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Post by Tanthya on 2013-08-14, 16:46

With a doomed feeling of addict, one who cannot stay away from her preferred poison , I return once again to my preferred tipple .. To Jodha Akbar !! to a episode that had it all, the  smoking sensual tension that is beginning to warm, The first interaction as a husband and wife with no arrogant posturing or jockeying for one upmanship, the ground is being tilled for future plot in Sharifuddin and Maham Anga Encounter .


The episode began or rather continued with  punishing Maan Singh for his  violation of the rule,  Maansingh firm on his stand and his unflinching loyalty to his buasa  brooking no interference  from the rulebook of Shahenshah.. He stands tall as he restates his affirmation with candor  unmixed with fear or terror .. A stand which brings out the vein of appreciation from Jalal , who is quick to recognize the latent attributes of Maan Singh , Being quick , he grabs the opening that he gets, as a emperor he punishes Maan Singh to serve him  for life time  not just that he resolves to teach him about administration .. Two pronouncements which shocks Maham Anga and Adham Khan who were cockily expecting  a medieval torture that would have had  Maan Singh groveling on his feet begging  for mercy..  Protests are  raised and quickly quelled by THE EMPEROR !



### This was a segment  which had lots of byplays or should one say bylines for the play has not yet started and is merely  like a headlines. The first showcasing the  independent , calm spirit of Maan Sigh, A young lad who is not reduced to blabbering idiot  in the face of what could be death !! A young man who not only owns his act but states with quiet determination that he will repeat the same act again in rinse/repeat cycle wih one proviso , now he shall inform and take the leave of the Emperor before doing so...THAT is his Only concession to the crown of Agra .. He remains the  uncowed, unbowed Rajput warrior of Rajputana !!

The second was the germ of Akbar in Jalal .. A Brat who was quick to behead heads if he thought his subordinate  was not respectful enough , now has the gumption to listen what is a rebellious talk, a declaration which is a direct challenge to the laws of Harem.. Not just listen but also recognize the bravery and immense loyalty  a young lad carries , is cunning enough to understand that with proper indoctrination, Maan Singh's Loyalty can be transferred to him, earning him a formidable  ally who would die for him rather than kill him !!


The third was the way Jalal handled badi Ammi and Adham Khan ..Long used to being the rulers of Jalal ..It must have come as a nasty shock to Maham Anga when not only was she not heard but was also cut off  ...Adham Khan , despite being a lout, a plunderer has always remained  Jala's elder brother, superseding even  Jalal's own Sister's  husband ..A tie that ought to have stronger bonding but  Adham had  remained the ubiquitous  elder brother .. and Badi Ammi the authority  , the relation  who was above all..even above Ruqaiyya , his own Mother  Hameeda  !! Today..  the clear headed Jalal thinks as a King and has no qualms in putting them in their place.. He shall not  tolerate any questioning of his decision , he also sends a clear warning that Jodha and her clan are HIS relations and he shall not be a mute spectator if anything is being said against them ... Does Jalal even realize the importance he has given Jodha by that one simple statement !! Has it penetrated that  for a princess whom he cordially hates and wants to humiliate , he is even willing to shut his Badi Ammi, his elder brother ... Perhaps not  .. The augury of Maham Anga''s waning influence while projecting the growth of Jalal as a individual.

But was  Jalal just being emotional when he so abruptly terminates all conversation regarding  Jodha..  No, there was another reason..He was establishing his authority..So far Jalal had remained or perceived to be the puppet of Bairam Khan and Maham Anga.. Heeding them , allowing them a freedom to meddle in his  royal affairs be it personal or administrative.. This was the moment when he begun to delineate the line.. The line between his subjects and King, between a ruler and a commoner..



Y'day  or day before..In my thread, I had mentioned Sharifuddin and wondered why none are speculating on him or even talking about him..The query went unanswered but today Sarifuddin shall not stay away !!  The Outcast !  That is what Sujamal and Sharifuddin in a way are..One has been banished from his kingdom, is reviled by the very people whom he wished to rule over and another smarts under perceived slights and Insults to his stature , Despite being a behenoyi and recipient to respect , Sharifuddin is being treated as a mere Subedar which pricks at his ego, angers him , The hostility and anger are simmering inside , it has not begun visible yet ..  Y'days episode shed some light on Sharifuddin's personality.. his habit of attacking from behind  rather than direct confrontation..The ability to hide his failures , The resentment  when Sujamal dared to throw away the head gear, the quick collapse of bravado when Sujamal has Sharifuddin at his mercy, the unashamed falling at the feet of Sujamal for his life.. all marks  Sharifuddin as a coward.. Cowards are always extremely dangerous for one never knows how and when they will turn against the very hand that is supporting them nor can one gauge the direction of their attack for being cowards, they are adept in hiding and pouncing when the duelist is least expecting.. Sharifuddin is a ticking bomb  !!  


