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Gurmeet and Drashti wish fans a Happy New Year!!!



As the year comes to an end, we at Rangmunch.TV leave you with a video message from your favourite Gurmeet Choudary and Drashti Dhami, who have enthralled us with their performance as Maan and Geet on StarOne’s hit show Geet-Hui Sabse Parayi!!!!



We hope you enjoyed watching the video, and we hope to see them once more in the New year in their new roles and performances! Thank You Gurmeet and Drashti for enriching our lives by becoming an integral part of it.

On that note, we at Rangmunch wish all our readers and watchers a very Happy New Year 2012, and hope the year brings you all the love, luck, happiness, success and all that you wish for. We hope to bring you all that you love and want! Thanks for encouraging us and making us do this for all of you . Each  one of you have been greatly instrumental in making us a medium through which we  could connect you with everyone on the other side of the Camera!


Cheers!
Niharika Vidya Sagar
Swati Ghosh
Navyanka Varma
Niti Vaidya
Neeraja Unni
(Rangmunch.TV)
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I, Me, Myself! – Melanie Pais!

Rangmunch: What are the 3 tabs that are always open on your internet browser ?

Melanie: YouTube, Goggle search called Melanie Pais (laughs out) and third tab would be (after a pause) my Black Berry Apps world.

Rangmunch: What makes you angry?

Melanie: A Lot of things. I hate people who lie, who boast about themselves. I don’t understand the concept of boasting, ki I am this and I am that. I like people who are simple and who tell the truth. I really get angry with people who are sweet on your face and talk behind your back, in other words I hate backbiting. Basically I have a problem with people who are not good human beings.

Rangmunch: What would you do when you are broke and can’t buy your favourite dress?

Melanie: I have got this friend of mine who has got all the clothes possible in the world and her name is Dhrasti Dhami. I would just go, open her cupboard and take it out. I don’t need to go to any shop trust me. If you see her collection of clothes you would know, she has all possible brands and hence you would never have the need to go out. Just go open her cupboard and pick the stuff. So I’m sure if I am broke that’s what I am going to do.

Rangmunch: Are you a shopaholic, workaholic or alcoholic?

Melanie: I am not at all an alcoholic. I don’t drink at all. I’m a shopoholic and I have become a  workaholic now. Earlier I was not.

Rangmunch: How do you deal with people who give you unwanted advice?

Melanie: I just listen to them smilingly but do not implement it in my daily life. Everyone is entitled to their views and so I can’t be rude and say shut-up. I hear them and go about doing my work.

Rangmunch: How do you deal with intrusive  fans who want personal information about you?

Melanie: People have been really sweet to me. They have asked me questions which are always answerable.

Rangmunch:What kind of a Role in a show would challenge you?

Melanie: Something that is not only about crying. You know I love this girl in Sasural Genda Phool, Ragini. I just love her character. I feel that’s what actually we are today. I would love to play something that is natural and real. All the characters and everything in that show is very real. I love that about the show. And one show I would love to do if it ever gets remade is “Sarabhai vs Sarabhai.”

Rangmunch: So how has 2011 been for you?

Melanie : Its been a fantastic year. I think its been one of the best years. I personally feel that as my life is going ahead, my years are getting better and better. I’m very thankful to God for giving me such a good life. I don’t think I could have asked for anything better.

Rangmunch: What are your plans for New Year?

Melanie: For New Year, I’m going to Dubai. That’s the first time I’m leaving the country ever in my life and I am very very excited about that.

Rangmunch: Do you make New Year Resolutions?

Melanie: See, people make resolutions when they want to leave something or they have bad habits. I don’t smoke, I don’t drink, I don’t party a lot. So I don’t need to give up anything. Abhi khana bhi give up kar diya hai as  I’m dieting. Sab kuch hi agar give up kar diya, then life mein there will be nothing left.

Interviewed by:
Swati Ghosh
Niharika Vidya Sagar

Edited by:
Navya Varma
Rangmunch.TV
 

Fan Speak: This show GOT to release on DVD – Sadia!

I still remember the day I first found Geet – the show I mean! I was browsing through YouTube when I saw the little thumbnail of “Kurbaan Hua” song sequence – that infamous picture of Geet in white and Maan in black behind her. For someone who doesn’t watch Indian serials, I don’t know why, but I couldn’t stop myself from clicking that thumbnail to watch the video. The thumbnail itself made me curious – the lighting, the colour theme, the expressions on the actors’ faces, the pose – I never saw anything like that – atleast not on anything Indian serial related!

