Originally posted by medha16res
Adi and Zee
These are some of issues that have been talked about a lot of times on various instances...glad to see u make a comprehensive analysis on how Nandini isn't the same Nandini that we fell in love with initially.
Nandini is a woman of her own making, she is confident, strong, independent, loyal and had a fierce sense of independence. It is this defiant and yet rational streak in her that made Manik take notice of her initially. She has never taken shit from anyone and neither will she stand by and watch from the sidelines when there is a wrong thing going around in the vicinity. She has always stood up for herself as well as for others.
She had her own individuality which has been lost gradually over the course of this show. For some reason, her entire life has now shifted focus, the fulcrum of all her thoughts, intentions and actions is now Manik and Manik alone. She has lost that edge that she possessed earlier. There is reason enough to be a little jaded in her views with all that she has been through but right now her character is inconsistent. On one hand she talks about her "verlasting hope"and in the next moment she melts into a puddle just because she feels that she won't be able to perform with Manik in the FC and blames it on fate.
When was Nandini so resigned to this fatalistic presupposition? She has always been a fighter, an object of strength, a woman who has endured much and is who she is because of the same. She fought for her rights, for her place in the college, for her acceptance in Manik's group and for everything else in life. Why is it now just upto Manik to resolve the issues that have cropped up in their path ? Wasn't she an equal in this relationship?
You mentioned the hate track. Now if we come to that, the way Nandini behaved was almost passive. We know that she was feeling somewhat guilty for letting herself be manipulated by Nyonika but why didn't she call out on Manik being a stubborn ass and being a hypocrite because he did a similar thing in the past? Why did she have to "prove" herself to him when he never did the same? And what exactly did she have to prove...that she was a teenager who was shown the wrong direction and unknowing of the scheming mother, she fell for it?
I agree that Manik is a major part of her life now and that her life would alter in the wake of her newfound relationships, but that does not imply that her world would only revolve around him. What about her life, her hopes, her dreams, her ambitions, her family and her friends? Completely immersing yourself in another's life and to dictate your life by the said person's expectations of you is completely unhealthy. Before being Manik's girlfriend , she is Nandini Murthy. She is a friend, a student, a niece, a sister, a learner in addition to being Manik's love. All these aspects of her combine together to make her the person she is.
And like u said, above all the roles she plays, she is a mere human. she is allowed to be selfish, to think about herself for a while, for her happiness and to act in a way that would ensure the same.Why isn't she allowed to act like another person and always be the epitome of optimism, faith, a source of light to clear out the darkness of other people?
What about her own darkness, her own fears and her own aspirations? Why is it about manik only?
Manik has fab5 but she has nobody to fall back on (I'm not even considering Navya in the equation). Since When was her life guided by Manik's choices and actions?
Where do we see her going from here? What happens to her career...is she willing to devote her life to music or does she want something else altogether, science perhaps?
She is, at the end of the day her own person. She is allowed to live according to her own terms and
have an existence separate from her relationship with Manik. She needs to explore, to discover herself, be confident in her own skin and bring clarity to the jumbled mess her life is currently. She is all over the place, she needs closure, acceptance, reflection and her own space. A breakdown need not always be a visible one where u fall apart at the seams, her breakdown will be on a metaphorical level-- a breakdown of her jumbled thoughts, ideas, aspirations, beliefs, emotions only to make sense of it and rise above it all much stronger and self assured.
Phew! It turned out to be HUGE...forgive me for that but I these had been running through my mind for a while and had to come out