Saturday, 27 October 2012

Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon: Episode Analysis

So Khushi is hell bent on finding out the connection between Arnav and Aarav…..The whole thing has affected her so much, that uski raaton ki neend aur din ka chain ud gaya…Poor Thing. She wakes up in the middle of the night to get hold of his hair….After all DNA test jo karna hai. She does succeed but thanks to Arnav’s habit of holding Khushi’s hand while sleeping she misses on the opportunity.

The whole get Aarav ready for school sequence was damn cute……Vishesh Bansal makes an adorable Jr. ASR and moreover these days the child like quality which was missing earlier can be seen surfacing here and there….Yes he is still stubborn, he is still impossible but at times you do get to witness the child he is. His shares the best chemistry with Arnav and Khushi……

The scene where Sheetal sees her son (If that is her Son) getting all the love and attention from the Fantastic 4 (Nani, Anjali, Payal and Manorama) and her eyes welling up was truly a moment. If I repeat if Sheetal in not a negative character and has no ulterior motive then it looks like she has struggled a lot as a single mother. Today all that attention and care that her son got really moved her and that was indeed a sweet moment.

Arnav sure seems to be comfortable around the child, now when they share similar interest are almost alike, and even share similar thoughts then how can he not be comfortable? There was this flicker of expression, emotion that Arnav showcases when Aarav uses the special hand gesture/ code that his mom taught him. Trying desperately to figure out what that is…Did it remind him of his college days? Or was it simply the little guy’s words that moved him?

The CV’s should really stop showing Arnav and Aarav do the same thing, I think they have established the fact that they are trying to make us believe that they are indeed a father-son duo….Ab isko itna lamba kyun keechna? The whole pool side scene, the gait, the mannerisms even the topic of discussion was same….Wow! Par ek baat toh hai whoever trained that Kid both offscreen (Vishesh) and onscreen (Aarav) has done a fabulous job. ASR is a mighty huge character. Someone who we have been religiously watching and following for more than a year now and for Vishesh to adapt to and produce the exact replica I believe could never have been an easy task, but the way he brings out the characteristics and mannerisms of ASR is applause worthy. Moving on to the onscreen character of Aarav, if the kid is trained to act and behave like Arnav Singh Raizada then who ever trained him be it Sheetal or somebody else  that person has observed Arnav real good and has managed to create a Mirror image in Aarav.

The moment they showed Khushi with the bubblegum which never happened prior to today it was obvious ki she was going to use it to get hold of the DNA Test sample which in this case is the “Hair” from both Aarav and Arnav. Though Logic has been missing from the show for quite sometime what exactly was the CV’s trying to when Khushi blows the bubblegum and it bursts and most importantly gets stuck on both Arnav and Aarav’s hair. The screenplay and the execution were too obvious.

If you have missed the episode or decided not to watch it, make sure you catch up the last 5 mins of the show for sure. That’s when the episode actually took off when IPK looked like it is THE IPK, the way we like it, the standard we expect.  The test results are delivered but Khushi cannot bring herself to open the envelope. How can she? If she staunchly believes that Arnav and Aarav are not related then the need for a DNA test would have never arisen in the first place. The fact that Arnav and Sheetal dated etc would not have affected her…..but aisa toh ho hi nahi sakta.  These things do matter to Khushi and why Khushi everybody man or woman goes through these feeling of insecurity and jealousy atleast once in their lifetime, no matter how strong, how true, how pure your love is. Two days back Arnav himself admitted that he was jealous of NK and his comfortable equation with Khushi and Khushi here is being flooded with remarks by her family on the resemblances, Sheetal’s discomfort when the topic of Aarav’s father comes up etc. How can she not have such feelings……But look at the bright side when this track winds up their bond, trust, love will or grow stronger and deeper.

The surprise and shock that was written over Arnav face was totally believable (Amazing expression by Barun here). He was surprised that Khushi was hiding something but kept denying it when he asked. He was shocked that Khushi had got a DNA test done without his knowledge that too of Arnav and Aarav. He is visibly hurt too because after telling Khushi everything she went on to do a DNA Test to find out if there was a relation between the two. 

Arnav is a highly intelligent man, if there was something between Sheetal and him other than them dating he would have remembered but his conscience is clear, theirs was just a fling which meant nothing to him and that’s the reason why he is not affected. He does express his views once to Khushi that things can get real awkward if all of them stayed under the same roof the day Khushi asked Sheetal and Aarav to shift to Shantivan.  Arnav knew that even if Khushi said it because she was kind hearted and believed in helping, she wouldn’t be comfortable with the idea completely. All this should out only one thing which is ASR has no such past whatsoever and he is barely affected by the presence of Sheetal and Aarav.

The whole thing could be actually taking place or it could also be a dream sequence .If it’s a dream sequence there Is nothing we can discuss, but if its not then there are two possibilities….

1)      The DNA’s MATCH: If so then that’s the opening of a completely new chapter, more Drama, more scope for acting, more mystery, more intensity and all those things we usually want in an entertaining show.

2)      The DNA’s DO NOT match: Then Khushi can breath a sigh of relief and leave it right there. Because there is nothing superior to the DNA test and her still pursuing doubts regarding Arnav and Aarav will only make her look bad and will surely leave a wrong impression in the minds of the viewers.

The intensity that the last 5 mins had is what needs to be shown more often, the CV’s could do without making a mockery out of it, without having to fall back on Comedy to support them. They have taken a concept with great potential. Its logic, sensibility and sensitivity what is needed here why not leave the humor aside or use it when truly needed.

If it goes the route 2 way, then it’s a dead end, there is nothing more to showcase…..But if it’s the route 1 that the CV’s decide to take up then brace your self guys because the ride is going to get real bumpy.

Author: Vijitha Rajan

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