It is not the mourning period length that has everyone so irritated, we understand that this is a drama and not reality and therefore you can't spend a whole lot of time on mourning a baby, what is annoying is the way the CVs have handled the show lately, actually past 6-8 months. After the doctor said he couldn't save the baby, there was no mention of her ever again, no funeral and except for the crib there was nothing else suggesting the impending birth of a child. Any woman here who has had the unfortunate experience of loosing a child whether it is after 5-6 weeks gestation, at birth, or later in life, especially suddenly, will tell you how hard it was to try to live again and to return to some kind of normalcy, no one ever recovers this quickly and Anjali's behavior is not only unrealistic (to a mother) it is scary because it suggests that Anjali never wanted to be a mother and that she is not at all upset by the loss of her child, all she cares about is Shyam.
Keeping that thought in mind, as an audience we fail to see how the CVs could make Anjali mourn Shyam for weeks on the show, but barely cry for the loss of her child, and as mothers we further more could not understand how Anjali could be so happy after loosing a person who was literally a part of her and who she has protected and kept inside of her for 9 months.
Yes Anjali has always been delusional and dumb, but the new CV's have turned her into a brainless and heartless person who is unable to see anything past her own little world, she agreed for the wedding preparations to start again because Shyam told her too and not because she genuinely wants to.
As an audience we are upset with how the CV's have butchered everyone's characters and the show, if you look closely you will see no one is the way they were originally made out to be in the show before March, ASR has gone from a suave and shrewd business man to being as dimwitted as his sister, Kushi has lost that fearless and fiery spunk and intelligence that made her endearing, and Nani who was never afraid of anyone, of speaking the truth and saying exactly what she thinks, now can't get a word in edgewise with Dadi and acts like a guest in her own house.
I love IPKKND and I want the show to return to the unique way it was before, now it resembles an Ekta Kapoor serial, no logic and no storyline.
and so the magic of IPK is gone..
we started with a fantastic love story which provided a few laughs
when we were relaxing in the evening.. and it was so realistic, with
characters who acted like a caricature of REAL humans that we all
after the kidnapping track that defied all logic, we got
such a pheeka romance that even diehard fans were repulsed.. and then
came the evilwa-stupidli lovestory which made most of us realize, why
am i so emotionally invested in a damn TV show? i have better things to
do than watch the crap they show us.. as gautam hegde so eloquently
put it, the remote is in my hand.. why can't i watch something else?
even if they bring out 100% arhi episodes, my emotional interest in the
story is gone.. as one of my friends eloquently put it,
more interesting was my
own feelings after the shift in paradigm.. Earlier I was emotionally
vested in Khushi and felt like apne ghar mein shadi hai , har detail ka
dhyan rakhna hai - today i felt ki padosiyon ke yahan shadi ho rahi hain
- i was entertained but not really involveD - the detached observer-
340 episodes without missing a single one since the
first one aired in june last year and i am finally detoxed , free of the
addiction :) now i can look at it as just entertainment requiring
suspension of disbelief and analysis :)
Edited by guturgutur - 14 September 2012 at 11:25am