TEI is terrible at transitionary episodes but this episode was a little better then how we got into the previous track. Never let the PH live that one down, okay.
Coming on to the episode, a pandora of cheesiness and foreshadowing of Twinkle's war has begun. Quoting few of my analyses in order to put a better picture of what will be happening and why it is happening. Ya'll should thank me for being a crazy fan and doing this.
EP 189: The New Player
...His side and his partnership will give Twinkle the strength and belief that has been shattered with Yuvi's betrayal and constant attacks on her for rejecting his love.
... Twinkle realization that Kunj has joined forces with her will make her push him out of the way because the original line-up did not include him and being Twinkle, she would not allow anyone to take in the bullet for her however Kunj's voluntarily effort has already made him a target.
Twinkle's promise to the police that Kunj will not come to meet her until she is there, signified that she will only accept Kunj's presence in front of her after she herself has composed herself. Twinkle's requirement to isolate herself to make herself appear weaker is not to separate herself from Kunj but to appear as a weak prey to Yuvraj later on. This last battle waged by Yuvraj is not between Twinkle and Yuvraj but it is a transitionary phase in the war where the front line soldiers have fallen and the next in-line will pick up the weapons however both Twinkle and Yuvraj have started to grab onto the reigns of their side slowly.
I really hope I am not sounding as abrupt as I feel in my own mind. The initial scene stands very important because it finally dictates the entrance of the new players into the battlefield however the new players won't be allowed in until the old ones have claimed defeat and have closed the previous chapters themselves as this new step up switched motivations between both the parties. The stage has been set for the war that will begin after this transition.
In the pursuit of justice that will now follow Twinkle, a player from the same territory as Anita and also hailing from behind the shield of Leela Taneja with Yuvraj and Anita; would now be judged by Bebe. Bebe, the silent spectator and the observer. Her word is the final word in the household and being the matriarch she is, she will remain quiet until is time to pass the verdict. ...
Kunj has been an unbiased spectator of Twinkle and Yuvraj's relationship and thus has been able to understand Yuvraj's motives with a keen eye since the beginning. Kunj's position between Yuvraj and Twinkle gives him the luxury to decide which side he wants to be on as his relationship with Twinkle in initial months of marriage was forced. For a great amount of while he even chose Yuvraj's words over Twinkle. Kunj realizing the space Yuvraj was in and the finding the ring signified his strategic position and his ability to recognize Yuvraj's wrongdoings.
The ring symbolizes a circle, meaning completion. It is also in form of a band which signifies being tied to something particular. Kunj pushing on the ring on Yuvi and finding the ring signified his understanding of Yuvi's actions and his desperate need for Yuvraj to be punished. The ring not fitting on Yuvraj's finger represented Yuvraj's ability to think without emotions attached when thinking about Kunj and understanding Kunj's observation about him. Yuvi has realized Kunj's changing positions however the side Kunj has chosen has not officially accepted new players yet. Kunj's inability to prove Yuvraj wrong also shows that he cannot step between Twinkle and Yuvraj equation until he has permission from Twinkle and Twinkle will not call on for help from the Sarnas until she and Kunj have completed the last rasam of their marriage. (Suhaag Raat)
The last scene of between Twinkle and Kunj showcased Kunj understanding the predicament between Tanejas and Luthras and subsiding to his role of husband for time being, until Twinkle has composed herself enough to rise up and allow him to take the position he has volunteered for.
With the question everyone posted yesterday, about Kunj being insecure; the track to follow and explore Kunj's stance is still being developed and so far what I can say is that the feelings will rise in Kunj in way or another but he will not openly express those insecurities to Twinkle.
The episode is setting stage for the tracks that are to come after the consummation. For this week we can expect the big revelation and Yuvi facing the punishment however it is unclear how Yuvi will escape this time. The next week we can expect the romance and consummation finally. Dynamics are changing in this journey of Love and War with the duo of Twinkle and Yuvraj finally taking charge.
