Posted: 21 December 2011 at 8:50am | IP Logged
Analysis of Episode 3.
Another interesting episode!
First of all, I had commented
yesterday that I didn't like that once Dev said he agreed everyone
ignored the women who had basically said Geet was besharam etc etc. But
today I really appreciated Darjee's character when he actually asked for
Pammi's opinion on the matter before accepting Dev's decision. It shows
that for him, age also matters along with gender and he does respect
women as the elders of a family.
I am loving Mohinder (Geet's
dad) more and more everyday! He is such a kind man and I loved how he
absolutely did not bat an eyelid in asking Geet what her opinion on
getting married was. It makes me think that if only she didn't live in
the kind of family where girls don't really communicate with their
fathers that much, she would have found a true confidante in him. He is
somehow a deeply perceptive man and senses things because he is truly
looking for his daughter's happiness and not just for her to get married
by hook or by crook. He has his own dreams of how he wants to get her
married. This shows that she has great value in his life and he doesn't
just consider her a burden. He wants to take great pleasure in her
marriage and her future and so wants her to get married from home. Her
getting married somewhere else would deny him that one last celebration
of his only child and he does not feel comfortable. I like that he is
not as ready to compromise as Darjee and the women.
noticed that Brij and Dolly have a connection today. This shows that no
matter how different their views on women, they are not treated as mere
objects. They do have respect, but only and only if they live exactly as
prescribed by the men. Dolly is the first person Brij looks at when
Darjee contradicts him and he trusts her to take Geet and Dev. So
although it may not be one of equals, you can't deny there is an
established relationship there.
I loved the scene on the terrace
with Geet and Dev!! It had so much substance and symbolism. Of course
most literally I loved that Geet voiced her feelings that she did not
want to go to Canada. She was unafraid to just come out with it. I
really liked this as Dev was getting a bit cocky and flirty with her,
assuming that she was just sharmaofying but she slapped him in the face
with her denial a little bit. I think Dev was being very nice to boldly
ask to speak to her and get her opinion as well as noticing she was
anxious but I thought his tone was very confident, almost as though
denying something to the point that she would confirm it?
loved Geet's admission because it really emphasises that she is not at
fault for what happens to her later. She did not want to get married, go
to Canada or leave her family but she was forced to and the result was
then proclaimed her fault, highlighting the unfairness of it all!
for the symbolism, the thorn in the foot happened the moment Geet took a
step towards Dev. I guess it foreshadowed that moving towards him would
be a bad thing. Also, I have read that the foot symbolises female
sexuality. So this may also show the painful loss of her virginity,
especially as Dev later touches her foot when she keeps pulling it away.
And Shivi if you are out there, it appears THIS was the first instance of your favourite BG score!
of music, I loved the title song when it played after Pammi put the
kangan on Geet. It really made my heart break into a million pieces.
Daler Mehndi's voice is just so heart wrenching here. I don't think I
have ever heard him sing something not upbeat so this was a surprise for
Dolly is so funny! She actually makes me laugh with her broken English and her kabab mein bone!
And Kamya I guess was basically giving away their plot by saying kaam ho gaya when NT smoothly corrected her.
in all the show stealer was Geet's brave declaration that she does not
want to go to Canada. It's pretty clear that it doesn't work, but the
gesture is really meaningful.