Friday, December 30, 2016
Jeetu in Blue
Jeetu Pahalwan vs Ashish Pahalwan
As the YouTube video description informs us, Ashish is a promising young wrestler, and he poses a real challenge for Jeetu. At times, both seem concerned less with gaining ground than with maintaining control over the other guy, mostly through a constant state of imbalance. The drive to control almost for the sake of control alone keeps both pahalwans on their toes. There are stretches of gridlock interrupted by frantic, flailing motion, nearly in time with the cascading beat of the dhol drums. Ultimately, the dead-heat match is extended; then Jeetu takes full ownership of his opponent.