Sunday, September 14, 2014

ज़िन्दगी गुलज़ार है..

.. इष्क का दरबार है
यहाँ घम को पालना बेकार है ..

We have been watching a new TV series. A Pakistani TV series.  Zindagi Gulzar Hai. R finished first 8 eps. herself before I dived in. We barely steered away from an accident (of kind ‘dawn breaking TV series marathon’) late last night.

Once we realized what ‘gulzar’ meant, we realized so apt is this title. If R was positively excited to see Kashaf and Zaroon moving on a collision course, I was worried of it. If now R is worried of their woes post the collision, I am gladly seeing the beauty of how script is handling what I was worried about earlier. I am also glad to have small internet streaming interruptions, allowing us to steal glances saying ‘love’/‘interesting!’/‘is Kashaf crazy?’/‘is Zaroon a pig?’/‘what??’.

Apart from some little drama of kinds a TV dramas are made of, pacing of this TV series is unique. Like some scenes we wondered if having a date and place between some scenes would have helped. And like (the even better one) some conversations/non-conversations alongside tea/oranges/biscuits/coffee aren’t paced at all!

Chai aur Santre? yea! I know, sipping & munching is a thing which happens alongside most conversations/non-conversations irrespective of the intensity. If R has any problem with this series is this particular thing. Kicking off go munch munch cravings with every one of these scenes. Thank Jain dharma for feeling not so like that at all when they are having sheek kababs or machhi fry :) – I’ll have to admit that is when a very small cravings go through me …

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