I agree with the whole "keep viewers tuning in" algorithm, there is a
reason behind why the story flows a certain way that is based on
research. Besides, the show is aired across the country & beyond,
through the hinterlands & cities & aims to appeal to different
mind sets. Its also supposed to be a family based show,hence the "drama"
quotient will naturally be on the higher side than the romance.
As far as Siddhi goes, i have no expectations, since she is an EK
leading lady. Like it or lump it, she will shine & end up as another
demi goddess with the usual mantra chanting in the BG.
But Kunal's character? I dont buy it. His character is all over the
place, swinging like a pendulum b/w brilliant lawyer in court &
confounded husband/son at home.
Most of us love the brusque, sardonic
even egotistical side of Kunal, but along with that we are getting doses
of an illogical, thoughtless person that jumps to conclusions, in a
very un-lawyer like manner.
If he is this smart person who can only see right & wrong, black
& white, then why did the bells not go off in his head, when Witcha
while pretending to be drunk was all over him & said she still loved
him?? Wasn't that "black" enough for him to start thinking differently?
I find it odd that, even when he does something good, its usually a
result of him overhearing something or being told something & not
bcz he figured it out on his own. Like, when he brings bk Siddhi's
jewellery from the pawn shop, bcz he "overheard" he'sr & Kapil's
talk & not bcz he dug deeper & came up with facts to support his
conclusion! Has Kunal ever reached the "right" conclusion on his own,
without it being hammered into his head by some external party/force?
A normal, educated person doesnot compartmentalize his life to such an
extent that he locks up his skills at his work place every evening &
returns home as the hair brained husband/son.
The cvs were ambitious in trying to create a multi-layered personality,
but what comes across in many instances is more of a "split personality"
& lack of creativity & attention to detail is apparent.
@chitss, you said - "Because we are talking
Kunal Chopra here, he doesn't read fine print he needs something 'BIG' ,
It took the death of his younger brother to propel him towards giving life a second shot.
It took him a false accusation of attempted rape from his ex girlfriend to see her for what he is."
Exactly my point! A lawyer is trained to read the "fine print" & to look for & dissect the minutest details so why does this gold medalist, need something BIG to drive a point home?
"C'mon this guy doesn't even realise that his wife seemed to have wanted C-day just as much as he did
" Then the only thing left now, is for Siddhi to get into Chikni Chameli mode
All said & done, inspite of the various hatchet jobs & tardy
editing & other bloopers, I still watch the show to catch a glimpse
of Sameer at his best as this cynical, tough exteriored, gruff Kunal
I can only be thankful for the fast fwd button for all the rest.