The parents of Jodha are arriving .. which sends Jodha into a tizzy instead of making her delirious in joy .. She fulminates at the thought of  'supposed' insults that Jalal has in reserve to serve her , Like an imprisoned bird, she flutters around desperately thinking how to ward off the 'impending' hurdles that Jalal is sure to put her away, making her life difficult , causing pain and sorrow to her parents . When Moti advises her to claim on the goodness residing in Jala's heart and seek his help, The proud Rajaputani rears herself like a wounded Cobra and hisses  that she detests Jalal and would never consider doing so .. which brings her back to square one !! How to fool her parents and how not to let Jalal run rampant in front of her parents.


## The Bharmal women are rather stubborn and given to flights of fancy , aren't they ??  on one hand we have Menavati firmly convinced that  Jodha  is just a step away from Jauhar and here we have Jodha who has not a shred of doubt on Jalal's ability to make life impossible for her parents ...Both are unable to comprehend simple truths !!..If Jodha was inclined to do Jauhar and in fact did commit Jauhar, Her darling Son Bhagwant Das would have sent a DHL courier   in the form of Pigeon their way.

Jodha is so sure on the hatred and  Kaminapan of Jalal that she tends to forget that Amer was defeated and if Jalal so wished , she could have been his sexual toy, his lust fulfilled, to be thrown over  or that instead of accepting her conditions , he could have simply ordered her father to get them married pronto (and Bharmal was in no condition to hem or haw) or that a man who is capable of asking her to sing could have also extracted his revenge in the same  durbar hall..yet he does none of this ... The hatred and the misconception in Jodha's heart flourishes unhindered , unchecked, the  negative feelings are reinforced by Jala's declaration of his Hate and his intent to humiliate her ... But here jodha forgets one pertinent point..Jalal has vowed to insult her  BUT in Private .. while she will receive all the honor, respects of being his queen in public.. Had she really understood this simple  thing, she would not have reacted with such despair .. needless to say..a jaundiced eye can see only yellow and Jodha can see only negative in Jalal ..This inspite of  Moti pointing out  the fact that Jalal reasonably agreed to her unreasonable demands.. we see the bird poised on one of her impulsive flight yet again...


The flight of the bird takes her ..of all the places into the  bathroom of Jalal  !! Jalal , who is blithely enjoying his bath, adorned in various Shahnaz  Hussain's products ..Jodha  stops involuntarily , Her eyes downcast on encountering  the naked torso of a virile male , the odhani firmly pulled , acting as a barrier .. Jalal, ever affable grants  Jodha, her audience  right there  , in the Royal Ghusal Kaana ... But being a considerate man, he orders the slaves to leave the stage .. Jodha steps forward hesitantly, places her  wish list  even more reluctantly...  Jalal who ordinarily never gets a chance to toy with Jodha, does not pass this golden opportunity , with a a glee  that is kept in check and savoring the fact that  the fiery princess has come to  HIM of her own volition..begins to extract..His pound of flesh !! Twisted Evil 


## One of the best piece ..not just from drooling point but also  the way the duo interacted plus Rajat's awesome acting !!

Frankly speaking , their previous encounter in the bedroom where Jalal tears down the curtain in Jodha's room had not impressed me much ..although I had liked their acting individually ..It appeared not to have the sizzle that was seen in the previous Jalal -Ruqs Scene ..but today  The couple got it .. it might not be the sensual kind but the vibe was that of a couple..

The scene could have easily degenerated into a farce , a risque ..Kudos to the director Santram and Rajat for maintaining the gravitas !!  Be it the slave who gives a gentle knowing smile on seeing the king assenting to meet Jodha or Jodha  giving bathe to the King with visible distaste  and Jalal aware of her feelings and enjoying it to the full.. All nailed it !!


