"HUMEIN SHYAMJI LAUTO DO CHHOTE "
A past knocking on the door
A devastation which shattered the illusions of the present
A sinister presence casting a shadow on future
A man standing tall amidst ruins guarding his fort
Arnav Singh Raizada ... the Man .. the brother .. the husband .. the grandson .. the lover .. but most of all the SON .. the son who lost his MOTHER .. the son who lost his mother in the brutal twist of fate .. tonite faced his worst nightmare ..
Dear Fellow viewer & reader, welcome to yet another edition of DC .. an episode which was redolent with the constant echoes of the past .. an episode which heralded the laying of the future track .. an episode which was liberally enriched with the softest nuances .. in short yet another brilliant day at the IPK ..
The brother & sister are together .. each drawing strength from the other ...when .. the devastation peeps in again .. Khushi removes the cradle from the room .. seeing this Anjali breaks down .. hugs Arnav .. & lets out her grief .. a mother no more .. a dream which was no more .. a shattered heart .. cradling a shattered dream ..
Arnav .. is holding himself together with the utmost difficulty .. trying to give strength to the one who was his strength ..
Khushi helpless .. looks on .. wondering how can she put this family .. her family back together .. how can she take away the pain .. how can she bring back the smile ... how can she make this wrong right ...
Arnav & Khushi .. move out of Anjali's room .. a devastated Arnav is trying his best to hold himself together .. Khushi his parineeta ... his true "ardhangani" walks towards him .. holds his hands .. gives him the comfort the solace .. the words that he wanted to hear ... ALL WILL BE WELL ...
The man Arnav Singh Raizada .. who the whole family looks up for support . today needs the support of the petite little woman standing next to him
She tells him . i have faith in you ... this at a time when his faith in him had crumbled & crushed in the face of the disaster of his sisters life... he was defeated .. but she gave his the strength to come out victorious ..
She tells him .. u will make all right .. since u can do all for ur Di .. who better to know this than Khushi (right?) ... this at a time when Arnav .. was clueless .. how to put his Di's life together .. she unwittingly gave him strength to fight the battle which was going to fall on him .. just in a couple of seconds ..
If you pause here .. u will see the expression on Arnav's face .. he is in love .. he is grateful .. he is amazed .. by her faith in him .. he is amazed by the depth of her feelings for him & his people ...
Then like always .. Arnav Khushi together .. have to be disturbed ... in walks in dadi to upset the apple cart ..
Dadi alleges Arnav .. she tells him .. that you are letting your temper & Ego .. come in between what is right for your sister .. how could you take her away from the hospital when she was so weak .. when she was so fragile ..against the doctors wishes ..
An Arnav whose temper is hanging on by a thin thread tells Dadi .. it was no use talking to him .. as he was always going to do what he wanted .. & what he felt was right .. Di is my RESPONSIBILITY .. & i will not let ne one hurt my Di ..
Simple straight & effective .. i am the boss in this house .. i decide .. i brook no arguments ..
Dadi .. the relentless one .. rebels .. she is the eldest she is matriach .. whenever Arnav .. takes the stance of the head of family .. she retaliates .. so once again she .. did .. she thumps it right back saying .. ANjali is NOT URS BUT SHYAM'S RESPONSIBILITY .. WHO IS HER HUSBAND ( oh well dadi if only u knew what we knew)
Arnav .. who was till then hanging there holding onto his temper .. looses it on hearing that Shyam had any say in his Di's life .. tells her . Shyam's faults are unpardonable .. ( pause here guys .. barun is awesome here .. u can see the snarl .. u can see the barely leashed temper .. lovely voice modulation .. he almost drops his voice to super low pitch .. to show how he is making all effort to reign his temper in ) ..
Dadi .. yet again ... gets back on him .. she hits him where it would hurt him most .. she draws comparison .. to arnav's mother .. saying what if Anjali did the same thing .. ( committed suicide) ..
Arnav shattered by the worst reminder .. says his Di cannot be so weak ...
basically saying this time around .. i will not stand by .. & let some one i love .. go away from me .. I WILL NOT LET THIS HAPPEN..
DADI doesnt give up .. she says this is what u feel .. that she is strong enuf to withstand this .. but what if she is not .. will u be able to live with the consequences ..
NOW PAUSE HERE PLEASE .. once again i was totally confused today .. with the expressions of dadi .. so i bring this one to you my dear reader ..
what i saw in dadi's look .. was a complete nonchalant look .. when she spoke of Arnav's mom suicide .. or a probable suicide from Anjali .. a woman .. a mother . a grandmom .. even in her wildest dream would not speak like this about her own kin .. please pay attention to her face .. it was almost like she was goading him .. there were no real feelings for the grandkids .. it was more of a EGO battle for the old lady ..
