Its time now for my new edition to "New Beginnings from Ashes" Post. Today it was a harbinger to New Beginnings in literal sense. Yesterday, the mood was set.
As the title suggests, there are two things we are looking at. Ashes and Beginnings. When I started this analysis, I was looking for a plotline that leads us to give two executables in a time frame of 3 months strictly, but extended to 4th month if any clunks or TRP accidents happened.
My executables or deliverables were these two
- Rishabh Kundra needs to win over his Insecurity that he is Unlucky in his Love. He need not leave Cinema for that. He can still have Madhu with him in this world. This started on Dec 11th
- Madhubala needs to win over her dislike for Cinema world and embrace her fate/destiny of being the rising Star. She need not fear it as she will have Rishabh to support her.
What were the key traits of the characters that I took into consideration when I analysed at that kind of plotline. It was ofcourse this.
- Rishabh loves the Cinema world and yet he wants to be exiled from it.
- Madhu does not love the Cinema world and so it is hardly felt by Madhu how big the leaving is for Rishabh. Rishabh has just one promise. A promise of eternal love which he is believing in and he has decided to go for it leaving everything else which is love but ephermeral, transient.
Quoting the relevant excerpt from my opening post
While Madhu has just one Love to follow, where she is not having any dilemma or sacrifice to pick one from the available choices, Rishabh is having the tough predicament to pick one love of his two loves...Madhu and Cinema. And he picked Madhu. He explains to her that he picked her because she is going be his forever and never leave him. But the adoration he gets from his fans through Cinema is ephermeral in nature. Seems an intelligent choice there when he is just renunciating Stardom. But Rishabh, have you explained to Madhu, about your love for Art and Expression. Oh yes!!you did explain to her. You told her, your "larger than life drama" you would be never be able to leave behind. And I shall call that as Your Expressive Energy. So the man seems to be on a wondrous mission and seems to have all thought about it.
What got added to the above is now Madhu totally sold with "Let's leave all this and go somewhere, where there would be just you and me !!!" She is literally counting every day, looking forward every minute about that dream coming true. She has now started packing for themselves at the mention of a simple picnic. She imagined her dream life with 3 kids just by looking at the kids in the bullock cart with her husband besides her. Madhu has sort of added a junooni love for this dream of theirs where Rishabh Kundra has made well thought out junooni break from his RK Superstar Life. The Rishabh hidden inside RK's strong personality wants to go for it and challenge his insecurities.
Coming to logical execution of this dream of theirs. Rishabh's plan was to fix Madhu's family issues. He declared this to Madhu. And Madhu had the agenda to go for planning of reconciliation between Rishabh and his mother Radhaji.
So without ado, let me list out ASHES as in the accomplishments, that have been achieved after burning their nagging hurtful past.
- Rishbala have fixed Dipali issue. The 3rd hurt for Rishabh and which used to nag them too much. This got fixed through test of love track ending on Jan 15th.
- Rishabh insecurities addressed by Madhu and asked by her to fight them - through test of love track - Jan 14th.
- Rishab's reconciliation with Radhaji and his break from Bhatias emotionally by letting off the burden before his mother. His mother accepted that. This is the 2nd hurt and fixed through test of love track ending between Jan 15th to Jan 18th.
- Balraj executed on 28th Jan - Balraj Fear problem looming on Padmini, Trishna and Madhu - fixed forever.
- Trishna's Curse - jealousy with Madhu, anger with RK has ended by Trishna ko Heroine banao Track which successfully showed her that she cannot put her dreams/ambitions above family, that she cannot be angry and blame RK for everything sour in their life when he is the one who has been looking after her parents and her dreams and ashamed, she apologizes to Madhu - presented on 30th Jan
- Padmini and Shamsher are married - achieved on 31st Jan
Have to comment here about the CVs scripting of the scenes for Padmini-Shamsher marriage and Trishna. They did not end Padmini and Shamsher marriage with beauty. Likewise, they rushed Trishna apology as well. However, I forgive the CVs because, they clearly showed themselves, how burnt out they seemed, so much that they made a dig at the channel and Television viewing. Otherwise, why would a filmstar talk about TRP ?!!
Now coming to NEW BEGINNINGS. What are they ?
This was supposed to be Let's Leave this starry life and bolt to a place where there is just you and me after we get married properly. All this to settle to a smooth love filled married life.
And what's left now.
The logical Saat Pheras for Rishbala as per their plan and the bolting.
As a temporary relief, RK and Madhu repeated their Four Pheras on 17th Jan by the lakeside set they built. This was not only Madhu's eager wait to start her married life as soon as possible, it was also to show the viewers that both RK and Madhu have successfully completed all the promises of the first four pheras and it is no longer a mock-marriage.
As per what was shown they need to finish their pheras by the lakeside set where RK gave his first shot. Will they have it or is the set already dismantled? We do not know yet, but question is will something happen at the village to bring an urgency towards their marriage ?
An obsessed Rishabh Kundra to fight his fate of failing in love planned this. Now he is a healthy Rishabh Kundra, secured in Madhu's love but still wishing to go away. Today Rishabh Kundra is in that perfect state of mind, finished with all hurdles and ready to do this. Though I wonder, if he still has his original obsessed mind at leaving everything ?
A madly in love Madhu, desiring RK all for herself readily giving in to the plan. And today, Madhu is that obsessed wife who is living that dream, every moment of her existence, be it packing for picnic, or imaging her life with RK and their kids just seeing the children in front of her and that too sitting over a bullock cart. Will her dream be fulfilled ?
Twists come in Soap lands like accidents happen in real life, a small outing has led Rishbala to Ajja-Ajji's Village, where for the first time, RK and Madhu are being asked to don the role of what they are not. RK The Superstar is not liked by Ajji as much as she sees Madhu as the potential for Superstar material. We still do not know what will happen for the Let's Leave Dream to get shattered, which seems to have become so dear to Rishbala. But definitely, the ball has been rolled out for my two executables listed above, about one not leaving Film Industry and other Entering it.
While Let's Leave Track established Love, Bonding, Trust and Honoring of their four Pheras, the upcoming story is about them being tested for the 3 other promises that they should give to each other over their saat phera marriage which is about bearing children, being a couple always, united in mind and soul, and being friends to each other through thick and thin. Will this be possible if circumstances change and they have to stay back ? The New Phase for Love Story of Rishbala is now definitely set towards sacrifices they have to make about their dreams and yet stay united in mind and purpose with their love and commitment to each other.