In my opinion, there is the Tasha conversation, and then there is the stereotypical
conversation between two lovers that I've seen one million times on other shows. The purple prose, spilling one flowery confession of love following another - that's overload and far from something that I believe the characters of LTL would've done under any circumstances. Yes, Dutta has changed, but he's still Dutta at heart
. He's honest and says what's on his mind, but Tasha's relationship is so deep, so connected, that wording every single lovely feeling has never been necessary. In fact, not wording it, but expressing it in other ways has come across as much more powerful. For instance when he asked Naku if she was okay and all Naku did was touch his face and they rested their foreheads against each other's.
No words needed. No flowery proses about "oh, how I love you" etc.
I could imagine Naku expressing her love for him in words, but not Dutta. He didn't need to say it three times. He only needed to say it once and it would've been enough for him. For her, as well. Dutta can be calm. He can be kind and loving. He can be gentle. But being mellow to the point of purple proses just isn't him. People change, but there are certain characteristics that I don't think one can change about oneself. Dutta can't change his anger, but he can learn to control it to a certain extent. He can be patient. But in the end, if something pushes him over the edge, he will explode. It's his character.
Right now, he's vulnerable. He needs Naku to be there for him. He needs her support, especially mentally because he's struggling with Kala's revelation. But even this wasn't given the amount of time it needed to process. Jumping in the conversations, purple prose to Kala. No, that's not how D would've been reacting. Kala's revelation would've weighed him down to the point that he could enjoy having Naku with him, but needed to talk about it for longer than a few moments at a time. Being who he is, concerned as he is about his family, he would've enjoyed Naku with him, but he wouldn't be preoccupied with spilling words of love and bowing down to her love and talking about how women are raised to this and that... this is all something I would've expected from any other male lead in any other serial, but not Dutta.
He would tell her that he loves her. Done. He would tell her that he's sorry. Done. He would tell her how much she means to him and how much her support means to him. Done. In simple and straightforward words. No flowery praises and bhashans. Naku's influence is that if making him believe in Bappa, in love, in trust. But her influence is not that he'd become mellow. He'll always be Dutta Bhau, in the end. Even if he retires, you cannot change the core of a man who has been a killer for the past ten years - killed without a second thought. You can influence him in ways, and Naku's love has done that. But he is Dutta Sriram Patil.
It is nothing out of the ordinary when nakku says women r stronger than men in endurance mostly of the mental aspect nd all experts will agree. She even goes ahead says that she doesnt want to interfere in his fight against kala but wants him to know that right now his priorities must be to recover frm the blindness nd dealing with the shock of kala revelation. As a firm believer in the ultimate justice in the hands of God she speaks her mind which is so nakku. She is back to her Bhashans.
I still believe that it was needless to draw the comparison between men and women. It wasn't a message to Dutta. It was a message to us, and we're all well aware of this fact, so what's the point of it really? Dutta doesn't need to know that she can endure more than him. He needs to know that she's with him, supporting him. He needs her in that context. In addition to that, Naku has always known Dutta's strength. He lived through many betrayals and though he stumbled at times and she fears that he'll stumble again, we've also witnessed that he has matured, that Naku's touch calmed the storm in him - no words were needed. I liked the part when she told him that she wouldn't interfere in his fight with Kala, but the "bringing back a man of love" part, I didn't like. Naku wouldn't say that. She might've said: "You need to recover first, then we'll think about Kala". She wouldn't say it like "I want to bring back a man who knows only to love". Dutta knows to love. He loves. He has a big heart. But his ability to love now shouldn't get in the way of the choice he might have to make to save his family and Patilwadi.
That's a fact. A brutal fact, but nonetheless a fact.
He can't afford to be mellow about it. Or soft.
The development of Naku's character, I feel, has reached the point where she doesn't need to give bhashans to Dutta anymore. He has learned so much from her and he has matured. He's at a point now where he is her equal in all ways.
The pati parameshwar thing was also completely unlike Dutta. I would never, in a million years, have expected him to say that - no matter how much he grew. Again I felt that this was meant as a stereotypical drama serial message for the audiences' sake rather than for the purpose and meaning of Tasha's conversation.
Look, having been away from Naku from two months, Dutta would've naturally confessed his love again, because the fear of almost having lost her was evident throughout his lonely phase. He'd have told her how much she means to him. But he wouldn't have said it through those exact dialogues that were given to him. Why? Because Dutta doesn't phrase things in flowery purple proses. He says things in a simple way that expresses so much more than those cliche phrases.
The fact that the director/CVs didn't bother to remove those needless purple proses and instead play the scenes out through silence and simple dialogues bothered me. It was out of character to me. Period. As for the Kala conversation, it wasn't any better. They could've focused more on his pain and emotions regarding that matter, kept him silent, while Naku guessed his thoughts and comforted him about it without him having to speak what he felt - because that's Tasha.
No matter how far they've reached in their relationship, no matter what, there's one thing that'll never change about their relationship - and that's the core of it. Dutta expresses his emotions, but not always in words, but Naku understands and knows what he needs to hear. The moment started well with them sitting there and her telling him that she'd be his strength. But then it hit rock-bottom with the rest of the dialogues.
That's just how I feel.
It might have everything to do with the way the episodes have been executed/directed, but it also has something to do with the dialogue-writer having a really stressful day because the demand was Tashaful episode and well, how else to fill an episode of Tasha if not with flowery phrases that warm every Tasha fan's heart.