Now maybe i am overanalysing once again .. so would love ur feedback & pls put me out of my misery .. was the above interpretation right ? am i overanalysing .. or did swati chitnis .. completely .. not understand the brief ... ?
I loved the way .. Khushi walked upto Arnav ..& tried cooling him down .. she knows the strain he is in .. she knows how he is battling his guilt .. she knows .. how shattered & battered he is ..
But Both dadi & arnav are in no mood to let up .. when .. Dadi .. opens the pandora's box .. she lets out .. NO ONE CAN LOVE ANJALI MORE THAN SHYAM ..
( ironical to mention this in front of Arnav .. Khushi .. & Mami .. & NK .. all of whom have first hand witnessed the "LOVE" of damadji)
When Nani .. the gentle matriarch steps in . to halt the war of words . she reminds them that this was not the time to fight .. but the time to be together .
Arnav interrupts nani .. & finally questions Dadi . to air his suspicions out .. the suspicions that he had ever since she was pounding on Khushi .. HOW IN ONE MEETING .. DID DADI .. GLEAN SO MUCH OF SHYAM'S LOVE FOR ANJALI .. ??
When dadi comes out with her secret .. SHYAM HAD VISITED HER IN THE AASHRAM .. & asked her for HELP .. oops sorry she says .. BEGGED HER FOR HELP ..
Now pause here please guys ...
this was the track laying .. for the future .. now first note here .. dadi's expressions .. see the way she more or less preens .. with importance .. look how she adjusts her stance to stand taller .. when she says .. SHYAM CAME TO ME TO BEG FOR HELP .. the most brilliant move .. its pure EGO play for the lady .. Shyam has pandered to her EGO .. rubbed her up the right way .. ( well hasnt that always been his modus operandi)
BUt as off now .. the duplicity of Dadi .. has registered only in the minds of Arnav & family .. who are stunned ..
Now .. when bitwa sits back to connect the dots .. WILL HE REALISE .. WHO LED SHYAM TO DADI ???? IF THIS WAS A MINOR BLOW .. HOW MAJOR WILL THAT BE ????
Dadi once again comes onto arnav .. she tells him .. that Shyam has briefed her on all things .. SHE ALLUDES TO KHUSHI BEING THE ROOT CAUSE OF THE MISUNDERSTANDINGS .. & says .. once again .. SHYAM loves ANJALI .. & all this is a misunderstanding ..
OUT COMES THE VENOM .. ASR IS BACK ...
ASR jumps out at Dadi .. saying .. there is no misunderstanding .. now .. can u guys rewind a bit .. i loved barun totally in this segment .. look at how quickly he gets the alluding to Khushi .. he is getting angry with just the mention of her name .. but when once again .. dadi says shyam loves anjali .. arnav alomst clenches himself .. to not come out at her .. & then when she says .. MU .. he pounces .. brilliant boy . brilliant ..
Arnav says .. there is no MU .. do u even know shyam tried to kill me .. now pause here .. once again on DADI .. the woman is unmoved .. by the fact that her grandson was a victim of attempted murder .. amazing i tell u ..
Then Nani steps .. & supports arnav .. saying that there is no MU .. ( now loved nani here .. u can see how she changed from the peace maker to the virago who attacked when her cubs were being attacked)
& then Dadi comes out with her masterpiece ..
IS THERE ANY PROOF ????? to SUPPORT UR CLAIMS ????
Now for the reason of this scene .. the reason why the director led us through this maze of accusations ..
lets rewind back to the fateful day of July 3rd ... when shyam was laid bare by khushi in front of the whole family .. that day the whole family played spectator to the volley or words between Shyam & Khushi .. finally arnav stepped in .. & pronounced the verdict .. the whole family accepted this verdict .. for them .. the words of Arnav Singh Raizada was enuf .. there was no need for proof ..
Arnav had thot then that he had effectively chucked out Shyam from their lives . & closed the chapter of his existence .. hence no need for proof
NOW today is his first realisation .. that there are people who doubt his words ..
Come back to present .. first scene of the episode .. khushi removes the cradle from Anjali's room .. to move it out .. hmm one of the proofs the will copy is hidden below the same .. ..
My ques to u guys is simple ..
Is the proof still there or has shyam removed it ?? .. was there any significance of removing the cradle from the room beyond the obvious ???
