Originally posted by Madmadgirl
Awww Sathya - I love the analogy!
Even if I do not agree wholeheartedly with the roles, I do love and agree that in the way Krishna and Arjun together were a good team so too are our beloved jodi.
I guess where I disagree is that fundamentally, without Krishna, Arjun would never have enabled that truth and righteousness prevail.....and essentially be victorious in their Mahabharat.....
The problem I have with Kand P is
what exactly is P's fight about? What is her stand for truth and righteousness about? What is her motivation?
Is truth and righteousness for P living a happy and settled life with her husband who finally works and carries his weight, having finally listened to his wife and bettered himself???
But then this fight could go on forever....and indeed isnt this fight simply called living for most of us? Most of us may be in relationships where we have these expectations of ourself and our partner but spend our lives trying to to achieve some level of nirvana.....dont we?
As women, we must surely possess an innate gene that allows us to compromise with circumstances - but the single biggest compromise for any human being must be falling in love, because for the first time it isnt all about you - there is someone else you want to consider, someone else's feelings other than your own that may not just matter,but matter more than your own.
I accept that K has fallen in love with P and actually has rather a lot to be proud of - after all he has netted a pretty, educated, so called sherni of a wife, who he knows is capable in all ways - great catch!
What did P get? Whatever it is it is far shorter than what she had expected, but despite having acepted it she struggles to make it good.......indeed does P actually even really love K or does she simply appreciate some of the good in him, which primarily is his loyalty to her, his dependability???
I actually find P a more complex character than K - and that is because I dont know what she actually wants out of life.....what K wants is so much more simple, but unless P works out exactly what she wants by way of a future, I see this Arjun telling her charioteer Krishna he's doing a rubbish job and then, far from accepting K's guidance and help, she will have no faith in his handling at all and take the reins herself.......
dyou get ma drift???
sorry for the rambling post - I am no way near as eloquent or succinct - this stuff just came into ma head and I typed it!
Would be interesting to hear your views nevertheless!
I always thought Pratigya's character sketch was simple that she is a champion for truth and justice...To me till now, she has always put that before any relationship besides her own family...I think it has been far more clearer for me her purpose...For me, it is not the complexity which is the issue, it is the confusion by the CVs part to show an all empowering strong woman but a typical serial bahu....They are afraid to admit that lead females can have flaws and are human...For me they have failed to balance the two by not making Pratigya reflect and learn from her mistakes...
What is more complex for me is the relationship between the two....I dont know what they want to show in that or what we are meant to learn from it...