There have been many posts of late blaming Archana for being foolish, for being weak , for not trusting Manav etc. Hence a few words in her defence. 1. She is a semi-educated girl with a limited social life apart from her family. All this while she has been guided by them . So how can she suddenly start thinking for herself and get a broader view point? 2. Manav was in love with her . We know it as independent observers. But he is not the most expressive of lovers and rather shy , so naturally she took her time to warm up. She did warm up to his family to a certain level and tried her best to adjust and perform her duties inspite of Savita aai's treatment . She did try to adjust rather than confront , keep peace rather than fight . 3. Manav did try to go and speak to her and at a certain level she did try to respond , listen to her heart and defend him . But for each time Manav tried to make up, why are we forgetting Savita aai's schemes and plots and vicious behaviour which effectively nullified whatever manav tried to do. She even used his name to extract the mangalasutra etc. Purely from the viewpoint of what they saw , do you really blame Archana and her family to try and keep away even if they admitted at some level that Manav may not be all that bad?
4. Did not Savita Aai join Manjusha in her schemes and really wanted to separate them? Can any one forget the kind of abusive language she used time and again for Archana? When things were going good for her family, did she not gloat over the success of her evil scheme even in front of Bappa?
5. Yes, she has lost her son but dont you think that at some level, she is also responsible for this?
6. How can Manav ( and his family members) always get away with being naive and ignorant about Savita's activities. In their case their ignorance can be an excuse for hating Archana then why are we not giving the same benefit of doubt to Archana? How the hell is she supposed to know that Manav is not in league completely with his mother?
So why is everyone blaming Archana always . Then manav is equally foolish and blame-worthy.
Dont say Poor Manav or Poor Archana. Say Poor viewers for bearing all this confusion.
Edited by vishwap - 29 December 2009 at 4:30am