Posted: 24 January 2011 at 12:07am | IP Logged
Okay, here is something we've not commented on much, but on viewing, is really glaring: Purushottam's character.
At the start of the serial, he was one of the unwilling accomplices, but accomplice, nonetheless, to the Savratkar murder and the plot to have Neeraj impregnate Sandhya for Yuvraj. When Sandhya found that out and confronted him, among others, he made some excuses for why they did what they did.
After Neerdhya's escape, he accompanied them everywhere like a total lemming, and frankly, it was tough to tell which side he was on. At one point, when he left them, Prabhavati asked that he be shadowed and dealt w/ if he did anything. He left, and on Karva chauth, instead of staying away from her, turned up.
After that, when Yuvraj was in lock-up, all he could do was beg the police to allow Yuvraj a luxury hospital. After Vrinda entered the house, he could see plainly what she was doing, but nowadays, just sits by & watches. He neither takes her side, as Sunita initially did when she found out, nor does he oppose her. Sometimes, he pops up like a jack-in-the-box, like when he did to stop Vrinda from having to pour alcohol over the Savratkar portrait, but other than that, he lets anybody do anything - Yuvraj torture DK, Prabha torture Sarla, etc.
So is he a villain, or just a victim of Prabhavati's success? Only justification I can think of is that everything is in her name, but if that's the case, why not divorce her and leave that place, leaving everything to her, Pankaj & DK? When Sarla confronted him on DK's disappearance, she described him as a eunuch, and Vrinda later on told Sunita that he was complicit by his silence. Sunita in turn defended him, telling her that Neeraj too was initally willing to deceive her. Only difference - Neeraj stopped doing it after the first time & supported Sandhya from then on, whereas Purushottam so far hasn't disowned Prabhavati, Yuvraj, Pankaj nor DK. And speaking of which, Sunita too is now squarely on the side of her family.
At the end of this, do you think Purushottam deserves to be punished or not? And if so, to what extent? Should he be jailed w/ Prabhavati, DK, Pankaj & Yuvraj, or stay loose? Should he get back his property once they are jailed, or is there the danger that he'll use it to try and get them bailed? And if he is still loose, should Neeraj & Sandhya forgive him and go back to him, or should they stay away from him and start their own life elsewhere? How about Sarla & Sunita? Should Sarla be jailed for defaming Gayatri's daughter Priya? Should Sunita be jailed if she does anything for the Jagirdars?
Use this thread to discuss what you think should happen to the Jagirdars in general, but Purushottam & Sarla in particular.