I love the treatment given to Kehne Ko Humsafar Hai. The most intense emotions and awkward situations are handled with utmost sensitivity. Yet the team has managed to add a touch of humour to the episodes which makes it a unique combination of thought-provoking and entertaining content.
I would like to mention two scenes from the recent episodes here –
1) The karvachauth scene and
2) The chat scene between Poonam and Ananya, from yesterday’s episode.
The makers are constantly questioning the traditional and modern ways of thinking. That seems to be an incomplete sentence to me. Let’s add, ‘of women’ there. The makers are constantly questioning the traditional and modern ways of thinking “of women.” Because the male protagonist is still narrow-minded enough to feel awkward to face the society when his wife doesn’t observe a fast on Karva Chauth for his long life.
The way Poonam’s character has grown after the divorce and started changing her own beliefs is every woman after rejection. What is admirable in her is the silent support she lends to the other woman in her husband’s life while constantly wondering, ‘what did Ananya do and she didn’t that her husband chose the other woman. That fine line between her envy and cordial feelings towards Ananya is well-maintained.
Kudos to both the ladies, Mona Singh and Gurdeep Kohli for enacting those unsaid emotions so well. Kudos to the directors for bringing it out in them.
Yesterday’s scene where Poonam and Ananya were discussing ‘when to and when not to’ walk out of the marriage was outstanding. It subtly started as a discussion between two women about what they feel about marriages and how it ended on both of them realizing that how their viewpoints have made them ‘the other woman’ in each other’s lives. How it started from a normal discussion, progressed as two friends having a healthy debate, and then ended with a sudden realization that the situation is not as rosy as it seems and how their individual viewpoints haven’t helped them paint a beautiful picture in real life. Who’s right and who’s wrong then? Since neither the traditional nor the modern way of thinking have helped them have a life they had imagined.
The story has matured and so has the characters. Let us keep watching Kehne Ko Humsafar Hai Season 2 and see who the story supports, the traditional or the modern way of living.
Where to Watch? AltBalaji