Posted: 18 January 2011 at 9:47am | IP Logged
Today's episode was simply awesome because of Geet's Monologue to Brij about how women always have to suffer the atrocities heaped upon them by the society and be expected to keep quiet and tolerate in silence. How if a woman raises her voice or tries to be independent she is either beaten up, killed or labeled immoral. She questions the dubious standards of society and also the hypocrisy shown by it in setting different rules for men and women!! A man can get married umpteen number of times, cheat and make merry!! But if a woman even thinks of a second marriage she's labeled as licentious! She dares him to reveal all as she doesn't have anything to hide!! She is proud to be a woman...a woman who has a man who loves her unconditionally... a woman who has a family that accepts her knowing all about her past!! Not like the family that wanted to kill her and her child!! She is proud to be a mother...a mother who has a companion who is a better father than the real one...who will nurture and cherish the child as his own!!! Maan and Geet are two bodies entwined in one soul and who can never be separated!! This is really the coming of age of Geet and also Maan ki Geet!!!
Why Maan ki Geet ...You might ask....Because he has always been her strength...Be his caustic words in HP or his sarcastic comments in the initial Delhi Office episodes....He has always given her the will to fight back sometimes indirectly and sometimes directly!!! His words have always been at the back of her mind whenever she has made any important decisions in her life....Let me quote some examples to refresh your memories.....
1) First time she answers back to Brij Veerji after she goes missing in the mela...she remembers Maan's words to her that unless she stands up and fights for herself she will have nothing but tears in her life.
2) When she first time realises that Dev has indeed duped her she remembers his words about tears blocking the thinking process.
3) When he saves her from Brij and his Talwar gang...His words to her about fighting injustice and standing up for her rights make her go and get Brij arrested...
4) In Delhi...when she is working in his office and she comes to give her resination...his tunts make her decide to fight back
5) After the Post Kurbaan Hua debacle...when he goes to her house and uses reverse psychology on her and makes her come back to office to fight to clear her name....
And many more such examples....So it isnot wrong on her part when she says that Maan has always helped her and shown her the right path and made her the strong and independent individual that she is....She by herself is very strong but the added push from Maan and his support has made her even stronger. This was the highlight of today's epi...So for this the CVs get a standing ovation from me....
What really keeps me hooked to this show is its non-cliched ways of resolving all situations.....Which female protagonist of any other show would mouth such dialogues in front of the whole world...The courage and bravery shown by this girl is commendabe and needs to be applauded...
As for the rest of the epi....The BriMaan fight was a dud...I'm afraid...It was too one-sided....
...Daadi and Maan's pride in Geet...
...Daadi giving a piece of her mind to NES...again...
...Arjun his grey avatar...and diabolical plotting...
....Sone pe Suhaaga will be if NES falls in the pool and goes back to her mothership
So Overall the epi was very good...So CVs, Actors, Crew Members....
!!!Now some Food for Thought
Yesterday when everyone was talking about the Geet being burnt issue...I
went and googled Honour Killing and I came up with so many hits...that
it was really shocking...
Fathers and Mothers, Brothers and other
kin in the name of Family, Pride and Honour Hack their children to
death....People dump their own flesh and blood in dustbins and other
godforsaken places because its a girl-child....It is really
And here we have a woman who has stood up for her
rights and for her baby's rights and is always struggling to find some
moments of peace and happiness...She gets it too in the form of a man
who loves her for what she is....and what she has done and
overcome....Not all women get such men in their lives but its really
heartening for them to see that there is Hope and their fight is
Truly Geet is kind of an Icon for such women...I
would love it if the CVs took it one step further and made Geet more
financially independent and made her stand on her own two feet...of
course Maan can guide her...but the true fight has to be fought by her
and she shud win...Further they can show Geet working with women who
have suffered the same way and helping them out...This can be shown
parallel to the drama and TRP-drawing tracks....That wud be really
inspiring!!P.S: See I have not commented on the Precap...because I dunnow what's gonna come next ...so why worry when there's no need to..
Edited by panchjun5 - 18 January 2011 at 3:14pm