Monthly Archives: March, 2012

Disjointed episodes ?

Day before yesterday Khushi and ASR went through a huge fight where it looked as if the story was moving towards another MU. Yesterday was honeymoon evening where we saw ASR’s anger reflecting in his dance. And today… what just happened? 

Now don’t get me wrong. I adored all the scenes shown today and tomorrow will be absolute fun as we can see from the precap. I loved shirtless Arnav (drooling), them sleeping together on the couch and even Khushi become Arnav’s voice. I particularly loved the last part where Khushi knows when Arnav calls her without even looking at him. So adorable..:-) BUT……..
                
Do you think this episode was shot before they shot Monday’s episode and yesterday’s dance sequence where they were shown to be angry with each other, hating each other’s guts? Or is the story moving on  to another track than we thought it would move on? I’m a bit confused at the moment. Maybe watching it again tomorrow will bring in more reflections.
Someone posted this on Facebook:

“It seems that the time has finally come for Khushi and Arnav to accept their love for each other in Star Plus’ most popular show Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon! Our source says that the two will finally confess to each other in the coming episodes. However, before anyone else can find out, new tension will mount in the show when Shyam hears their confession, and starts to plan no good as always. This time, though, our source states that his evil plan will indeed be successful, and the viewers will surely be surprised with a new plot. To unravel the upcoming twists and turns, be sure to tune into Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? on Star Plus ! Just wait and watch.”
What are your thoughts? Will this change be welcomed by the regular IP viewers or will this throw the serial for a toss?

Was it a filler? Don’t think so! Read on…. IPKKND 27th March 2012

Let me be frank. When the episode began today, I rolled my eyes and threw my hands up in the air, exclaiming, “OH NO! They’re going to deviate from yesterday’s track again! This is just another filler episode with stupid antics. ” This deviation of track that I was thinking about was purely the hatred and pain visible in Arnav and Khushi’s eyes while looking at each other in yesterday’s episode. All that hurt and pain could surely not go away the next day! I had to eat crow by the middle today’s episode though. They had most certainly not lost focus of the track, rather they simply took another turn about and came back to it. 

Today’s episode can be surmised in a few words thus: Nani and Anjali plan a honeymoon for the newly married couples in the Raizada house. They transform the house into an exotic hotel. Manorama and her husband greet the two couples as attendants, nani becomes the hostess, Shyam waits upon the couples while Anjali is the manger of the so called “Delhi main Bali” hotel. Fun filled atmosphere resides with Shantivan today. Anjali gifts a bouquet of white flowers to Payal and Akash.  Arnav watches in anger while Shyam gifts a flower bouquet to Khushi and pretends to remember that Khushi loves red roses since his “rani sahiba” does so too. The couples are sent to their respected rooms to change and come back down for dance. Arnav is suprised when Khushi lets him use the bathroom to change clothes without any argument.  Khushi’s reasoning? ” humain kya karna hain wo aap he batayenge.. toh hum karenge.”  The dance follows. After the dance, the couples are guided to their “honeymoon suites”. Arnav and Khushi are locked in their honeymoon suite without phones or electricity. Arnav lights a match to see in the dark and falls atop Khushi on the bed by accident, causing a RV moment. Khushi warns him on time when he is in danger of burning his finger through the lit matchstick and he throws it away, but his laptop catches fire and Khushi panics.

Let us talk about the dance.. pure envy!

One could very visibly see and gasp at the emotions that were being brought out in the open while they danced.  There was naught but anger, passion and a stamp of total possession. Barun portrays both the sides of this reel character so well! Clap  I am sure that Khushi would have felt hapless and utterly unable to resist even ASR in that mode..we have already seen how her senses get impacted when she dances with Arnav. Gone was Arnav from “Teri meri” dance ‘cos today was ASR’s turn.  Khushi Kumari Gupta- Singh Raizada was a putty in his hands and that’s him being modest! Usage of the title song of the show was an added plus since most of the fans wanted it added one way or the other in the show. It is amazing how popular this song has become among all the IP fans and such is the impact of the song that even when the show has already completed 200 episodes, it can be added to the situation. This is no filler episode.. they continue from where they’d left off yesterday when ASR had said that he will tell her what she is supposed to do and say and left Khushi speechless.  Thus today she does and says exactly that, ” humain kya karna hain wo aap he batayenge.. toh hum karenge.”

