Posted: 22 December 2012 at 3:22am | IP Logged
Have been watching the show from the first day and am so glad in the way it has shaped up especially since Sid' coming to India. The more I think about it, the more the show seems to have to offer in terms of storyline.
This is definitely not a saccharine sweet family that's high on the concept of morals being dominated by a fire breathing. torture inflicting, insulting mother-in-law, Thank GOD !!! The PH of the show is relatively new which handles the creative aspects of the show and I am pleasantly surprised and happy for the wonderful casting coup they have pulled off. Not to mention the way the show is executed, in midst of candyfloss romances and headache inducing cringe worthy saas bahu sagas they are aiming to portray a not so perfect family with each member being as different as chalk and cheese and with an agenda of his/her on their mind.
I swear the actors seems to be executing roles which seem to be tailor made for their personalities. But of all the equations in the show which seem to have a chemistry of their own, the one I am adoring at the moment the most is that of Sid Prateeksha.
Somehow these two have a way of brightening up the screen even in moments they are silent. Which actually made me ponder over a few things especially the pocket watch gifted to Sid by Prateeksha to whom that piece clearly held a value beyond words, it being one of the last pieces of her husband she can actually hold on too. Her gesture of passing onto Sid something so precious clearly means he has won her over and she is truly happy with the choice of life partner her daughter has made, but more than that I think its the fact Sid makes Prateeksha feel normal. Not patronized, not victimized or pressured or intimidated and certainly not uncomfortable in any way. He respects her but doesn't try to treat her as a woman who needs to be reminded time and again of her hardships or of her poor state of affairs. What I have loved about this duo is the fact that in what seems like a first for the woman in years, he has made her smile effortlessly which happened inadvertently on Prateeksha' part even when she held on to her reserve.
Here is a woman who by the various members of her family is treated in a number of ways which has really affected her self-esteem and her sense of self-confidence a lot, more than even her own daughter Gauri perhaps gets it, I suppose. But more than anything what piques my curiosity is her meek acceptance of all the humiliation which has come her way. Clearly there is a lot more to this than meets the eye. I get the fact that she is time and again accused of being the cause of her husband' demise, of even her MIL passing away as she couldnt handle the trauma and shock of her son' death at such a young age, but could it be really the reason of her being treated in a fashion so egregious ?
Death certainly doesnt inform anyone of its coming via any route, it just happens. So how can a woman be held responsible for the ill fate of her husband' untimely death ? or even be blamed so far as to being accused of bringing down the same fate to her own daughter ? Fine she dint stop Rajendra when he was to go out on an errand, and he died. But does that really justify of all that has befallen her? and IF, IF the bhonsles really do consider this woman to be such an ill omen why let her stay with them even after all this time ? clearly something' fishy here.
Last week in one of their clandestine conversations Asawari discussed with her brother Ranjeet she wished Prateeksha would be out of bhonsle house for good and had even tried to do so but to no avail. She has time and again tried to talk appa saheb into kicking her out of the house but he has refused sparking off the doubt in Asawari' mind that their is something which is hidden here, else what is appa saheb' motive in placing the DIL in a house arrest, the one he clearly hates with a passion too.
Somehow in none of the flashbacks shown so far, has ever Rajendra been shown with anyone of his family members to display his equation with them. Since its only been ever disclosed he died and that was because Prateeksha had failed to hold him back, doesn't mean things were always hunky dory back then with the family?
Could Rajendra have been in conflict with his own father ? Is it possible that the appa saheb who now seems to appear more than just a patriarch who rules over his own family with an iron fist, currently seems to be the man behind Gauri' shootout have more dirty secrets up his sleeve?
Somehow its a long shot that Rajendra died on the very same day that appa saheb was supposedly warned by Guru maa of a danger in his way and Prateeksha so conveniently being made a scapegoat.
Could appa saheb who now in distress over a prediction made by Guru maa have committed a crime against his own son over something similar? It seems if the man can have no mercy on his own flesh and blood, his grandchild, he is very much capable of being the culprit in Rajendra 'death too.
Somehow the fact that Prateeksha willingly accepts all this too seems so so confusing, clearly is a woman is treated the way she is, she would want to change things even it means taking drastic steps. She could try to run away or even morbid as it seems kill herself not just become this silent punching bag.And even if she does not try to change her own state, why cant she talk to her own daughter freely ?
somehow it appears Prateeksha is on to some secret, possibly the truth of Rajendra' death that has made her not only an outcaste in her own family and home but also a sorta prisoner under house arrest. Perhaps this was the real reason her MIL passed away too, knowing that her own child was murdered in cold blood by her husband owing to his superstitious beliefs perhaps while she could or can do nothing off the fact.
Could appa saheb want Prateeksha under his watchful eye all the time for the very reason ? It seems he hasn't just instilled a sense of fear in Prateeksha he has warned her with dire consequences to her only child should this truth ever come out.
what remains to be seen is will Prateeksha at some point become bold and fearless enough to overcome her own atrocities and if so, who will actually be the person she could entrust with a secret as closely guarded as this ? Will Sid be able to actually thaw the words frozen in her heart and help a woman he clearly admires and respects while taking care of Gauri at the same time too or will Prateeksha' conditions make Gauri a pawn in Garv' schemes who wants to settle a score with the ruthless man. Will Sid have to lose the girl he loves so dearly to another man or will Garv in the long run become an ally to the couple who have walked into this place where they are so unwelcomed and unwanted.
Will Gauri have a happy ending with Sid or is she doomed just as the other daughters of this family like her aunt Amruta and her grandaunt Sumitra to be evaded of her share of love and happiness ?
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