Romance comes alive with two things, poetry and song. Of course, it is highly debatable what is more romantic, a song or a poetry, however each has it place in life. The range that either can reach is similar, whether in background or voice over, whether the characters sing the verses or recite them. Then there is a different lilt altogether.
Humsafars sees such moments. It perhaps falls under the realm of connections that two people share. Of course, all that was hinted at either directly or obliquely. From chance meeting on a plane to eating jalebi (one half each) to watching a moon together all was shown.
Now the next level was unknowingly Sahir Azaeem Choudhary (Harshad Chopda) refers to the very moon which is his destiny as lonely, incomplete and true. Is that his state that he is talking about? And more revealing are the lines about a time of the night and sleeping moon. It also struck that there was a song called Sleeping Satellite which resonates to an extent what Parveen Shakir’s Poem talks about? May be the romantic in me see the dark side of the moon as well.
You all have seen the episode where Sahir is writing something, yet unable to formulate something that satisfies him. He stares at the moon with perhaps a thought that is indecipherable. A look full of reproach, remorse, recrimination of having lost something precious.
And the song that plays in the background is about meeting of destinies, of fates intertwined.
The poetry alludes to that, the song alludes to that. However, there were perhaps reasons for the poetry not making the cut and the song did in the final airing of the episode.
Thank you Gorky for bringing the true import of the scene for interpretation though obvious with the song in the background did have more depth with the poetry in place.
Watch Humsafars for more romantic gestures, symbolisms and layers in storytelling that is about how Saahir Azim Choudhary and Arzoo Nausheen Khan (Shivya Pathania) find each other or will they?
Humsafars airs every Monday to Thursday at 10:30pm on Sony TV.
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