Posted: 12 November 2012 at 10:07pm | IP Logged
A very nice episode. The perfect end to a long stressful day.
The brothers bonding at the start of the episode was nice. It's been a while since we've seen all three together sharing some lighthearted moments. Yash then starts with some poetry, showcasing his romantic side which was kept hidden since Arpita's death but somehow Aarti has managed to evoke those feeling in him again. Prateek even draws it to his attention saying that Aarti has changed him into being romantic only for Yash to teasingly pull his ears as he is still isn't ready to publicly admit it. Their teasing session turns into a drooling session when they spot their respective wives and standing lost in their beauty. Forgetting their surroundings, they are drawn towards their significant others only for SP and Gayatri to notice and stall them. It was a nice, light family moment with Sp putting the men on the spot whilst their wives smiled and laughed at their plight especially since they got their story wrong and was fumbling pretty badly.
The scene shifts to the Dubeys where Shobha is going to the temple for KC puja. Prashant insists on Dubeyji going and even makes the mistake of calling him Bauji, which Ansh picks up on. Dubeyji eventually agrees leaving Ansh and Prashant to spend some time together. When they leave Ansh says he is hungry so Prashant says he will make noodles for him, slipping once again by mentioning that he will make better noodles than Aarti since he taught her. This slip is once again caught by Ansh who questions and causes Prashant to realise and change his words. To me, Prashant seems as though he is trying to compete with all that Aarti has done and it's as though he is putting Ansh in a position where he has to choose between his mom and friend but i'm glad that so far Ansh is not swaying too much as he defends his mom's cooking.
Back at Scindia mansion Gayatri receives praises about her three daughters in law which irks Bua as none of the guests seems bothered by the daughter of the house ie her. The scene then shifts to Yash recording Aarti as she speaks to different guests. She notices him and realises the camera is on her but each time she looks at him directly, he cutely looks away or pretends to record something else. Aarti plays along with him and suddenly disappears from his view, causing him to blatantly move the camera in search of her until she suddenly appears in front of him. She tells him she knows what he is recording only for him to tell her that he is recording the decorations. She doesn't buy that and teases him further asking about the weather since it is their private joke. I think this scene was symbolic as the camera never left Aarti. Initially the recordings were done secretly and during the song sequence, it remained a secret until Yash was caught and Aarti just posed for the recording, showing her comfort and acceptance. Similarly, if we look at their current life, Yash is like Aarti's shadow, quietly observing her and waiting for her to just give that one pause where she reveals her past so that they can face that hurdle and move foward with their present.
Pankaj-Vidhi and Prateek-Paridhi dance while Yash records their performance, with Aarti sitting at his side. When they are finished, Yash and Aarti take centre stage with Aarti circling Yash, who can't seem to get enough of her. It reminds me of the scene for Palak's birthday party where Aarti was excitedly telling him of the birthday plans while circulating around him. When she stops, her pallu gets stuck in his watch, showing that they are bound to each other. It could also be a loop closure to the suhaag raat scene where her dupatta got stuck on his sleve and she yanked it off hurriedly whilst today he untangles it slowly as if wishing the moment could last longer.
Back at the Dubeys Prashant feeds Ansh and in between ends up falling over in pain and finally going unconscious. Ansh is visibly shaken by the turn in events but uses his mind to call his mom. Bua answers but Ansh has already put it down as no one was answering. The next person he thinks to call is none other than Yash, who has left his phone with Pankaj. Pankaj gives the phone to Aarti the same time Ansh calls and asks her to come over as his friend has fallen and is not moving. Aarti then realises that Prashant is staying at the Dubeys. I don't even want to think what would have happened if Yash had gotten the call and the pieces of Aarti's past started to fall into place.
Looking foward to the next episode and Happy Divali to everyone.