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The Forgotten: The Original Villain of GHSP
"[A story] is only as good as its villain. Since the heroes and the gimmicks tend to repeat from [story] to [story], only a great villain can transform a good try into a triumph." ~ Roger Ebert
Dev the Villain
The villain, the antagonist, the bad guy: Every story, not matter how big or small, needs one and every story is incomplete without one. Without a villain to oppose the hero, the story is lackluster and the hero is left without a job. Yes, the hero may romance the heroine in various locations and settings, steal a few kisses, but that is not exactly being heroic, now is it? Villains simply make the story interesting. You might find their actions despicable and morally repugnant; you may very well hate them with every fiber of your being, yet, they engage you. They are complex and well rounded characters that have much depth than their exteriors care to reflect. They are often associated with dark and troubled pasts or an injustice of some sort. A realistic villain is one whose motivations and extremism are described by their experiences.
Dev Khurana was built to be the perfect the villain. When Dev made his entrance as a suitable groom for Geet, the audience was instantly drawn to him. There was something appealing about him. At face value, he was the prince charming and every girl's dream. He was "rich", stylish, and yes good looking. His smirk could make your heart skip beat and leave an eerie feeling at the pit of your stomach simultaneously. He was believable as the hero. However, underneath it all was a man with a dark soul; he is a master charmer, a womanizer, a pathological liar and an opportunist. He is a man who gambled away his wealth and tricked a young girl into a fraudulent marriage for money. He schemed, he calculated and exploited a girl's innocence for his advantage and he never repented, not even for a second. Dev Khurana was the devil in disguise.
A man is a product of both nature and nurture. When Dev is considered, both nature and nurture has blessed him with the worst of their qualities. He is truly a product of his father, the elusive Papa Khurana. He is a womanizer and his promiscuity knows no bounds. He cheated on his wife with Geet and then he turns around and does to same with Meera. His upbringing clearly didn't make up for the disastrous genes in his bloodline. He is the Khurana that never belonged, the black sheep, and a pariah of sorts to his own family. He was not Dadi's favorite and most certainly not his father's. He didn't have the control over the family wealth or as a matter of fact neither did he have any say in it. His upbringing made him resentful and selfish. Nonetheless, Dev is a chameleon in many ways. His true nature is concealed.
When Maan cut off his funds and made him a true pariah, his true colors surfaced. Dev is innately an exploiter. He used everyone in his life to his advantage. He used Maan for his money. For Dev, Maan had the equivalence value of an ATM with unlimited funds. He used his wife Naintara; he used her to come up with a plan of a fraudulent marriage. He used Daadi, by taking advantage of the fact that she loved him. Finally, he used Meera. Meera was his saving grace when he once again became a pariah. He used her and manipulated her into helping him. Not only that, Dev is an opportunist. Dev will take advantage of any opportunity to achieve whatever he can get out of it, with no regard for principles or consequences. Being intimate with Geet was an opportunity that presented itself to Dev, an opportunity from which he simply couldn't walk away. Intimacy was not part of the plan, but it didn't matter to Dev. Naintara might have been the mastermind behind the plan, but she didn't ask him to be intimate with Geet. He is selfish and it is intrinsically true to his character. Dev Khurana was intricately sketched to be the perfect villain.
Villain vs. Saint
Dev as a villain makes sense. His foundation was all perfectly laid out to be the villain; the ultimate villain who will give Maan a run for his money, a true evil genius. A story is that much more engaging when the hero and the villain are siblings, much like Cain and Abel. The Good vs. Evil, Light vs. Dark. It is the conflicts and variations among characters that captivate the audience, not homogeneity. Dev as the Devil had and still has so much potential. However, potential is nothing without execution. The execution of the villain Dev fell flat. On the flip side, Dev as a saint makes no sense. He has no foundation to make a convincing positive character. It's an absurdity to even remotely consider Dev in such light. He was the man who plotted and exploited a young girl's innocence for his advantage, and that makes him irredeemable. Forcefully trying to make Dev a positive character has made him a limbo character. He is neither good nor evil. Dev today is a coward who can't stand up to his wife or own up to his mistakes as his own doing. Dev Khurana, the suave, sophisticated and the original bad guy of GHSP, is lost in a world of creative confusion, lack of vision and lack of dedication to a character that is very much vital to the story. Dev Khurana is in oblivion. Does the same fate await to his actions? Are his actions also, forgiven and forgotten?
Other villains may come and go, but Dev Khurana will always be the villain of GHSP. Dev is the one who made Geet everyone's Parayi; it is her story, for that reason he is the ultimate villain. Dev's character might have lost its sophistication, but his actions must not be forgotten. Every story has a villain for a reason; the villain is the driving force behind the story. The story continues till the hero defeats the villain, may it be a dragon or a highly intelligent psychopath with a sadistic sense of humor. Whoever it may be, the villain always gets the short end of the stick. Good must defeat the evil. Dev Khurana must endure the same fate, he must be defeated. No matter which way one tries to spin it, basic nature of people does not change, Dev Khurana is a chameleon; his repentant act is simply another shade.
The continuation of Dev Khurana: Rebirth of the Villian/Defeat at the hands of the hero
1) Dev Khurana the villain must be reborn. He needs to be out of this current state of confusion and stake his claim as the villain of GHSP.
2) Dev must fight back; he is not a loser who accepts defeat just like that. He is not selfless and no one is buying what he is selling. The Maan has to work hard to defeat Dev. What's so heroic about defeating a villain who already surrendered? Where was the battle between the brothers? We need to see that.
