Today the episode was all about dichotomies and comparisons so I am going to elaborate on that idea.
1. ArYa - PraDhi
The difference between the two couples was once again highlighted today. While Prateek and Paridhi were all smiles and stolen glances, ArYa were trying their best not to look at each other. I think this was also symbolised by the colours they were wearing. Prateek and Paridhi are wearing adjacent colours of red and orange, showing the unity of their minds at this moment. On the other hand, green is the opposite of red on the colour wheel and Yash and Aarti were wearing lighter versions of these two colours showing the distance between them. But the fact that the colours were light could show that they were subduing the truth of their feelings. On the other hand, it is these contrasting colours that make for the most interesting contrast combinations, and that is what ArYa are. Also, Aarti did everything deliberately and slowly, and did it right. However Paridhi was in a hurry and often had to correct herself. This shows the future of their relationships. Aarti's will be slower but she will also make fewer mistakes.
It was a nice touch that Prateek nodded Paridhi towards Vidhi tying the band today. It shows that he will be there to teach her the reigns.
2. Arpita - Aarti
This was a very interesting scene with Gayatri's friends/relatives making comparisons between the two brides. Leave Yash, it seems that Aarti can't measure up to Arpita even in their eyes! But Aarti is not here to be the fairest, happiest or most beautiful bride. She is here to be a mother.
3. Aarti vs. Bua
Again it was interesting how the issue of widow remarriage was brought up and they saw it as an unbelievable indication of Bhopal's size and changing mindset. I like how they once again showed the Bua's sense of injustice at the situation. It shows the hypocrisy and ambivalence of both the Scindias and society.
4. Ansh - PayLak
Oh dear, for the first time today we saw Gayatri favouring her own grand daughters. But Ansh seems to know just how to deal with her and get everybody on his side, including the nosy, disapproving aunts. Finally Gayatri was forced to give equal treatment to all the kids. I also thought that PayLak's clinging to their dad gave Ansh the permission to do so as he was sitting quietly until then so it was not fair of Gayatri to call him out. And I think he also felt a little defensive of Aarti when Payal stuck her tongue out and claimed Yash for his mother and himself in the best way he knew how.
5. Yash's family - Aarti's family
Here we see that Yash has both his parents, and his previous in laws (which I guess we will see tomorrow), as his support system while Aarti only has the Dubeys. This is rubbed in excessively by Gayatri who sees physical quantity as the be all and end all of any situation. She doesn't seem at all concerned with quality and the fact that the Dubeys are an excellent family to be joining with. However, her words are not unfounded. It is strange and suspicious that the Dubeys have no other relatives present, especially to someone other than the audience who has no idea why. Her words were tactless, yes but not untrue.
6. Aarti's truth revelation vs. the Dubeys' truth revelation
Oh dang! They added a level of drama to this whole secrecy thing that I had not ever seen coming. My head is spinning with the complexity of the situation.
Shobha and Dubey are under the impression that Aarti knows the truth about them not clarifying her marital status when all she was talking about were their expenses. Aarti is in for a RUDE shock later when she discovers they hid much more than that from her! IT was nice to see Mansi being a real friend and listening to Aarti's problems for a change. I am glad they gave her that scene as she is going to be the only one to stand by Aarti when she even cannot face the Dubeys after she learns the BIG truth.
But I have to say this adds an interesting dimension to the whole thing. How will Shobha and Dubey now act? I assume they will be much more relaxed, considering they have a huge weight off their shoulders. It is actually quite clever from a drama perspective because from one climax of Aarti finding out about the lie, they have made three climaxes, ie the Dubeys finding out Aarti doesn't know, them telling her (again) or her finding out some other way.
Anyway the precap throws back to the second comparison of Aarti vs. Arpita. I am eager to see what exactly gives Arpita's mother the right to put haldi on Aarti before her own mother..
Edited by Samanalyse - 20 March 2012 at 12:07pm