Monday, April 2, 2012

FanStory: Mahadev The latest Mills&Boons Heartthrob on the block



Disclaimer: The views in this article are based exclusively on the depiction of the deity in the TV series Devon ke Dev Mahadev (LifeOk). We do not intend to hurt any religious sentiments)
Mahadev, as depicted in Hindu Mythology, has got everything it takes to impress a woman.  Besides being extremely attractive, powerful and easy to please, he is also a passionate lover (After all the origin of the Kama Sutra has been attributed to him).  Women have been fasting on Shivratri since time immemorial to find a husband as suitable as Mahadev. But there’s only one thing that has kept them from openly “desiring” Him: He is God. He is supposed to be revered, not desired.
But post the creation of Devon Ke Dev Mahadev, things have changed. Teenage girls are heaving sighs of longing and young women are waiting breathlessly for 8 o clock while quickly finishing up kitchen work. Why? Because, Mahadev, the ideal fantasy, has incarnated in physical form on LifeOk.
The formless Shiva has come alive through this fantastically innovative series. And he is no more the feared distant God that we cannot “desire”. He is every woman’s fantasy and he brazenly dares us to admit it openly. (Thanks to the stunning amount of sex appeal he inadvertently oozes out in the –oh-so-limited 20 minutes slot.)
The Shiva of DKDM, can be easily mistaken for a romance novel hero (read Mills&Boons), and why not? Isn’t every fantasy hero modeled after the Ideal? He is ruggedly handsome and has a physique to die for.  His powerful personality is such that even if he stands and does nothing in a particular scene, he sends quivers down hundreds of women’s spines.  He makes matted hair, the tiger skin and the Rudraksha look cool. Yes, we are saying it aloud: Mahadev is hot. Mahadev is the new sex symbol.
He is the first romance hero of the Universe and thankfully the makers of Devon ke Dev Mahadev, have been able to look beyond the divinity in him. As a result, they have been able bring out his love story as a humane story, complete with as much passion and heartbreak as any tale of human romance.  Read on to see how.
DKDM’s Sati is a modern Harlequin heroine. She is beautiful, innocent and charming. Her life is perfect and she comes out as headstrong and independent until she falls in love. Predictably, after she falls in love with our irresistible but stone hearted hero, her life turns into an ocean of tears. She does everything in her power to resist him. She forces herself to believe she doesn’t love him, but like, all other M&B heroines, her heart loses the battle against the magnetic charms of our hero, in this case, Mahadev himself.
His first inadvertent touch, besides giving her a permanent territorial mark, melts her with desire for him.  She secretly revels in running her hand over Mahadev’s toned biceps and doesn’t hide her attraction to him. Yes, Yes , We are still talking about the Shiv-sati story and guess what, we are not shying away from physical chemistry.
Mahadev, who is always in control of himself and prides himself on his cool detachment to everything emotional, is slightly troubled with our vulnerable heroine appearing in his thoughts from time to time but doesn’t admit the fact that he is attracted to her.  He is baffled as to why Sati would want to leave her worldly luxuries to live with him. He doesn’t want to get “entangled” emotionally and rejects Sati’s advances again and again until she gives up on him. And when she does, like the typical modern hero, he doesn’t like that either.
He claims not to be affected by her, yet feels extremely protective about her. Sati, the eternal damsel in distress, is always rescued picturesquely by this masculine powerful hero who is sure to win all the battle with the villains. He threatens to attack even Daksh, Sati’s father, in case he tries to hurt her. Yes, Mahadev is confused. He doesn’t want to get involved yet he is ready to even kill for her.
Another striking similarity between Shiv-Sati and a Harlequin couple is the eternal ego- clash. Whenever in each other’s presence, one of them gets infuriated. Sati angers Shiv with her persistence and difficult questions when he clearly wants her to back off and Shiv angers Sati by constantly rejecting her yet meddling in her affairs uninvited when she wants to forget him.
Shiv , like all heroes, also discovers his jealous side when  Sati agrees to marry someone else.  Like the romance novel hero who cannot figure out what’s going on until the moment when he see the heart broken heroine in somebody else’s  arms, Shiv ‘s wrath moves the mountains and melts glaciers, when a furious and frustrated Sati declares that she actually wants to marry Satbish and he should  help her by making him attractive. Angry at her openly challenging words, Shiv immediately gets to work to prove his indifference, more to himself than her.
The mighty Mahadev  is so human  when it comes to love that our heart goes out to him. And while religious pundits and fanatics may get upset about the treatment of the story, we applaud the whole DKDM team for making us fall in love with Mahadev.
The speciality of Mohit Raina as Mahadev is that everyone can find in him whatever they are looking for. Teenagers can find a heartthrob, women can find their fantasy hero, men can find their ideal, and the Spiritual can find God. Isn’t that what Mahadev is all about? The Universal God who manifests himself in whatever form you desire? In the form of Mohit Raina on screen, Mahadev is fulfilling these promises by bringing you happiness, regardless of your age, sex or religion.
Devon ke Dev Mahadev has bridged generation gaps in our living rooms and has transgressed religious borders all over the world. The Mohit 

