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Fan Speak: My Final HOO HAA to GEET – GurMaan MonAmour!



Well, how else would I start my post to GEET, but, HOO HAA GEET!!


When I had first seen a clip of GEET, it was of Maan’s entry in the mela at Mukeria where Geet is left behind mistakenly and my first thought was – this guy must be a goondaa, little knowing that this goondaraaj was going to rule my heart and mind in the coming months and year, blotting out all else.

GEET came to me at a time when I had been lonely, living in a country where I was still not anchored after 11 years, here was a series reeling me in, taking away my loneliness and merging me with a group that wanted nothing more than to ooh and aah together at the pair that was Maan and Geet. It was a first time that I had liked both the lead characters, albeit one a wee bit more than the other (wink!).

Each day I came with renewed anticipation I had not felt in a long while, making me wait for 11:30 am to arrive (the time it aired where I was), making me hurry up each day, trying to get things done so that there was no disturbance while I watched my favourite couple play tug-of-war with their emotions, playing games to hide their true feelings or just plain get on each other’s nerves. It was a treat to watch the play of emotions and then came along, “Kehna hi kya”. For me, that was the day that I was compelled to write, to pen down what I felt I could see. 

It started me on a road where I began hesitantly, but each episode brought out more of the writer that was hidden within and I would sit glued to my screen waiting to hear what Maan would say in his silence.

GEET brought me friends from all across the globe, people whom I would have never have met otherwise, people of different ages, races, religious beliefs and professional backgrounds who all became one as viewers who would curse Brij and Nayantara collectively, drool over Maan’s tender looks, get pumped up with his awesome “khunnas and laugh at Geet’s constant pleas to Babaji(who I later learned was the spot boy in the rafters) or go awww at the relation of Maan and the ever so loyal, sweet Adi.

Although the initial craze had dimmed for me, just like the embers that remain long after the fire has died down, so does the attachment with GEET remain and will be there always- for, GEET not only gave me friends who will be there even when GEET no longer is, it also gave me back something of myself.

Like they say “yaad oosay kiya jaata hai, jisay bhool gaye hon – jo dil mein rehtay ho oonhay yaad karnay ki kya zaroorat”, so will it be for me where you are concerned GEET and this is my final HOO HAA to you!!


GurMaan MonAmour!

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Fan Speak: GEET was just not a journey…..It was a way of Life – Raashi Jain!

Many serials, jodis and actors have come and gone in Indian Television Industry but no one has been able to reach the heights that GHSP/Maaneet/Gurti conquered just within seconds with their magic.

Maaneet taught us the true meaning of love through portrayal of each and every feelings in such a way that kept viewers all over the world captivated and mesmerised and will keep doing it forever with their beautiful memories. “Kurbaan hua” is such a benchmark in their and our journey without which describing geet and maan is very herculine task followed by many more such song sequences such as Hum tum, Behne de, Teri deewani, Pee loon, Roop tera mastana and many more as well as with many touching sequences such as “Aaj se zindagi ki har subah tumse shuru aur har raat tum pe khatam”, sonography moment and maan apologising geet for choosing her above her child during steam room attack by Brij. And how can one forget about that khatti-meethi nok-jhoks between the duo which brought them closer than ever.


Maaneet had not been what they are today if there would not have been so many more characters in the show. Be it a positive character or a negative one, both played a role of cupid by bringing maan and geet closer. Had Dev and Naintara not ruined geet’s life, her own family would not have been against her forcing geet to leave hoshiyarpur and start a new life in Delhi. Had not Adi called Pinky to office when she went to pick up geet, she would not have gotten that job as Maan’s secretary. Dadi played a vital role by not only giving geet back her job when she herself had left it but also by making her shift to outhouse of KM. Other important people being Sasha, Tasha, Rahul, Pari, DeMello’s, Meera, Yash, Romeo, Pandeyji, Manisha, Annie, Arjun, Brij and the list goes on and on.


I know I have written too much but not to forget the technicians. But wait where’s our life and geet?

GHSP came into our lives through television but we started getting involved in it thoroughly through geet pages on facebook, they gave us many friends and in sometime people all over the world became one big family. After that started the fan fictions which too very soon became our life and gave us a whole new world of maaneet. Slowly and steadily Maaneet entered our lives through various means and when they started governing it we never came to know. It was like a most natural thing happening to us and became our lives!!!

Maine kuch zyada hi likh diya na, par kya karun mujhe samajh hi nahi aa raha tha ki kya chodun aur kya likhun………abhi bhi bahut kuch aisa hai jo mai nahi likh payi……aap sab toh jaante hi hai ki agar maaneet ke baare mei baat karo to shabd kum pad jate hai par unki baatein nahi khatam hoti hai……..hope you all like it!


Raashi Jain

 

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: 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

 

Quick 5 with Swati Pande!!

