritated that Radhika loves KK and not him...
In any case, Radhika is taking away his "reasons" for disliking her and this would force him to do self-reflection and hence he is resisting that. So his needless anger at Radhika. Waiting for his remorse, punishment and repentance for doing this.
Yes...and his remorse, punishment and repentence should be the next stages of his growth.
I know your feelings about pakoras. Dhaba food is the best and that too stuff like Pakoras. Haven't had dhaba food for a long time. Now Misti, I expect that London would have some dhaba type place selling pakoras. I usually miss the chat especially pani puris and they bring that longing feeling for me. I got it when Bumbum and Phuljhari were having panipuris.
I will have to go to Southall for the dhaba food...that quite a distance from my house.
Was expecting a copy from CB1 but this one was different due to their interaciton. Liked that Radhika accepted the tea cup after some time of letting him hold it and then refused the pakoras because of his idiotic behavior. So he ended up eating almost all pakoras deliberately to show that he didn't care. But she didn't ask for one and left the one on her side. I liked her silent message that she will not take his crumbs anymore and he has to show her respect.
Yes...Radhika was brilliant here...she nicely in her own way let him know and he got the message..he sneeked a look at the plate when Radhika pushed it back and then he did eat all the pakoras excepting for the one that was towards Radhika to show that he didn't care...when he actually did.The dhabawala thought that they wanted to share that pakora but the truth was that they were fighting over it.
Now would like to see Phuljhari going out with Baby Bhasu for an outing as she did promise him that she would go out with him once she is back. So would like Fruitcake to pace in frustration to see his "wife" going with Baby Bhasu. Then when they come back, Baby Bhasu brags about the fun they had eating panipuris (Baby Bhasu can tell him that he snatched one panipuri from Phuljhari's plate and that would remind Fruitcake of his own mistake with Pakora incident where he had the perfect opportunity to do the same and he wasted it because of his stupidity). Also would like to see Phuljhari playing with Baby Bhasu even though it would be against her desire. That would drive both Banshee and Fruitcake up the wall.
I think if Radhika goes with Baby Bhasu, Dev will tag allong. Baby Bhasu might steal something from Radhikas plate and if it hapens in front of Dev, then the effect will be better...Baby bhasu might do loads of stuff to deliberately test Radhika now and Fruitcake later. Since he is testing Radhika now, after realising that Radhika has feelings for Dev and that w she did not want to get married to him...he should be able to put two and two together that this is the girl that Dev loved and then he might decide to test Dev.
Ok, I used to dislike Vishaka/Kanika with Dev. But today for the first time I was rooting for an extended scene of Fruitcake with Dotty especially now that he knows Dotty's true nature. He is scared of her but he deserves her company. Radhika is not insecure like him and knows Dotty as well has faith in Kanha. So will not be affected much and Fruitcake would be scared to even talk to Dotty in case she gets some wrong hint and starts kissing him.
He was scared of her and wanted to get away as soon as Dotty came and sat down next to him.
Liked the bond between Mansaram and Radhika. Both were genuinely happy to see each other. This relationship is beautiful and is portrayed beautifully by both.
Yes...one of he beautiful relationships in this show.
Yes, I liked this scene a lot because of Radhika's silent treatment of Dev and her dignified behavior. She is asking for her rights but he has to be the one now to approach her and ask her to accept it. She has done enough running and now it is going to be Dev who has to make a clear choice.
Yes..good she is doing this.
Ok, I had written about this scene (Mansa telling Dev about KK) in one of your threads and was glad that they showed it.
Yes I remembered you when I saw this scene...infact they also showed what Rajsri wrote in one of my threads...
Dev was surprised by Mansa's comments as he didn't expect it to be important to Mansa and also he realized for the first time that Mansaram agreed to the marriage only because he thought that Rohan was KK. So now he would be forced to think that he was disregarding Radhika's family when he was forcing her to marry Rohan. There was guilt in Dev's eyes and he swallowed when Mansaram was telling him about all this. Avinash portrayed that scene quite well for me with his expressive eyes and facial expressions. He is beginning to see that Radhika was not who he thought her to be. I like this way of realization rather than him valuing Radhika for what she can do for his family. It is going to be true love only when Dev falls for Radhika based on what she is. Also he got to see that Radhika never told Mansaram the truth about Rohan not being KK . Otherwise, Mansa would have broken the marriage. So Radhika is not the only one who is living with false identity. He (Dev) is doing the same to Radhika's family. If there is deception, it is on both sides. Hopefully they show Dev soon with some monologues. Today his behavior was acceptable because in last 2-3 episodes, they showed his monologues. They need to continue to do so. The story is very interesting at this point and can bring new audience if they write the script properly.
Yes he did realise that this marriage is not a childs play to Radhika that she can forget about it...and that her father also thinks that it is important...he also saw her obligations that she never shows others.As you have said some more monologues from Dev should be shown so that audience get an idea what he is thinking after he has taken in all these informations and if there is any change in his thoughts about Radhika...maybe after they return they can show that in his own room.
This was also shown that Radhika would never misuse RP property as she is going to be the owner. Also, it showed Radhika's honesty and basic nature to Dev. Now Chanda calling Radhika selfish was similar to Dev calling Radhika selfish. Dev called her selfish because he didn't think she was thinking of PF and here Chanda is calling her selfish because she is not thinking of Julaha family. So this has to pinch Dev as he was wrong. lets see what they show tomorrow.
Yes...and it was much better that Dev overheard all this...because then it removes the doubt in him that Rdahika did all this deliberately...because he does go on harping on that.
(I am wondering whether she will offer the ring...although the ring is close to her but she might consider that as hers...well it depends on whom she thinks has given it to her...Dev babu or KK...If it is Dev babau then she won't but if it KK then she might)...
That is interesting and you have talked about in the last few episodes. The ring has to play a part here. Radhika would use it most reluctantly if she thinks it is from KK. In CB1 too, she used to distinguish between money meant for CB and then money she would get from Dev. She felt free to use the money from Dev but was never willing to spend the money given to CB. This is natural as we only distribute things that belongs to us. Maybe Radhika using the ring would open Dev's eyes to his importance in Radhika's life. Since Radhika is smiling in the montage, it has to be because Dev helps Chenu. So he helps her as a husband helping his wife's family. This to her signifies progress in him and she is happy at that.
The ring is standing out fo me because it might play a part here...she does tressure it and knowing Radhika she will only give what she thinks is hers...and this will drive a point to Dev he is the only person/thing that she considers her own...he is the only person whom she has allowed to see her insecurities...usually a person hides their personal insecurities from others but here Radhika let him hoping that he will understand ...this is how much she loves him.