Originally posted by CHAKKU_DAAYAN
His GANGSTER KA VAADA (gangster's promise) of keeping the chawl people safe went down the drain, the moment Madhu came to his rescue.
.. comon.. this is a biased opinion. Why can't a don ever be in a situation where he is an unlucky situation.. he did beat other 'gundas'... he did have bhujang in his grip.. I am not sure of anything extremely off the mark in that scene given its a fictional tv drama..."miti aankhon mein daal kar baazi palatna" is quite a tried and tested formula ain't it?
He promised, and taking circumstances into account ( he is fighting alone, he is the one who is in a weaker position)... he did save the chawl folks..and bechaara sharafat se aaj chawl bhi chod kar gaya because he had promised padmini that he would keep everyone safe
And if he is an undercover cop, then also he is useless because he was unable to protect the chawl people.
Who says Police is always perfect ... ( waise no one did get hurt right?)
Now what GOOD has Sultan done in the show till now?
The only good he has done is, said SORRY to Madhubala. Does it make him the oh-so-perfect husband for her? NO.
I am guessing this question is for sulbala fans, and not the ganster sultan ( the characterization) ?
Till now, he has pointed gun at a girl, he doesn't trust the girl who saved his and his kid's life so many times and is harboring them, he asked a simple chawl girl to pull the trigger of the gun and kill a person and he made false promise of keeping everyone safe.
Doodh ka jala chaach bhi phoonk kar peeta hai.. not trusting people easily actually fits the characterization
So what is so special about him? Just that, ki he doesn't humiliate Madhu and stands in a corner and listens to her endless lectures and then when he's alone remembers them and smiles? Just that ki he has a hot body and face to drool and he broods a lot? Or the fact that he is a father to a CUTE kid?
RK is a superstar - an extremely respectable job , right? - he is adored and loved by his fan, people are scared of him.. rich, famous, good looking.. etc etc-- essentially someone society has accepted and is 'respects' .. ..
Now backdrop is a love story..
Heroine has been ditched by hero.. the idea of new character is to bring out the negatives and positives of the hero more prominently .. and the stark difference in characters( hero and anti hero)..
Gangster hai- unrespectable profession.. people would judge him by that.. and they do.. society dissaproves of them .. and yet, this man who has only known killing does not humiliate anyone!!!.. no one..
He doesn't listen to her endless lectures.. he has been shown to be a man of few words.. as a matter of fact, he has always shut her up when she goes overboard.. ( not sure why would you say this.. infact ( just for comparison) RK at times is left without an ans to her bhashans.. and he is an intelligent witty man who likes to have the last word.. point being, Mads hits hard with her lectures so if someone is able to shut her up, he is sensible )
If you like someone or have started to, whats wrong with remembering the moments - silly, funny, emotional or not, one can smile over them.. can relive them ( i don't find anything unexpected here)
Thats as far as the characterization of the gangster goes.
Now, to your question on him being perfect for Mads..
Honestly, there are a lot of factors and reasons that can be quoted but then so is true for RK.
Its a love story - for people in love logic doesn't work... anyone can fall in love with anyone.. whether it gets translated into a society accepted relationship is a different question ( so don't think ti is relevant ot your gangster characterization question)
Yesterday, had Madhu not come and picked up the gun, Bhujang would have picked it up, killed Sultan and then he might have killed Chawl people also for harboring him. What help did Sultan offer to Chawl people? And even after that, he stands quietly and niharoes Madhu's beauty while she delivers lectures to chawl people?
You have been alone all your life, no one's loved you ( not giving wifey benefit of doubt)... how do you think he would feel when some stranger stands up for him.. against her own people..
its not abt niharoing her beauty ( although is helps that she is gorgeous.. now imagine ash or jolie doing that :P .. or ask Drashti fans here , if she wud stand in front of them what wud happen ) , but i think he was amazed, and in awe.. and happy .. to see someone giving him the respect of being an equal What would Madhu's future be with him? He can not even PROTECT his family and considering the profession he is in, that is very much important. Rather Madhu would be the one protecting him all her life Do we want Madhu to become a gangster as well? Just because she'll get a husband who would RESPECT her, she should become a CRIMINAL as well? Think comes down to the same points, we discussed above.. future.. can be anything.. qayamat se qayamat tak/ ishaqzaade... or Naam.. or Godfather ( senior).. can be anything... doesn't have to be monica bedi every time Atleast with RK, even though he was taking revenge, his first priority was to save Madhu from Ballu, and HE DID save her after getting killed twice So even if during revenge he can save Madhu by getting killed, then what would he do when he actually realises his love? And RK would start respecting Madhu once he falls for her. If currently Sultan is in basement in my chart, then RK stands tall on 20th floor as a love interest for Madhu.
This again is rishbala vs sulbala ques... to each his own.. I still stand by my desire for a parallel universe and hail shrodinger;s :P
I have also heard many people call RK a COWARD for backstabbing Madhu. Then what is Sulatn? Yesterday, he also came and attacked Bhujang from behind only Does it make him a winner? Nope. Even after backstabbing, Bhujang rescued himself You are being so mean to poor gangster .. bechare ne to kuch kiya bhi nahi hai .. P.S. I would be really surprised if CVs show Sultan as a master planner of catching RK through Madhu. Atleast he would prove to be a GOOD and INTELLIGENT DON Jis tarah har aira gaira nathu khaira RK ke ghar aata jaata rehta hai, i doubt catching RK would be a tough job to go through all these drama .. CVs have lost it if they do that
P.P.S. Don't bash Sulatn here. Healthy discussion is all I want.
PS: still going thru other ocmments, so if you have already answered similar arguments, excuse my ignorance