Saturday, June 10, 2017

Week 67 - Love ❤️❤️

Love is an unconditional commitment to a completely imperfect person. Its a decision we make, to accept a person in our heart with all his imperfections. All other emotions are conditional, except Love. Thats why when Love fails based on some conditions and exceptions, it ceases to exist. Love exists only in a heart which has no rule and no conditions.

Although the show is all about Love, I can call this week as the real essence of the "Love" of DevAkshi. Day after day, we witnessed the different facets of their Love. There cannot be a better week to analyze this topic of Love. ❤️

Love is Friendship

To be in Love is lot of fun..because we usually start off as friends first! Post leap, Dev and Sona have been in Friend zone for a while now. Although "friend" zone is much better than the "Mujhe farak nahi padtha" zone, Dev has been longing for a while now, to be out of this zone and become husband and wife again. In the "Payal" game, Sonakshi is just a friend... Dev used this to his advantage and instigated Sonakshi as much as possible with a "Buddy" touch!! "You are always a kid" by Sona was countered aptly with "Yes, I am.. a kid who needs a lot of Love" by Dev. It was so much fun for us to see this "non-gentle" man Dev :) There were a couple of "friendly" car scenes this week which made us all get some pain in our cheeks due to excessive grin. 

D: "May be got heated up... I mean.. car.. No?"

S: "I will know if its heated up"
D: "Ohh..then May be angry? It happens...No? then what else?"

S: "You traitor!"

D: "What?"
S: "I mean car.. its mine, and still it cheated me"

S: "Wait.. I know.. I can open the door myself.. Ok buddy!"

D: "Wow! you understood so quickly yaar"

Now that Shaheer and Erica are well into the skin of the characters, I could see that there are probably many many instantaneous Sona slamming the car door angrily.. or Dev giving Sona a gentle fist punch with a "Ok Buddy!" These two actors have excellent comic timing!! Who can forget the snake episode!! And this week, the first couple of days were pretty hilarious!! The "Buddy" touch went on for the second girl in line too..As time went by, the touch became stronger..or Sona became weaker in her knees? 

By the way, Nisha, Jisha, Payal..whoever comes, I hope they all got a return ticket as well.. No-one can come between these two best friends Dev and Sonakshi!

There is a point in a relationship when Friendship turns to something much more intimate and then there is no covering up with the fancy word "Friend".. Dev and Sonakshi have been very passionate lovers from the beginning..How long can they stop themselves?

Love is Passion

There is a saying that "Do anything with Passion or Don't do it at all".. I would say that there are way too many mediocre things in this world which are done with half heart and Love is not one of them. Dev and Sonakshi are a couple with very deep love and their love for each other has always been very passionate and intimate.. For them, the average "We are also leading our daily life as usual" phrase does not suit. Every day is special for them as long as they are together. Because of the current situation that they are in, they went through a roller coaster of emotions this week, in spite of the fact that they are not couple now... And of all emotions, their passion for each other kept haunting them..

Who said romantic scenes have to be shown at the cost of a feeling of uneasiness for the audience? Shaheer and Erica share such a marvelous chemistry that they being together in a scene by itself has become a content day for the fans. And yet, who would not want to see some sizzling romantic scenes? Inspite of the "Buddy" zone they are in, Sonakshi could not stop herself from getting lost in the handsomeness of Dev. And Dev did not fail to notice it. "Everyone downstairs are having a shirt..and you haven't worn your wait yet?"..Oh sounds better in  hindi :) You know which scene I mean :) Dev was irresistible for Sonakshi. I would still applaud her self control that moment, for not confessing how much she had missed him all these years.. As if the mesmerizing was not enough, Dev even attempted to adjust her hair behind her ears and adjusted her ear rings.. Sigh!! πŸ˜„πŸ˜❤️

Passion in Love should not die even after you have grand children. If you let it die, you will just become a walking and talking machine. For Dev and Sonakshi, every touch is familiar..every hold is ever so comfortable..every look is irresistible. Their passion for each other is not just alive..its strong, intense, mutual and irresistibly beautiful.

