Posted: 07 August 2012 at 1:22am | IP Logged
Some other things that I forgot to include in my take at the time:
I loved the little nuance of Aarti's expression when Palak told her she looked beautiful in the suit. There was a hint of dismissal and almost embarrassment, like "let's move on from this awkward subject." Aarti does not think of herself as beautiful thanks to the self esteem issues gifted to her by the great Prashant, and because so many things in her life took precedence over her physical appearance. She wore the suit because Ansh told her to, not because she had any care for how it would look, as amply proven by the fact that she got mud all over it! I of course look forward to Yash being the one to show her and tell her how gorgeous she really is, but more interestingly to my taste, I think being the mother of two girly little girls will open up a whole new world of shringaar-consciousness for her!
There was a gorgeous little moment in the pottery scene where they first put the pot on the wheel and start moulding it. Aarti is all hyper active and she sort of moves her hand all over the clay in an erratic motion. Yash's hands come to steady the movement (this I did write about, but keep reading) and then, Aarti looks up at him with a smile of total excitement on her face but notices that he is not looking at her because he has become intensely and seriously absorbed in the moulding of the pot; he has taken charge. And in that moment, Aarti perceives the subtle shift, quietens her demeanour and moves gracefully to the backseat, letting Yash...take the wheel (pun not intended but what a good one!). She realises she doesn't have to be excited for both of them any more, because Yash has found his mojo and gotten totally into it himself. I loved that barely perceptible shift of authority.
I thought that last moment was very telling. Yash moves to hand the pot over entirely to Aarti, which is what he has done with this relationship by giving her full authority, but Aarti says, no Yashji, I don't want to hold the pot by myself, I want to hold it with you. This also gave me the feeling that Yash is very self effacing about the strength and the potential for creation and nurture within him. It takes me back to the VO of the promo, where he says to Arpita, "tera sab kuch hain mere paas." If we put stress on the tera, it shows that Yash considers nothing in his life his own. It is all Arpita's because his life and his heart and soul were hers for the keeping. It is as though without her presence and guidance he is merely violating her property. Aarti is showing him both consciously and unconsciously that his life does not only belong to Arpita. It belongs to his parents and family, his kids...and to her. And that is what is becoming Yash's liberation. It is also why he only responded to Aarti when she mentioned her and the kids' happiness, not when she brought up Arpita. His ongoing relationship with Arpita's memory is a complicated thing that Aarti should probably avoid. What she can do, and is doing, is remind him of who he belongs to, and owes his time, happiness and creativity to in the present moment.
I also loved the kids' reaction to Yash's sudden silence. It was such a sensitive moment with so much tension, because the kids were on the brink of experiencing a distinctly adult experience and moment. They knew something was wrong with their dad, which is why they didn't say anything, they were upset about it, but they didn't know what to do. It was at this pivotal moment that Aarti swooped in, with her cheerful tone, told the kids tacitly they didn't have to deal with this and that she would take care of their dad. These are the moments that can slowly steal childhood away, and Palak, Payal and even Ansh have faced them all too much through out their short lives.Today they had an authority figure come and tell them, you be the children you are, there are adults here to deal with the big, scary moments...and so they trotted off, peaceful that there parents would take care of...whatever it was.
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