A love that was never meant to be , A love that was like a summer storm , short, sudden and full of sound, just like a summer storm . The brief spell of Mirza Hakim– Shivani – Tejwant paved the way for the real love to begin , the love story of Jodha -Akbar ! When Mirza Hakim and Shivani were introduced for the first time, one never understood that the track that began without even a whisper would end with such explosion. A explosion that would explode the comfortable world of Jodha and Akbar, shaking their notions leaving them grappling with the aftermath of a love that went wrong.
Jodha and Jalal , both strong headed, stubborn yet diverse individuals .If Jodha believes in relationships, love and justice whereas Jalal believes in justice, administration, conquest and lineage nonetheless there is a commonality between them , both are staunch supporters of their family, defending them to the utmost, selfless enough to place the welfare of the near and dear above their own , a belief in righteousness, of doing the right thing .Does the vein of commonality end there ? No, There is another binding factor, Jalal and Jodha have no idea , no idea about LOVE ! Yes! Even Jodha who is in touch with her softer emotions is uninformed about love .
The wake up bugle has been sounded for Jalal in the form of Mirza Hakim who has begun to pose questions that are bound to disturb the equanimity of Jalal who had prided on the fact that he has no heart! The questions and assertions of Mirza Hakim has disturbed Jalal beyond doubt, his reactions when he sees Jodha in tears or Jodha looking downcast confuses him, befuddles him. The words of Mirza Hakim speaking about how one can’t bear to see the loved one in tears or hurt echoes in his mind, agitating his fortitude, challenging his claim about having no heart .
As is the norm in such case, Jalal runs from facing the questions fair and square yet the questions haunt him particularly when he spies Jodha near his vicinity. He has successfully stalled facing the truth by plunging headlong into expanding his kingdom, diverting his mind by trying to rouse Mirza Hakim from his gloom. How long can Jalal save himself from the lingering questions , questions that have been shoved into the darkest recess of his mind but not obliterated , questions that will arise like the phantom, coming back to haunt him, demanding acknowledgment, demanding answers , demanding his attention . Jalal will have to face the TRUTH one day and the way to that has been paved today with the unfulfilled love story of Mirza Hakim.
What about Jodha, Will she remain the maiden untouched by love? Uncomprehending of that powerful emotion that can sweep the world of its feet, that can destroy the world in a blink , Jodha’s reaction to Shivani’s elopement seems to imply a woman who does not and cannot grasp the concept of love. Contrast this with her interaction between Jalal and herself. You can see a woman who is hurting, hurting not because her sister eloped essentially shaming the house of Amer and the house of Mughals but hurting because the man she has married is being perfectly polite and courteous . Jalal who used to rile up Jodha , taunt Jodha has turned into a respectful but distant stranger. Jodha who used to be incensed with his taunts now craves for them , unbeknownst to her the taunting spree had established a bond, a relationship between them,
Jodha who had considered her wedding as a political expediency has had a change in her mindset, the marriage of convenience has turned into a relationship, a partnership as such when there is a withdrawal from the partner, the heart cries not knowing the reason for tears yet feeling the pain . Jodha has not pondered on her tumultuous feelings, has not reflected as to why a man’s inattention hurts her so, moreover a man who she has professed to despise and not love.
What will be Jodha’s wakeup call?The return of Shivani or Shivani’s impassioned plea for saving Tejwant or will it be that ever dependable ‘J’ Factor? Will the news of Jalal marrying Benazir prove to be the watershed moment when Jodha finally realizes her feelings. Jodha Akbar is poised for interesting growth of their characters, lets watch how these two unwilling couple fall in love, realize it, overcome the obstacles and triumph.