I loved how this scene ended .. the way Arnav .. gives it to dadi . saying . that he was the one who took care of HIS DI . when Dadi abandoned them .. he was the one who stood by Di when Dadi abandoned them ..
& then finally he goes on offensive .. he tells her . U HAD LEFT US RIGHT ??? NOW WHY DID U COME BACK .. ?? WHY DONT U GO BACK TO UR AASHRAM .. ??
in short .. ever since u r back .. our lives which we were rebuilding is falling on its ears . may be .. u need to focus on that ...
Shyam the cunning one .. Shyam the master MANIPULATOR .. Shyam the cruel one .. Shyam the VILLAIN ..
In yesterday's epsiode we saw how he effectively ... moved anjali from ever suspecting him of any ill doing .. he then effectively rubbed her nose in guilt by first alleging her . & then by telling her to bring back his baby girl ..
So today was the day .. that he would pour the cement on his walk way into Shantivan .. into Khushi & Arnav's lives .. So he walks into the room .. 7 firmly shows his caring & nurturing side to anjali .. a woman .. in the depths of depression .. he starts feeding her soup ..
Then starts hitting her with the false concern .. who would take care of Anjali when he was not around .. Anjali who was so weak .. who wud not take her meds .. who wud not eat meals properly .. who wud over see all this care for her .. in this most delicate time .. who would be there for her .. then he drives the dagger in deeply .. he tells her i cant even tell u all will be well .. & we will restart our life .. have more kids .. coz i am not here to do the same ..
OOOh boy brilliant .. in one shot .. all her insecuirites .. all her depression .. all her issues .. all her grief brought out into the forefront .. & then left to poke needles into ... look at the way he brilliantly manipulates her thot process ..
Anjali .. more or less hypnotised by her grief & the false sense of commiserations her husband ( who according to her is equally devastated) comes out with the brilliant plan to deceive her family .. she tells him . if i stop eating .. & stop taking meds ..saying i will not partake these till u are back . then they will be forced to get u back
OOOh boy .. mission more or less accomplished .. but what the hell .. one for the road .. he tells her .. but .. if u do this .. it will impact your health .. (sob sob) .. but immediately reiterates ..but if she could bring him back to be with her .. he would be able to take care of her ( ooh i thot u lived off her dude) .. & also rebuild their lives ..
Anjali ..finally shoos him away .. completely under his spell .. but .. shyam the villain .. had to have the last word .. na .. had to twist the dagger so deep . that she bled .. ok one more for the road ..
Shyam tells her .. its my love for u .. that makes me sneak in to be with u .. whether ur brother likes it or not .. i will brave this .. i will come to meet u .. even if the risk involved cud cost me my life ...
uff master stroke dude .. a woman who just lost her unborn child .. u tell her .. her hubby will die trying to be with her .. great man .. hit her when she is lowest i tell ya .. most impact .. but who am i teaching this to .. dude ..u r the GURU .. .. MOGAMBO .. SACH MEIN KHUSH HOGA ..
THE SINGH RAIZADA'S
Am not going to give u an indepth analysis of this segment .. will cover the pertinent points .. & then leave it with u with a ques ..
Khushi petitions Arnav to let Shyam MEET ANJALI ONCE ..
Arnav gets irritated at Khushi for even mentioning this .
Khushi feels that somewhere shyam would've felt remorse on loosing his child .. arnav vehemently says .. that Shyam is incapable of feeling ..
Khushi says .. all she fears is that no one should be shortchanged or there shud not be injustice done to anyone
Arnav says letting Shyam in here is the real injustice ..
Khushi relents on seeing arnav's confidence & says if thats the way u feel then it is right .. but i am only thinking of Anjali Di .. she is weak ..
Now this is what transpired in this scene .. now even yesterday i pointed out in my analysis that Arnav always reacted very angryily when Shyam was referred to as the baby's father .. now .. why does he do that ??
Ok lets rewind to the Feb episodes .. pre arhi first wedding ..when arnav confronts shyam ..after shyam is in the know of the baby .. please go back & see that scene .. its evident to Mr. Arnav Singh Raizada even then . that the baby was the bargaining chip for Shyam to STAY in Shantivan .. & today . the baby is once again the bargaining chip for Shyam to come BACK & STAY in Shantivan ..
Now while i end this longish write up here .. i have a ques for u dear reader .. why was this scene shown to us ?? why did Khushi ask arnav to bring in Shyam to shantivan .. what is the significance if any of this scene .. ???
Do think about this .. this is part of the future track laying ...
GUD NITE & CU AT THE IPKs.
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