I'm actually in the mood today to give my own views on this situation. I won't be debating unfortunately, but this is what I feel about this whole situation in these last few weeks.
When this whole Manav-Savita track started, I wrote in my last reply to your commentary (many days back) that I feel sad only for Savita nowadays. I still do, and I feel terrible that she is ill. I was disappointed by Manav then, and even though he has made certain efforts from his side, but they have not fulfilled my expectations. No comments on Archana, and I hate Damo. All these three characters disappointed me, and I had sympathy for Savita only.
But the last one week's episode have brought me to a state where I can't help feeling angry at the CV's for messing up Savita-the mother too. The initial toughness and anger and detachment I understood, but now I don't understand the mother in her. Manav came so many times to beg to her, why is she as a mother not able to forgive him, whereas he said umpteen times that he was wrong and shouldn't have said that he is not her son. A question of self-pride I would have understood and appreciated, but now it is looking more like a case of 'I-will-show-I-can-survive-without-him' thing, which she also said to Damo-- it actually takes away some of my initial feelings. She is ill right now, and he is worried and offering to help in every possible way, as a mother, doesn't she think even once that my son and DIL must be scared cos of my health- again and again Manav spoke to her about it, and asked for forgiveness and wanted to set things right? It is at such a moment that I wanted to see a little 'baddapan' in this character, to forgive her son (even if she doesn't like Archana) for all emotional, practical and logical considerations.
Am I expecting a little too much??? I don't know. But I feel that the CV's have ruined the characterization of Manav, Damo and Archu, and with this stretching of story, they are ruining Savita too. A few days ago, she came across as very real to me. Now it is getting difficult to relate to her. Her understandable anger and grief is slowly turning into insolence. Another way of looking at it is that her mental condition is slowly making her psychotic and unable to think.
Please note, that this is not to defend Manav. He has taken some steps in the right direction- but only melodramatically, not practically. He went and sobbed in front of his Aai, Archana, Baba, expressed his wish to set things right, confessed his feelings, confessed he was wrong and blah blah blah... but didn't do what I wanted him to do--- actions speak louder than words, and even though Sushant Singh Rajput speaks volumes with his silent tears, yet I expect more from him.
Regarding the vada pav thing of today... I found it cute actually that he tried to help his Mom, but dude, what is all this for... ek baar mein mamla settle karo yaar... short term measures are of no use... do something concrete.