3) We need to see a proper trial, not a rushed version of it. Bring back the old cast as witnesses. Give the Dev track a proper closing.
4) Dev must receive apt punishment. He needs to be tried for fraud, rape, polygamy and any other offenses.
5) Dev and NT join forces to fight Maan and Geet in this trial. It was always the four of them and it should remain that way. Outsiders should not be brought into this battle because it's not theirs to fight. Others may choose sides, but it's not their battle .
Replacing actor 8 months into a serial can be a daunting task, but certainly not impossible. Here are some options to explore until the replacement is found.
1) Dev successfully jumps bail and is in hiding MINUS Meera. He is a fugitive; he doesn't need a consolation prize in Meera. And if he "loves" Meera he wouldn't jeopardize her safety. But the police keep looking for his whereabouts and Maan hires a PI.
2) Dev quits his repentant acts and realizes that he doesn't want to go down alone, and kidnaps NT and runs away with her (She is his consolation prize). But the police keep looking for their whereabouts and Maan hires a PI.
3) Dev jumps bail, and police catches him and puts him in jail.
4) Put Dev back in jail for violating a restraining order taken by Naintara.
5) Dev hires a top notch defense attorney and he is shown working on the case while speaking to Dev over the phone.
6) Dev moves away from Meera, but he keeps tabs with her over the phone.
7) Arjun beats the living day lights out of him and it puts Dev in a coma.
Dev Khurana, the story needs you, can't wait for you to be reborn.
During my extensive study of Dev Khurana, it came to my understanding that he suffers from a mild/moderate case of Anti-social Personality Disorder. Sociopathy is severe form of this disorder. In other words, Dev Khurana is a sociopath in the making.
Characteristics of people with antisocial personality disorder may include:
Other common characteristics of those with Antisocial Personality Disorder include superficial charm, shallowed emotions, a distorted sense of self, a constant search for new sensations a tendency to physically or verbally abuse peers or relatives, and manipulation of others without remorse or empathy for the victim. Egocentrism, megalomania, lack of responsibility, extroversion, excessive hedonism, high impulsivity, and the desire to experience sensations of control and power can also be present. A Sociopath in the making
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Theme for the day'Aesthetics'wow so I get to discuss clothes, make up, styling'etc etc'. my favorite topic'
We all love dressing don't we??? Well so is attire that important?? Lets find out what the attire can tell you about a person' Attire does tell you about the person's financial status, power, mood and some times the nature as well'
Thoda general Gyaan'..
Bradley Bayou, celebrity and award-winning fashion designer and author of 'The Science of Sexy' says that there are four basic body types; the inverted triangle, rectangle, triangle and hourglass. Within those body types, no two are the same. It is for that reason Bayou says it's important to start with an understanding of your body type and then dress to balance.
Some tips for dressing as given by Theresia Whitfield:
Knowing this lets start with Geet
Geet is always dressed in Indian wear and isnt comfortable with western wear. Its not because she is against those clothes, she is uncomfortable as she has never worn them earlier..... for Demello wedding, despite being uncomfortable in such clothes, she was wearing the short dress as she thought it will impress Maan.....so she is willing to adapt.....
About ..... Her Salwar suits..... The pattern has changed with time..... The dresses she wore in HP were far more conservative than what she wears now..... The dupatta for her signifies her honour and hence even if the dupatta serves no purpose of covering her frontal body, it is there....lying nicely placed around her neck.....
Geet has used her clothing very well for social communication...... well MSK got attracted to the gal who is different in nature and also as she is different from the high society gals who try to grab his attention...... Geet's simplicity in dressing too is a point of attraction for Maan. .....
Office wear.... Well frankly now am tired of the same 4-5 short and Ghajini jackets. For heaven's sake, he is the CEO of a very successful construction company, stays in a Rs 30 crore worth Mansion and has just 4-5 pair of office wear??? Wake up ppl..... I aint gonna describe what Maan's style statement talks about him..... I will let shonuu and Aditi speak bout it as I am short on time.... Might update this post on Sunday.....
What Needs to change with Maan's dressing....... Guys have u forgotten that Maan's dressing in Kurbaan Hua segment? That is called stylish dressing for a party.... Well u need to get some of that stylishness again.....Maan's formal as well as casual wear has become very repetitive' You can continue having the Ghajini look clothes.....but it shud be limited..... Use more of some more semiformal shirts with demins, Once in a while maan can be dressed in a full business suit, some times in semiformal jackets like Kurbaan Hua sequence one...... We surely need change of cloth set for him.....Also the clothes now seem too tight on Gurmeet.....its time to change the size of the clothes..... Trousers are too short'looks like mera joota hai japanee , yeh pataloon Englishtani..... In other words..its tangawala pants.... change is needed immediately.....
What's with the balloon exercise pants (harem pants)? They are looking quite weird..... We can see Maan exercising in proper track pants..... Also bout his night clothes..... I have only seen geet wear his night wear kurta......Maan has never worn them...... Even yesterday in the morning when Annie was in pajamas and Geet in her night clothes....... Maan wasn't yet ready for office but still wearing casuals?? Who wears casuals to work in Kitchen before 7 am???
Some symbolism - Maan's Ghajini style tight shorts n jackets show he is a closed person....has tightly bound his innerself within.... actually GC is suffocating in those tight clothes.....
Annie - The Gal is too thin to be wearing such short clothes..... Her legs look like sticks... Please make her wear bit longer clothes...... Atleast knee length.....
