Well...first of all...good to see a nice discussion here. Most of the topics that i read here are about how good or bad a character is..LOL!
Abt ur topic...i'd somewhat agree and disagree...(confused u, right?
) The thing is, these shows defo are a portrayal of events making them like larger than life. Obviously, the "drama" element has to be incorporated, so as to make the entire package more attractive. But what has hooked me to THIS particular one is the simplicity and somewhere "close to reality" aspect that the show possesses.
Most of the shows we have these days are conspiracy driven...or the theme is too vague and unreal. The "content" has really taken a toll...technical quality defo is great...but the content is more or less similar in most of the shows.
EHMMBH (wat a long name
)...yes, it does go overboard at times and in places...but as of now, its justifiable. The show has merely started...it has to attract the audience...and make them connect with any and/or all the characters. So...i feel, it would be too early to judge it.
Talking abt the sister bond...well...i am one of those, who can relate to it. My sister n I share an almost similar bond. She's 8 yrs elder to me and has been like a mom, a best friend, a confidant, my support system throughout. U'd find it funny...till she got married...i wasn't really very close to my mom...in the sense..i had HER to share all my happiness, sorrows, problems n issues with. And then...wid sisters, one tend to be more relaxed and carefree. So...she's been muchhh more than a sister to me. Just like Jeevika is for Manvi. And when one is sooo close, even the thought of going away is very painful.
I remember...i had behaved somewhat in a similar manner when she was getting married. Ok...didn't ever try to STOP the marriage...coz was extremely happy for her...and was very excited for the wedding...lol! But at the same time, it was a very emotional phase..for both of us. I was n still am like a kid to her...though we fight like anything till date
My bro-in-law watched one random scene from the epi last week and he immediately called me up...obviously, to pull my leg
The show is giving him a good opportunity to take his revenge from me
So, maybe its a bit over-done in the show...like u said...even i don't remember when i last hugged my sister...mayb on her b'day or something. But then...we really can't expect it to be exactly like reality. In the broader context, the bond that the sisters share in the show...i find it pretty realistic most of the times.
Nice post, Rabia...really enjoyed reading and commenting!