Mahabharata in PV Today and Other Observations
There is a abiding presence of Mahabharata in the
plot-lines of PV. Is it not interesting to note the following?
1. Karana's mother's name was also Radha. That is why Karan is also called Radheya, son of Radha.
Like Karana, Akash is raised in humble circumstances, and like Karana,
chafes from a sense of lack and abandonment. Karana to overcome his
abandonment, develops a coping mechanism of being a charitable, giving
person. He cannot see anyone suffer. Akash also tells Ansh that he
cannot bear to see anyone crying.
3. After she discovers that
Karana has joined hands with Duryodhana, and is waging war over the
Pandavas, Kunti, Karana's real mother, approaches Karana privately and
begs him to spare the life of Arjuna, with whom Karana is equally
matched in archery. Karana says that she has always said that she is the
mother of five sons, and she will continue to be the mother of five
sons even after the battle of Kurukshetra. In other words, Karana
implies that either he will die in battle or he will kill Arjuna. Today
Gayatri approaches Akash secretly and begs him to spare her family and
leave them in peace. Interestingly she is the one to declare that SP has
three sons, perhaps suggestive of a future where either Akash will meet
with same fate as Prashant, or Yash will leave SM with his family.
A Few Other Observations
The chocolate scene was nice, but as others have said, felt a bit
contrived. Why could not the CVs have enacted this scene on the balcony,
where Arya could have had their privacy, and Ishita could also have
spied on them. What happened to the subtle shades of voyeurism that the
CVs effortlessly brought out with Prashant? I hope they replicate that
in Ishita's case. But then again, as Jyo pointed out, we would not have
had an Arpita-esque persona foreshadowing the happiness of Arya.
The precap has a blooper (it is the same blooper that has happened
before, which I had pointed out previously also). When Arati breaks into
the house, she has no nail-polish on; when she looks through the
documents, she has no nail-polish on; but when she accidentally knocks
off the Durga Ma mandir, and flips through Yash's photos, bingo,
suddenly there is the strawberry colored nail-polish on her all her
fingers. Perhaps she thought to herself: "Enough of this jasoosi
business. I have worked hard all morning and not found anything of
interest except this bottle of nail polish. All that running, jumping,
and breaking into houses is hard. Therefore, I am going to take a break,
relax and paint my nails. I cannot think properly with unpainted
nails...(after she paints her nails)...Aaah this is more like it. Jai Ma