Posted: 21 July 2012 at 8:31am | IP Logged
Originally posted by mohan2468
@AreYaar - You are right that I chose only the fountain point while you had made many. The idea was definitely not to ignore, but to only clarify the point of difference and I was in a rush to catch last night's episode which to just begin. But after seeing the episode, felt that IF would have been a better place to be !!
About other points raised by you, these are very valid ones. It would have been better to have a much more smoother transition. I was infact looking forward to a series of mature dialogues between Megha and Mohan. Ultimately we just got a trailer. Its a real pity because Megha's character is one of the most complex that I have come across in recent times and that's why I do write from her perspective. I am able to connect to her character in my own way, as I have come across such people in real life too The writers could have used this complexity much more sensitively and unravelled it layer by layer. In the hunt for TRPs, sadly this is lost. This is an unfortunate ailment which affects most Hindi serials. Thats why I had mentioned in an earlier thread that it would be good if they end NBT quickly on a high note rather than go through a torturous mode.
On another side-note to the readers of this forum, who are interested in mature Indian love stories, I would reccomend that you watch an old Tamil movie called Mouna Raagam by Mani Rathnam. For the non Tamil speaking members, please do watch it with subtitles. (If anyone has already made this comparison before, my sincere apologies as I may have misssed it since I am not very active on the forum at all times). The heroine Revathis character in that movie is also as complex as that of Megha here, but the difference is in the treatment. In a short movie format, you need to get this done in 2 hours while in the serial format, they drag it to a point of frustration. The peeling of Revathi's character is amazingly done and I would rate it as an all time great love story with a unique taste. It is not exactly similar to NBT totally, but people who have liked the NBT format would like it. Have a dekko !!
@bold: I can imagine...lol I just read the update and have no inclination to watch the epi and further sicken myself.
As for Megha...there WAS a time when there were layers of complexity to her...that time is LONG GONE and there is nothing really left to justify her character much anymore...I loved this character when the show first stared...I loved that she wasn't a typical dukhiyaari widow character...I loved that she was a strong, spunky character and retained this wonderful elegance, grace and dignity about her...but sadly that was all gradually lost over time in the random gimmicks thrown in for TRPs...I might have swallowed a few inconsistencies here and there but when the writers bungled up the most CRUCIAL transition regarding her emotions vis a vis Amar and Mohan, that just completely disconnected me...and on top of that Aakanksha is not that fine an actress to make even the illogical look convincing on screen...her acting also comes across as surface-level and somewhat shallow then, making Megha even more unconvincing.
NBT should end on a high note but seems like they are more hell bent on butchering it beyond recognition in the attempt to stay on air...
Thanks for the movie recommendation...sounds interesting...I will try to check it out if I can find a link with subtitles.