Posted: 07 April 2011 at 1:51am | IP Logged
The argument between the women and Vrinda goes on in front of Dev and Ashta. The aunts do not want to have the party and Vrinda says she should have it. Vrinda says, that there is no point to mourn over those who have died. The aunts tell that the happiness of Ashta is of prime importance, and when she does not want the party why should Vrinda insist. She says, that she is going to be her mother. She blames all the problems of Ashta on the aunts. She has something up her sleeves, which she does not let out.
Dev can not understand the behavior of the aunts. Ashta cries and goes to her room. The aunts are very proud that their plan has worked, and they have sowed enmity between Vrinda and Ashta, and slowly they march towards their destination.
Ashta is crying in her room, and behind the half opened door, Manjula gives the impression that she too is hurting. She turns to the others and tells them that their baby is crying and they have to take care of her.
In the hall, the men and women discuss the 'natak' which they have been playing and the men are afraid this will leave a deep psychological scar on her mind. The women have not been educated enough to know about the science of psychology. They are well versed in the rituals and old traditions for their solutions. When Mukesh says, that they will pay a high price for this drama, and Vrinda stands in front of them and tells them they do not have to worry, as she is resigning from this drama. The women stand up, and take notice. Vrinda starts her monologue:
"I know I am an actress, and drama is my profession and life. But before being an actress, I am a human being. For a human being, life is more important than any other consideration. If it was only my life, I would not have any objection, but here it is the life of a simple child. She is absolutely not aware that this is a drama. I can not play with her emotions, just to earn money. "
Manjula as the leader of the aunts, goes to Vrinda and pleads and tells her that the idea was to take the thought of getting her father get married out of her mind.
Then comes Alpa with her hands swinging by her side, towards Vrinda, and starts her speech, saying the same thing in different words while their menfolk, quietly allow their wives to handle the situation. One by one the women shake their heads, and give their opinions on what love means to them. Actually they let of a lot of hot words, like hot air on a summer day. They talk about step mothers, and the men say, that there should not be any ill effect on Ashta's mind. They still want Vrinda to continue her act.
Manjula goes to Ashta and asks her to eat pav bhaji. She starts her talk, trying to express her deep reasoning words to someone, whom they consider as a baby. Does any one talk like this to a baby? But these women have no idea of what they are doing. she tries to get Vrinda out of the equation, and makes Ashta accept her change of plan. Manjula then starts spoon feeding her baby, whom she expected to understand her high logic. It is a pity the writers can not think of any other way of developing this story, and we just have to report what they have decided to show the viewers.
The women are shown as adamant in their plan, which is to create enmity between Vrinda and Ashta, till she comes to a point and asks her to leave. This is the great scheme these women have made, to solve the problem. One has to see, how their scheme works in front of the simple explanation of a young boy like Dev, who speaks from the heart.
Dev quietly open the door and comes in the morning, into Ashta's room where she is sleeping. Dev shows her a greeting card from Vrinda Ma, for her birthday, but she is telling him about what her Vrinda Ma did on the anniversary of her mother;s death and asks him if it was right. He tells her that her nose is full of anger, and for a young girl like it that is not good. When she see every thing as either black or white and refuses to forgive her Vrinda Ma, he tells her to take things in a positive sense. He tells her that Vrinda Ma wanted to see her smile and be happy and so she arranged the party, and is it wrong to want to see her happy? Why do you not ask her straight to her face, as to why is she doing like this? Dev persuades her to say sorry to Vrinda Ma, and make up, and a smile lights up on her face, and she goes to her room. Dev smiles a knowing smile, as he has already guessed the game plan of the aunts.
Ashta enters Vrinda's room and calls her name, but she is no where to be found. She finds that her belongings are not in the room, and she is upset. She goes down and calls her aunts and asks them. She tells them that Vrinda Mas in not in her room, and then Parul asks her why did she go to her room.
Ashta tells them that she wanted to say sorry to her. Manjula and the others squirm their faces, and look at Ashta, unable to understand her. The Baby has made a somersault. Manjula tells her that she may be in the garden, but Ashta tells her that her belongs too are not in the room, and Manjula asks in surprise, "Kya?" In front of their "Baby" the women blurt out their suspicions, unaware that she is far more grown up, than they want to concede.
Edited by walquest2000 - 07 April 2011 at 9:17am