Thanks for the commentary Kool. Manav is the best "receiver" in the whole world. He "receives" advice/suggestions and carries them out impeccably and does nothing more or less than the message received. In that way, he's more like a machine, I think. Wish he starts thinking on his own. That being said, I liked it that he heeded Damodar's advice and proceeded to "help" Savita in his bumbling way. Would have loved it if he had called his parents for the holi festivities first without prompting from Archana. He
needs to start thinking
for a change. Savita being overwhelmed on the first day of business is understandable---she doesnt know yet what she's gotten into, only the why. I hope she does understand and continues her food stall--that can only be healthy. No comments about the romance---I find very few romantic scenes made the right way-without being cliche' or
making the viewer feel like an outsider watching a private moment. I'm more of a playful-romance kind of person
But romance is good--the couple has finally got some time to themselves without anyone sharing their small kholi. So they should make full use of this oppurtunity. Who knows when some relative is going to crash their "private" party
About Manju being the sole breadwinner in K household---both Vinod and Vaishali need to start looking for work ASAP. That is a big household to be running on a single person's earning, especially when that person is so bitter about sharing their earnings. Like you said, what is Vinod doing daily if he's not working. Hope he is looking
Finally, a lot of people have said in a lot of different ways their opinions on the Savita-manav issue, including me. Since that was the highlight of today's episode again, I'll finish with my comments on it. I will comment only on Manav and not anybody else, since Archana is not to blame in this situation and I can see myself in Manav's place, so I understand his position but cannot agree with his actions. My problem with Manav is that he's not trying sincerely to get back on good terms with his mother. I absolutely believe in independence and a person living his/her life the way they want. But one should make sure the important people in their lives are still a part of this independence. Basically, it's saying that "I will live my life the way I want to, I will make the decisions in my life, but you are important to me and I still want you to be a part of my life always" This is what Manav is not
doing. He's living the life he wants-completely and absolutely the right thing to do. Maybe
he does want his parents to be a part of this world he has created, but he's not making an effort to include them in his world. I will
agree that he is
making an effort when
he continues to hound his mother daily, in person or over the phone, telling her to talk to him, that he wants her to be a part of his life with Archana. He should have done that from the moment he could have a private/semi-private conversation and he had a roof over his head--not when he was in in-laws place, but some time after he moved into his kholi. He should have called her daily, visited her as often as he could--not just when she's sick or when he meets her incidentally in a public place. He's not doing that. Once he does that, I will give him full credit for trying. Now I know that it may not be enough, that Savita may still not budge. But if Manav does make total effort on his part, I will give him full credit and advocate his side. The situation may not be resolved, but according to me, Manav will not be wrong if he makes complete effort. Savita will be wrong in being stubborn then. But right now, Manav is wrong for me since he's not trying enough to bridge the gap both mother and son have created. If Manav wants his mother to be a part of his life, he should make his best efforts to make it happen.
If she continues to be stubborn, ignore her and move on with your life. If she needs your help and if you
can/want to help her, do it and move away again.
If Manav doesnt want
Savita in his life, again
ignore her and move on with your life. If she needs your help and if you can/want to help her, do it and move away again. It's as simple as that.