The way Rajat used his eyes to express his emotions , his reactions ..It is extremely commendable ... The first glint of wicked triumph as his eyes crinkle in delight and a smile pops out when message is brought that  the woman who hates him is actually seeking him out, his admitting  her promptly into the room without any ado or need to make her beg.. The avid curiosity getting sated  n dawning comprehension as to what impelled this wild horse to seek his pasture , The grin of pure delight when Jodha puts forth her plea in the form of diktat , The complete refusal to do her bidding and giving Jodha her marching orders..Pausing to hear keenly to the sound of anklets which would denote whether Jodha does indeed leave.. The smile returning wen she hesitates  for a second  ... Then she takes the first step towards the exit..The tinkling anklets alerting him and he immediately tells her to 'Stop' and without appearing to yield her an inch, unbends sufficiently to ask ,as to what should he say to her parents !! a roundabout of saying that he  is willing to help her !! * The devil*

 Before the tautly tensed Jodha can even  heave a sigh of relief, Jalal throws a bouncer ...He asks  nay Demands that Jodha should bathe him .. Unwilling but not having the luxury of rejecting his demand, Jodha comes ... to bathe the Bad -Shah !!  Jalal is relishing the moment.. At LAST he got her do something, His spirit is buoyed and he ups the meter when he takes the mug of milk from her hand and empties it on his face ... when Jodha reaches for the jug, Jalal , quite naturally slips it into the Jacuzzi .. leaving Jodha 2 options, one to slide alongside him, take the jug n commence the bath.. or sit  near to him and splash the water .. Jodha chooses the lesser of 2 devils, with eyes firmly averted, she begins to splash him with water much like a farmer bathes the Bull !!


## From a guy who was very shy when he had to carry off Paridhi in a scene to blissfully enjoy taking bath..He has come a long way ..so has paridhi.. The Nakchadi princess or a hot headed one.. her initial reluctance to even approach Jalal, her pride not allowing the  mortification of having to bow down before the King.. to her final acceptance that only Jalal can help her ..  Her slow gait highlighting her aversion to even get closer to Jalal while she had no such inhibitions with Suryaban ... The glare at his back when Jalal awaits for her to begin the process , The persistent refusal to even sneak a glance at him.. The tightening of her neck chord in mute , helpless anger  ... Paridhi has just transformed !!

A beautiful scene which showed Jalal  as regular young man who is willing to help , is patient , perceptive  and when occasion provides not above  taking the mickey out of her .. while Jodha is a impetuous girl, firmly entrenched in her wrong notions to see the truth , her  palpable hate clouding her vision , so that even  milk appears as poison to her .. she has many learning curves to go and with that exemplary patience  Jalal will teach her while in turn Jalal will learn all about family, love, acceptance, sacrifice , selflessness from her !!

Muhwazzz

Saza Gaddaron ko Diya jaate hain, Baddi Ammi..wafadaron ko nahi !!

Bahut Bareekh Sarhad hoti hai, Nafrat aur Mohabbat ki

Aap hamare har farman thodtey hain badle main  chahti hain ke hum aapke har arman poora karen !!

Kyun Shart rakhni sirf aapko hi aate hain kya

Loved the SO WHAT attitude when he says,"Shart hamari hai, chahe jaise bhi ho"


Too corny !!


Kanoon humse hain, Hum kanoon se nahi

Labz  aapki hogi aur  zuban hamari


 SCOWL

It would have been lovely had we got to see the  reaction of Ruqs after Maan Sigh gets pardoned.

Where the hell is Abdullah, the chaddi Buddy of Jalal.. ??







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Re: ILKDM #16 : Sketches !! *Updated*

Post by pollyanna on 2013-08-14, 17:24

Sabr ka phal meetha hota hai.....aaj samajh mein aaya :) :) 

Readers' DELIGHT indeed!!!! jitna achha episode usse 10 guna accha yeh post cheers 

Absolutely loved some of the lines and of course the insights/analysis u gave 

Being quick , he grabs the opening that he gets, as a emperor he punishes Maan Singh to serve him  for life time  not just that he resolves to teach him about administration king 

Has it penetrated that  for a princess whom he cordially hates and wants to humiliate , he is even willing to shut his Badi Ammi, his elder brother . party4 


The line between his subjects and King, between a ruler and a commoner..:sunny: 


Sharifuddin is a ticking bomb Twisted Evil 



Last but not the least,


 every WORD for Jalal-Jodha encounter. bounce 


I am fida on those dialogues---which are under the Muhwaaz category:cheers: 


Why kaanon dialogue is corny???? scratch 


Eagerly waiting to read the upcoming ones!!!!


