Posted: 22 January 2011 at 11:01am | IP Logged
It's always interesting for me to see people take out the list of naively mean actions committed by Roops and pose that as a reason for why she 'deserves' or doesn't deserve something...if Dutta, a murderer, can attain redemption and a shot at beautiful things in life (Nakku), why not her?
Why does she suddenly become evil, irredeemable and undeserving of second chances? And clearly so when she has so many times shown that she does
have a conscience. We're always game for appreciating Dutta's complexity, but can't see the layers Roops has?
This revelation is just alien to me...that there are more dimensions being inferred with regards to Madhu's character than Roops', just because the former is 'caring' and 'good' and 'deserving'...
Madhu...I have nothing to say about her character because she is just plain, wallpaper boring. She brings nothing new to the show and only sticks out like a sore thumb because of the awkward way in which she addresses and acts among our canvas of characters. Her character introduction is hands down the worst of all entries in LTL till date...blame it on the writers if you will, but that doesn't change the fact that she is an inconvenient snooze fest and mannequin. When they decide to give her more substance and purpose, I'm open to see what they can possibly make of such a case of miscasting and drabness. They haven't till now though, so I'll call a spade a spade and can't pretend to imagine the supposedly amazing depth to her.
As it is, Madhu is far, far, far secondary in the list of characters who need screentime in order to develop their grief re: Dutta. If there's anyone who absolutely and unquestionably deserves it, it is Baaji Rao. So there again, I can't lobby for such a frivolous character to get footage when someone like Baaji, with the intensity and emotions that he has, is being sidelined.
And lastly, as far as the drunk-dinner scene is concerned, call me stingy in giving credit but the way I see it, MR single-handedly turned that scene to gold. He is the one who elevated Madhu's character just by association. If Dutta shared his inner-thoughts with Madhu that night, it was only because a) he was completely and entirely drunk b) she was a stranger and he didn't know her enough to evaluate the repercussions of such an admission on her. If Roops had been in her place, maybe he would have lovingly talked to her, but he never would have said all of those things because he would think it too copious to unload on his baby sister. That doesn't mean that Roops is unworthy or somehow incomplete for Dutta...it just takes into account their previous relationship. Something which Dutta and Madhu don't have.
Edited by make-believe - 22 January 2011 at 11:03am