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Fanspeak: Kurbaan Hua was Poetry in Motion-Niharika Sonti

For me, this show has really lived up to its name. It was a like a song whose tune had me enchanted and mesmerised and evoked a plethora of emotions – love, pain, angst, laughter. I was introduced to this show quite by accident by one of school friends and my namesake Niharika Vidyasagar. 

I watched a few of the old episodes out of curiosity, but the one scene that truly captivated me was the song sequence “Kurbaan Hua”

If I had to describe that scene, I would say it was “poetry in motion”. There have been many song sequences before and after that in the show that I have enjoyed, but to me “Kurbaan Hua” will always remain the most special one of all of them. Though it pains me to know that the show is ending, I feel heartened by the fact that the magic of our favourite pair can be relived by catching all the episodes online or in the form of fan fictions. I will forever be grateful to this show and its entire cast and crew (and of course my friend) for giving me some wonderful memories to cherish and relive the years to come.

Niharika Sonti

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Fanspeak:Every time my 9 year old daughter falls or trips, instead of crying,sings Mahi – Vani Agrawal


“Everything has a beginning and an end. Jo shuru hua hai vo khatam hoga hi. This is the law of nature.” These are the phrases I have been repeating to myself since we all came to know about the ending of our beloved show. It DID NOT WORK.

Then I took another approach and started chanting, “Oh, for god’s sake, grow up. It is just a show. Maan and Geet are fictional characters. Stop behaving like a nutcase.” This did not work either.

Then I said to myself, do I even want to let go of something that has so deeply touched my heart, has given me a glimpse of divine? 

The resounding answer was “No, Never.”

My journey of Geet began in earnest with the entry of Maan Singh Khurana. After that day my life was never the same again and never will be. 

For me Maan and Geet’s love story is far more impact full than Romeo and Juliet’s or Laila and Majnu’s. In this beautiful story Of Maan and Geet there was so much hope, so much laughter and so much dignity. And that’s why it worked for me. Maan and Geet always gave hope and courage to each other and to us. Even in their most trying times they were optimistic and were always selflessly thinking about other’s welfare. They always, without fail, brought a smile to my face. 

I am so very grateful for them.

I live in USA. I told some of my friends (American) about Geet. We watched one episode one evening when they were in my house and that was it. They got completely hooked to it. (Of course, I had to translate for them) We had so many dinner and Geet nights where we would watch 10 or 15 episodes or even 20. All of them were and still are mesmerized by Maan and Geet and by their sizzling chemistry. Often, they would share with me that they had never seen something like this before – so innocent, so pure, so beautiful and so subtly sensuous. 

Another cute thing which I wanted to share was that now every time my 9 year old daughter falls or trips, instead of crying, she calls her dad or me, asks us to pick her up and the moment she is in our arms, she looks in to our eyes and starts singing Mahi……..

I know it will be hard to live without Maan and Geet on a daily basis. However, they will always remain in our hearts and I for one will keep watching their scenes. 

Hope to see them together again in the near future.

Much much love to you all.

Vani
 
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Posted by on December 14, 2011 in Fanspeak, Geet and Maan, Geet-Hui Sabse Parayi

 

Fanspeak:In the last one year or more, I have lived almost every emotion of my entire life put together through Geet: Niharika Vidya Sagar


I have been reading so many fan stories, and am amazed at how a show has gone on to touch so many lives in so many different ways. But the tune they all sing in is the same. I must admit, I didn’t want to put down my sentiments for Geet in words this time, since I was beginning to feel words would totally fail me for once. But then, I had to do this only because, I learnt only last night that today is going to be the last day and that jolted me. I couldn’t do anything else after that and I was numb. 

In the last one year or more, I have lived almost every emotion of my entire life put together through Geet. That is why I always say, to me Geet is not a show. It had become a way of life. Waking up in the morning, I would refresh my page even before brushing to see what new had happened in the last few hours I had dozed off, and would actually see some activity! 

I have made friends from all over the world, gained and learnt so much. To say that this show has made me cry more than I would have in all these years of my life, would be an understatement. The tears have been of joy, of euphoria, excitement, of sadness, restlessness and anticipation all put together on various days at various times. There was always this subtle intensity that I associated with the show that never ceased to exist. That is how, I found my way into the Idiots Thread on India-Forums which became like a Family. Reading beyond the obvious on every single day almost became the order of our routine. All of us had a perspective and every single one was as engaging and as interesting.

I cannot forget that the best birthday of my life happened on Geet, when loads of people from all over the world collected together to wish me at 12. My parents were shocked to know, I couldn’t do anything else after that since I was that overwhelmed.
That scene where Geet collapses and cries in the courtyard after Kehna hi Kya  where Maan tells her that he will always be protective of her made me weep for days. When Maan finally gave into his emotions after Behne de and let a few tears flow, instantly made me fall in love with the man and want someone like him. Each time something would happen I would almost feel it has happened to me, and blush like an idiot or cry like a sponge! 

