This was a...unusual episode, even by Thendral standards.
Like I mentioned beforehand, my sympathies towards Charu has grown a thousand fold. And I sincerely hope it is not a dream, so that this serial can resume it's fast pace.
It's one thing to be betrayed. It's another thing to be totally blind sided and stabbed in the back by a person you placed a lot of hope in. She looked devastated and quite frankly, she had every right to do what TA's mommy had done (to Thuls in the college) to TA. She could have humiliated TA in front of everyone and made a scene. But she didn't. And that is what is really bothering me, the kindness of her character. The fact that she was able to accept this BIG blow, and still walk away with tears, was nearly bringing me to tears.
I have never been a fan of Charu. I have always thought of her to be too innocent and too trustful. However, after today's episode, I have a brand new respect for her.
If she wants to turn into a villi, then by all means go ahead. TA and by extension his whole family and Thuls, all ganged up and literally ruined her life. She fasted for TA, she got him bail and she always supported him. Hell, she nearly threw away her adopted family for him!
But TA isn't the only one to blame, his mother also shares that responsibility. She was the one who encouraged Charu to grow her budding feelings for TA. TA's mommy (against the advice of her elder son, Puvi) insisted that the marriage be moved up. She is now the reason why Charu has no groom with the marriage deadline fast approaching. The invitations are printed, menu is chosen and pariharam is done. Everyone knows she was engaged to TA. Now Charu's family (not TA's) has to explain why the marriage is getting called off.
They have every right to curse TA. All they wanted was for their only daughter to be happy. They forgave all of TA's faults for their daughter's happiness. In turn, TA has only caused them pain and has left their daughter with something even worse, a broken heart.
I admit, I am a T&T fan. Always have been, and probably always will. But that doesn't mean I am immune to their faults. As many of you have said, Thuls and TA rushed into this marriage. It was more of a "we have to do it" situation, rather than a "we want to do it". I don't agree with Thuls's choice. I have never been fond of rash decisions that Thuls makes and stubbornly clings onto. But what is done is done, and there is no way TA is going to untie the thali just because his mom says so.
But a little part of me still believes that Thuls will not set foot inside TA's house, yet. His mommy will chase her out.
I can not wait to see the looks on Puvi and Sudha's faces, especially the latter. She was the one who (despite her differences with TA's mommy) clearly advised her MIL, that TA had more to him then he let on. Sudha repeatedly warned TA's mom, and was spurned (and subtly insulted) each and every time. No wonder Sudha does not get along with her mother-in-law. Lavanya would be less then pleased to see T&T. After all, Thuls promised to leave TA alone. But it all really comes down to the moment where TA, Thuls or anyone else breaks the truth to her; it was her mom that was literally the root cause of T&T's marriage.
I hope Vel comes back soon. I miss him.
On a totally separate observation; Chandru is Mr.Awesome.
He's level headed, cool and isn't afraid to speak his mind. In fact, he has all the qualities that I had previously admired in TA. Chandru is loyal, fair and acts as a true leader. If he has to protect his fellow students, so be it. If he has to confront a raging mad lady sprouting vile nonsense, so be it. If it means helping two people marry, so be it. He is a great character and I really wish that his character will continue to show up more and more in this serial. I also wish that his character doesn't face the annihilation that TA's character went through.
Personally, I think Nitish is still going to marry Lavanya. Then he is going to torture her, and get revenge for the shame caused by TA. This will cause TA more pain and cause more guilt for Thuls. And then they'll drag the serial for a few episodes.
I hope they don't follow this track (as all other mega serials) and start a new trend. Like T&T's wedding, no one expected it but it happened anyway. Even if I didn't like how the marriage happened; it was still somewhat out of the norm (female's family supporting, male's family against) and unique. I hope the director thinks of new twists and turns. I also hope he spends less time dragging.
Oh, and did anyone notice that both Chandru and Deepa were wearing blue?
Is this some sort of clue for the future or just a coincidence? What do
you guys think? (Personally, I'm hoping he does stuff the traditional
way, and DOES NOT repeat what T&T have done.)
This is all from me(
), good night guys or good morning (depending on what time it is)!
P.S Can't wait to see the reactions of Padma and Anand!
Edited by autumnsconcerto - 01 September 2010 at 10:03pm