After I watched the video, I couldn’t sleep. Literally – all I could think about was “what did I just watch”. I got up and started browsing through more Geet related videos. The next clip I saw was the “Maahi Maahi” song sequence and from that moment, there was no coming back. I was physically stunned! It’s one of the most beautiful and passionate sequence I’ve seen in my entire life. From that day onwards, I was hooked to this serial. My nights would be spent watching Geet-Maan related scenes and my days would be spent thinking about the scenes and trying to stay awake, while working or studying!

There are many serials on TV, there are many actors and actresses on TV. But for me, I have never seen anyone like Drashti Dhami and Gurmeet Choudhary. Their approach to a scene, their interaction to not just eachother but other characters, the way they say their dialogues – it’s unlike anything I’ve seen! And this goes not just for the actors but the entire team of Geet. I wonder if they fully understand what they have created!

What bought me to the Geet forum was a single thought after watching “Maan’s Letter to Geet scene” from the Amritsar track. There are many beautifully shot scenes in Geet; the “Dargah scene”, the “Behne De” scene, the “Kehna Hi Kya” scene, but that “letter scene” is my favourite. It’s like as if the camera was reciting and enacting the most romantic poem one could think of! Beautiful close up shots of Drashti and Gurmeet also showed the brilliance of the makeup team this show has.

And yes the single thought was “this show GOT to release on DVD” – because all I wanted to do was keep this show in my possession forever! A very selfish thought turned into, probably the most selfless thing I have done in my life?! The thought was so strong that I made a Facebook account for the sole purpose of being a part of the “Geet” forum. I went to the forum as a silent observer. I still consider myself that. But as I introduced this single thought of mine to the world of “Geet”, I wasn’t so silently observing anymore. I found four people – four sisters I should say; Zainab, Sejal, Iffy and Rani. That single thought of mine was not so single anymore – it has become a thought for many. I now run a page with my sisters to turn this single thought into a reality for all of us Geet fans.


Can a show give so much to it’s fans? Geet has. We will forever remain thankful to the makers, actors, creators; infact the entire team of Geet, for giving us something so beautiful, priceless and invaluable. 

Thank you Rangmunch TV, for giving us fans a platform to express our thoughts to the team of Geet.

Sadia
 

Fan Speak: “Two Tormented Souls Finding Solace in Each Other” – Nafisa Kazi!

When was I drawn to this show?
What was it that caught my attention?
How, I got deeply attached to this beautiful saga of two individuals having a traumatised past, finding solace in each other & creating their own blissful haven”?
Just like the relationship growth between maaneet, was a gradual one, my being sucked into their world was gradual.
Attraction: From the moment when a shirtless Maan emerged from the depths of water carrying a half-drowned Geet in his arms, I was struck by this beautiful couple. My instinctive reaction being “how good they look together”

Interest Evoking: Me, who doesn’t believe in “love at first sight” theory, so naturally, when maaneet’s relationship began on an antagonistic foot, it caught my attention. Maan, with his over-generlized belief “treachery, thy name is woman” treating Geet with abhorrence & Geet disliking him for his overbearing & judgmental attitude. I found their never-ending squabbles so endearing.
Love & Respect: It was not long before I grew fond of these two characters and held them in awe. While most fell for an “angry Maan,” I fell in love with “righteous Maan.” Perhaps the first glimpse that behind a “tough exterior there resided a heart of gold” was when despite his hatred towards woman-kind, he was always there for Geet.  When the man she had placed her trust in deserted her, when her own family was out to annihilate her very existence, it was Maan who was her savior. Geet, brought up in a family where the word of eldest male member of the family, was taken as law, stands against them for what she deems as right. Yup, I fell in love with the innate traits of these two onscreen characters.
Thought Provoking: Unlike most of the dramas being televised, GHSP was the one that went away from the “norms.” The basic concept of this tale itself raised many questions in the minds of it’s viewers that led to many online debates. It highlighted crimes carried out taking advantage of societal laws “fake marriages.” Another was the heinous social act of “honor killing.” How just to save the family’s prestige Geet’s own family wanted to keep mum about what she has gone through & terminate her pregnancy. Watching Geet’s trauma and her struggles and yet there being a “ray of hope” in her life in the name of “Maan Singh Khurana.” This surely would’ve been a sort of “catharsis” for those who might’ve suffered or been through similar traumatic experience and not so fortunate like Geet who had her Maan with her.
Emotional Attachement: Oh Geet & Maan!!! How I fell in love with their love. Whether it was Maan’s undeniable trust in his Mishti or Geet’s absolute faith in him. Even when the Creatives had come up with the “inane” track of misunderstanding between them, their faith in each other was evident in their covert behavior. I started relating to the various stages in their relationship growth. Indeed one of the most beautiful depiction of growing affinity between two individuals, so much so that their union seemed so credible.
There are many gem of moments in this wide field of Geet-Hui Sabse Parayi. The list is a long one. Beginning from the one shown in the above picture, let me churn out some uncut gems that also left an impact on me. 
1. This one’s my favorite. It’s when Geet pays a surreptitous visit to Maan. At first only her eyes are visible, no wonder, Maan seemed to be mesmerized by those beautiful doe-like hazel eyes.

