Count me in.
First off, I want to explain that I was all set to forget about my previous quibbles with prior tracks and ready to accept the bringing of the baraat
to Gauri's home but even then I grew to be disappointed this week and this when I tried to have absolutely no expectation.
Here are at least five things I am confused about:
- Where is nani as doesn't Gauri say she needs to convince her mother (Sunehri) and nani to leave from the town forever? But nani is missing at arguably the most integral life moment of her granddaughter's life.
- Rudra's change is still not completely convincing to me as a character. I loved the fact that he did accept Gauri and did want him to accept Gauri as his wife but somehow somewhere I did not completely buy it...though I would have excused even that had he only appeared more resigned and a little less happy to come get Gauri into his home. (I did love and appreciated the fact that he cares for Gauri enough that he did not want to ruin her future for his past...but somehow...somewhere...I still question it...but maybe...later episodes will explain his motives and internal shaping better.)
- Why were the rituals of the marriage (pheras) not conducted at all (obviously not at the home but at any temple (mandir) since I thought the point of the baraat was to bring her with full riti-riwaaj (rituals-tradition) to his home? (If the rituals-tradition were conducted at the temple and only not shown, then they should have at least indicated this by means of conversation that this is what happened rather than let the audience try to fill in the gaps for the hours between the baraat and the dhaba.)
- Why were they Ketki bhabi, Daadu, Gauri and Rudra at the dhaba? (This is also not explained. Was it so late into the night that it turned to dawn before they had to have breakfast there? Where did they sleep or did they sleep at all?)
- Why are Rudra and Gauri's sleeping arrangements not shown when they get to his mansion? (This in my mind has a crucial bearing on the story as that can establish where they are in their relationship symbolically. Separate beds would mean waiting and discomfort on on an instinctual, physical, mental and emotional levels of husband-wife. Same bed but no conjugal relations would mean trust but "not there yet" on physical level and maybes or hesitation on other levels. So, from writers, we have absolutely no tone that would help audiences establish in their minds what is happening with the pair.)
If this series was only about scenes rather than part of a story, I could find many scenes that I liked and found wonderful. But the scenes are shown as part of the story...and I thus find myself relating less and less to the story as a result of this.
There is no logical cohesion between scenes...one moment this...then another moment that...and what suffers is the story.
Also, I feel this week the audience needed almost complete focus on Rudra-Gauri relationship so that the audience can also follow what their relationship is/will be. But we do not have that in two hypothetically "big" episodes of this week (from last week's "hook") as a result of Rudra's big decision to accept Gauri.
I miss the tone of the story that I fell in love with.