Posted: 22 July 2012 at 2:06am | IP Logged
I read some comments on the TB article against RJN by a couple of other fans... (pressu has offered to post a reply on my behalf...hope she's able to, once she's back)...but, wanted to post my reply to those girls here anyway... and thought of making it a Sunday post as it is... debate welcome
P.S. it wasn't/isn't bashing...it was decent criticism from a couple of viewers...so I just put forth my views...I just tried being diplomatic while putting across my views..
Can't believe how emotional Indu Singh has turned me into.. .. I never bothered about such comments before, but now it's consumed 2 hours of my Sunday morning
My reply - Please yaar lighten up...now, you didn't think this entire serial was episode after episode of Sanchi solving civil issues, did you? Social message - yes as much as the next serial that has IAS-wannabe doormat bahus and alpha-male chauvinistic heros! My advice would be to stick to Satyamev Jayate for that. I hated Indu too, as did most of the RJN forum viewers - what he did was horrible and there's no two ways about it...but hey even murderers have a set time scale after which their sentence is up (and even they get early release for good behaviour!)
I will NOT even quibble that the judge's statement is funny, but then if you've watched Indian serials (bar a few exceptions) this is just a drop in the vast nonsense that plays out in the name of dramatic license! An excuse to get the plot moving. Conveniently - Sanchi only mentioned she was forced into the wedding, not the gritty details of it. (On another note I did read an article about the abysmal rulings in Indian courts (not panchayats) against the favour of the victim, but thats another story alltogether!)
As for Indu Singh, he has no right to force Sanchi to fall in love with him - but true to his gruff rural male-chauvinistic upbringing - he thought that proposing to his loved one was a ticket to an acceptance - he was wrong. Misled, Indu refused to relent. So, Sanchi plotted against him and sent him to jail under false pretence. Now, Sanchi is supposed to be an intelligent girl. Wouldn't she know better than to take such a panga with a dangerous man. Not only did she send him to jail using false case, she even goaded about it in the media. He horridly then did what he thought was vindictive enough!
Fast forward to now, and Indu has done a lot to show change/remorse. He helped her in a case (yes he needed for his benefit too), but he saved her life/took care of her needs, gave up his ONLY DREAM - the election seat, accepted her victory wholeheartedly, patiently accepted all her insults/taunts/slap even when he's been innocent lately, apologized, granted her a divorce because she wanted etc etc
I see you've said IPK is very different - in what way? ASR being the shrewd businessman lacks complete judgement when understanding khushi's character - even now, he ends up physically/emotionally hurting her after all she's done for him! So a forced marriage and humiliation is all right if the girl loves you vs if the girl doesn't? Isn't THAT a bigger blow to the girl's love. In my eyes, what Indu's done is far more REDEMPTION than ASR's playful romance & demands for his right as a husband. Who looks like a better 'gentleman' now?
Both ASR and Indu Singh are different, but not-so-different! Both handsome and lovable, but both have wronged their girls immensely and now wanting to make up for it. Only difference is that ASR has a slick city-suaveness about him while Indu Singh has crude rural charisma...only difference is that Khushi is far more understanding and forgiving than is Sanchi...
Similar (not same) things happened in Tere Naam, Ishaqzaade too, but was appreciated with awards! Its HOW they portray the redemption that's counted...they haven't shown Sanchi falling for him yet, heck not even accepting the good he's done for her lately. so if they lay out a good-enough pathway for love to concur, I say few years down the line Sanchi might be happier with an ignorant Indu who YEARNS to love her, than numerous other girls who married men that appeared decent on the outset, but turned out to be something else all together.
Edited by lashy - 22 July 2012 at 3:02am