WHATTT AN EPISODE...
The looming thrill, the harrowing scenes, Indu's terrifying expressions, Sanchi's helplessness, disturbing dialogues, the realistic violence - everything excelled even the forced wedding episode. I was so unlucky that I had to watch the episode with my husband sitting opposite me, my two children wailing/running around and with two cleaners who decided to pop in now out of all times (I had to hide my laptop from them while watching, lest they thought of me some sort of psycho-perv lol)
Anyway, I guess the effect brought about by all this was purely because Indu Singh was a degree more humiliated and a shade angrier today, then he probably ever was!
Before I start my rant and praise Aniruddh's efforts here, I would like to take a moment to think of all those helpless women who have been subjected to the horrid experience of kidnapping and rape (which happens probably more often than we think it does!). Here we still hope that Indu might not inflict the worst on Sanchi...but, nevertheless, may we not in RJN's brilliance forget even for a moment that in reality, this would have to be a girl's worst fears come true...
Back to the episode -
Back at the university office, the officer who had declined Sanchi's form apologises profusely for his actions. He confesses that he had been influenced by Indu and acted very badly towards her. He commends her on her valiant efforts against Indu Singh 'No man should force anyone to do such things and get away with it...this campus is very fortunate to have a brave girl like you!'
THE TELL-TALE RJN TUNE
He even summons a compounder and ensures that her scholarship application is fast-tracked to the VC's office.
'Consider your application processed and accepted' he tells her
Sanchi and Mehek are over the moon
She steps out of the office, jubilant at the victory...elated that her self-esteem had been restored - she did not have to attach the 'Indu Singh' surname to hers in order to receive the scholarship.
The university terrace
Manwa is making tall and false claims 'If only I had not given in to their excuses..if only I used my intelligence...why did I act so foolishly...if only I had made that one call to you..' He is wholly aware of what he is doing and what the consequences would be (hats off to CVs for making a character like Manwa, he is more powerful than a whole load of negative females in serials today)
He continues his rant, only irking Indu Singh further 'My silly decision of not making that one call to you, has now resulted in your embarrassment bhaiyyaji... sometimes, I think I act very clever, when in reality, it turns out to be pure stupidity...'
Guddu takes him to task 'You idiot! Don't you know how cunning bhabhiji is? How could you just take her words to be true? You should have warned us beforehand!'
'And I am more cunning than she is... if I hadn't done this, how would bhaiyyaji step forth to make his next plans to destroy Sanchi?' Manwa tells himself
Just then Indu's glance falls on Sanchi, as she is stepping out of the office.
She hears the ruckus above and looks up at Indu. He is seething in the agony of defeat. She smirks at him, ensuring he gets a good glimpse of her victorious grins. This makes his blood boil even more.
Eventually, she leaves. Indu Singh takes a vow 'Sanchi Indu Singh, you have roused a fire in me than can raze anything in its path' he asks his mates to shut up 'Why are you boys mourning now? It's Sanchi's turn to mourn. The seeds that she has sown...well... she has to reap its harvest too, isn't it?' He shouts aloud 'Now she will confront the REAL INDU SINGH - an Indu Singh that probably no one has ever met before...I swear... I shall destroy Sanchi's respect, pride and self-esteem' he bellows angrily 'She loves making a mark for herself...she wants to come up in life.. I'll show her how...I'll make her life miserable now...'
Sanchi and Mehek joyously discuss about how their sting operation had succeeded. They are relieved (the lull before the storm) and decide upon visiting an eatery to celebrate their victory. Their discussions are being overheard by Yogi who seems to give Indu live updates of Sanchi's whereabouts.
'So you are out to party...to feast... after ruining my respect? Wait and watch Sanchi ...wait and watch' Indu tells himself
The fateful hilly by-lanes of Benares
How vivacious she looks - like a free bird. Her hair flies about dreamily and her thoughts light, as she makes her way home after the small celebration, she had had with Mehek. Cycling along, she quietly treads on the lonely kutcha lanes that look eerily similar to the one she had been kidnapped from, not very long ago. Suddenly, she senses a car following her - this time a white one!
The mood that the scene has set for us audience might be quite thrilling, but one can only begin to imagine what the poor lone girl must be going through. She starts increasing the pace of her pedals. For a brief second, she turns around and finds none there. Then lo! it materializes like out of nowhere. The white car.
Being the wise girl she is, she immediately reaches for her handbag to make a call to Mehek. However, on dipping her hand in, she gets a painful recollection - her phone had been left behind with Mehek. Mehek had briefly borrowed her phone to make a call to her parents and forgotten to return it.
For a few minutes, the never-say-die attitude in the girl supports her diminishing confidence and she continues pedalling her cycle voraciously. However, for how long could her cycle keep up with a 4 wheeled drive?
The white car ultimately rushes forward and halts, blocking her way.
The first person to step out of the car is Yogi, then we meet Guddu and unusually Manwa too. (He does not want to miss out on the action this time!)
Finally we see the man holding the reigns of the operation, Indu Singh himself.
