Originally posted by swati1975us
Hello everyone! I discovered DSDD quite accidentally while trawling through Youtube. I came across a scene between Viraj and Jahnvi and was instantly hooked. So much so that I went and saw almost all the episodes back to back in a span of 3 days
There is something very compelling here. Viraj's behaviour with Jahnvi is loathesome and yet, when he shows love, it feels so heartfelt that you almost want them to be together despite every reasonable bone in your body protesting against the idea. I felt curious about his backstory, about his mental illness.
Some of it had a personal resonance, since I had volunteered in a hospital for mental diseases many years back and seen men like Viraj - tender and loving one moment, pathologically jealous and violent the other moment.
I also liked the new direction the story has taken and the entry of Harshad's character. This seems to be a change for Harshad - it's a more rough around the edges character than the kind he's played so far and he seems really interesting in it.
All in all, DSDD is turning into a must watch for me - good performances, dialogues and storyline.
Hi Swati! Welcome to the forum :)
@Bold: Yup! As someone literally watching this story from day 1, I can definitely agree with that point. No matter how crazy the episodes got, I was always waiting anxiously for the next one, to see what Viraj did next, what his next game plan was. As sickening as his actions were/are, the mental disorder aspect really needs to be taken into account, and although not always, there were definitely moments, especially in the beginning of the show, when I a part of me was just like aww Viraj...get better now! I want you and Jahnvi together and happy. As the show progressed for me though, I became more firm in my belief that Jahnvi needed to escape, find a support system etc.
@Green Bold: I really hope the CVs do take time to explore the backstory, because that is so relevant, and may explain so much of his behavior. Although they gave us slightly flashes into it, with Geeta, his mother, and um the newspaper articles, and Payal his adopted sister, we never really got the entire thing yet. I feel like understanding his background will give us better insight into his character, specifically where although we might not agree with his actions, we will understand how/why he became the way he was...and hopefully, that could lead to some actual treatment, not necessarily cure.
@Red: Do tell us more! I'm really curious because I've never had that experience nor have I ever known anyone with that, so yeah. I've had family members who were abused, but with the inclusion of a mental disorder, it becomes something more, and so I'm curious to see the other side as well. :)
@Pink: Yup, Raghav is going to be an interesting character for sure. We'll see how the CVs deal with this angle.
Edited by Naina2127 - 10 April 2012 at 10:47pm