Raina fan club on twitter ( @Mohit_FC), can boast of muslim, parsi and Christian fans  who just cannot get enough of Mahadev. People have come together from all parts of the world and created a virtual family just to discuss the hypnotising effect that Mahadev has on them. We wish that this series enjoys a really long run and comes back with a second season with the same actors.  Because the truth of the matter is that our pursuit of Mahadev has just begun and life without Devon ke Dev is now utterly unimaginable.

Tulika Dubey (@tulikaD ;@Mohit_FC) 

22 comments:

  1. I can't believe how much I enjoyed reading this, given that I saw it before it was published! It reads so well and reading it brought back all the brilliant M& B scenes we have been treated to in the show! Tulika- you are fab- thank you for this wonderful piece, appreciate you every day! Shruts x

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  2. True, true, true! T, you have given words to my thoughts again :) The unattainable God has become every woman's sex symbol through DKDM. And hats off to MR for giving form to an unseen God. As an avid fan of M&B, i can totally agree that this serial has all the key components brought together in one dynamic show.
    Keep these coming T, may your creativity blossom brighter and purer with each article u write..
    All hail MahaMondays :)

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  3. Nice article dear.I dont know what to write am speechless.Its really good.....

    Reshma =)

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  4. Wow!! Again a great article, this time i was enjoying it as much as i enjoy watching it:-) Fab article n Mahadev ROCKS:-)
    Priyanka..

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  5. Again a great article.. This time i was enjoying it as much as i enjoy watching it.. Fab article & MAHADEV ROCKS:-)

    Priyanka..

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  6. DKDM has transported us back in time. It makes me feel like i was there when Shiv n Sati walked this earth. It also reminds me of all the lazy afternoons I have spent reading M&B during my college time.
    DKDM has a unique quality of arousing both spiritual as well as romantic feelings in all of us - how rare is that.
    Above all, joining @Mohit_FC on twitter as given me a whole new set of like minded frnds, an extended family. What more can I ask for?

    Har Har Mahadev
    Anjali Syal

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  7. Reading for the third time n enjoyed it equally each time..:D...awesome work once again T..a very different article but we completely resonate with it...:)

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  8. TITLE PADKE HI PAAGAL HORAHI HON YAAR..Mills & Boon will have to run for its money to see the fire passion & love filled in this love story..first of its kind in Universe..!!

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    1. hey its me Hema..sorry forgot to mention my name..he he..!!

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  9. Shruts I want to fall at your feet yaar GOSH..what choice of words what lines of explanations of sex appeal of this show..Wohaaaaaaaaa..Your article is a fitted answer to this unique & brilliant show called Devonke dev MAHADEV..!!

