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Thank you for your kind support.
Its said ,for an artist, acknowledgement and appreciation for their work is the single biggest motivator.
On similar lines ,your feedbacks and endorsement has proved to be a catalyst to my idyllic musings.It's been an incredible welcome to
the world of such an devoted audience base at India forum. From collective responses I gather, most of you have been part of the India forum and GHSP forum for quite some time now and yet newbies like myself have been integrated seamlessly.
Like most of you ,I do believe that apart from our own little forum here, rest of the world (RoW) has little or no interest in the ongoings and intricacies discussed herewith.
Most would consider it a colossal waste of time and efforts.Whether CV or RoW have a 'dekkho' at our opinions or not and/or take a leaf out of it,
it aint my concern at this stage.I am simply content to communicate with like minded folks who speak their mind.
The power of reaching out should never be underestimated. Look what that did for Jessica Lall.
With the opening credits beyond us, let's move on to meatier content.
In the last few posts, I have often digressed from the theme (or so I am told). Thereby, for now, I shall refrain from looking askance at GHSP, ripping it apart with clinical precision and the critical eye.(Some air that! Fancying to be a critic. Lol!!! I know better now, though)
Today's post is dedicated to 'X' factor/s of GHSP, one's we have come to love enough to express with amazing enthusiasm. There are a 100 different
posts on those lines already yet shall we say there's room for one thread to be exhaustive.I do not pretend to be any different but I could try and not be repetitive.
Besides, there have been times when I have been moved tremendously by emotions that the GHSP character's infused in their acts and I think they are worth a mention.
To begin with, some my favorites sequences from the show. I'll start with one scene at a time.And in chronological order.
Now, that shall require some jogging of our memory and clearing of mental cobwebs.
And with talks of the Roka ceremony, understandably the family is in a tizzy and apprehension. Poor Geet registers only helplessness, head bent down for good measure.
Dev seeks permission to speak to Geet in person is met and is met with a stare ,one of mixed emotions.And ofcourse, there's the kaanta laga scene,Dev dressing the wound with his handkerchief, Geet not taking Dev's support to help her gain omposure.For once Geet has a good look at Dev. One she recalls with some fondness and a barely there smile at a later point. Subtlety is the key.
The bottom line as I saw it. The moment when two individual decides on who they want to spend their rest of life with is momentous. For both ,boy and the girl.
Now ofcourse, we know the flow of the story. But back then, the simplicity of the shots and authenticity of the performances and art direction made for a compelling watch.
Geet is perplexed and confused with the surge of emotions and the frightful feeling when events spiral beyond one's control. Too much happening in too little time. Dev's understanding
of Geet's turmoil, the family's reactions, the first hesitant looks they steal at each other were adequately shot and neat. Good work of editing and screenplay.
Throughout I found Geet was polite bound by her upbringing and etiquettes. Not because she is doclie or submissive. The spirited streak in her was all too apparent even if that was limited to
her eyes. Drashti as an actor has displayed the perfect body language needed for her character. Abinav's suave NRI act was ubercool.The rest of the crew fit in perfectly
as the average Punjabi family.
None of the irritating background music, and/or heavy duty dialoguebaazi, and/or over the top acting ensured that the show was all set to charter new territories and a welcome
departure from its contemporaries hitherto dominated by Balaji telefilms saga's.
I'll follow this post up with some more of my favorite moments from the show as and when time permits.For now ,let's hear from you. What has been your most favorite scene/episode and why?
Have a happy monday and a fab week ahead!!!
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I wish I was more tech savvy. Just lost all of the really long post I had painstakingly typed out in the last 37 minutes.
A stupid error message that said: In order to protect our forums from Link Spam we DO NOT allow Newbies to post Links on the forum till they have more then
25 posts made on the forum.
Grrr! meri mehnat pe toh paani phir gaya na....aur phir aaj ka episode khatam hote hi , laptop uthaya aur jhatpat likhne lagi thi...
ab wahi flavor apne is wale attempt mein lana mushkil hoga.
Bade buzurg kehte hai na , "Ab pachtaye kya hote jab chidiya chug gayi khet."So, here' s the reproduction version of the original . Geez! I never even got to proof read my post.
Since I began on a discontented note, let me liven it up before we proceed.
A big "Thank you."
a.To those who responsed and liked the thread.
b.To those who have appreciated my style of writing and made some very encouraging comments.
c. (a) and (b) its a pleasure and honor.Looking forward to your support and guidance. There will always be room for imrpovement.
d. finally, thank you for the inputs to the thread.
So now that I am done with the thanky you's, let us get back to why I joined the forum and subsequently to the discussion board with all the fellow followers of GHSP.
I think it would be an iteration of a million voices when I say today's episode reached greater heights in terms of being
emotionally charged and intensely enacted, rating high up on the entertainment quotient.
Let's dwell on the highlights, one at a time. (the one's i dont mention, please contribute)
1. Acting-MK delivers one of his best performances on the show.The portrayal of a man, torn between his dilemmas and guilt is sensitive yet emphatic.
Not to mention the chemistry we have come to love so much has revealed another facet- that of maturing and evolving.
