Posted: 23 September 2011 at 10:51pm | IP Logged
Mohan is complicated. I still think he was kind of sincere when he apologized to Kastur. Whether or not he would've done so if there weren't circumstances forcing him is another matter. But there was some sincerity mixed into it.
I think also part of the reason he didn't back out even after Saroj told him to call off the wedding is because he knew he couldn't do that after he just went there, apologized to her and got her to marry him. Of course not fully the reason, but that aspect alone must have had a hand in his decision to stick through and deal/fix the situation himself. Like he said, he created the mess, he'll take care of it. Well, Kastur and the marriage is also part of the mess now. And he knew he couldn't bail.
I have no idea what will happen after the engagement and after the marriage. But I still can't imagine him turning around and just suddenly ignoring her or what not. I know right now he needs to keep it up the farce, but the way Mohan comes off really seems like he's accepted this compromise.
He's not marrying her in a hateful way, or even against his will. In the end, he chose to do so. He could've refused, but he had to compromise because of the problems he is in.
The Mohan I see isn't there actively keeping up a charade so he can get through the wedding rituals and get his money. I see a guy who's resigned to this compromise, and sees himself living a compromised life and marriage with this girl. Yes, for the money. But there's a difference between the two scenarios.
I suspect Kastur will find out the reason for his marrying her, but not from him. Or if from him, it's not intentional. And that's what puts the initial distance--I mean distance more so than now. Because in his mind, he might be thinking he'll get to know her, and as a best possible scenario, be content. Not in love, not happy, but content.
So she finds out about the reason, which puts a distance from her side. And then slowly comes the rest of the revelations, along with having to deal with Baapji's chauvinistic, regressive, suffocating ways in that house.
Edited by likarsh - 23 September 2011 at 11:29pm