Daadi - well can we have better fitting blouses for her? Earlier when Suhasini Mulay essayed this role, she had white sarees......Anju Mahendroo has cream colour sarees.... white would look classier is what I feel...... More royal..... so change that if possible....
Meera - One gal whose dressing I like is Meera's'she has a proper mix of Indian and western. The Dress designer for Geet needs to be chucked away and Preneet should be appointed to design the clothes for all..
Naintara- Well I don't understand y do negative characters in serials always change into western wear immediately when they separate from their so called husbands?? In any case I liked the sarees as well as the westerns she is wearing.....
Dev - His causal dressing, when ever he does wear clothes is quite nice and suits his character.... He as a character is supposed to be casual about everything in life and hence the casual clothing suits him.....
Arjun - So far so good....
Styling (make up and hair)
Geet - She needs a change in hair style post marriage. I mean the single pleat wont look good on a CEO's wife.... either she needs to keep hair open all the time or she needs to use a hair bun 'but no pleat' it looks very secretary style..... hahahahaha.....
Please makeup take note that sometimes the foundation is bit too much.....Drashti doesn't need that much foundation.... Please be careful with the wig usuage..sometimes it's a bit too obvious....
Maan - hahahahhaa........I have lots to talk here but I hv no time......
Make up - Foundation is to be used to smoothen the skin tone effect.....not to paint.... Makeup artist stop using Gurmeet's face as a painting board..... Foundation needs to reduce...
Gurmeet has beautiful eyes..... please stop using the Kajal......it is making the eyes look girlish..... No kajal please.........
Beard - needs a bit of trimming...... The L shaped beard on the cheeks needs to go..... Please check the look in early Delhi office days.....that looked perfect in terms of make up as well as stubble.....
Hair - ...... Stop gelling it up like that.....it stand weirdly...... seeing that hair, reminds me of There's something about Mary.......... Well I hope u all understood which scene I meant.............
Again 'Check the Kurbaan Hua or early delhi office days'. The hair style and make up was far better then....
Uff'I wud love to go on and on.....but no time..... Will update later......
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A. Hum tum ek kamre mein band ho
... Par sir, meine toh zindagi se yehi seekha hai, ki chahe kitne badi se badi pareshaani kyun na aa jaye, raasta milna mushkil nahi hota, bas sirf use dhoondhna padta hai...aur aap ghabrieyeh maat'main hoon na'main soch loongi
This is the basic rule by which Geet leads her life. Her positive, never-say-die outlook on life makes her 'sail' through any tempest life throws at her. She is always able to take a step back and look at the situation at hand and find a way out.
B. Jul 9' after the hug in the rain when Maan tries to put some distance between them
Maan sir bilkul sahi keh rahe hain'mein kyun logon se ghabra rahi hoon, mein kyun logon se dar rahi hoon ? jab meine jo bhi kiya hai, sahi kiya hai. Agar mein isi tarah duniya se darti rahi to mein tumhe iss duniya kaise laoongi'Nahi, sir, ab mein nahi daroongi, ab mein nahi ghabraaoongi. Mein logon ka samna himmat se karoongi
Her innate courage emboldened by an able master, Geet resolves to fight against the wrong done to her by Sasha (world) so she can bring her child into this world.
C. Jul 16
M - Mein nahi jaanna chahta tumhare feelings ke baare mein, galati to meri thee jo meine tumhe naukri di. Jis din se tum meri zindagi mein aayee ho us din se meri zindagi uthal phuthal ho gayi hai.
G - Aisa bhi maine kya kar diya sir ke aap mujhse aise baat kar rahe hai.
M - tumne kya kar diya hai ? Bas itna sa doo hoon main (2) pagal hone mein ' pata hai kyun? Kyunki mera poora samay 'tumhare baare mein sochne ' tumhari galtiyon ko sudharne mein lag jaata hai.
This dialogue shows the inner struggle of a proud, arrogant, self-made man who feels helpless and out of control of his emotions in the presence of the simplicity and sincerity of this small town girl that he is slowly and deeply falling in love with.
D. Ms Rathod & HP 2
Mere jeete jee thumara attet khabi thumare ass pass nahi aasaktha geet, meri zindage, meri zindagi thumare bina adhuri hai geet
Maan is a man of few words. Its very difficult for him to express the depth of his feelings for Geet. Inspite of his handicap he makes a valiant attempt to convey his feelings' and succeeds. Here he attempts to assure Geet that he would stand firm as a rock between Geet and her past, facing anything to protect her for his life is incomplete without Geet being a part of it.
E. Jul 21
M - Geet tum mujhe itna hi samajh payee ho ?
G - Jitna samajh paayi hoon, utna hi kaafi hai sir. Aur sehne ki shakti nahin hai mujhmein, chale jaieye. Thak chuki hoon main sir, thak chuki hoon mein logon se lad ladke, thak chuki hoon mein zindagi se, nahi chahiye mujhe aapki madad. Nahi chahiye aapka sahara, mujhe kisiki madad nahin chahiye, mein akeli jee loongi. Aap chale jayeeye , chale jayeeye.
The despair and helplessness felt by Geet when she finds the one person she could look upto and trust, lets her down. She is so tired of fighting all the time, tired of life'so much so that she does not need anyone's help / support. She is ready to live life alone.
