Posted: 09 August 2012 at 12:12am | IP Logged
@Maham: Your description of what is going on with Yash as his priorities shifting, spot on. Aarti has made it all too easy for him in Bhopal by just not really questioning anything he did. She worked on her own thing and pretty much left him to his own devices, barring the Palak birthday fiasco. What's more she supported him completely in his decisions. So now in Mumbai, where Aarti is actually standing up to him, Yash is realising that he can't live in a world where Aarti is angry with him or worse, going away from him , and it becomes his first priority to fix whatever is upsetting her. We have seen this build up since after the kidnapping where he was totally restless because she wasn't there and he thought she was unhappy with him. At that point he was too proud to confront her, but now he is in a position of comfort to bodily stop her from leaving. I love that transition.
@Angel: If you don't bump your head the second time, it means you'll have a fight. Errmm..I think that got taken care of just fine, no Lakhan needed.
@Zet: Of course it is not pleasant to see Gayatri treat Paridhi the way she did, but I do find it fascinating to watch the same behaviour she showed towards Aarti in the beginning, now turned on a different object. What I liked most was how consistent they made Gayatri's character. When she feels insecure for her children or her family, she turns blindly vicious, in what she sees as protection. Aarti was mature enough to see past this but Pari is not and so the problems in the Paridhi-Prateek marriage on account of Gaya's interference is going to be harmful indeed.
@Indu: After reading your take, I realise that Yash has created his own Frankenstein, or Aartistein. If today she is talking back to him, and proudly declaring her happiness with her own identity, then his role in this was no small contribution. First, he returned her identity to her at the birthday party, ending all the forced use of Arpita by his family at a time when she was ready to give up on Aarti in the name of being a good mother. Then when she worked with him, he evoked and praised the creativity and talent that she had long forgotten. For the Neelam marriage he said he needed her help, as Aarti. So if today Aarti is standing in front of him with a harsh and unforgiving mirror, instead of meekly taking his accusations, he is mostky at fault, and that is the real beauty of it.
@Saf: Great take! Yes, Yash was not happy with this new Aarti who confused instead of clarified as he is used to. But he has to grow past spoon feeding some day if he is going to carry his weight in this relationship!
@Red: I agree that the sense of urgency over a bra did not make as much sense as monthly supplies. Then again, Aarti is not a calm, rational thinker at her best so she probably panicked. It would have been wiser to ask Bhavri, wouldn't it? She could have gone to the market for her and avoided this whole thing, but again, Aarti is oddly prideful about these things on the spur of the moment. Monthly supplies would have been a great substitute and the same thing could have been achieved, really, except maybe the shopkeeper's ribbing.
Bahaha...your one liner!
Charishma: Welcome back, essays! I loved your explanation of Aarti's ordering Yash around. So simple and yet so clear, she was having a moment, and it may not have been totally fair or feminist for her to make those demands, it didn't matter right then. This also makes sense as to why she apologised to him at the end. She knows she was not totally right by ordering him to get the bags but by that time her outburst had become about so much more, and I think both of them understood that.
@Sanju: Great take! Aarti isn't behaving like Arpita, and she pretty much said it. It is all in Yash's head, because to him it seems she can't move without invoking Arpita. Yash is attracted to her and he is angry with her for being a beauiful woman, basically, who draws him into living and being happy. The nerve of that Aarti, I tell you!