Originally posted by Eventide
Agree with you, Anu, about the way it is conceptualized and finally executed. They have a lot working here, with talented actors. Love the effortless acting in the promos. It would have indeed been gutsy on Ekta's part to create a 'mature' love story without the trappings of kitchen politics. This show is definitely not targeted at teens and young adults. And very few of the older lot among the metered zones may have accepted middle aged leads falling in love without a dollop of saas bahu drama. Whatever little experience I have viewing desi shows, I don't remember any that explored relationships between middle aged characters without adultery being thrown in.
Loved your analysis on the relationship graph in the promos. Simple, everyday kind of scenes... nothing over the top. But well executed.
Thanks, Sandy...the promos have indeed been wonderfully conceived and executed in a simple, natural manner that I find very appealing as well...and they tell this whole story like in these 30 second capsules
Word on the effortless acting...ahh such a pleasure to watch such natural, experienced actors acting on TV again.
I think Ekta is deffo trying something different here and appealing to a different demographic...the saas-bahu crowd usually only wants to watch a young, bholi, sharmeeli girl married into some family that tortures her and then she tries to fight them off/make them love her or whatever...some of these elements will be there in BALH as well I guess seeing the character of Ram's stepmom and all...those touches will be there...but I want to see the RP relationship maturely explored in the midst of all this atleast...and again, it is the EFFORTLESS acting that I come back to that makes me think there will be some saving grace no matter what...lol
I do dread some weirdo storylines though involving extra-marital affairs or third angles with a random younger chick...Kekta is fully capable of springing that sort of nonsense in from anywhere *shudders*
Maybe I'll forgive them if they keep on playing the BALH song on a loop
...that song melts me.