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is our differences we must learn to respect."
sit back and enjoy with friends. Share silly ideas to life's deepest
philosophies. We can discuss anything here. We will be crazy, sad, and
at times deliriously happy. We talk a lot and we love to hear your
stories too. We all have something to share and something of offer.We
will also be talking about our favourite couple Mayank and Nupur, a
couple who bought us all together and who share a magical chemistry.
Mayank - Nupur
Mayank and Nupur had a love at first sight
sort of beginning though not in the conventional sense. Theirs was the
kind of connection which was not defined merely by the process of
falling in love Nupur needed help and Mayank helps her. The act of
rescue, though not acknowledged by Nupur, had already created a certain
respect and space for her rescuer in her mind. For him, it was her
eyes, the minute she fell into his arms, he felt something he had never
felt before (having never associated himself with females his age) .
Then he saw her eyes, vulnerable yet determined. He felt a connection
he couldn't explain. She left him without a thank you ...that sealed
As much as there is an undeniable
attraction, the obvious dissimilarities cause them to think otherwise.
They decide they hate each other. He is the cool dude, the academic
champ and his sense of humour is only for a few to understand. Sarcasm
is the tool he uses to put people at bay. He doesn't care about the
world. She is the fighter, the talkative, open minded girl from a small
town. She is filmy and loud, lovable and sweet. Its an obvious clash of
She cannot stand his sarcasm, he cannot stand her
non-stop chatter. They are put together to do a project, they rebel.
Its a opposites repel scenario. The underlying attraction continues,
she falls into his arms, he cannot help falling deep into her eyes and
she cant seem to take off her eyes from his. This, however they
overlook for everything else.
Then there is an obvious need to
overlook the dissimilarities and come to an understanding. The need is
situational, they have a project to do. She wants him to be her dance
partner,. So, its a need-based understanding that they develop, simply
out of necessity. While, they do form this association, they realise,
they have qualities that complement and complete each other. The
underlying attraction strengthens as the comfort level has increased.
The talent parade audition is a step where they realise their physical
comfort with each other. She is flustered by his touch but her body
reacts positively to him. This is a unique quality and most often, such
situations lead to discomfort but here, there is not just comfort but a
feeling of completeness. Nupur's mind has already associated Mayank's
as that of a perfect partner's. As they work together further, there is
an obvious closeness that leads to them being flustered but they never
Slowly their contrasting natures also help in
bringing each other closer. HE would never have danced if not for
her..he would never have gone to a beach with a girl if not for her.
She was the reason he was beginning to enjoy life. She was learning to
take her work in the right spirit from him, though she lied, she is
motivated to work harder just for him.
Betrayal! Mayank feels betrayed by
Nupur. He is deeply hurt because, for the first time in his life. he
had trusted a girl (or anyone other than his mother & himself) and
this girl had lied to him. The very thought tore him apart, he does not
realise it but his heart had already started falling for the girl in
question. There are strains of love that he doesn't realise but there
is the broken trust he is unable to accept. His coming for the dance is
an act, where his heart overtakes the emotions (such as hate,
betrayal)he thinks he feels. Pyaar ki ek kahani is supposed to be a
dance of passion where 2 wounded souls are dancing in unison.They fight
because, she knows she made a mistake and is remorseful, he fails to
see her remorse. The ego overtakes all the beatings of the heart and
they part ways. They are hurt far more deeply than they know. Even when
they dance they look into each other's eyes, there is no anger because
deep inside - the souls know that they are meant to be. The Ego of the
individuals though come to fore-front when they clash after the dance!
He slowly and surely forgives her
(atleast in his heart) as it was impossible for him to stay angry with
her. Her defiance of him, impressed him further. Somebody challenging
his very forte, his studies, was something that marked her as a equal
in his heart and mind. When she proved that she was upto the challenge
she had undertaken, instead of being more angry , his anger seemed to
melt away..He had already started missing her (sample- the scene where
he is studying and thinks of her involuntarily). He was deeply
impressed when she answers a question in class, it wasn't a great
achievement but her determination pulled him towards her even more.
