Posted: 09 April 2012 at 6:30pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by LadyMcbeth
ZJ - *standing ovation to you* You spoke my mind on Mohan being compared to Lord Krishna. Lord Krishna was a strategist.
He always sided truth and conformity to the essence of one's true self i.e. dharma. He personally didn't fight any wars - he just made people aware of their duty and equipped them with his blessing as a armor and knowledge/enlightenment as their shield. He empowered and energized a dejected/crushed Arjun to take up arms against his own relatives when they had crossed their limits of abominable behavior by telling him the simple truth - "Focus on your actions/duty, and do not be bothered by the outcome. Do not make the fruits of your actions your motive, nor be inactive." In essence, Mohan did the same thing - he equipped Megha to fight her own battles. Of course he's there to protect her if things get beyond her control. But he encouraged her to stand tall and face the situation bravely. Kudos for your observation. Is it a coincidence then that Mohan's name is one of the many names of Lord Krishna himself? Or did the writer actually put some thinking into the matter?
That sentence in bold really sums it up Lady M! And that Krishna himself did not fight any wars. When you think of Mohan, it's an identical situation. He gets into first hand action now and then - so did Krishna with his sudarshna in dire spots - but mostly, he's right there in the frontline, the saarthi per se, not the warrior - but the strategist! He deals with problems on another level. Amar in Mohan's case would have dealt with Prateik by cornering him, warning him. Mohan brought the curtains down by bringing Prerna to the scene and letting her deal with her husband. Not fair to Prerna - but in the bigger scheme of things, the right person to corner and warn or even take action against Prateik - the first prerogative shall always be hers, I guess.
Nur - No, I totally know what you're saying about Prateik yaar, and he is the wrong vibe. But like I said, I'd sooner see him here, in this spot, struggling to subsist against the Mohan, and even a much stronger emerged Megha than the grateful woman in need he hired, than the lech - comic touch up or not! Can't ignore him, but sideline, sure! He's not important - anymore - sadly could have been in other circumstances, but! And given he's served his purpose - as the writers intended - aah! I think the focus is going to shift more Mohan Rashmi wards for now, anyway. And I was toying with the random idea that Prateik could her diamond ring fiance No, jk! Blame the run of wheel dramas a dozen a dime for even that thought
Khair, specifically to the nod and smile which has posed a debate, I personally agree partly with how Megha in that moment was far more exalted in her own place, to actually care about the creep. Somewhere, to me, that's a great sign, for someone as ridden by the world as she has been, she's actually set herself free of this one problem. I think the exact reaction that she had towards Prateik's folded hands and apology, after the surprise of it, was apathy than anything else, for his "gesture", and a sense of much needed, much renewed self confidence. She's smart enough to beware of him forever after now - as for forgiving - in a moment, she grew past it. Her nod was not forgiving, but dismissing. She'd come into an office to work alongside a reporter who'd singularly gotten Amar incriminated - putting her own "siddhant" aside for her kids - when she came back to continue today, she was apprehensive of what exactly else she's put aside - but Prateik the spineless git has given her, her greatest ally in the original foe, and a new sense of standing tall when right. When she slapped Rastogi, she was met with such disapproval from her own family, a constant sense of harm she had done. Rightly inspired, in Prateik's case, she has found after a long time, fair justice. And as ministered by Mohan, having become her own instrument. When she returned to her seat with that smile - it wasn't about having extracted a fake apology from that lech; but about having a renewed faith in herself emerging from that entire episode as the "right one, rightly condoned". Interestingly, Mohan the cynic raise her faith to a whole new pedestal. So anyway, I couldn't care less for Prateik. Which is sad, subjectively, again, for what he could have been. But since he's reduced to what he is, well, he's not the important one here at all.
@being inspired by the episode, LOL - AreyYaar! I like the character evolving moments in any plotline, and today was one of those for NBT. They're like the fruit of every stretch of run of a subplot within a plot - and whatever the means (aka Prateik) - ends have been achieved to one subplot for now =)
@Amar's case - Oh I don't think he's confiding in Prateik even professionally for anything anytime soon. He's probably got some plan. If not, then he's probably working on one. Either way - Mohan is not naive. He does realize where he stands professionally now, with respect to his "boss" - the ASAP to be ridden of eyesore. I don't see how he could go tell Prateik how the last take on Amar was wrong and hope for him to take it kindly. He has to have a plan now. For himself. For Megha. For Amar. Besides, he can finally rely on Mrs. Vyas to actually help him for digging out that entire ploy and truth now! Let's see...
ps: I forgot to say, dude!!! How do you never forget to wish on the 9th of each month?! It doesn't even strike me until you say it!!!
On another side note - another of Mohan's "not fight the war, but be the frontline ally" acts was letting Megha take the auto today. It didn't even occur to me how significant that was until he let her! I guess I was going with the assumption that he'd give her a ride and she'd take it too, unresisting for a change. But when he stood there waiting her to take one, urging her to, and making sure he saw her to it, I realized how he was making her fight her own battle from step 1. Another day, giving her ride would have been another thing. Today, it would have been like offering her a crutch, and Mohan is not the alpha male happy offering crutches; nor Megha the typical damsel!
In fact on that note - how relieving was Megha's execution from the usual we see? She wasn't inspired and brave to a "without-fathom" extent, like some Devi had entered her overnight, nope! She had her vulnerability, and it was visible to all, even Prateik. And yet, she fought for her own right and space. She was the perfect manifestation of self resolved, and in conflict - the right balance between independent, and relying. Like a normal, conscious and self witted woman of her substance should be! Capable of self resolutions, yet rising to her potential so much more with the right impetus.
In fact I like how they contrasted her solutions in the two times. When she was unsupported, she ended up slapping Rastogi, in its wake inevitably tailing trouble for the family. This time, she risked nothing, yet got her way with so much more dignity, and came out so much more stronger and assured. How different, right? She's the same woman who can and will eventually stand for her own self, when the time and need so arises, but Mohan's support has helped her do it in the best way!
*looks up at the ramble... erm, ramble part 2* Don't blame me. Unpacking and organizing is not such a "thought provoking" job, so I was unknowingly still thinking about the episode's progress in my head... *sheepish*
Edited by without-fathom - 09 April 2012 at 6:39pm