EP 190/191: Ashes of the Pheonix
...Kunj walks over to Yuvraj as he walks towards Twinkle and instead dog challenging Yuvraj to dare to touch Twinkle in front of him, in very clear words he warns Yuvraj to stay away from Twinkle. Kunj has himself witnessed Yuvraj's obsession with attaining Twinkle after he and she were thrown into a room by Chaudhry uncle. He knows the extent Yuvraj will go to and it's not time to play games. If Twinkle is a lioness, then Kunj is a lion himself and lions are calculative when walking into the field to prey. Kunj cannot afford to play games with Yuvraj because now Twinkle is not just important for Yuvraj but equally important for Kunj, personally as well. I loved how the lawyer called in midst of the interaction to formalize the bail proceedings. Twinkle has only transitioned into Leela's place in this incident and in order for her to completely take charge as she declares such in next episode, Twinkle's name needs to be cleared and that could only happen until Mahi comes back. With Mahi back in the game, the end of this war would be left in between the trio, with their supporters behind them.
Anita bringing up Yuvraj and Twinke's relationship and exaggerating upon it signified how the past will linger on upon Twinkle and will continue to effect her life even after she wins because of her impending union with Kunj. I loved how it were the woman who gathered around and only women who stood out to defend while Kunj stood at the balcony. The ultimate savior for Twinkle is Kunj. Her call for him to protect her has allowed him to shield her in a very literal manner of course from all the humiliation and the blame-game that is surrounding Twinkle's position until the truth surfaces.
Kunj's silence in the whole ordeal hold more then it lets on. Kunj will stand by Twinkle in her every decision and thus he came forwards to silently embrace her. It is also the first time that Kunj has initiated a physical relationship with Twinkle; an action that just didn't scream him supporting her but also making Yuvraj realize that he will the ultimate choice and that he is the one who married Twinkle.
I want to remind one thing. A lioness is the animal that hunts for the family whereas a Lion stays back to keep an eye out on the cubs and to make sure that the lioness herself has a clear path to victory. A lioness ventures out in the savanna on her own where her pouch is assertive and deathly but she also brings a lot of risk with herself because of being out in the open with no protection by her side. Kunj will take on the role of a lion, protecting Twinkle from the attacks that Yuvraj will throw on her in order to distract her. A lioness that Twinkle is, she is going to go after every single thing she'll get her hands on and the only person to protect her and stand in front of her will be Kunj.
The second phase of the war has started and this time the battle between Yuvraj and Twinkle has become personal. Yuvraj with his attempt on Mahi has already gone after her and the next target after this track will be Kunj for his ability to take Twinkle away from Yuvraj even after Yuvraj's realization.
edited to add; "Tashan-e-Ishq" verse played when Kunj hugged Twinkle emphasized the beginning of War that began for Love.
EP 192: Tere Liye
The episode focused on Twinkle's fight and the effects the fight is having on Kunj. The last scene is going to be the last straw for Kunj himself and his desperation to get his life back with Twinkle would erupt further through pleads. Kunj's internal strength is wavering and will continue to do so until Twinkle lets the anger wash away. The past has only just started to creep over Twinkle in the last scene and Yuvraj will go to any extent to protect himself.