F. @ the campsite date ( I picked 2 from this epi)
M - Geet tum mujhe ab tak nahin samajh payee ho. Tumhe mujhe impress karne ki koi jaroorat nahi kyun ki mein bahut dino pehle hi impress ho chukka tha thumari saddgi se'hamare rishte ki buniyaad hi yeh saadgi hai'' Aur tum se pavitra kaun hoga geet ? Maan' Shayad tumne meri baat dhyaan se suni nahi Geet, mein tumhe pehle bhi keh chukka hoon , ke tum jaisi ho waise hi achchi ho. ..tumse behtar kaun ho sakta hai. Aur mere liye pavitrata ke maine tumhi ho Geet., haan.
Maan knows the qualities of Geet that he has fallen in love with'and it has nothing to do with her looks or her baggage. He's fallen in love with her simplicity, sincerity, her unshaking drive for the truth ' her purity.
Once bitten, twice shy. This dialogue beautifully depicts the insecurities still deep within her, her disbelief that she can fall in love and that her love can be reciprocated. After the fiasco with Dev, Geet is afraid to trust her fate. How can someone like her, an unwed mother, get another chance at life. Does she have the right to fall in love again ? Does she have the right to experience those feelings? Does she have the right to include someone in her life again ?
G. @ the first hospital checkup
Mein wohi puraana MSK hoon jo bahut khudgarz hai '.but hamesha Geet ko khush dekhna chahta hai. kal raat mujhe meri zimeedariyon ka ehsaas hua.
Maan's only lakshya in life is see Geet happy forever. But he is aware of her baggage that he has embraced willingly and wholeheartedly. He is aware of his new responsibility in life. His lakshya has only changed him for Geet, not the rest of the world.
H. Oct 26 - Maan-Dev confrontation
Dev - Mein bahut bada gunhegaar hoon bro. Meine aisa paap kiya hai jiske liye maafi bhi nahin maangi ja sakti...kisi tarah mein use mein apne kiye ki maafi maangoo.
Maan - aur jab wo tumhare saamne ayi to dekha tumne ? Dekha ek athaara saal ki bholi bhaali, muskuraati ladki ko tumne kya kar diya ? Dekha Dev? Tumhari gunahon ki vajah se uske gharwale uski jaan lena chahte the aur tumne kitni aasaani se keh diya ke tumhe maaf kar doon ? Nahi Dev, nahi tumhar galati na to main maaf kar sakta hoon aur na hi Geet ko karne doonga. Tumhe sazaa to bhugatni hi hogi. Geet ko insaaf milega. Mein dilwaaoonga insaaf.
Dev admits he committed a crime (gunhegaar hoon). But his version of atoning for his crime stops at asking for Geet's forgiveness. He is the atypical Dev who just does not get the gravity of his deed. That's when Maan asks, so when u finally saw her did u see what u'd done to an ' innocent , always smiling 18 year old ? Did u know that bcoz or ur action her family was going to kill her ? Do you realize the impact of what you've done ? And u say so easily that u will ask her forgiveness ? Dev may be able to forgive himself by asking for Geet's forgiveness. But Maan cannot forgive Dev, nor will he allow Geet to forgive Dev. Per Maan, Dev has to pay for his crime. Geet must get justice'.and Maan will ensure that Geet gets justice.
I. Dec 23 - Post-hiring Arjun
...par us tajurbe ne mujhe bahut kuch sikha diya hai 'ke kisi ke man ke under jaake uske baare mein hum nahin pataa kar sakte 'use milkar, use kaam karke hameih uske asliyat ke baare mein pataa chalta hai'.ek bar dhoka khane ka matlab yeh to nahin na ke hum sab pe vishwas karna chod de ? '.mein jo kuch bhi kar rahi hoon, use bholapan nahi, use insaaniyat pe yakeen karna kehte hai
Inspite of NT being responsible for her ruin, inspite of knowing NT had the intention to kill her baby, Geet is unwilling to paint everyone with the same brush. She does not apply the mathematical rule of if A=B and B=C, then A=C to real life, unlike Maan. She is willing to judge the person based on his capabilities. Until they are known, her default mode is to believe in them 100%. Is this her naivety ? No, this is her ability to believe in the goodness of humanity ... something each of us should aspire to be.
There are many more such gems that I encourage you to find. But now let us turn towards the humor that Barry invokes thru his dialogues. Here are some examples '
1. Picture abhi baaki hai mere dost (Adi)
G - sir, mein Geet bol rahi hoon
M - Haan, jaanta hoon
G - Sir aapke liye ek courier aaya hai
M - Toh kya mein phone mein ghuskar usey padhoon ?
Yeh to sach mein yaha hain'.aaaaa'chor (5) bhago (3), samajh kya rakha hai HP ki hoon meina, hato hato,
M - Geet meri baat suno
G - Huh, Geet? Chor planning karke aata hai aaj kal, haan, hato hato mera danda ..lagi to nahi
M - lagi
G - lagi ? ... to aur khao
M - Chup
3. Jul 26@still @ the outhouse, fighting for the bed
M - Geet tum kab samjhogi ke har sapna poora nahin ho sakta
G - Sir, aap kab samjhenge ki meri aankhen khuli hai to mein sapna kaise dekh sakti hoon ?
4. Jul 27 ' Geet in the shower asking for a new set of dry clothes from Maan
MAAN:"Na jaane bhagvaan ko bhi kya problem ho gayi jo aisi piece ko banaya...ye ladki to kisi ko bhi pagal kar sakti hai."
