Originally posted by Malika
Another reflective and thought-provoking post from you Avantika! And honestly seeing the amazing epi we got tonight, I was really waiting for your analysis with a bated breath.
As for the epi, I feel this was one of the most layered and intense episodes of Reporters so far as for the first time we got a glimpse of who the real Kabir Sharma is.And more than that we also got a glimpse of what KaYa are going to be in the near future.
Today we saw a myriad moods of Kabir:
-The man who always supports the truth, no matter what it takes to do so
. As he himself rightly said, a news is like a double ended sword and which side of the sword he wants to get slaughtered from is his choice. And true that coz if he doesn't support Neha in her accusation, the society is up in arms against him and if he does, he wont be able to face himself, so probably for him getting
slaughtered with his moral and ethics intact is a better option.
Very well said! But what makes Kabir even more interesting is the fact that he still comes across as being grey despite being good at heart.. He doesn't hesitate to voice out his stance fearlessly even if his job and hard-earned goodwill is at stake!
Coz here is a man who values morals and ethics just as much as the truth.. It's who he is, and that is perhaps the only part of him has survived over the years..
The man who was dumped by his wife. Okay now this was the real emotional part and it had my heart go out for him. Rejection is too hard to handle, and it does not matter if you are a man or a woman, it hurts like hell, specially if that rejection comes from a spouse. We don't know if Kabir was romantically into his wife or not but definately he was emotionally into the sanctity of the bond of marriage so that mistrust from his wife did affect him a lot.
Ohh.. Pain of rejection and it's portrayal go hand in hand with Rajeev's journey in Tellywood.. Sujal was a living replica of it, Raj suffered from it for a while and now we have Kabir reliving his wife's abandonment of him in every waking moment..
If ex-Mrs Sharma is the 'Didi', then he obviously was very much attached to her emotionally..
Then again, if she was kind enough to join him in his efforts to brighten up little children's lives, she can't be an insensitive woman, right?
Perhaps the sting of betrayal was above everything they had between them, and hence the divorce..
-The man whose life got changed due to a fake accusation - Now this does not hold much relevance normally because Kabir already learnt his lessons the hard way, but if you see it from the perspective of Ananya's past that had almost a similar incident and tore her family apart, it does hold a lot of relevance!
Oh it does apply in case of Kabir too, partially.. This incident is only going to strengthen his stance and he might even learn a lesson or two about how dangerous jumping to conclusions is! Not that he needs it, but life teaches you nonetheless..
Oh and if u go to see, this case is actually going to bring #Kaya closer on an emotional level.. So the accusation will change his life, for good..
-Theon who is looking for some trust - Okay call this coming from an emotional fool or someone who has an eye for rajeev's hidden expressions, but every time he looked
into Ananya's eyes he was unknowingly demanding for some support. His closest person mistrusted him and so he does not expect trust from anyone but with Ananya, there
was a a hint of expectation. An expectation that atleast the girl who has the audacity to call her editor-in-chief corrupt for the sake of truth, can read the truth in his eyes. And thats why he probably explained his side of story to Malvika in Ananya's presence.And made a point to question Ananya regarding what are her opinions abt Dr Sinha. This particular part was enough to say that the least expectation if he has from anyone to understand his stance is Ananya. And what's more intriguing is, this feeling came so naturally to him. Like a telepathy. As if he would wish that she understood his silence like she's been doing since a while now. And it would be an understatement to say that Rajeev nailed it!
Hi-5! I tend to do that too.. (And end up losing focus for a while)
Anyway.. soo yep! Couldn't have said better..
When he walked into the office, and saw accusations, judging looks and questions all around, the pain that crossed his face was depicted brilliantly by Rajeev..
But the steady eyelock between them, not once but twice somehow must have assured him that there was atleast one person who believed in him..
Nothing overtly romantic about it, but for a man who is barely hanging in there, it obviously must have meant the world..
As for Ananya, I liked that she did not believe in what Kabir said instantly. That again proves she has amazing reasoning skills. Even if he is her hero and he offered her job back to her, she still cant trust him blindly. And she says it openly. But definitely her conscious fails to believe that her hero can support something wrong so she urges him to speak for himself and prove his innocence. That is enough to tell how much she wants his tarnished image to be cleaned asap. Which makes me sure she will be the one to get him back his lost respect that would undoubtedly cement KaYa's bond.
Yes.. So it's not about blind trust or hero-worship anymore.. Perhaps it never was.. She certainly has a soft corner for him since he did not take a harsh stand against her father..
But even as a colleague, I feel she respects him a lot for the character and conviction he shows..
So she makes sure to voice it out to him.. No apprehensions there.. Just the need to see him bailing himself out of it..
Ohh and the undercover stint has me suuper excited.. She surely will have a role to play in proving Dr. Sinha's innocence but what interests me more is speculating if they actually clear Kabir's name too in the process..
And today most of the suspense factor too was unfolded regarding Tarini and Kabir's wife. Most probably as you said Kabir's wife left him because of some false link-ups with Tarini and that could be one of the reasons even Tarini is single and that makes Kabir guilty for her child who has no father to look after him.May be Tarini's husband/bf too dumped her.
Quite possibly this is what must have happened.. But why did Tarini shun the limelight and disappear? Guess that might uncover yet another layer off Kabir's past..
All in all it was a brilliant episode. I love it when things get heady and force you to get involved emotionally into something.So I am really looking forward to this.
PS - There is one thing which i really feel is faltering from the standpoint of story and that is the debate regarding Kabir's statement of 'women now-a-days have made it a trend to play blame game' . Today Kabir said I may appear to be a sexist but the truth is he really does appear one with the boldness of that statement. It would have been much better if the writers made Kabir
say something like how the society and even KKN always supports women rights but sometimes they get misused and this case can be an example of that specially in absence of Dr Sinha's statement. But Kabir generalizes an accusation of a sexual harassment case to be a fashion statement which in my view is a big mistake on the writer's end. It does sound distasteful specially seeing the kind of MCPs we have roaming around in India.
Yup.. I do agree to a certain extent.. Sometimes writers have to resort to extreme means and plots to reveal the true strength of their characters.. I would brush it off as a bit of creative liberty here..
Besides what saves the show and Kabir is that they strike a fine balance between black and white.. So despite everything Kabir says and does to provoke people to think, it's clear that he is not judgemental and definitely not a sexist..
Besides he's not wrong if u go to see.. if 90% of the times men are held responsible for sexism, dominance and failure of relationships, can we safely assume that it's us, tje fairer sex who can be held accountable for 10% of those cases..
I guess yes!
Who are we kidding, we women possess the most dangerous of minds when it comes to safeguarding our rights and dignity..