The little girl said, "No, Dad. You hold my hand." "What's the difference?" asked the puzzled father.
"There's a big difference," replied the little girl. "If I hold your hand and something happens to me, chances are that I may let your hand go. But if you hold my hand, I know for sure that no matter what happens, you will never let my hand go."
And so did Sugni, unconditionally had let Vikram Thakur hold her hand in trust, blindly putting her faith in is hands. Fighting against all odds, breaking her very own ties of the womb, she followed him with her heart in her hand. She, in her innocence and purity, trusted a man weaving in her mind, the man that she wanted him to be, rather than seeing him for what he is; one single act of trust that sent her life into a hole of despair and anguish. One single stroke of fate, that threw Sugni into a living hell of betrayal and her primal cries of hurt and pain sent shivers through my body.
And how the mighty have fallen in the midst of this war! Vikram Thakur, the epitome of aristocracy, justice and progressive thoughts. A caring brother, a wonderful uncle and father to Aditya, helpful, charismatic, respectful and he had the world at his feet. All it took was one stroke of fate to take away everything he had.
All it took was for that very fate to bring the fact of life into the open. Little did he realize that ‘fate is fact of life!’ All it took was one choice of hiding the truth that destroyed his life forever and changed the lives of all around him.
“Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant filled with odd little waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don’t’ always like.” ~Lemony Snicket~ and who can wage a war against fate. Sure, the world breeds monsters, but kindness grows just as wild. Vikram Thakur’s kindness and love masked the true nature of a man who may become an insane person when deprived of his favorite toy. The consequences of Sugni walking away from him, will affect every member of the household. He may very well become the very monster, who wants to get his Sugni back, despite being cautioned not to do so.
Cheating and lying are not struggles, but they are reasons to break up. Even a tiny bit of deceit is dishonorable when it is used for selfish or cowardly reasons. And Vikram Thakur did exactly the same. Lies, eventually and always lead to the truth. The scary thing about undiscovered lies is that once exposed, they erode our strength, our self-esteem and our very foundation. And Vikram Thakur’s one lie ripped Sugni’s strength, her self-esteem and her very foundation! Today Sugni’s calm and pain filled dialogue, ‘Sapna dekhna hi nahi chahiye…” had so much hurt and pain. It was said with such calm and resignation, it sent chills down my spine.
The plan that God has for each of our lives isn’t always the same plan we have for ourselves. I wonder how many people don’t get the one they want, but end up with the one they are supposed to be with. I wonder if Sugni will end up with the one she is supposed to end up with, the one who can give back her strength, respect and self-esteem and love; the one who can build her trust and teach her to dream again. Will Vikram Thakur be able to swallow his pride and try to reconcile with Rewa Thakurayan? Will he be man enough to rise from ground and rebuild his lost respect and glory?
Gulki Joshi was par excellent today as the young and innocent doe, caught in the treachery of love and deceit. Varun Badola as the big bad wolf was brilliant as the man loosing his everything. Nandish and Narayani were the superlative supporters in performance as the members of the family caught in the anguish of their loved ones.
Here is a short video of Vikram Thakur, where actor Varun Badola talks about playing the role and what it is all about.