EP 197: Beginning of the End
The reason Kunj and Mahi have become opponents of Yuvraj is because they've stepped in between the path of him getting to Twinkle. There deliberate attempts and constant challenging of his obsession pushed Yuvraj to remove them out of the way and being a person who doesn't concern himself with much, Yuvraj takes the easiest way to be successful in his attempts. He chooses murder. The inner conscious weighs over the surface beliefs and obsessions have no depth in them. The scared Yuvraj was a good move because it once again brought out the humanized man that Twinkle fell in love with. A man who does regret, a man who has other feelings inside him somewhere. Kunj says that he pretends to be a lion and always says that he isn't scared of anything but Twinkle corrects him that Yuvraj says he doesn't loses. For Kunj, Yuvraj is a blinded person who doesn't think through in order to get what he wants and his statement points out the bluffing confidence and this misunderstanding and two-dimensional judgement of Kunj for Yuvraj is going to weaken him in front of Yuvraj. Twinkle actually loved Yuvraj and learnt everything about him. His bad and his good. At the boxing match event, she mentions to Kunj that Yuvraj never backs down on his name and will win which surprises Kunj as to how his wife can say such with so much confidence. The correction of Twinkle to Kunj and the ghost drama brought us back towards the revelation of Yuvraj in eyes of justice however this is Yuvraj Luthra and in order to win, he makes sure to eliminate every pawn stepping in his way to distract him. Yuvraj's obsession is his anger and just as Twinkle, Yuvraj is impulsive. Kunj providing the support to Twinkle and his wrong judgements of Yuvraj's character leads Yuvraj away from the battlefield they finally step for time-being but Yuvraj being Yuvraj, gets drunk on his over confidence. The change of colors to red on Kunj and Mahi signify the danger that they both are in from here on now as they've finally come to the forefront today with this transitionary battle between he families and the Twinkle & Yuvraj. Twinkle's black indicated her return to power, her masked feelings of grief that have evoked the feelings so strong that that've taken over her and the ability to become a protector for at least one of the two soldiers that are going to be part of the war between her and Yuvraj. Mahi's change into pink signifies that she'll be the one protected throughout while Kunj will continue to receive blows because of Kunj's direct relationship to Twinkle as a lover. While Mahi remains an important pawn and an important part because of her ability to stand up and being a personal victim of betrayal by Yuvraj, the fight of Love and War has not expanded beyond Yuvraj, Twinkle and Kunj which puts Kunj in repeated positions that will test HIS aka Kunj's faith and trust in Twinkle. His questioning of Twinkle's faith and trust in him ultimately signifies his insecurities towards Twinkle whereas Twinkle's insecurities stems from the shadowing of her past and not being responsible for such. The difference is brought out to surface once again by the end of the episode. What was really amazing was Yuvi's choice of death for Kunj and Mahi. Kunj was thrown in a coffin whereas Mahi was thrown in dirt. Coffin holds on to the person whereas being buried in Earth decomposes the body. Yuvi has cornered Mahi from his ploy because his his ultimate opponent is Kunj. (Twinkle's choice between the two lovers) however Yui has brought out Mahi's hatred and her hurt from his betray lout through this attempt. Kunj's attack on Yuvraj wasn't for Mahi. It was for the pain Yuvraj continues to inflict on Twinkle through people she cherishes. However the fight was stopped with the entrance of police. The Police signifies justice and with the Police being witness of the murder attempt themselves, Yuvraj will go away fro time-being however God in every religion gives chances to his followers and Yuvi. despite his misgivings does belief in God which grants him the chance of coming back in order to take what he so desperately is after. Just as soon as Mahi is secured, (Twinkle's transition in the war is because of Mahi's murder attempt, where as Kunj's is for Twinkle's wounds) Twinkle steps ahead of Kunj to declare her winning. > I loved the laughter that ensued from Yuvraj at that point because he understands the purpose from DAY ONE however Twinkle, despite the transition hasn't understood the purpose of the war. The war is between her and Yuvraj and her choice of Kunj over Yuvraj and the declaration of such by Yuvraj today froze her steps. Twinkle turning to look over at Kunj at the revolution of he real purpose hinted at her obliviousness which is why the plan to lay the web of lies was Kunj's idea instead of hers. She just implemented the same however when she looked at Kunj, he was staring at Yuvraj and threatening to kill him. Kunj Sarna's threats are to be taken seriously because he considers his family above anything and any attempt at Twinkle will not be taken lightly by him. The real war has begun now. The transition is over and the only people to lead this would be the four people present in the graveyard today. All the other reasons and purposes are dead and the true motive of acquiring Twinkle between Kunj and Yuvraj has begun. Yuvraj's revelation in absence of the family members is going to allow him to use his past against Twinkle over and over from hereon now. Kunj's anger at his words of "Twinkle being his world." escalated beyond the display of anger thus far which shows that the track of Kunj's insecurities will continue to develop further on. I also want to add once more thing. Yuvraj has thus far attempted to get married to Twinkle thrice from the beginning of the show and all the times he has gone through the six pheras however at the seventh, Kunj has always shown and rescued Twinkle. The last vow is the vow that declares the person husband and wife with their acceptance. There are two people in life that hold utmost priority. The person you love and the person you hate. Kunj has become the person Twinkle loves the most whereas Yuvraj is the person she hates the most. Yuvraj was never the person she loved the most though, that was her mother and because of which she broke up with Yuvraj. Kunj understands that the position given to him as that of family and he is content with that but he is not going to be content with the fact that there is always going to be the possibility of choice between him and Yuvraj for Twinkle. While Twinkle will choose Kunj over Yuvraj anyway, the fact that he tops the list in people she hates and people that affect her the most is going to become a problem. Yuvraj challenges Twinkle that she will beg him and would regret her decision (her decision to choose Kunj repeatedly); the track is going to play in. Yuvraj's opponent is Kunj as said above and with Mahi's expulsion from the game (her support stands for Twinkle) , Kunj will once again bear the burnt and in order to protect him, Twinkle's self-sacrficing mode will come forth. Twinkle won't ever choose Yuvraj with Kunj by her side but she also won't choose Kunj if it depends on his life. The fight Yuvraj has waged is going to be intense once he returns and Yuvraj will like always, be partially successful in attaining Twinkle. The Beginning of the end has started.
