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Mahabharata based plotlines:
Maan as Karna fighting for a private morality
standing by his asools even if they are against the societal norms and do what he thinks is right.
Geet is Draupadi who has also been wronged and doesn't bow down to societal pressures. She asks questions and answers boldly when she's asked.
Sure of herself, along with Karna faces challenges in the form of NT,Arjun, Daadi(as the Matriarch and upholding family honor even at the cost of personal right sometimes, Sasha-Tasha and Society as a whole)
Parallel tracks can be developed while showing the personal and private life of a married Maneet- along with their baby.
KArna was also v loyal to his wife and children. So..he was a family man..a caring and loving man.
After marriage- as story progresses
Maan may have to fight with his past- if Sammy is brought in and Geet will stand with him. They will be each others' strengths no matter whatever others say.
MAan's past could also have the angle of being an illegitimate child-
how does he copes with that?
Questions of owning the Khurana property and being the rightful heir.
Dev(if he could be gray) OR Arjun being the cunning Duryodhan who questions his right to Khurana constructions and how Maan argues his way out- perhaps Dadi may be swayed again on the opposite side of Maneet.
We could then have a really bad situation due to which company incurs loads of losses but Maan is the one who saves the day-the hero, of course..LOL and is restored to his former glory.
Dev could also fight for the baby( as he was pretending to be positive but really was waiting for the right time to strike)- and also for Geet(not because of love or lust..but because Geet as Maan's wife would be 51 per cent share holder) Along with all this the focus would be simultaneously on Maan and Geet ka relationship and how it strains,changes, grows into further maturity and experience, along with highlighting the very important social issue of property
Pandavas combined in Maan, Arjun as Karna
As a private man- Maan can also represent all the good qualities of the Pandavas..united together because of Draupadi aka Geet.
Then, Mr Arjun has to be based on Karna as someone who knowing what he did was not right, stuck by it because he was loyal to his friend Duryodhan.
Arjun can be shown as a really good guy..or a little naughty too..because he has an agenda of using Annie and destroying MSK. But even after knowing the full truth- he still stands loyal to NT.
NT has to be Duryodhan here'or Shakuni.
Khuranas and Khurana Constr are then Pandavas and unke allies.
We could have a development of Sasha's character here and how she changes from negative to positive and makes the decision to stay loyal to Maan.
Arjun as a man, who genuinely falls for annie and becomes friends with Geet and then realizing that he doesn't want to take any revenge.
Finding out the truth behind NT-Dev fiasco.
Going and actually talking to either Dev..and in the event..killing him
OR- he could suffer and yet stay loyal to NT
Some other options and thoughts based on literary plots
To portray Maneet love in a different way-
Geet bani Shakuntala with Maan as Duhsanta- Kalidasa's Abhijnanasakuntalam
We may see something like Shakuntala of Kalidas..where the romance bit between Duhsana and Sakuntala leads to not the birth of Bharat..but fruition of a unit that has been destined and that faces all challenges thrown to them.
The Rasa theory can play a big part here as it can actually help in making a kind of packaged epi-which evokes the maximum pleasure ;)
King Duhsana also is a really arrogant, attitude wala stalker who falls in love with this girl close to nature (kind of Big City versus Country)
Duhsanta, like Maan visits the village(country side). He doesn't listen t o anyone but himself and becomes a really sad man after he realizes Sakuntala was his wife. The memory angle can be left out.LOL
Sakuntala raises her voice to him in front of his own kingdom(well..Geet has done it too) etc etc he repents and finally destiny brings them together.
After that- where the Play ends- our MB can begin :)
Oh and we can have Adi as the friend
Duhsanta was created like the warrior king..he is like the modern MSK
This can be used if ever also there is the need to show a small MU after marriage when Sammy comes in
Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra- A love that requires a measure large enough
Maan can be portrayed as Antony. Of Antony and Cleopatra.Geet as Cleopatra
Cleopatra being very beautiful but Rome unable to see her as anyone except stereotypically Oriental.
MAan and Geet - 2 people of awesome personalities coming together in a love that goes beyond any measure.
Maan as this Hero- worshipped by all his people but when he becomes Geet's- seen as only a love-sick puppy..but even in his LOVE for Geet- his identity as Maan is not sacrificed because she LOVES him because he is her Dusht Danav.
We have Arjun as Octavious. Sammy can be Octavia Whom Antony doesn't love but had to marry(no marriage here) for a political alliance.
