I have very mixed emotions after watching the episode tonight. I am proud of Sonakshi tonight. I am sympathetic as well as disappointed with Dev. And I am speechless about Ishwari. Last but not the least, I am a bit relieved Mamaji is back. That mad Dixit household needed him.
Anyway, I just have a few points to raise here. Tonight I might sound a bit biased. But I am aghast at Ishwari’s reactions on two occasions. I really had to pinch myself to believe what all she said those two times –
A disturbed Dev returns back home after ‘accidentally’ slapping Bijoy, all disturbed, murmuring to himself, being in a terrible mental pressure, and all that his mother has to say him are “you belong to them more than us”, “they know more about you”, “I never came to know when you fell in love but they did”, “I never came to know when you still loved her after you left her but they did”, “you should move out with Sonakshi and stay separately”. A GOOD mother, would have said, “I am sorry such an unfortunate incident took place in my presence at my home”, “I should apologise to my relatives”, “Dev, you and me should go, say sorry and bring Sonakshi back”.
But no, instead of any sort of regret, remorse or repentance, she went on to compare ‘Dev kiska kitna zyaada hai’. But Ishwari’s own questions had her answers. She never came to know about her son’s condition and that’s not the fault of the Bose family, that’s her own fault. It’s her and her son’s delusion that they both know each other the best.
Both Dev and Ishwari know each others’ weaknesses. Dev very well knows his mother’s insecurities but he wont accept it vocally in his conscious mind. He did though once under the influence of alcohol. And Ishwari very well knows how Dev gets restless and in simple words becomes a ‘mad man’ without Sonakshi, but still she will not accept it just because deep inside she doesn’t want to give Sonakshi so much importance in Dev’s life.
The second time when I could not simply stop myself from shaking my head was the dining table scene where Neha and Maami accepts the truth about how Sona’s absence has affected Dev and how hasn’t eaten or slept properly for days and there our caring and loving mother even after noticing everything, eats merrily and says, “He will get fine on his own”.
I have some words of wisdom for Ishwari –
You will witness your son getting destroyed bit by bit everyday and you won’t be able to do anything. Will that give you the security you were searching for?
If Sonakshi leaves the town with her family and your son keeps searching for her for years in every corner of the country like a mad man, will that make you believe that your son can’t be fine without her with time?
When your son will again become a drunkard, his business will turn into a heap of debts, what will you do then with the pre-nup agreement? There won’t be anything to own so what will be left to lose? In fact, will it then matter to you so much about whom Dev is lending 5 crores or Rs 5?
How will you feel when the same Radha Rani will sit in your house and her son would give you orders about running the household? Will that secure you and your daughter’s future?
Because Ishwari, mind it, Sonakshi isn’t only Dev’s wife. She is as much a normal routine for him as much as eating, sleeping, waking and working is for him. You take Sona away from him, you take Dev’s normal daily life from him. He will simply become the other man, whom Ishwari has never met. Needless to say, Ishwari doesn’t know the Dev who can stalk, drink, warn and ruin lives for Sonakshi. That part of him is only witnessed by a few. And it’s time Ishwari meets that Dev.
High Points From Tonight’s Episode –
1. Bijoy Telling Dev, “I will not forget this and I expect my daughter will also NOT forget this”.
2. Sonakshi telling Bose family, “Nothing is more bigger and important than my family’s respect my Baba’s respect”
3. Mamaji coming back to the house, knowing about Sona’s pregnancy complication and immediately saying, “What must be she going through? I need to talk to her”.
P.S:- I loved it how the writers showed Dev’s inner fear already scaring and warning him about the upcoming storm. His phone calls to Sonakshi, staring at their wedding pictures, looking at Sona’s photo during business meetings were all indications of the return of the Dev whom we had met during the separation track. Deep down he knew something wasn’t right and he wanted to do everything to set everything right. Alas, it’s too late! She is slowly drifting far away from him. I would not say anything to Dev today. He is that kind of a man who is a victim of his own unintended crime. Now he has to pay for the crime he never meant to commit and suffer like a victim too, which probably he never deserved.