Loved todays' epi. the sav aai-archu scene was hilarious and I felt very very nice when she said so effortlessly to dam baba "hamari archana" and then with the dhoban she kept saying " will you speak to archana like that" she did not fight for the shirt but fought for archu. previously she would have fought for the cost of the shirt. Evcen though she refuses to call her a beti she seems to be treating her as one. Tough Love
Kool, your ENTIRE commentary was hilarious so I cannot single out a single sentence or para. that would be undermining the rest of the commentary. I have pressed the like button for the sentences that others thought were hilarious i.e the dhoban peed in her sari.
I think the last scene was nice. Tanyadi, I hope archu does not get her hopes up because of the sindoor. the deshmukhs are an unpredictable lot. she looks like she is.
Wanted to make a comment and this might be a delayed reaction on my part (as this was discussed before):
With the most basic knowledge that I possess on hinduism, its traditions and its rituals, I feel that Kanyadaan is the most symbolic, ritualistic and integral part of the hindu marriage ceremony. it is FAR FAR FAR more significant that the Christian equivalent or parallel (i.e. walking down the aisle of the bride) .
I was not surprised when Varsha asked Manav and Archu to do this act as she has always been a darling rebel (defyingthe norms and followign her heart and mind). her rational for this request was aligned with her personality.
However as far as Manav's response is concerned, my opinion is:
a) If he truly plans on divorcing Archana, then his acceptance of this responsibility and the performance of this act is a mockery (in the deepest sense) of the ritual itself and an expression of disrespect to Manohar Baba and Sulo Aai who treat him like their own son.
b) If however, he is not planning on divorcing her (and just has not voiced this intention to others) then I don't really think it is so bad that he is performing a rite that traditionally belongs to Varsha's baba or dada.
Anyway, that is just my opinion. I am a sucker for ritualistic symbolism and that is why I get all teary-eyed at weddings.
Edited by stillhopeful - 19 April 2010 at 4:13pm