Agree with mhkadiwal there. Since Jagat has been shown to be studying in medical school for 5 years, I am sure that he is way past the age of 23 and I reckon Anandi to be 2 years younger than him, right? I have been watching this show since it started and I remember each and every episode. While the act of child marriage is despicable, my problem never existed in what Jagat's eventual choice in life was regarding his life partner. My disgust for his character stemmed from how shady he became over time. He deceived both girls and there is just no reason that can justify his antics towards Anandi or the rest of his family than the fact that he tried to blend into the modernized urban life and forgot all about his roots, which is yet another issue that was amazingly portrayed through his actions post his move to the city.
@ woman11: Amazing citations there!!
I was introduced to this real life issue when BV started and I was just flabbergasted to think that these marriages existed in reality. Now we have a fictional soap where we have a loving father-in-law in Bhairov and the sweetheart of a mother-in-law of Anandi in the form of Sumitra. But I can't forget the tears poor Anandi had to shed during childhood when those books were taken away from her and when she had to stay and serve everyone in the family and then finish the homework of her so-called hubby who was NEVER interested in studies... (That's another issue of just how Jagat got interested in doing medical school which is one of the hardest education to undertake, esp when he had no interest in studies during childhood...Guess anything can happen in soaps :P). Anyhow, I feel vindicated to a certain extent for Anandi today when Dadisa gave her the pen and allowed her to use laptop and study to win this battle. But reality remains that most of the rural areas lack education to begin with and u can't expect them to treat their young and naive daughters-in-law/child brides in the same manner as Anandi was treated. Reality remains that most of them are treated even worse than what we saw in the show over the course of years. In a way, I am glad that Anandi is getting a chance to pursue her education again but I truly do hope they don't show her accepting Jagat back in her life. That would really put me off the show then.. If we are advocating the evil issue of child marriage, then let's stick with it and show how each party is able to move on with his or her life in a peaceful manner. If the show was to end tomorrow, I would want Jagat to apologize to Anandi for his rude and obnoxious behavior in the past and for Anandi to become more successful than him to show that a girl can achieve anything in her life given a chance :)
Sorry about my ramblings, folks but BV has got me really excited these days. Its such a great show and I hope it continues to show things under the right light :))
Edited by smartc - 04 June 2011 at 11:46pm