Posted: 24 March 2011 at 3:06am | IP Logged
@TM, GREAT POST FIRST OF ALL.. This is a post everyone on forum and everyone related to indian television drama should see... Im from singapore and from non-hindi speaking family.. None of us speak or understand hindi.. Well even bollywood, it didnt exist in my life.. Till i saw a movie called Mujhse Dosti Karoge.. Yes believe me that was my first bollywood movie.. Then, from there i slowly started watching bollywood movies.. I was still into tamil(i speak tamil) movies.. My mum was a fan of rishi kapoor.. So there was a time i was so into bollywood.. Everything.. So due to that i was quite active on youtube.. Thats when i got introduced to hindi tv dramas.. From a fren on yt.. I used to get intrigued to watch them.. I was intro to dill mill gaye(starone show).. Saw some episodes.. But got bored.. Back then, it was just starting.. Didnt get interest to watch further.. Then came a list of star plus and other channel shows.. I rmb kyp, kzk, kdmhmd, etc.. They were very popular on yt then.. I didnt know such dramas existed.. Didnt know an ounce about this so called T-R-P ratings.. I got disinterested to see dramas after that.. Because all stories are the same.. Even bollywood was not better.. I went back to tamil filmdom.. Many movies in tamil were better off according to stories.. But tamil dramas was shit.. Something similar to hindi dramas.. I cannot stand any drama back then.. But i still continue to catch some episodes of good, appealing dramas... Forgot their names.. Until that day, 17 august 2010... I came across a drama called geet hui sabse parayi.. It was a fresh story.. I loved the social message.. Well because of that drama, i got into here, able to catch some dramas earlier aired.. Like the ones mentioned by TM.. Slowly, i got to know that most dramas are surviving on a thing called T-R-P.. Well, i have to agree this trp thing is really killing a story.. Well atleast thats what i felt while seeing geet now.. This show i can swear, the best i have seen.. It has a great concept of nri marriages, honour killing and about a 18 year old gal's fight thru her merciless family and society.. About her journey.. When i got first intro to this drama, i went to wikipedia to check its story.. Then i saw that there were other good concept stories like balika vadu, yrkkh, uttaran, and many others.. Saw them.. At first i loved them.. Then it just went haywire.. Im still new to hindi show and drama.. But i know that such good dramas are destroyed because of the trps.. How can they depend on such ratings to keep a drama going? I maybe be biased here because i love(hopelessly still love) geet and its special to me because it was my first drama that i actually sat dwn watch it and became crazy over it.. It used to be great.. I used to look forward watching it.. Not just because of the chemistry the leads share.. But mainly because i loved the concept and the social message about strong woman that it showed.. Lately, the drama has been butchered too.. Too many illogical subplots... Im also upset my favourite show getting into such state.. I have to say, its not only to blame the trps but mainly the key player in this line.. Yeah, im talking about ekta.. She has monopolised the industry in such way, that some dramas which has better plot than her dramas sadly doesnt get the same treatment when comes to trps.. Lets take starone as a whole.. The channel, a youth-based, doesnt get to enjoy same privileges like other channels.. Why is it so? Actors from starone dramas are more talented than all other actors on other channels. Yet its only other channel actors get awards.. This industry is not just dominated by trps, but also the key players like ekta kapoor.. I have nothing against that lady.. Im not sure how this trp ratings are calculated in india.. Is it from every household or just a selected few? In that way, thats unfair.. Now because of trps and because ph need to intro another drama, the cvs have been forced to change the storyline.. This doesnt happen with just geet alone, but also dmg, naidl, dsdv to name a few(there are many others).. Trp ratings says that pratigya is very popular.. But i don see such popularity on internet.. Infact, i feel more starone shows are popular on net, and thus more popular in countries other than india.. Many can reason that internet is more popular with youth so the youth-shows that starone is based on gets more fame from youth.. Well thats a total misconception because as far as geet concerned(i know since im mostly active on geet forum), there are a couple of old people who catches the show.. Now because of the trps what happened to geet, the once-glorified show?? Its failing badly, becoming another saas-bahu story, from the youth-based romantic, logical story, now we all get unrealistic weak potrayal of the lead character.. Not the fault on the actress though.. Infact, drashti dhami and gurmeet choudary are very talented, and its so sad to see their talents being wasted in geet, where its only popular on the net.. But not with trps.. Maybe thats why the ph has started on another drama.. And focusing on that drama, left geet high and dry with same old sets and old costumes.. All this trp things are nonsense, they not only destroy the story's essence but also kill the chance of getting some rocking performance from the leads.. Some actors talents are wasted not just because of trps but the domination of the channels itself.. I still don get it why trp only include people watching from india.. Do they even include people watching hindi dramas from other parts of the world?? In my opinion, starone is not exactly a bad channel, it has produced some good shows like geet, lnmdj, rbo and dmg(season 1 and 2) is good too.. Yet only ekta directed or produced shows gets the trps.. But we cant do anything about this trps because its being controlled.. We can only voice out our opinions.. Sadly, we cant change things in this industry.. Everywhere, every industry, such things happen.. There will be a person dominating, which doesnt give chance for others to shine.. And unfortunately, thats what happening in hindi dramas.. But we cant keep blaming the trps or the people behind it.. Maybe, people in india, esp the middle-class middle-aged housewives(the regular audience of tv dramas), are more interested in the boring stuff, and do not complain much and still continue seeing the same old-concept dramas.. This may have given a perception to the industry players that their drama is popular.. But they are not understanding, they also cater to other age-groups and esp they forget that people from other countries also watch the dramas.. However, now all we can do is just keep hoping a miracle will happen.. Right now, thats what im waiting for in geet.. Hope my favourite drama doesnt turn out to be like dsdv or naidl, where due to low trps, it has to go thru an abrupt end or an unnecessary leap.. If there is a reason why, im still in forum and see geet is because of gurmeet and drashti(the leads) and also because of the many great frens i have made in here.. Otherwise, i wont be here to give my 2 cents worth here.. Anyways thank you so much to the TM, this post is much needed now, as many shows now with good storylines are being misleaded by trps and gets the axe to satisfy trps.. Now tv has just become another bollywood where money does all talking..