Originally posted by Deebz
Umdu, I respect your creative thinking on the subject of Sandy's silence.
Personally, I feel that Sandy has given in to Bhabo as of now. Mahatma Gandhi rebelled fiercely but non violently. There were massive protests, marches, non cooperation, rallying the masses and more done to provoke the British. Sandy has not started the fight yet. Sheis believing that her dream has no place in Rathi parivaar.
She did try to appeal to Bhabo by telling her how precious the books were to her and how her academic achievement was more valuable than money or gold to her. That fell on to Bhabo's deaf ears. But Suraj heard her loud and clear.
This show is as much about a girl who dares to dream as it is about the man who stands behind her. The Cvs may be trying to reach men like Suraj to stand up for what is right even if it means going against the mother. Men find it very difficult to go against their mothers, even educated ones. By showing Bhabo unreasonable and Sandhya docile, garnering pity, Cvs may be generating support for Suraj from the male audience.
Sandhya is otherwise shown inspirational. Her being quiet now is a lesson in itself too that some fights need an ally in order to win..Even Gandhi won by having public support.
Thank you so much for your inputs Deebz. I agree Gandhi did protest albeit nonviolently and even failed to uphold that principle in the Quit India movement which turned violent subsequently but here any protest they show will show her being thrown out of the house. In Gandhi's case my example was to emphasise the point that the Congress did try to join the system by contesting elections in the 1930s and trying to bring change from within
. The revolutionaries did not
. Changing the system from within was why I took the example from Indian history.Gandhi could not be thrown out from the country if he protested but Sandhya can be. An aggressive Sandhya will make the audience more regressive.
In a male dominated society like ours it will be more acceptable to the audience if they show a supportive husband rather than her standing up and fighting alone. That will happen after this has been achieved. We have to move this psychological battle for gender equality stage by stage. A revolt by Sandhya would mean you are missing step 1 and moving to 2 which the traditional Indian psyche will immediately reject and find it unacceptable.
Star Plus has judged the background of the majority of viewers and made a serial to gradually push them into thinking what 20 yrs back would have been considered a sacrilege. We all want to see Sandhya stand for herself but that cannot be shown in a country where 65% of the people live in villages. They have to prepare them for the idea and than show the rise of woman power eventually. The difference between Gandhi and other national leaders was that he was able to mobilise the masses all over the country to support him while other leaders had limited support in pockets. In DABH it is mass mobilisation for gender equality they are aiming for not the limited support of educated urban elite who are already progressive in thinking.
They don't need to change. It is the teaming majority which has to change and that is the target of Star Plus.
Edited by UMDU - 07 November 2012 at 4:25pm