Posted: 07 January 2014 at 2:38am | IP Logged
Originally posted by Naach_Basanti
1. Back in the late 90s Indian television was very progressive. We had good shows, that showed life for what it was. One of my all time favorite shows those days (even to date) was Saans; a show on how an extra marital affair embraced by a husband breaks his family apart. the subject was handled with sensitivity, but maturity & realistically. There was a scene where the husband and wife both parents to children who were in the teens initiate sex (hope mods allow the usage of the word here). Although it was only inferred upon but still it told the audience what they needed to know.
Move forward 10 years and we are now at a time where television is extremely conservative about showing anything that might upset the majority of the audience, to the point where married couples are shown to be celibates. I never understood the reasons behind something like this. Sex isnt bad. Yes, showing scenes of a sexual nature on prime time television is wrong, but to drag it to the point where married couples were shown as celibates was very very amusing.
On that note I'm glad that the makers of RR and its actors decided to take the bold step of showing Rudra's & laila's relationship for what it was- a pre-marital sex based relationship.
2. Secondly i find it amusing that people are calling Rudra's character deela. why? Because he is in a mutually beneficial relationship with an adult woman? How does that make him flawed? By all means he is flawed because he hates women, doesnt treat them well, uses violence and aggression while dealing with people he doesnt like. But to embrace a sex based relationship with another adult woman doesnt make his character deela. well, at least not according to me.
3. Ankita as Laila surprised me. Lets just say that I didnt like her in Amrith manthan, so i was pleasantly surprised by her in RR. however I find her potrayal of Laila, completely vampish. maybe thats how the character is meant to be. The PH's casting director deserves a pat on his/her shoulders.
4. The stage is set, the characters, their past, their motivations, their conflicts, their beliefs have all been established. Now its time for the Big wedding and for Rudra & Paro's life to change forever.
Feel free to agree or disagree respectfully.
P.S- a humorous take on today's episode will follow tonight or tomorrow morning.
I couldnt agree more NB aka Kripa! As I have already written earlier in this thread, I am mighty glad that they showed it like this and lived up to their promise to make it real! atleast to the extent that they can in a tv show. If they hadnt , would Rudra really be this oh so real guy in our eyes, with his full force of dark, brooding, quietly seething, tightly controlled magnetism and fire! I think the CVs, director, and actors esp Ashish did an amazing job of delineating the scene within the boundaries of finesse and excellence , keeping it believable, taut and full economy of actions and words...it takes a different level of method acting to achieve this level of portrayal and characterization , through words, movement and body language, till you forget where the scene leaves off and real life takes over...