WOW. THAT was their first episode? How could this not garner TRPs (according to producers) which then forced them to change the track later on to the office and Delhi one (NOT that I am against that AT.ALL. ) .. but it's sad that something so influential and important didn't gain enough attention unfortunately .. but nonetheless I will say if we ever had to show people what GHSP was all about when it came to the crux of the story .. it is shown in the first episode itself -- honour killing. Gosh I went through a wide spectrum of emotions while watching it. This was my first time watching the entire episode. I did not know of Channi or the fact that the first scene in GHSP was of a poor, innocent girl being killed in the name of honour (as we later found out) .. gosh what a horrifying sight it was to see her run frantically in the fields and later come face to face with death. Let me start off with the technicals. What can I say other than the fact that it was brilliance? The amount of detailing and careful attentiveness that went into crafting each and every scene is commendable and whoever is responsible -- . This is the work of professionals, DEDICATED professionals. People who know the in and out of a story and know how to execute it well enough to portray all elements within one scene. From the camerawork to screenplay -- everything was beyond perfection. The dark fields and the way the sun was setting in the background when Channi was killed was brilliantly shot and equally gruesome to watch .. what people do in the name of their so-called "honour" is disgusting to say the least The part that got to me the most was Channi yelling Geet's name just before dying .. this just tells you that there will be a girl who will face a similar situation except this time she will not be so unlucky and have a saviour -- which will be both her strength and her soulmate-to-be
Geet's family was shown as what you'd expect them to be. Her mom only worrying about her marriage while her aunt was frustrated as to why Geet went to college -- a girl cannot receive an education
.. how do they expect her to learn and grow?
UFF anyways, her father and uncles' character sketches were portrayed very nicely. You could see who had the most authority -- Daarji. And you could also tell a lot about Darji's character when he has a smile on his face upon meeting Brij -- the man who would kill even his own sister
.. brilliant characterization I must say! And Brij Oye's scary background music .. ufff the chills it sends down my spine I tell you!
I have always been a pankha of GHSPs music and soundtrack so expect a lot of crooning and gushing when it comes to that!
But yea Brij's BG music is one of my favourite on the show <3
Sweet, bubbly girl racing out of her college to go home (Pawandeep Kaur played Geet's friend haha
) .. right away we see her as someone who holds her family and rules in place but enjoys life when it gives her the chance (i.e. doing the bhangra with the others and playing around with Rajji) .. Rajji is a sweet young sister who is clearly scared of her elders just like Geet.
Tito was so sweet.. I loved the bro-sis bonding they had. Geet truly looked like a young college student
.. and this is like the one and only time she had two braids
.. after that it was one braid and one braid only
We saw the authoritative nature of Daarji and the status he has in society and also the fact that no one dares to say anything in his presence -- he is most influential and strict. His screen presence itself makes you cower ..
Coming to Dev's entry .. loved that it starts off with symbolism -- Geet's dupatta aka her honour, dignity, and respect. He is the one to take it away and is not able to return it to her in time -- because that is someone else's right
. Ok I just LOVE Dev's BG tune .. trust me it's so soothing and melodious -- a great contrast to his nature as we find out in the coming episodes
.. and I guess his BG tune adds to the preconceived notion that this man is the hero and means well and that he is the one that the girl will eventually fall in love with -- WRONGGG!!
I love how they kept that suspense and made us believe everything they were showing -- sort of like how Geet ended up believing everything she saw .. we were living Geet's life so we saw things from her perspective.
So poor Geet had to run home without her dupatta and didn't know the trouble that awaited her .
UFF I just felt my heart tug at every lashing she got with that whip. Dhana dhan Daarji was hitting her and I was feeling the pain
.. she tried to defend herself but who are we to speak in front of Daarji right?!
And Brij's menacing glares to Tito and everyone else, gosh he really thought there is nothing and no one above the MAN
.. women are just meant to sit at home and do as they say! But how humiliating would it be to get lashing from your grandfather like that in front of everyone? Only Geet would know
.. and then they mention that the ladke waale are here! What GREAT timing eh!? But this also symbolized how later on Dev would always try and defend Geet and listen to what she said (of course for his own ulterior motives) but it would never work out in her favour (as we know she still ends up getting in trouble later on) ..
All in all a BRILLIANT first episode. What I've always loved about GHSP is that in every episode something substantial happened. They didn't drag .. and when you look at the first episode you can see just how much they covered in those 23 mins. They showed us honour killing, Geet's entry, Dev's entry, introduction to her family and their characterizations as well as some of the main traits of Geet -- a girl who enjoyed life yet was responsible when it came to family and was very submissive when it came to her Daarji. This of course changes after a certain someone enters her life later on
and I can't wait for that!
Amazing analyses everyone
.. loved reading the reactions some of you had as it was also your first time watching these episodes.
Thankyou Sammy for initiating this idea.. it feels nice to share the episode-watching experience from the beginning with people who hadn't watched -- just like me