 2. “Main ye kabhi bhool nahi sakti ki meri zindagi aapki amanat hai.” Their first night together spent in a thatched hut after Maan saves Geet from Brij.

3. Who’d not be tempted to want to move away the tendril teasing such an angelic countenance. So if Maan was, I certainly don’t blame him.

4. I loved this scene for the undercurrents between Maaneet that could be sensed by all.

5. Here was perhaps where I was most impressed by Gurmeet’s performance. My heart went out to Maan’s agony on realizing that Geet has left her job. His words to Adi “Wo mujhe chodkar chali gayi,” aww….

This was just an attempt to express my sentiments about this wonderful show called “Geet-Hui Sabse Parayi.”
Nafisa Kazi
 

Fan Speak: Unfortunately BoloGEET didn’t last forever – Sheepa Begum!

I started watching Geet pretty late, I came across it when I was staying at my aunts place who ALSO started watching it late. She started when Geet got married and I started when Maan insisted on having Geet sign those papers but her scarf kept getting in the way, or she kept fainting. But hey, you can’t love a show if you’re not going to make fun of it every now and then, which I did, on the FB page. Once I had caught up on all the episodes I joined the fans on Facebook.

I’m with Noorie on this one, I met some wonderful girls through that page and even to this day I am surprised by it. Firstly these girls were completely okay with me saying that as much as I loved watching the show I just didn’t find Gurmeet attractive. And secondly, they were wonderful, friendly, funny girls. We were all in different parts of the world, all of different ages but we got along really well. Before I knew it we began a group of our own where we would subtitle the episodes! Now considering the fact that Urdu isn’t even my mother tongue I think I should put this time-consuming, night-shift work on my CV because if subtitling a show in a language that you learnt simply by watching Indian shows isn’t impressive I don’t know what is!

I will admit I did become very attached to the show. I couldn’t join everyone else when it aired but I made sure the first thing I did when I got home from work was go to Youtube and watch the latest episode. My favourite Geet moment had to be when she spoke up to her brother and sent him to jail. My favourite Maan moment(s) was every time he’d look away when she was without a dupatta, I found that very sweet. Favourite scene of them together had to be when he saved her in the jungle from being beheaded. Talk about knight in shining armour!

Unfortunately BoloGEET didn’t last forever as each of us had either work to do, school to attend or a family to take care of. We might have let go of the new job but the girls who got together through Geet have pretty much stuck together. I still think I’m damn lucky to have found the *cough* sane *cough* girls through Geet. I don’t take all fb pages for granted like that though; I was lucky with this one but I doubt I’d find girls like these on every fan page of Facebook.

So now that Geet has come to an end I have to say, from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU! Thank you GEET for coming on Star One, for giving us two brilliant characters in Maan and Geet, a touching storyline and a chance to bring together so many people around the world.

