Congratulations on such an impeccable analysis. It could not have been more thorough, or more nuanced, with @red
being an excellent example of the latter.
Your warm praise of DK is more than fully deserved, indeed, one can hardly praise him enough for what he did for Arjun and Purvi today. It is he, and he alone, who has saved them from a Trishanku type situation, neither here nor there. In fact, these days, DK is the perfect example of the deus ex machina,
the one who can make the most unlikely things happen. Of course it would have been far better if he had not earlier tried his hand at making Ovi happy thru that most unfortunate phone call, but since his return to India, he has made up for that and more. Much, much more..
Today he rescues our lovebirds by handling Arjun's Nemesis, who, at that point, is far from giving in (she is, I suspect, afraid of a savage reaction from the Ds, and with justification, as it turns out) with ineffable grace and a gentle firmness that are admirable.
His tone is deliberately non-accusing, indeed the opposite. It is probably the latter that stumps Archana . But when he brings in Aashana, and describes the Arjun-Purvi bond as another pavitra rishta
like that of Manav and Archana, to add emotional heft to what he says, and then again when he asks Archana "How much more will you test him? ... I am his father, and it affects me..." , and after an infinitesmal pause, "Sorry" , his words hit right home like a hammer blow. Finally, the manner of his leaving , after addressing each of the three - Archana, Purvi and Sulochana- in a style exactly and finely tailored to her and her alone, was superb.
One felt like standing up and clapping, as at a bravura performance, except that it was not a performance. In PR, DK defines class like none other. His son has a lot to learn from him.
As for Ovi, what struck me was her ominous declaration that if she
could not have Arjun, she would make sure no one else
did either. If that means what it sounds like, either Arjun or Purvi or both had better start watching their back.
I do agree, Jyothi,that there is never a right time to bring out such an unpleasant truth, and the endless prevarications and pussyfooting by the Ds only make Ovi even worse. However, it is also true that this was not the best way for Archana to bring it out. NOT because of Ovi's mental and emotional state - there you are right - but because it served no
purpose , except to bring a storm of disapproval and abuse down on Archana's head, and set Manav even more firmly against the Arjun-Purvi union. He might have taken it better if it had been broken to him solo.
Well, Puru finally got a couple of lines, even if they were oft repeated ones. Someone was hoping that he would be the first to console Archana; that does not seem to be an imminent possiblity. Teju, well, Teju is probably afraid that if she softens even a wee bit, she will end up going all the way. And she does not WANT to give up and give in. Damodar seems to delight in playing Cassandra, in a voice of doom to match. It is significant that he seems to have NO notion, even 19 years late, of telling Manav the truth about his beloved aai
who, incidentally, seems to have recovered from her fleeting spasm of old world concern for Purvi's plight.
Sameer Rane is on the ball. I wonder if they will catch Krishna before Balan arrives in Mumbai. If they do, things will start moving for the police.
No, Arjun is not going to wait for his idol to smile on him before he claims his Purvi. He has always seen Archana Aunty's (his term, not mine!) consent as the sole, and both necessary and sufficient condition for him to do this, and there is no reason for him to change this stand.
PS: Why did DK, otherwise so thorough, not look into the matter of pyjamas for his convalescent boy, even if Purvi felt shy to flag the point? They were putting him to bed in tight jeans, which must the most uncomfortable bedwear, and cannot be expected to hasten his recovery!
Originally posted by jdronamraju
For me, the hero of the day is DK, definitely...!!
Granted that Archana has realised Arjun-Purvi's love, and is ready to accept it, but it is DK who is instrumental in her going down the path. If you think about it, even after knowing that Arjun has risked his life for Purvi, when Arjun says that he has to complete his sharth, Archana was mum, other than to agree to Purvi's plaintive request that Arjun stay in their house to recuperate. This does not in anyway say that she was ok with their relationship, it could have been more out of gratitude for Arjun rescuing Purvi.
DK's strategy to convice Archana was awesome !! I liked the way, he took the opportunity to talk to Archana, absolved her out of her guilt, that he understood why she did it but, NOW, that his son has achieved his goal, asked for the reward !! It was also a smart move that he told Archana that Arjun and Purvi are wary of your reaction when she was puzzled as to why they did not tell her. That also made Archana take a pause !! Got her thinking really hard !! He did what Arjun would not do in this situation, told Archana the reality of Arjun's mehnat and what happened to it. DK did it all so decently, that one does not have a choice in that situation. This is how a father should be !! He acted only when his son really needed help. He has never hovered over him, coddled him, over protected him. He let his son choose his path to gain his love, but when the need arose, he rose up to the speak !! For that alone, kudos to DK from me today !!
Credit to Archana, ofcourse, now that she knows the truth, that Arjun has earned what she has challenged him to, she went back in time, and realised that yes, Arjun does love Purvi, and what he feels for her is for real. But, the disappointing part is that she did not do it until she knew that he made the money. That irks me a little bit. That should not have mattered to her, saving her daughter should have been suffice alone. For Arjun, proving his point, yes, should matter. But, it should not have for Archana. But, well, all said and done, as long as she accepts it, I guess no complaints.
I applaud her not for this, but more for standing upto Ovi and telling her the reality. It was then that I thought she deserved my applause more. Even though, she did it for a few mins before dissolving into tears, she still did it. For that alone, kudos to Archana..She did what the rest of the lunatic family did not do for Ovi. Tell her the reality. That you cannot change your fate..So, here u go, Archana..
I just dont have words to describe my disgust at the rest of the D-family, the way they let Ovi go on and on...It is very puzzling that the family doesnt realize how ready she is for the loony bin...Pardon me, for saying so, I know that this is going to drive some forum members up the wall. What else do you call her rant?
What's with Manav? Why couldnt he just say, Arjun doesnt want you, instead of how can you still want to marry that guy??? What is this guy I wonder? Can he not see which path his daughter is going on? It is just ridiculous how they are encouraing her behavior...Teju, Sachin...aaah...dont even want to talk about them.. Why does Damodar say anything to Archana, if you cant say anything encouraging, just dont. He is just adding to her misery predicting doom... Such a lunatic family, I tell you...
The Precap, what was the expression on Arjun's face? Is he shocked or is he going to go all mahaan and say he needs Manav's approval? I hope not, else I will go and shake the living day lights out of him..for sure...
BTW, very glad of the shift of Arjun's home
... very convenient, dont you think??
Edited by sashashyam - 06 August 2012 at 1:45pm