Posted: 03 April 2006 at 3:50pm | IP Logged
Thanks a ton for all the encouragement… means a lot to me. For 2 years inbetween I haven't followed Kumkum. I lost track after Rahul-Tara episode took over. I just had a faint idea abt the tracks… like chanda, abhay, salil and manik. So I can only write abt the 1st year of the show which I followed quite in detail. Most of the scenes I will write will from then only. Those initial days of Sumeet-Kumkum's married life. I hope I don't disappoint u all.
This is Sumeet-Kumkum's 1st holi after marriage.
It is the morning of Holi in Wadhwa House. There is puja in the house. Kumkum comes to the room to call Sumeet and hero is all set to go to work!!! Kumkum reminds him it is holi and the office is closed today. Sumeet says it is a holiday in India but the other countries are working… and he has some talks with the suppliers abroad so he has to go.
Kumkum gives him a knowing smile and tells him she knows he is scared of playing holi that is why he making lame excuses to stay away from playing Holi. Sumeet feels stupid for being caught, yet he insists he has work.
She tells him she has removed his kurta, and it will be nice if he stays back to play holi with the family.
The puja has started, Kumkum is sitting when some1 says "aao Sumeet, yahan beto" Kumkum turns and there he is in the white kurta kumkum picked for him. Kumkum is grinning happily while sumeet gives a sheepish grin and sits next to her for the puja.
After the puja… they begin playing Holi. Btw forgot to mention… Ma'am Renuka is there too on the insistence of Veena (Veena is crazy at times… in the current track she beats herself. I am waiting for the day she accepts her Jatin is Manik
Sumeet seemed to enjoy playing holi… he is running behind his sisters and roshini, while Kumkum is busy wishing everyone with a tilak. Roshini hides behind Kumkum to avoid Sumeet, Kumkum turns and she is standing face to face with Sumeet. Both of them stop short of putting colour on the other… both hesitating. They keep staring into eachothers eyes…after sometime they break contact and sumeet brings his hand down without colouring Kumkum. As he bring his hands down Kumkum gives him an evil grin and even before he can realize she has emptied the entire plate of colour on him and runs away. She was a good 6-7 months pregnant and was running all over the place… with sumeet trying to catch her.
Renuka is watching this from the corner… with venom dripping from her eyes
. Sumeet and Kumkum along with the entire family are dancing to Rang Barse, the eternal Holi song. There is bhang being served in tender coconut! Sumeet doesn't realize and drinks it up and off his sense went for a royal roller coaster ride.
An intoxicated Sumeet sees Renuka standing in a corner looking at him. He took some gulal in hands and walked towards renuka and the entire family watched in utter dismay. Each step Sumeet took towards Renuka, she seems to have new hope of winning back sumeet. On the other hand Kumkum is watching sumeet helplessly… realizing though she had a right on Sumeet, she couldn't exercise it… a sense of disappointment and hurt over whelming her. Sumeet's each step was a torture
(I haven't yelled at sumeet as much I yelled at him that day.)
He comes near Renuka, looks at her and she closes her eyes expecting him to put the gulal in her mang, while the stole slid off her shoulder. Some divine interference kicked sumeet's intoxicated mind back on track, he dropped the gulal on the floor… picked up the stole and wrapped it around her… and BACKED OFF!!!
Renuka left feeling insulted(so she thought!). The entire family(minus Veena) were proud of Sumeet's gesture. Whatever insecurity they had considering Sumeet was not over his feeling for Renuka was laid to rest by Sumeet himself, even though he was in an intoxicated state. Kumkum was beaming with pride as sumeet went back to her and resumed his Ran Bharse dance with her. Sumeet oblivious on the humongous effect he has had on everyone around him danced away with glee as everyone cheered him and kumkum.
Next scene: Sumeet-Kumkum's Bedroom.
After a bath they have gotten rid of the colour and Kumkum was drying her hair and lost in her thoughts. While Sumeet was having a terrible hangover coz of the Bhang. Sumeets wonders aloud what was there in the nariyal pani… kumkum tells him it must have been bhang. After a lot of hesitation Kumkum asks him when he steeped forward to colour Renuka, why did he back off at the last moment… she asks this obviously avoiding his eyes. (As if ma'am didn't know!!! Well, cant blame her… who wouldn't like hear their own name as the reason.
Sumeet says he would have been wrong if he had gone ahead and done that. He would have hurt a lot people and that he didn't have the right to do that.
His answers leaves Kumkum with a peaceful, Happy and Content smile on her face.. with glints of happy tears in her eyes with a hint of blush running up her cheeks…completing the perfect picture of Sumeet's Blushing Bride
(sad, Sumeet didn't see it!!!)
U all must have seen this scene for sure… it is a famous scene. One of the finest shot scene. I hope I lived upto standard of the scene actually shot.
Thanks for giving me an opportunity to get nostalgic with Kumkum.
Bye for now.
Lots of Luv