Posted: 19 January 2011 at 10:39pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by Omshanti1111
He being the stalker, was evident, the day he married Nivedita, fully aware that Sid, his brother loves Nivedita and is marrying Divya, just for keeping Dadaji's wish. When at the same time, Nivedita was doing so much for her cousin Divya, Viren never tried anything for Sid, rather got himself married to Nivi.
I agree with you completely. I LOVE Nivi-Viren jodi to the core and wanted them to be together but what you mentioned above coupled with other things such as listed below has always made me feel uneasy but as a hardcore NivRen fan I tried to suppress and provide positive justifications for Viren's odd actions:
1) Viren appeared to be enjoying himself tad bit too much whlle attempting to make Sid envious. Notice his smirks when he is grasping Nivi's hand while Sid watches them from the terrace, during the haldi rasm and the final confrontation scene ( observe the very brief smirk before he leads Nivi out of the house).
2) He promised Naintara Dadi that he would lose his surname and leave the mansion for Nivi. Well, I've noticed him emphasizing his surname proudly countless number of times and he never attempted to convince Nivi from going back to the Sood mansion after getting married. He readily accepted her decision. Smart guy - he must have known that Nivi being the dutiful / naive girl would go back to the Sood mansion.
3) The relentless PDA/ romancing Nivi in front of the family, espeicially Sid. The karva chauth dinner scene. Viren knows that Sid is still heartbroken & struggling to move on, then why would he continue romancing Nivi before him. I've always gotten the vibe that Viren disliked Sid. Fine, as an open minded individual, Viren accepted Nivi's past and married her but if he truly cared for Sid, he wouldn't keep Nivi in the same house as Sid ( where Sid would see Nivi on a daily basis) and romance her openly beneath Sid's very nose. This clearly showed his insenstivity towards Sid.
I don't deny that Sid did Nivi wrong by not trusting her before and for which he has paid a huge price for by being wedded to Divya!! But his intentions were always visible. He lashed out at Nivi aggressively; he didn't backstab her. But Viren cunningly struck from the shadows -- just like Keshav had forewarned that the Soods first befriend you then stab you from behind.
It brought me to tears when Nivi gets assaulted by the other masked stalker with Viren watching. Why would he allow that to happen? During his entry scene, Viren fought off several goons with just one hand while attempting to pull Nivi up from the bridge and last night he couldn't fight off Nivi!! Instead of having the other stalker hit her, Viren could have opted to just fling her forcefully to the side or something. This makes me question his love for her. Maybe he loves her in his own twisted way but him being the stalker doesn't sit well with me.
Personally, I would have prefered Sid to be the stalker. The man has been driven to the edge and it would make sense if he were seeking revenge from Nivi for sacrificing him for Divya. I know Abhisek Tiwari is still an amature actor but I feel given a chance he would have been able to portray the stalker decently. Right now his potential and character both are being wasted. I feel so sorry for him. He has nothing to do.
As for Viren's bad childhood experience that leads him to act the way he does - well, I sincerely hope that they don't make Sid's character a scapegoat again and hold him responsible for doing something bad to Viren back in the day, which has now morphed Viren into a psycho. Sid's character has been slaughtered enough in order to promote NivRen jodi. I hope they don't ruin it anymore.
These are just my scattered thoughts and opinions. My intention isn't to hurt anyones sentiments and I apologize if I've done so.
Edited by Ashly19 - 20 January 2011 at 1:17am