And a post to answer them all...
1. I kind of understood Kumud and really felt bad for Kumud last night - this marriage is a third rejection for her .
Twice from Saras and once from pramaad. So is there something wrong with her? Something she is
not doing right?
If Saras does love her as he claims, and it was an unthinking rejection, then is it her kismet to be
If she does walk out of this marriage, what is the guarantee that another accident will not lead to
another unthinking rejection from Saras?
She had given herself so completely to him, she had changed her destiny, fought his rejection, pulled him to fall in love with her, and look where it got her!
If her dad had said yes to pramaad in the first instant, she wouldn't have had to suffer in love, as she did, for the rejection of Saras after love hurts far more than the rejection of Pramaad.
At least pramaad has made his reasons clear, it was coercion and he wants nothing to do with her!
So, Kumud's reaction stems from her pain and vulnerability and I get that.
Infact last night I understood her reasons for wanting to stay on, it's resignation and defeat that comes from repeated rejection.
So, to all those who feel that she doesn't care for him, this has messed her up more than she shows
2. My disappointment lies hence not with Kumud, because she is not thinking straight . It lay with
Dukhba. One reason why she was admired so much was that she had the courage to walk out of a bad marriage. She had till now showed a quiet pride in doing the right thing.
Yet last night she hinted that it was her failure that her husband was a bad man.
She who had lived with a wrong man, should so easily accept Kumud's decision to go back, also
support her and agree to hide it from VC , felt wrong at so many levels. A Mai who thundered that
she will not let Kumud throw her life away, was surprisingly easy to convince!
She who knew that Saras and Kumud are right for each other, and pushed them together, now
cannot see that pramaad is not right for Kumud?
I needed to see her stand against Kumud, argue with her, explain to her what life with an abusive
man can be, educate her, not applaud her!
3. Saras - as smrth has said- why is he here? Why is he interfering? Why can't he understand that to
really help Kumud, he has to go away, so that she is not tormented by her past.
Isn't he still staking her claim on her? She is mine to protect and save, and I am her man?
Just like she was his to reject and spurn when he was depressed?
And true love, (again thanks smrth) is to love and wait, and accept.
It is not to demand and push and take over the right to reorganize her life
He forsaked it, he came back, but destiny had played its cards.
Now he must not punish her more by seeking forgiveness - what use is that forgiveness?
4. The story - it has anyway been compromised enough for TRPs - the PMS, the entry of Saras so
early, the character of dukhbaa.
And now the glorification of Kumud's decision to go back - an angry Kumud who insists on going back with her sharabi pati against her family's wishes - I would have accepted , because depressed people are also the most stubborn.
But a Kumud applauded with pride, a rergertful dukhba, who now thinks she was wrong to have left her husband, who agrees to hide the truth from Kumud's birth mother and father - is appalling, and an incorrect social message, that is one adaptation of the novel that I strongly strongly strongly reject .
5. The time - the novel is set in today, it was made contemporary, the Kumud of the original could not walk away then because girls did not walk away then. And moreover Saras was denying his love for her. It has been made contemporary. Saras is back asking for forgiveness, this Kumud has more options. At least a conflict over choosing the right one, if not from her from her dukhba?
So by all means show a Kumud who chooses to live with pramaad , but at least show her doing it against all sound advice and not with the blessings of the woman who moulded her character!
This twist is tale was a TRP exercise. And now will start TRP ka khel.
Edited by arshicritic - 15 August 2013 at 8:24pm