Originally posted by sub_rosa
that Dutta too, like other men, had dreamt of a beautiful partner! Physical appearance DID matter to him when it came to love…or rather what he perceived as love! Though it has never been actually SHOWN, but there were subtle hints! Dutta avoided women for 10 years, because he felt susceptible to their charm…feared that he might get entangled again which could lead to another heartbreak! Naku too, is a young woman! But Dutta had no qualms in talking to her for hours, or touching her(even in front of a big audience)! I think Dutta felt completely SAFE around her (in his subconscious)…he knew that he could never get attracted to her…she was nothing like the image he had in his mind of his potential mate!
I have to mention the button-sewing scene here… Dutta was so aloof and so unaware of the young woman standing close to his chest, touching it…almost as if she was not a woman at all! In my opinion, Dutta wouldn't have even opened up to Naku , if she had been in her pretty avatar from day 1…he would certainly have felt threatened by her physical charm!
So, until recently Dutta had nurtured in his mind a superficial view of love…where physical appearance amounted to a lot! But, his experiences with Seema-Sups and then Naku, has forced him to think differently! He is finally learning to see BEYOND outer beauty...and perceive and feel love in a much deeper way! Hence, the beauty-talk in the dream-sequence!
I think that's the issue - some of us (or at least muah for sure) took Dutta to be different then this. His character development and portrayal has shown otherwise. Dutta of ten years ago appreciated beauty - Dutta bhau on the other hand finds beauty in trust and loyalty and friendship - or so it seemed at least. It didn't seem before that it was a trade off in his mind - give up superficial beauty and u must just get lucky with the other three. After watching the late night repeat it just reconfirmed my thoughts this way. When Dutta met Naku he didn't see her as anybody different - he didn't care for the pretty Naku he accidently ran into and saved either - yet now he is subconsciously accepting of her claim of not being beautiful when in the past he has stopped anyone who has mocked Naku for it.