Anjali looked gorgeous with her stylishly worn saree and Shyam deserved the work he was doing. 😛  Shyam ogled Khushi shamelessly on the pretext of giving her the roses. But my mind refuses to see the logic behind one action.  Arnav Singh Raizada for all his smart moves and wide perception of the people of the world is not able to see that his wife feels uncomfortable in the presence of Shyam the creep. Why does he not look at the emotions that reflect in her eyes and her body language when Shyam is closeby? If he feels cheated and really wants to know how they both feel, logically would it not be correct if he looked at both the parties and observed their expressions? The intensity of his anger is directed solely at Khushi and his disgust is pointing towards Shyam in this scene according to me. 

I believe ASR has formed an opinion in his mind and his nightmares and the end of his dreams began the day he decided to believe that his truth is the only truth. Somebody knock some sense into him!!!! Ouch

The day when he realizes his truth was not even worth a dime, he’d have to take it with a pinch of salt and grovel for eternity. Again, he will need Khushi to forgive him and guide him out of his despair. The end scene where she saves him from fire is only but an indication that while ASR plays with fire, the only person who will be able to holler a warning and pull him back will be Khushi. But will she do that after every thing she would have gone through by then?

Payal and Akash’s romance is definitely worth a mention today. As you mentioned earlier, we could see Payash in their romantic mode, calm and sensible.. with heat simmering but kept under the lid. Beautifully portrayed by Payal and Akash, their love will blossom and provide an achor to Khushi and Arnav in the time when it is most needed. Approve

I don’t think this pair that will separate due to Arnav Khushi quarrel. Rather they will become a link and bind them together to each other, more tight than ever.  Remember it was Arnav and Khushi who brought them together so in the event where Arnav and Khushi separate, the task will fall upon Payal and Akash to scatter the clouds of dust (confusion and MU in this case) and bring forth the rainbow of love and life. Ahhh!! What a long wait it is going to be  for us to see that.. at least that’s how I feel judging by the speed of the show. Stern Smile

Shyam is getting bolder by the second and will need to be checked soon. I have a feeling things are going to be progressing very quickly and things will take a downturn for Khushi very soon. 

Special mention to Mamaji.. looked in his form while portraying the attendant and happy to be away from mamiji.. hello hi bye bye! LOL  Naniji looked adorable in lilac saree… and oh yeah! Dillil main Bali Hotel rocked despite a honeymoon that was supervised by elders. Tongue

IPKKND Episode- 26 March 2012

Two things from today that struck me as the heart of the episode.

Khushi, “aaj humara sapna pura hua hain. Toh ab hum chaen se mar sakte hain.”  Anjali, “bhagwan kare aapko humari umr bhi lag jaaye.”

Khushi, “Issi ke layak hain na hum, iss dard ke, to bardash karne dijiye, humein toh isse bhi badi sajja milni chahiye.”

 

Finally after last week’s disappointments where the track had lost its focus and fans had ranted on and on about it, the CVs seem to have taken notice. Monday’s episode saw lots of rectifications in character’s behaviour and also in the story line. We can now say that it is back on its normal mode and working fine.

The episode begins with Khushi talking on her BT with Shuklaji and laad governer  ASR entering the house. He seems a little off mood and enters his room in the same ASR style that had gone missing last week. He sees the mess around in the room (Khushi’s side of the bed, the room, etc) and is pissed off. He’s now started using “WHAT THE HELL” instead of a simple “WHAT THE” .. progress you think? 😛 Khushi tries to calm him down but only gets irritated when he snatches the BT from her hands. She jumps around like a child wanting her toy back from the hands of an adult. A small “Rabba Ve” moment was rightly placed here, showing Khushi going all flustered when she looks into her dear Arnav’s eyes. What she misses is this- it is not Arnav standing in front of her, whom she can play and mess around with. This is ASR, the ruthless guy who stops at nothing until he gets what he wants. Look at his eyes Khushi. There is anger and determination to get over your stare, no love.” We do see a tinge of confusion in his eyes for a millisecond though but it disappears as quickly as it came.  One shriek from Khushi calling his beloved Di and he loses focus. Again.. the rectification- his firsts and foremost concern is his Di and it has come back to form today. Khushi takes this moment to retrieve back her BT, inviting Anjali deeper into her room, deeper into discord.