5. Wo dhakkan to nahi hai !
6. In Manali - Pehenlo, warna pehena doonga !
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Before starting with the dialogue let me just say that the thing I liked most about the story GHSP is that it started with a social issue and how innocent girls are being the victim of fraud marriages. The base of the story made it more special whereas the other traditional shows are only about how the young generations are falling in love and how they are dealing with it. Compared to those GHSP reflects thoughtfulness, sense and magnificence. The show is already our favorite and some of the episodes and dialogues have already created a huge impact on the viewers. I would like to share and discuss some of my favorites and through that describe my idea of the man who made maan singh khurana what he is today with those extraordinary dialogues.
The dialogue that hooked me to this show was actually the first few words that I heard when switching the channel one very dark night. So I would like to state that simple yet amazing dialogue that maan told geet back in HP after dropping her off on the street and that is "nothing good can be expected from your life if you stay fearful like this all the time". Well so far nothing compares to this very dialogue that encouraged geet handa to become the geet the she is today. Because nothing compares to the necessity of a right message at the right time. I myself am the living example and benefiter of the above dialogue. It helped the female lead in the story to be courageous as well as me, a viewer, to be courageous. Yes, we need to be courageous if we want to make a difference in our lives as well as our surroundings. And the courage comes from being truthful which is another good aspect shown in this show. So a loyal viewer of this show will definitely appreciate the truthfulness and courage that is so much necessary in life. This is one very good message that Mr. Barry Dhillon gave the audience. It shows the educative and thoughtful mind of the dialogue writer who not only likes to entertain but also send some good messages to the audience. So the young generations who are now "maneet" fans hopefully realized the meaning of being courageous and truthful as their favorite hero believes in it. So this way the society can be very much improved in morality through such impactful dialogues coming from the hero of a show which is actually the carefully selected words of a very beautiful mind.
My second favorite is the most famous word of out first villain, "The Birj" who said"oye" whenever and whatever made him disappointed! This one word created and describes a whole personality and made the villain as well as the word, popular. I have never come across such a one-word-dialogue in any story/show/movie in my life that gave a character so much life. That character was so solid that even today, months after his departure from the show he is still very much loved and remembered.
Then comes another short but sizzling dialogue/phrase that send a shiver down to so many viewer's spine every time the male lead utters "chup-bilkul-chup"! What a creation, what a dialogue! I mean, this is called creativity where one is told to shut up and on the other end the whole audience melted like butter. Even the most logical friend of mine was "bilkul chup" when maan uttered for the first time "chup-bilkul-chup"!
Sometimes, some simple dialogues carry huge meanings and one such dialogue in the show was "is it ok to eat the leftovers/share food of our close ones"? that was asked by maan. This question, although quite simple, actually asked a very crucial information from our female lead, geet. Because at that time geet was defending herself from admitting that she indeed cares for maan. So if she had replied negatively that would have been untrue but being truthful would have revealed her feelings instead and so that dialogue was one super invention of Mr. Barry that lead maan to keep on his enquiry through a very simple situation. Being from a western culture, where sharing food indicates absolutely no significance regarding special feelings towards anybody, Mr. Dhillon, adopted the concept of this continent of sharing food and utilized it very beautifully by delivering such a dialogue to the viewers. Because in our culture eating from the same plate is said to increase love and when probable lovers do that, it indicates almost everything.
Now comes the most favorite and appreciated dialogue of almost all the fans that maan said to geet and that is "to me you are the symbol of purity geet". What can be said about the subtleness of a mind that delivered this beautiful as well as touchy dialogue? Because geet, for long has been considering herself to be ineligible of loving somebody or be loved. She considered herself to be impure very secretly. Yes, maan was always very nice and generous to her but that cannot erase her feelings of being abused. So when maan said those words he actually erased that concept of hers by making her understand that to him purity is a concept that lies in the soul and not an entity that can be abused/touched/marked. No matter how much the body is abused or destroyed or hurt, as long as the soul is pure, to maan, he/she is pure. So that gave geet the confidence to feel that according to maan's definition, she is indeed very very pure. That dialogue made geet a whole new person inside and gave her the feelings of being truly loved for the first time. Mr. Dhillon, you have absolutely no idea what you did to your audience with that dialogue but even if you lose your creativity tomorrow, don't forget to feel proud of yourself for that dialogue for as long as you live.
Now like every other thing in this world that consists of light and dark, Mr. Dhillon delivered some grey dialogues too. And although I have already wrote an epic out of this pathetic sentence, I would again say that Mr. Dhillon seriously failed with the dialogue "I thought you were only mine" after maan got to learn for the first time about the tragical situation geet went through due to a fraud marriage. If the intension was to create a minor MU between the leads then maan could have kept quite out of shock and grief which geet could have interpreted as a rejection. But saying something like that seriously put maan's humanity in question. I mean, after getting to learn such an incident there is hardly any human who can think of himself. The general tendency of lovers is to find a way to clear all the differences as soon as possible whenever any argument takes place. So the moment maan got to know the reason behind her pregnancy the natural thing is to sympathize and not think of his personal feelings at that moment. That was one important reply from maan that the whole nation was waiting for when we were unfortunately miserably shocked.
Again, its not any particular dialogue but the whole concept where the team decided to make the devil a saint was a huge disappointment. Every dialogue after dev became a saint was kind of pathetic. Every story consists of a hero and a villain. The hero is supposed to establish peace and harmony in everyone's lives by defeating the villain from doing harm to the society. So in our favorite story, before the hero could play his role, the villain turned saint and left the hero in a blank situation where he had nothing else to do but enhance his personal relationship. And now even that pseudo saint is missing. This is a very unwanted situation and no dialogue can help prevent it. I hope Mr. Dhillon comes up with some good dialogues before he exits the ex-villain from the show. That would be a real challenge for the dialogue writer since its a very complicated situation. All the best for that.
