Posted: 26 November 2012 at 2:42am | IP Logged
I was looking forward to some thought provoking threads during the weekend but could see none. Maybe we feel we have reached a stage in the story where nothing more can be said unless the story progresses further. All the main characters have been thoroughly analysed by many in the forum and now unless the Sandhya padhai track starts and the story moves forward there is no aspect in the story left to be commented upon.
I just thought of something which may sound abstract to many but is relevant to our story. Why do people resist change ? Why is Bhabo so hostile to the idea of change in her family setup ? Is DABH really aiming to bring Nayi Soch ? This is a field which is unexplored.
1. Change makes you come out of your comfort zone which we do not want to do.
2. Change carries an element of uncertainty which we are afraid to risk.
3.Afraid you may lose your position.
4.You are not convinced it will work.
5.You are afraid of your peers boycotting you.
6.When things are going well with the older system what is the need to change.
7.Lack of sufficient knowledge about the change makes you resist.
8.You do not trust the change to bring you any benefit in the long run.
Here in this story Bhabo does not want to change due to the above mentioned reasons. The idea of an IPS beendani is unacceptable to her. The serial as I perceived it when I was watching it was that it aimed at breaking the traditional barriers and making Sandhya join the IPS. I justified Sandhya's meekness before Bhabo as being an attempt by CVs to bring about a change from within a conservative society. Her not fighting back when insults are hurled upon her, I attributed it to the intolerance our society has towards rebellion. I felt a revolt by Sandhya would be unacceptable to a traditional mindset which the serial aims to change.
However I am compelled to rethink my analysis. If they are going to show Sandhya secretly studying with the help of her husband without the knowledge of Bhabo who represents the conservative elements in the society how than is it Nayi Soch ki lehar ? How many traditionally brought up husband will support their wives defying their mother ? Will it really help in Nayi Soch...To my mind it is also a revolt and not a change within a system. Revolts of this nature in society are never emulated. Alternatively if they had through some twist in the story shown Bhabo being receptive and the entire operation being conducted with her approval than the conservative audience whom they are targeting would have sat back and thought. Than the story could have become truly inspirational. Here what they are showing is if the society forbids you from doing something ,do it secretly. What change can you possibly inspire or bring about.
I was always given to understand that DABH is different. Here with secret college studying are they not making way for future saas bahu dramas. How than is it different from other saas bahu sagas which our Hindi telly world specializes in.
The younger crowd very rightly felt that Suraj should wait no longer for the approval but start off immediately. They are not wrong as Bhabo seemed too stubborn to approve. Why could they not in the script take the story in the direction of Bhabo's approval through some twists and turns. My question to the CVs is, Nayi soch ki boond kyon, lehar kyon nahi ?
Edited by UMDU - 26 November 2012 at 3:04am