Hey Guys, i am back with yet another debating topic =D
Well most of us watch Television serials, whether thats one or a hundred, but we do find time in our lives for entertainment through Tv.
Television serials tend to be very stereotypical, the way the characters are shown, its like we have seen them before, people like Samrat, cool dude, im sure you have watched many other shows, where there is also a cool dude, Gunjan, the simple damsel in distress, thats in like every Tv show, and then theres Nupur, bubbly and full of life, you find those in other shows and then we have Mayank, dia, Uday, even they are found in others. But the character is developed through the story and by how the actor portrays teh character.
Now coming to the actuall topic, another stereotypical situation...
Usually when we watch a tv serial, we see the female main protoganist clad in sarees or salwar suits, and then her character develops to show a damsel in distress, the sati savitri type, who will do good deeds and pray to god.
And then enters the villain, who is clad in shork skirts and heavy make up, who turns out ot be evil and plots against the main protoganist.
But the point is, why is the lead always clad in sarees and suits? and the villain in short clothing?
Are Indian television industries, trying to prove that if youre in sarees you are good, and if you wear short dresses, you are bad?
The women in our society tend to watch alot of serials, therefore seeing these things they do get influenced and the issue portrayed on screen is saved into tehir head, therefore if they see a girl in short skirts, they automatically think shes evil and bad, and you should stay away from her, even if she turns out to be the nicest person in the world.
same goes for someone in a salwar suit, they end up thinking shes good, hang out with her, but she could be the meanest person in the neighborhood, and she is most likely to be a hypocrite.
I would love to hear your views as to why this is portrayed on screen? And why good people are clad in sarees and suits, while the negative roles are clad in mini's and dresses.
Edited by _Naima1994_ - 31 August 2009 at 5:34am