Now we have had some wonderful episodes with amazing dialogues as well as a lot of faltering ones. But one very wonderful event is awaiting us and that is the maneet wedding. From the official web site of star one and also from some birdies we got to learn that the wedding is going to be a really grand one. Even the channel and the team are asking for opinions and expectations from the fans. Thanks to the team and to the channel for treating us so specially. So we hope to view a really brilliant arrangement of maneet wedding in the near future. But no matter how beautifully they decorate the day, the set, the performers, if the dialogues are poor, the whole attempt will fall apart. So dear Mr. Barry Dhillon we need some really good dialogues for that day. The fans may contribute their opinion on how they wish to see the bride and the groom but you have help yourself in delivering the best dialogues ever. The essence of that particular episode is wholly depending on your right words and so we hope you will do it right. On this aspect, I would like to suggest that, if we consider the wife as a prayer mat for the husband then their union can be considered as a form of prayer, which event is very much appreciated and blessed from the above. The channel may have limitations in shooting intimate scenes but you don't have any restrictions in delivering dialogues. So with all your creativity convey the message that when people love they actually pray. Its is as pure and valuable as prayers. Let the marriage in this show be superior in every form; from the physical decorations to the mental one. Decorate it with words, in essence and with love.
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BRIJ HANDA: The MOGAMBO who hardly says "MOGAMBO KHUSH HUA".
Brij Handa has all the qualities that the audience can ask for in an ideal "bad guy" .He is grumpy, ruthless cultural fanatic and believes that he must always have the last word. For him, the family's name and pride holds greater priority than the relationships that make a family. He is a male chauvinist who believes that women in the household should have no say in the family matters. They should not be given the liberation to have an opinion of their own or decide about their lives as only the "men" of the family are capable to know what's better. Being the elder brother to the main lead ,Geet , He forces her to get married to an NRI who would supposedly take her abroad after marriage. When she displays the desire to study further, he pressurizes her on the name of family's "izzat" and asks her to do only what she is asked to do. The wedding was kept a sneaky affair and no one in the society was informed.
Even after knowing that Dev,the NRI husband of Geet, has abandoned her at the airport after taking all her money and property ,he accuses HER of doing something wrong , instead of supporting his sister during this crucial time. He blames Geet for tarnishing their family's pride and honor when the truth is that the "sensible and responsible" men in the family did not bother to cross check the validity and authencity of the family in which they were marrying the daughter of their house. Brij's chauvinist nature is clearly displayed when he punishes Geet, though the family men were clearly at the fault . The audience gets to see the darker side of him when he asks Geet to abort the child so that they don't have to answer the society of HOW ,the daughter of THE HANDA FAMILY got pregnant without getting married. When Geet denies to get the abortion, he threatens her to kill her into pieces. He brings in the midwife to forcefully abort the child her younger sister was carrying, he tries to kill the baby with an over doze of the sleeping pills, he tries to burn his sister alive if she doesn't give in to his will. The ruthless Brij doesnt stop just there. When Geet decides to go against the entire family and their so-called discipline by running from the home to save her baby, Brij sends his goons to find her and orders them saying "KILL her right there and then ,don't think of her as my sister." The anger, the malevolent,the madness to find the person who has tried to defame his "FAMILY PRIDE" could be clearly seen in Brij's eyes. He was neither a brother, nor she was a sister to him, the only relationship they shared at that point was of HATE and COLDNESS.
The audience cried and cursed Brij when he made his first stroke with the sword in attempt to cut his sister into pieces. His hands did not tremble while he proceeded with the second one and saw his sister crying in immense pain. He laughed at her helplessness, She reminded him that she was a sister to him , he abjured. She begged him, he ignored. And the audience was left with "YOU ARE EVIL AND A COLD-BLOODED ANIMAL".
Nevertheless, It wouldn't be wrong to say that he was somewhere responsible in making Geet,sabse Paarayi. If, it wasn't because of his fear, Geet would have not run from the house to save her child. She would have not met Maan at the jungle who advised her to take a stand against her family and fight for her rights. If it was not after his merciless actions, Geet would not disown her family in front of the society they seem to care about most, and sent her "Brij Veerji" to the Jail. It was his actions and reactions that gave Geet the reason to live which was : to save the child from the evil and she somewhere along the road, she found the real "Geet" who was anything but "A Handa" .
Why he did what he did?
1. Influence :He is highly influenced with Daarji's brash ways who gives the utmost importance to the disciple and values which he has cherished all his life. He respects the way how his Daarji has never bent/broken the rules and principles for anyone that he has set ,and when he sees that Geet has trespass the line he decides to punish her in his own way which may look cruel to others but he thinks it's the right thing to do.
2. Ego: Troubled person like Brij is ought to have extensive ego issues. His "male" ego was crashed into pieces when the "female" of the house decided to go against his command.
3. Fear:That Geet might tell an outsider about what happened to her in order to seek an help or support for herself ,if left alive.
4. Social Defame/boycott: What will they do if the child was not aborted? How will they answer the society upon questioning "How did she became pregnant without marrying?"
5. Mental issues:The dude was a psycho who may have some serious mental issues and he felt happiness in other's distress. In other words, a sadist.
