Posted: 21 July 2012 at 8:04am | IP Logged
Originally posted by JWMRK
I love my brothers. ...As a child, every birthday, rakhi and bhaiyya dooj I would be eagerly waiting for the ceremonial tikaa and actually ...truth be told...for the gifts they gave me...We are demonstrative in varying degrees, they are loving ...but sometimes they are very irritating also...
Now, they are much older. The little brothers who used to think Amitabh and Tom Hanks are fulltoo awesome now think Monica Belluci or Nandita Das are fulltoo awesome......But then I have grown too...and the word 'boys' which earlier was just them...now has a whole new meaning in my life
Some of them are married...and sure their priorities have changed... .and much as we want we cannot create the atmosphere of our childhood...but there is no doubt...I repeat no doubt in my mind that they are still the brothers I grew up with...They love me too...tomorrow if someone were to harm me they will trash the culprit.
Point I am making is this
A Man's love for his woman and his love for his sister are two totally different things
Just as A Man's love for his woman and his love for his mother are two totally different things
I had and have great patience for Anjali's character...and those few who may have read what I wrote in the Shyam revelation episodes will recollect that...But since that Anjali's character is being twisted and turned beyond recognition
a) She thinks ASR has changed...well what about her!!...when was the last time she asked ASR if he is ok!! Did she conveniently forget that ASR was a hostage...for an extended period of time...he could have been a dead body had it not been for Khushi!! 4 Lions, I am really at a loss as to how you guys and the on screen Raizadas have totally forgotten about the whole hostage drama...Not one person has bothered to ask ASR or Khushi how they coped...how ASR coped as a hostage...not even NK!! Is Anjali the only one under trauma...not ASR or Khushi...who were a few seconds away from life being snuffed out of them!!
b) Anjali thinks ASR's priorities after marriage have changed...Ermm was it not Anjali who arranged the Heer Ranjha drama and many other situations so that ASR could start loving Khushi...so now what...is this the simple case of "if I am not happy, I will not let you be too?"
c) Anjali thinks ASR lied...what about the zillions of times Anjali has lied to get her way ...i.e. for the sangeet in Akash's marriage...
d) ASR does not take care of them...then who is taking care of the free loading Anjali Jha and Shyam Jha have unleashed on the Raizada clan since their marriage
e) I totally appreciate that Anjali is under duress...But surely there has to be some reflection...how can she not even for a moment consider that forget Khushi...NK and ASR are saying exactly the same thing, that Shyam is a sleazeball!!...Should there be no thinking on her part!!
f) Anjali ended the scene with a nice line...every thing changed since you my brother stopped answering my questions...Well Anjali...CHUCKLES...so this is it isnt it...you wanted Khushi to marry him...but when he did that out of his own volition ...it hurt...and logically so.
But the line you gave him today was a real low, you went back to that time of his marriage to show him his mistake in marrying Khushi...and Barun's expressions on the horror of the statement were outstanding
Am sorry 4 Lions...but Anjali's character is beginning to head south at a disastrous speed!! There has to be a better way to show her insecurity vis-a-vis Shyam...Most of us viewers understand the shock she has been dealt with and sympathise with her...but there has to be a better way to show this...She was a loving, doting, mature sister, having an equally loving, doting, mature brother...You cant' discount that just because of one incident!!
What earlier was a unique, cherished brother-sister bond...now seems self-absorbed, crabby (I am not happy, so you also cannot), hurtful and very suffocating!!!...
As for Anjali demonstrating a most regressive attitude towards her unborn baby the less said the better...from wanting to kill it without a coherently and sensitively shown reason or monologue, to wanting a boy child like Shyam (There goes Sitara Plus's Satyameva Jayate!!), to not spending a single moment thinking of providing a good life to the child!!...4 Lions, this thinking of hers as per your storyline, is extremely disappointing and regressive!!!...Sure women who feel cheated go under depression but that is why psychiatric/ counselling help is available and there is no shame in it...I am so glad a lot of mothers I know are not like her...Am so glad a lot of women in similar circumstances are not like her
Whoever is responsible for this track...it is sloppily written, very myopically visualised and very insensitive...4 Lions , you are a producer of a televised product...so try to appreciate that along with accolades...will come brickbacts or from those more discerning viewers...genuine constructive feedback...If you choose to ignore it...its your loss, not ours
There is a reason why sisters tie rakhis and wives/ lovers/ partners give rings/ wedding bands...What is the message you are intending to give...that married men or men in love should not care about their partners!...He wanted to make Khushi happy...both he and Khushi also went through an emotionally and physically tough time...what is so horrible in that!...This is extremely regressive!!
Separately, thank you for an outstanding episode...it reaffirmed a few belief's of mine that were temporarily shaken:
a) This is at the end of the day, is an often sloppy product of disjointed fantasies...kept afloat by the tremendous talent of its leads
b) There is a reason why 879868576653653868965 people connect with Barun and Sanaya ...and not the others (perhaps Abhaas and Abha Parmar are the only serious second in line)
c) There is a reason why I love ASR...and it was on ample show today...a loving husband/ lover...a doting brother...a responsible adult...my heart went out to him when he said "do you want to see me dead"...Yes, I for one want him to head out of RM...because now, as always, he seems like a punching bag for all.
d) ASR has and will stand by Khushi...loved the way he told her to relax when their almost kiss (yet again!!) was interrupted by the Raizadas... There you go man!!
d) And...Barun...outstanding expressions again...from soft to happy to raw passion to disbelief to upset to worried to hurt to horrified!!...I said this in my Gravitas post, I will say this again...you are the reason for a 25 minute watch...Wish you the best!!...and if that means I don't see you anymore in this...SIGH!!. then so be it...To quote Jack (Leonardo Di Caprio) from Titanic..."I am too involved now...You jump!...I jump"
PS: The ASR-Khushi temporary milan was amazing...more on that in another post...
Edit: My post on the ASR Khushi milan...that always seems like a mirage
Happy weekend all
love ur post. i second it.