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Posted: 23 May 2011 at 9:28pm | IP Logged
MUMBAI: Bollywood borrowed lines from film songs to make successful filmsóbe it " Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge" or " Hum Hai Rahi Pyaar Ke". A decade and a half later, the telly world is not only using hit film songs in its serials, but it has begun using popular lyrics in their titles too.

Some television serials that have just gone on air or will soon be telecast are Ekta Kapoor's "Bade Achche Lagte Hain" (a song from "Balika Badhu"), "Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon" (from "Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai") and "Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai" (from "Meenaxi").

Writer and lyricist Manoj Muntashir said, "Popular songs have an easy recall and people quickly identify with them. In this over-the-top crop of new shows, it's hard for a show to cultivate an identity of its own. The best shortcut is to pick a line from a popular song with which the audience will immediately connect."

"Gone are the days when titles reflected the story idea of the show. Now, it's all about catching the audience's attention. It's as simple as roping in a popular star and getting a thunderous opening irres-pective of the content and strength of the film. The same mindset is working in television," he said.

Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who started the trend of using film song in the title with Aamir Khan-starrer "Hum Hai Raahi Pyaar Ke", said, "I plead guilty for ushering in the trend of using mukhda of hit songs as titles for my films like "Dil Hai Kya Maanta Nahin" and "Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee". These titles worked because the songs had already made a deep impact on the minds of the audiences."

Ekta Kapoor, whose serial "Bade Achche Lagte Hai" will go on air on Sony TV by the end of the month, said, "I love the song and I had got the title registered about six years ago. It is apt for the story of my serial."

Unlike films, using song as titles doesn't involve taking permission. Kapoor said, "We don't have to take clearances from anyone."

Dr Chandraprakash Dwivedi, who was programming head of Zee a decade ago, said, "I don't remember a single serial during my time that had a film song in its title. All had original titles. Original titles have worked. Serials like 'Hum Log' and 'Buniyad' are the biggest examples."

SOURCE: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/tv-/TV-serials-cash-in-on-Bollywood-hits/articleshow/8545454.cms

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Posted: 23 May 2011 at 11:38pm | IP Logged
Well I think its the trend now
The reason being the title may convey a part of what the story depicts!!

So many times the lyrics  make up the whole story for the character path
I guess  the older serials were  single word based or that was the flavor earlier and ow they use song titles or the words in the song as titles..

Its all the way they wish to make teh show and attract viewership audience

The promos for this show is so sweet so  the bg also starts with the title name as in teh song so hoping it stays up to the level as expected !!

It should be a smooth soft romance of middle age couple or  when people fall in love at that age ..
More than mushy mushy romance I would like to see intense  beautiful conversation which will show that level of  understanding in terms of romance and pleasure  between couples!


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