My friends named me Nautanki, and I didnt disappoint them ever after for doing so. Geet re-enforced the belief that I could put my thoughts into words and that made me realize the value of every human emotion around me. I turned a lot more sensitive and empathetic towards most people around me. I learnt to forgive and forget when there was no use holding onto pain. I learnt that dreams come true if you believe in them and work towards fulfilling them! I found my true calling with this show in every way and I have actually found a true purpose in life personally, professionally,emotionally and sensibly!

The thought that Geet was going to end sooner or later always played on my mind, but I never gave it a thought. But the moment the time drew closer, I realized how much I wanted to cling onto it, how I didn’t want to let it go. The last three days have been an absolute pain to live. Working on those articles, compiling stories has never been this hard, but Geet has turned me into a cripple! I have watched many old scenes over the last few days, re-lived every emotion, and the incidents that happened in my own life around the time all that aired and have looked back and smiled fondly at every bit of it.

I have learnt to respect the makers of the craft even more after learning how hard it is to put together a product that we finally watch in our comfort chairs. I have grown from being an enthusiastic fan to a responsible writer, who has learnt and gained every single day! Like I have always said, Geet is, and always will be very close to my heart and I will never forget what it has done to me. 

Before I repeat myself for the millionth time I would like to take this opportunity to thank every one right from Priya Ramanathan, who brought me to watch this show since she was writing it, to Nissar Parvez, my favorite Director whose first interview I did, and saw the other side of my beloved show, to Vrushali who became my Virtual Momma, to Lavu, Dhwani, Amru, Charlee, Vinu, BB, to Bri who is a true guiding force, to Chandi who gave me a chance to see the world I adore so closely to Swati who has become an indispensable part of my life today due to work and emotional reasons!!!

The trips to the Geet set are another thing I am going to surely miss only for the warm and homely treatment we always got. Mehboobji, Sanjuji and Manishji have always made sure we do not leave the sets without a meal, we have captured some fun moments with the leads, where we have learnt of their normal day to day lives and also of how, much effort goes into making this much loved show from the scratch to the final scene! 

I know the madness is here to stay and will only get worse with time, but for now I think I will stop since I want to now sit back just relive some more of those moments in the calmness of my room. 

Long Live Geet-Hui Sabse Parayi!!!

Niharika Vidya Sagar
 

Fanspeak: It was instantly my motherly instinct to know about GEET!

Have you ever known of a show that has brought fans and people in the craft in close contact with one another? Geet among other things that it did to various people, made friends out of fans. There are many stories that can be told of how an actor and a viewer first got in touch exchanging compliments and thank you notes, but subsequently became friends. 

Today we present you a fan account of Rakhee Bedi James who lives in US and is a well known name on the GEET Facebook page, we would like to thank Rakhee for sharing her account of her association with Geet. Little does Rakhee know however that there is a little surprise waiting for her as we publish this write up she sent us.

So here you go Rakhee, and for the rest of you, we hope, you enjoy this journey from a fan. You are free to share yours right here with us on Rangmunch.TV


Rakhee with her son Ethan
Personally, I am not an avid Indian soaps watcher but in June 2010, I saw my 7 yr old son Ethan imitating few karate kind of moves and later found that he has been copying MSK. It was obvious with my motherly instinct I needed to know more about “Geet Hui Sabse Parayi.” I instantly was hooked to this show. 

GHSP is a show that is closer to my heart for several reasons and one of them is showing the social cause of honor killing. Being an NRI, I have seen girls suffering like Geet in real life within or out of my social circle. I bow down with respect to the Production House 4Lions Films including Gorky, Nissar Parvez & Gul Khan, as they took a huge risk to show this on Indian Television. Hats off to the lead actress, Drashti Dhami who took this role of “Geet” as a challenge & did justice to the character of Geet. Gurmeet Choudhary as “Maan” knew the story revolved around the lead woman and according to that, he fulfilled his Role as well. Their on-screen chemistry is an icing on the cake for this show. 


This is the first time we fans were able to discuss episodes with the makers and the actors of the show. Thanks to the entire Cast and Crew for interacting with us.

I am thankful to 4 Lions for creating the Face book page of “GEET” where we have fans from all over the world. I have not met any of them physically but feel the connection of heart through this show. Geet became my “entertainment life saver” during my hospital visits last year as I had major knee surgery & was on bed for 8 to 9 weeks. I met few wonderful lifetime friends through this page and saw few souls turning into professional writers leaving their highly paid corporate positions. It amazing to see how people forget their own personal issues once they come on this page and start discussing about Geet. This show has encouraged and motivated me to fight for this noble cause in real life. A few of us have decided to create a Facebook page that would include appropriate information on lawyers, counselors, women shelters, NGO’s for women worldwide, to deal with social issues like this. We are hoping to reach our goal soon.

Geet Hui Sabse Parayi & the talented hot couple fondly known as “Maaneet” will always stay in my heart as the show comes to end on December 16th 2011. 

Jhappiz & Pappiz to entire GHSP team. 

Rakhee


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Posted by on December 10, 2011 in Fanspeak, Geet-Hui Sabse Parayi, Rangmunch.tv