Originally posted by a little faith
I loved, JUST LOVED, that opening scene selection, slowed down (or it seemed so to me) No indeed it slowed down, it was not of your imagination
to synchronize with the yearning
aspect of the song and that haunting quality of the singer's rendition.
I loved that apt fade@0:06 segueing beautifully onto that haye @
0:16. In my defense sometimes I do remember things from my imagination rather than fact. However I truly did think it was your genius WHICH is why I mentioned it, even though with that quasi safety net.
It was truly very well done, so that despite the fact that I love this scene and watched it many times over BUT always from Mayank's perspective, you made it Nupur's. Yes, i know same here, i have seen this song from mayanks POV but to use in this Vm it totally brought out another side to it.
I like how for the reprise @0:46 which was more lighter in tone, almost happier, you selected happier scenes to coordinate.
Then that pull
back to the pain as sung by the singer @1:00 where you too follow in step, pulling
Nupur back @1:05, so that once again we feel that pinch. You know whenever i listen to a song the first thing i listen to is the background score lyrics for some reason always come last...because its through the rhymth and beats i come to understand the song truly rather through the lyrics, not to say lyrics are not important, they are but the music toches me more. Sanam, I don't know if you have seen the film music and lyrics but the girl elabourates about how people are like that. We are enchanted by the music, their charms, overall mood and style BUT we stay due to the lyrics, the substance of the person. I only mention this point because every time I have quoted it people always tell me that, they are lyrics people, that it is the lyrics that endears them to a particular piece. You are the first to say that it is the music, which leads me to believe that therein lies that subtle yet significant difference why your art is so different. I may be wrong but I think whereas others may take the lyrics and use the music to enhance that, YOU take the ambiance of the music and then layer the lyrics so that in this way you can contrast, conflict, accentuate or illuminate all the connotations of those lyrics. Regardless, it is very well done!
Then my favourite part of the song, badal dhune...sadiyaan gini...
which you beautifully enhance with your scene selection. The lyrics for me have this eternal ambiance that surrounds you, captures you in time whilst the world moves on. It reminds me of another favourite poem, if I may quote,
If you make a mistake, there is no turning back.
Jump off, and you'll stand there and gaze
While the cars, the taxis and the lorries go byAnd the minutes, the hours, the days.
So that image of Nupur, alone upon her tower, trapped there by fate, forsaken, forlorn and forget, as she watches the world pass by her ignorant of her heart break. Her lover remains motionless, not one word, not a door bell, nor scaling the walls for her. He just watches her alone, upon her tower. Just haunting, Sanam. My heart just burned! Okay honestly i have to say to say how you described this part of the vm, its absolutely touched my heart. Sanam, you beautifully showcased this theme which is very close to my heart. I enjoyed it immensely.
I loved, JUST LOVED your editing @2:50, that synchronizing of Nupur's expression with behlaiyaan
. You caught that, heheee thats my favorite part of this Vm, just something about how he lets her go at that moment and her expressions with the ongoing lyrics, its AMAZINGG..
Sanam just heart wrenching! It was beautifully done.
Then just layering brilliance upon brilliance, for those bursts of disquietude erupting, as the singer sings them quickly paced and with that tinge of joy, just upon the very edge of that wave of emotion, before the hurt engulfs it all; those happy memories. Muhje toh ker koi din gayye...mujhe cher ko koi shab gayye
@3:13 as Mayank caresses her,
gently softly, touches her and leaves his mark upon her soul forever. Sanam, it twisted in my heart. Beautifully done!
So that @3:20 as that out pouring peaks, meine rakh li sari aahatein,
Nupur's tears just overwhelmed me. Thank you, for these reasons itself this vm remains my favorite vm done by me and will forever remain so, i might have made this out of boredom but truly i created something here, something that touched me...i really can't describe it in words but it really touched my heart. You know, I could tell that this was special, not that your other vms are not beautiful, but this one had detailing which meant you gave it extra consideration, which one only does for things close to them.
OK, being dim witted at times, the only part where I couldn't get a hold upon what you where trying to impart or instill, although I enjoyed it aesthetically was the part for main asma...main zameen...
if you wouldn't mind elucidating so that I may appreciate your talent further.
At first I thought it was a look back at herself before this chapter of Mayank.
So that jab lab jale pi li zameen,
applies to Mayank who used her when he needed her, now leaving her an empty vessel. However that end shot on Mayank confused me. Where you trying to say that even he was helpless against this need
of his? OK, that is enough humiliating myself, I will wait for your reply.
Sabah you are absolutely NOT dim witted this time, or anytime. Anway haven't you heart the one who doesn't ask question is the fool not the one who does..or something like that, something like that. Anyway your gonna think i'm stupid because truly i myself have no idea what i wanted to show through the last few seconds. I think when i made it, i only wanted to give a backflash to them, but now watching it over and over, the last part doesn't make sense to me also! So its my fault and see your so smart you caught it. Sanam, sometimes I read too far. As my sister says, sometimes don't always 'see' but sometimes just look and enjoy 'that' view alone. That last scene is beautifully put together, and I enjoyed the overall ambiance of it. Sometimes I just need to feel the wind against my skin, fall into that sublime emotion and NOT try to read the message it is stirring in my soul.
Sanam, I am ever in awe of your ability to move my heart. Aww jana thank you jana. I don't know what to say except your words show me what i sometimes miss in my own vms Love Sabah
takecare :)) This is the reason I came to IF, for I knew why I loved MJHT but I wanted to understand it from another soul's point of view so that mine in turn could nurture new hopes. Sanam, always an honour and a pleasure. With much love Sabah