Swati Pande, has never shied away from experimenting with variety. What else explains a body of work that ranges from Geet-Hui Sabse Parayi to Pavitra Rishta, Behenein, Rang Badalti Odhani, Kayamath, to the most recent Mahadev on the newly revamped StarOne that is now called Life OK


Swati is still missed by the fans of Geet-Hui Sabse Parayi, who think she has had a great hand in sketching the character of Maan Singh Khurana that went on to become an iconic figure on the Virtual TV platform to perfection. Women don’t tire talking about Maan, so now, when she is all set to sketch the love story of Shiva, one would obviously be curious to know how it would turn out.


Swati as we see is one name, that has not only been associated with StarOne before its revamp, but also is a part of the strategy post it. We caught up with Swati and asked her a quick five questions and here is what she had to say.

Rangmunch: What about StarOne appealed to you the most as a Channel?

Swati Pande: Star One as a channel never shied from taking a big leap by showcasing youth oriented and shows in the rom-com genre when the Tv industry was inundated wth dramas. Even as much I like the latter but Star One gave us the platform for something different – both as an audience and as a writer! 

Rangmunch: How has your association been as a maker with the Channel and the shows you did?

Swati Pande: The journey has been extremely fulfilling and exciting. I have had the chance to be associated with Geet and Rang badalti Odhani – both had a blend of drama, romance and comedy. With each of these shows I grew as a writer as I got to learn the nuances and the need for detailing in every scene.

Rangmunch: What are the kind of shows you look forward to on Life OK?

Swati Pande: Star One or now officially ‘Life OK’ stands true to its title. It tells you about cherishing what you have .. living and valuing the moments of your life – and that ‘moment’ could be that of courage, of emotion, of love or of reverence. I am hoping to catch a blend of shows that portray just that.

Rangmunch: Your sentiments at the moment, as the Channel is going in for a re-vamp?

Swati Pande: This is a difficult question! 🙂 Cliched but true – there are mixed feelings. The excitement for this being a new channel is immense but at the same time the lovely memories of Star One also lingers on! So I guess this is the moment of amalgamation – to tell yourself that LIFE was ok and it will be OK !! 

Rangmunch: A message to all your viewers who have watched and loved your work on StarOne.

Swati Pande: Firstly a big thanks to them for being such a lovely audience of Star One. I would take this opportunity to make a sincere request to all – to accept Life OK and love it as much as you loved Star One. We make the shows but you all make us!

Interviewed by,
Niharika Vidya Sagar
Rangmunch.TV
 

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 
 

Love stories don’t have a happy ending, coz it never ENDS!





Hello Friends!! Well I know Geet is over, but the journey still continues and this is my last take on Maaneet Love Saga. Hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did penning it down and reminiscing some of the old maaneet moments. 

As I watched the last scene of the last episode of Geet Hui Sabse Parayi, it brought back flashes from the past.


“Mera baby mujhe wapas la do Maan.” Who could ever forget that moment when Geet lost her first Baby? Those lines had ripped us apart, as we witnessed a shattered Geet and a helpless Maan. How could Fate act so cruel with such innocent and harmless souls? It seemed as if Geet had lost her very reason of existence and had become oblivious to everything and everyone around her, including her Maan. That was one of the toughest phases in Maaneet’s relationship and for us viewers too. However, their love has always overcome every test of time and destiny could never tarnish their relationship. Maan and Geet are two halves of a whole and together they are a force to reckon with. Every challenge that life threw at them only went on to strengthen their bond and cemented HUM for life till death do them apart.


As I watched through the episode, I felt a sense of fulfillment and could relate to every emotion of Maaneet as they held their bundle of joy. The moment they longed and craved for had finally arrived. The tears of joy that trickled down from the eyes of Geet, reminded me of her Hoshiyarpur days.  In both the instances, she was married and she was expecting. While her loved ones made it look like a curse then, it brought in immense happiness in her life this time around, as she was able to share every moment of her journey of motherhood with the love of her life, her Maan.


“If out of time, I could pick one moment and keep it shining, always new, of all the days that I have lived, I’d pick the moment I met you.” When Maan and Geet had accidentally met for the very first time, least did they know then that it was ‘providence’ and their hatred towards each other would eventually bond them so strongly, that they would become inseparable. Their selfless love for each other healed their once bruised souls and gave us viewers a fairy tale to treasure.

Finally, we bid adieu to our favourite show Geet Hui Sabse Parayi. While the show has ended, the Love Saga of Maaneet will continue to dwell in our hearts. It has been an incredible experience of highs and lows, a journey that will be cherished for life.

As Geet rightly said to Maan… Hamara Pyaar, Hamara Rishta humesha kayam rahega…..“Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.” Unknown

Swati Ghosh
Rangmunch.TV