Originally posted by sowmya_jairam
@Koolsadhu. I visit PR forum to read your commentary daily and feel that it is one of few analytical posts devoid of blind fanaticism. I have not watched a single episode of PR to date, and I have no plans of watching one. But I love reading your commentary, so please continue your daily posts.My dear am extremely flattered that someone reads my commentary without seeing the soap . THANK YOU .
Actually, it's my pleasure.
Coming to PR itself, I havent watched the episodes and all of it is what I understand from the commentary and written updates, so correct me if I am wrong but my biggest gripe is about Dharmesh. His was such a real character, not conventionally handsome or hero material, but having a commanding presence and immense self-confidence. That was probably the reason a conventionally beautiful girl like Vaishali fell for him. And the character is so real- he is a practical, no-nonsense business man who has his principles, morally right or wrong, firmly in place; but also good with his relationships. Obviously, real and even powerful businessmen are not all good-looking or even good. The character sketch seemed to have taken a sudden turn when the creatives decided to make him a manipulative bigamist, making him a villain from an anti-hero. My question is this-Excellent description of Dharmesh .
anybody who is/was against the leads be taught a lesson? i too dont get it Sowmya. Not just that ........the way to do it is by making the ones who cross the leads POOR . Where does this happen in real life ? For instance now they will show Dharmu losing his money and becoming a bhikaari . WHY ? Why shud everyones MONEY be taken away ? Cudnt Ajit come to his senses remaining rich only ? Cannot Dharmu realise his mistake staying rich ?Cannot Manav become rich and his equal WITHOUT Dharmu losing his money ?
I agree. Why should everybody be poor in the name of good? Are rich people not good? Is becoming poor a synonym or requirement for being good. It's so much more interesting if Manav also rises in his profession, D and M are business rivals, have different policies, but at the end of the day, they have mutual respect for each other. Not outward mind you, but accepting in private that they dont understand each other, but respect that each has risen irrespective of/ due to their ideals. Or even if D has to lose, I would much rather see him losing due to Manav being a better businessman who wins over people with his goodness, than M automatically winning because D is "evil".
anybody who questions the leads be the villains so that the leads can say that their detractors are just evil?Aptly put .
the leads always
be right? And why should they be right by making others wrong? And why should other characters have bigger and bigger flaws so that the lead's flaws is overshadowed?Coz the leads r PATHETIC . They have nO scope of rising unless others r diminished is hwat CVS think .
The characters in PR and in general, Hindi serials are so one-dimensional and stereotypical, and nothing I haven't seen in a hundred serials before; and frankly, I find them boring. This guy, Dharmesh was a non-stereotypical, non-conventional, multi-dimensional character; and they butchered him just to show that anybody who fights the leads are intrinsically wrong. His cutting salaries of workers maybe cruel, but is understable particularly in times of recession. Even blaming an innocent man who pissed him off for a crime he did not commit could be explained due to his innate business sense and need to protect his own hide. And he cannot be blamed for trying to separate the leads when her own family did not support them-it can be explained that he was trying to protect his SIL. But with the bigamy and the purposeful mainpulations, the character went too far. And I think I will miss this character the most in PR.That is exactly the way I defended Dharmesh in my commentary ............I had NOT sided with Archu for slapping him , I had found it uncalled for and not appropriate considering her relation with him .I stopped defending him when he was shown a blatant BIGAMIST . I COULDN"T defend him anymore then , the CVS just butchered him ! A real character , a realistic marraige.Dharmu Vaishu was razed to the ground by CVS . What is there to defend now? The next step , without telling is making him POOR . And thats why I asked which IDIOT is writing this script .
I think the creatives are banking too much on the leads popularity and personal lives to keep PR going, without caring about the story or characters, even the leads. Unfortunately, this doesnt work in the long run. Popularity in TV world is a very fickle thing, and everyday new shows with new leads start that becomes the next big thing. You hardly see any of the actors being repeated in a lead role. The best way to tell a story is to focus on the story and the characters, but the CVs are taking the easy way out.