Such an amazing piece and so well written!
You have given me a chance to calm my confusion. Jalal is on his way to feel more than 'attraction' for Jodha and he will get there very soon. Jodha, on the other hand, is very clear that Jalal has married her because he hates her with a passion, so much so, that he agreed to join two religions and cultures, just to get back at her and reward her with Jalaal as a whole, not only his sar, for the rest of her life.
The payal scene that you pointed out, is very prominent. When he accidentally drops the payal in the fire, it signified the hardships he was going to put her through, in future. That scene was like foresight from the CVs. He then delicately retrieves it and cools it in the mud, signifying how careful and delicate he will be with her, later. That payal was Jodha for him.
Coming to the mirchi scene, ah! uff uff mirchein! Jalal couldn't believe his Begum's guts. Khansamas around the world, beg to get their delicacies to the Emperor's palate, and here this new Begum, burned his insides. How dare she? He was furious! Jodha was convinced she had cooked the best she could and thought this is another way of him to humiliate her. I liked how well she put forth her argument, saying why would she risk angering him whilst her family is here? Didn't she do what he asked in Hamaam, despite her wish?... She holds her stand and he becomes all the more furious. He could see she is sidelining him, completely ignoring his plight and ONLY caring about her innocence and her family's feelings. What about him? Isn't he her patidev? Jalal very much cares aboout her uncaring attitude towards him. He has never come across such a beautiful girl who doesn't desire him, in fact, hates him. He was smitten with her before knowing her opinion about him. So, that part is still there. On top of that, she is hurting his ego. All he is saying is HOW DARE YOU? He desperately wants to get her to like him somehow, because how can she not? ...
Jalal will understand everything very soon. I think the separation track in future will put a lot of his feelings into right places and he will surely discover his heart not only exists but beats too, longing for Jodha. I am sure in future scenes, he will be seen holding his heart while remembering Jodha. It's to be seen how Jodha reads his sense of fair judgement and realizes that her patidev is the one for her, forever!
Edited by QtnNotti - 15 August 2013 at 6:56am