Today I officially give up any hope for JA. Till today's episode, I kept my hopes alive that despite all forms of NR and all means to milk the TRPs, EK would not actually play around with history. But today, she proved me wrong, totally wrong! Today she proved that to a business house, all that matters at the end of the day is PROFIT and neither history nor viewer sentiments hold any value.
What a mockery of viewers' emotions and sentiments! When the whole world knows that Hussein died first, how can the CVs show the opposite?
Just so that they can drag this track on and on?
Just so that they can show Jodha crying over the fact that despite giving birth to twins, today she is bereft of both - having given one away and lost the other?
Just so that the CVs can show Ruq gloating that her son is now the waaris and she the future MUZ?
Just so that the CVs can show Zeenat gloating that she was able to kill the waaris so easily despite JJ's constant attendance on him?
More than anything else, the track seems designed to GLORIFY Ruq to the extent that Ekta wants to make her the MUZ, at least temporarily. If Ekta has her way, most likely Hussein will never die and will go on to become the next emperor and RUq the next Queen Mother. Truly, this show is now ALL FICTION and nothing but FICTION.
On a smaller scale, Mahesh Das was shown to be a buffoon who didn't know one note from another. Sheer abysmal depths of NR - I was shaking at this mockery of a great artist, as till then I didn't know that worse was in store in the second half of the episode.
The episode opened with Jalal walking with Mahesh Das in the garden and asking the latter if he was nervous about the switchover in court that day. Mahesh Das, in his inimitable style, narrated a joke about a "great singer" who was requested by his patron king to sing the same song again and again. Apparently, the king used to ask for an encore because he could not understand the song, while the singer felt flattered by the repeated requests for an encore.
Jalal was pleased by Mahesh Das' ability to laugh in any situation.
More banter followed between Mahesh Das and Tansen, as they proceeded to the DEK for a special "mehfil" organized for the occasion. Interestingly, a sub-plot is running between Tansen and a "courtesan" (?) since the last episode. This courtesan helpfully shared the joke Mahesh Das had narrated to the king that morning with Tansen, who happily shared the same with the mehfil, much to Jalal's surprise and Mahesh Das' consternation.
When his turn came, Mahesh Das was reduced to a clown a la Mehmood in Padosan and made to do a ridiculous jig to a kind of rap song, which seemed to leave everyone in splits. If Ekta researched for 2 years, didn't she discover that Mahesh Das was a trained singer-musician and poet laureate who also wrote books?
Jalal was impressed by both. Specially as Tansen admitted that the joke was not his original one, while Mahesh Das had rendered an original song that had connected with the audience and could therefore be considered a form of music. And Mahesh Das admitted that singing was not his forte while it was most modest on the part of Tansen to joke about a singer.
Hasan is Sick
The atmosphere was suitably light when suddenly dark clouds gathered over. Hasan who was in Jodha's arms so far suddenly started to throw up. Ruqaiyya immediately shouted for the Hakima and Jalal was alerted.
The scene shifted to Jodha's hojra, where the Hakima was unable to detect the exact cause of constant vomiting by Hasan. Jodha was concerned, the entire royal family was watching with increasing worry, while Jalal was driven to an emotional rage at the Hakima for being unable to even diagnose the problem. He literally shouted at Man Singh to fetch a battery of hakims to check Hasan.
Ruqaiyya was equally worried in her hojra, as Hussein was being nursed by Zeenat. Hoshiyar informed Ruqaiyya with tears that Hasan's condition was slipping. Hearing this, Ruqaiyya rushed with Hussein in arms to Jodha's side. Zeenat was shown smirking that one child was about to die and soon both of Jalal's kids would be dead and her revenge complete.
Hasan Flings His Life Away
Paridhi was PERFECT as Jodha today. As the mother who is swaying between hope and despair at her son slipping away in front of her eyes, while Hindustan's Shahenshah and his team of hakims could do nothing, except watch helplessly.
She did everything that struck her mind in that darkest of hour. She prayed to her lifeline, her Kanha. As the hakima announced that the breathing was slowing down, she rushed to Jalal's side and pleaded with him to save her son. She took the child in her arms and tried to talk to him. Briefly it registered in her fuzzy mind that something had happened. Jalal tried to inform her but she refused to let him speak the words, as if afraid that if said, the words might turn true. Then slowly she went numb with shock and got cut off from reality.
Jodha carried the child to his jhoola and kept talking to him, asking everyone to be silent as her son could hear her and would soon reply to her. Hamida took the difficult step of breaking the news gently to Jodha that Hasan was no more. Jodha momentarily came to her senses and then passed out.
Jalal, who could take it no more, broke down himself.
Jodha slowly wakes up in her bed and sees the shroud-covered body of her Hasan laid out in front of her. A grief-stricken Jalal is trying hard to control his emotions in front of Jodha to lend her courage. It was such a poignant moment to see Jalal fighting his own emotions so that he could support and console his Jodha.
I so hope to see Jalal being the rock in Jodha's life this time round.
Will Jalal ask Ruq to give Hussein back to Jodha to bring her out of her grief? And will Ruq finally show her true colors by refusing to part with Hussein?
Even today, she was shown to be a wonderfully concerned woman who was the first to call the hakima, was worried stiff about Hasan and equally grieved by his passing away. Will she continue to be painted as the SAINT who could do no wrong? Will Ruq be glorified by the CVs till the end of the show, as an exceptionally noble woman?
If the CVs could turn things upside down today, they can show just about anything in future.Will Zeenat get away with cold-blooded murder of two innocent babies, with none of the hakims suspecting any foul play?
Will we be left banging our heads in despair, as JJ keep getting buffeted by the strong winds of Fate, while the guilty laugh their way to glory?
You all are welcome to share your views, and discuss the episode...
history_geek has updated the historical information related to this track here.>
You can also refer to the historical update of history_geek on the twins of Akbar and MUZ here.>Historical Update - Jodha Akbar - The Twins of Mariam Zamani And Akbar