That is the man you take home from today's episode inspite of some riveting and intense moments between Rudra and Paro.
He loves Rudra and like, loves him a lot and lot. He is the one who acts as the hand of fate for Rudra and Paro - by giving Paro a glass of water, by tackling Paro with such sensitivity that he manages to stop her from shooting Rudra or shooting herself. He is the one who gives Paro a subconscious hope for the future , he is the one who stops other officers from taking even a step towards Paro. He is the one who fondly remembers Rudra as an innocent child , who misses his elder brother and Rudra...Seemingly a common face , a constable under Rudra , but he is his beloved Chaachu. Two scenes and he seeps into your heart- because he saves Rudra's and Paro's lives from an insane Paro. Because he manages to fill Rudra's eyes with tears Because he gives hope to Paro in her suicidal hours. Because he convinces you that they maybe a disintegrated family , but he totally loves Rudra...Rudra did not look at his face even once - but his Chaachu touched a chord in him and tears rolled down Rudra's eye corners...Haan, lagta hoga Rudra ko pyaar se darr zaroor , but that doesn't change the fact that the ones who love Rudra, they all love him for REAL.
Coming to Rudra and Paro today - INTENSE writing and there is so much passion and emotional connection that even the running hatred screams of disguised sentiments.
Rudra , when he returns to the office, his first question is about 'Wo ladkee'. The moment he comes to know that she is unattended, he runs across the office complex , bleeding, in pain , staggering , but running to her as though his life depended on her- or maybe one glimpse of her. In the hospital, when he comes to his senses, his first question is about that girl - angry, desperate, possessive , almost violent - how is she? Why is she not here? Why is she another ward? She has to be here - with me. The doctor's and Aman's reasons and pacifying dialogues, not withstanding , he wants to rush to Paro , even though he is no longer in a state to get up on his own. On the surface, its an abnormal worry for a witness who , in any case, is under protection. But if you read Rudra, its his unconscious rising need to keep her under his hawk-eyes. A fixation that will become more and more visible as the 'special witness' porcelain paint begins to chip away.
Rudra knows no rest until Paro is brought to him - in his room, in front of his eyes, in his proximity. And even after she is brought a la sleeping beauty to him - his eyes , his attention stay on her. She sleeps under his amber gaze. Rules and regulations? Rudra makes paper rockets out of them and throws the doctor out of the room. Paro stays with him and that is that - You can decipher and interpret what you like, Rudra doesn't give a fig about it.
From his intense possessive and almost obsessive protection charade, creatives take you to another interesting juxtaposition. Rudra and Paro protected each-other today, in a rather twisted manner. Paro's "nahin" in her nightmare convulsion stopped Rudra from taking tranquilizers. And Paro, undergoing a severe convulsion fit in her is controlled, restrained and calmed by Rudra. Its not like he really knew what to do - if he did, he wouldn't have been calling for a doctor or spending seconds to figure out what to do. IN THAT MOMENT, he knew what to do. It just came from the instincts within him - her body had to be restrained and then, her mind. He did both - restrained her body and what is not to be missed is how he put his hand protectively under her head so that she does not hit the steel bar of the cot. If you didn't know the story, you would never believe that he is the same guy who had held a gun to her head and manhandled her. .. In those moments, he cradled and calmed her like a baby. And yes, she looked like a baby indeed, in his arms.
Rudra is both Paro's destroyer and her nurturer - interpret it as you like.
Coming to Paro. She is still in PTSD- she flows in and out of it . She may have her bouts if 2-minute maggie noodle courage but she is TERRIFIED of Rudra . The way she drops the glass tumbler on seeing and hearing him, the way she retreats from Rudra even as he lies unconscious at her feet and knees. Paro is still not seeing him as an equal or a human being. He personifies terror for her and you can see it at various moments in today's episode.
That said, the scene of the day is :
Paro taking aim at an unconscious Rudra lying at her feet , then, trying to shoot herself and finally, collapsing on her knees , sobbing - her tears falling on Rudra's face , the gun going off and the gunshot bringing Rudra back to semi-consciousness. And Chaachu being the voice of calm - saving Rudra and Paro in one go and giving hope to Paro. This scene is layered beautifully and you could pull a 100 interpretations out of it. The most basic one being - Rudra and Paro's relationship will always be wrought with the violence and silence of the heart. And this will always be the conclusion - one will collapse and the other will collapse next.
On a lighter note for today, please do not miss the following:
1. Rudra bashing the doctor like a punching bag and making him wonder ki wo aakhir paida hokar doctor banke Rudra se kyun milaa?
2. Rudra reminding Aman that Paro is "Bhabhi hai teri" by wishing him goodnight and basically telling him to get out.
P.S- I think I am in love with Yahan-Bhi-Aman. ...He reminds of Saleema Beghum of Jodha-Akbar. Just like she is super-interested in JJ's love isshtory, Aman seems to be on the line of getting a new wardrobe to attend Rudra and Paro Bhabhi ki shaadi.
Edited by MoronsKiMallika - 21 January 2014 at 10:12am