Posted: 07 May 2015 at 6:42pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by AreYaar
Oh man I loved this episode...*sigh* All my reservations laid to rest.
Hence proved, you really cannot go wrong with Jeena Jeena (mostly)...lipsync errors notwithstanding...lol
Once again, the magic was in the subtle, silent, unsaid bits...like the beautifully fragile/vulnerable light in Nandu's eyes as she was watching him...like the way she told him she can't sleep and he understood what she meant...like the way he told her he's there for her...and the humming strains of Jeena Jeena began...
Like the way he went about turning the lights off in the room as he hummed and then sang the song looking at her with ever so much love in his eyes...like the way Nandu was watching him mesmerized as he sang to her...like the way Nandu shifted the pillow under her head and turned to lie on her stomach as she watched him sing to her...like the way she just took his hand in hers wanting that reassurance to soothe her.
Whoever visualized this...once again PROPS...so perfectly played up Nandu's innocent vulnerability again...how adorable are those gaplu cheeks of hers when she's lying on her stomach like that...and how apt then is the affectionate light in Manik's eyes as he caresses her head, pats her to sleep and finally kisses her forehead ever so tenderly.
This entire scene
As if that wasn't enough...then the way Manik couldn't help but keep returning to check on her...the goodnight, the fact that he sat watch outside her door all night...the fact that his worst nightmare is her disappearing from in front of his eyes again...aww Manik.
I also LOVED the Manik-Dhruv convo...one of their better written ones in recent times...loved Manik's expression when he finished Dhruv's sentence that he was WRONG to speak that way about Nandini...that was a welcome change ever so briefly with Manik not letting Dhruv get away with everything...but ofcourse later on as usual he finds a way to blame himself a bit too for not having revealed his feelings clearly and his misguided attempts to be a good friend...this was good closure to the Musicana sacrifice loop at long last. ...and after ages, Dhruv showed some of that perception he used to have about Manik...knowing that he won't budge from in front of that door now...lol
And if all this wasn't enough, the morning scene...Manik's head falling back into her lap as she opens the door and finds him there...what perfect sync from PaNi yet again
...I loved how Manik looked so entranced seeing Nandu as if he was still halfway in a dream-like state wondering if this was for real that he's got his regular Nandu back talking normally, fussing over him as usual...and the way his hands lingered over her braid with a lingering curiosity almost of sorts...lol...
And the conversation that followed...with him encouraging her to not hide behind a brave mask...telling her it's ok to take her time with this...I love how much Niti's eyes SPOKE in this epi all around...the vulnerability of those eyes is enough to convey so much in many scenes. The earring bit really touched me for the metaphor of it...Nandu's determination to not let the scars and pain get the best of her...her determination to fight through the pain...cuz even though it hurt to put on the earrings, she was determined to erase that last memory of Pandit hurting her and replacing it with the sweet memory of Manik putting those earrings on her.
What a lovely way to round off the week...Two whole weeks of great epis...I'm still in a daze
seriously whenever now i hear jeena jeena..am like nur will be happy today..
but yes it was really bful...she just wanted him to be there with her ...
manik is also equally shattered..the way he kept going back..the way he was getting those nightmares..the way he could not move from her door..
yes manik n dhruv convo was finally meaningful especially when he completed dhruv's line..haa vo galat tha..i loved manik's expression there...yday tho dhruv was like as if he does not understand manik at all...today they made up for it..
@red : yes niti was really good in that scene..she totally conveyed what nandu is going thru and yet nandu has decided to keep aside her pain abd talk normally to manik..i loved that scene a lot
and manik saw thru it..really loved when he said "stop being brave"
@bold : oh so well said yaar..
Edited by nneeiill - 07 May 2015 at 6:44pm