I have been mentioning constantly in my analyses that Tashan-e-Ishq literally translates into Love and War. The lead of the show is Twinkle and one side of her is War waged by Yuvi and the other side is Love given to her by Kunj that becomes her strength and weakness. Yuvi is also that catalyst that brings the change of events in Twinkle's life. The whole reason Twinkle is married to the 50th Alliance brought to her instead of the 1st alliance arranged is because of Yuvi being part of her life. The show started out with Luthras vs. Tanejas and now the representatives of the families are two ex-lovers. Leela was never in a relationship with Anita's husband however Yuvraj and Twinkle did share a very long and very public relationship amongst their social circle. (Pinky knew about Yuvi and Armaan knew about Twinkle.) The dynamic shared between Yuvi-Twinkle changes everything abut the war these two are in.
Twinkle started this war on her terms to avenge justice for her sister but as I said above, this war is not for getting justice. The Tanejas have stepped up to defend their honor and to get justice for their wounds but they've the whole point of the war. Yes, it was indeed on misunderstandings but it was also because Anita's husband rejected her love and their child for Leela. Same way Twinkle rejected Yuvi's love and their seven-year relationship for Kunj.
Why does Yuvi wants to punish Twinkle for being unfaithful to him? Why did Yuvi inflict pain upon Twinkle despite loving her and obsessing after her? Why did he choose indirect ways to get to her and rip her apart? Because in Yuvi's eyes Twinkle is doing exactly the same as his father did to his mother. For Yuvi, this war has been about the kind of pain inflicted upon his mother and the same pain he is going through. It has intensified itself as well because Yuvi and Twinkle were in actual relationship where as Yuvi's father only reached out to Leela over his own mother and that was enough to show that this man had interests elsewhere.
I mentioned yesterday that Kunj's insecurities are going to increase further on but they will also halt in confusion over Twinkle's love for him.
>>>> In today's episode, we saw Mahi leaving behind a gift for Twinkle and Kunj signifying the last remaining family member putting stamp of approval officially on their relationship. > Twinkle and Kunj's alliance was formed because of family and each family member's approval counts. Just as Usha's approval was important for Kunj to take a step forward, Mahi's official approval while not as important, still has a lot of significance for Twinkle. << The gift is wrapped in pink paper with flowers on it. The gift as it turns out is a snow globe. A snow globe signifies peace, serenity and change. With every family member's blessings received, Kunj and Twinkle have no other obstacle to overcome besides Yuvi. The opening of the gift by both also signified how both are on the same page.
However, justice still hasn't been served. While Twinkle has avenged justice for Mahi, she has left herself behind and Kunj's voluntarily stepping onto the field has left the previous wounds inflicted upon Twinkle not being taken to justice. The person who ultimately holds the key to allow Kunj to avenge the pain inflicted on his wife is Twinkle. Yesterday, Kunj stood back and threatened Yuvi while Twinkle stood in between. The fight between Twinkle and Yuvi and Twinkle and Kunj has shifted and the trait of "self-sacrificing" in Twinkle is going to come into play soon. > How? With all the approval of family members, Twinkle still pushes Kunj away and Kunj gets hurt. He gets a cut from an "iron" piece and bleeds. If you guys remember, in EP 189 analysis when Kunj comes to feed Twinkle, I mentioned how after providing Twinkle with enough strength, Kunj will be exhausted and seeing such, Twinkle will take a step forward and become his savior however in doing so she will end up isolating herself from him and pushing Kunj away from herself for his own safety. Today's episode marked the transition onto this track.