On the other side, Shyam manipulates Anjali and buys an expensive watch at her expense.  Shyam is back in character and blacker and more vile than ever! The opportunistic, slimy, up to no good persona of Shyam is in full bloom now. He has another ace up his sleeve apart from his wife, Anjali whose purse strings he can pull as easily he pulls at her heartstrings- the knowledge that Khushi is unaware of why Arnav has married her and Arnav unaware of the whole truth. He is going to use it to his complete advantage I’m sure. Though as usual, we can also predict perhaps that his action will once again declare that he is “stupid cupid” who brings Arnav and Khushi closer to each other.

Anjali you dumb creature.. don’t you realize as yet? Anyway, who gives you the right to simply give away 75,000 bucks as if it’s peanuts? Your brother works damn hard to earn that money!

Khushi is happy that her Dabba business is on track. Her happy moments are pronounced by her statement, “Aaj hum bahot khush hain. Aaj humara sapna pura hua hain toh ab hum chaen se mar sakte hain.”  Khushi’s statement is a clear indication that something untoward is going to happen to her, something unfortunate that will bring her right to death’s door. Anjali on the other hand, places a hand on Khushi’s mouth and adding her own life to Khushi’s.  This is another indication that Anjali may be the only one who will be able to bring her back from the dead. Kya khichdi paka rahe hain CVs? 😛

Arnav fights with Khushi with the wrong assumption that she wants to hurt Anjali because of Shyam. Actually Arnav is the lover so today I will call him ASR only ‘cos he’s been ASR today for most parts. The only thing he can remember is the mayhem that will be a part of Anjali’s life if what he thinks will come true. Shyam and Khushi together. He doesn’t think about himself or he THINKS he is not thinking about the hurt he is going through with this torturous thought in his head. He screams and Khushi. The ever immature Khushi doesn’t realize when to shut up and fights back. Her puzzlement is genuine. Why is he so hyper and what is he blaming me for when it comes to Di? Khushi darling, wake up and smell the coffee.. or jalebis if you like! Start joining the dots already!

What I assumed would happen next is exactly what does happen although I never though he’d drag her to the “all and sundry” poolside where people can hear her in open air and shout “Don’t shout”. 😀 Silly ASR, get your brains back in order.  Ideally it would have made sense if he’d locked the door and they’d fought inside. And what’s with all the dupattas hanging all around the pool side. IS this a rich man’s mansion or not!!!!

But .. oh well.. maybe Khushi wants to wash and hang her colourful dupattas around her and maybe ASR wants to wash his bedroom linen in public!  Look what they’ve done!

The creep Shyam, happy after getting his watch is by the poolside (what the hell was he doing there anyway!) overhears their argument and rushes to inform Anjali about the fight. He smirks and slithers thinking he’s going to expose the debacle of ASR-KSR marriage reality today and then Khushi will be his. Why in the world.. he’s demented I tell ya!

In the meanwhile, ASR shuts the pool side door on Khushi’s hand after roughly manhandling her and telling her how much he hates her and how much he wished he could tell her why! ASR.. get on with it! If you wish to say so, inform her of your opinion of her and tell her frankly what cockahoop theory you’ve based your assumptions on! Of course the story would move very quickly if he did that so he doesn’t. 😦 Instead he hurts her hand.

The lover Arnav comes out of him, ASR’s anger drained and left on one side to dry when he hears Khushi squeal in agony. Good old Khushi, the tigeress is back and pushes him away. Good job KKGSR! Why should you want his attentions after he has so brutally told you that he doesn’t trust you or your genuine tears and considers every thing you do as fake? Why should you want to love him or want his attention when he thinks you’re untrustworthy! Had it not been for the penchant of our director s’aab to keep half formed sentences hanging in the air, Khushi  today almost told him that she can’t believe he is the same guy she is in love with!  When the hand is hurt, she proceeds to reject his concern and that’s when the second important statement is spurted out. The character Khushi is being made ready to go through worse pain than a simple hand brush with the door. Is it going to be Shyam who will hurt her physically or is it going to ASR’s verbal and mental torture? Both the statements mentioned in the beginning of the post seem to be intertwined with each other.  

