#DeepCut : In the finale of Made in Heaven, Nutan Yadav is being forced into marrying Vishal Singh for her father's political gains. But we know that the wedding planners are conspiring to bring Nutan out of this pit and unite her with her lover. At a wedding party where Nutan is rescued, let’s take a look at how, through cuts and staging, director Alankrita Shrivastava (@alankrita601 ) not just foreshadows Nutan's rescue, but also makes a comment on the hypocrisy of those in power.
The party is absorbed in a Qawwali performance that says
"Aye Ri Sakhi More Piya Ghar Aaye
Bhaag Lage Iss Aangan Ko"
(look friend, my lover arrives at home, many blessings be made to this courtyard)
The irony is that a marriage that is a forced compromise at its roots, is celebrated through a song that talks about a lover's arrival and the blessings it brings. The hypocrisy is that here they are, the masters of submission, staking their claim over even the radical, romantic spirit of qawwali in their fake social celebration. Alankrita cuts from this stage (shot 2) to Nutan dressing herself in front of the mirror (shot 3) and the audio of the song is also cut to a distant undertone - it is Nutan whose lover is about to arrive, the song belongs to her, and the cut of the audio here in Nutan's shot makes it seem like what is a loud social celebration of theirs, is actually an inherent spirit of hope within her heart.
In shot 4, Nutan arrives into the party, and the qawwali sings now, in full blooming audio
"Main Toh Khadi Thi, Aas Lagaaye,
Kaajal Bindiya, Kangana Sajaaye"
As she is regaining confidence, her deep wishes are expressed in the strains of the song that now declares her state loudly, and the spirit of qawwali, that was earlier a shallow celebration, finds its rightful owner now in this shot - someone who yearns and cherishes, just like the song, unlike those around her. Soon she will be rescued and the tyrants will be broken, but the song and the staging was stating that all along.
In association with @fablesoffilm
#IndiaFilmProject @madeinheaventv @primevideoin - 15 hours ago