Posted: 20 December 2011 at 2:50pm | IP Logged
And that's a major reason why I love this show. I know there were contrasting opinions on the Swamini v Manvi issue and in my opinion, they're both right in their own place. Swamini is a disciplinarian hence in her stern voice she attempted to teach Jeevika the rules & regulations of the Wadehra household on the second day itself. Like a good bahu, Jeevika obediently listened till the disruption named Manvi called her and she was completely distracted. Swamini had got annoyed already (bit too soon I thought for the first phone call). A sister can call her sister right? BUT after the second, third and fourth phone call...it was but natural for Swamini to be angry. This attachment is beyond her understanding! When Manvi has Beeji and Chachi at home, why is she continuously bugging Jeevika? In her place, Swamini is absolutely justified raising an issue with these constant calls. It's not 'normal'...not in her book anyway.
Manvi...she doesn't think sometimes. I can see many people saying that she should grow up and become more understanding of the situation. If this was a real life situation then sure I may have agreed but her behaviour causes the high voltage (not melodramatic) drama. Say she wasn't childish, say she didn't act impulsively...how would the story move forward? For selfish reasons, I don't want her to become mature because I enjoy the yin & yang personalities of the sisters. Real life is different and I would raise my eyebrow at Manvi's behaviour but in this serial, you could not have it any other way because she genuinely is finding it really hard to stay without her sister hence these cooking tips are just EXCUSES. She's not calling Jeevika because she wants to know what how much salt to put in etc. All she wants to do is talk to her sister because she can't let go of her.
It's all fine and dandy to say that we all have to 'let go' because its the right thing to do, it's 'healthy' and we must all move on and settle in our new life. But WHY should we view everything through one perspective? Why does JM's attachment become 'unhealthy' to some of us just because we haven't actually seen anything like that in real life? Does it matter? Love IS love and it's not necessary to come under the pretext of romance. It comes in all forms and there are some relationships which should be respected rather than mocked. JM maybe extreme but you don't see them trying to trample over the other's happiness just so they can stay together.
Coming to Jeevika, her role is to balance. Without disrespecting Swamini Bua, she defended her sister's actions and stood up for her (rightly so). At the same time, Jeevika will be the first one to scold Manvi if she thinks she has done something wrong. Like today when Manvi wouldn't stop calling , Jeevika asked her straight up 'what are you doing?'. Some mention JM's cheesiness and in-your-face dialogues but there is a lot of subtleties to this relationship as well. There are layers in the smallest of conversations between the two sisters. It didn't long for Jeevika to humour her baby sister again. She slipped back in easily to tell her about the paneer. The most oh-natural part was Manvi asking whether Jeevika was in the bathroom with Viren
It was such a naughty comment to make but you know what? This is what sisters do. They're cheeky with each other because they know they can get away with it.
Ok this became a long post without intending to but in conclusion...everyone has their own point of view but that doesn't automatically put someone in the right and the other in the wrong.
Edited by *Reemz* - 20 December 2011 at 3:38pm