The other things happening on the side were : Khushi and Arnav hide their discord from Anjali.  Anjali being instigated by creep to do something about it. ( Didn’t I say he plays stupid cupid?) Payal shares her ideas for the fancy dress competition with Manorama. Nani’s work has to be applauded since she is the only one who thinks of paramparagat gift to the newly wed couples-  honeymoon tickets. ASR of course has to put a spanner in the works and cancel the trip. Khushi’s eyes talk of despair when he tears the tickets but she of course goes ahead and proudly proclaims that she is thankful he has torn them off as she had no interest in going along with him either. UFfff.. another reason for MU! Now ASR thinks she doesn’t want to go with HIM but someone else.

The last scene shows nani hatching a plot to make her honeymoon idea become fruitful. Let’s see what the episode today holds for us! *rubs hands together in glee* CAN”T WAIT! 🙂

 

BLOOPERS!
IF Khushi was hurt, nobody saw her hand when she was handed the tickets? She is not hurting?

Last week in IPKKND-A plot lost !

The brains of all the CVs of this serial is on vacation after the HOLI episode or perhaps still under Bhaang’s influence? Wink IPKKND is no more a love story or a hatred story.. I don’t know what it is at the moment. The entire plot has disintegrated and the tagline of the serial “Nafrat paas aane na de, mohabbat door jaane na de” is no where to be seen.  What happened to Arnav’s hatred towards Khushi or even his dislike towards anything that she does? What happened to Khushi being worried about how ASR will find a way to throw her sister out of  RM? What about Khushi’s worries on Shyam’s snide comments and increasing bold moves? Is she not worried that she may be dangerously in peril soon if Shyam continues his overtures?

I’m waiting patiently to see what will happen next and have my fingers crossed while hoping that things will be back on track soon. God willing.. or CVs willing. Embarrassed 


Khushi’s character, Arnav’s characterisation as ASR of the world is being butchered very severely. I’m not even going to go into how pathetic ASR is being made while he’s changing and dancing to his wife’s tune without any thought whatsoever to his ruthless businessman image.  The actors only do what they’re told to do so we can’t blame Barun or Sanaya for it. Confused  


 I was happy with the CVs showing Khushi becoming enterprising. However there have been solid holes in this story when it comes to her becoming enterprising. Where’d she find the money to start the business? Which fool handed her 10K for starting a business when she has two failed ventures (halwai and saree selling) on her experience resume? Has she used her husband’s name to gain an advance? Wonder what the CVs have in store here.
 The logic in the entire story is lost somewhere with no regard whatsoever for how things work in business, corporate ethics and even the perception on how a rich tycoon’s bathroom looks like!  
We drooled over shirtless Arnav-yes producer s’aab we did..but we didn’t lay the logical and sensible side of our brain off. The bathroom could have been shown to be a bit grand especially since you have portrayed Arnav Singh Raizada as a top ten among tycoons. 
Khushi is an 18 year old character not behaving her age since the last week. She behaves as if she’s a fifth grader without any thought about consequences of her actions on herself, her darling jiji, her nemisis and yet unrecognized love of her life; ASR. She has been acting very silly and that’s the least of it!
I have been repeating this since the last week on various forums and posts that ASR has always been shown to regret his actions but when it comes to Khushi, they’ve not shown even an ounce of regret;not even as an afterthought. Disapprove Why is it absent? Is this a sign of all male crew when it comes to the CVs?
Anjali is the centre lead and but has been shown as a caring yet dumb (when it comes to her husband)  right from the beginning. Now she’s even more so.. guess pregnancy hormones or something acting up. Wacko 
Shyam’s acting skills have deteriorated for some reason since the last few episodes is what I feel. Don’t know if it’s just the way the character is being shown these days or really the fact that Abhaas is under the weather and not doing his job as required. 
All in all, a disappointing week despite the fact that we got our RVs and shirtless Barun to drool on.