Posted: 07 April 2012 at 12:13am | IP Logged
Awww, a voice of reason ... you're right, I feel the same way about him going too far with his doubts regarding Khushi's character and motives.
The only thing I could come up with (and only because our family had a very similar experience with a 'lady') is that IF he believes that Khushi is having an affair with Shyam, then ALL of her 'concerns' and 'helping' acts could just be that ... an act. So when she tried to help him when he lost his voice - an act to get on his good side. When she tried to save the company by calling out and subsequently getting the phony businessmen arrested - an act to get on his good side (lets ignore the question on how someone like ASR lets phony folks even walk into their firm ... another argument for another day).
I would grant that. He may well think that everything is an act but I'd like to know what are the things he thinks are part of her act and what he believes are her true feelings. Does he doubt that she cares for her family and her sister? If he believes that feeling of hers is real, considering that she agreed to marry him to ensure her sister's marriage, should he not wonder how come a girl who is going to such great lengths to safe guard her family would jeopardise it by continuing the affair with the damaad of the house? Is she so naive to think that Payal will be allowed to stay back if she is found out or does she think that she is such a clever actress that she can hide such an affair and get away with it? Has he not already dropped enough hints to let her know what he already knows? Why is she acting as though she does not understand it? A guilty fallen woman like her should not be goading him to come clean with what is in his heart. She should be hiding herself.
By the way, if she was desperate to get into his good books why did she go out of the way to annoy him? Why is she constantly picking up a fight with him? Should she not try to act as though she has reformed (like how Shyam did) so that she gets his money and still keep up her affair with Shyam?
I think the major theme here, that the PH wants us to think of but is failing to underline for us, is that Arnav is TRYING to hate Khushi, but does distrust her. He was falling in love with her when he assumed she's out to get him. Not a big feat for him as he is distrusting by nature due to his past history. So now, he still has feelings for her, but he's fighting them as he believes the worst of her. So there are times he mellows down, and starts to give in to his better judgement, and then he snaps out of it and goes right back to suspecting her - due to circumstances, due to what he saw, and due to his suspecting nature.
Yes, I understand they want us to believe that he distrusts her but the reasons why he is distrusting her seem so flimsy, it just doesn't gel with the rest of him. He has been repeatedly proven wrong in his judgement of her right from that first ramp show till the more recent instance when he misjudged her reason for declining the award or going out with Shyam. Yet he is so unwilling to give her the benefit of doubt. Wait, he does not need to give her the benefit of doubt but should he not at least try to find out why is he witnessing so many contradictions?
While I have also cried about him trying to put two and two together, he, rather than Khushi, has more reason to stick to what he believes to be correct and what he believes he saw. Because that's ASR's nature - they've shown us from the start that although he's logical, he only follows his head - they've also shown us how illogically and totally from the heart he acts where his sister is concerned. He's not ASR at all where she's concerned. Rather, he's more irrational, more emotional and the least bit logical than the entire family put together where Anjali is concerned. So ... it sort of makes sense that he would continue down that road.
Yes, he is illogical when it comes to his sister and so totally understand his knee jerk reaction on the night of the wedding but he has had his opportunities when he calmed down and yet he has not made a single effort to try to piece the puzzle. No introspection of all the contrary scenes. I wouldn't have minded if they had showed him genuinely doubting if he was wrong about her all along (particularly after having lived with her for over two months) and just then he ends up seeing the two of them together and is again thrown off balance. You see they need to show that struggle between his heart and head throughout this track to maintain consistency in his character.
I felt today's episode justified some of the ... antics ... they've been showing lately. They, atleast, showed his struggle from the Arnav who had started to love Khushi, to the ASR who totally distrusts her. His missing her, but not wanting to miss her. His anger when she wasn't talking to him, and his taking it out by showing is approval of that which was actually bothering him. It all showed that he's agitated by his STILL PRESENT feelings for her, even though he wouldn't even acknowledge them.
Yes, I liked that they showed some sort of struggle but then it is still between his love and his mistrust and not about his desperation to want to believe in her and finding it hard to do so.
So ... I guess, after a long time I felt like saying that this episode was worthy of it's title - is pyar ko kya naam doon. He defo feels for her, but he defo hates that he feels for her. And he defo wants to hurt her for the silent treatment, but hurt her he will, by applauding the very act.
I think I just contradicted ALL the posts I've made about Arnav and Khushi not trying to figure out what's going on ... LOL :)
Oh well - at this point, I feel any story, as long as they STAY CONSISTENT with it, and true to the characters, will be fine. Needless comedy, senseless camaraderie between Khushi and Arnav makes it very very inconsitent and unbearable, atleast for me.
You will soon see them swing back to comedy very soon. This PH does not know how to maintain the intensity.
Edited by Opti - 07 April 2012 at 12:23am