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    1. Hello! Totally deserved praise but it doesn't belong to me, Tulika wrote this great piece:):)

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  10. As usual T ... i really dont even need to tell u how much i love reading ever article writen by u !!
    and this ones no exception ... its one of my favorites actually
    i totally agree ... thnx to DKDM ... now Mahadev for me is the symbol of an ideal BF .... hehe *blush*
    i remember telling a friend in college a year ago... Mahadev is Hot ... and he glared at me endlessly and called me crazy ...
    but now after watching DKDM its all so believable ... now if i say the same thing ... people wont glare at me !!
    we get to c the human side of the Gods ...& that even they are pretty much like us in ways ... and that even they fall in Love !!
    i anyways had high expectations of my future boyfrnd ... thnx to all those SRK movies ... LOL ... but now after watching DKDM .... i dont even noe what to say !! hahahaa ... looks like im gonna b single for a long time ... will hav to keep that Mahashivratri Vrat next year ... hehe !! :D
    and yes .. plzzz dont end the serial soon... DKDM is our everything !! v cant live without it !! (i mean it !!)
    Keep rocking Mohit Raina - Life OK - Team DKDM - Mohit FC ... Love u guys!! <3

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  11. every I desperately desperately wait for the episode to be uploaded as i live in hostel................a single day missing when my data card expires brings so much disturbances that i cant control...............exceptionally great serial, extreme justice wd the charactors by everyone esp. mohit and mouni..............thanks a lot to u guys or such a great serial...............

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    1. Thank you Gagan for commenting on the article. Do follow us on twitter: @Mohit_FC.

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  12. Wow! Tulika amazing u've written it soo well even the title makes me insane!!U've said it right thanks to DKDM now we girls can drool over this hottest God!!and we are not afraid of thinking so about God as u have mentioned it in the article that in DKDM Mahadev may be very calm and composed all the time as being a God but when it comes for his Adhi Shakti he can't control his emotion and can feel each and every human emotions through Love awww.... Tulika i just love this article it will remain my fav!!And Mohit and Mouni hats off to them man!! they are soo soo perfect for these roles as if they were destined to do these roles and specially Mohit he has given a form to a formless God Mahadev!!and once again hats off to u for this briiliant article:)

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  13. Wow! Tulika amazing u've written it soo well even the title makes me insane!!U've said it right thanks to DKDM now we girls can drool over this hottest God!!and we are not afraid of thinking so about God as u have mentioned it in the article that in DKDM Mahadev may be very calm and composed all the time as being a God but when it comes for his Adhi Shakti he can't control his emotion and can feel each and every human emotions through Love awww.... Tulika i just love this article it will remain my fav!!And Mohit and Mouni hats off to them man!! they are soo soo perfect for these roles as if they were destined to do these roles and specially Mohit he has given a form to a formless God Mahadev!!and once again hats off to u for this briiliant article:)-sohini:)

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  14. wow such Amazing article I loved it! n actually i wan't to say thnx becoz i got the chance to learn so many things frm dis article u have done such gr8 work tulika...God Bless u ..keep rocking
    Priyanka @spynali

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  15. whoa yet again a superb and excellent creation!!! every bit of the article touches my heart!! and yes the comparison with mills and boons is totally rocking!! u have pumped out all feelings from everyone's heart!! well done!:):):):)

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  16. Dear Sir,
    kya aap Month me ek bar Mahadev serial ka maha episode rakh sakte hai kya..muze ye serial bahot acchi lagti hai, maine abhi tak es serial ka ek bhi show missnahi kiya hai..agar aap month me ek Monday maha episode rakhenge to bahot accha hoga..thank you very much..

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  17. Thnks Tulika for carving our thoughts :), really appreciate this gud work ITS DA BLESSING OF MAHADEV THAT WE ALL ARE SPREADING THE GLORY OF MAHADEV THROUGH MOHIT RAINA AND DKDM TEAM..:) --BY HARNISHA SOMA

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  18. no need to see mahadev this week..........everything frustrating since last 4 week...we could not see jalndhar & mahadev fight...all things become funny slowly

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  19. hatz off 2 Mohit ji,,,he is a masterpiece,,, now i cannot imagine any person in mahadevas place,,, other than DKDM shiv,,,,,.... i wish ,, DKDM never ends,,

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