Then, quite conveniently they were again partners for a trip away from
college and they would spend all their time together, outwardly they
rebelled, but their hearts probably rejoiced. The very fact that he had
reserved a place for her, showed his changing emotions towards her,
when she fell into his arms, though they were supposed to be angry with
each other, those was not the emotions they emanated. When he wanted
her back, sitting with him, he was asking a girl he was supposed to be
"hating" to sit with him. His actions were a dead-giveaway, the final
straw being the act of missing the bus because she had not climbed into
the bus. (of course, it can be argued that he would have done it for
As they spend more time together, they
fight, they argue but they cant spend a minute away from each other. He
is initially ignorant of his change in feelings. The first hug is a
small trigger, a joke he played on her comes back to haunt him as her
vulnerable side is exposed. He is confused to see her in such a state.
Her vulnerabilities attract her to him even further. The complete hug
distorts his single minded focus and causes his heart to feel for this
girl. She on the other hand had always hidden her weaknesses to the
world, but she gets caught in the moment and exposes her real side to
him. The minute he says its a joke, she tries to cover up but its too
The hug solves the mysteries that their hearts carry, now
only the individuals with their mixed feelings, emotions and egos
needed to resolve their issues.
As he comes across a vile and
corrupt person who is a total contrast to his personality (lucky
mishra) and understands his not so noble intension, he feels protective
of her and responsible for her. His instincts are more basic than he
realises, protect the partner. The various escapades intensify the
comfort level their hearts share.
The breaking point is when a drunk Nupur
tells him that he is the sweetest person she knows, he cannot but
respond..the drink helped in putting the egos at bay, so in a simple
heart to heart conversation they realise their love for each other.
Only Nupur will forget while Mayank's feelings towards her change
Mayank is in love with Nupur, he understands it, even
though he doesn't admit it to himself. He can feel himself getting lost
in her eyes, her beauty, her actions, her conversations, her innocence,
her enthusiasm, her smartness, her self-respect. Her very being,
attracts him to her, he dreams of her. All these involuntary actions of
his, disappoints the ego of the individual, the heart however had
decided to part ways with the mind, so he lands himself in various
flights of imaginations. He surrenders to his feelings when trapped in
chunky mishra's bungalow. (Khuda jaane is the high point here).
However, once he is out of the Bungalow,
he starts to question his judgement. However, small actions like the
thorn from the cactus that pricks her and his completely worried
response to it, makes him realise he is giving himself away.
meanwhile has developed immense respect for him and trusts him
implicitly (Remember the time she wakes up post the barn night, she
suspects herself but has full faith in him). Her sparks are based on
the care he gives her. As much as she doesn't realise it earlier, she
now knows that she feels most protected, comforted and comfortable with
him. While she can be herself, he can continue to play a huge part in
her life. The obvious love that Chunky mishra can see is lost to Mayank
and Nupur though. They continue to be in denial, rather, their minds
are yet to accept what their hearts have known all along
Realisation for Mayank is not far behind
because not just his heart but his mind had realised as well, he just
needed a trigger to remove the delusions. He finds that trigger during
the academic meet, in the form of chironjee, her behaviour towards
Chironjee and her comparing him to this person arouses a new emotion in
him, jealousy. All the while he was convincing himself to stay away
from her as he wanted to believe that his feelings were nothing but a
situational infatuation. He was in for a rude shock once he sees a set
of goons attacking Nupur, he would've helped any girl in the same
circumstances, but the very fact that it was her and she was hurt
causes him to completely lose control of his temper. Only post the
incident, does he accept his love for Nupur to himself. She on the
other hand is in awe of him, not yet ready to understand her feelings.
As he spends more time with her he realises his feelings are getting
stronger by the day. He finally decides to mask his love with a theory
( the desert island syndrome) and decides to stay away from her.