Would Sonakshi want to give up this special bond that she has with Dev to someone else? As a trailer..she got to witness Nisha in Dev's arms.. I won't wish anything bad for Nisha..let her have a good life.. but please...she does not look good in Dev's arms.. πŸ˜’

I am a Dev fan. No doubt.. But hey Dev, "how dare you try to wear that gajra on Nisha's hair?" You better be prepared with proper explanation to us, after everything falls in place with you and Sonakshi. Good job, Sona, for making sure the gajra doesn't reach Nisha's hair πŸ’ͺ🏼😏 Gajra is a special thing only between Dev and Sonakshi.❤️

Love is Understanding

Sonakshi understands Dev inside out. She knows his strengths and his weaknesses. Dev knows all about Sonakshi. This understanding has been there between this couple even many years ago. Who can forget the time when Sonakshi supported Dev when they had to cancel their honeymoon due to Neha's failed marriage. And Dev is no less. He completely hid the doctor report from Sonakshi, because he knew that she will take it upon her and even go to the extent of calling off the wedding. 

And after so many years, their understanding of each other was still in tact. Sonakshi always knew about Dev's tricks and games. She found out pretty quickly that the whole Payal-boyfriend-reunion was a drama staged by Dev Dixit. Its not that Dev wouldn't have guessed that Sona will find it out... Because he knew her inside out as well.. Even though, they are not together anymore, ever since they have started to share the friendly equation, I think they themselves often forget that they are not a couple anymore, because of the immense understanding they have.. Though a very subtle and inconsequential scene, this feeling came through, when Nisha came back for her purse and Dev by default called Sonakshi to give it to her..  

Ishwari was always proud that she understands her son more than anyone else. But this week, the changed mother gave credit to the wife that she understands him more.. Its not a miracle when a mother understands her child. The child has been with the mom ever since he/she first came into this world. So, there is nothing great in a Mom-Son's understanding. However, a wife is not related at all.. And yet, the degree of Understanding any loving couple share is definitely miraculous to me... ❤️

Love is Perseverance

We got to witness tremendous perseverance from Dev to somehow get back his lost love. After Sonakshi supposedly convinced Dev to marry some girl, Dev decided that he will somehow make Sonakshi realize that her love for Dev has not changed at all. When he decided that, he was ready to go to any extent to make this happen. And was doing all that he could do, to instigate her.. from cornering her in a friend zone, questioning her interference between him and Nisha, trying to recreate the gajra scene, taking her with him and his fiancΓ© everywhere.. and what not! He even got Suhana and Golu on his side to call Nisha as the new mamma!  πŸ˜„

Where there is Love, there will be perseverance. So, Dev's such actions did not surprise me. However, his opening up to his mother during several occasions this week, definitely surprised me. I really liked how he told Ishwari confidently that if he needs happiness in his life (which usually comes only as a guest to him), he has to take control of his life and attain whatever he needs. I also liked how he told Sonakshi and Ishwari, after the Payal breakup that however difficult the path is, he is not going to stop until he reaches his goal! My sincere wish is that, his perseverance should bear a fruit.. πŸ™πŸΌ

Love is Courage

My marriage is a classic 1990s love story. 1990 was the time when love stories had endings other than eloping or suicides. And mine was one such, that saw the light! It was not easy. Coming from a conservative family, I had never spoken a word against my dad. I didn't have the courage to ask permission to go for shopping or a movie with friends, even when I was in college. And yet, my marriage was an inter-community love marriage of the 90s..and that too, it  happened with the blessings of our parents. How was it possible? The answer is "Courage". If you want your love story to become a fairy tale, you gotta have a little courage.. 

But the "Courage" that Dev was talking about this week is not a simple one time "Courage". Remember how Dev asked Sona - "I am a complicated man.. Are you ready to take on this life with me?" Remember how Sona said "I will never leave you.. Even if you leave me, I will not leave you". The courage he spoke about was this - To carry on their life, with courage and not be fearful of what will happen when things don't work...

Sonakshi is probably afraid of having to face the same situation and get hurt the way she did 7 years ago. Sonakshi is probably afraid to express her love for Dev, because it had been extremely difficult to let go of him..and she cannot do it all over again. She is probably even more afraid that it will become difficult for Suhana now. She probably thought in the last 7 years that her love for Dev had long died and that she will never feel this way for him. And now she is scared that she feels this way. She is also scared of hurting her father.

