Originally posted by rajsri
For Dev, I really saw the whole fire incident a couple of times and my reading of the scene was that he was not hesitant, but surprised... the first time he went in he did not see Rads ... however, the whole thing was shot badly if different people are interpreting it so differently ... also, i did not like chenu holding his dad back ... chenu is a big boy and a brother and should have gone in to save Rads ... they could have shown him falling down as he ran to save her and mansa held back by his wife and daughter ... all in all, not shown well at all ... if people are interpreting him as being hesitant, that is almost an anti hero
Sorry for jumping in here. Rajsri, TV serials go throiugh phases and the recently launched shows in almost all the channels have flawed male leads...or to some extent the leads that are to some extent anti-heroes...mostly due to some personal reason. The way they are depicting Dev now I won't be surprised if they make him similar to an anti-hero. As for that scene...the burning one, different people saw it differently...some saw what you saw and some what Angie saw...that shows that the cretives are giving mixed messages and this time the director also failed.
Maybe the whole editing thing made the burning scene very confusing. The article actually mentioned that there was a dilemma for Dev on whom to save. Then he saw Rohan falling and Radhika was ok. So he went to Rohan first and saved him. Then he went back for Radhika. But in their hurry for ratings where they wanted Dev to shout at Radhika, the whole scene was hotch potch where nobody was trying to do anything. At least show that people are throwing water or assisting Dev or something.
Then, the hospital scene was even worse for me. Yes, Dev finally asked the nurse to look at Radhika's wounds. But it was only when after the nurse or doctor had come out of the operation room several times and Dev was only interested in asking about Rohan. While they are waiting for the operation, it would have been ok to show that Dev asked somebody to take care of Radhika. For me that was also not acceptable even though most of the people saw Dev caring for Radhika.
Anti-hero is fine and here this misguided obligation is also fine especially when Dadaji treated Dev at par with his grandsons and even sent him to a boarding school to make sure his education is completed. That did show that he went outside to study and eventually forgot Radhika. But they are making Dev one-dimensional in his blaming Radhika. That's why I am referring to other show by StarPlus (Gulaal) where they show that the hero has very mixed feelings where he insults the woman he loves in front of others and even hurts her because she has hurt him unintentionally. There too, he is not able to share his feelings with others because nobody knows the truth. But they show him crying in the privacy of the room where he simultaneousy blames her and also shows his love for her. There he also is remorseful for hurting her in that manner. So you feel sympathy for him and can understand why he acts the way he does.
Here Dev is losing the sympathy where he has no problems with Padma treating Radhika badly due to superstitions. They could show him in his room where he is shown thinking that he knows Padma's behavior is wrong and blaming Radhika for some superstitions is really bad. But he endorses it because he too blames her as she is his own and she was not support to "betray" his trust or something like that. No matter how flawed his thinking is, at least show that.
I didn't like him stomping out after sleeping with Rads and then putting all the blame on her...plus what you have mentioned.
I didn't have problems with him sleeping with Radhika even though it was against his character as was shown in the first year. But I could still accept it where they had stayed from each other for five years. The way they depicted the scene is that Dev took the initiative as he couldn't resist her and Radhika was more than happy because to her it was not a sin at all, but her natural right. Also, he had a scare where he thought he lost her. Just as Misti said, my problem was more with his behavior afterwards where he blamed Radhika for his weakness knowing fully well that from Radhika's POV, she was only sleeping with her husband. His disrespect to her and lack of apology for his behavior brought him down.