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Re: ILKDM #16 : Sketches !! *Updated*

Post by sarra0 on 2013-08-14, 17:36

Me too...to slow... lunch over back to work for me...shall finish reading later, but you have have read for now :) 

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Post by Abavi on 2013-08-14, 18:43

Vi wants more of this

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Re: ILKDM #16 : Sketches !! *Updated*

Post by Tanthya on 2013-08-14, 18:59

sarra0 wrote:Me too...to slow... lunch over back to work for me...shall finish reading later, but you have have read for now :) 
 oopsie..I hope  U got time to finish the tub of icecream !!Twisted Evil Twisted Evil


Read on at ur  leisure hun .. will wait for you !!

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Post by Tanthya on 2013-08-14, 18:59

Abavi wrote:Vi wants more of this
 What Vi wants, Vi gets ...!! :heart: :heart:

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Post by sharmibalan on 2013-08-15, 01:51

Dil mangai more Sathya.......too good.....loved it....:) :)

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Post by zuzana on 2013-08-15, 08:00

Splendid Tants...its a delight to read you when you write with this amount of passion! cheers 

Would love to see Jodha's misconceptions peeled slowly layer by layer

Loved Mahamanga's statement of love/hatred....yes how come they missed out on Ruq's reaction to Mansinghs punishment

I am loving the guy who plays ManSingh...the confidence he prounounces is so natural mixed with the innocence of his age....no wonder he became on of the Gems of Akbar's court!

Tants how could ur write up be complete without ur tadkas...loved shanaz hussainss products and DHL courirer :lol!: 

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Post by riyya6 on 2013-08-15, 09:51

Thumbsup  fantastic tanthya.....

1. I do feel the so called bath scene was nicely done compared to the earlier bedroom scene. That bedroom scene something was def missing.....

2. Good too see both Rajat Tokas & paridi acting as Jodha & Akhbar ..... Both of them somehow grows on you....

3. Tanthya would like to ask u something.... why in certain scenario the one she cover her head (Jodha) (sorry im not sure what they call it), sometimes its just nice, sometimes they covers her face... why is that so....Question 

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Post by Maria J on 2013-08-16, 15:46

hug1 Tants

Awesome post.. 

Was the help provided by Jalal to Jodha's parents like an insult.. I mean they don't have food from her house but can take money and gifts from her husband??

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Re: ILKDM #16 : Sketches !! *Updated*

Post by Tanthya on 2013-08-16, 16:00

Maria J wrote:hug1 Tants

Awesome post.. 

Was the help provided by Jalal to Jodha's parents like an insult.. I mean they don't have food from her house but can take money and gifts from her husband??

hug1 Ria Jaan

Thanks , Hun

It was a climbdown of sorts and a bitter reminder that he is now a vassal to Jalal ..

 That is a Hindu Custom.. wherein you do not have water or food from her house as it is earned by Hubby...  The money and gift was not given to Jodha's parents but to Raja Bharmal for running his kingdome.. that was administrative decision.

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Post by Tanthya on 2013-08-16, 16:05

riyya6 wrote:Thumbsup  fantastic tanthya.....

1. I do feel the so called bath scene was nicely done compared to the earlier bedroom scene. That bedroom scene something was def missing.....

2. Good too see both Rajat Tokas & paridi  acting as Jodha & Akhbar ..... Both of them somehow grows on you....

3. Tanthya would like to ask u something.... why in certain scenario the one she cover her head (Jodha) (sorry im not sure what they call it), sometimes its just nice, sometimes they covers her face... why is that so....Question 

Thanks, Hun ..


Covering of head is mark of respect .. covering the face..is guarding ur privacy ..in ancient times..men weren't allowed to see Paraya women ..lest they get tempted ..so one of the way, the ladies protected themselves was covering themselves..

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Post by sarra0 on 2013-08-18, 20:51

Finally read it.. love it Tants.. it was a good episode and I am enjoying the dialogues both the ones u highlighted as muaw ones and the ones which were corny, i liked them all... the bath scene as u said was tastefully done and Jalal got the smiles and smirks right... it will take jodha a bit longer to realise that his statement of protecting her from everything but himself wat it includes...

Maan Singh can be a great asset, and it's rare for him to have someone who will tell it like it is without a secondary objective and that can be indispensable.

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