Originally posted by misti73
...Laughing at the clothes bit because that is what struck me when I watched the SBS segment...that discontinuity in dialgues, scenes are ok but clothes is not...or the angle of the ghunghat is not.
Actually, I found the segment funny because Rubina was being sarcastic. Also, they were making fun of script not being available on time. So these so called creatives wouldn't let the actors improvise or ask them to wear clothes certain way (even though pallu shifts in real life depending on the head movement and nobody wears it so precise the way they show Radhika wearing it), but will play with the characterization, scenes etc. That's why I was thinking that suddenly they added the guilt dialogue to maybe generate more sympathy for Radhika. That's why Dev is being shown as one-dimensionally angry. It is more than likely that Avinash is putting his own expressions based on his interpretation of the character to make it more appealing to audience. Kind of feel sorry for actors when they are given such poor script.
Despite the justification of Dev's character, his character has been moved around so much. Initially, they showed him with that puppet smile and almost innocent like persona. The characterization they are showing is more in line with his background where he is obligated but aloof. Also, he has a misguided sense of his family members as he spent most of his childhood away from these people.
But the way they showed the change in character is very inconsistent. One moment he was this innocent lover type person who suddenly changed after couple of conversations into this hard personality who could care less about the girl he was feeling passionate about. Now he has turned into this total angry person whom I personally feel like sending to anger management classes based on his borderline abusive behavior towards Radhika. This is all well and good but at least show it slowly over time. Now with this vrat, it would culminate in him suddenly forgiving Radhika and being nicer to her even if he is not able to accept her. At least the outcome of vrat is described as such where Rohan would get cured and Dev would lose his anger towards Radhika.
All this so that they can bring their "twist" on Friday which would apparently happen on the birthday. Radhika is surely a busiest person as she gets all this done in two days since the wedding. The day after the wedding night she was in PB, had a face-off with Padma, was forced to do puja under the tree, was shouted at by Banshee, had a face-off with Dev, had muh-dikhai, assured Dadaji, had a major victory against Maheswari, did Puja, got Dev's room and had a final fight with him where she got injured.
Next day, she did that bhajan, Padma did her second shouting at her, Maheswari told her off, had a conversation with her father, prepared the rasoi, faced another tantrum of Padma, then was thrown out of the room by Padma, was told off by Dev, cried in her room, got those gifts, asked for Nirjal vrat, found peacock feather and stuff saved by Dev and finally faced the last tantrum of the day from Dev.
Now the third day at PB: Started with a fight with Dev...and birthday celebrations are yet to come when we get to see another twist. So for sure Rohan is getting cured as the vrat is going to be successful. Now will Rohan claim that Radhika is his wife for real? Or is that a small twist with the big twist coming with the opening or not opening of the will.
Anyway, the reason I am writing is that these writers are so focused on providing twists on Fridays that they are rushing everything unnecessarily. The way Dev is made so rigid, he needs to change gradually. But it won't happen.
She is not even thinking of her father and his condition in the society when or of this truth regarding false marriage comes out...Purohits are rich andinfluential but her father is not.
That is an important point. She would be hurting her father with her actions. Today, they showed Mansaram blasting Shanti for not providing good values to Chenu and Chanda. He was missing his daughter Radhika who used to keep Chenu under control. So he was praising her virtues. Shanti got mad at that and angrily asked Mansa to tell Radhika to bring money. So was that scene an indication that Mansa would know about Radhika's lie and would be heartbroken that she did something like this.
Yes...if they are soulmates then from my POV they should be challenging each other and also questioning each others actions...and in this way enable each other to become better human beings.
Well, if they can show Dev behaving like this with Radhika, why not give the same right to Radhika and show her questioning his behavior. She is not a doormate who would take crap from him. Because she is traditional, she will tolerate a lot as she is currently doing or what she indicated today. But she would push back if he goes too far. They showed that in the childhood, Radhika was used to getting her way with Dev. So it should be here on big things.
Talking of big things, Dev told Radhika in their initial meetings that he wasn't scared of small things and she was too scared of every small thing. But now he should know that she may be scared of small things, but she is not scared of big things while it is a reverse for him. She has more guts than him. He was so wary when she requested Maheswari in her politest and sweetest voice.
Me too...I was laughing......I am waiting for the Shakespeare reference now.
They made that reference in CB1. This time Tagore's name was used in CB2. But Shakespeare is coming too in one of those episodes where they will be showing the silliest track and patting themselves on their back.
Well one can say that he is a coward...to me he is extremely confused and is being pulled in two opposite directions..his obigation at one end and Radhika forcing him to come out of his comfort zone at another end...since he realises subconsiously that coming out of his comfort zone will entitle him to question his own beliefs and ethics, he is fighting back for his own survival...he has survided in this house and has not lived his life. One of my cousins had a pet parrot and he usaully used to stay in his cage...not because he was not allowed to fly around but because he was scared of venturing outside. Even when the doors of the cage used to be opened he used to refuse come out of the cage and sometimes he used to walk to the door...lean out of the cage...hold the door with his beak and then himself shut the door of the cage...Dev is reminding me of that parrot.
Misti, you are right that he is confused and getting pulled in two directions. As Rajsri wrote, he had decided on a particular path but like you mentioned Radhika by pursuing her fight for her rights is pulling him out of that comforting path. His actions are somewhat cowardly to me because he is blasting Radhika for something that he himself is guilty of doing. So he wants Radhika to partially come clean without involving him in the consequences when he himself started this chain of events.
As far as the parrot story is concerned, you have a very good analogy. In fact, I had a rabbit once for a pet who was from a cage too. Despite me giving him free reign to run around the house, he would be so scared and would go hide under the bed and wouldn't come out. He just wasn't used to the freedom and the open spaces used to scare him.
Radhika is definitely the stronger character but you know me...I usually lean towards the underdog, so Dev it is for me...but I do accept that he needs to be punished and he also has to be shown to repent. Finally this track when it finishes needs a very strong emotional closure.
I know you go for the underdog and so would root for Dev. I do feel sympathy for Dev from time to time but it vanishes at his selfish behavior. So an appropriate punishment is needed for him where he is desperate for Radhika but has lost her.
While Radhika was your favorite character in CB1, Dev was my favorite character. I was sympathetic to Radhika from the beginning and liked her character. I only started liking Dev as he was the only one to stand up for her. But I lost sympathy for her character after that vat Savitri period where she used to emotionally blackmail Dev knowing fully well that Vishaka had no interest in the marriage and was fooling the entire PF including Dev. Then even next year, even though they showed some justification of her behavior, it was mostly her taking Dev for granted. I only started feeling sympathetic towards her during Abhay track but that was because they made Abhay so obnoxious and hard to like. Here Dev is similarly somewhat on the obnoxious side.
But saying all this, I don't mind the flawed Dev at all. As long as the track shows an emotional closure, I am fine. But based on chunnu munnu's history, I am skeptical about that.