However, if we need a rainbow, we must put up with rain. Dev being a complicated man is not a hidden fact. And she striving for perfection is also not a hidden fact. They signed up for this life, knowing all that. If their love is strong enough, it will get the courage to survive in every situation and not succumb to those situations. ❤️πŸ’

Love is Loyal

Need I even say that this couple is very loyal to each other? However, the people around them got a little bit of a jerk when Sonakshi convinced Dev to marry again and Dev went on in full speed to look at girls and finalize in a single meet up! They started questioning in their mind about the couple's loyalty. Ishwari banked on this quality of Love of "Loyalty", when she chose the plan of action of getting a 3rd person between them. She thought that if a 3rd person comes between them, they won't be able to resist their love for each other. But Dev's decisions to move on shook her a lot! Her discussion with Asha to somehow make Sonakshi take one step towards Dev was a very interesting one. Asha sticking to her principle of not interfering in Sonakshi's decisions only increased my respect for her. Ishwari is always an impulsive person.. After all, Dev's quality of impulsiveness is inherited from his mom. The mothers definitely knew that their children loved each other dearly which was why they could not accept that Dev was ready to marry another girl. 

But I really hated Bijoy, for celebrating his daughter's hurt emotions.. well, he was technically celebrating that Dev was ready to leave Sona forever.. However, I don't know why he failed to see that Sonakshi is not happy about it. He never accepted that Sonakshi loved Dev.. thats why, he could never understand or acknowledge how Loyal her love is for Dev.. Hope he will realize this one day. 

In another beautiful scene this week, Dev explained to Suhana that he will never marry anyone else. Kids may not understand the word "Loyal" yet.. But, they do understand the phrase "Ours and only ours". The makers have once again conceived it so nicely from Suhana's point of view.. Her explanation to Sonakshi that they won't like it if papa marries someone else was the crux of the "possessiveness" that Sonakshi felt.

In yet another beautiful scene, Dev himself told to a sleeping Sonakshi (Or may be she heard it all?) that he feels the same Love for her that he had always felt and begged her to stop him from getting engaged to another girl.. It was a very special scene for us because, Shaheer's husky voice and apt emotions elevated that scene to a different level πŸ˜²πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»❤️ πŸ˜„πŸ˜

Love is Forever

If there is one thing in this world for which we can use the word "Forever", then its only Love. The promises we make during the wedding, might be seen as a ceremonial exercise by some people. But the reality is that those promises are made with an intention of never ever breaking it. In one of the best scenes this week, Dev assertively told Sonakshi "Tum aakhri pal tak mere saath dhoongi" Even though she could technically take it as if he meant "till the wedding", she and all of us very well knew that he meant "Forever".

Couple who get divorced almost always have a reason of justification. Its probably valid in some cases too.. But if you ask me, I will only say that, if you were not sure, why did you get into the relationship? A neighbour of mine who has 2 beautiful daughters, got divorced and on her way out of our complex, she gave me a free advice.. She said "We women have to put up with so much of crap from these men.. you should never get stuck with such men".. I thought, she probably heard our (friendly) fights from my home (the walls in the apartments are very thin!! πŸ˜‚).. thats why she was advising me.. We are a very loud family.. We express our love also loudly πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I quietly replied to her "You are right.. but they are also putting up with our crap.. We usually give tit-for-tat right away in our home... And I don't plan on releasing him from my torture in the near future".. You are allowed to even shout or throw things at each other, if the situation warrants..πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ but never leave each other... because, if its not Forever, it cannot be Love. ❤️

Love hurts

Pain is a small word for the amount of torture Sonakshi went through this week.. or for that matter Dev as well. I am sure he did not enjoy holding Nisha's hands or buying flowers for Payal. Of all the facets of Love, this was the most prominent one this week. Whether it was having to hear Dev say "I like this girl and I am ok with having the engagement tomorrow" or having to hear Sonakshi say "I am sure, we will never be together again".. they both went through a lot of pain. This is on top of their growing passion for each other that they had to resist. Atleast for Dev, he was purposely doing everything to win Sona. But, for Sonakshi, her bottled up emotions refused to find a way out. It was a wonderful scene where Sonakshi looked at Dev watching her from his room. It was as though they were trying to tell each other, not to hurt.. πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ˜ž

Ishwari's question to Sonakshi whether Nisha was worth to be called "Mrs. Dev Dixit" probably hurt her the most... Even her mother Asha could not make Sona open up to her.. Sona's outburst to Bijoy, though impulsive, was a much needed one for her. As a father, he may forever feel the need to protect his daughter and may even justify that whatever he is doing is only for Sonakshi's happiness. But, a little acknowledgement of her pain would have made Sonakshi open up to him. Whether Bijoy likes it or not, its a fact that Dev is still the only one that can cheer her up and make her smile, inspite of his infinite imperfections... πŸ’”

Sonakshi's pain threshold is extremely high, which is why she is able to endure so much! I hope she lets go of her fears and expresses her unchanged love for Dev.

