Posted: 14 December 2011 at 9:09pm | IP Logged
hey people. I just started watching this show today. Saw all previous epis in one go. Very interesting show (entertaining actually i should say). When i came to the forum i too felt that there is a bias towards Uday (imo its a bit unfair).
I am a fan of the actor playing Akash but he is not the reason i started watching the show. I watched for Priyal Gor. I liked her as Mona in her other show and was upset when she was replaced. I think she is a very talented actor. The guy playing Uday is new to me... and honestly i don't think he looks hot...but Uday's characterization of the ultimate bad boy that every girl secretly cannot resist works in his favor.
As for love between Manyata and the two potential grooms... Akaash had romantic intentions towards Manyata before he knew who she was. He spent his one month's rent money to gift her something she dreamed of. Who does that for a girl he just met unless he is interested in her. No guy would do that if he just wanted to be friends. He took her out of a date..took her to the club..basically did the things that one would do if he was pursuing a girl to eventually propose to her. So to doubt his intentions i believe is reading too much into it and missing some essential qualities of the time Manyata spent with Akaash. From Manyata's side, it started as an innocent friendship with Akaash..she didn't see a difference between hanging out with him vs. hanging out with Chikki and her other friend. It was her friends who teased her about being in love and made her feel that she was in love. But to say that she doesn't have those feelings for Akaash is also turning a blind eye to the fact that Manyata was absolutely jealous when she thought Akaash was treating another girl special like he treated her... and later was heartbroken when she felt she was never going to see him again...and then again when she felt he broke her trust. She may have not realized her feelings without her friend's pushing her.. but since then her feelings for Akaash have grown beyond the friendship stage.
Manyata's "love" though may not be as strong as Akaash's love for her. Reason is that she has had a very sheltered life, she was pushed towards Akaash by her friends and by the fact that Akaash is probably the only guy who gave her such attention (as she keeps moving from place to place and has had no lasting relationships). I don't want to belittle her feelings by saying its infatuation... but its not a deep rooted feeling either. She is capable of sacrificing this relationship with Akaash for something more important (which she did when she chose her baba over Akaash). Right now though she feels the need for his support because the man who was her backbone has just disintegrated.
Coming to Uday. I do love the characterization. This guy has got so many layers that by the time you get to the real person inside, you confuse yourself. It takes an intelligent writer to create a personality like that and maintain it with consistency too. He is not easy to fathom. But he is not essentially evil. He is selfish and ambitious. And he is manipulative in order to get his way. But his intentions are not reckless. He is doing things for whats best for a larger group of people and if for that he needs to sacrifice a few things along the way he sees it as collateral damage. Beyond that he has all the vices of being rich and powerful. If Uday and Jaynandini got together...there would be fireworks. But i think Uday would never love JN. And JN would never truly love Uday the person...she'll always see him as a trophy. Not that i think JN is completely lost case and evil and would never love anyone. But she is too self-involved (which is appropriate for her age and upbringing).
Uday can't be called a spoilt brat because he knows what kind of responsibilities he is seeking for himself and is going after it in the most determined way possible with all his mind, body and soul. A spoilt brat would just expect the product without working hard for it. For him to retain his humanity in all his endeavors he needs someone in his life who becomes his anchor. Otherwise he will loose himself. Actually he has pretty much lost his base already which his sister tries to remind him of, but he doesn't have the time to reflect on that. If he becomes capable of loving someone (truly, deeply, madly) then he would find that stability in his life that he needs. Otherwise, no matter how much energy he put into gaining power and keeping it, he will loose himself completely in the process. For this reason I think Manyata is better for Uday than JN.
In Manyata's case, if she were free to live her life as pleased, she will have a wonderful companion in Akaash. He will take good care of her and she'll be happy in her life with him. But she can't completely deny her family either. She does have a family where atleast two people love her deeply. She will return that love eventually because Manyata basically is like a mirror that gives love in return of love and hate in return of hate. If she wishes to accept her place in society as the princess... then she must also accept the responsibilities that come with that. And in that case I don't think Akaash is her ideal companion because Akaash is a simple guy. If Manyata enters the politics of royal business, then she is better off with someone as crooked as Uday at her side. Uday has the capacity to love her and they share a childhood that Uday does consider special. As for Manyata returning Uday's love, she is like a mirror, she cannot hate him if he gives her love.
So its not about who is Manyata in love with now, or who truly loves her and who has rights over her... its about the situation that each character finds themselves in. If Manyata chooses that she doesn't want to be with her new found family and would rather live the free life she has lived till now, then thats her choice to make and her life to live. If she chooses otherwise, then that too is her choice to live with the consequences of that choice. If she chooses to stay where she is, then she gives up her birthright, her family that she never got to know and a future that could have taken her to places. But if she chooses to join her royal family she'll give up her freedom and the shelter of being comfortable and accepted as she is...and to Manyata those things are very important part of who she is as is the fact that she is a born princess.
Sorry i made such a long post. Hope no one fell asleep reading it. lol
Edited by -JC- - 14 December 2011 at 9:17pm