Posted: 06 January 2011 at 12:10pm | IP Logged
I started to watch this serial only because of MR and his portrayal of the character of DuttaBhao. I have no interest in the other characters at all except for Baaji. ( Especially am not at all interested in the lead female protagonist on whom this series is based on). It was only for MR that I watched this show till the JMM track, then I quit because I as a viewer wanted the FR to happen during the JMM track-storytelling wise it would have made more sense but once I watched the scene where the reflected Fair n lovely N discussion to reveal her truth, in that scene something was off-, I seriously absolutely lost interest. However, it was only and only DuttaBhao that kept my interest lingering. Its suffice to say that certain actors are born to play certain roles, and MR was born to play DuttaBhau. Everything in his portrayal of DuttaBhau, from his subtle gestures, to his sliences, from his movement to his dialogue delivery showed the desperation of this immensely flawed character who had no control over his destiny, his kismet etc. AND bigtime credit should be given to MR for keeping his character consistent throughout, even when his character had dumb things to say and do, he kept his character dignified, and tried to keep true to his performance. I'd like to Thank him for not making or portraying DuttaBhao in a mediocore way with a kuch bhi chalega mentality, instead as an actor he strived for excellence and his efforts should be commended!!
Its ok for me to have his end come the way it has come. (if this is indeed his end). When one thinks about it, DuttaB was a killer, he was tormented by his demons, characterization wise he will always be haunted by his demons. Its ok for him to go because in this life he will never find his peace. I am alright with his end, ( if this is his end). As a creative actor i am certain MR doesn't want to come to the set to just be a prop piece while his sister and his wife play tug of war over him...????
What the producers of this show should not do is go the atrocious dehumanizing Ekta way and have another actor play DuttaBhao. MR is Dutta!!!! That is true and final!!! AND if they think this story is of Nakusha the apsara, so let it be, let them deal with which way they want to take this story, because I for one am not interested at all in watching "Nakusha and her story". I associate LTL with DUTTA (and Baaji), (not Nakusha), I say this because the character of DUTTA and MR"s portrayal of Dutta has made an impact on me as a viewer.
I think in the beginning the producers had a real good concept and story to tell (the issue of human traffiking, but they sidelined all that, if they had continued on a consistent path to tell their story, now that could have been some intense action packed television there).
Finally, I would like to wish MR all the best in his next and future endeavors, I hope he does break the nepotism entrenched Bollywood cycle of starsons, relatives, friends, etc. because it is long overdue that some new talented faces grace the Indian big screen. WE need to hear and see new different and talented voices who have a new and different story to tell about the human experience rather than have photocopied and frame to frame copy of American films sold as a Bollywood film.
PS: I'd like to give credit and say Thank You to the creators of the character of DuttaBhao, and the writer, director, the editor, the sound engineer during that first few months of the show when DUtta was introduced, this was one of the best Indian tv I have seen. ALso, credit goes to the set designer, the Patil house set is awesome and (not mediocore)!!!
Edited by EcliPSe_2010 - 07 January 2011 at 12:12pm