The central promoted theme of adultery in Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka totally didn’t align with us, because the affair seems like the basest form of cheating someone can do in a relationship with another human being didn’t seem like a worthy watch, given the number of adultery and dual relationship filled soaps that we have on Indian TV.
And considering the theme was of a best friend cheating with the loving husband, it seemed yet another incomprehensible move.
There were certain realistic aspects seen in the beginning days of the show. Such as the abusive relationship of Nandini’s, which though tough to watch, were absolutely true to life, and can be used as a teaching moment for psychology students (or any socially aware person) in understanding how a psychopathic manipulative abuser can twist the truth in front of the world.
The things that were incomprehensible in the plot
But after Nandini got the courage to leave her husband, because of the support of her best friend Mauli, the story went off-kilter and instead of being believable it turned into a regular soap, but an unpalatable version of a soap for most viewers.
Because the theme of Nandini’s and Kunal’s attraction and pull towards each other has been presented as a sexual attraction disguised as irresistible love, but one that doesn’t ring true, unlike the real-life like marital abuse of Nandini or the real-life like warm relationship of Kunal and Mauli.
We can’t quite say, why the makers decided to make Kunal the way they have, in his pull towards Nandini. He is the most poorly written character in the show currently out of the 4 main characters, and we hope that Kunal ends up losing both Nandini and Mauli by the end of the story, judging by how he has been written so far.
If Kunal has any redeeming qualities, then our opinion might differ, but right now, his affair with Nandini is completely incomprehensible.
To us Nandini seems a bit more recognizable, since as a character with great psychological trauma, she seems to have latched on to the first guy who saved her from all her troubles and who professed to care for her.
Thus, her falling for Kunal seems plausible, though equally incomprehensible, because she loves her friend Mauli so very much and Mauli’s karmic debt on her and her life is so high.
Fabulous Acting of Aditi Sharma and Perfect Writing for Mauli
Having said all this, the reason for this article is last week’s amazing performance and writing for Mauli. We do hope Aditi Sharma wins numerous awards for her Thursday’s and Friday’s episode portrayal of Mauli’s realization of Kunal and Nandini’s betrayal.
Aditi Sharma’s pitch perfect acting of a shattered, broken and wrecked Mauli, as she finally realizes the betrayal that was happening right in front of her eyes, filled our heart with such heartache and pain that it took us a few days to process and write about the heartbreaking moments of Mauli from Episode 74 and Episode 75 of the show.
Anyone who dislikes the show should watch at least these two episodes only for Aditi Sharma’s acting chops and the amazing writing for her, if they can stomach Mauli’s intense heartbreak and pain.
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