Analysis of characters (Retrospective)
Brij from the first look appeared to be very grounded and down to earth politician. He was nice, genuine and pure. But at the same time he was manipulative towards Girdhar, blood of Daddaji, sidelining him from everything. If he was loyal and faithful to Daddaji, he should have ideally supported Girdhar in overcoming his weakness and supported him in becoming a better politician. But he never did that, maybe he felt threatened, that Girdhar will get more importance being a family member. Girdhar never meant any harm to Daddaji, he was jealous of Brij, because of his rising importance. But the question is with whom does Brij's loyalty lies, with Daddaji or himself (even at the start of the show). Daddaji was shown kidnapping a child for getting a contract, of course Brij must be aware of these tactics, but he never opposed it, and never even tried to raise his voice once... So he bowed down to malpractices by Daddaji, as he didn't want to go out of the equation by opposing him. Or did he approve of those practices. That was never shown. But whatever the reason, it was wrong one, and that makes him less of a man. Who preaches something else, while practices different. He was just swimming through to meet his aims, fulfill his desires.
He slowly fell in love with Pooja, and initially held himself back. The reason for which was explained later, him being married for almost 8-10 years. Then he started going downhill. Morally wrong for falling for a girl, outside his marriage. He never told Pooja the truth about his marriage and hid the truth about his affair from Rangoli. What kind of man that makes him to be? Every other marriage has their own troubles, do we all should go out and fall in love and play hide and seek to keep both relationships secured.
He was married to Rangoli for long, (Pooja or not) if he was suffocating in that marriage, finding it excuse enough to allow himself to fall for Pooja, then he should have ended that marriage long back. That again makes him less of a man, who can't take hard decisions in life. And he sailed along only to gain personal goals. As leaving Rangoli, would have also meant separation from Daddaji.
So to me, that makes Brij a flawed character from day one, at least when it comes to relationships and was only loyal to himself. Though he always said that he owes everything to Daddaji, but all his actions were keeping himself at the center of affairs. He always failed at making hard decisions. He had already compromised his internal goodness, even when the show had started, though to us it was revealed slowly. Most of us failed to digest it, as initially he was shown to be flawless character, overlooking his weak side.
What to me would have been interesting, was to see him overcome these flaws in his character and become a better person and a lover.
She has been innocent and not exposed to lot of people and ways of life. She never meant harm to anyone. She had aspirations, which kept becoming stronger as she kept getting successful. But she never ignored her family, or duty towards them. She though a bit dumb (not worldly wise) but was always a good daughter and sister and lover. She fell in love with Brij, because of his goodness seen be her, and she didn't knew he was married. The story went kaput after the whole marriage fiasco and SR. What would have been interesting to watch and would have highlighted her character, if the truth of Brij's marriage was revealed upon her; and her choice (not under force or influence) then would have really defined her character. But we never got to see this, and never will...
She was shown to be responsible and caring daughter and sister. More sensible of the two of them. But then her sensibility was clouted by her being judgmental about her sister's way of life and relationship with Brij. I found that intrusive and somewhat non-sensitive. Only scene where I liked her as sister, was post leap, temple scene. She was sensitive towards her. Then whole drama of her trying to get justice, was not handled well. She appeared head strong, non thinking, judgmental character. That made her non interesting and unbearable.
The characterization a personally liked, a flawed CBI Officer, for sake of saving his brother's life. But the character could have been handled well, maybe they didn't have time to devote to him as story was mostly around Aarti's struggle, which none of us wanted to see. So his relationship dynamics were never focussed on. Lack of time, and story direction, didn't let us explore more of his personal side.
Very well etched out character, slimy, corrupt, greedy, manipulative, boot licker, entertaining. Inspite of having the status of a henchmen, he always stood his fort and stood out.
HARIVANSH AND SUMITRA
Shown as typical honest, moralistic, middle class parents, who only had good teachings and moral upbringing to give to their kids. Completely helpless in worldly affairs. But they started going kaput as kept bopping down and taking material help from all corners. Be it Billu, Bhavna, Brij or Dev. Their spine only bended further and further as the show kept progressing. The value system remained as mere words, hardly practiced. From an honest and trusting parents, they ended up being idiots and stupid.
The 3 month leap should have never happened in the show. Since most characters took a turn, so we should have been shown the transformation process to understand it better. So to me in the flow most of the thing appeared illogical. And they went against our wants and desires as audience.
If they wanted to show Amarmani case, they went wrong in telling the story from day one. They should have concentrated more on Aarti than Pooja as she was to steer the show as fight for justice, But they kept her as second fiddle, expecting us audience to accept her as the main lead later as replacement for Pooja. Which was impossible. They should have clearly shown flaws of Brij's character from start, rather then winning our affection for him, and then forcing his grey side down our throats. So writing of this show was never good as per me, because of the wrong approach. Though the scenes and direction stood out (before the leap). And if they had shown Brij-Pooja love story as pure and serene, they should have changed the original concept of Amarmani case. Maybe they were confused (as channels are most of the time) and took love story route of Brij-Pooja, and failed to do justice to both (The Brij- Pooja love story shown to us; and Amarmai case as their original concept was)
WHY I AM MAKING THIS NOTE, AS THIS IS THE ONLY WAY I CAN MAKE CHANNEL HEAR OUT MY VIEW POINT, WHICH I THINK AS AN AUDIENCE I HAVE THE RIGHT. I AM THEIR CONSUMER . AND TO THEIR LUCK, IF THEY READ THIS, THEY SHOULD TRY AND NOT FALTER IN OTHER SHOWS. THEY HAVE SOME RESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS THE AUDIENCE, AND THEY SHOULD REALIZE IT.
Many may agree or disagree to my view points, but I needed to go to sleep peacefully and get this chapter over, so vented out myself.
Edited by shikha-sw - 23 June 2012 at 9:24pm