Poppins since am no longer sleepy... I shall chat with you. 😆
Shravan's love for Sumo is under scanner. Hmm...
Before I respond to your post, my one question to you is in a love story do we need to maintain scores? Isnt the journey itself a part of the main narrative rather than who has done more or less? We as outsiders might have a different take as to who is giving and who is receiving more. But, at the end of the day love is not a give and take, it is not an exchange system. It exists and world goes round...
I said the key to Shravan's character or his love for Sumo can be gauged from what Sumo said about him "you will not fail me"
Has he failed?
I will answer this question slightly differently. Since you have already mentioned Khosla case which you believe was an aberration or just one incident among many of his wrong doings against Sumo... I shall leave it aside.
His love for Sumo has spanned several years and though he keeps on repeating I have moved on... he clearly hasnt. Proof, the letter. Ofc, you can say the letter is the symbol of his failure when he was unable to gain what he wanted. But, if so when he did realize Sumo's love and found strength in her unconditional gesture, he does not write another letter. His letter now old, almost torn does still suffice for his adult feelings one which made adult Sumo also to realize her own feelings about him. Love never grows old, never dies, as Rekha says, either it is there or not there. His love is eternal.
He said he has moved on and yet he came back one last time before leaving for London to give her a swing. Please note the swing was kept in the garden of Sumo's home (Shravan did not buy a new swing) and yet, nobody not even Nanu had ever given her a swing. He came back to fulfill a child's heartfelt desire.
Now a hot-shot lawyer with lots of client swirling around him, yet he still finds the time to play Tom and Jerry with Sumo. Was it simply to relive the past? Or was he allowing this young woman, an orphan who quite independent and has to act mature at home and at office to be a child again.
He who is scarred of his past, in constant doubts about himself and wishes to consciously move away from his love makes the effort to change the direction of his car to take her home. Takes her to the doctor because what could he do but keep on thinking about her. About her health, about her safety.
Though he has issues with women and trust issues in close relationships, yet he ensures that her daal becomes her own. Allowing her to be the mistress of her narrative. Create your own dreams.
Though perennially angry (he has anger issues), yet he said yesterday, had it not been you ... was he speaking to his friend or ...?
He comes back broken, angry with himself for letting his mother be a part of his waking existence and for destroying his father's belief. Yet, all he remembers is Sumo's love and care for him. He hates her but, what kind of hate is this? He sees only her reflection in the broken mirror. The coffee-table book was torn by him again in anger. Was it because of his mother or Sumo?
I leave my questions to you
Probably, you still win in terms of keeping scores but then love is never a competition. It is walking side by side, enjoying both the lush delights of nature and life. At the same time, it is also walking side by side on egg shells together... one which was foregrounded in yesterday's episode.
And has he failed? yes.. when he did not listen to Sumo crying out for him those ten years back. But, if he had listened that day... this story would not have seen the light of day.
So... lets enjoy the ride😳
Edited by indranigupta - 7 years ago