Posted: 31 December 2012 at 11:06am | IP Logged
After watching today's episode I just felt like I had to create this topic. I couldn't bear to watch Amrit - and yes, Amrit being thrown about and beaten for a stupid mistake like accidently making Rudraksh drop his drink. I just thought what am I watching? How did Amrit turn from egotistical villain to a victim of abuse? And that's when I realised: Amrit Manthan.
What is the true meaning of Amrit Manthan?
In fact, what is Amrit Manthan even about?
Is it about Nimrit and Agam? Nimrit and Amrit's relationship? Not according to the title. It's actually about how Amrit changes, possibly from negative to positive. And yes, I've been reading and hearing how people are wondering when will Amrit ever change? When she gets defeated by Nimrit? NO. When Agam is returned to Nimrit? NO. She hadn't changed then, did she? No siree! So when will she change?
In fact, this question - this Manthan - is something that can't happen with the click of a finger, or in a few episodes. Just imagine, a mass murderer who kills people without a second thought just turns into a saint the next day. Is that really possible? I don't think so. But you see, there needs to something behind that, that leads to their change, that leads to their Manthan. Something that changes their life, that opens their eyes. Say that murderer finds that their loved one has been killed, they'll realise just how their killings has affected others. Hence, a person can change.
So how do you expect a sister who tries to kill another to change? You just cannot - and I stress that word so much! Guys, isn't this what the real Amrit Manthan is about? Something that happens to Amrit that changes her? That pulls her from her egotistical world to reality? If Amrit couldn't change when everything is gone from her, even when she is about to be imprisoned, how else do you expect her to change without an important catalyst? And that catalyst is Rudraksh. You know, today's episode was the first episode in which I had seen Rudraksh. I saw him consoling the woman and I thought yes, maybe he's a good character but then said something about wanting Nimrit that made me disgusted. But I wasn't as disgusted as I was when he beat Amrit. I just felt like I just couldn't watch it. Sure, Amrit possibly deserved it for everything that she had done, but seriously? Can't even a villain become a victim of any sort of abuse?
What I'm trying to say is that I absolutely love the social issue that the creatives are dealing with and one that is extremely delicate. Domestic Abuse/Violence. How many cases have we heard when a woman is beaten up/tortured by their husband, partner, boyfriend? (I'm mentioning women but men can be victims of abuse as well). I can't bear to listen to those cases because they just disgust me at how badly women are treated. But yes, I love the way the creatives are going about with this track because it shows that Amrit needs to change, yes but something else will change her. THIS WILL. This is how the real Amrit Manthan will happen.
Today's episode was just so heart wrenching at how she is slapped and then beaten by a rope just because of a mistake? And the most upsetting scene? How Amrit had looked at herself in the mirror and then without speaking, without a second thought, hides her wounds using make up. I just thought there and then that no matter what Amrit did, this was just so sad to watch. And the extra detail on Yug's character: I thought at the beginning that he was more or less like a servant to Rudraksh but him listening to Amrit's screams and then going away because he seemed like he couldn't bear it. I seriously hope that Yug helps Amrit out (as well as Nimrit) because he knew Amrit more than he knew everyone else (Nimrit included), and it seems as if he too doesn't like what's happening to her. Kudos to the creatives and of course Adaa Khan for an exceptionally well performance!