Sheepa Begum

 

A Page from a Director’s Diary: Nissar Parvez on his journey with StarOne

Hello Everyone,
As usual the first few words are always the most difficult.
Star One…. Pheww! It actually took some time to sink in that it doesn’t exist anymore. Its my usual habit to switch on the TV and get to Star One, just to have a casual look at it. But today morning, the 18th of Dec, when I did that, it just didn’t show up. It wasn’t there. Then I realized the logo has been changed, and its a new name too. Life OK. I was frozen for that moment.
It took a lil time to sink in. It was over. But then I thought good things should always come to an end and I switched off my TV and started writing this article. Really bad at it. Hope it makes some sense. 😉
I think it was 5 years back, when I had got a call for this show called Koi Hai, and I had just taken up an episode of that and it was pretty interesting, one thing led to another. One good episode of Koi Hai got me another, and it went on, and then the channel offered me Dil Mil Gaye
With DMG cast and Crew
I still remember, in my first meeting with Star One, the Channel Head looked at me and said, you are Nissar? You are so young. I think she had doubts in her mind whether a young guy like me will be able to pull off Dil Mil Gaye. On the other hand, I thought, youth show young director nahi karega to kaun karega. I smiled on my own. Next meeting I made sure I had a lil beard. Haha!!
I was confident that I was doing it, and I did it. 

With the DMG Team
Honestly, I had never thought that Dil Mil Gaye will become so popular. It was crazy and it was pure magic. You wont believe this, the core team still messages each other the lyrics of the song. For eg, someone will just sms, hum to chale they dost banke, and then someone will add in, jaaney kahaan dil mil gaye, and it goes on, until we have the entire song. That’s the connection. 

All of us working on Star One were very emotional people, very very passionate, mad people. We were stupid fools. Hahaha!! We used to fight like crazy. All of us had a love and hate relationship, and this happened only because we were equally mad for our shows. We used to literally kick each other, pull each others hair etc, not talking for a few days, and then each one waiting for the other to break the ice, and we start off again, we hit off like there was never an issue. Hahaha!!! It was pure madness.
Rohini, Palki, Amita, Nikita, Nitin, Anand, Gul, Richa, Rishi, Neeraj, and many more. They were the mad caps. I had always heard women can be dangerous. Had experienced it for the first time. lolllll. They will kill me if they read this.
As I was doing DMG, I was offered Miley Jab Hum Tum. The idea of going back to college excited me. I grabbed the opportunity. It was lot of fun doing Mile too. It was a young team again and new madness.
We all just loved taking challenges. We were scared of monotony and as it was getting a lil monotonous, we decided to shoot a song without a cut. We did ishq hua and we actually achieved it. It was the pure madness of our core team, myself, Ravi, Richa, Nikita, Rishi, Neeraj and my Producers Seema and Sudhir for showing faith in us.

What next????? This is something that just keeps popping in my mind every now and then. I think it was November 2009. I got a call from Rohini, and she said she has something interesting. I had no idea at that point that “that something” will turn out to be GEET.
We formed a team. Gul agreed to Produce it and with myself, Richa, Rohini and Rishi on board, we were all set to launch another one. It was an experiment and it was too dramatic to the taste of StarOne. But we kept that thought aside, and we all got in with full conviction and honesty and started the search of our protagonists, and that just wouldn’t end. We kept looking and looking and looking, untill we zeroed on Drashti and Gurmeet. Yes!! Our favourite Maaneet.
There was a lot of rawness in their chemistry that really excited us, and gave us a lot of hope. But to our disappointment, the ratings were not too great initially. But we didn’t panic too much as it was expected since we all knew it was an experiment. Soon it was decided to shift gears, and get a lil of the Star One flavour. Geet was moved to Delhi, she lands up at Maans office, and we decided to do a song kurbaan hua. That was it!!
I never had an email id and so never had a Facebook account. I know its funny. Haha!!
With Gul and Gorky
One fine day , my friend Gorky told me “why don’t you open an email account and a Facebook account?” I gave it a thought, smiled at him and told him, “will u please open one for me.” He happily agreed. I was technically challenged. Haha!!
Till this point, I had no idea about this parallel TV industry that goes online. I was shocked to see the madness and the passion. I suddenly started having doubts on my own creativity. People were so into it. During my making of all my previous shows, I kept hearing of the popularity online, but always preferred to stay away from it. I think I always took work as worship, and so was always very conscious of any external elements diluting my passion. Haha!! Stupid of me.
With the Geet Crew
I was actually stupid coz Facebook gave me something that I will cherish for the rest of my life. 🙂
Now that I scroll up , I actually wrote quite a lot. Well I think it has finally sunk in, and so the words.
a long pause…………..
Its been a beautiful journey that I will cherish for the rest of my life. Whatever lil I am today, is because of Star One, the kind of trust it had shown in me, time and again. Star one has definitely given me the motivation to do many more exciting shows in future and I really hope I am able to live up to the expectations.
Gurmeet, Drashti, Hrishikesh Gandhi and Nissar Parvez
Its a huge challenge for us, as we have a new platform now. But hopefully, with all the love and trust that all of u have in us, we should be able to do it again.
I am sure there is a new Star One somewhere gaining momentum. Will meet you there guys.
Getting late at work. Time to say goodbye.
Love you All!

