Posted: 02 January 2011 at 10:43am | IP Logged
Originally posted by KavitaDR@lizdarcy
I agree with practically most of the opinions when it comes to Nakusha's "simplicity "as the perfect foil for the complexities that have defined Dutta's life up to now, or the the hold that she has on him by virtue of her qualities as the harbinger of peace. However, I refuse to believe that she is a simple girl because, beneath, this apparent guileless exterior for all, she does, consciously/unconsciously display such a powerful understanding of life's basic philosophies and her unconditional acceptance that love will make every wrong , right, that she managed to sway/influence Dutta from Day 1. The terms sway/influence may be misconstrued as it could purport to Nakusha having an agenda but that is not at all intentional. It is rather to convey the degree to which Dutta allowed this girl he saved by default/fate, one dark night, to make such an inroad in his life. I do not need to go in the details as we are all aware of the story. Dutta connected to Nakusha because of her silence as she managed to calm the raging storm which had been the sum total of 10 years of crime and grime by just looking at him with a query for protection, love, trust and faith in her eyes. She was, probably, the first woman who ever made such a silent demand for the first time in his life making him feel "worth" as a human being. He may not have understood that he had been hit by the lightening of love on that night but he he was aware of her right from the moment he actioned the water pump so that Nakusha could wash her hands at the roadside dhaba. That was almost a symbolical invitation from Dutta to this dark mysterious girl to help wash away all his sins once she had washed the grime off her hands.
I have to thank Fivr for her TIN dated 25th March 2010 (that I read yesterday) and encouraging me to watch that episode once again when Dutta bares his soul to Nakusha and explains why he expects the girl who wears his mangalsutra to to be able to see and accept, wholeheartedly, the hands tainted with the blood of so many people that he slayed or came in contact with the bullets that were not meant to kill any innocent/unfortunate individual who came in the line of fire to understand that his life could at best be ephemeral. Nakusha was led into that inner sanctum that was the raging/bleeding heart and soul by Dutta who, unconsciously, made a plea to the girl that he did not recognise as the love of his life, yet, but could not ignore, to listen and placate the storm that has been slashing his mind and and body for so long.
Nakusha understood this and her subsequent imagination that she was washing off Dutta's hand tainted with blood sealed her fate and that of Dutta's on that night. The purification of Dutta's soul started then. And ever since, she has borne everything that came her way with a silence and dignity that defies and frightens every thinking individual. Dutta needed these soothing hands and silent lips to calm down. One could argue that in nearly every field of endeavor it has been true that silence could be traced to cowardice? There are times when it is our obligation to speak up and tell the truth. Many times those who should speak out and warn of danger remain silent because they are afraid or fear that they might hurt someone's feelings. Such silence is far from being golden. When sin is winked at, when error goes unchallenged, when dangerous practices are not exposed for what they are, the "silence" of those who should speak out is nothing but cowardice.
What I just stated above may be totally justified but I will digress here from rationality and moot that Nakusha represents the vehicle that will enable Dutta to clear his life of all the sins he has committed up to now and to achieve this, Nakusha, unknowingly, has to let him go and shed his blood to wash away that sum total of ten years of a life filled with crime and grime. It is also poetic justice that Baaji accompanies him on this journey as he was the one who initiated Dutta in that dark world and has to repent by possibly losing his friend, momentarily, to pay for this sin. Dutta, also needs to meet Seema on this journey to get a complete and irrevocable understanding of Nakusha's sacrifes and self-effacing persona that will enable him to live a life full of genuine love and peace. Nakusha may, actually, have been sent by the Gods themselves and all angels of God do have to suffer to absolve humans of their sins. LTL is after all a fairy tale.
Thanks for your reply, Kavita!
What you say about Naku understanding the basic philosophies of life, agree with that point! Dutta himself has said it many times, ye jo bhi bolti hai, sahi bolti hai. He's asked her, Mere har sawaal ka jawaab hai tere paas, itni samajhdar kaisi hai tu? She has the answer to every qtn of his. She might be superstitious and silly at times, but when it comes to Dutta she makes such practical choices. She tells him the truth, as it is. Well, she was a bit late when it came to her own secret, but then we can allow her that.
The scene you mentioned, it's a personal favorite. The fact that Dutta chose her, not his to-be wife to share his dark thoughts, doesn't that say it all? Somewhere in his heart, he knew that this girl whom he considered his friend would understand why he was what he was. Maybe all he wanted to see when he told her about his past, and the demons that haunted him, was whether she would flinch, or be repulsed by him. She didn't and this proved it that she genuinely cared for him. I know the kind of person Naku is, she will not hate a person for his past or the deeds he does. All that matters to her is that she loves him for his integrity and bone-deep decency. Like you said, she was created to absolve him of his sins, to reaffirm his faith in life. She was born to teach him the meaning of love.
Can you share the TIN you've mentioned with me, the one dated 25th March?
Thanks in advance.