Posted: 10 August 2012 at 6:40am | IP Logged
Aarti is acting very strangely indeed. On one hand she acts like a
puppy by throwing Yash secret looks (so cute btw), and on the other is
almost trying to railroad him into this vision of familial perfection
that G3 Shobha & Co., have hammered into her heard. She wants that
vision, and come hell or high water it will be that way. Her husband
will pick her bangles for her, if that is what husbands do. She will
make him karela and also eat it herself, if that is necessary.
There are moments when she is in control (like the chooriyan scene, and the
karela scene), and then there are those where she seems to have lost
her mind (like the bra shopping scene).
I might be wrong. But I see a division line along these scenes. I'm
not so sure Aarti wants to be loved in return. I'm with Samana on this one. It seems she enjoys the
feeling of being "in love". She likes the magic and the music that only
she can hear. She does try to get closer to him as she promised, but
then an opportunity appears to create real intimacy (i.e.: let Yash in on a Aarti secret for once) and she's angry that he dared step foot inside that
shop. Don't get me wrong. I loved that episode. My previous essay is
There's this Mumbai Aarti, who wears the prettiest anarkali suits,
lovely lipstick, and talks ever so sweetly. I'm not saying she's not
real. Just that there is a definite divide in how Aarti is acting. Maybe it was just because it was so early in the morning, but I made a
little (and maybe completely irrelevant) observation about Aarti's dress
during that bra shopping scene. The one where she had not intended to take Yash along. She was wearing one of those plain Aarti nightwear
sari's. I took it as further ammunition for my divide theory, ofcourse
. Basically, a pretty girly Aarti for Yash who loved pretty girly Arpita, and a serviceable tried and true Aarti (that goes shopping for serviceable bra's that are only sold in boxes
), who gets the job done when there is a job in need of getting done. Both parts complete her. Maybe Yash isn't too far off the mark. Maybe Aarti is unconsciously trying to give him what she thinks he wants. Its sad. Because he likes her well enough. Do you remember the pre-wedding boast he'd made to Pratiek about Aarti and her handy hockey stick? I wish I could jump through the screen and tell her the one thing that would keep Yash's eyed glued to her. Her slightly loud uncontrollable laughter that always slips out during the strangest times. My god, why are these two so bloody adorable???
Somewhere along the way her own mission and the mission that was given to her gets blurred. Her genuine attempts are what draws him close. But there is always an element of "lets wrap Yash in a spell so he will try to get closer to me, because that is what needs to happen". That's why I hate G3 and Shobha interference. They fill her head with garbage. Aarti was doing just fine in the first days of their marriage, when G3 hated her, and Shobha was absentee. Yash checked her out more often than not then. Omg I just remembered the bachelor party lift and carry
All she needed help with was the children, and G3 was no help there.
Even though she is in love, and even though she knows it, I don't think Aarti understands (or values) romantic love in the way Yash does. I don't
think she has any idea of the type of love that will be needed to have a
real relationship with a man like Yash. He is a very all or nothing
type of guy. And she's so used to control. Not the fun, I'm an independent woman type of control. But the suffocating, this is how it will be, and no you can't use the bathroom while I'm in the shower (because those things are private) control. She's interrupted Yash time and time again. And he's gotten quite cool about it. But what about her? She is so very guarded. Am I making any sense at all?? Probably not. Nothing new
It's just weird that
she is wielding this control while she is in, what she assumes to be,
the heights of love. I know that bra scene was cute. But the more I
think on it, the more I realize how suspect her reaction was.
Basically I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop. And I'm pretty sure
it's going to be Aarti that closes up this time. She reminds me a bit of
a teen crushing on her favourite actor. Dream and sigh in contentment
all day long, but as soon as he appears in the flesh, you are guaranteed
to act a fool and then wish the ground would swallow you whole.
Or you just faint dead away and wake up with a headache, and the memory of a dream that somehow became a nightmare.
I wouldn't be surprised if she froze up at the slightest signal from
Yash that he loves her back. Or even if she threw his love back in his face. Saying something along the lines of "Please don't ruin this. We are such a good team. Why do you have to ruin it with I love you's?
But then again, most of my predictions have
been wrong in this show lol. And thank you to any who read my essay
Edited by Charishma - 10 August 2012 at 7:07am