6. RAZZ PICHLE JANAM KA: Poor guy was ANARKALI in PICHLE JANAM who was cemented alive in the wall by Geet who was SHEHEN-SHAH-E-AKBAR back then. Hence, he became evil/wanted to kill Geet and her baby to take the revenge from Geet THIS JANAM and COMPLETE ADHOORA KAAM.
What happened to the MOGAMBO..did he live un-happy ever after?
This question left unanswered by the creative team which made the viewer to think "Is this it?" what really happened with Brij after Geet left Hoshiyaarpur?Did he got punished? If yes,for how long? Long enough to make it EVEN. Is there anything that can make it EVEN? Worst: Did he got bailed out due to Daarji's so-called CONTACTS? Sooo many questions , yet no answers.
-As 'BABA' BRIJ: After being the victim of the "gang rape" ,He understands the word "ABUSE" and comes to Delhi to do PASHCHATAAP of his [deed] (Credit for the word "deed": "No-one" but "me" HAAN).He decides to do KANYADAAN of GITH to mukt himself from the GUILTY BHOOT.
-As "PAAPI GUDDA" BRIJ : Believes that GEET should be PUNISHED for sending him to the jail and making FALOODA of PHAMILY KI IZZAT and says "OYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE mein tere chote chote tukde kar doonga OYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE" while audience will be shouting "DUMBASS your TALWAAR got rusty while you were out in the "BIGG BOSS" house."
YASH: An unwanted Sidekick ?
In contrast to Brij, Yash was introduced as sweet, charming, a complete "chocolate" boy who have returned from US for the sake of his family business and to serve as a guardian to his "nephew and niece". He is Selfish, but that's the only trait he shares with Brij. Unlike Brij , He is not vicious but is extremely likable. He is a cool guy who wants to see everyone around him happy. Yash is a complete "Casanova" and it seems that the only "major" concern in the life is to have a good time with the girls and in order to do that he needs someone who can take care of his nephew and niece . This is when he meets Geet who's sad and worried due to Maan's absence. Being a flirt that he is, he tries to woo her by his charm but remains unsuccessful. He even offers her the position of CEO in his company to lure her but Geet refuses the offer saying she is simply not interested.
His selfish trait is displayed when he proposes the deal in front of Geet to agree to join his company and he in return he will tell her Maan's whereabouts to which Geet gives in.
Why was it important to have him ?
Personally, I don't find his character well developed and don't think he was "important". He was introduced as a "catalyst" in Maan and Geet's lovestory, though he dint do much to serve the purpose. Instead they started his own lovestory with Meera.
-He employed Geet in "India paints" (his company) as CEO after she left Khuranna constructions: I don't think that there was a need to sketch a fresh character for this. Mr. Chopra would have served the purpose by offering Geet a decent job. It would have been much better to see Geet and Maan trying to cope up with that situation while being away from each other instead of Maan being an "hutch pug" who sings "You and I, in this beautiful world" and follows her EVERYWHERE.
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- Just when audience thought that they will get to see the "chemistry" between him and Meera ,he announced his return to US after selling his company to Maan Singh Khuranna . Once again, fans were left in dismay and they end up making several video mixes in his memory.
Will fans have the opportunity to make endless romantic VMs on Meera and Yash? If not, What will happen to YASH afterall?
-Meera will marry him after she goes back to US?
- He will comeback as Anne's long lost boyfriend/best friend to act as a yet another "catalyst" in Err-jun and Annne's LOVE-ISHTORY.
The question remains unanswered yet again with no answer whatsoever.
ADVICE: Create the characters that you can nourish. Don't waste talent and potential.
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A Pest for Some, Most Wanted for Some, Just a Baggage for a Majority
Shrouded in mystery, an enigma, she is the baggage of the past that the man carries but his lips are always sealed, never ever voicing his past tale to describe the allusion. The hint of her existence came via the old lady in the show and since then she has become one of the most awaited characters -- along with Vicky -- despite never been explicitly introduced. She is expected to add a new, interesting facet to Mann's character, and also provide the key to open the jammed doors of his past life.
It looks like the man has now crossed over with his soul-mate after burying this baggage deep. But, has she been completely vanquished from the casa of memories and the subconscious mind. The outer facade can be quite deceptive and even confuses the man wearing it -- he also starts believing in its truth while the reality may be completely different. The day the past stands in front, it may seem that it was never buried deep enough and matters the most even in the present, or it may seem so insignificant that one feel like a fool for giving it so much of importance for such a long time. But to know the real status, the spectre of the past has to revisit with a basket full of familiar moments to rekindle the old relationship.
The mysterious lady will soon arrive in this show with her basket and is not at all a senile mind's figment of imagination. This past baggage, the character, is called Sameera; but she is still formless -- like clay in the hands of the potter and the creator can give it a shape as per his whim. However, since the character will enter in the middle of the show, the creator should be a little extra careful, and give it a form without disturbing the essence of the show and its established characters.
Sketching an unknown is the most interesting aspect of writing, and I am just making an amateur attempt to dress-up this character and provide some half-baked fabricated details.
Introducing Sameera in the Present:
Somewhere in the west, a lady is in a conference room with her clients, discussing the progress of a project. She is an architect running her own successful architectural firm. The phone rings, she excuses herself and a mysterious smile plays on her lips. Once upon a time, the same smile lighted-up the face of MSK. She is a dusky, tall, smart, and an attractive lady and her hair is till the nape. Confident is her demeanour, pleasing is her personality, and elegant is her dressing style. Currently in a relationship but does not seem happy as her heart still longs for the man in N. Delhi.
