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Maan, the Shrewd Administrator
knows what has to be done to make Annie see the truth. He established a
clear-cut, easily understood and graphically represented means to
acquaint her with the truth. At the end, there is no confusion about who
has done what, who is accountable for what happened, who is the real
victim and who, the perpetrator of crime. I liked the ingenious way of
using a favorite childhood game to not only remind her of the trust she
has on him, but also to make her realize the amount of trust Geet had on
Dev before getting duped by him. This way of acquainting her with the
truth will also make her understand the true depth of what a victim like
Geet must have gone through. Simply brilliant. His planning, innovation
and organization skills are exemplary.
Delegation is a skill of
which we have all heard - but which few understand.The objective of
delegation is to get the job done by someone else. Not just the simple
tasks of reading instructions and turning a lever, but also the decision
making and changes which depend upon new information. To enable someone
else to do the job for you, you must ensure that:
* they know what you want
* they have the authority to achieve it
* they know how to do it.
all depend upon communicating clearly the nature of the task, the
extent of their discretion, and the sources of relevant information and
knowledge. Why am I talking about delegation here? I do so because today
I have witnessed a perfect example of how well Maan has delegated to
Annie and the rest of the office team, the task of bringing back the
cheer to Geet. Like a true executive, he stays in the background, yet
monitors the successful execution of this task.
When it comes to
Arjun, even if Maan gives in to appease Geet, he doesn't allow this to
distract him from underestimating his adversary. His commitment to Geet
impels him to go that extra mile in accommodating Arjun as the wedding
planner. But, this does not alter the assessment of his opponent, and
hence, he gives Arjun a fair warning in stating that he still does not
trust him. It implies that he will be always watching.
Innovation, Organization, Delegation, Commitment, Assessment - All of
these are skills and traits of a successful administrator, which can be
adapted by real life managers as well.
Howmuchever you say about
this man, it is never enough. I admit that he has his share of faults,
but he also possesses characteristics that we only dream about seeing in
ourselves or those we know. Even with all his faults, I will wish for
the presence of a Maan Singh Khuraana in my life and in the lives of
those I love.
Geet, the Unpretentious Pawn
history gives her lessons that every Geet need not be a Brij and every
Maan need not be a Dev. She applies the same logic, and is not willing
to judge Nayantara's brother by the acts of Nayantara. She is an
innocent, naive, and gullible person. She either forgets or does not
realize that the same logic may always not hold good for every
situation. In the end, she may win over Arjun to their side through her
simplicity and sincerity or she may once again fall victim to a trust
misplaced. Whatever the outcome may be, she has once again become an
unwilling pawn in a clash of titans.
Arjun, the Artful Dodger
is so difficult to gauge the depths of this character. If you for a
moment ignore the promos and articles that indicate his malicious
intents, what we have been presented in the show so far is:
a) He is shown to take risks when not necessary; i.e. by going to the fight as a viewer, but ending up as an opponent
b) He teaches NT a lesson about the only point he is aware of; i.e. what an impact suicide will have on near and dear ones
He returned the 25% shares NT has obtained through nefarious means, and
makes sure all cases against her are written off in exchange for a
promise of trouble free future for everyone involved.
d) He responds
to Anwesha's attitude with attitude, but comforts her the moment he
realizes that her fears are genuine - the incident where she gets afraid
of dark in the lift.
e) He rescues Dadi
f) He displays ignorance of who is Anwesha's brother until Maan confronts him.
He provides helpful advise to Geet as an impartial stranger. He by
himself does not ask Geet to be retained as the wedding planner, but
also does not speak against her request to Maan about retaining him as
the wedding planner.
From all the above points, he comes out as a
risk taker in life, who is full of moral integrity and brotherly
affection. But, the promos and the articles point otherwise. They show
him as a person intent on destroying Maan. If that is the case, then he
comes out as a very cunning schemer. His wooden expressions often can
either be a mark of poor acting skills or they may represent an artful
illusion that masks the true intentions and feelings behind.
Annie, the Amenable Sister
blinded by her sisterly affection, does not think much about the
stranger who she feels is responsible for the breakup of her family.But
once the truth is presented to her, she realizes how hasty she has been
in making baseless charges and imparting hurt. At the same time, she
also admires Geet for her silence and maturity. She doesn't lose any
time in offering the apology, and also, she doesn't have any qualms
about taking her brother's advise in involving the office people in
order to make Geet comfortable and happy. In the process, she helped
Geet recognize her family in the same friendly office folks, who have
been with her through thick and thin, who have shared her cares and
worries, and who rejoice in her happiness. Adi, Pinky, Romeo, Pandeyji
and Manisha -> They truly represent her family. The only thing that
irked me was the presence of Tasha in the group. It went on to remind me
that where there are roses, there are also thorns, and that is the way
of life always.
Dadi, the Nonchalant Bystander
for the most part, is a silent witness of what goes on. Often, she
finds herself bound by one emotion or the other. When the situation
seems right for her, she tries to add her input, like she did today by
siding with Geet because she also does not believe in judging a person
based on what someone else has done.
story seemed to have gained some interesting twists and turns. If not
anything else, it is a very good study of characters. I hope it makes
for an interesting watch to see how the situations unfold in future, and
how the interaction between these characters will make for a good
drama. In spite of the lowered TRPs, I am still confident of having my
expectations met. Let us have our fingers crossed and see what happens
Edited by sksg - 22 December 2010 at 1:55pm
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