Posted: 21 October 2011 at 12:23am | IP Logged
I am truly sorry for this long delay.
Naino Ki Bhaasha
As always wonderful song selection. You always manage to see beyond the parameters of other directors picturizations as well as tone of original composers and make the song your own through your detailing of lyrics and the undulations of the song through contrast and complimenting choreography of scenes. This song being more about expressions that are unsaid yet spoken I was really excited to see what you did with it.
I loved that opening moment as the singer comes in, Gunjan spins around and your perfect timing so as the strings come in that wind breezes past her hair. Those ahh! complimenting the cuteness or januableness of that scene, as well as that aww! echoing in our own hearts. I loved, JUST LOVED how you accentuated those affecting lyrics tarse sare raina jinme tu hai rehta... as you edit in those memories that tug at her heartstrings. Clever use of flashbacks here which you layer with that moment @ Haal kyun tu jaane na... and Gunjan's hidden expression of endearment within that smile which could be easily unnoticed by many. Just like all those chapters of her life which contain him so now all there are many smiles too wherein her love for him beams forth despite being hidden to many.
I loved that choreography @ 0:39 for pechane na... and then that wonderful moment that you create @ 0:43 - 0:46 for haal man kyun to jaane na... really cute and enchanting! That Kyun edited perfectly with his eyebrow lift, that expression of questioning why? what? though in truth he doesn't see hear or see that her heart has been asking him for a long time kyun tum jaane na? Beautifully contrasted, then that choreography @0:46 onwards as the singer sighs and that moment of Gunjan as her heart too sighs BUT you layer upon it that lingering sigh of the singer which changes from sadness of kyun to the happiness of thinking about her love saiyyan @ 0:48, and so too we see those undulations of Gunjan's sighs. Aahana, beautifully done! Very impressive. Then that contrasting theme of lyrics and Samrat's expressions again @0:51 samjhe na...and he comes closer trying to understand kya? Really well done!
I loved that scene selection for kuch toh hai...really well chosen. We can't help but smile with her @1:33 despite the fact that jnake bhi tu jaane na...
I loved, JUST LOVED that choreography @1:38 onwards, for as the singer sings the main lyrics in the background there is a layering of a pleading saiyyan too, which you note and accentuate through the scene, where Samrat is teasing Gunjan and she pleads with him, echoing the pleading tone of that moment in the song BUT also illuminating that pleading hidden saiyyan suffusing through her soul. Aahana, really finely done. I loved it!
Again excellent scene selection @1:54 those haunting lingering looks of Gunjan tu jaane na against Samrat's obliviousness tu pechane na... which you contrast with the next scene as the lyrics fade away samjhe na... and those piercing looks of Samrat which Gunjan fully understands!
Aahana, just beautifully done. A fine addition to your wonderful collection. With love, Sabah
Edited by a little faith - 21 October 2011 at 12:25am