Posted: 20 July 2012 at 7:41pm | IP Logged
The episode left me speechless for the kind of maturity and realism with which Palak's issue was dealt with in relation to all other related characters. There was an underplay of confidence in varied degrees among all the characters ...If Yash and Aarti were confident parents whose confidence bordered more on utopia than realism, then bua and Ansh were overconfident to the point of recklessness. In between there was Palak whose just-sprouted wobbly confidence was nipped in the bud by some treacherous reverse psychology played on her by her bua dadi...and then there was Gayatri whose shaky confidence finds a smooth ground with a few reassuring words from Aarti.
A young branch takes on all the bends one gives it.
Destiny has played its cards in an roundabout manner yet again...with Palak failing and with an almost-certain failure looming for Ansh, the spotlight will shift to Yash and Aarti's parenting...and this time both will stand on even keel, trying to balance their equations with each other's kids. Yash got Ansh's love and confidence almost on a platter...all gift wrapped with Aarti's encouragement. On the other hand, Yash is just waking up to the hurdles Aarti has faced with Palak. So, it's poetic justice that he should firsthand experience parental failure...then only they will truly join hands as parents with the same level of understanding to find a way through to their children's problems...Instead of two parental enterprises, a merger will happen, which will be a strong force acting as shield against any negativity that attacks or plays around with their children's self-esteem.
Bua is a master bender...years of frustrated loneliness have honed her skills at reading people and their weaknesses. Her simple yet potent weapon is to find a person's Achilles heel and bend it to attack the person's self-worth. By doing so, she has carved herself a place of importance in a family, which is really not her own. She has gained the stature of a family elder by manipulating a weak Gayatri and she has worked her way around the three sons by picking on and twisting their weak spots. As such, Palak was putty in her hands. She didn't have to lie to her...all she had to do was take the reality and present it to the little one in its most harsh and cruel manner, thus breaking her fragile self-esteem to smithereens. Palak never stood a chance after that...one person's "you can't" was enough to drown all the other voices of "you can."
Palak is Aarti's Achilles heel...and as such Bua's trump card. Aarti baffled bua...because she was one person who turned all her weaknesses into her strengths and refused to be manipulated. Aarti was the only person who saw through all her machinations and thus was proving to be a dangerous adversary. Just as she had earlier tried to oust Aarti by succeeding in bending Yash during the divorce fiasco, she is doing it with Palak. She was safe and undetected as long as she was playing her tricks behind the cloak of truth. But now, she has made the biggest blunder...she has not only resorted to treachery by changing Ansh's speech and thus taking on Yash directly but also given into overconfidence and included Palak in the know-how. She has underestimated Palak's loyalty toward Yash...and that will lead to her downfall.
Ansh too needed to fail, so that he understand exactly how Palak must feel. His overconfidence on his own ability and his faith in Yash made him complacent and not once did he go through the speech at home. No work makes all the confidence hollow...that'll be the lesson for Ansh. So, in the end, even after working so hard Palak faced failure and Ansh will do so without trying to work hard. Thereby, these failures, which bua is banking upon will cause a crack in Aarti/Yash's relationship, will in fact make them a more cohesive unit...more determined parents. The outcome will be Yash and Aarti closer than before...exactly opposite of what bua wanted!!!
True love is not only to put someone on pedestal but to be there to catch him when he falls.
Rains imply different connotations for Yash and Aarti. Rains are synonymous with pain for Yash, because of the loss he faced on a rainy night...yet they are the harbinger of love and hope for Aarti, who realized her love on one such night and got back Yash whom she had thought she had lost. So, a happy, playful, lively, animated Aarti only brings to the surface his memory of a still, lifeless, inanimated Arpita. Yet, the beautiful understanding that they have, they don't carry their personal disappointments over to the next day. So, the unhappy, unsettled husband and wife of the previous night turn into confident and hopeful parents with the advent of a new morning. Aarti is nervous and scared for Palak, so she goes straight to the only person who can assure her and alleviate her edginess...and he does. Even though unrealistic, they together weave expectations of both their children achieving success. Just as they are building a dream together..they will face the disappointment too together when reality checks in...
- Pari is taking matter into her own hands now and planning to achieve her aspirations by herself; since she has experienced lack of support from Prateek, she finds it fruitless to let him in on her plans. Prateek is only falling deeper into the abyss he dug for himself by being complacent and laid back.
That's it friends. Once again I applaud the CVs for taking such a realistic view of Palak's case. It would have been too superficial had she come out with flying colors at her first attempt at public speaking, given her lack of confidence.
Have a nice weekend. See ya around.
Edited by InduG64 - 20 July 2012 at 7:40pm