Posted: 13 May 2011 at 3:35pm | IP Logged
I have a lot of issues with this show but this one was blatantly obvious in today's epi. When Imli and Vidya were having a conversation, Imli very conveniently blamed Aarti for trying to 'snatch' Gaurav from his wife and freely labelled her the only villian in this whole mess. They made it look like Gaurav was the victim here and he had absolutely nothing to do with this at all.
Why is it that our serials always tend to put all the blame on the other woman? Why is the man never targeted? He was no kid when he married Vidya, he was well aware of what he was getting into and pressure or no pressure, he made his choice, and yet he doesn't get to bear the brunt at all? He's brooding around the house like he's enduring the greatest pain in the world. All I ever see him do is give long and intense looks to Vidya or make some gibberish talk with Aarti. What will it take to make him take a stand once and for all? Why are men such chickens in our country?
And Vidya is another woman that I'm absolutely and completely irritated with right now. Her innocent and vulnerable act has gone way overboard now. Inspite of everything that has happened, she still walks upto Gaurav and calls him 'Gaurav jee' like he's an incarnation of some devta. Why doesn't she feel angry? betrayed? cheated? used? Why am I not getting to see a woman who is experiencing a turmoil of emotions? Instead all we get is a so-called fight against the 'chudail' who is trying to snatch away her husband. What standard are these girls in again?
If infidelity is not reason enough for a woman to take a stand, then betrayel and lying sure is. And Vidya is a woman who has experienced both. I never thought that anyone, be it man or woman, with such a non-existent self-respect would exist (even if it's just a character)
If the show can't handle an issue like infidelity and what a woman goes through in such cases properly, then I highly doubt that homosexuality will be tackled in a sensitive manner. I wouldn't be surprised if it is showcased as a dirty and unacceptable 'thing'. The creatives should probably lay off and not try to incorporate issues that are way beyond their maturity level.