A daughter is mother’s most treasured possession. A mother’s inborn instinct to protect her child is the most primitive of urges of survival. The truth surrounding Vikram Thakur’s past has shattered the strong bond of Sugni’s and Gulabiya’s relation. It caused a rift of doubts, uncertainty and trust. It led Sugni to question her mother’s intentions of disapproving her marriage to Vikram Thakur. It raised a barrier of disbelief even as Sugni gave an ultimatum to Gulabiya to decide if she wanted to be part of her kanyadan at her wedding. It ripped apart the loving, caring and trusting relationship of a mother and daughter.
A rift that Vikram Thakur is playing to his advantage, a rift that is giving Vikram Thakur the leverage of fencing off Gulabiya and proving her wrong in Sugni’s eyes. A planned act of manipulation that Vikram Thakur is playing to the hilt, until he gets married to Sugni. He would use any means to get his love and this is the first layer of his gray shade coming to the fore. He is a man in love who does not want to lose control over the situation and his love.
Love has blinded Sugni and made her oblivious to the little tell tale signs of impending doom. Even as Gulabiya cautions Sugni and implores her to listen, even as Aditya forewarns her to keep her feet grounded, Sugni is completely caught up in the idea of being in love than actually being in love with Vikram Thakur. Her respect and blind faith in Vikram Thakur has taken over her senses of listening and reasoning. Yet, for Sugni, her self respect is more important than anything else, and she would, true to her mother and her upbringing would not marry Vikram Thakur, once the truth is thrown in her face.
Vikram Thakur’s and Gulabiya’s face off, as the truth unfolded was as heated as the scorching desert. If a mother is questioning the future of her daughter’s life, a lover is calmly explaining that he would never let go of his love despite having a wife. If a mother is fighting for her daughter’s self respect, a lover is arrogant enough to get his love by fair means or foul.
“A single lie destroys a whole reputation for integrity.” ~ Baltasar Gracian
Truth and lie – two faces of a coin. There is no two ways of hiding the truth or skirting around a lie. Any form you dress a lie, it leaves all open to hurt and heartache once the truth is cracked open. And this very skeleton of a truth is what will rip apart the families. It will break Sugni to a point of death, as her dreams of a rainbow start fading away. It will shroud Gulabiya’s heart with anguish and pain as she sees her daughter’s belief in love and trust shatter. It will cause ripples in the life of Aditya and Amruta, as the consequences of Reva Thakurayan being alive comes to light.
All it took was that one truth, that one lie and that one skeleton to rock the cradle of love, hope, faith and shatter the dreams and aspirations of every single person of the families involved. It would be heart wrenching to see Sugni go through so much pain and anguish as the truth unravels in front of her. Would she still decide to marry Vikram Thakur knowing the truth? And what would Vikram Thakur decide to do, if Sugni refuses to marry him? The story is interestingly poised with a lot more secrets to be revealed.
Gulki was fabulous as the girl in love, accusing her mother and going as far as breaking her ties for her love. Gulabiya, as the desperate mother trying to save her daughter from heartache and anguish is superlative. Vikram Thakur as the desperate lover of Sugni and husband of Reva, is exemplary in his cool and calm demeanor.
Great execution and direction with brilliant performances!