Posted: 09 November 2012 at 12:56am | IP Logged
Originally posted by NandalalaA much needed, sanctum sanctorum look at the epi, Di...I was quite caught up in the forum today, and didn't watch the epi until well into the afternoon. And when I did, I finally was able to breathe again and regroup to realize why I watch this show in the first place... Some brief thoughts:
"Kis mitti ki bani hoh tum..."--the very moment which marked a turning point in their relationship; where it finally hit home that perhaps Khushi's heart is way bigger than her being, Arnav was still clouded in his judgement of her. Today, the 'aapki wajah se' only redefined what he has always known. Everything is for him, and only him. And he is no different in his own affections for his beloved. Now, marked by all the tenets of love, respect, and so much more. Curveballs thrown by destiny, but handled so beautifully by both---a true testament to their very relationship...
"Itna easy hai tumhare liye?"--another instance when she made excuses to stay back, a moment when their relationship and their love had no name in society's eyes...When he had to fight for her to "return" back to him...Today, he questions her again--"toh chodh ke chali jaati mujhe?"--is it really that easy to walk away? He questions her, knowing what her answer will be. The answer has never changed. And will never change. Which is why the"Arnav aur Khushi hamesha saath rahenge" is a full stop here. It brought me back to that wonderful line he shared with her in the previous epi: "Door rehke bhi paas rehna"--that telepathic connection is the foundation for their love. It is this connect which has allowed them to pass every hurdle and every test when nafrat overshadowed mohabbat. How can we forget that? We finally saw Arnav looking at everything that had transpired through Khushi's "lens"; nothing left unsaid, or untold. Their trust left intact!!
I thought the Sheetal-Arnav conversation was handled beautifully, too. As much as the drunk, stormy night scenario is cliched, his response was not. With his wife's unwavering faith and trust in him, he made it clear just with his expressions that there was no way he was going to buy into her lies. For the first time, I actually loved the Aarav-Arnav scene where he reassures him. Aarav is in awe of Arnav, and Arnav could relate to the little boy who craved for a father's attention. Much to be said about the 'sincerity' in execution and the performances themselves. Sobti and the child share a very natural chemistry, which is both convincing and heart-wrenching at the same time!
I am not one for promises, but at this moment, I so want to believe in the one penned in your post! Cheers for the positivity, Di..It is much appreciated on a day like today! As long as this couple--as portrayed by Sobti and Sanaya--play on my screen, I will watch...But today had a timely je ne sais quoi quality to it which made me nostalgic: Arnav's reiteration of his love, want and need for her every step of the way, the "hum" which makes them, only brought me back to how I've seen him...Ishaqzaade; the ultimate Prince of Tides...Hamesha!
Since I don't know when I will post again, I would just like to wish Akshay and Deepali for giving us Aakash and Payal! You guys are fantastic, and I am so sorry to see you go. Your courtship track was absolutely wonderful; such a shame we did not get to see more of PayAsh after the wedding. Take care, keep up the good work & God speed!! anjali,
how adroitly and with real feeling you hear and connect feelings. tracking their growth, their surefooted traipse to their natural desination, their home. kis mitti ki to aap ki wajah se. itna easy hai tumhare liye, remember how he said "itta'? maybe it was a natural punjabi boy slip, but i took it as his feelings are so hurt, he is so disoriented by the pain that his speech is affected, not so tight, in control. yeah, from there to this question: even if all of this were true would you walk away? he knows he would never, he believes she feels the same way, but he does need to hear it. oh he does need her so. and how beautifully he can say it, feel it, without him thinking this makes him less or dependent in anyway. that's asr. and khushi is beginning to understand the intrinsic value of a character such as this. he knows her value anyway, no need to change a thing about yourself, you are special, no one can be better than you, you make me a better person, now that you are here i'll never feel alone again, near or far you we are always together and that is love.
all these connections, like pearls carefully strung on a priceless necklace, the one he snapped, the one she dreamt of, the one he gave her? looking at the madness around, reminds me of the curse of the white pearl. pity, the unity of place was broken and action shifted to ad.
but our surreality remains. pristine in us.
sanctum sanctorum. this love, mohabbat. no one can deny or desecrate that.
thanks again for your always insightful words. and join you in thanking deepali and akshay for their lovely work.
as i wrote, the beatles sang "yesterday." love is never such an easy game to play, is it.
ps: liked arav too for the very first time as he hugged asr. something sweet and childlike about the boy at last. really wished he could be saved from that vile chudail by this strong upright man who can be a father to him and give him the protection a dad usually does, even though he is not genetically his dad. given asr's experience with his protector turned creator of hell, i can imagine with what fierce dedication he will be a "father" to arav.
Edited by indi52 - 09 November 2012 at 1:15am