Posted: 16 March 2013 at 12:46pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by Leesan
He fails, he falls short, he's flawed...but he still manages to pick himself up, dust himself off and try to fix the problem as he sees it! He is what he is, no pretense, just Mohan. Impetuous, even reckless at times,but irrepressible
! Imperfectly perfect! That's our guy!
Loyal, and faithful,loving and caring all wrapped up into the emotional bundle that is Mohan Bhatnagar!
That's the word -- irrepressible!
After seeing the season so far, and thinking about the whole show, S1 and S2 together, I finally figured out something that explained to me why I felt so sorry for Megha in S1, but I don't feel the same way in S2 (and BTW, makes me feel scared in my heart for what lies ahead for the two and for Navi):
Mohan and Megha today are like the Unstoppable Force and the Immovable Object.
In S1, Mohan was the Action and Megha could just helplessly React. She didn't want to think about a new life, or a new guy. She was happy to keep drowning quietly in her life as mother and senselessly dutiful daughter-in-law. If there was fight, it was to clear Amar's name. That was the spark that Mohan used to get into her life, and she allowed him. But from that point on, it was all about what Mohan started, and she responded to. Even in the case of the ex-girlfriend: by then, Mohan owned her -- he had saved her respectability. She could not stand by and not respond to his need. And then came his love, and she could not stand by and not respond. Which is why I always used to think: Poor Megha.
But now, in S2, there is this immovable wall of her offended motherhood and her repressed guilt. And that is the force that has become too big an object for even Mohan's irrepressible force to fight against. I really can't see a happy ending to this story if that Potatohead with the dhoti tied with a diaper pin turns out to be Addu. Or even if Addu is dead. Maybe ... if Addu has actually been transported somewhere far away in a happier life than she could ever afford, MAYBE, there is a chance that Megha might consider being with Mohan again. She loves him immeasurably, I don't doubt that. But right now, her offended motherhood rules.
But the odd thing is, I have never once (and suspect never will) felt sorry
for Mohan. Unlike a million posts that this forum contains. Mohan is not someone that I can even come remotely close to pitying. He is the Force. He doesn't require it. He will endure. Even if he ends up standing in one spot for all eternity. He will endure.