Posted: 26 May 2011 at 9:16am | IP Logged
Originally posted by nureat01
1) The scene b/w Navya's parents: Honestly I'm such a fan of Navya's dad
...LOVED the bit when he replied with "woh ab bhi meri beti hai"...What an AWESOME dad he is! The love and concern he has for his children...I think we all identify with that somewhere...from our own parents...these parents make this show worth watching
...I'm loving the progression of this Renuka story. WORD Anu! What an awesome Dad he is... for a moment I was actually angry on the Mom for saying that Renuka is now someone else's responsibility, not ours... only to realize that all she was trying to do was diffuse the situation and appease the Dad, so that he wouldn't take a rash step that he would have to regret later on. But the thing with smoothing confrontation style is that rather than easing the situation, it usually ends up creating more hostility. i.e. rather than achieving resolution to the problem, the receiving party is left to believe that they have been unfairly treated. In this scenario the Dad was angry that Mom didn't realize the plight of her daughter and was talking of running away from the situation by ignoring it, rather than seek to work towards a solution. Don't get me wrong, I think Mom is really a nice lady too - but she is a typical meek housewife who wants peace in the household and believes that when ignorance is a bliss, it is folly to be wise. Very well characterized because there are no perfect characters.
2) The Anant-Navya "ignore" session: Fantastic nuances and subtleties today...all of these bits were veryyy well directed...starting from the first one when Anant enters the bus and invariably his eyes do find Navya...the glances they share...They didn't show some kind of ABRUPT looking away by Anant ever and I'm so glad to see that...these scenes weren't OTT...there was like an entire story playing out with literally no dialogues b/w AN...he sees her...looks at her for a long moment and you can see he still struggles at some level to totally cut off from her...but then he just moves on ahead...even then slightly glancing back at her invariably later on also...And Navya's expressions...first the happiness, a little bit of an expectant look, shyness...replaced soon by confusion...she keeps glancing back at him searching for some answers...many times he meets her gaze and for a second it holds...then he looks away again... I loved the way you captured the scene Anu ... Brought the entire scene to life
I did laugh in the bit when Navya lands up in front of his seat at Ranbir's request to switch seats and poor thing had this soft expectant smile there again and you can almost see Anant's brain SCRAMBLING to come up with an excuse
...and side pe Harry and his lame commentary *rolls eyes*...poor Navya though...awww by then there were tears in her eyes too...felt sorry for her. I really loved how this entire bit played out though...Anant is not being rude...and he hasn't POINT BLANK cut off from her either...he's retreated behind a polite mask as I mentioned yesterday...but he's not unaffected obviously cuz that entire bit his gaze still kept getting drawn back to her but nothing in an OTT manner...I was glad to see the subtleties today...these touches are what's nice about the show. Loved your interpretation. Like Navya had said in the hospital that Anant is basically a very nice guy. So he cannot be rude. He just got a rude awakening and wanted some time to sort out his own feelings. Guys usually get swept up by physical intimacy first, only to have second thoughts about the relationship later on. Whereas the girls usually associate physical intimacy with love and think that the two are inseparable. Not to say that Anant is a pervert of any sort ... he acted like a typical teenaged guy would. And now when he's faced with reality, he doesn't know what to do expect ignore the situation for a while hoping it will get resolved on its own or until he figures out how to deal with it. There was no abruptness, no sudden moves - just a pensive, melancholy filled confusion on either sides. Very well picturized indeed!
The misunderstanding with the chit *shakes head* Oh Navya
...seriously that waiter was one DUMB guy...is it cuz Ranbir said DIDI and he figured the only girl wearing a salwar kameez could be considered DIDI?
The chit bit was sad ... I would've liked it had they left it at Navya's tears. I didn't want the makers to raise up the poor girl's hopes after she had accepted Anant's cold response. Not only will it create more misunderstanding, it will create more room for drama. Probably the only thing I didn't like in yesterday's episode.