One minute Kunj is singing and the other minute he is away from Twinkle however he will understand Twinkle's action despite being unpleased. The turning point is that unlike last time when Twinkle took a step with Manohar's problem and received not just disapproval but also anger, this time she will not face Kunj's anger. She will be facing Kunj's disappointment. Kunj made her promise to him that he will kiss her if she doesn't stop with self-sacrificng and he also declared his disapproval for such when she stepped in front of the sword for him as he is just as selfish in his love for her as she is for him. Kunj's loss of strength will be fulfilled however it will cost Twinkle and Kunj their emotional and mental relationship with each other. Twinkle putting on ointment on Kunj's hand showed that she will ultimately realize her steps and choices and be the one to mend her relationship with Kunj as Kunj being Kunj will only walk away and suppress his emotions.
Kunj's emotions will be called out by Usha this time instead of Bebe because of their intensity and because of Twinkle's newfound place in his own personal family.
Iron symbolizes masculine energy and power. I've not read spoilers and I do not like reading spoilers but there have been threads with titles of Kunj being sick. Iron deficiency in body causes anemia however it is not something chronic and Kunj and Twinkle's relationship is going suffer throughout this War of Love because of Yuvi's place in Twinkle's life so whatever will happen is going to work itself into the second phase of war that will resume with Yuvraj's return. > This matter is further taken on when Twinkle and Kunj go into the hotel and even with Kunj's insistence they are not able to get a honeymoon suite. The manager/receptionist responds by telling them they needed to contact 24 hours before. 24 is a number of harmony, companionship and union of family. Twinkle and Kunj had overlooked the 24-hour time-frame and rushed through their first night but they will not be able to accomplish anything because of the insecurities that stand between them. The next 24 hours after this day (they will not consummate in the trashy hotel) can bring Twinkle-Kunj closer physically but they will push these two apart mentally & emotionally.
This episode highlighted Kunj and Twinkle's stance on their relationship. While both are ready on physical level, both are not ready emotionally. Twinkle wore the dress given to her by Kunj and stood in front of him as he wants her to be but Kunj despite being more conscious of his desires is not ready wholly. Kunj's insecurities over Twinkle's pain, hurt and the place she holds in Yuvi's life and Yuvi's place on hers is going to significantly impact them both.
In the later half of the episode, Twinkle's attraction for adventure and thrill resurfaces and she pulls Kunj along with her. Twinkle's attraction for same led her to Yuvraj. Twinkle has always been a person easily pleased when it came to romantic gestures by putting adventure into it where as Kunj, a romantic at heart has taken calculative steps to insure that each step is perfect and is taken when both parties are ready. Twinkle dragging her into a hotel that screams bad news reflects further on how Twinkle's initiation of physical relationship at this particular time is going to put distance between the two however despite the stunt she pulls, she makes sure to remind Kunj that as long as he is with her, she would never need anything else.
While Kunj brings out the happiness lost in Twinkle's life recently, he also lets the inner child come out through that happiness that exposes the cracks in Twinkle's heart formed from Yuvraj's betrayal. The end song sequence had Kunj in a white shirt initially while Twinkle changed into green tee. Throughout the first half, Kunj was pushing Twinkle away where as in the second half, with both dressed in blue, he welcomes her advances and makes sure she doesn't leave. > The song sequence reflected Twinkle's happiness with Kunj and her push towards the next step but the step would only be taken once Kunj himself has composed himself. It was a good sequence and brought out the attraction Kunj had felt towards Twinkle since she first fell in his arms. (would elaborate on that later).
Twinkle's past continues to shadow over her and will continue to do so until Kunj wins the war that Twinkle will lead. This track is in its introductory phase but I am getting a feeling that it would be developed a little better then the previous rising-from-the-dead track.