Then, begins the low phase of their
relationship, in his effort to stay away from her, he hurts her and
ruins the friendship that they had developed. she in turn is trying
hard to get back the same bond that they had forged, her heart sees
beyond his shield but there is only so much she can do. This in turn
leads to him displaying contradicting emotions, where at one point he
is possessive of her while at another point he is rude to her. This
leads her to assume the worst (drugs, no less) and becomes the cause of
a big fight. It is when he hurts her deeply with his words and he sees
the pain in her eyes does he realise how much he is hurting himself as
well. He makes such an heartfelt apology that she can do nothing but
accept his friendship.
Next is the night that changes the story
of their lives, when she is trapped in an embarrassing situation (the
tear in the dress), she is too overcome to do anything. He gives her
his shirt, puts her at ease, wipes her tears, brings a smile on her
face, makes the world's best coffee and wins her heart. This is the
first time where she consciously acknowledges the goodness in him and
even comparing him to her dream man- Raj of DDLJ. She feels something
like love for him for the very first time. He who had tried to stay
away from her realises there is no escaping the love he has for her and
decides to give his love a chance.
The change in Mayank is
marked, he wants her to realise her feelings for him and uses his
character in the play as a tool. He questions every action of hers, be
it her concern when he is hurt or her unabashed admiration of him or
the compliments she showers on him to the choice of colour of clothes.
He even coaxes an yes out of her in the pretext of the drama rehearsal.
Unfortunately, even though she realises she has feelings for him, her
inferiority complex sets in and she is unable to see the Mayank behind
the character Varun he plays in the drama. On the day of the drama, a
misunderstanding leads to fight which further leads them to believe
that they never had feelings for each other. On stage, both are unable
to hide their actual feelings for each other, he stops her and she hugs
him and he understands, whether she knows it or not, she loves him.
That helps as a trigger to actually make a confession of their love on
stage. Nupur, even though has known all along her love for him, is left
speechless when he does tell her. However, when she does tell him, its
the union of 2 hearts that were always meant to be together.
Post the confession, the awkwardness
sets in, the shyness that cant be avoided as they were never this close
before. They had always had a varying equation ranging from fights to
friendship , but love was something else. They communicate heart to
heart after a long time. The increase in comfort level in their
relationship happens slowly and steadily. Initially, Mayank, having
been in love with her for a longer time, takes charge of the
relationship showering her with gifts and taking her on a date, She is
still apprehensive about even saying I love you. However hard he tries
to put her at ease, she continues to feel inferior to him. This leads
to another tiff (the locket issue) , but when she sees he is committed
to her and on seeing how relationships can be fickle in nature (sheena
issue), she finally realises how valuable he is to her and expresses it
simply and comfortably in the form of an I love you.
is comfortable with him and starts dreaming of a future together .
Being a girl from a small town brought up on stories of her prince
charming, she wants a commitment for marriage from him. He being the
only son of a single mother has other aspirations such as a stable job
after studies, hence marriage is not something that he looks at as an
immediate possibility. Another cause for friction is her desire for
public display of affection while he is averse to it. To her it is
acceptance of the relationship in front of her friends, to him it means
nothing. She needed the sense of security that the acceptance provided,
while he understands this, he needs his time to provide this comfort.
When another misunderstanding crops up leading to an almost break up,
he realises how important she is in his life, he is no more afraid to
commit. She, however is shattered. When he does go all the way to
Morena to make up with her, she gains some hope in his love for her. He
is ready to go to any extent to get her back in his life as he realises
he is incomplete without her. However, since the circumstances again
play spoilsport, she is broken beyond belief. Though her mind tells her
that she has been betrayed, her heart refuses to stop loving him. When
the misunderstandings are cleared and she apologises, he does what she
always wanted, a very public acceptance of their love. She is moved
beyond words and though she had always loved and trusted him, now she
found comfort with him. The passion that they share in the barn is
nothing but the acceptance of other in their lives. That they had been
back from a brink of a complete break-up and emotional turmoil helped
strengthen the relationship even further. The prospect of a long
distance relationship also brought a different understanding that was
Edited by -ananya- - 09 January 2010 at 6:06am