If we have NT- Sammy as cousins or something'then she is also Arjun's cousin..so a match was arranged for MAan and he was cool with it cuz he had no other bright ideas..and wanted to make Dadi happy(who BTW can be ROME..ROFL)
We are taking character traits from the play..NOT the story!
This could explain why Maan wasn't attracted to Sammy- cuz she was dull and timid..and so he thought of as every woman but Geet was different J
The Iliad- Homer
The greatest Warrior-Hero Ever
Achilles- the greatest warrior in the world. The best fighter around..and the hawtest no doubt! MSK is Achilles for the world'but HECTOR for his family. HECTOR who was equally a great warrior-but not a demi-God.
Hector who had a family. Who protected Helen..
Paris- can be Dev- his character is like Dev. Irresponsible..flitting from here to there.
But we would in a way have to bring back HP and show a family rivalry here'if they want Geet back.
Who of course is Helen-a completely independent and fiery woman who inspired a war. The most beautiful too.
A thought about Logic and linearity
Sometimes we can suspend disbelief and let our imaginations rule- Saturday's glitter reminded some of us about A Midsummer Night's Dream'
Logic is important- but thinking may not always be linear.
Geet as a Flaneur- Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
Geet- can be seen as the character of MRS Dalloway by Virginia Woolf. Clarrisa Dalloway-even after marriage- retains her identity.
Makes all moments of happiness count..and transcend linear time.She doesn't let go of her identity just like Geet wouldn't when she's Geet Maan Singh Khurana.
She will be GEET and then Maan's wife. Her experiences and the intensity of feeling in those experiences might sometimes be shared with Maan..sometimes not expressible to him..so it becomes an experience with herself and her baby. Geet here can be shown sharing feelings and talking to the baby in her womb
Pride and Prejudice- Austen
Wickham Arjun and Lydia Annie, Darcy Maan
Arjun has to take revenge from Maan and so he pretends to like both Geet as well as Annie and Annie falls for him while Geet gets to know what's wrong.
We could have a sort of friendship between Geet and Arjun and have a jealous Maan back ;)
In conclusion- The Annie- Arjun track can be developed in myriad ways. Because let's face it- she's here to say.
And as per GEET admin- Vicky will come one day too..so he could be positive or negative. He could be MAan's ally or Dev's...
Arjun and Maan may have started as rivals, become amiable with each other, Arjun could diverse here(2 options available) and depending on that could be taken forward.
The conclusion of the tracks eventually
all of them will lead to Maneet winning against NT.
NT-DEv have to be brought to justice
Since we all love maneet chemistry- we need to have their own little Eden disrupted of course by the threat of Satan aka Dev (if he's not bumped off and is negative) and the art of storytelling combine to make the show retain its Uniqueness.
These plots will help the show build up strong characters and plots- both central and parallel. A directive of sorts and yet CV's have the freedom to create a pastige of stories that blend into one another.
I am not comparing really but like how it's done in for example The Vampire Diaries or Gossip Girl- diverse tracks developed and brought together.
By concentrating a bit on showing -humor, suspense and romance etc in each episode will make it less-monotonous for viewers so they won't get bored of things.
Pressure will be less too on the leads as other characters are developed and their storylines are fleshed out too.
We have good actors in Praneet(Adi), Tasha, Abhishek(Romeo), Sasha(flesh her character out!),Karishma is there, now Arjun, we have Dadi, perhaps HP family se Brij and Rajji can be brought back if there's potential.
There are many doors that would be opened which can widen the show's prospects if we have some frame of references for characters and creatively incorporate their characteristics in the show ppl
So these are just some plausible plot and reference points- from where the CV's could develop the plot in various directions, strengthen characters, develop further story lines and maintain interest :))
How can Meera's track be developed? or Dev's ended?
Has he ever shown any kind of repentance? what exactly has he done except whine that he will do something?
What purpose would it serve?
Will Arjun change?
will annie change?
Who will annie be with?
Will Arjun and Geet be friends?
Will Arjun unite with Dev or will Maan and Dev unite against Arjun?
Bring on Original Ideas and adaptations of movies!!
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Dance looked out of place because of poor editing
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8/11#Devils Den#Absence Makes D Heart Grow Fonder
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No pain no gain!
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Another disheartening episode :( ~ Tears and pain!
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#*Devil's Den#* Disappointed "Eye Hungry" Devils
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DMD ..dance maan dance
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Be the Bride of his Dreamzz!!
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