Nissar


Rangmunch.TV would like to thank Nissar for sharing his StarOne experience with us. Many such stories coming exclusively on Rangmunch.TV, so keep logging back in!
 

Fan Speak: Jane’s Journey with Geet GHSP !

There is a girl called Jane
Chaos and Mayhem is her Game ;))
One fine day she saw Geet
Hooked totally she was, it was so Neat ;))
Then Maan came on the scene
All Jane’s senses were a has been ;))
His ada, his arrogance, his eyes
We were all totally fida, our eyes wide as pies ;))
Geet’s journey was totally riveting
We loved the way Maan and her kept meeting
Maahiii…Maahii haunted us day and Night
Raju Singh we thank you for that lovely Delight ;))
Jane knew the Devil was evil from the start
Abhisekh, Samir how well did you play your part!
Then one day Jane stumbled upon Geet’s FB Page
OMG what fun and that became her place ;))
She met so many girls all so Crazy
Oh! those days full of Naasha, now so hazy ;))
We ran up and down the wall
on the discussion board we had a ball
Kurban hua made us all faint with pleasure
We still watch that dance at our leisure ;))
Jane started with her poems one day
Spared no one, as Notty thoughts came out to play ;))
There were poems about Maan and Geet
Lots of poems about their Love and their Preet
Poems about the Devil and his Naintara the Evil Queen
Poems about Brij that many have seen
Many poems about Maan’s eyes so Naashili
All us drunk girls, Sab ne usse Pee lee
His pecs steamed up our specs
On his tight butt there were many checks ;))
We loved with Geet and with her we fought her battles
Every time Devil came on, he shook our rattles
We loved Daadiji and Nakul
They were both so awesomely Kwell 😉
Daadi’s Hoo Haa! had us all in stitches
The Hoo Haa Club was formed, my life it still enriches ;))
One day Jane was challenged to write a hot love story
Maaneet in many guises, she wrote them in all their glory
Jane coined Yummylicious and Maanilicious
The words caught on and everyone started adding-licious ;))
Tum meri Maangetar banogi! Played such a part
Noel, GC, DD, Nissar for that scene alone I gave you my heart 
Brijveerji made us all shiver
He tried to steam and shock Geet, made her quiver
But as ever Maan saved her, Our Hero
Uske aage sub hai Zero! ;))
Then came Arjun and Annie what a surprise!
We expected Vikky but we got a high rise ;))
Villains and thrills, Gundas and dandas
We have seen them all, so many fundas
Hrishikeshji ne angle angle se cover kiya
So many close up’s, Jane’s special thank you aapko Diya ;))
Body doubles, Everyone in Team Geet,
Jane says thank you I hope one day we meet
Barryji’s Naashile shabd, so addictive
Nissar’s woh Chandani raate, full Moon’s so seductive
Noel , Vincent, Barryji, Nissar, Mrinal and Swati
To Geet and us they were Diya aur Vaati
Maan’s dark chocolate gaze, such sensuous intensity
Geet’s lush pink lips and hyperventilating propensity ;))
Jane’s journey with Geet is almost over
But I have so many fantastic friends now, from Delhi to Dover
I know this time has been special for us all
We have had great fun, a real rocking ball ;))
Thanks to Gorky, Gul and Nissar for Geet
To Dhrasti and Gurmeet you truly made Maaneet Complete 
I hope you enjoyed my stories and poems
All my coming and goings?
The Tears, Jane is shedding now are abundant,
Damn! she has now been made Redundant!! ;))
The End 
Thank you to The Hoo Haa club (u Know who u are) I am forever in your Debt for encouraging me to write.
A Special thank you from me to everyone who read my poems and Fan Fiction.
I Have had so much fun writing them for you all, there are more to come too ;))
Thank you To Rang Munch for asking me and allowing me to say my farewell to Geet.
(Sobs Inconsolably) Niha, Navya,Niti, Swati and Neeru Thank you.
I wish everyone Great Success in all their future Endeavours. I am sure we will meet here there and everywhere!
Jane