Posted: 10 April 2012 at 3:40am | IP Logged
Borna, you have killed me and sent me to AarYa heaven! I was just about to type out my whole take on yesterday's episode when I saw the promos, and well there goes every coherent thought from my brain! Seriously the things these two promos make me feel is absolutely mind blowing. I think I have watched each at least a 100 times, and yet every time I notice something new, something different to analyze that I didn't catch all those times before, the detail of every shot is so significant that I can keep going on and on about them without running out of things to say!
And now that I am watching them after quiet a break, with everything that has happened between AarYa in that time frame and all the discussions we've had about their future relationship, I feel that some more points can be elaborated on and linked to the promos and I shall do that right now, because these thoughts won't leave me until I type them all out...
From the AarYa interactions we have seen so far, it seems obvious that Yash doesn't have a big problem when it comes to physical contact. He has never initiated it, but whenever the need has come for it, he hasn't hesitated for a second in taking a stand. Whether it being swatting the bee away from Aarti's waist, or carrying her inside when her lehnga's dori opened during the bachelor party, he doesn't waste a second in thinking about the what ifs, he just gets things done, and most of the time it requires some sort of physical touch from his part which he either isn't really bothered by or he doesn't think about it (more of less acting impulsively). However, the complete opposite holds true for Aarti, she's hyper conscious of even the smallest physical interaction with Yash. And it's mostly because Maansi's words have poisoned her brain and now she has all these false notions about Yash's character which makes her even more vary every time he comes close to her no matter what his intentions are. I have a strong feeling that had Maansi not filled her head with all those ideas, she wouldn't have been as uptight, or would have not paid much attention to physical proximity just like Yash. But then where would have been the conflict had that been the case? These little tidbits are what's going to become the most important once AarYa's feelings start to change for each other, and it's them that we have to pay close attention to as it is these illusions that will be falling apart first.
I will be the first to say that there were many instances that I was royally pissed at Maansi for putting all that nonsense in Aarti's head because really there is only enough a person can take, but today after watching that third promo once again, I realize just how brilliantly this is all done. Yash is still his old self in the promo, or at least there aren't any glaring changes, not like the ones we get to see in Aarti anyways. For starters, she is much more comfortable in the house and she looks like she has settled to the new lifestyle at that point, so it's going to be a while till we see that on the show. Anyways, getting to the main point, we see a completely transformed Aarti by this time. After having studied her character and her reaction to Yash so far the differences are absolutely glaring, something that was not caught in my first 100 viewings or so. Like Borna mentioned, the spark between AarYa has already been established, whether they like it or not, there is something inexplicable between them and they both feel it every time they touch. When their hands were in that milk bowl, both of them were lost in their own dilemma, but the second they touched it felt like both of them had been sparked. The way their movements immediately stilled and their heads sharply turned towards each other was extremely telling of that current that has already become a part of their relationship. Everything they were thinking about before that moment was forgotten momentarily, and for a couple of seconds it seemed like Yash himself forgot himself. I have seen it happen in a couple other occasions before this as well, every time they have been forced together in close proximity, or they have an eye lock, Yash seems to lose himself for a moment before being jerked to reality. While Aarti is always super aware of her surroundings are refuse to let herself get sucked in, or at least tries not to, Yash lets himself go even if it is for a second, and in that one second he is living in the present with Aarti. It's as if he gets sucked in her eyes like some kind of vacuum, not that I blame him really, Aarti has stunning eyes, but that's besides the point. And once Yash finds himself unable to look away from her, Aarti gets sucked in the moment as well, because try as she might to look everywhere other than at him, her eyes always find their way back to his face.
