Like so many others in this forum I'm rewatching IPKKND. And its giving me fresh perspective on so many things. Earlier I had started watching the serial around the time khushi 's engagement was announced. I caught up on prev epsodes mainly thru arnav khushi scenes and watching few whole episodes.
As, i recall, after hate marriage, all of us were up in arms against ASR . We blamed him for not confronting khushi and listening to shyam instead. We blamed him for even imagining that khushi cud be a cheat.
Yesterday i watched episodes 41 to 43 (july 29 2011, 1 to 3 rd aug 2011) when shyam was introduced as anjali's husband. It was shown how skilfully shyam was weaving his web of deceit over the RM wasis and winning them over with his sacharine sweet talk. He was like the perfect husband, sil, bil.
No wonder ASR was shattered by what he saw on the terrace. If his BIL who had won the hearts of the family along with anjali, who was so loved and trusted by everyone could be a cheat and betrayer, then so could khushi.
He had already heard and seen everything with his own eyes and ears. As he said later to khushi 'Dimaag peh chap gaya hai'.
So obviously he confronted his bil and when shyam confiirmed what he had already heard, ASR believed him. To him, khushi had betrayed Anjali who had always been so kind to her.There was no doubt in his mind whatsoever. So he did not confront khushi or tell her anything. He possibly felt that she did not deserve any explaination. Or maybe he thought khushi was just pretending to not know the reason !
So i guess, the way cvs had built the story there was logic in what they showed after the hate marriage.
The hate marriage was itself logical too, since he had on several occassions made it very clear that nothing was more imp to him than his di's happiness and he cud go to any extent for her.
ASR's subsequent behaviour has to be seen from this perspective. We were outraged because we knew khushi was an innocent victim but he din't.
And all this while, he cudnt help loving her despite his hatred and perhaps dreaded hearing from her about her relation with shyam.
Again to the cv's credit, we saw a much thawed arnav after the holi confession. We saw him being more tolerant towards her antics and behaviour. He cud have put a stop to all that, had he so desired, but it was almost as if he indulged her.
We dint get a proper redemption from ASR, but whatever he had to do to win khushi over again, the efforts and the exent he went to after he had brought her back home from Gupta house , the way he tried to understand what made her happy, all this can be regarded as redemption of sorts.
And his conquering of his past demons and claiming Khushi as his wife was the final act which completed his redemption.
Edited by sulu_123 - 16 January 2013 at 9:44am