Originally posted by history_geek
Originally posted by Coolpree
Abhay, Radhika, Aady, Charu , Sindhu and Mishti...what wonderful posts and points of view. I have not watched this dismal track for a while now and have no intention of watching in the future. Like Radhika said no matter how much I try, I cannot relate to this show anymore. "This historical" show is the figment of some very twisted and warped imagination.
While the characters of MM, Gulbadan and now even Salima ( to some extent) have been butchered mercilessly, I am not personally invested in these characters so it does not upset me as much.
On the other hand I completely and totally reject this portrayal of Jodha/MUZ . It no longer angers or saddens me because I am tired to reiterating the same point of view. Mishti and Sindhu have expressed exactly what I feel about this character portrayal. I would rather not be left with the impression that Jodha was this weepy,MUTE, clueless, weak empress who could'nt even stand up for her husbands ideals let alone her own proud Rajvanshi roots. In this track she has completely lost the plot!!!
In published letters of the East India Company, a British official ( a contemporary of MUZ) has provided us with a rare personal description of MUZ her self. He describes her as "A Woman of high spirits" , " A greatadventurer" " With a taste for the Unusual".
Even though the current scenario is different I want to ask my friends here a simple question... Since the Khyber track, Where in this serial have they given us even a hint of the above described vibrant and strong personality she was supposed to be????
Unforgivable!!! I can't wait for this to shut down. I don't want the vast TV audience to have this pitiful impression of Jodha.
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Completely agree with you. There is a certain tolerance limit in everyone. Now, in this track, the level of tolerance is crossing all limits.
I really do not know what to say here. And, about the writers, i have a doubt they even know anything about MUZ that she was a trader apart from being a "crying lady" , and about Akbar that apart from being a ruler he had brought ENORMOUS reforms, each of which can be a track of min. 1 month in the show.
People request them to show Sati track, and they thrust "Kala Jaadu and Witch" on us. Do they even care for the feedback they get ?
I remember, i was "strongly contesting" with someone about MUZ's trading, a month back, and i mentioned the same document which you are referring here. Here is what i said ->
" Read the
Archives of British East India Company, Volume Number 2, Record Number
194, Published after 1610. You will find they talk about the mother of
Jahangir as a "great trader women
" who was "HIGHLY adventurous
There is a limit to give docs and ask for improvement in the show. But they do not listen. Do they do some favor on us if they write good tracks ? Though, i had stopped expecting this show to present any proper depiction of Akbar or MUZ long back, <font color="#0000FF">but at least one expects certain decency
</font>but it looks like the writers are ready to shred every left over piece of whatever image of theirs is in our mind.!
Not only this, even the Natkiye Rupanter of Shah-i-Iran track was not acceptable. Their fascination of including Salim in every matter is proving disastrous. It could have been presented in very nice fashion, showing political and religious conflict of Akbar
Salim was thrusted on us. And now, when they are getting back to Jodha Akbar, they don't know how to handle the story.
I have accepted there is nothing which can make them, show
proper tracks. They do horrible NR's of simple and well defined
historical events. Latest was Shah-i-Iran track. Writing to them is almost meaningless, it looks. I have not seen such stubborness till now, after many failures. What stops them from showing a strong and sensible J-J ?
Abhay i completely agree with all you have said
The show has crossed all limits of decency. Very very dissapointing