Posted: 07 May 2015 at 7:13pm | 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
Anu.. really? I watched it again, after reading the post, but did not find any lip-sync errors. My observation must be really really bad. But, leaving that aside, what an apt song for this couple, esp Manik.
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.
Niti does have a very cute, babyish face and this scene made it more prominent.
This entire scene
Very true. The whole scene was so very well done. And boy.. the love, care, devotion in Manik's eyes.. Can anyone beat that? And the sense of security in Nandu's eyes, with Manik beside her..? How cute can one be? Every single bit of the scene was beautiful.
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
Was waiting for someone to write about this. And Thanks for picking this up Anu. Yes, the much needed convo bet Manik- Dhruv. I am very glad that the CVs have picked up on this and not neglected it. I made a post on someone's thread yesterday about Dhruv not yet understanding the extent of Manik's love (as he has been out of Fab 5 group and disconnected with Manik since the night before Musicana), and hence he appeared not very concerned on Wednesday's episode. But glad that he mentioned that, he can now see how very much Manik loves her.
I also LOVED the way Manik, without mincing any words told Dhruv he was wrong to accuse Nandini. I am glad that it was shown this way. Well, of course, it is about his Nandini- there is no way in the world, Manik would let anyone hurt her (verbally incl), including his Buddy.
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...
Once again, a very natural beautiful scene. Manik and his fascination for Nandu's hair (well, anything about her, actually).
I just hope I am not reading too much bet the lines. Was it a natural, simple reaction- Nandu removing her braid from Manik's hand? Maybe it is- I just couldn't get that bit.
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.
Yes.. even the mild hurt caused by Manik putting back the ear ring, still has a soothing, curing touch!! Hence she let him do it. What a lovely way to round off the week.
..Two whole weeks of great epis...I'm still in a daze
Hi Anu.. hope u dont mind, I have put in my views under your comments in blue. The only other thing i wanted to mention is the 'haldi milk ' scene. Nandu finished the mild, inspire of not liking it, to prevent Manik going through the torture of drinking it. So much love and understanding between them!!!