Posted: 20 December 2011 at 7:22pm | IP Logged
Okay, before u guys jump at me, hear me out. This is solely my opinion and I want it to be friendly. If I have any of my facts wrong, then please correct me (since I have skipped some scenes because of Akash and have missed some due to exams). I started off the show liking Manayta and her cute, innocent side as well as her "take no nonsense from anyone" attitude but after her baba was jailed, I personally feel that her character has deteriorated, which is sort of sad
I feel as though her personality is all over the place and not well defined and here are the reasons why (they are not in any particular order).
1) After akash's confession, she has not spared one thought to her baba. OKAY, this got me
I know for any child this would be biggest shock of their lives (especially for Manayta since he was her only family) and a feeling of betrayal surfaces. But you don't go ahead and forget your one family, when the crush of your life (YES crush not love) decides to confess. Her baba has raised her for 16 years, given up his own comforts for her own yet all of it takes to forget the 16 years of love is a 5 day's old crush to confess. When her baba had told her to pick between him and Akash, she had picked him because he meant everything to her but when the fact that he is not her biological father came out, she's suddenly like "I don't love u anymore" and forgets him overnight. I mean if you are not physically related, you still have an emotional attachment to that person which is build over 16 years and that attachment does not go away when they decide they break the truth to you. Yeah, maybe you begin to hate them or think about all those years that you spend together but you don't FORGET them and this side of her really makes me angry
2) Manyata's treatment of her REAL family. I understand that she does not like them but that does not mean that she has to show disrespect (u also have to give some people a chance). In life, you have to show respect even to people you do not like because it reflects off of your upbringing and I personally feel Manayta owes some people an apology especially Dadisa. The way she acted when brought to the rajmahal forcefully was understandable but when she hurt Dadisa physically and called her a "Diyan" (I'll even excuse that since she did not know the truth and they had tied her to a chair) but when she found out the truth, she should have apologized. If I had done that to someone, and I found out the truth later, I would not be able to be in the same room as that person without feeling guilty yet Manayta feels nothing likes that. She does not even understand Komal's emotions as a mother who has been waiting for her daughter for 16 years. She herself prayed that Komal one day find her daughter but when she found out that she is the daughter, she refuses to call Komal her mother which makes me wonder, why she is sweet to Komal one moment and totally rude the other.
3) Manayta's behaviour ever since she entered the rajmahal. She seems to have getting more immature by the day. I personally feel that in life u have to give a little and take a little yet all Manaytal seems to be doing is taking (making J's room her own and never asking her permission about whether J is okay with all the changes. when u invade into someone's personal space, u have to work by their rules, and not yours. How many of u people will like it if your suddenly new sister decided to change the layout of your whole room, your ONLY PERSONAL SPACE, without asking you. I know I would most likely not like her and feel as though as my personal space is no longer mine leaving me heartbroken and left out and asking dadisa to have her all chawl stuff be brought to the rajmahal (I have no problem with that it's just that she is not giving back but only taking)) . Dadisa needs to make Manayata understand that the reason Manayta is receiving all these things is not because they owe this to her but because they love her (cause the attitude she seems to be displaying (correct me if I am wrong) is that "I owe u guys nothing but u owe me everything".) This in my opinion is very immature behaviour. She needs to understand that the world does not revolve around her and there are people in it as well who have the same needs as her.
I hate to say this especially about a female lead but right now, Manayta's behaviour is very selfish. She needs to change before some of us end up becoming Manayta haters instead of some negative character haters.
Just as a side note, I think most of u will agree with me when I say that this show is mostly character driven rather than plot driven but if the characters themselves act outside of their personality then where is the show supposed to go?
For example, Manayta saying that her baba is the most important thing in her life yet when she learns the truth, she forgets him overnight and is ready to settle down with Akash. Another one would be Akash going that he will suppourt Manayta no matter what but when the time came for him to support her, he goes "Go to your home, that's where you belong". In my opinion, Manayta and Akash's personality seems to be least sketched out (like I said their personality seems all over the place) whereas Uday, J, Dadisa and all the other characters are very well defined (even if they are not, the actors have given them a very well defined personality). The only saving grace of the show seems to be are the actors and MANVEER but if you take MANVEER out of the equation, this show has nothing new to offer aside from really good acting. I have always felt that despite the good concept, actors, sets, costumes, that this show is missing something but never been able to put my finger on it so if any of u guys know then please tell me.
SORRY for the long post, I am just letting out my frustrations with the show. If you have frustrations regarding my post or with Manayta, you are more than welcome to comment.