Posted: 10 April 2012 at 1:31pm | IP Logged
Okay back. Hopefully the coffee will carry me through. I totally believe you not wanting to make a thread today Nur - see I didn't even ask har din jese!
Thing is, it wasn't an out of line or bad episode per se - just quite underwhelming, you used the EXACT word - and well, Mohan's haircut toh had to disappoint me to the bones. I have an obsessive streak with haircuts I guess - and I honestly can't remember the last time I was a fawning over a male (fictional or otherwise) with tidy slick hair. The mess is just part of their character to me, and I always root for the unruly kind - hair, and boys I remember how compulsive people felt about Kesar's hair at one point, muje toh tab bi woi messy wale maangte the Khair - specific to Mohan's case, haircut just tames his look in a way that is not appealing to me. It's like taking away a spark from his character - and what a prelusive sign to his encounter with Rashmi tomorrow (wese his klutzy ways in the precap made me grin briefly! Trust Mohan to bring down a rack of pulses and what not at the mart just in time to meet up with an old upturned nosy EX! Kya perfect timing hai, maan na padega boss ) Khair - back to today. Personally for me, the RM scene worked well. I do feel that the one thing I would have preferred differently is watching the entire thing in the span of a single episode, than in a carry over, because I think the flow would be even better, if not marred by expectation and speculation of an entire day in between! But Renu and Mohan were both FANTASTIC with their comic timing, expressions and whatnot! Mohan thoroughly enjoyed his prank, and it was hard to not enjoy it with him I like how he mildly started at the mention of Megha's name for Renu's rescue mission, but how a moment later he was back to his whatever, bring it on mode And MM expressions at the sight of each other at the station was well done too! In fact, I don't want to miss complementing the actor who played the SI! He was so nicely and naturally chummy with Mohan - it was a great scene overall, effective in it's intent.
And that's really where most of my high points for the episode end. Again, my complain is not about the events/matters dealt with - but just how underwhelming the execution was given how there was some significant groundwork involved in the making of today's episode, for future tracks. Mohan and his mother, Mohan and Rashmi, Megha in Mohan's house... quite a few first foundations.
The MM scene was, frankly ineffective. I love Megha's smile, can't say half of that about her "laugh" scenes. And such a bad idea then, to actually focus SO much on the one version of emoting she is NOT so good at! I did like just that bit of Megha rolling eyes at Mohan and dismissing whatever the mystery prank was, and Mohan being Mohan dissing his whatnot smug delight keeping her guessing (oh Mohan!) and relenting after all. Then, there was just too much of lingering camera. On Megha's laugh. On Mummy's frown. Even on Mohan's captivation. Far too extended a scene.
Nanhi and Guru's dance Nanhi is such a cute little thing, the way she's got all these people wrapped around her little finger, the way she roams the place like she owns it, and the way they all let her, because there's just no other way of being around Nanhi - she's fantastic, and she's such a perfect Monu-mate, Guru-mate, Maa-ki-bhi-Maa and whatnot! The little scene later where MG find Nanhi's clip was so cute too - the obvious nuance of her clip being found there, Mohan and Guru's respective routine like reaction - you can feel like Nanhi's part of the essence of that house, like her vibe is lingering around - and of course, however feel good that maybe to us, Mummy is rightly concerned. Again - Lady M, not disagreeing with all you say about the tackling of the content of this scene - I just felt like... I dunno, like there were more lines rattled off, than the effect delivered. Mohan's range of reactions from the moment he walks in on Guru and his mother feel too ephemeral to make an impact - and it's hard to say exactly how or why, because one scene I'm finding too much extension and drag, the next I'm finding too much diluted by transience! Overall - I would have wanted to feel more strongly about this scene, and I didn't. It was evident that Mohan wanted to assure his mother, but that his continual distraction this way or that was making his assurance rather in vain - but it didn't really hit me like a point. And it should have, I think, because technically, Mummy is VERY much in the right. And I felt more apathetic than anything else about her concern... like mehhh, whatever! She's just here for a couple minutes anyway - if these are scenes/lines Mohan is supposed to dwell over later - they had to have more impact! Again, throwing in Mohan's father angle right there in the middle of all else, with a nano second duration didn't work for me - there was just too much constant shift in the scene, I guess... I dunno if I'm making sense anymore...
Anyway. Finally to Guru Megha scene. I have to confess, between these two last times that Guru has made appearance, his scenes have been ineffective for me. Whether it was phone number scene with Nanhi last week, or narrative of Mohan's love life Megha today. And again, I can't say what was wrong with the scene today exactly, but it was underwhelming. I should have been right there into the scene, feeling like Megha, about Guru's narrative, but I didn't. Perhaps too many teasers - but there are always enough of them, right? The impact just didn't register for me. I didn't feel like Megha, or like Guru, or even for Mohan of my own! Misplaced and again, underwhelmed reaction - very lukewarm, if I may, for a rather significant groundwork.
So yeh. Still looking forward to tomorrow because the promo has been very promising - but today, well today was just another story. Easy to give a pass, minus of brief moments here and there...!
And for someone who didn't feel up for a comment, my rant ran long. What's new...
Edited by without-fathom - 10 April 2012 at 1:38pm