Posted: 22 January 2011 at 9:56am | IP Logged
Helloo Nissar, Ved, Sudhir, Vikas, Barry, CVs friends et al – Maaneet ki shaadi ho gayi ! Shaadi Mubarak ho !!
What a day ! What a wedding ! What an epi ! Thank you for such a treat ! I've been walking around with a big smile on my face…happy, content…at peace :) It's as though a huge weight is off my shoulders. As though my daughter got married today … to what a guy !
Darji's apology to Geet …. Barry, awesome, awesome dialogues … hamare dil ko aaj sukoon mil gaya.
As Darji speaks, watch the body language of Dadi, Maan and Geet. As Darji asks her if he can do her Kanyadaan, Geet gets up and walks to Darji. What is the first thing she does as Darji watches her, unsure? She forgets all the bad things Darji had said and done to her and touches his feet, her grandpa's feet. Wah ! These are values imbibed in us by our culture. Blood is always thicker than water.
Darji asking for Geet's forgiveness in public. Hark back to the scene when Geet publicly states all the wrongs done by her family unto her in HP. Darji was unwilling to talk about it in public. But today, with his ego completely vanquished, he makes a public apology. Not just says sorry but actually describes his deeds, the injustices he and his family did to Geet, for which he is asking Geet's forgiveness. He says that Geet was right and can proudly proclaim to the world that this is my grand-daughter that faced the whole world on her own. Whatever Darji said today needs courage. Even when he says this he is unsure if Geet will forgive him…that's why he says I know u don't want to call yourself a Handa.
Geet at this point also had the opportunity to reject his apology and say I don't want u at my wedding…I can accept my parents but not you. But Geet with her response showed today that to forgive is divine. She even reassures her grandpa that she is still a Handa and confesses how she missed her family. How she prayed that her family attends her wedding and is overjoyed that Babaji fulfilled her wish.
All this time, Maan is watching the scene with pride, proud to see his Geet finding her izzat and place in the world from her family, in public. Never once do you see him display that he was the one who brought Darji to the wedding. It is Darji who gives him the credit, rightfully so.
Geet and Dadi (watch her expression) for the first time, find out that Maan is behind this reunion. When Darji relates how persistent Maan was in bringing him to this wedding, Geet looks at Maan as if confirming with him, and after a long loving stare, Maan blinks his eyes in confirmation. OMG, the eye-talk between these two…ufff !!! When Darji thanks him, Maan is still quiet. But when Darji tells Geet how grateful he is to Maan and how close he had come to losing her, Maan steps down from the mandap, comes to Darji (Dadi heart is bursting with pride for her pota) and folds his hands and bows down to touch his feet.
But Darji stops him and says, don't touch my feet, give me a hug instead. Maan's place is not at Darji's feet but in his heart…that is what this Darji-Maan hug signified.
Darji – Maaneet hug with Maaneet holding hands behind Darji's back … a silent thank you full of gratitude from Geet and its acceptance by Maan.
Nissar – ur picturization of this scene and its significance blew me away.
Darji touching Maan's cheek in gratitude and affection. Equally wiping off Geet's tears signifying her shadow from her past has been finally wiped clean.
Back at the havan, Maaneet in original form…Geet verbally saying thank u for filling the gap and Maan saying pehle shaadi to hone do phir thanks kehna. Kudi bhi kam nahi when she tells him how eager she is to become Mrs Maan Singh Khurana.
The whole kanyadaan scene….heck it felt I was there in that mandap celebrating it with Maaneet and all :) When Darji takes Geet's hand and places it in Maan's, Maan raising her hand to his forehead in reverence…oh my, I couldn't hold back my tears any longer. What a tender scene. What a guy ! And then the sindoor bharna with the shloka BG… sarva mangal maangalye, shivey sarvaartha saadhike, sharanye treyambike gauri, narayani namostute…. gave me goosebumps. Geet's expression as Maan fills her maang….out of this world. And then the mangalsutra …I'm in heaven ! I cant express how I felt then….sowwie :))
The pheras and Maaneet eyelocks….only Geetu can expound on them. I will fail miserably in my current frame of mind…lol. Darji expressions were a joy to behold….apni beti ab such much paraayi ho gayi. Maaneet taking blessings from Dadi and Darji.
Then Geet leaving her babul. Only a woman can really understand what she was going thru. Maan understanding his Geet's emotions and his sensitivity in taking her with his hands on her shoulders. Come what may these two will always be together.
So his motto is an eye for an eye, MSK's sister's barbadi in lieu of NT's barbaadi. How lame, CVs ! For a guy you portrayed to be a risk taker at the boxing ring, is this what he's become… only brawn, no brains. Well, I detest brainless brawns coz they are yellow livered wimps! That's all I have to say.
Precap – Geet entering her sasural.
Wanted to end this note with my perceptions of Darji aka Geet's family back in the picture …
1. Every bride must have her family at her wedding.
2. Darji is the head of the family. Maan did the right thing by bringing him….the rest of her family will follow.
3. Bringing back Geet's family will reopen the Dev/NT case with the HP folks. Maan will work towards making amends, find out the financial damage done and regain Geet's property for her.
4. Bringing back Geet's family will be a good checkmate for Arjun/NT saajish. More sparks will fly !
5. Bringing back Geet's family will also open the chapter on Maan's past. Why was he in HP the day Geet / Dev had their fake marriage. What was Maan looking for in HP?
A standing ovation to the entire Geet HSP team for making this a memorable Saturday, sans Arjun/NT.
Nissar and team – Superb execution !
Gurmeet, Drashti – Pls take a bow ! What a performance ! I fell in love with Maaneet all over again.
Edited by starlite7 - 22 January 2011 at 8:43pm