Stepping out in his green kurta, he blots out the sun's rays as he does so. (these sequences have been shot so brilliantly, one would have butterflies in the tummy while watching them)
In the meanwhile; Mehek realizes that Sanchi's phone is with her, when Veenaji calls to enquire about Sanchi's whereabouts. Mehek reassures Veenaji that Sanchi must be fine and on her way home. However; after keeping the call, she understands that Sanchi must need her phone and decides to make a brief detour to Sanchi's place to drop her phone off.
At the desolate place, the trapped Sanchi tries running the other way around now. However, 3 well built men out-play her within a few seconds. They drag her and bring her in front of their 'bhaiyyaji'
Indu Singh has become quite an expert at this, I must say (and we get to see the tell-tale arm wringing and those ferocious kaahes too - lots of it...hee hee) 'Don't squirm so much Sanchi...come along...I am taking you to your favourite place now...'
The gang take her cycle along too...after all, she would need it to return home after the fiasco.
Mehek arrives at the scene, just on time. She witnesses the kidnapping taking place and becomes desperate to help her friend. (My my girls, she is one true friend... she actually risked her own life to save her friend's)
However, the irate Manwa now steps forth to stop her. It was like as though he was playing his own little part at getting back at her for his insult the previous night. When Mehek ferociously fights him off, Indu steps out of the car. He restrains her and warns her to stay within limits. Giving her a tight slap, he asks his friends to have the air from her tyres removed (Indu's brains work well when charged I must say!)
Mehek is left with little choice but to try and regain her composure, while her friend was being whisked away and her scooter tyres being punctured!
[OMG I cannot see Indu turning positive after this at all... he was as bad as bad can be girls :(]
Once the car takes away with Sanchi cornered within, Mehek tries and runs for a short distance with the car. Desperation makes one do futile actions. [However, it did show what a true friend she was indeed!] She finally gives up. With no phone (Was it smashed?), with no bike - what would she do? She actually runs all the way to Sanchi's house. It was nearly nightfall by the time she did reach the residence. Exasperated and a nervous wreck; she heaves and sobs taking a few moments to collect herself, before she could actually blurt out the episode to Sanchi's parents.
A blindfolded Sanchi is dragged into the college grounds. She incessantly tries putting up a resistance against the men restraining her, but to no avail.
Indu finally reveals 'Stop putting up such a struggle... we have reached your favourite place...' Saying so, her blindfold is removed.
The petrified Sanchi is shocked to find herself at the college grounds.
'You love this place' Indu smiles 'I love this place too' he blushes
Eventually he reveals his plan 'Tonight whatever happens between the two of us here.. tomorrow morning the entire campus will witness the truth...'
The doors to the shut classroom are finally opened and we get to see the amount of efforts Indu Singh's gang had put in for the sake of their bhaiyyaji's first night. (the eternal hopeful gang, like the eternal hopeful us!)
The room was decorated in silk drapes, candles, flowers, festoons and what not! Indu is impressed and dances around in glee.
He turns around to watch Sanchi's expressions. She is speechless, cornered, terrorized and probably finds herself as helpless as one can be!
Indu instructs his friends with a soft smile, all the while gazing at Sanchi 'Don't let her run... whatever she does...how much ever she wriggles...squirms...screeches...suffers...I'll just be back'
(Mwah! AD's expressions are noteworthy here! Bloody hell -sorry for the swearing..but, I can't imagine what sanchi must be going through)
Indu Singh returns, dressed exactly like he was on his wedding day (minus the turban).
He turns a shade pinker 'When I become happy, your bhabhi must feel even happier.. what beautiful arrangements my friends...thank you...'
Manwa is standing in the background watching all of it. He did want to avenge his insult and probably destroy Sanchi - but he finds himself unable to watch what was going on!
As a frantic last attempt, Sanchi again makes a dash for it. However, her path is blocked by the ever-loyal gang of Indu.
Indu frowns at her with an angry glare, warning her not to try anything so again.
Sanchi is tearful. She points her finger at him and hurls empty threats 'Indu Singh.. don't do this... if something wrong happens to me, nothing good will happen to you either'
Indu Singh seems least perturbed.
He advices his friends with a grin 'Just leave us alone...its our personal time now (blush)...whatever happens...WHATEVER... do NOT disturb us until tomorrow morning!'
Everyone joins Indu Singh in his blushing game.
Finally the rogue steps forth to secure the latch on the classroom door. Sanchi takes advantage of the opportunity and grabbing a silver candlestick hits him on his forehead - hard!
His forehead starts bleeding. The assault had caught him off-guard - injuring him quite deeply. Sanchi was quite taken aback herself too.
Trying to collect himself, Indu dabs his hand on his forehead and watches the blood streaming down.
His eyes turn a shade more vindictive.
PRECAP - Indu has cornered a heartbroken Sanchi to the bed. His palms are near the profile of her face. He wants to feel her - probably lovingly. He wants to caress her (which he would have, under normal circumstances) However, his animal instincts soon take over and he grabs her face crudely. His fingers dig into her cheeks.
Edited by lashy - 04 June 2012 at 9:29am