Posted: 09 November 2012 at 1:57am | IP Logged
I actually really like what they are doing with Ansh's characterisation and I have to give credit to Kadeen for foreseeing this turn of events, which I didn't think the CVs would have the guts to explore. Being with the Dubeys for even a few days has seen such a huge change in him: he lied to his mother to protect/impress his new friend, and possibly again today about the stomach ache, he is being bribed to do things, and he is fighting authority again in not taking the medicine when Dubey and Shobha asked him to. I know this seems like a good thing, in light of the deception, but it is really worrying. One of the biggest changes in Ansh after Yash came into his life was his acceptance of authority and discipline. He asserted himself as an equal to Yash (by running away from school when Yash had forced him to go), got into a huge pickle and Yash, instead of declaring victory, saved him: he was the bigger man and Ansh surrendered, both himself and his mother to Yash. Unfortunately, at Dubey house, Ansh is treated like a little prince, especially in light of the new circumstances and he is experimenting with his power, as kids of that age will do, and finding that his questioning authority in this context gets him chocolate. Not good.
And before, even though he had the same problems, he also had Aarti as a role model so his audaciousness and his independent streak just came off as childish innocence because he was transparent, like her. But his natural personality traits, coupled with the Dubeys' deceit and their pampering of him out of guilt, is bringing out a very different and possibly much less wholesome Ansh. Do we see how a Prashant was created here?
Anyway, I like this because they are going in the opposite direction as they did with Palak. Because Yash neglected her, and didn't make an effort to hide his grief from her, she was emotionally very vulnerable. Under Gaya and Bua's care, her natural traits of shyness, coupled with stubborn pride came out in the worst way because she was taught that the way to mask your own vulnerability and protect yourself and your loved ones is to put others down so they can't hurt you. It was only when Aarti taught her that your fears are to be conquered by facing them, and not making others fear you in the stage fright arc, that she let go of that life strategy and became the happy little person we know today. Here, because Ansh is testing his powers and finding them effective, he might have trouble accepting authority the same way back at Scindia house. I totally foresee a repetition of the first meal time takkar between Yash and Ansh, except this time Aarti is not going to be on Ansh's side, and so one "dost uncle's" name might just come up! How Yash handles this, especially if he knows the truth by then, will be a treat to watch!
Edited by Samanalyse - 09 November 2012 at 2:01am