Originally posted by JWMRK
Let me now come to the storyline...and again I have a different take on it
We all agree Anjali has been wronged...in more ways than one...by not just Shyam but by ASR and Khushi too...They dud that the moment they kept Shyam's truth away from her...I have always maintained it, they had no right to take away Anjali's own decision about her own life
Secondly, a lot of us have this reaction after two weeks of showtime after the revelation. I can speak for myself...I made posts sympathising with Anjali...after all she shared her life her personal space with that man...I still understand her plight...what I cannot understand is her one dimensional approach
Again I understand her resentment towards Khushi...which wife would not
The point as Anu (momma1128) mentioned is in the scripting or execution or both...no one will have a problem if this is put accross well. So show us what Anjali thinks...show us her monologues...show us her outburst
One moment she is ready with a bowl of Kheer (which for an extremely superstitious and overtly religious Hindu like Anjali shoudl be associated with auspicious or happy occasions)...the next minute she sees her brother with Khushi and flips
Why...Khushi had her birthday, as a husband he arranged a private pool side party for just them...did he arrange for a party ...no...did he force Anjali to attend...no
...But in the same vein I agree with you that the living room romance could have been avoided...again as I said the PH cannot turn around the frankenstien they have unleashed by the lead paid chemistry focused story all along
Have no problem with his celebrating the birthday in the privacy of their room. And I just cannot understand this habit of walking into rooms without knocking! But, if you wear Anjali's sadly twisted tinted glasses, SHE is affronted because she cannot see clearly or think clearly. For, her mind is in deep fog, alone. It is not where she wishes to be, neither does she even begin to fathom how she got there. You see she had her route clearly drawn out and according to her, had one of those reliable SUVs too...but the SUV stalled, leaving her stranded, alone in a dark, foggy road. There may be comforting voices, but she probably hears silence. There may be reassuring nods and loving glances, but she sees nothing- the fog is too thick and too deep. At most she sees empty glares. I don't think she knows HOW she will walk out of this fog, I don't she COMPREHENDS. Perhaps the only thing she recognises is a growing resentment to the reason the SUV stalled- its like Khushi stopped the SUV and drained out the battery fluid!
Now, I can't agree more that a monologue is the need of the day- we need Anjali to reflect. But perhaps when she slowly starts to clear the fog in her mind we will have one- I hope we will.
Moving on you say she does not have a problem with him loving Khushi she has a problem with timing...So why does Anjali not consider the following
a) After being gagge, beaten, humiliated, almost killed...ASR has returned back and is focusing on her ...his first priority was getting her to rest, getting her to a doctor, explaining things to her...Had he walked out of that dining room rama with Khushi in hand I can understand his priorities have changed...But no thats not the reality
My only defence (and frankly, I should get a black coat and sell myself as a lawyer!) for Anjali is that she is by nature an irrational woman. Now this irrational woman knows only half the truth (now half truths are the most dangerous), is confused, and I doubt she even knows what she is thinking. All she knows is that she is not where she wants to be and she is trying to comprehend how she got there. I don't think she is focussing beyond that. Besides, I think if she applies her brain some more she will probably faint ...not just have dizzy spells!!!
b) ASR is bothered about Anjali...is Anjali bothered about ASR...you too agree he is like a son to her...so should she, as his emotional mother not ask him how he fared for taht one month in captivity
The only explanation here is that Barun Sobti was not available for a month- they introduced a kidnap plot to nudge the story forward, now that he is back the writes have erased that bad phase of their career from their memory and from the memories of all their characters!
c) Anjali's husband has been thrown out...Khushi's husband almost lost his life...there is a huge perspective here BB...when you have been in that situation you would want to cherish get close to the person that matters...which ASR and Khushi are doing in the few moments of privacy they get...So why is the PH not highiling Khushi or ASR's post traumatic stress
Because the PH under stress introduced the kidnap track- clearly (or it seems to me) that they want to let bygones be and do not want to walk down memory lane to the street called 'kidnap'!
d) You are right that she has a fogged vision and frankly always had...but her vision works well for Nani who is the next best person in her life after Shyam and ASR...so why is she not upset with Nani...Nani is in Khushi's home ground too
Hey, she did not catch Nani red handed with her Saut!
In summary...they can show us a well developed story...side characters developed, Anjali's resentment towards all...and we will buy it...but to make it one dimensional twain that Chottey you changed and now are not before me 24/ 7 is jarring...when was he 24/7 before her anyways...he is the same Chottey who shoved Lavanya right before their faces...did he listen to her then??
I will say it again...something is lost in translation somewhere
And two...If Anjali is so bothered about Shyam...and believes him...(because you are right in your analysis that for Anjali why shoudl she believe ASR/ Khushi)...then as a wife she has an option to leave the RM and go with her spouse...to want her brother to bring back the very man who is lusting after his wife is plain unreasonable...no matter how fogged one's vision is
JW, I also want to say that yes, I agree this is not the neatest piece of showbiz one can watch, but we are not comparing it with Fraiser or Buniyaad. In relative terms, this show is infinitely better than the utter trash around. I compare it with the Kasturis and Kasam se's of this world. There are no scheming vamps and one dimensional characters. Most characters have a few layers to them- they are neither WHITE nor black. (OK so you do have the doormat in Payal and the sadly not so comic Mami!). But much better than the other crap around. They have a good story and if they take it in the right direction it will remain good. I think what you say is lost in translation occurs when Production Houses chop and change story lines to suit the audience. That is when the story they are trying to tell becomes choppy and lacks continuity. Perhaps, if we let them do the story telling the way they intended to, we will have a fine product. For example the brief meeting between Khushi and Arnav during the kidnap saga- what purpose did that serve?! Now because a large majority of the audience are hopping mad - instead of taking the story ahead and giving Anjali a much needed monologue, they will give us more meaningless Rabba ve's and there we will be, stuck in quick sand.
Loved discussing with you after a long time