Posted: 10 April 2013 at 3:06pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by AreYaar
Originally posted by kitkataha
The character of RK is definitely path breaking in many ways, otherwise tv is no short of Munnas, Lallu-Panjus, and the ruthless businessmen. *yawn* The only other character AFTER RK which comes to mind is Prem-Udi.
I think I understand why some people are tired of RK-Madhu. Let me put it this way: you will be disappointed dearly if you're trying to hunt sappy romance in this tragic story. Let me also warn you, you will fail to understand RK/Madhu if you're only looking for love between the two. Some relationships are formed due to need, due to survival. At this point, RK needs Madhu to survive...the last bit where RK is so furious at Madhu because she escaped was absolutely brilliant. She's a thread he needs to hold on to for survival. They have a very instinctual relationship.
I'm a huge Prem/UD fan...and I do see some shades of him in RK...although RK is a much more UNHINGED version of UD...UD seems like a saint in comparison to him in some ways
But there are some similar elements in the storylines...the single-minded madness/obsession.
Agree with you about RK needing Madhu to survive as of now...it's a survival instinct acting out...and just like there is nothing normal about RK himself, there is nothing normal about their relationship either...ppl looking for that kind of normality are likely to be disappointed.
RK's competition isn't with the Munnas etc. on TV...the "anti-hero" mould on Indian TV doesn't go beyond ruthless businessman with "heart of gold"...which is why a lot of the posts hating on RK have only Arnavs etc. to give as examples of "well written" characters with redemption...lol
I've always seen similarities b/w RK and Prem-UD but off late RK has displayed a much more DISORDERED/UNSTABLE version of himself. LOL. You're right, people usually define "normalcy" as a middle class girl reforming a ruthless man by flipping her hair, wearing a red saree, and occasionally breathing heavily. That is the barrier for normalcy that the Indian TV has set for all.
Any story that deviates from the set standard is unsettling with the audience (which is why IMO the CVs have introduced a Gangster [who btw wears extra small when he clearly needs a large, but hey that MUST be shown to define his chiseled body] ). I've nothing personal against the dude but the parallel track of him and Madhu-bala is so predictable. I for once am glad that RK and Madhubala are shown to be two (very much) insane people in their own ways. It's a tit for tat relationship which is why it's fun. The relationship is much more than hotness or femme fatale attraction, Redemption - the term - on this forum is used in so many ways, I can't even define it. It's as if RK has to be forced to repent so that he can be seen "normally" again...but again in his own words, he's was never normal, nor he may ever be. I love the layers to this dude...whoever created him must be having way too much writing for him. Haha.
Edited by kitkataha - 10 April 2013 at 3:07pm