I will have to keep mum on the rest of the cast as I had no patience and was pre occupied with anitcipation. Since no one in particular
struck out like an eye sore I take it they have been sufficient.
2. The twist- The issue that dogged last two episodes has been resolved. A very sensitive bit of writing by the creative team and delicate handling of the turn of events. In its entirety the incident has taken the Geet-Mk's bonding several notches up.In the run up to the D Day on wednesday there shall be
many a slip between the cup and lip yet we audience are rejoicing.
3. The inherent message. Now that's one too many. I think I interpret way too much and read a whole lot between the lines.
Dadima's conversation with Geet is a classic example of the older generation passing on their wordly wisdom to the younger ones,
so they can sail smooth through the troughs and crests created by waves that characterize our life.
MK's moral stance in particular appealed a great deal.
We live in an era where relationships are on the fast lane and getting quicker. Ficklish and at times spinning out of control. MK's character makes me sit up and take
note of the need for owning up to our actions and reactions. The character's commitment to nurturing their relationship is astounding.It's a universal truth that
love flies out of the nearest window with time but its honesty, integrity, and trust that form the paradigms for any binding relationships to last an enternity.
Likewise,Geet's stance, on owning upto the responsibility that motherhood calls for was delicately portrayed.
Both, Geet and MK's characters are evolving into individuals who put others/each other before themselves such is their understanding for one another.
In a man eat man world of ours today, though fictional and in a daily soap,they warm my heart.
I had never been much of a TV person and a better part of GHSP , I watched them on India forum. The battle for the remote at home is rarely won by me. Sigh!
And that makes me ponder. For someone who has trashed daily soaps, berated most of the popular shows, aired hateful comments and opinions all along, why the fixation with GHSP?
And here's what I came up with. A list of what I like about GHSP. Once you are through with it, please add some of your own.
Note: Not numbered as sequencing shall seem like I am assigning comparative ranking/weightage.
Barring the times the story required a certain amount of physical violence and verbal assault to lend the scenes credibility, the show has been suqeaky clean and
not exaggerated or overtly dramatised.
The language. Hindi with liberal dosage of punjabi has always been respectful. Even the vamps and villains mouth acidic dialogues without resorting to expletives.Such
a welcome relief from mumbaiyya slang or addressing in first person. That a lesson in etiquettes.
The wardrobes. The stylish Maan ( well he carries off everything with equal elan!) The simple Geet (as said on the show, " she would look fab even in a rucksack".)
The elegant DadiMa ...So on and so forth. Nothing over the top or inapproriate.
The actors. Most of the regular characters apart from lead pair have grown into their roles and are very convincing. All actors of Handa clan were superb.The first 50 episodes
were what did me in.The next 50 got me hooked. The following 50 addicted .Sigh!!
The direction. The screenplay. Dialogues dept could do a lot better though. Occasional brilliance is fine but sustaining is the key.
Finally,The Romance. This I keep for the last since I have a lot to vent.
Disclaimer: All opinions expresssed herewith are personal and apologies if that hurts some sentiments.
As mentioned, I dont really watch much TV. Hence,before arriving at these views I suffered through some of the crappiest episodes of shows that are scum on the
face of this earth so I could talk out of experience.
Emotional Atyachar, Splitsville, Axe your Ex, Love Truth Cash..... You get the drift??
Most of the participants on the show feature teenagers, mostly. Almost diabolical and ironic that these shows revolve around "relationships". Though a negligible % they are
representative of the mass, called the " youth". And if what transpires on these shows are any indication, the nations youth is nosediving into moral decline. Headlong!!
A strong statement, yes. But then it's a personal opinions. Strong cause it irks me to no end as also saddens.
The most recent one I came across had a dozen odd PYT's vying for a boy's attention. The task was to please the boy in question to earn points. So you have youngsters strutting
in itsy bitsy , resorting to worst kind of seduction on national tv and faking all of it!! Worse, the camera then pans to each of them interviewed on the sets. The language
used, the manipulative attitude, the foul tongue....sends chills down my spine.
I do wish, youngsters would take ( moral) responsibility for their actions and reactions and for heavens sake they are on TV. Raises doubt over social/moral/cultural/ethical
And at the other end of spectrum we have MK's and Geet's romance. Platonic.Subtle.Profound.Pure.Magical.Beyond the physcial manifestations of "love". The old world charm, where eye's speak volumes when the
lips doth not move. Its for nothing that god meant eyes to be mirror of our souls and while eyes are the beholder of beauty, skin deep or not, they are the key to unlock
mysteries of the heart.
GHSP is a love story. Like he M&B's. Like in fairytales.Damsel in distress and the knight in shining armor. So, why do they appeal to us even today?
Is it because they retain the true essence of romance that they cast such a spell?
Somewhere along the passage of time, we are witnessing a multitude of changes that are sweeping through modern day relationships.One can speculate endlessly.
When I watch Geet Mk on screen I can relate to that essence. And that answers my question.
With the D day set for Wednesday, amid the excitement and anticipation of it all, here's me signing off.
Brevity aint one of my virtue. those who have made it to the end- thank you for your patience.
Have a happy sunday!!
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