Posted: 11 February 2011 at 2:42am | IP Logged
11th February, 2011
Naina tries to know from Daksh's father some information on Maharashtrian weddings. Just them Kaka, brings a man, as a prospective groom for his daughter, and shows his grit and all the rest approach him in subdued reaction.
He orders his wife around and then takes the groom up to his daughter's room claiming that she has met with an accident. When the groom asks if the girl can be a good mother to his two daughters, she is stunned, and the mother asks if the groom is married. The husband orders her to shut up. The groom tells her that he was divorced a year ago. It is then told, that he is 12 years older than the girl.
Daksh enters and tells aloud that this marriage can not go ahead. He tells the groom, that the girl does not intend to marry. The groom, who it appears is a bank manager, goes away and then Daksh confronts his uncle. He warns him that according to Indian law, he can not force his daughter into marriage against her will. In case he does, he will file a case against him, and fight it in court. He is a divorce lawyer by profession. The uncle is cowed down and walks away, protesting to Naina, who is his bread basket. Daksh shows his antipathy towards Naina, who is talking to his mother about her niece. On entering her room, he tells his mother, that he wants to speak alone with her regarding his cousin's future. Naina wants to leave, but the mother prevents it, saying she is a member of the house. Daksh proposes to send his cousin, Akriti, to his friend's house in Darjeeling. Naina asks how long can she stay at a friend's house, and Daksh interrupts and says, he does not care to know her opinions. He has taken the decision.
Incidentally, the father too says the same, that he will take the decision for his daughter. Here the cousin, a man, also says he will take the decision for his cousin, a girl. What goes on in the minds of men? Do they think girls do not have brains to make their own choices. Is it the attitude of men, the writer wants to show, to put the viewer to shame.
At the gate, a visitor appears, and Daksh meets her. The visitor asks if Naina stays in this house, and he says in the affirmative. He asks her who she is, and the reply comes: "I am her mother". Her estranged mother has had time to think, and has come down from Sikkim, to meet the child of her husband - that bubbly child whom she showed no love, but lavished all material comforts.
Anjali is played by Vaishali McDonald. It is nice to see South Indian and North Indian artistes equally at ease in portraying the characters of our whole multi-faceted country. We should be proud of these artistes, and encourage theatrics in our children. May our musicians too learn to score their own back ground music which is sorely lacking. Channels should encourage these musicians, and other workers who give us these nice serials by working in the background. The musicians in this serial are doing a good job.