Posted: 22 May 2011 at 10:33pm | IP Logged
I thought of starting a new thread as I needed to know your opinion.
Before I start my topic I need a small preface. Hope you dont mind
As far as I know, the age from
13 - 19 = teenage/youth
20 - 35 = youth/adult
36 - 40 >youth<middle age
40 - 60 = middle age
60 + = oldage
When Gulaal/Nirja entered Kesar's life she was 18 (more sensible) and Kesar 12, in his adoloscense. How can an 18 yr old teenaged girl can develop motherly feelings for a 12 yr old boy, ok if it were an 8-10 yr old gulaal nursing an infant kesar then it was ok if any one say gulaal has motherly feelings for kesar but here things are not like that unlike the novel where Rano a 17 yr old girl who nursed and lulled a 2 yr old boy whose relationship wuold definitely tagged as mother-son, which is not posible in the case of Gulsar nor agewise,relation wise or not even from the bond they shares, it is hardly a mother-son type. Gulaal was almost like a "dream girl" of his. Gulaal had a friendly relationship with Kesar in the begining and it grew to a deep rooted affection later partly as she learns Kesar as her most dear ones(vasanth's) passion and dream and partly of that untitled eternal bond that Gulsar shares themselves. When Vasanth died kesar's dream (Gulaal) became his only life and support.
As of now Kesar and Gulaal both are adults and Gulaal still in her youth if the above age classification is correct and her behaviour wise also she portraiys a young lady that is with in her and that which really she is which is clearly evident in the scenes at the mango orchards, the way she enoys herself dressing up by singing, the way she adores wearing those green bangles, the way she terribly misses her husband esp when she is alone, all these states the proof,
Gulaal doesnt consider Kesar as a kid. There are many scenes that proves this.
1. Her inner turmoils are reflected in her face whenever JK refers Gulsar as Pathi-Pathni, if she is ignoring the fact as she says, she need not to be so tensed and thought ful.
2. The pallu scene at the terrace.
3. Her sudden nervousness and hesitations whenever she finds kesar looking at her mersmerised.
She is not willing to accept Kesar as her husband, coz she considers Vasanth as her whole life and she wants to live her entire life as his widow/wife. But deep in her heart she is deeply wounded badly missing that love and care that she often break in to sobs and the only one who can cure her is Kesar himself with his unconditional intense exclusive love for her.
Plz correct me if I am wrong and plz do respond whatever maybe yr opinion.
Plz let me know if you agree with me.
Edited by alanta - 22 May 2011 at 11:53pm