I haven't been very active on the forum lately, unfortunately :( Don't get much time, but I'm very consistent in watching the show and haven't missed an episode.
These are my thoughts of Dil Ki Baatein since it has started, till now. It has been a good approximately 2 months, and here are my thoughts by far :)
Initially, before the show started, I assumed it would be a show where a middle class family live together happily, find out that their wife/mom has cancer and does everything possible to save her. She is what keeps the family tied together, and without her the family is absolutely nothing. I thought that they couldn't imagine life without her, and did everything possible to to save her. Eventually, she dies, and the story moves forward presenting how the family struggles without her and the hardships they face. On a brief note, this is what I thought.
When the show aired in March, I thought it started off incredibly. They were on point. The dilemma was shown in the first episode, they didn't take like 20 episodes to let us know that Anu has cancer. They showed it all in the first episode. By the first episode, as an audience, we were shown roughly as to how the characters were and the setting and all those things. The beginning was great. The Jodhpur track definitely had some downs in it, but had some pretty awesome scenes.
By April, Anu is shown to be in a very serious condition and it was nearly impossible for her to live. These episodes were fantastic. Huge shout-out to everyone during this time of the show, very touching.
Eventually, Anu dies. Very sad, got tears into my eyes definitely. Even still, I did not like how they showed the death of Anu. I mean, she pretty much killed herself. I thought her death would be something due to the fact that her condition worsens drastically and her body cannot function and so she dies. In my opinion, even if someone has many duties and responsibilities, and is only thinking of the well-being of their family, is it really okay to sacrifice their life for it? There's always another option.
So this is where things take a turn into the unrealistic road...
For a decent time, Disha refuses to believe that Ram is the murderer of Anu. Her relationship with Mr. Kapoor was very cold, and to be totally honest, that's the way I like it.
Then that dumbhead Karan spills out false information, leading the kids to the total wrong direction believing that Ram is the murderer of Anu.
Kids are forced to leave the house.. Now, for god's sake, Karan seems to be living alone. Could he not have taken the responsibility of the children? Being a good friend to Ram, and a sensible adult, the hostel track and roaming around on the streets could've been totally avoided if Karan or any other neighbor take care of Disha and Aaru till Ram can come back.
Hostel track was absolutely ridiculous. Disha was influenced by her classmate, and so she did it. This show does not show a positive thinking on friendship, now does it.
As expected, that ended very soon, and praise the lords that it did. Imagine if they made it more unrealistic and stretched it along more? Oh god.
Finally, Disha and Aaru move in with the Kapoors, left with no choice. Pankaj Dheer is a phenomenal actor. He really reminds me of my own grandfather. I love this guy. Anyhow, even if Disha believes that Ram is the murderer, at least Aaru doesn't. A bit of hope doesn't hurt.
A definite improvement seen in Mr. Kapoor's behavior with the both kids. At least he is trying to bond with them.
When Ram came to visit the kids, holy. That was heart wrenching. All the flashbacks came running through Disha's mind.
Anyway, Ram is sent to jail and he'd rather stay in jail than live with his children hating him. Aww :(
This guy who lives in the same cell as him, he's a horrible influence. What the hell is wrong with the policemen too?! Drinking in jail? Gross.
I really hope Ram doesn't develop habits such as drinking or anything like that with the guy who is living with him. God no.
The Ayaan track seems to be fairly good. I don't know his age, but I don't think any type of love connection with form between Ayaan and Disha. At least any time soon. He's definitely going to become one of the lead characters though.
I'm really curious as to what will happen in tomorrow's episode when Ayaan comes to know about who Ram really is. Will he continue being a lawyer for Ram? Will he talk to Disha about this? Will he talk to Mr. Kapoor about this? Wonder what will happen.
I thought that this would just be about a single father raising his two kids by himself and all the struggles that they face that so many families face around the world- but it is not recognized. Is this what families really face? Maybe if Disha could listen to what Ram has to say? Gotta say, she's not willing to listen to anyone.
In a way, it's nice that this show is running 5 times a week. Have some entertainment on Friday now :)
Do leave your comments and thoughts, would love to read them!!
Edited by SanjanaS. - 15 May 2015 at 2:09pm