Love is Respect

Without Respect, Love is completely lost. πŸ˜’πŸ˜’ Just because you love someone and you value the relationship more than anything, it does not mean that you can allow the other person to disrespect you. Dev and Sonakhsi's life also drifted apart, because of this lack of respect for each other's feelings. In another beautifully conceived scene, Dev spoke to Ishwari about Sonakshi's journey from a nutritionist to a daughter-in-law in their home and why Sonakshi is unable to come back to them now... He rightly said that she stayed alone all these years..because of the pain they gave her. Its probably because of that.. And he even went on to tell Ishwari that it was probably because of her, that Sona is unable to come back to their home. Sonakshi only wanted to win everyone's heart in that home..but he explained to Ishwari how they defeated her in that pursuit. Dev realized that its been his trait to play games and treat family members like a pawn... And this time, he wants to respect her feelings and he wants her to come to him on her own accord, without anybody's force. Will that happen? We have to wait and watch.

This blog has already become lengthy I think.. It is so hard to pick few best scenes this week.. but let me try to make this list as short as I can..

1. The post Payal-breakup scene. It was Shaheer's yet another wonderful performance this week, when he went on to explain Love and how it becomes one's strength as well as weakness and how a Love story becomes a Fairy tale. Awesome voice modulation and excellent body language, apart from the apt chemistry between Dev and Sonakshi. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»❤️

2. The dialogue writers.. I don't know where to start and where to end. Whether it was a simple "Ok Buddy!" or a slightly complicated "Agar Fairy tales mein jeena hai tho..thoda himmat karni padegi.." it was a celebration of dialogues this whole week! Mama ji's comment that "Marriages don't happen between blood relation.." to Mami ji's wish "I should have married a monster" really cracked me up.. I was laughing long after the scene was over!! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

3. Dev's question to Sonakshi "Mera kya hoga Sonakshi...Mein tho akela reh gaya..Mujhe kab meri pasand ki ladki milegi?" was very touching and probably Dev tried to pour all his pain with that one dialogue.. πŸ˜’πŸ˜’

4. Sonakshi's outburst to Bijoy - though it was a short scene, I think it brought out almost all of Sona's pain.πŸ˜’πŸ˜’ Erica did an excellent job in that scene and in all her other scenes with Shaheer. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

5. Dev-Sonakshi's chemistry throughout this week made the audience go crazy! There were tons of poets on social media this week!! πŸ’

6. The kids added a very nice flavor to this week's episodes. The makers continue to do justice to "kids". I always loved the way they are handled in this show. This week will be one such, in which they don't cross any limits of the kid zone and continue to shine with their cuteness  πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜

7. I have probably already mentioned above.. but the scene that stood out for me from the last episode was when Dev expressed how perfect Sonakshi is, even with her short hair and stupid glasses and confessed to Sona once again in his low, firm voice.. that his love for her in unchanged πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»❤️

Dev has been very persistent and has proved to Sonakshi that they both still share the same passion, understanding, respect, and friendship. I think he has been successful in making Sona realize that all these feelings are mutual. Will Sonakshi be able to get over her fears and accept her love for Dev? Will she be able to face the life ahead with courage and confidence? We will have to wait and watch.


  1. Hello!
    How well you have justified the title of blog"Love" with the most befitting sub- headings. Friendship,passion,understanding,perseverance,courage,loyal,forever,hurts and last respect - a wonderful chronological order of Dev and Sona's journey of love. You have said it all and laid bare this unique love story with all its nuances. Only a person who has experienced true love can write so well on love and touch wood, you seem to experience that. πŸ‘Sorry if I have been personal. But your blog of this week oozes with ❤️❤️❤️❤️
    Waiting for the next week ' s blog. I read and re read your blogs as they are so filled with lucid thoughts coupled with simple but expressive language.

    1. Thanks dear @Saipriya your kind compliments brings a huge smile on my face 😊 Glad you liked it ❤

      I have myself given out a bit about me..So are not being personal :)

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