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#DeepCut: By turning the Inspector away from her home and thus protecting Varun from the police, Pakhi finally confirms that she's willing for conversation with Varun, if not forgiveness just yet. Varun walks into her room, and sits down as they begin the first calm interaction in this second life of their relationship. In this tender moment, editing and music shine gorgeously.
As Varun sits beside Pakhi, there is still the last bit of awkwardness between them. So we view each of them in separate close-ups from the other's point-of-view. In the background, strings buzz with compassion, and notes of a Clarinet and Piano intersect with each other, like Pakhi and Varun themselves. Recognising the willingness in Pakhi, Varun reveals his true self by revealing his true name to her - Aatmanand Tripathi. This smashes the awkwardness and breaks in a smile on their faces - the music flows into an individual cello theme here.
We get a wonderful little moment of editing at this point. Motwane and editor Dipika Kalra recognise this point as a final union between Pakhi and Varun, and cut to this long shot of them smiling at each other, as if it were the potrait of a happy couple, only marred by the shadows and the drab colors in this shot, like the shades of tragedy that this relationship has faced. Perhaps this is also a throwback to that happier, sunnier potrait of them that we had seen photographed in the first half. In the background, music swells into a unified, sweet strings theme, celebrating this little moment of bliss.
But, after a few jokes, Varun informs her that he'll leave that very night. We instantly cut back to the separate point-of-view close-ups, snapped away from that long shot, that little moment of bliss. As Pakhi loses spirit again, the music withers away. As she finds herself hauled down from that stage of joy back into a void, tears break in her eyes. Unsure of even the nature of her tears, she turns her face away.
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