("My countenance is half burned and the other half is hidden by a mask to give the impression that I am in control. I can proudly say that I am a success story. There is a man who loves me but I still carry an emotional wound that festers. There are awards on my shelf but I feel like a non-achiever in life. Winning back something precious is what I often think about in the night but do not have the courage to walk back when it's morning.")
Introducing Sameera in the Past:
An ambitious, dreamy-eyed girl, Sameera is filling-up an interview form in the lobby of Khurana Construction (KC). She has just completed her architectural engineering from a reputed college. Born and brought-up in N.Delhi, she belongs to a well-to-do family but not born with the proverbial silver-spoon. She is Nayantara's cousin who helps her get an interview opportunity in KC thanks to the recommendation of her then fiance Dev.
She is usually in jeans and a T-shirt with a pencil always in her hand, or she can be seen chewing its end while thinking about a design. She has shoulder length hair and the face has a youthful freshness. Walk is laid-back, eyes curious, and the mysterious smile defines the character. She is loquacious, outgoing but cautious too. Her positive points, according to her interview form, completely focussed, a brilliant visionary, and innovative; and her aim: to have her own company in two years.
("I still remember the day when I stepped in KC and saw him listening to his Dadi Ma's words with apt attention in the lobby. It was his first day at work and the first interview as the boss of KC, and it was also my first interview. We were both starting our professional journey on the same day. I entered the room with a file containing my academic achievements. I was dressed professionally just like the girls in Allen Solly Ads. He asked me how I knew Dev and I answered through a common friend but I added lest he thought that I am a ladder loving person, I would like to get the job based on my interview performance and not someone's recommendation. My biggest mistake, I guess, I did not tell him about my relation with Nayantara because she asked me not to as he did not see her in a positive light.")
Why was Mann attracted to her?
The attraction was mutual and it was not a one-sided love affair and she was one of the reasons for the alteration of his persona. His heart for sure used to skip a beat seeing her smile mysteriously. The strong, confident, outgoing personality made him fall for her as she was completely opposite to his mother who preferred to walk away and not fight for her rights. In his mind she was a meek woman and willingly allowed others to ruin her life and then she abandoned him. And Sam's intelligent ideas and caring attitude stamped the deal. She was perfect according to him and they complemented each other.
("Once he told me on a date, he liked my confidence and complete dedication to work, the zeal to learn and along with all that I was also a caring and vice-free person. He loved me the most when I smiled and laughed at my silly jokes. We were meant to be together for life -- that is what we thought.")
Nayantara manipulated and pushed her into committing a series of blunders, giving the impression that she was only after Mann's money and was trapping him. Being ambitious does not mean one is negative, and Sameera was not at all a gold-digger but a series of incidents painted her in black. She wanted to achieve but not at the expense of letting go her love or cheating on him.
(She always dreamed of holding the reins of KC and its bank balance by marrying Dev. She loved Dev but only because she thought he was sitting on a pile of gold. The day she came to know that MSK is the real heir and holds the majority share in the company, her evil mind started working on a stratagem to shift the balance in her favour. I was made to believe that MSK was playing with my emotions and that we do not belong to the same status. I was pushed to the corner and I had to do what I had to do. I did commit an irrevocable blunder and had no time to explain my side of the story. Also, it was my ego that did not let me speak in my defence. I did take the money from Dadi Ma as a loan to begin my dream venture when MSK was on a tour -- I had planned to surprise him. I did repay it back with interest to NT but I guess no one knows about it.)
An Important Part of Mann's Life:
She did matter in the past and can be the final nail that completely altered the persona of MSK. Mann does not talk about his past because he likes to block everything that makes him feel miserable and emotionally weak. She is there in his subconscious mind and he believes that Nayantara asked her to play with his emotions and benefit from it. She is important part of his past life and will matter when she reappears in the present. Till then, he likes to believe that it's not worth talking about and give it undue importance. Sameera is a closed chapter but a chapter that has taught him to be careful, not trust easily, and doubt everyone's intentions.
("Our relationship was not a fling but we were never married and I am not hiding his child. If we were married, everyone would have known about it. He still is an honest person and was then also in the past and hiding a marriage is not in his character.")
How will Sameera affect Geet?
What Mann had with Sameera was also love that did not work out, and a love that was not meant to last for long. It was based more on attraction than mutual understanding and trust. Geet and Mann were destined to meet and be together for life. Geet is not his second love or a rebound love but the first true love. Theirs is the union of two souls and they found each other after meeting not the right ones. In all love stories, one experiences true love only once, otherwise they flop big time.
(I'll return to see if I still hold importance in MSK's life. I'll clear all his misunderstandings. I just hope he still longs for my presence in his life just like I do. Arjun has called me and has hinted that his company is doing something for MSK. Yes, we still get along really well though I have not spoken to Nayatara again after we accused each other openly in KC. I know a little about Geet.)
(Final Word: I am insignificant but significant enough to create a palpable tension to last for a while.).
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MAAN Treat overloaed for us!!!!!
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|muskanp||6||842||09 July 2010 at 9:34pm by muskanp|
ll maan treat dev equally as d thorn..
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|adits7||7||657||30 June 2010 at 11:32pm by adoremevirgo|
Posessive Maan ? omg, treat !
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|VJ-LNMDJ||68||5814||23 June 2010 at 2:17am by NIDIZ|
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