This was apparent today when after that touch during the milk rasm she tried, she truly tried to avoid meeting his eyes, but when she looked up and saw that his eyes were still trained on her, she couldn't look away anymore, and it was only Paridi's shout of victory that broke them both of that trance, and just like that the moment was over. At this point they both, or at least Yash will put this all way and pretend that it means nothing, but as time goes one, these moments will become harder to ignore. This pull that is already so strong between them won't let them stay away from each other for too long, because in their story, it isn't them but destiny that is lying down all the cards. I have read many theories on here that Aarti will fall for Yash first in the physical sense while Yash will become attracted to her on the emotional level, and for the past couple of weeks I have been going back and forth with this, but now it seems like that this is exactly where their story is headed towards. The transformation between the Aarti today and the Aarti in the third promo is mind blowing. The Aarti today flinches away from Yash's touch, has all sorts of wrong ideas about it, but the Aarti from the promo is nothing short of attracted to her husband no matter how much she tries to deny it. Yash is being his usual nonchalant self, trying to help her out a sticky situation like he's been doing all along, so this isn't anything ground breaking for him, but the affect it has on Aarti is a whole different story. We see today that Yash seems to be drawn to her eyes which are said to the window to a person's soul, and in the promo we see that Aarti can't keep her eyes off Yash. She's still the same stubborn person, trying really hard to prevent her gaze from wandering, but it keeps landing on him and she can't do a damn thing about it. While Yash has always had that comfort physical level with her because he has never expected anything from her, Aarti has always been uncomfortable with the physical proximity. Initially because she cringed at the thought of being physically intimate with him, and later because she actually found herself wanting him and the closeness now brought on all sorts of different emotions to the surface that she didn't even want to think about let alone decipher.
Even towards the end when the door has opened and they've both turned away from each other, it is Aarti who turns and looks around at him, and the expression on her face is truly something remarkable. It is of a woman who now wants the attention that she once spited, said she didn't want or need. It was the expression of a woman who had made many promises to herself about this marriage, but found herself failing to fulfill them at the hands of her heart. Today, Aarti is absolutely sure that this marriage is for no other reason but to give Ansh his father, she hasn't even tried to entertain the idea that it can turn out to be anything other than that, and this certainty is going to end up being her downfall. She has wrapped herself so tightly around her protective bubble so as to not get hurt again that she has a distorted idea about the reality of life. She is walking in the Scindia household, carrying a false notion about Yash that she feels will protect her from her own self, but what happens when she comes tor realize that everything she had been holding on to for dear life didn't have a shred of truth in them? It would be like the rug being dragged from underneath her feet, and that's why I can understand why the CVs are taking their sweet little time in resolving all these misunderstandings, and this makes me believe that even once AarYa gets a chance to talk, all the misconceptions won't be cleared in one go. Yes, we need them to talk, but what would be the fun if Yash clears all of Aarti's doubts in one conversation? Some things can have light shed upon them through conversation, but others need to be proven through actions, because the impact they will create in Aarti's mind will be permanent and send her reeling. When you misjudge a person so greatly, the realization aftermath is usually pretty interesting to watch because it adds to the intrigue and mystery of that character.
So while Yash, who has absolutely no expectations from the marriage and is just going with the flow will remain aloof, it will be Aarti's feelings that will be the most fun to watch change, and I think a huge part of that is because it is her mentality that will take a complete 180 before Yash's transformation begins. This once again forces me to seriously applaud Shashi ji and the entire writing team of PV, the plot they're writing is not for today but for the future. This is all still the set up and build up of this beautiful story, and they need to lay down the foundation so that the story makes sense a couple months down the road. So as crazy as it sounds, I am all for the misunderstandings to actually increase a bit (especially with the new, sizzling SR SBS segment that just aired a couple minutes ago coming up this week), because the more the false impressions Aarti has of Yash the less she has to hold on to against him once everything is cleared, and I think that once the truth starts unfolding in front of her, everything will start following the domino effect, one thing falling after the other to the point where the wall around Aarti's heart has crumbled into nothing and she is left with no defense against Yash!
And good lord, this has gotten entirely way too LONG, and I still have the whole 4th promo to intersect, which is really all about the transformation of Yash and how it all ties back to being the beautiful love story we'll be seeing! *sigh* But, I think I am going to leave this here for right now, I have to go watch the SBS segment again and again for the time being, and hopefully as the week goes on, I'll try to incorporate more from this promo into my analysis of the episodes, because I am seriously obsessed with AarYa's future and probably end up making a mountain of a molehill in my excitement, but I can't help myself! A few random thoughts about the episode coming up in a little bit though :)